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BULGARIA TOUR 1 - 2013

14 members of the Cheltenham Bird Club joined me on this inaugural WINGSPAN tour of Bulgaria. We
had a great time touring the country, visiting many regions and seeing a variety of habitats, ranging from
mountains to salt pans and from open hrmland to dense forest. We travelled through the Rhodope
Mountains to the Sakar Hills and onto the coastal plain at Burgos on the Black Sea Coast. We saw the
beautiful coastline up in the north-east near the Romanian Border and finished in the Central Balkan
Mountains. Our sightings list was amazing with a diverse range of bird species, we saw Wallcreeper in
the mountains, Pelicans on the coast, Olive Tree Warblers in the woodlands and Paddyfield Warblers in
the reed- beds. Nearly 200 different species were recorded and an amazing list of butterflies and flowers.

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