Short-toed Eagle © Iordan Hristov

September birding trip: day 1 – Short-toed Eagle

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I just started a new birding trip hired by Naturetrek and its local operator Pandion Tours. For only a couple of days i will be guiding a group of 12 birders around the Eastern Rhodope mountains and further east towards the coast.…
Sunset in Trikeri, Greece © Iordan Hristov

Greece 2015

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Greece 2015 Greece 2015 was great. It was a family holiday but managed to get enough time for some landscape images and taste some gorgeous food. I had a fantastic ten day holiday in the area of Pelion.…

New Bulgaria bird checklist

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The Bulgarian National Rarities Committee (BUNARCO) just published an update of the birds recorded in Bulgaria. This is the second edition of the list up to December 31, 2014. The new Bulgaria bird checklist includes nine new additions: Pink footed Goose Anser brachyrhynchus, Lesser Sand Plover Calidris mongolus, Wilson’s Phalarope Phalaropus tricolor, Isabelline Shrike Lanius isabellinus, Greenish Warbler Phylloscopus trochiloides, Dusky Thrush Turdus naumanni, Black-throated Accentor Prunella atrogularis, Red-fronted Serin Serinus pusillus, Cretzschmar’s Bunting Emberiza caesia.…

Four day birdwatching trip, day 3 – 25.07.2015

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Madzharovo – the volcano crater We started at 6.30 a.m. to make use of the cool weather and drove for a mile to reach our place for the pre breakfast birding. It was rather fresh and soon birds starting appearing.…
birding trip in Bulgaria

Four day birdwatching trip, day 2 – 24.07.2015

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Trigrad – Kardzhali – Madzharovo We started at 6.30 with a pre breakfast walk around the hotel grounds. Once we came out of the yard our attention was attracted by some alarm calls coming from the river.…
Dotterel © Iordan Hristov

Bird survey in Norway: day 18, 21.06.2015 – Dotterel

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What a day! The whole issue for the key to the barrier turned out to not that much of an issue. It took me about 15 min walking on a road to get to the place where i left my car last year so the whole fuss was really not worth it.…

Bird survey in Norway : day 17, 20.06.2015

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The night felt fairly warm. I never thought i would say that but it was. May be because of the midnight sun. Mind you it was 1 degree Celsius in the morning which is lowest since i am here. However it didn’t feel so cold.…