Dragoman Marsh Birdwatching

Highlights

  • Enjoy a full-day birdwatching at the Bulgarian largest karst wetland complex;
  • Spot birds both in rocky limestone hills and in a mosaic of wetland habitats;
  • Follow the spring migration along the Via Aristotelis flyway;

 

Tour logistics:

Pick-up: 7:00 from your accommodation
Total transfer time: 2-3 hrs
Tour lenght: 7-8 hrs

 

Tour description

In the morning you will be picked up from your hotel and transferred (1,20hrs one way) westwards to the biggest Karst marsh in Bulgaria. The checklist here is especially varied in spring and autumn as this wetland lies along the Via Aristotelis flyway and a big number of migrants use it as a stop-over. The composition of the breeding bird fauna is also quite diverse, considering also the presence of lower and higher Karst hills surrounding the marsh.
 

Expected highlights in summer (end of May-July): Bittern, Little Bittern, Purple Heron, Great Egret, Long-legged Buzzard, Marsh Harrier, Short-toed Eagle, Water Rail, Ferruginous Duck, Black-headed Bunting, Ortolan Bunting, Rock Bunting, Sombre Tit, Rock Thrush, Great Reed Warbler, Savi’s Warbler, Lesser Grey Shrike, Short-toed Lark, Isabelline Wheatear, Stonechat, Black-headed Yellow Wagtail, Crag Martin etc.


Expected highlights during migration (April-end of May; August-September): Bittern, Little Bittern, Black Stork, Purple Heron, Great Egret, Little Egret, Squacco Heron, Pygmy Cormorant, Long-legged Buzzard, Red-footed Falcon, Montague’s Harrier, Marsh Harrier, Short-toed Eagle, Honey Buzzard, Black Kite, Water Rail, Ferruginous Duck, Black-headed Bunting, Ortolan Bunting, Rock Bunting, Sombre Tit, Great Reed Warbler, Savi’s Warbler, Lesser Grey Shrike, Short-toed Lark, Isabelline Wheatear, Crag Martin etc.
 

Prices:

1 person – 125 Euro; 2-3 persons – 75 Euro/person; 4+ persons - 60 Euro/person

What's included:

  • Private transfers
  • Pick-up/drop off at any location in Sofia
  • English-speaking guide
  • Use of spotting scope

What's not included: 

  • Meals and beverages 
  • Gratuities

Please Note:

Walking on grassland with tall grass and on karts fields; some swampy parts exist in spring (could be avoided if needed); sunscreen lotion and sun hat in summer; light hiking boots; lightweight jacket; rain jacket; long trousers; lunchpack and a bottle of water; 

For inquiries and booking please contact us at: info@traventuria.com or phone us at: +359 2 489 08 85