A long weekend tour focused on Red-breasted geese wintering in Bulgaria’s northern Black sea coast. Bulgarian winters are relatively mild, which makes it perfect place for a number of birds to spend the winter here. Every year in January and February almost the whole population of Red-breasted geese fly to the wheat fields around Durankulak, near the Romanian border to find a safe place to feed and rest in the cold months. Other highlights of the tour are – White-tailed and Great spotted eagle, Rough-legged buzzard and Hen harrier, Goshawk, Merlin, Black-throated and Red-throated divers, Pallas’s gull, Lesser white-fronted geese.
Arrive at Varna airport and transfer to our hotel in Kavarna. Depending on flight times we’ll do some birding on the way, stopping at a small marsh near Varna and then calling at Balchik harbour to check for some interesting gulls.
We’ll start early morning today to try getting the unforgettable site of huge flocks of White fronted and Red breasted geese taking off from their safe ground for the night and heading to feeding fields. Later we’ll try to get closer to some Red-breasted geese flocks and try to locate Lesser white-fronted geese among others.
Another day in the area of Durankulak, looking for Red-breasted geese with option to go south at Shabla to see more wintering wildfowl and check for occasionally visiting Great black-headed gull .
Transfer to Varna airport for taking flight back home.
Best period: January - February
Group size: 3 - 6 people
Cost: 650 Euro