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Profesional designed photo hides

Several photography hides for different birds
Profesional designed photo hides

Cottage to rent

Birding cottage to rent for self-catering
Cootage to rent

More 40 target species

Unique chance to photograph rare birds
More 40 target species

Photo tower in the backyard

The first one Photo tower in Bulgaria
Photo tower in the backyard

Unique nature

The area is extremely rich in wildlife.
Unique nature

Bird photography or birdwatching

Bulgaria is the exact place for your hobby
Bird photography or birdwatching

2 photography hides in the backyard

9m. Photo tower and photohide with water pond
photography hides in the backyard

Conservation activities

Nature is not money, take care for it
Conservation activities

More 150 observed bird species

The area is one of the major paths for migratory birds
More 150 observed migrating bird species

Articles

How to photograph Bee-eaters

The best time to take pictures of Bee-eaters is after they have returned from migration.  Thery are active all May and June preparing for future nesting and often mating. 

How to photograph a European Rollers

The Rollers have returned from migration in early May. The best time to take pictures of Rollers is all May and June. This is the time when the birds court one another, the males feed the females with beetles, they fly around the nest and land on branches with food outside the hide throughout the day. Before they start brooding, the birds stay close to their future nest and land on the perches regularly.

How to photograph Golden orioles

Orioles return from migration at the end of April or beginning of May. This depends on how cold the spring that year was, and it can vary within a week or two. There are two optimal periods to capture the oriole. The first one is at their return when they start breeding games which last for 2-3 weeks. At this time they are very active, the males regularly fly over the nesting territory and chase away intruders, attack cuckoos or sing at perches.

How to watch birds in Nature

As it is with any other form of identification, the recognition of a bird species is mainly a process of exclusion which becomes faster with practice.
From a distance it is often very hard to determine a bird species. In most cases, with the help of a binocular it is possible to distinguish enough of the plumage characteristics which will then allow us to identify the particular species. Nevertheless, even with a binocular, often one can see only the silhouette of a bird and no plumage details to check with the bird guide illustration. With practice and regular watching, however, one can learn to recognize the different species only by their silhouettes or characteristic behaviour. The experienced watchers call this “jeese” – a combination of the bird`s appearance and movements.

Hide Usage Rules

Building the hide in a suitable environment often doesn’t guarantee us good shots of the target species. We usually have to follow certain rules and guidelines, in order to make a good shot.