This exciting 5 day Bulgaria bird photography holiday, includes a 4-night stay at a wonderful accommodation. The dates have been specifically chosen for the best activity and the busy feeding period at the woodland drinking pools and wader birds descending on the lakes.
Deposit: £200 per person | Dates: 20th – 24th May 2019 | Group Size: 3
The wildlife photography hides are located about 10 km from Dimitrovgrad in a mixed forest with prevailing oak and acacia trees, densely populated habitat for many interesting species mainly songbirds.
Positioned north-northeast, in the early morning there is a slight backlight, and good light illuminating the main areas where most bird like to land throughout the day.
We can expect to see a huge array of species at the drinking pools including.
Hoopoe, Bee-Eaters, Song Thrush, Hawfinch, Common Nightingale, Semi-collared flycatcher, Syrian Woodpecker, European Green Woodpecker, Red-backed Shrike, Masked Shrike.
These are joined by: European Jay, Levant Sparrowhawk, European scoops owl, Little egret, grey heron, black and white storks, night heron, lots of species of waders, black-winged stilt , little bittern, and kingfisher among many more species.
*Our itinerary is subject to change & is to be considered provisional, however change is unlikely.
Scott Latham & Bogdan Boev
Sofia International Airport
The feeding grounds are managed by Bogdan Boev. They lay on the beautiful wetlands and woodlands of the migration routes around the Marica river, Bulgaria.
Day 1 You will be welcomed by your photography tour leader at Sofia airport, where we will transfer to our accommodation.
Days 2-4 After an early breakfast we transfer to our photographic location in the heart of the Bulgarian wetlands for some stunning scenes as waders, kingfishers, storks, herons and coypus among others can be captured at eye level.
In the afternoon, we’ll enter the stunning hides in beautiful surrounding and watch as the spring heat brings down a huge array of species down to the drinking pools.
Day 5 After breakfast (depending on your flight time) You will be picked up and transferred to the Airport for the onward flight.
Booking on my wildlife photography workshops or nature holidays is simple.
Please complete the enquiry form on this page with you full name, email, and details on your booking, i.e number of people etc.
A member of our team will then be in contact with a booking confirmation email. If you have selected pay deposit only option, you balance will be due 6 weeks before departure.
Alternatively, you can complete the enquiry form and we’ll respond to your email ASAP.
Tour Cost: £750 per person | Deposit: £200 per person
Please be aware that the walk from the car to the feeding grounds is over snow covered groups. However, the pathway is fairly flat and is only a few meters long.
Temperatures can be as low as -20c so warm clothing and several layers is a must. Although when you are inside the hides it will be warm and cosy with the log burning fires.