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Oli Reville reports after a successful Bulgaria in Spring tour

June 10: Oli Reville reports after a successful Bulgaria in Spring tour

Bird of prey enthusiast looking for a spring vacation? Our 2024 Bulgaria in Spring tour recorded 21 species of birds of prey, from the huge Eurasian Griffon Vulture to the rare Eastern Imperial Eagle. Of course there were plenty of other avian highlights, with Wallcreeper, 8 species of Woodpecker, and rare European species like Sombre Tit, Masked Shrike, Paddyfield Warbler, Olive-tree Warbler, Pygmy Cormorant, Pied and Isabelline Wheatears, Semicollared Flycatcher, and Black-headed Bunting all featuring during the tour.  

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Egyptian Vulture: Egyptian Vulture is one of three vulture species possible on this trip, all rare breeders in Bulgaria

Eleonora's Falcon: A raptor which spends half the year in Madagascar and a rare sighting on our tour

Eurasian Hobby: This rapid dragonfly hunter gave amazing views on the Black Sea coast

European Honey Buzzard: A long distance migrant and beautiful bird of prey  

Griffon Vulture: A giant of the skies above Bulgaria, now doing better than ever in the Rhodope Mountains

Lesser Kestrel: A rare breeding species in the country but with very good views available at their nest site

Lesser Spotted Eagle: Another migratory species and seen regularly on our tour

Red-footed Falcon: One of Europe's most beautiful birds of prey

Black Woodpecker: Europe's largest woodpecker and a real experience to watch

Olive-tree Warbler: Not only found in Olive Trees but a very rare breeding species in Europe

Pied Wheatear: The east coast of Bulgaria is the best place to see this gorgeous species

Pygmy Cormorant: A unique looking bird with a very restricted range in southeastern Europe.  

Wallcreeper: An iconic species for any birder and the primary highlight of our tour

Posted: June 10, 2024