We manage two hides for photographing Egyptian Vulture and Griffon Vulture situated in the Eastern Rhodope mountains. One of the hides is regularly visited by Golden Eagle in winter. Occassional guests to the hide are also Black Kites and rarely White-tailed Eagle and Black Vulture visit the feeding area.
Egyptian Vultures start arriving at the second half of March and the beginning of April is usually the time for photographing mating birds.
Griffon Vultures can be photographed all year around as the winter months present the best opportunities for photographing vultures in snow.
Golden Eagle is the highlight in winter and it regularly visits the feeding area in winter (November - February).
Mammals are aften seen from one of our hides as Red Fox is the most regular visitor. The rarest and most wanted is the Grey Wolf Canis lupus which occasionally visits the hide area mainly in spring and winter.
|November - February
|April - September||Egyptian Vulture
|all year around||Griffon Vulture|
Technical parametres of the hides
|hide 1||hide 2|
|focal length||300-400 mm||300-500 mm|
|number of seats
|floor size||6 x 2 m
||4 x 1.5 m|