Monday, 17 May 2010

Birding Tour: Hungary in Autumn

Click this link for details of Heatherlea's 2010 Autumn Birding Tour to Hungary: Huge migration of Common Cranes, White-tailed Eagle, Eastern Imperial Eagle, Saker, Long-legged Buzzard, wildfowl, waders and a host of woodpeckers.

Monday, 10 May 2010

Special Birds: Red-breasted Geese

Great shot of Red-breasted Geese Branta ruficollis in flight by Pete Ferrara. Taken on the Black Sea coast in Bulgaria in autumn/fall 2009.

Saturday, 1 May 2010

Destinations: Pirin - Bulgaria

Now here is a rugged place for you! The Pirin range is in south-west Bulgaria. There are forests of conifer and broadleaved at lower levels and bar rock and scree higher up. All in all this scenic area is suited to a hiking, walking, birding trip not a quick visit. Birds include Alpine Chough, Alpine Accentor, Alpine Swift, Crag Martin and Rock Bunting. In the forests there are Ural Owls and Black, Grey-headed and White-backed Woodpeckers. With luck you might even find Shore Lark or Wallcreeper here. The best approach to the western Pirin is in the south-west via the towns of Blagoevgrad and Sandanski. Bansko is the region's hiking and skiing base. Photo Mladen Vasilev.