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Black-winged Kite (Elanus caeruleus), 21.11.2021, photo: Zdenek Hill
Black-winged Kite (Elanus caeruleus)
Black-winged Kite (Elanus caeruleus) is observed and photographed by Zdenek Hill on November 21st, 2021 in the area of Banya, Varna Region.
Date 21.11.2021
Great Knot (Calidris tenuirostris), 02.09.2021, photo: Nikolay Kolev
Great Knot (Calidris tenuirostris)
On September 2nd, 2021 Nikolay Kolev observed and photographed 1 adult bird, moulting into winter plumage in Pomorie Lake near the town of Pomorie, Burgas Region.
Date 02.09.2021
Western Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis), 11.07.2021, photo: Lyubomir Profirov
Western Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis)
First breeding record of Westeern Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) was confirmed by Georgi Gerdzhikov, Yordan Vassilev and Lyubomir Profirov at Trud Fishponds, Plovdiv Region.
Date 11.07.2021
Namaqua Dove (Oena capensis), 07 July 2021, photo: Maria Kovtun
Namaqua Dove (Oena capensis) - Category D
On July 5th 2021 Efrosina Hristova, Diana Simeonova and Rumen Enchev observe and photograph 1 male Namaqua Dove (Oena capensis) at Cape Maslen nos, Burgas Region.
Date 05.07.2021
Red Phalarope (Phalaropus fulicarius), 01.06.2021, photo: Pozor Angel Zdravko
Red Phalarope (Phalaropus fulicarius)
Fifth observation of Red Phalarope (Phalaropus fulicarius) in Bulgaria was reported by Zdravko Grigorov and Angel Hadzhiyski on June 1st 2021.
Date 01.06.2021
Cinereous Vulture (Aegypius monachus), 20.05.2021, photo: Lupy
Cinereous Vulture (Aegypius monachus)
First breeding record of the Cinereous Vulture (Aegypius monachus) in Bulgaria in 28 years was proven on May 20, 2021 by Lachezar Bonchev and Emilian Stoynov near Kotel, Sliven Region.
Date 20.05.2021

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14 May
All new and rare species of birds for Bulgaria
All new and rare species of birds for Bulgaria
This report includes all new and rare species of birds for Bulgaria, the first ten observations of each of them, the ones nesting for the first time in the country, as well as short commentary about some of them.
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