During this exciting new workshop we will be photographing a variety of (mainly) bird species in the mountains of Bulgaria. I’m running this trip with well known Bulgarian nature photographer Emil Enchev, who has a great knowledge of the local wildlife and has been working will all the species we will be photographing for many years. We will be working mainly from well-established hides. Our main target species will be Golden Eagle, Griffon Vulture, Raven, Goshawk and Buzzard. The hides are also frequented by many species of small birds such as; larks, buntings, finches and tits. One of the hides regularly provides excellent opportunities to photograph sparrowhawk. Other possible species that we may encounter from the hides include sea eagle, red fox and wolf, which are all frequent visitors but are less easy to guarantee. We will also be able to photograph wintering long-eared owls at a site where up to forty birds can be present! On our arrival day we will drive up to the top of a mountain to photograph nutcrackers.
Please bear in mind that you are always reliant upon the subject and weather conditions when photographing wildlife and that good opportunities can never be guaranteed. The hides that we use are well established and have provided excellent photographic opportunities over the years. All of the species mentioned above are regular visitors with perhaps the wolf being the least likely to show (perhaps a 20% chance).
Transport from Sofia airport, single occupancy en-suite rooms, all meals and most drinks
Flights, additional alcoholic drinks, travel & photographic insurance