A 9-day wildlife holiday to Bulgaria’s south-western mountain ranges in search of the most desirable species of butterflies on the Balkan peninsula. Day 1: The tour starts in early afternoon from Sofia, as tour participants will be picked up from their hotels in the area or Sofia Airport until 14.00 h (2pm). Then we will transfer south […]
Bulgaria hosts one of the most stable populations of the Brown Bear in Europe. About 800 animals inhabit the mountains in the central and southwestern parts of the country.
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.
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.
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.