COMPLETE CHECKLIST TO THE BIRDS OF BULGARIA

1. Gavia arctica - Black-throated Diver
2. Gavia stellata - Red-throated Diver
3. Gavia immer - Great Northern Diver
4. Gavia adamsii - Yellow-billed Diver
5. Podiceps cristatus - Great Crested Grebe *
6. Podiceps grisegena - Red-necked Grebe *
7. Podiceps auritus - Horned Grebe
8. Podiceps nigricollis - Black-necked Grebe *
9. Podiceps ruficollis - Little Grebe *
10. Calonectris diomedea - Cory’s Shearwater
11. Puffinus yelkouan - Mediterranean Shearwater
12. Hydrobates pelagicus - Storm-petrel
13. Sula bassana - Gannet
14. Pelecanus crispus - Dalmatian Pelican *
15. Pelecanus onocrotalus - White Pelican *
16. Phalacrocorax carbo - Great Cormorant *
17. Phalacrocorax aristotelis - European Shag *
18. Phalacrocorax pygmeus - Pygmy Cormorant *
19. Nycticorax nycticorax - Night Heron *
20. Ixobrychus minutus - Little Bittern *
21. Botaurus stellaris - Bittern *
22. Ardeola ralloides - Squacco Heron *
23. Egretta garzetta - Little Egret *
24. Egretta alba - Great Egret *
25. Egretta gularis - Reef Egret
26. Bubulcus ibis - Cattle Egret
27. Ardea cinerea - Grey Heron *
28. Ardea purpurea - Purple Heron *
29. Ciconia ciconia - White Stork *
30. Ciconia nigra - Black Stork *
31. Mycteria ibis - Yellow-billed Stork
32. Platalea leucorodia - Spoonbill *
33. Plegadis falcinellus - Glossy Ibis *
34. Phoenicopterus ruber - Flamingo
35. Cygnus olor - Mute Swan *
36. Cygnus cygnus - Whooper Swan
37. Cygnus columbianus - Bewick’s Swan
38. Cygnus atratus - Black Swan
39. Anser anser - Greylag *
40. Anser fabalis - Bean Goose
41. Anser brachyrhynchus - Pink-footed Goose
42. Anser albifrons - White-fronted Goose
43. Anser erythropus - Lesser White-fronted Goose
44. Anser caerulescens - Snow Goose
45. Branta canadensis - Canada Goose
46. Branta leucopsis - Barnacle Goose
47. Branta bernicla - Brent Goose
48. Branta ruficollis - Red-breasted Goose
49. Alopochen aegyptiacus - Egyptian Goose
50. Tadorna tadorna - Shelduck *
51. Tadorna ferruginea - Ruddy Shelduck *
52. Aix galericulata - Mandarin Duck
53. Aix sponsa - Wood Duck
54. Anas platyrhynchos - Mallard *
55. Anas strepera - Gadwall *
56. Anas clypeata - Shoveler *
57. Anas acuta - Pintail *
58. Anas querquedula - Garganey *
59. Anas crecca - Teal *
60. Anas falcata - Falcated Duck
61. Anas penelope - Wigeon
62. Anas angustirostris - Marbled Duck
63. Netta rufina - Red-crested Pochard *
64. Aythya ferina - Pochard *
65. Aythya nyroca - Ferruginous Duck *
66. Aythya fuligula - Tufted Duck *
67. Aythya marila - Scaup
68. Clangula hyemalis - Long-tailed Duck
69. Bucephala clangula - Goldeneye
70. Somateria mollissima - Eider
71. Oxyura leucocephala - White-headed Duck
72. Melanitta nigra - Common Scoter
73. Melanitta fusca - Velvet Scoter
74. Mergus serrator - Red-breasted Merganser
75. Mergus merganser - Goosander
76. Mergus albellus - Smew
77. Lophodytes cucullatus - Hooded Merganser
78. Gypaetus barbatus - Bearded Vulture
79. Neophron percnopterus - Egyptian Vulture *
80. Gyps fulvus - Griffon Vulture *
81. Aegypius monachus - Black Vulture *
82. Milvus milvus - Red Kite
83. Milvus migrans - Black Kite *
84. Elanus caeruleus - Black-winged Kite
85. Circus aeruginosus - Marsh Harrier *
86. Circus cyaneus - Hen Harrier *
87. Circus pygargus - Montagu’s Harrier *
88. Circus macrourus - Pallid Harrier
89. Accipiter gentilis - Goshawk *
90. Accipiter nisus - Sparrowhawk *
91. Accipiter brevipes - Levant Sparrowhawk *
92. Pernis apivorus - Honey Buzzard *
93. Buteo buteo - Buzzard *
94. Buteo rufinus - Long-legged Buzzard *
95. Buteo lagopus - Rough-legged Buzzard
96. Aquila pomarina - Lesser Spotted Eagle *
97. Aquila clanga - Spotted Eagle
98. Aquila nipalensis - Steppe Eagle
99. Aquila chrysaetos - Golden Eagle *
100. Aquila heliaca - Eastern Imperial Eagle *
101. Haliaeetus albicilla - White-tailed Eagle *
102. Haliaeetus leucoryphus - Pallas’s Fish Eagle
103. Hieraaetus pennatus - Booted Eagle *
104. Hieraaetus fasciatus - Bonelli’s Eagle *
105. Circaetus gallicus - Short-toed Eagle *
106. Pandion haliaetus - Osprey *
107. Falco tinnunculus - Kestrel *
108. Falco naumanni - Lesser Kestrel *
109. Falco vespertinus - Red-footed Falcon *
110. Falco columbarius - Merlin
111. Falco subbuteo - Hobby *
112. Falco eleonorae - Eleonora’s Falcon
113. Falco peregrinus - Peregrine Falcon *
114. Falco cherrug - Saker Falcon *
115. Falco biarmicus - Lanner Falcon *
116. Falco rusticolus - Gyr Falcon
117. Coturnix coturnix - Quail *
118. Phasianus colchicus - Pheasant *
119. Bonasa bonasia - Hazel Grouse *
120. Lagopus mutus - Ptarmigan
121. Tetrao tetrix - Black Grouse
122. Tetrao urogallus - Capercaillie *
123. Alectoris graeca - Rock Partridge *
124. Alectoris chukar - Chukar *
125. Perdix perdix - Grey Partridge *
126. Grus grus - Crane
127. Grus leucogeranus - Siberian White Crane
128. Anthropoides virgo - Demoiselle Crane
129. Rallus aquaticus - Water Rail *
130. Porzana porzana - Spotted Crake *
131. Porzana parva - Little Crake *
132. Porzana pusilla - Baillon’s Crake *
133. Fulica atra - Coot *
134. Gallinula chloropus - Moorhen *
135. Crex crex - Corncrake *
136. Tetrax tetrax - Little Bustard
137. Otis tarda - Great Bustard
138. Haematopus ostralegus - Oystercatcher *
139. Himantopus himantopus - Black-winged Stilt *
140. Recurvirostra avosetta - Avocet *
141. Burhinus oedicnemus - Stone-curlew *
142. Glareola pratincola - Collared Pratincole *
143. Glareola nordmanni - Black-winged Pratincole
144. Vanellus vanellus - Lapwing *
145. Vanellus spinosus - Spur-winged Lapwing
146. Vanellus gregarius - Sociable Lapwing
147. Vanellus leucurus - White-tailed Lapwing
148. Pluvialis apricaria - Golden Plover
149. Pluvialis squatarola - Grey Plover
150. Eudromias morinellus - Dotterel
151. Charadrius asiaticus - Caspian Plover
152. Charadrius dubius - Little Ringed Plover *
153. Charadrius hiaticula - Ringed Plover
154. Charadrius alexandrinus - Kentish Plover *
155. Charadrius leschenaultii - Greater Sand Plover
156. Limosa limosa - Black-tailed Godwit
157. Limosa lapponica - Bar-tailed Godwit
158. Numenius phaeopus - Whimbrel
159. Numenius tenuirostris - Slender-billed Curlew
160. Numenius arquata - Curlew
161. Tringa erythropus - Spotted Redshank
162. Tringa totanus - Redshank *
163. Tringa nebularia - Greenshank
164. Tringa stagnatilis - Marsh Sandpiper
165. Tringa ochropus - Green Sandpiper *
166. Tringa glareola - Wood Sandpiper
167. Xenus cinereus - Terek Sandpiper
168. Actitis hypoleucos - Common Sandpiper *
169. Actitis macularia - Spotted Sandpiper
170. Arenaria interpres - Turnstone
171. Phalaropus tricolor - Wilson’s Phalarope
172. Phalaropus lobatus - Red-necked Phalarope
173. Phalaropus. fulicarius - Red Phalarope
174. Scolopax rusticola - Woodcock *
175. Gallinago media - Great Snipe
176. Gallinago gallinago - Snipe *
177. Lymnocryptes minima - Jack Snipe
178. Calidris canutus - Knot
179. Calidris alba - Sanderling
180. Calidris minuta - Little Stint
181. Calidris temminckii - Temminck’s Stint
182. Calidris alpina - Dunlin
183. Calidris maritima - Purple Sandpiper
184. Calidris ferruginea - Curlew Sandpiper
185. Calidris melanotos - Pectoral Sandpiper
186. Limicola falcinellus - Broad-billed Sandpiper
187. Tryngites subruficollis - Buff-breasted Sandpiper
188. Philomachus pugnax - Ruff
189. Catharacta skua - Great Skua
190. Stercorarius pomarinus - Pomarine Skua
191. Stercorarius parasiticus - Parasitic Skua
192. Stercorarius longicaudus - Long-tailed Skua
193. Larus audouinii - Audouin’s Gull
194. Larus canus - Common Gull
195. Larus cachinnans - Yellow-legged Gull *
196. Larus argentatus - Herring Gull
197. Larus fuscus - Lesser Black-backed Gull
198. Larus marinus - Great Black-backed Gull
199. Larus delawarensis - Ring-billed Gull
200. Larus atricilla - Laughing Gull
201. Larus ichthyaetus - Pallas’s Gull
202. Larus melanocephalus - Mediterranean Gull *
203. Larus ridibundus - Black-headed Gull *
204. Larus relictus - Relict Gull
205. Larus genei - Slender-billed Gull *
206. Larus minutus - Little Gull
207. Rissa tridactyla - Kittiwake
208. Xema sabini - Sabine’s Gull
209. Chlidonias hybrida - Whiskered Tern *
210. Chlidonias niger - Black Tern *
211. Chlidonias leucoptera - White-winged Tern
212. Gelochelidon nilotica - Gull-billed Tern *
213. Sterna hirundo - Common Tern *
214. Sterna paradisaea - Arctic Tern
215. Sterna albifrons - Little Tern *
216. Sterna caspia - Caspian Tern
217. Sterna sandvicensis - Sandwich Tern *
218. Alca torda - Razorbill
219. Uria aalge - Guillemot
220. Fratercula arctica - Puffin
221. Syrrhaptes paradoxus - Pallas’s Sandgrouse
222. Columba livia - Rock Dove *
223. Columba oenas - Stock Dove *
224. Columba palumbus - Wood Pigeon *
225. Streptopelia turtur - Turtle Dove *

226. Streptopelia senegalensis - Laughing Dove
227. Streptopelia decaocto - Collared Dove *
228. Streptopelia roseogrisea - African Collared Dove
229. Clamator glandarius - Great Spotted Cuckoo *
230. Cuculus canorus - Cuckoo *
231. Caprimulgus europaeus - Nightjar *
232. Tyto alba - Barn Owl *
233. Otus scops - Scops Owl *
234. Bubo bubo - Eagle Owl *
235. Nyctea scandiaca - Snowy Owl
236. Glaucidium passerinum - Pygmy Owl *
237. Athene noctua - Little Owl *
238. Aegolius funereus - Tengmalm’s Owl *
239. Strix aluco - Tawny Owl *
240. Strix uralensis - Ural Owl *
241. Asio otus - Long-eared Owl *
242. Asio flammeus - Short-eared Owl
243. Apus affinis - Little Swift
244. Apus apus - Swift *
245. Apus pallidus - Pallid Swift *
246. Apus melba - Alpine Swift *
247. Alcedo atthis - Kingfisher *
248. Merops apiaster - Bee-eater *
249. Merops persicus - Blue-cheeked Bee-eater
250. Coracias garrulus - Roller *
251. Upupa epops - Hoopoe *
252. Psittacula krameri - Rose-ringed Parakeet *
253. Jynx torquilla - Wryneck *
254. Dryocopus martius - Black Woodpecker *
255. Picus viridis - Green Woodpecker *
256. Picus canus - Grey-headed Woodpecker *
257. Dendrocopos minor - Lesser Spotted Woodpecker *
258. Dendrocopos major - Great Spotted Woodpecker *
259. Dendrocopos syriacus - Syrian Woodpecker *
260. Dendrocopos medius - Middle Spotted Woodpecker *
261. Dendrocopos leucotos - White-backed Woodpecker *
262. Picoides tridactylus - Three-toed Woodpecker *
263. Melanocorypha calandra - Calandra Lark *
264. Melanocorypha leucoptera - White-winged Lark
265. Melanocorypha yeltoniensis - Black Lark
266. Eremophila alpestris - Horned Lark *
267. Calandrella brachydactyla - Short-toed Lark *
268. Calandrella rufescens - Lesser Short-toed Lark *
269. Galerida cristata - Crested Lark *
270. Lullula arborea - Woodlark *
271. Alauda arvensis - Skylark *
272. Riparia riparia - Sand Martin *
273. Ptyonoprogne rupestris - Crag Martin *
274. Hirundo rustica - Barn Swallow *
275. Hirundo daurica - Red-rumped Swallow *
276. Delichon urbica - House Martin *
277. Motacilla flava feldegg - Yellow Wagtail *
278. Motacilla alba - White Wagtail *
279. Motacilla cinerea - Grey Wagtail *
280. Motacilla citreola - Citrine Wagtail
281. Anthus novaeseelandiae - Richard’s Pipit
282. Anthus campestris - Tawny Pipit *
283. Anthus pratensis - Meadow Pipit
284. Anthus trivialis - Tree Pipit *
285. Anthus cervinus - Red-throated Pipit
286. Anthus spinoletta - Water Pipit *
287. Lanius collurio - Red-backed Shrike *
288. Lanius minor - Lesser Grey Shrike *
289. Lanius excubitor - Great Grey Shrike *
290. Lanius senator - Woodchat Shrike *
291. Lanius nubicus - Masked Shrike *
292. Cinclus cinclus - Dipper *
293. Troglodytes troglodytes - Wren *
294. Prunella collaris - Alpine Accentor *
295. Prunella modularis - Dunnock *
296. Bombycilla garrulus - Waxwing
297. Cercotrichas galactotes - Rufous Bush Robin *
298. Erithacus rubecula - Robin *
299. Luscinia svecica - Bluethroat *
300. Tarsiger cyanurus - Red-flanked Bluetail
301. Luscinia luscinia - Thrush Nightingale *
302. Luscinia megarhynchos - Nightingale *
303. Phoenicurus ochruros - Black Redstart *
304. Phoenicurus phoenicurus - Redstart *
305. Saxicola rubetra - Whinchat *
306. Saxicola torquata - Stonechat *
307. Oenanthe oenanthe - Wheatear *
308. Oenanthe isabellina - Isabelline Wheatear *
309. Oenanthe hispanica - Black-eared Wheatear *
310. Oenanthe pleschanka - Pied Wheatear *
311. Oenanthe leucura - Black Wheatear
312. Oenanthe deserti - Desert Wheatear
313. Oenanthe finschii - Finsch’s Wheatear
314. Monticola solitarius - Blue Rock Thrush *
315. Monticola saxatilis - Rock Thrush *
316. Zoothera sibirica - Siberian Thrush
317. Zoothera dauma - White’s Thrush
318. Turdus torquatus - Ring Ouzel *
319. Turdus merula - Blackbird *
320. Turdus ruficollis - Dark-throated Thrush
321. Turdus pilaris - Fieldfare *
322. Turdus iliacus - Redwing
323. Turdus philomelos - Song Thrush *
324. Turdus viscivorus - Mistle Thrush *
325. Panurus biarmicus - Bearded Reedling *
326. Cettia cetti - Cetti’s Warbler *
327. Locustella luscinioides - Savi’s Warbler *
328. Locustella fluviatilis - River Warbler *
329. Locustella naevia - Grasshopper Warbler *
330. Acrocephalus paludicola - Aquatic Warbler
331. Acrocephalus schoenobaenus - Sedge Warbler *
332. Acrocephalus agricola - Paddyfield Warbler *
333. Acrocephalus dumetorum - Blyth’s Reed Warbler
334. Acrocephalus scirpaceus - Reed Warbler *
335. Acrocephalus palustris - Marsh Warbler *
336. Acrocephalus melanopogon - Moustached Warbler *
337. Acrocephalus arundinaceus - Great Reed Warbler *
338. Hippolais polyglotta - Melodious Warbler
339. Hippolais icterina - Icterine Warbler *
340. Hippolais olivetorum - Olive-tree Warbler *
341. Hippolais pallida - Olivaceous Warbler *
342. Sylvia nisoria - Barred Warbler *
343. Sylvia borin - Garden Warbler *
344. Sylvia hortensis - Orphean Warbler *
345. Sylvia atricapilla - Blackcap *
346. Sylvia communis - Whitethroat *
347. Sylvia curruca - Lesser Whitethroat *
348. Sylvia rüppelli - Rüppell’s Warbler
349. Sylvia melanocephala - Sardinian Warbler *
350. Sylvia cantillans - Subalpine Warbler *
351. Sylvia undata - Dartford Warbler
352. Regulus regulus - Goldcrest *
353. Regulus ignicapillus - Firecrest *
354. Cisticola juncidis - Zitting Cisticola *
355. Phylloscopus collybitus - Chiffchaff *
356. Phylloscopus trochilus - Willow Warbler *
357. Phylloscopus sibilatrix - Wood Warbler *
358. Phylloscopus trochiloides - Greenish Warbler
359. Phylloscopus bonelli - Bonelli’s Warbler *
360. Phylloscopus proregulus - Pallas’s Warbler
361. Phylloscopus inornatus - Yellow-browed Warbler
362. Phylloscopus borealis - Arctic Warbler
363. Ficedula albicollis - Collared Flycatcher *
364. Ficedula hypoleuca - Pied Flycatcher
365. Ficedula semitorquata - Semi-collared Flycatcher *
366. Ficedula parva - Red-breasted Flycatcher *
367. Muscicapa striata - Spotted Flycatcher *
368. Aegithalos caudatus - Long-tailed Tit *
369. Remiz pendulinus - Penduline Tit *
370. Parus palustris - Marsh Tit *
371. Parus lugubris - Sombre Tit *
372. Parus cristatus - Crested Tit *
373. Parus montanus - Willow Tit *
374. Parus ater - Coal Tit *
375. Parus major - Great Tit *
376. Parus caeruleus - Blue Tit *
377. Sitta europaea - Nuthatch *
378. Sitta neumayer - Rock Nuthatch *
379. Tichodroma muraria - Wallcreeper *
380. Certhia familiaris - Treecreeper *
381. Certhia brachydactyla - Short-toed Treecreeper *
382. Emberiza citrinella - Yellowhammer *
383. Emberiza cirlus - Cirl Bunting *
384. Emberiza melanocephala - Black-headed Bunting *
385. Emberiza hortulana - Ortolan Bunting *
386. Emberiza caesia - Cretzschmar’s Bunting
387. Emberiza calandra - Corn Bunting *
388. Emberiza leucocephala - Pine Bunting
389. Emberiza rustica - Rustic Bunting
390. Emberiza cia - Rock Bunting *
391. Emberiza pusilla - Little Bunting
392. Emberiza schoeniclus - Reed Bunting *
393. Calcarius lapponicus - Lapland Longspur
394. Plectrophenax nivalis - Snow Bunting
395. Fringilla coelebs - Chaffinch *
396. Fringilla montifringilla - Brambling
397. Serinus serinus - European Serin *
398. Carduelis chloris - Greenfinch *
399. Carduelis spinus - Siskin *
400. Carduelis carduelis - Goldfinch *
401. Acanthis flammea - Redpoll
402. Acanthis hornemanni - Arctic Redpoll
403. Acanthis cannabina - Linnet *
404. Acanthis flavirostris - Twite
405. Carpodacus erythrinus - Common Rosefinch *
406. Rhodopechys githaginea - Trumpeter Finch
407. Rhodospiza obsoleta - Desert Finch
408. Loxia curvirostra - Common Crossbill *
409. Loxia leucoptera - Two-barred Crossbill
410. Pyrrhula pyrrhula - Bullfinch *
411. Coccothraustes coccothraustes - Hawfinch *
412. Sturnus roseus - Rose-coloured Starling *
413. Sturnus vulgaris - Starling *
414. Sturnus unicolor - Spotless Starling
415. Oriolus oriolus - Golden Oriole *
416. Passer domesticus - House Sparrow *
417. Passer montanus - Tree Sparrow *
418. Passer hispaniolensis - Spanish Sparrow *
419. Petronia petronia - Rock Sparrow *
420. Montifringilla nivalis - Snowfinch
421. Garrulus glandarius - Jay *
422. Pica pica - Magpie *
423. Nucifraga caryocatactes - Nutcracker *
424. Pyrrhocorax graculus - Alpine Chough *
425. Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax - Chough
426. Corvus monedula - Jackdaw *
427. Corvus frugilegus - Rook *
428. Corvus corone cornix - Hooded Crow *
429. Corvus corax - Raven *

(*) – Recently breeding species in the country!
 

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