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Ornithology and Bird Watching in Bulgaria.

Duration: 8 days to choose between 1 of Julio and the 20 of August.

This is a trip for this specific offer, but if you want other dates or duration, please ask us your question. If you are also interested in spotting rare birds, don't miss our proposal for a Birdwatching Trip. rare birds in Bulgaria.

A trip with an impressive checklist of 263 species in only 8 days, thanks to the variety of ecosystems found in Bulgaria and with the help of our local ornithological guides. Therefore traveling to Bulgaria is the best option to see rare species and this paradise is only 3,5 flight hours from Spain.

cloud shrike in forest

There will only be 2 long road trips during the trip and the walks will be easy with moderate walks. Tendremos tiempo suficiente en la naturaleza para buscar nuestras especies objetivo y pasaremos la mayor parte del día haciendo eso que es lo que nos gusta, buscar y observar aves. No obstante además de las aves, dado que será Verano, podremos ver buenos ejemplares de mariposas e incluso el Chacal común (Canis aureus) .

 

Sobre las aves que se pueden ver, abajo sólo hemos mencionado algunas de las especies que no pueden ser vistas en España. Por citar algunas: Aguila imperial del Este (Aquila heliaca), Gavilán negro (Accipiter brevipes), Moorish buzzard (Buteo rufinus); Shrike (Lanius nubicus), Sitta neumayer, Perdiz chucar (Alectoris chukar), Escribano cabezinegro (Emberiza melanocephala), Pelícanos Ceñudo y Blanco, Pygmy cormorant (Microcarbo pygmeus), Papamoscas semicollarino (Ficedula semitorquata), Papamoscas papirojo (small eater), Pious collalba (Oenanthe pleschanka), Gloomy chickadee (Poecile lugubris) y Collaba isabel (Oenanthe isabellina) and many others.

Detailed itinerary:

Day 1 – Recogida en el aeropuerto de Sofía y traslado por carretera hasta la montaña de los Ródopes del Este, donde durante 2 nights we will stay in the small town of Krumovgrad. The road transport takes a few 4,5 hours but you can make several stops en route to watch birds. Accommodation and dinner in Krumovgrad .

Day 2 - We will spend the day in the valley near Krumovgrad at 15 minutes from the hotel. This valley has a quiet and bucolic landscape rich in birds and other nature. Here we will look for the black Gavilan, Shrike, Pale Zarcero, Big wattle, Eastern mosquito net, Sitta neumayer, Perdiz chucar, Lesser Shrike, Black-headed bunting and many others.

Written by cabecinegro © Emil Enchev

Written by cabecinegro © Emil Enchev

rock Nuthatch sitta neumayer

Sitta neumayer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 3 - We continue by road towards the East and in a couple of hours we reach the mountain of Sakar. There we will look for the Imperial Eagle, Aguila pomerana, Moorish buzzard, Syrian Peak, Curruca mirlona, Zarcero icterino, again the Great Zarcero as well as the Shrike and the Chucar Partridge. Accommodation in Topolovgrad.

 

Aguila pomerana

Aguila pomerana

Syrian Peak

Syrian Peak

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Days 4 and 5 - We will spend the morning sighting in this area looking for species that could not be seen the day before, then transfer to the Black Sea coast (nail 2 hours) to get to the Burgas Wetlands, What are they 4 large lakes plus many smaller ones. In them we will look for the frowning pelican and white pelican, Pygmy cormorant, Cinnamon jar and Pomeranian Eagle. On these dates there is an abundance of waders and we will particularly look for the Falcinelo Correlimos, Sandpipers of the Terek and Archibebe Fino, also the picofino phalarope, possibly the Alinegra Canastera and many others.

Frowning pelican

Frowning pelican

Falaropo picofino

Falaropo picofino

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flying around us will be found the White-winged Fumarel and the Caspian Gull, while the Passerines include the Red-headed Flycatcher and Collared Flycatcher., and possibly the Sallow Wagtail and Red-throated Pipit. We will also look inside some small forests for another star species from Bulgaria, the cozy flycatcher.

Sallow wagtail

Sallow wagtail

Cozy flycatcher

Cozy flycatcher

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 6 - Today we visit the nearby Cape Emine, one hour north. Here we look for the Collalba pía, Dingy Chickadee and possibly the Crimson Bullfinch. Many of the species mentioned the day before are also in this area and we will spend some time making sightings towards the Black Sea from the coast. In the afternoon we return by road to the interior of the country, making stops along the way to spot some species and finally spending the night in the town of Gabarevo.

Gloomy chickadee

Gloomy chickadee

Carmine bullfinch

Carmine bullfinch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 7 - In the vicinity of the hotel we will look for the Pito cano, Collalba isabel, Hawk Warbler and Polyglot Warbler and many other species. In the afternoon we will look for the elusive Greek Partridge, for which we will take a moderate walk of about 3km along a path. Other species will be the Moorish Busardo and with luck we will have the possibility to see the White-backed Pico, spp. liffordi. When we are ready, an hour's drive will take us to the town of Mirkovo, where we will spend the night. Farewell dinner and early withdrawal since we will get up very soon the next day.

Cano whistle

Cano whistle

Collalba isabel

Collalba isabel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 8 - One hour transfer to the airport for departure.

Note: This is a bird watching trip in which if you want to photograph them you must bring at least one 300 mm and a stable tripod, bean bags can be loaned upon request in advance. In the lakes, a wide angle, as well as a zoom of 70-200 it would be very useful. We also do specific trips for nature photographers, ask us.

PRICES.

Prices including VAT (with local English-speaking guide-ornithologist, transport, hotel and breakfast) :

Reduced price by booking with a minimum of 90 days in advance:

Group of 3 persons: 1.522,00 € / person

Group of 4 a 6 persons: 1.368,00 € / person

Single use room supplement: 145,00 €

 

What includes:

• Reception at Sofia airport upon arrival. • Guide service / translator / instructor throughout the program. • Transfers according to itinerary in a vehicle with air conditioning and driver throughout the program. • Fuel costs, parking and tolls. • Accommodation • Breakfasts. • Transfer to Sofia airport on the day of departure. • Administration fees.

What is not included:

• Plane tickets. • Footwear and personal sportswear for activities. • Because they are optional for each traveler: Entrance fees to museums, monasteries, iglesias, forts and chairlift and cable car services. • Optional excursions. • Travel assistance insurance, with own coverage for the activity, nor rescue. Its price approx. It is 35,00 € per person, total for 8 days. We recommend that you hire it for your safety and peace of mind, If you wish, we can recommend the insurance that best suits your activity program. • Tips and personal expenses. • Drinks of all kinds, lunches or dinners.

 

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