Around the Durankulak and Shabla lakes in north-east Bulgaria, between 20,000 and 30,000 Red-breasted Geese can be seen in January and February, making up virtually the whole global population. It is a flat terrain, and happily the moderate climate, proximity to the sea, nearby winter wheat fields, and two freshwater lakes provide the best circumstances for the species to survive the winter.
You may take in the breathtaking winter concentrations of Red-breasted Geese throughout the course of these three days. You won't find anything like it anyplace else. We will have enough time to tour the area after your arrival at the airport in Varna. We will witness roughly 80 other species in addition to the Red-breasted Geese.
They will include the Lesser White-fronted Goose, Pygmy Cormorant, Long-legged Buzzard, Rough-legged Buzzard, White-tailed Eagle, Merlin, Hen Harrier, Spotted Eagle, Syrian Woodpecker, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, possibly Great Black-headed Gull, Black and Red-throated Divers, Smew, Eagle Owl, Shag, Calandra Lark, Corn Bunting, etc.
Exploring the area all day. One hour prior to sunrise, our day will begin. We'll be waiting at the lakeside observation area. The birds leave their roosting locations at sunrise. Numerous thousands of geese will fly over us. We will drive around and look for the goose feeding areas later in the morning and during the remainder of the day. We shall make an effort to approach the flocks. Of course, we'll explore the area's beaches, woodlands, and steppes in search of more fascinating species.