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Red-necked Grebes 2019


Red-necked Grebe has disappeared from Srebarna and from Nova Cherna fish-ponds. The only place where you can still watch them is the Danube island of Belene (or Persina). There’s a marsh there, called Persina swamp, where 5-6 pairs are still breeding and easy to watch. (Milko Dimitrov)


Basarbovo


May 2019 Short-Toed Eagle, Lesser Spotted Eagle, Black Stork, White Stork, Roller, Bee-eater, Hoopoe, Alpine Swift, Red-rumped Swallow, Scops Owl, Great and Little Egret (latter: colony of 50 birds), Night Heron, Little Bittern, Squacco Heron, River Warbler, Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, Red-backed Shrike, Golden Oriole and a few Sombre Tits (Michail Sobadjiew).


Ivanovo


May 2019 Red-rumped Swallows, Nightingales, Serin. On the fields and  grassland: Lesser Whitethroat, Skylark, Ortolan Bunting, Yellow Wagtail, Bonellis Warbler, Hoopoe, Bee-eater, Roller, Cuckoo, Common / “Steppe” Buzzard (not sure), Honey Buzzard, Long-legged buzzard, Black Stork, Lesser spotted Eagle.

In 2013 I also saw and heard Black-headed Bunting. (Michail Sobadjiew)




Madzharovo


May 2019 Village: Serin, White Storks, Spanish Sparrow, Woodchat Shrike, Scops Owl (very abundant in the town itself, as well as Nightingale (they are just everywhere!!!).

Site 6: Griffon and Egyptian Vultures, Lesser Spotted Eagle, Long-legged Buzzard, Black Kite,

The fields between the town and the Vulture Centre (right riverside) and the opposite riverside is a superb area for enjoying Red-Backed Shrike and Woodchat, Wryneck, Barred, Subalpine and Eastern Orphean Warblers, Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, Blackcap.

On a cliff-hill south of Madzharovo (3 hours beautiful walk): Blue Rockthrush and Orolan Bunting. (Michail Sobadjiew)


Note that there are also further observations provided by readers of the earlier book Finding Birds in Bulgaria. These are available here






 

Finding Birds in Eastern Bulgaria

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