понеделник, 8 април 2013 г.

BirdID training

The first bird ID training in Bulgaria is already a fact. It commenced in  the area of Plovdiv in Bulgaria. The training consisted of field classes on bird identification. It was for two days: 1) along Maritsa river, and 2) in Bessapari hills. All the participants who were 12 were rather impressed by the variety of birds. Amongst the highlights were Pygmy Cormorants, Collared Flycatcher, Semi-collared Flycatcher, Subalpine Warbler, Great spotted Cuckoo, Lesser spotted Eagle and many others. In total we had 65 species on the first day and 45 on the second.

The great variety of habitat and great enthusiasm of the people were evident. We were lucky to see and hear the first for the year Nightingales, Cuckoos, Whitethroats, etc.

Every participant in the training can get a certificate at the end of it if a test is passed.

Short-toed Eagle photography
Short-toed Eagle photography, copyright Iordan Hristov
bird photography, Bulgaria
Crested Lark, copyright: Iordan Hristov
bird photography in Bulgaria
Corn Bunting photography by Iordan Hristov
wildlife photography in Bulgaria
copyright Iordan Hristov 2013

More images are coming soon...

Checklist of birds seen during the training:
Day 1, Maritsa river
1.Little grebe
2.Great Cormorant
3.Pygmy Cormorant
4.Night Heron
5.Grey Heron
6.White Stork
7.Mallard
8.Lesser spotted Eagle
9.Short-toed Eagle
10.Common Buzzard
11.Kestrel
12.Grey Partridge
13.Moorhen
14.Little ringed Plover
15.Green Sandpiper
16.Common Sandpiper
17.Snipe
18.Yellow-legged Gull
19.Wood pigeon
20.Stock Dove
21.Feral Pigeon
22.Collared Dove
23.Turtle Dove
24.Cuckoo
25.Common Swift
26.Alpine Swift
27.Hoopoe
28.Black Woodpecker
29.Green Woodpecker
30.Great-spotted Woodpecker
31.Syrian Woodpecker
32.Lesser-spotted Woodpecker
33.Skylark
34.Crested Lark
35.Barn Swallow
36.House Martin
37.Red-rumped Swallow
38.White Wagtail
39.Winter Wren
40.Robin
41.Nightingale
42.Song Thrush
43.Blackbird
44.Blackcap
45.Lesser Whitethroat
46.Chiffchaff
47.Willow Warbler
48.Wood Warbler
49.Collared Flycatcher
50.Pied Flycatcher
51.Great Tit
52.Blue Tit
53.Penduline Tit
54.Wood Nuthatch
55.Magpie
56.Jay
57.Jackdaw
58.Hooded Crow
59.Common Starling
60.House Sparrow
61.Tree Sparrow
62.Chaffinch
63.Golfinch
64.Greenfinch
65.Corn Bunting
Day 2, Bessapari Hills: Biaga - Isperihovo
1.White Stork
2.Lesser Spotted Eagle
3.Short-toed Eagle
4.Common Buzzard
5.Long-legged Buzzard
6.Marsh Harrier
7.Kestrel
8.Sparrowhawk
9.Collared Dove
10.Cuckoo
11.Great spotted Cuckoo
12.Common Swift
13.Alpine Swift
14.Hoopoe
15.Syrian Woodpecker
16.Skylark
17.Crested Lark
18.Calandra Lark
19.Barn Swallow
20.House Martin
21.Nightingale
22.Blackbird
23.Isabelline Wheatear
24.Blackcap
25.Lesser Whitethroat
26.Common Whitethroat
27.Willow Warbler
28.Chiffchaff
29.Semi-collared Flycatcher
30.Great Tit
31.Magpie
32.Jay
33.Hooded Crow
34.Raven
35.Common Starling
36.House Sparrow
37.Tree Sparrow
38.Spanish Sparrow
39.Chaffinch
40.Goldfinch
41.Greenfinch
42.Corn Bunting
43.Cirl Bunting