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(We also have another tour in winter and spring, more info here)

Activity: Ornithology and bird watching in Bulgaria.
Duration: 8 days to choose between 1 July and 20 August 2019.

This is a journey for this specific offer, but if you want other dates or duration, Please tell us your query by Custom quote request.

A trip with an impressive check list 263 species within 8 days, thanks to the variety of ecosystems found in Bulgaria and with the help of our local guides ornithologists. Therefore travel to Bulgaria is the best choice to see rare and this paradise is just 3,5 hour flight from Spain.

nubica shrike in forest

There will only be 2 long journeys by road while traveling and hiking are easy to moderate walks. We will have enough time in nature to find our target and we will spend most of the day doing that that is what we like, search and birdwatching. However besides birds, since it will be Summer, we see good specimens of butterflies and even the common Jackal (Canis aureus) .

 

On birds that can be seen, below we have only mentioned some of the species that can not be seen in Spain. To name a few: Eastern imperial eagle (Aquila heliaca), Black hawk (Accipiter brevipes), Ratoneros fun (Buteo rufinus); Shrike nubica (Lanius nubicus), Sitta Neumayer, Chukar partridge (Alectoris chukar), Escribano cabezinegro (Emberiza melanocephala), Bearish Pelicans and White, Pygmy Cormorant (Microcarbo pygmeus), Flycatcher semicollarino (Ficedula semitorquata), Papamoscas papirojo (Small eater), Pious Collalba (Oenanthe pleschanka), Carbonero dreary (Poecile lugubris) and Collaba isabel (Oenanthe isabellina) and many other.

detailed itinerary:

Day 1 - Pick up at Sofia Airport and transfer by road to the mountain in the Eastern Rhodopes, where for 2 nights we stay in the small town of Krumovgrad. The transfer takes about road 4,5 hours but can make several stops along the way for birdwatching. Accommodation at Krumovgrad .

Day 2 - Spend the day in a valley near Krumovgrad 15 minutes away. This valley has a quiet and bucolic landscape rich in birds and other nature. Here we look for the black Gavilan, Shrike nubica, Pale Zarcero, Great Zarcero, Eastern Warbler, Sitta Neumayer, Chukar partridge, Alcaudón chico, Escribano cabecinegro and many others.

Escribano cabecinegro © Emil Enchev

Escribano cabecinegro © Emil Enchev

rock Nuthatch sitta neumayer

Sitta Neumayer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 3 - We continue by road to the east and in a few hours we reached the mountain Sakar. There will seek the imperial eagle, Aguila pomerana, Ratoneros fun, Syrian Pico, Orphean Warbler, Zarcero icterino, again the largest nubica Zarcero and the Shrike and chukar partridge. Accommodation in Topolovgrad.

 

Aguila pomerana

Aguila pomerana

Syrian Pico

Syrian Pico

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Days 4 Y 5 - Spend the morning doing sighting in this area looking for species that might not be the day before, then transfer to the coast of Black Sea (some 2 hours) to reach Burgas Wetlands, that are 4 másotros great many smaller lakes. They seek the Dalmatian Pelican and white Pelican, Pygmy Cormorant, Canelo jar and Lesser Spotted Eagle. At this time there is an abundance of shorebirds and I particularly look for the Sandpiper falcinelo, Terek Sandpipers and Redshank fine, también of Falaropo picofino, Canastera possibly alinegra and many others.

Dalmatian Pelican

Dalmatian Pelican

Falaropo picofino

Falaropo picofino

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flying around us minke Fumarel and Caspian Gull be found while among the passerines the papirrojo and Pied Flycatcher include necking, and possibly sallow Lavandera and red-throated Pipit. Also we look for some small forests in other species star Bulgaria, I collared the Pied.

Citrine Wagtail

Citrine Wagtail

Collared flycatcher

Collared flycatcher

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 6 - Today we visited the nearby Cape Emine, an hour north. Here we look pious Collalba, Carbonero gloomy and possibly carmine Bullfinch. Many of the species mentioned yesterday are also found in this area and spend some time to mak sightings in Black Sea from the coast. In the afternoon we drive to the hinterland, making stops along the way to spot any kind and eventually spending the night in the town of Gabarevo.

Carbonero dreary

Carbonero dreary

Bullfinch carmine

Bullfinch carmine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 7 - We look for the gray-headed woodpecker nearby hotel, Collalba isabel, Hawk warbler and marsh warbler and many other species. In the afternoon we will look for the elusive partridge, For which we give a moderate hike of about 3km along a path. Other species are the Buzzard Moor and hopefully we will be able to see the Pico dorsiblanco, spp. liffordi. When we are ready, an hour's drive takes us to the village of Mirkovo, spend the night. Dinner and early withdrawal because we get up very early the next day.

Gray-headed woodpecker

Gray-headed woodpecker

Collalba isabel

Collalba isabel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 8 - Transfer of an hour to the airport for departure.

Note: This is a birding trip in which if desired photograph should carry at least lenses 300 mm and a stable tripod, the bean bags can be borrowed upon request in advance. In lakes, a wide angle, and a zoom of 70-200 It would be very useful. We also make specific trips for nature photographers, contact us.

PRICES.

Prices taxes included (Local guided-English speaking ornithologist, transport, hotel and breakfast) :

Group of 2 a 3 people: 1.322,00 € / person

Group of 4 a 6 people: 1.168,00 € / person

Supplement room single use: 145,00 €

 

What includes:

• Reception at Sofia airport on arrival. • Guide service / translator / instructor throughout the program. • Transfers as per itinerary in air-conditioned car with driver throughout the program. • fuel costs, parking and tolls. • Accommodation • Breakfast. • Transfer to Sofia airport on day of departure. • Administration fees.

What is not included:

• Plane tickets. • Footwear and sportswear staff for activities. • Because it is optional for every traveler: Tickets to museums, monasteries, iglesias, strengths and services chairlift and gondola. • Optional excursions. • Travel Assistance Insurance, with own toppings for activity, or rescue. Price approx. It is 35,00 € per person, total para 8 days. We recommend that you hire for your safety and peace of mind, if you want we can recommend you the insurance that best suits your program activities. • Tips and personal expenses. • The beverages of all kinds, lunch or dinner.

 

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