Rosy Starlings

Recently a new colony of Rose-coloured Starlings has been discovered in the largest surviving area of virgin steppe in Bulgaria, some 10 minutes drive from Branta Birding Lodge.

The 70-m high cliffs of the North Bulgaria Black Sea coast is now the breeding home to around 4,000 pairs of this delightful long distance migrant from Asia.

In June and July you can also see, Pygmy Cormorant, the desmaresti sub-species of Shag, Glossy Ibis, Purple and Squacco Herons, Little Bittern, Ferruginous Duck, Bee-eater, Roller, Hoopoe, Red-backed and Lesser Grey Shrikes, Penduline and Bearded Tits, Balkan Wagtail, Tawny Pipit, Calandra and Short-toed Larks, birds of prey (including Red-footed Falcon, Long-legged and Honey Buzzards, Levant Sparrowhawk, Booted and Lesser Spotted Eagles), Little Crake, Moustached, Marsh, Savi's, Olive-tree, Olivaceous and Barred Warblers, Red-Rumped Swallow, Alpine Swift, Syrian Woodpecker and other unusual passerines like Rose-coloured Starling, Pied, Isabelline and Black-eared Wheatears, Ortolan, Black-headed and Corn Buntings, thousands of waders including Collared Pratincole, Stone Curlew, Black-winged Stilt, Kentish Plover, Marsh, Curlew and Broad-billed Sandpipers, Temminck's Stint, Gull-billed, Caspian, Little, Sandwich and the three species of Marsh Terns, Pontic and Mediterranean Gulls, Yelkouan Shearwater, etc.

We offer comfortable and affordable accommodation at Branta Birding Lodge overlooking Durankulak Lake and Black Sea in Bulgaria, from where we can procede to the observation points.

The best time of year to view and photograph Rosy Starlings is during the months of June and July.

Programme may be adapted to your schedule.


- Three-night stay, for only Euro 325.00 (not including flights) - Base: 2 Pax

- Four-night stay, for only Euro 395.00 (not including flights) - Base: 2 Pax

- Five-night stay, for only Euro 475.00 (not including flights) - Base: 2 Pax

Single person supplement: € 95,-

Price includes:

- Half-board staying at Branta Birding Lodge.

- Packed lunches except for days 1 and last.

- Collection from and return to Varna airport.

- Full day trips from our base to outstanding local birdwatching locations including one-day excursion to Romanian wetlands.

- Your knowledgeable guide who speaks fluent English and French and lives locally.

* Promotional statement:
We offer a 5 percent discount to anyone who books a place (and sends deposit) by 20 June.