The Eastern Rhodopes is a mountain of rolling hillsides alternating with rugged landscape of jagged peaks, towering cliffs and sparsely vegetated, boulder-strewn slopes. Exceptional biodiversity – a result of the impact of the Mediterranean and continental climate – is concentrated in a small area. The diversity of birds of prey is amazing – 36 species of the 39 recorded in Europe can be seen there. However, the most spectacular feature of the region is the colony of Griffon Vultures.
If you wish to join our scheduled Spring Birding and Photography Tour in Romania, please check the availability. Download the check-list of birds likely to be seen on this tour.
This tour will take you to the pristine coniferous forests of the Rila National Park, where male Capercaillies gather to their leks to display and attract females. The main target of this tour is to photograph displaying male Capercaillies at their lek. There are several males at one of the spots, but one especially has lost […]
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 Great White Pelicans, Dalmatian […]
A tour to the spectacular Trigrad Gorge – probably the most reliable place in Europe to enjoy and photograph the evasive Wallcreepers On this tour we concentrate our efforts on photographing breeding pairs of Wallcreeper on the limestone cliffs of the Trigrad Gorge in the Western Rhodope Mountains. Depending on the success at the […]
This is a photography tour focusing on two main bird species – the Dalmatian Pelican and the Griffon Vulture. To take photos of Dalmatian Pelican we visit either the Bourgas wetlands in the South-eastern Bulgaria or Lake Kerkini in northern Greece, depending on the winter conditions and your preferences, and for Griffon Vultures we visit the Eastern Rhodope Mountains in southern Bulgaria.
A 12-day bird photography tour providing excellent conditions to take pictures of colourful and attractive European birds, like the European Roller, European Bee-eater, Wallcreeper, Black-headed Bunting, Red-backed Shrike, Semi-collared Flycatcher, Pied Wheatear, Penduline Tit, Eurasian Golden Oriole and many others.