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Country: Bulgaria

Region: NE Bulgaria, Suha reka protected area

We speak: English, Русский, Български

Web site: www.naturetravel.eu

Location: The birding cottage is situated in the village Ognyanovo: a quiet and remote village in NE Bulgaria, North of the town of Dobritch. The village has only about 10 houses which is a precondition for well preserved wilderness. There is an extensive garden list of bird observations with some of the highlights being Golden oriole, European Bee-eater, Lesser-spotted Eagle, Thrush Nightingale, Wryneck, Syrian Woodpecker, etc. Here are GPS coordinates: N43.905931, E27.661405.

Services: Our main specialty is bird photography and bird watching from specially designed hides near places where birds live. Currently we have 6 hides, 2 of them are in the backyard: photo tower and hide with drinking and feeding station.

Guestrooms: The cottage has two bedrooms, a kitchen and a shared bathroom. In total there are 2-4 sleeps suitable for two persons in single rooms or four people in two rooms with four beds. Facilities: The house is equipped with all the needed facilities (oven, freezer, coffee maker, tea jug for hot water, cutlery). Bed linen is provided. Barbeque: a mobile barbeque is available that our guests can use.

* Please note that the English bird names on this site follow the American terminology. If you can't find a species name, try searching by Family or latin name.
Status key: B = breeding species; RB - rare breeding; W = winter only; V - vagrant; RV = rare vagrant; TM - trans-migrant; In - introduced

Name
Status
Spring
Summer
Autumn
Winter
Name (lat)
Family
Booted Eagle
B, TM
1
1
1
0
Hieraaetus pennatus Accipitridae
Levant Sparrowhawk
B, TM
1
1
1
0
Accipiter brevipes Accipitridae
Black Kite
B, TM
1
0
1
0
Milvus migrans Accipitridae
Northern Harrier
TM, W
1
0
1
1
Circus cyaneus Accipitridae
Rough-legged Hawk
W
0
0
0
1
Buteo lagopus Accipitridae
Common Buzzard
B, TM, W
1
1
1
1
Buteo buteo Accipitridae
Northern Goshawk
B, W
1
0
1
1
Accipiter gentilis Accipitridae
Long-legged Buzzard
B, W
1
1
1
1
Buteo rufinus Accipitridae
Short-toed Eagle
TM, RB
1
0
1
0
Circaetus gallicus Accipitridae
Montagu's Harrier
B, TM
1
1
1
0
Circus pygargus Accipitridae
European Honey-buzzard
B, TM
1
1
1
0
Pernis apivorus Accipitridae
Lesser Spotted Eagle
TM, B
1
1
1
0
Aquila pomarina Accipitridae
Pallid Harrier
TM
1
0
1
0
Circus macrourus Accipitridae
Eurasian Sparrowhawk
B, W, TM
1
1
1
1
Accipiter nisus Accipitridae
Long-tailed Tit
RB, W
1
1
1
1
Aegithalos caudatus Aegithalidae
Greater Short-toed Lark
B, TM
1
1
1
0
Calandrella brachydactyla Alaudidae
Sky Lark
B, W
1
0
1
1
Alauda arvensis Alaudidae
Crested Lark
B, W
1
1
1
1
Galerida cristata Alaudidae
Wood Lark
B, TM, W
1
1
1
1
Lullula arborea Alaudidae
Greater White-fronted Goose
W
0
0
0
1
Anser albifrons Anatidae
Ruddy Shelduck
RB, TM
1
1
1
0
Tadorna ferruginea Anatidae
Mallard
B, TM, W
1
1
1
1
Anas platyrhynchos Anatidae
Garganey
TM, RB
1
1
1
0
Anas querquedula Anatidae
Graylag Goose
B, W
1
1
1
1
Anser anser Anatidae
Red-breasted Goose
W
0
0
0
1
Branta ruficollis Anatidae
Common Swift
B, TM
1
1
1
0
Apus apus Apodidae
Pallid Swift
RB, TM
1
1
0
0
Apus pallidus Apodidae
Alpine Swift
B, TM
0
0
1
0
Apus melba Apodidae
Little Egret
TM, W
1
1
1
1
Egretta garzetta Ardeidae
Gray Heron
B, TM, W
1
1
1
1
Ardea cinerea Ardeidae
Great Egret
W, TM
1
0
1
1
Ardea alba Ardeidae
Black-crowned Night-Heron
TM
1
1
1
0
Nycticorax nycticorax Ardeidae
Squacco Heron
RB, TM
1
1
1
0
Ardeola ralloides Ardeidae
Eurasian Nightjar
B, TM
1
1
1
0
Caprimulgus europaeus Caprimulgidae
Short-toed Treecreeper
B, W
1
1
1
1
Certhia brachydactyla Certhiidae
Black Stork
B, TM
1
0
1
0
Ciconia nigra Ciconiidae
White Stork
B, TM
1
1
1
0
Ciconia ciconia Ciconiidae
Stock Dove
W, TM
0
0
0
1
Columba oenas Columbidae
European Turtle-Dove
B, TM
1
1
1
0
Streptopelia turtur Columbidae
Eurasian Collared-Dove
B, W
0
0
0
1
Streptopelia decaocto Columbidae
Rock Pigeon
B, W
1
1
1
1
Columba livia Columbidae
Common Wood-Pigeon
B, W
1
1
1
1
Columba palumbus Columbidae
European Roller
B, TM
1
1
1
0
Coracias garrulus Coraciidae
Hooded Crow
B, W
1
1
1
1
Corvus cornix Corvidae
Eurasian Jay
B, W
1
1
1
1
Garrulus glandarius Corvidae
Eurasian Jackdaw
B, W
1
1
1
1
Corvus monedula Corvidae
Rook
B, W
1
1
1
1
Corvus frugilegus Corvidae
Eurasian Magpie
B, W
1
1
1
1
Pica pica Corvidae
Great Spotted Cuckoo (rare)
RV
0
0
0
0
Clamator glandarius Cuculidae
Common Cuckoo
B, TM
1
1
1
0
Cuculus canorus Cuculidae
Reed Bunting
B, W
1
1
1
1
Emberiza schoeniclus Emberizidae
Pine Bunting (rare)
RV
0
0
0
0
Emberiza leucocephalos Emberizidae
Black-headed Bunting
B
1
1
0
0
Emberiza melanocephala Emberizidae
Corn Bunting
B, TM, W
1
1
1
1
Emberiza calandra Emberizidae
Cirl Bunting
B
1
1
1
0
Emberiza cirlus Emberizidae
Ortolan Bunting
RB, TM
1
0
1
0
Emberiza hortulana Emberizidae
Eurasian Kestrel
B, TM, W
1
1
1
1
Falco tinnunculus Falconidae
Red-footed Falcon
RB, TM
1
1
1
0
Falco vespertinus Falconidae
Eurasian Hobby
B, TM
1
1
1
0
Falco subbuteo Falconidae
European Goldfinch
B, W
1
1
1
1
Carduelis carduelis Fringillidae
Brambling
W
0
0
0
1
Fringilla montifringilla Fringillidae
Eurasian Linnet
B, W
1
1
1
1
Carduelis cannabina Fringillidae
Eurasian Siskin
W, TM
1
1
1
1
Spinus spinus Fringillidae
Common Chaffinch
B, TM, W
1
1
1
1
Fringilla coelebs Fringillidae
Hawfinch
B, W
1
1
1
1
Coccothraustes coccothraustes Fringillidae
European Greenfinch
B, W
1
1
1
1
Chloris chloris Fringillidae
European Serin
TM, W
1
1
1
1
Serinus serinus Fringillidae
Eurasian Oystercatcher
TM, W
1
0
1
0
Haematopus ostralegus Haematopodidae
Red-rumped Swallow
B, TM
1
1
1
0
Cecropis daurica Hirundinidae
Barn Swallow
B, TM
1
1
1
0
Hirundo rustica Hirundinidae
Bank Swallow
B, TM
1
1
1
0
Riparia riparia Hirundinidae
Common House-Martin
B, TM
1
1
1
0
Delichon urbicum Hirundinidae
Northern Shrike
W
0
0
0
1
Lanius excubitor Laniidae
Woodchat Shrike
B, TM
1
1
1
0
Lanius senator Laniidae
Lesser Gray Shrike
B, TM
1
1
1
0
Lanius minor Laniidae
Red-backed Shrike
B, TM
1
1
1
0
Lanius collurio Laniidae
European Bee-eater
B, TM
1
1
1
0
Merops apiaster Meropidae
Tawny Pipit
B, TM
1
1
1
0
Anthus campestris Motacillidae
White Wagtail
B, TM, W
1
1
1
0
Motacilla alba Motacillidae
Western Yellow Wagtail
B, TM
1
1
1
0
Motacilla flava Motacillidae
Tree Pipit
B, TM
1
1
1
0
Anthus trivialis Motacillidae
Citrine Wagtail
TM
1
0
1
0
Motacilla citreola Motacillidae
Gray Wagtail
W, TM
1
1
1
1
Motacilla cinerea Motacillidae
Isabelline Wheatear
B
1
1
1
0
Oenanthe isabellina Muscicapidae
Northern Wheatear
B, TM
1
1
1
0
Oenanthe oenanthe Muscicapidae
Black Redstart
B, TM
1
1
1
1
Phoenicurus ochruros Muscicapidae
Common Redstart
TM
1
0
1
0
Phoenicurus phoenicurus Muscicapidae
European Robin
B, W
1
1
1
1
Erithacus rubecula Muscicapidae
Whinchat
TM
1
0
1
0
Saxicola rubetra Muscicapidae
Pied Wheatear
B, TM
1
1
1
0
Oenanthe pleschanka Muscicapidae
European Pied Flycatcher
TM
1
0
1
0
Ficedula hypoleuca Muscicapidae
Collared Flycatcher
TM
1
0
1
0
Ficedula albicollis Muscicapidae
Common Nightingale
B, TM
1
1
1
0
Luscinia megarhynchos Muscicapidae
Red-breasted Flycatcher
TM
1
0
1
0
Ficedula parva Muscicapidae
Spotted Flycatcher
B, TM
1
1
1
0
Muscicapa striata Muscicapidae
Thrush Nightingale
TM, RB
1
0
1
0
Luscinia luscinia Muscicapidae
Semicollared Flycatcher
RB, TM
1
1
0
0
Ficedula semitorquata Muscicapidae
Eurasian Golden Oriole
B, TM
1
1
1
0
Oriolus oriolus Oriolidae
Marsh Tit
RB, W
1
1
1
1
Poecile palustris Paridae
Great Tit
B, W
1
1
1
1
Parus major Paridae
Eurasian Blue Tit
B, W
1
1
1
1
Cyanistes caeruleus Paridae
Spanish Sparrow
B, TM
1
1
1
0
Passer hispaniolensis Passeridae
House Sparrow
B, W
1
1
1
1
Passer domesticus Passeridae
Eurasian Tree Sparrow
B, W
1
1
1
1
Passer montanus Passeridae
Dalmatian Pelican
TM
1
0
1
0
Pelecanus crispus Pelecanidae
Great White Pelican
TM
0
0
1
0
Pelecanus onocrotalus Pelecanidae
Pygmy Cormorant
B, W
1
1
1
1
Phalacrocorax pygmaeus Phalacrocoracidae
Great Cormorant
B, TM, W
1
1
1
1
Phalacrocorax carbo Phalacrocoracidae
Gray Partridge
B, W
1
1
1
1
Perdix perdix Phasianidae
Common Quail
B, TM
1
1
1
0
Coturnix coturnix Phasianidae
Ring-necked Pheasant
B, W
1
1
1
1
Phasianus colchicus Phasianidae
Common Chiffchaff
B, TM
0
0
1
0
Phylloscopus collybita Phylloscopidae
Middle Spotted Woodpecker
B, W
1
1
1
1
Dendrocopos medius Picidae
Eurasian Wryneck
B, TM
1
1
1
0
Jynx torquilla Picidae
Syrian Woodpecker
B, W
1
1
1
1
Dendrocopos syriacus Picidae
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker
B, W
1
1
1
1
Dendrocopos minor Picidae
Green Woodpecker
B, W
1
1
1
1
Picus viridis Picidae
Gray-faced Woodpecker
B, W
1
1
1
1
Picus canus Picidae
Great Spotted Woodpecker
B, W
1
1
1
1
Dendrocopos major Picidae
Black Woodpecker
B, W
1
1
1
1
Dryocopus martius Picidae
Eurasian Coot
B, W
1
1
1
1
Fulica atra Rallidae
Eurasian Moorhen
B, W
1
1
1
1
Gallinula chloropus Rallidae
Great Snipe
TM
1
0
1
0
Gallinago media Scolopacidae
Dunlin
TM
1
1
1
1
Calidris alpina Scolopacidae
Ruff
TM
1
0
1
0
Philomachus pugnax Scolopacidae
Common Snipe
TM, W
1
0
1
1
Gallinago gallinago Scolopacidae
Eurasian Curlew
TM
1
0
1
0
Numenius arquata Scolopacidae
Curlew Sandpiper
TM
1
0
1
0
Calidris ferruginea Scolopacidae
Eurasian Woodcock
TM, W
0
0
1
1
Scolopax rusticola Scolopacidae
Wood Sandpiper
TM
1
0
1
0
Tringa glareola Scolopacidae
Green Sandpiper
TM, W
1
0
1
1
Tringa ochropus Scolopacidae
Eurasian Nuthatch
B, W
1
1
1
1
Sitta europaea Sittidae
European Scops-Owl
B
1
1
0
0
Otus scops Strigidae
Eurasian Eagle-Owl
B, W
1
1
1
1
Bubo bubo Strigidae
Tawny Owl
RB, W
1
1
1
1
Strix aluco Strigidae
Long-eared Owl
B, W
1
1
1
1
Asio otus Strigidae
Short-eared Owl
W
0
0
0
1
Asio flammeus Strigidae
Little Owl
B, W
1
1
1
1
Athene noctua Strigidae
European Starling
B, TM, W
1
1
1
1
Sturnus vulgaris Sturnidae
Blackcap
B, TM
1
1
1
0
Sylvia atricapilla Sylviidae
Lesser Whitethroat
TM
1
1
1
0
Sylvia curruca Sylviidae
Barred Warbler
B, TM
1
1
1
0
Sylvia nisoria Sylviidae
Greater Whitethroat
B, TM
1
1
1
0
Sylvia communis Sylviidae
Eurasian Wren
B, W
1
1
1
1
Troglodytes troglodytes Troglodytidae
Song Thrush
B, TM
1
1
1
1
Turdus philomelos Turdidae
Redwing
W
0
0
0
1
Turdus iliacus Turdidae
Fieldfare
W
0
0
0
1
Turdus pilaris Turdidae
Mistle Thrush
TM, RB,
1
0
1
1
Turdus viscivorus Turdidae
Eurasian Blackbird
B, W
1
1
1
1
Turdus merula Turdidae
Eurasian Hoopoe
B
1
1
1
0
Upupa epops Upupidae

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