Two-day Birding Trip: Cape Kaliakra & Srebarna Lake

Two-day Birding Trip: Cape Kaliakra & Srebarna Lake

On this tour we will explore the birdlife in the spectacular steppes and cliffs of Cape Kaliakra and the Bulgarian El Dorado of waterbirds – Srebarna Nature Reserve. The tour starts from Varna or any of the resorts/ settlements to the north of Varna.

Best time: May - July


Day 1: Varna - Cape Kaliakra- Srebarna Nature Reserve

Stop At: Cape Kaliakra, 12 km from Kavarna, Dobrich 9660 Bulgaria
We start from your hotel at 8.00 a.m. and drive north of Varna to Cape Kaliakra - a place of exceptional natural beauty,. Here are the last remnants of the Great Steppe, formerly occupying the bigger part of Dobroudzha. The kaleidoscopic hues of the wild flowers in spring, the silver-green tints of the absinthe and thristles in summer and the light movements of the feather-grass in autumn, gracefully sweeping among the remnants of the ancient fortress of Kaliakra, create the special appeal of this area.

In calm weather the cape is a convenient point for watching the three dolphin species, occurring in the Black Sea – the Common Dolphin, the Bottle-nosed Dolphin and the Harbour Porpoise.

Birds to be seen around Kaliakra: European Shag (the Mediterranean ssp. desmarestii), Yelkouan Shearwater, Stone Curlew, Eurasian Eagle Owl, Alpine Swift, Greater Short-toed Lark, Calandra Lark, Tawny Pipit, Isabelline Wheatear, Pied Wheatear, Rose-coloured Starling
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Srebarna Nature Reserve, Srebarna 7587 Bulgaria
Srebarna is the only Bulgarian nesting site for a colony of Dalmatian Pelicans. Here one can see the Pygmy Cormorant, all the European herons, bitterns and egrets, the Ferruginous Duck, the Spoonbill and the Glossy Ibis, the Whiskered Tern, the Black Turn and the White-winged Terns (May only), the White-tailed Eagle, Red-footed Falcon, Eurasian Penduline Tit and many other amazing birds.
Duration: 3 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight in the area of Srebarna, in a middle-standard hotel or licensed guest house

Day 2: Srebarna Nature Reserve - Varna

Stop At: Srebarna Nature Reserve, Srebarna 7587 Bulgaria
In the morning we will be birding at the Srebarna Lake Nature Reserve. We may have lunch in the village of Srebarna and in the afternoon we drive back to the coast with stops for roadside birding. Arrival in Varna late in the afternoon.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:

No accommodation included on this day.

Informacion Adicional
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Children must be accompanied by an adult"
"Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"Face masks provided for travelers"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability"

Start Time: 08:00 AM
Duration: 2 Days
Start location: Traveler pickup is offered
Please contact the local provider to set a meeting point (your hotel or some other convenient spot) and time for your tour at least a few days in advance.


  • Varna Airport, Varna Bulgaria


  • Port Varna, Varna, Sq. Slaveykov 1, 9000 Pristanishten kompleks, Varna, Bulgaria

Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • Bottled water
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Use of binoculars (on request)
  • B&B accommodation
  • Accommodation included: 1 night
  • 1x Breakfast

Not Included

  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees


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