Wildlife tours in Bulgaria immerse you in an exotic mix of Europe and the Orient. Bulgaria lies on the Black Sea, north of Greece and Turkey and at a crossroads between the West and the East. This is what makes wildlife tours in Bulgaria some of the best in Europe for birding. There are more than 400 species, including half the bird species you can expect to find on the continent. Not that birds are the only exciting wildlife encounters...
Wildlife tours in Bulgaria immerse you in an exotic mix of Europe and the Orient. Bulgaria lies on the Black Sea, north of Greece and Turkey and at a crossroads between the West and the East. This is what makes wildlife tours in Bulgaria some of the best in Europe for birding. There are more than 400 species, including half the bird species you can expect to find on the continent.
Not that birds are the only exciting wildlife encounters on a wildlife holiday in Bulgaria. One hundred and ten different mammals live here, along with 38 species of reptile. There are more than 30 amphibians, 214 species of butterfly and 250 endemic plant species. This is quite an amazing tally in a country smaller in area than England or the US state of Ohio.
Bulgaria’s centre is mountainous and heavily wooded, which is why the country is a good place to go on a wildlife tour to find European Brown Bears. Fans of Eurasian Lynx, Grey Wolves and birds of prey will also have adventures here. It is one of the few countries in Europe that still has a substantial and stable population of large carnivores.
In the Rodopi Mountains of southern Bulgaria, there are specialist bear hides where patient photographers can get some impressive shots. At the Burgas Lakes, near the southern Black Sea coast, 60 per cent of the bird species in Bulgaria flock. Also there, and in the Srebârna Nature Reserve on the Romanian border, are colonies of Dalmatian Pelicans. Not far from there, in the Rusenski Lom Nature Park, Great Eagle Owls and Egyptian Vultures are to be found.
Local knowledge provided by Blue Sky Wildlife tour operators will help you get the best out of wildlife tours in Bulgaria. Each company below has an enquiry form on their page to make direct contact and ask all your questions.
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