Bulgarian Birdwatching Holidays


Outstanding bird watching in the delightful setting of Bulgaria’s premier coastal resort of Albena.

Enjoy a diverse habitat including lakes, forests, plain and the sea all within one hour of the resort.

“Branta-Tours” offers that mix of excellent birdwatching and accommodation in Bulgaria’s top Black Sea Resort of “ALBENA”
Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast has extraordinary bird-life all year including up to 50,000 Red-breasted Geese in winter, most exciting spring and autumn migration and numerous Eastern European breeding specialities. ALBENA offers outstanding bird watching all year with seven species of Woodpecker resident and Hawfinch and Golden Oriole both common. Other specialities include Olive-tree Warbler, Pied Wheatear, Semi-collared Flycatcher and Lesser Spotted Eagle. Passage can be outstanding with thousands of Raptors, Storks and Pelicans over flying the resort.

Seven-night Holidays, for only Euro 785.00 (not including flights)
Price includes:
- Half-board in Albena’s top 4* Hotel, the Dobrudja.
- Collection from and return to Varna airport.
- Full day trips from Albena to outstanding local birdwatching sites.
- Your guide Pavel Simeonov, one of Bulgaria’s most knowledgeable ornithologists who speaks fluent English and lives locally.

We also offer day-trips for people staying at “Albena” and “Golden Sands” to visit some of the most important wetlands in Europe and discover the outstanding wildlife on the Black Sea coast, all within one hour of the resort.
For only 57 Euro per person enjoy full day trip leaving the resort at 09:00 AM and returning at 06:00 PM.

Day Booking Birding Trips include:
- Full days excursions from your resort.
- Expert guidance from one of Bulgaria’s leading ornithologists, Pavel Simeonov.
- Trips include visits to Batova forest to see seven species of Woodpecker, three species of Eagle and many Eastern-European speciality woodland birds. In spring the forest is alive with the song of nightingale and many other forest birds.
- Discover the world’s most important wetland habitat for the globally threatened Red-breasted goose and many notable ducks and waders.
- We also visit the Black Sea coast and observe many rare birds that inhabit this area including various terns and shearwaters. In spring and autumn there is a spectacular migration of eagles, storks and pelicans. We can also see three species of dolphins as they play just of the sea shore.
- Enjoy the spectacular wild flowers and butterflies in the spring and summer.

Lunch will be taken at beautiful Bulgarian restaurant that serves traditional local specialities.

*NEW Our special offer: Two Day Overnight Trips staying at the exclusive lakeside accomodation at Branta Visitor Centre located just close to Durankulak protected area - the world’s most important wetland habitat for the globally threatened Red-breasted Geese and many notable ducks, waders and breeding passerines including Paddyfield Warbler.

It has never been easier to reach the Bulgaria’s Black Sea as British Airways now flies direct to VARNA (just south of Albena). Another option could be to take a charter flight offered by balkanholidays.co.uk (e-mail: res@balkannholidays.co.uk) from May to September. It is also possible to fly to Burgas or Bucarest. For this we take an extra charge of EUR 50 to cover the tour leader’s travel expenses.



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