Rila Primrose

Natural history trip in Bulgaria: day 2

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Day 2 Route: Panichishte – Borovets – Musala chalet – Panichishte Weather: 15 Degrees C., sunny, light breeze at times. Today is our first full day of this Natural History tour around South-Westen Bulgaria and Northern Greece.…
Common Rosefinch image

Natural history trip in Bulgaria: day 1

Today, June 20th,  starts a new 11-day Natural History trip around South-Western Bulgaria and Northern Greece. After postponing this trip for several years, it is finally a fact! A group of 14 German naturalists arrived in Sofia!…
Eastern Imperial Eagle

Birdwatching trip in Bulgaria 2023: day 10 of 10

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Day 10: June 2nd Route: Tuylenovo – Sofia This is our last day of the trip and we have to travel to Sofia. One participant needed to leave earlier because of her flight so Stan kindly agreed to drive her to the bus leaving from Varna.…
Isabelline Wheatear

Birdwatching trip in Bulgaria 2023: day 9 of 10

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Day 9: June 1st Route: Tuylenovo – Kaliakra cape After the exciting day yesterday, today it feels very quiet. We started with the usual pre-breakfast walk but didn’t add any new birds.…
Booted Warbler

Birdwatching trip in Bulgaria 2023: day 8 of 10

Day 8th: May 31st Route: Shabla and Durankulak lakes Today was another absolutely memorable day! Something more, it is a day that will take us in the history of birding in Bulgarian ornithology!…
Semi-collared Flycatcher

Birdwatching trip in Bulgaria 2023: day 7 of 10

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Day 7: May 30th Route: Burgas – Tuylenovo We started our journey to the North straight after breakfast. Our first planned stop was in just over an hour so we zoomed directly to a fantastic woodland to look for Semi-collared Flycatcher and Middle spotted Woodpecker.…
Penduline Tit

Birdwatching trip in Bulgaria 2023: day 6 of 10

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Day 6: May 29th Route: around Burgas wetlands It was a very wet day! Rain until lunch time and luckily, it cleared up in the afternoon and we managed to see 92 different birds. Not bad for a rainy day!…

Birdwatching trip in Bulgaria 2023: day 5 of 10

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Day 5: May 28th Route: Burgas Wetlands Today we decided to have a lay in and we started the day with birding after breakfast. It was overcast and about to rain any minute now. Luckily the forecast for the afternoon was promising better weather.…
Booted Eagle in flight image

Birdwatching trip in Bulgaria 2023: day 4 of 10

Day 4: May 27th Route: Madzharovo – Burgas Today has got to be the raptors’ day! We saw a great selection of raptors including some of our main targets! Read on to see which were the birds! Before breakfast we drove to the bottom of the caldera where the town of Madzharovo was established.…

Birdwatching trip in Bulgaria 2023: day 3 of 10

Day 3: May 26th Route: Krumovgrad – Potochnitsa – Madzharovo “This was the best day so far”, said one of the participants at the dinner table! Read on to see why! We started with our usual pre-breakfast walk around the hotel in Krumovgrad.…