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 …

Semi-collared Flycatcher by Mladen Vasilev

Woodpeckers, Owls and Grouse

If you wish to join one of our scheduled Woodpeckers, Owls and Grouse Trips, please check the availability. Download the check-list of birds likely to be seen on this tour.

Eurasian Pygmy Owl by Simeon Gigov

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!

White-tailed Eagle and Eurasian Griffon Vulture

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.

Rock Partridges by Eric Janssen

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.

Dalmatian Pelican & Great White Pelican by Johan Oli Hilmarsson

Wallcreeper

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

Wallcreepers by Mladen Vasilev

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.

Lesser Spotted Eagle by Dimiter Georgiev

Red-breasted Goose

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

Red-breasted Geese by Mladen Vasilev

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.

Black-headed Bunting by Mladen Vasilev

Winter Birding in Bulgaria

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.

Red-breasted Geese by Mladen Vasilev