BIRDWATCHING TOURS in Bulgaria

Balkan Specialties

A 4-day tour along the Bulgarian Black Sea coast, focusing on the observation of some of the most targeted species of birds in Southeastern Europe …

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Woodpeckers, Owls and Grouse

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, […]

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Birds of Prey

On this tour you have excellent chances to see all the 22 breeding raptors in Bulgaria plus several passing, non-breeding and vagrant species!

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Rock Partridge

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 in the morning, before dawn.

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Spring Migration

A tour exploring the spectacular spring migration along the Black Sea coast with thousands of pelicans, rare birds of prey and passerines and many other eastern delights! This tour allows you to enjoy the song and displays of resident and early arriving breeders.

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Wallcreeper

A short break in Bulgaria’s magnificent Trigrad Gorge – probably the most reliable place in Europe to find and enjoy this exciting bird.

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Autumn Migration

A tour focusing on the spectacular annual migration of thousands of birds of prey, pelicans, storks and passerines along the Black Sea Flyway, known as the Via Pontica.

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Red-breasted Goose

An utterly rewarding trip, designed for birders keen enough to neglect the cold!

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Classic Spring Birding

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.

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Winter Birding

Every year hundreds of thousands of wild geese, among which almost the whole population of the globally threatened Red-breasted Goose, choose the north-eastern corner of Bulgaria to spend the winter.

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