If you find yourself on this blog, you might be looking for authentic activities to enrich your bird-watching holidays in Bulgaria. You’re in time! Bulgarian environmental organizations have just launched a new season of bird-watching vacations – 2024. You can start planning your bird-watching holidays in Bulgaria by downloading a free award-winning guide – Cultural Insights into Conservation Volunteer Bird Watching Holidays in Bulgaria. It’s Not Only About Birds.

Based on 30 interviews: Birding & Conservation

This book is an original collaborative guide to conservation holidays in Bulgaria. Volunteering, bird watching, and protection of birds’ habitats are the main features of all the activities.

For the last two years, over 3000 nature lovers have downloaded this book. And the Cultural Insights into Conservation Volunteer Bird Watching Holidays in Bulgaria. It’s Not Only About Birds has received different prestigious awards.

The word ‘collaborative’ means that the book is based on 30 interviews with participants of conservation activities in different Bulgarian regions: Pomorie, Burgas, Stara Zagora, Durankulak, Sofia, Kotel, etc. The guide is the final stage of my two-year-long project ‘Mapping Sustainable Holidays in Bulgaria: Combine Volunteering and Holidays!’.

The guide presents 10 nature conservation projects in different Bulgarian regions, in which I participated personally. The activities were part of my ethnographic project supported by the Open Society Institute – Sofia, the Open Society Foundations and the Bulgarian Fund for Women.

Featured by Bulgarian National Radio, my study covered the best bird-watching destinations in Bulgaria. In the context of the project, I prepared articles, workshops, and a book (in English and Bulgarian).

With the Cultural Insights into Conservation Volunteer Bird Watching Holidays in Bulgaria. It’s Not Only About Birds, you can tailor your bird-watching holidays in Bulgaria and:

  • LEARN about the oldest Bulgarian volunteer conservation vacation with a 33-year-long tradition;
  • EXPLORE 30 opinions of the participants on sustainable peer-to-peer learning;
  • JOIN the best conservation bird-watching projects in Bulgaria + online communities.

This one-minute video offers a brief overview of Cultural Insights into Conservation Volunteer Bird Watching Holidays in Bulgaria. It’s Not Only About Birds.

5 Highlights of Cultural Insights into Conservation Volunteer Bird Watching Holidays in Bulgaria

  • The two oldest Bulgarian bird-watching vacations on the major European bird migration route Via Pontica in Pomorie and Burgas – the Pomorie Lake Volunteer Brigade (26 years) by Green Balkans and the Atanasovsko Lake Camp (33 years) by the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds.
  • The major Bulgarian citizen science project in Bulgaria – Durankulak Bird-ringing Camp
  • The unique opportunity to adopt wild birds with the help of a Bulgarian organization that deals with the restoration of endangered bird species – the Wildlife Rescue Centre in Stara Zagora by Green Balkans. In my book, I present my adoption experience. I adopted there four wild birds and visited them in April 2021.
  • The original project devoted to free bird walking tours in Sofia and a great digital learning resource – Sofia Bird Walks.
  • One excursion in a nature reserve in Kotel, one of the popular habitats of vultures in Bulgaria – The Nature Park Sinite Kamani.

Find more trip ideas in the section Travel Time of this blog.