Natural Leaders in Western Palearctic

Eastern Europe / Bulgaria

Bulgaria is one of the most exciting countries in Europe for birdwatching and wildlife tours. The country boasts of scenic landscapes, nice churches and monasteries, traditional villages and rich nature reserves. Habitats are really varied; within short distances you can experience alpine mountain meadows, spectacular river valleys, vast coniferous and beech forests, Mediterranean shrubs, wetlands, shallow coastal lakes and lagoons.

Our Spring round trips take you to the best places in the country from the high Vitosha Mountains to the Black Sea Coast. Central Balkan National Park incorporates alpine habitats and huge beech forests close to the capital, Sofia. The Rhodope Mountains are famous for scenic gorges giving home to Wallcreeper and vultures visiting feeding sites. The Sakar and Strandja Mountains along the Turkish border are a paradise for raptors and have an extraordinary diversity of fauna and flora. The Black Sea Coast is characterized by shallow lakes, coastal sand dunes, huge grasslands and beautiful riverine forests.

Our winter trip concentrates on Lake Durankulak and its environments as the most reliable site for masses of wintering Red-breasted Geese. The trip is combined with the Black Sea Coast of Romania and offers extensions to the Southern Carpathian Mountains or a boat trip in the Danube Delta. We also offer trips to Bulgaria specifically tailored to your needs, making the tour shorter or adding some extra habitats or days.


Tours to Bulgaria

  • Vultures and Pelicans

    Bulgaria in spring 9 days



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  • Tens of thousands of Red-breasted Geese

    Bulgaria and Romania in winter, 7-10 days

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European Shag

Pygmy Cormorant

Glossy Ibis

Dalmatian Pelican

White Pelican

Red-breasted Goose

Ruddy Shelduck

White-headed Duck

Egyptian Vulture

Griffon Vulture

European Black Vulture

Short-toed Eagle

Pallid Harrier

Levant Sparrowhawk

Long-legged Buzzard

Lesser Spotted Eagle

Booted Eagle

Golden Eagle

Red-footed Falcon



Collared Pratincole

Broad-billed Sandpiper

Marsh Sandpiper

Pallas's Gull

Scops Owl

Eagle Owl

Ural Owl

Alpine Swift

Pallid Swift




9 woodpecker species

Crag Martin

Red-rumped Swallow

Tawny Pipit

Water Pipit

Alpine Accentor

Thrush Nightingale

Pied Wheatear

Black-eared Wheatear

Isabelline Wheatear

Rock Thrush

Blue Rock Thrush

Ring Ouzel

Paddyfield Warbler

Olive-tree Warbler

Balkan Warbler

Semi-collared Flycatcher

Sombre Tit

Western Rock Nuthatch


Lesser Grey Shrike

Woodchat Shrike

Masked Shrike


Rosy Starling

Spanish Sparrow

Common Crossbill


Rock Bunting

Ortolan Bunting

Black-headed Bunting