A challenging tour focused on one of the most beautiful and difficult birds to photograph!

Red-breasted geese photography

Friday 9th - Friday 16th February 2018

In January and February almost the whole world population of the Red-breasted Geese concentrates in north-east Bulgaria. Thankfully of the mild winter, the two freshwater lakes, as well as the adjacent fields with winter wheat, the geese find optimal conditions here. That's why, up to 20,000 specimens can be seen here during this period. Hence, our photo tour is focused on this rare, handsome, but very shy bird.


Red-breasted geese are undoubtedly difficult to approach and photograph, as they are very suspicious birds. However, with careful preparation, patience and the so much needed luck you will be able to photograph the geese from a reasonable distance, enough for memorable images. You will be able to take interesting compositions with feeding or flying flocks of geese. The natural beauty and the seclusion of the area are also going to charm you.

Additionally you will have the option to photograph other species like Black-necked grebes, White-fronted geese, Tree sparrows, Hawfinch, Bearded Reedling, Marsh Harrier, Hen Harrier, Calandra Lark and Crested Lark depending on the weather.


TOUR MAP




PHOTOS


Red breasted Goose

  Red-breasted Goose by Emil Enchev

Red breasted Goose

  Red-breasted Goose by Emil Enchev

Black necked Grebe

   Black-necked Grebe by Emil Enchev

Red breasted Geese

   Red-breasted and White-fronted geese by Emil Enchev

Red breasted Geese

   Mixed geese' flock taking off by Emil Enchev