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The World’s Most Beautiful Goose?

10,000 Birds

In recent years the majority of the Red-breasted Geese have stayed in Romania, with much smaller numbers in Bulgaria. Last year the peak count of Red-breasts in Bulgaria was 800, with 14,600 over the border in Romania).

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Finding Birds in Northern Greece by Dave Gosney

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Dave Gosney’s Finding Birds Series covers mostly the Western Palearctic and describes birding in various regions of Portugal, Spain, Morocco, France, Finland, Estonia, Poland, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, etc., with some additions, namely South Texas, The Gambia, and Goa (India).

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I need help regarding a possible bite from a stray.

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So my group stopped at a nearby restaurant in Romania to eat something. So it might seem dumb but I want to preface that I was really tired from a very long and gruesome trip.

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Birding northern Serbia, or a sudden bird tour

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We are heading towards the Great Bustard Pastures Nature Reserve in the very north of Serbia, along the border with Romania (near the town of Kikinda, the world Long-eared Owl capital ).

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Fur and Fangs rather than Feathers and Beaks

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A Red Fox in Georgia, not looking very red I’ve never been to Svalbard, so I haven’t ticked off polar bear, but I have seen brown bears on a number of occasions in both Romania and Bulgaria. This northern fox really does look red, unlike the pale, sandy-coloured animals I saw in Georgia in 2019 ( below ).

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How to find the Ural Owl in Serbia

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The Ural Owl inhabits old and undisturbed boreal forests, in an unbroken belt from Sweden and Finland across Russia to Japan, and is rarely seen to the south, only here and there, in the Carpathians (Slovakia/Ukraine/Romania/eastern Serbia) and Dinaric Alps (Croatia/Bosnia/western Serbia).

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The Great Bustard Search is On (1)

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The Pastures of Great Bustard occupy 6770 ha of extensive steppe, bordered by meadows, pasture, arable fields and seasonally inundated depressions in the north of the country, towards the triple border with Romania and Hungary. That area should be able to support ten times larger population of bustards.

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