Tour At A Glance





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Fairly Relaxed with some early mornings

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Ten plus Leaders

Semi-collared Flycatcher Egyptian Vulture Levant Sparrowhawk Night Heron Pied Wheatear Lesser Spotted Eagle Red-breasted Flycatcher

Bulgaria - Brilliant Balkan Birding!

Date: 5th - 14th May 2022 (SPACES)
Leaders: Steve Cale and Dimiter Georgiev



Masked Shrike
In recent years birding has really taken off in Bulgaria, but this is not really surprising when one considers the species that can be seen in this birding paradise. The country is dotted with fishpond systems and many small and bigger rivers which makes for excellent breeding habitat for many water birds and reed bed passerines. The dozens of reserves in the country and also many unprotected areas with their variety of landscape, birds, plants and insects in a small country such as Bulgaria, mark it out as a leading European country for birding. The climate is typically continental in Northern Bulgaria and Dobrudza region, which means warm summers and cold winters. Along the Black Sea coast the winter is not so severe and the summer is not so hot. In the high mountains the climate is typical with long and cold winter and shorter spring and summer. Along the southern border with Turkey and Greece the Mediterranean influence is tactile. One of the most important sources of foreign income in Bulgaria is tourism and so most of the country is geared up to receiving and looking after visitors and that includes birders. Yet, many regions of Bulgaria are still rather under developed with farmland that still hosts good numbers of birds. The weather at this time of year is invariably warm, whilst water levels are low, making for excellent shorebird watching conditions. Our carefully planned itinerary will take you to the many wonderful reserves in this fascinating and beautiful nation. Walks are mostly over easy terrain with short walks, though there are one or two slightly steeper climbs but should not pose any problem with anything other than the most basic level of fitness. Steve Cale will lead this tour with local guide Dimiter Georgiev, and you can expect to see between 175 – 200 species.


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