New Trip Report – Bulgaria

Two weeks ago there were no Bulgarian reports on Now we have two: is Bulgaria the new European mammal destination? It certainly sounds pretty nice based on this report from Mike Richardson.

Bulgaria, 2015: Mike Richardson, 1 week & 13 species including Eastern Hedgehog, European Wildcat, Beech Marten and Balkan Short-tailed Mouse.



  • vdinets

    There is supposed to be a site for marbled polecat somewhere in Bulgaria, but I’ve never been able to find any details. Does anybody know?

  • Mike Richardson

    I didn’t have time to do much research before the trip but the site in my report is the only place I could find where Marbled Polecat is seen with any regularity (by bird guides mostly). Even then they are extremely rare sightings but I doubt many people actually go looking for them. If a more reliable site exists in Bulgaria I would be very interested in making a second, more mammal focused trip to the country while it’s still so cheap to visit.

    • vdinets

      Some sources mention Cape Kaliakra (accidentally, also the last place on the Black Sea where monk seals have been recorded back in the 1970s).

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