Birdwatching Bulgaria information
Birdwatching Bulgaria runs numerous birding trips throughout the year, headed by professional, English-speaking guides. For those with minimal time, the one-day trip around Sofia (€80) takes in Vitosha Nature Park and/or Dragoman Marsh, some 35km west of the capital, where possible sightings include ferruginous ducks, sedge warblers and black woodpeckers. More dedicated bird-watchers can book onto longer tours, such as the eight-day Southern Bulgaria tour (€680 per person full board, for a group of two) where you’ll have the chance to spot rarer species including the Squacco heron and Imperial eagle. The company also offers bear-watching tours and specialised excursions concentrating on botany; see the website for the full list of options.