On this tour you have excellent chances to see all the 22 breeding raptors in Bulgaria plus several passing, non-breeding and vagrant species, including: Eurasian Black Vulture, Eurasian Griffon Vulture, Egyptian Vulture, Short-toed Eagle, Booted Eagle, Eastern Imperial Eagle, Golden Eagle, Saker Falcon, Peregrine Falcon, Long-legged Buzzard, European Honey Buzzard, Montagu’s Harrier, Red-footed Falcon and Levant Sparrowhawk.
A fortnight spring birding tour, exploring some of the most beautiful, bird-rich landscapes in Europe – the Black Sea coast, the Rhodopes, the Central Balkan and the Vitosha Mountains.
The tour focuses on the spectacular spring migration of hundreds of thousand of birds of prey, water birds and passerines along the Black Sea Flyway, known as the Via Pontica. The tour also allows to enjoy the song and display of the resident birds and the early arriving breeders. Day 1 Arrival at Varna or […]
This tour gives a great opportunity to see all the 9 species of woodpeckers, occurring in Europe, plus some elusive species of owls and grouse, staying high in the wish-list of many birders. We begin this tour exploring the Rila Mountains. This is landscape of exceptional natural beauty, boasting high peaks over 2500 m, […]
An utterly rewarding trip, designed for birders keen enough to neglect the cold! The northernmost part of the Bulgarian Black Sea coast – Coastal Dobroudzha – is famous for being the wintering ground for hundreds of thousands of wild geese, among which almost the whole population of the globally threatened Red-breasted Goose. In the […]
This tour is run in the area of Lake Kerkini, Northern Greece. Nestled picturesquely between two separate mountain ranges, Lake Kerkini is one of the true jewels of European birding and the core of a nature reserve that is a relatively unexplored wonderland of beauty and biological diversity. Plenty of White and Dalmatian pelicans, Greater […]
We run this 4-day tour either in the Balkan or the Pirin Mountains – two of the highest mountains on the Balkans. We choose the location depending on the chances to see the Rock Partridge there in the respective year. To increase our chances of seeing this impressive, but rather shy bird we start early […]