One-day Birding Around Sofia

Black-headed Bunting by Mladen Vasilev

This birding trip will bring you to a great variety of habitats around Sofia, the Bulgarian capital, like conifer and broad-leaved forests in the mountains, high mountain meadows, marshlands, steppe and Karst areas.


Some of the key species of birds to be seen during the trip:

Great Bittern, Little Bittern, Purple Heron, Great White Egret, Ferruginous Duck, Garganey, Long-legged Buzzard, Short-toed Eagle, Little Crake, Corncrake, Water Rail, European Bee-eater, Eurasian Hoopoe, White-backed Woodpecker (ssp. lilfordi), Black Woodpecker, Grey-headed Woodpecker, Syrian Woodpecker, Calandra Lark, Tawny Pipit, Water Pipit, Black-headed Yellow Wagtail, Red-breasted Flycatcher, Semi-collared Flycatcher, Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush, Ring Ouzel (ssp. alpestris), Isabelline Wheatear, Sombre Tit, Black-headed Bunting, Ortolan Bunting, Rock Bunting and many others.

Departure time: ~ 8.00 h
End of tour: ~ 18:00 – 19:00 h


Firecrest by Mladen Vasilev
Firecrest by Mladen Vasilev

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