Complex Perpera

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Country: Bulgaria

Region: Eastern Rhodope Mountains

We speak: English, Български

Location: Complex Perpera is located near the charming village of Dolno Cherkovishte, 2 kms. from the beautiful Studen Kladenets reservoir dam (Haskovo region) and not far from the Greek border. It faces one of the largest Thracian religious-complexes in the Eastern Rhodopes, a designated megalithic monument of national importance. More than 100 trapezoidal niches, believed to have been used for burial purposes, were cut into the sheer volcanic-cliffs at impressively daunting heights. Known for its deposits of gold, the Arda River features several beaches of fine golden-sand along its beautifully meandering course to the impressive Ivaylovgrad reservoir, into which its waters eventually disgorge. Excellent birdwatching commences at the very doorstep of the complex, where surrounding canyons constitute one of Europe’s top raptor sites - in spring more than 20 species may be seen.

Services: Open throughout the year a visit at any time is guaranteed to prove immensely rewarding on the bird scene. Partly enclosed by wooded cliffs and crags the complex is an oasis of wildlife, and one of the last refuges in Europe for globally endangered Egyptian and Griffon Vultures. Levant Sparrowhawk, Golden, Lesser-spotted, Short-toed and Booted Eagles are among notable breeding raptors, while Black Vultures often visit locally-established feeding platforms. The area also presents a large array of south-eastern specialities, including Olive-tree, Olivaceous, Orphean, Subalpine, Sardinian and Eastern Bonelli’s Warblers, Masked and Woodchat Shrikes, Crag Martin and Red-rumped Swallow, together with other noteworthy passerines such as Rock Nuthatch, Sombre Tit, Blue and Rufous-tailed Rock Thrushes, Ortolan, Cirl and Rock Buntings. As a bonus the visiting birder will also see the cliff-nesting population of Black Storks, and there is every chance of Chukar sightings. Experienced local guide is available on request

Guestrooms: Complex Perpera consists of a modern-looking, four-storey hotel surrounded by five self-contained villas/chalets. Each contains two double rooms, kitchen, living room, terrace with barbeque and a shared toilet/bathroom - ideally suited for families or small groups. The hotel carries a 4-star rating and provides six spacious en-suite apartments, inside swimming pool and large terraces on each floor. In addition there are six comfortable self-contained, en-suite bungalows, all rooms being fitted with mosquito screens. There are also conference hall, internet facilities and, of course, an excellent restaurant - indoor or outdoor dining - serving local and international cuisine. There is a spa center and a beautiful garden with outside swimming pool as well.

* Please note that the English bird names on this site follow the American terminology. If you can't find a species name, try searching by Family or latin name.
Status key: B = breeding species; RB - rare breeding; W = winter only; V - vagrant; RV = rare vagrant; TM - trans-migrant; In - introduced

Name
Spring
Summer
Autumn
Winter
Name (lat)
Family
Montagu's Harrier
1
1
1
0
Circus pygargus Accipitridae
Short-toed Eagle
1
1
1
0
Circaetus gallicus Accipitridae
Imperial Eagle
1
1
1
0
Aquila heliaca Accipitridae
Egyptian Vulture
1
1
1
0
Neophron percnopterus Accipitridae
Long-legged Buzzard
1
1
1
1
Buteo rufinus Accipitridae
Lesser Spotted Eagle
1
0
0
0
Aquila pomarina Accipitridae
Cinereous Vulture
1
1
1
1
Aegypius monachus Accipitridae
Eurasian Marsh-Harrier
0
0
0
1
Circus aeruginosus Accipitridae
Pallid Harrier
1
0
1
0
Circus macrourus Accipitridae
Rough-legged Hawk
0
0
0
1
Buteo lagopus Accipitridae
Golden Eagle
1
1
1
1
Aquila chrysaetos Accipitridae
Black Kite
1
1
1
0
Milvus migrans Accipitridae
Northern Harrier
1
0
1
0
Circus cyaneus Accipitridae
Eurasian Sparrowhawk
1
1
1
1
Accipiter nisus Accipitridae
Eurasian Griffon
1
1
1
1
Gyps fulvus Accipitridae
Northern Goshawk
1
1
1
1
Accipiter gentilis Accipitridae
Common Buzzard
1
1
1
1
Buteo buteo Accipitridae
Booted Eagle
1
1
1
0
Hieraaetus pennatus Accipitridae
Red Kite
1
0
1
0
Milvus milvus Accipitridae
Levant Sparrowhawk
1
0
0
0
Accipiter brevipes Accipitridae
White-tailed Eagle
1
1
1
1
Haliaeetus albicilla Accipitridae
European Honey-buzzard
1
1
1
0
Pernis apivorus Accipitridae
Olive-tree Warbler
1
1
0
0
Hippolais olivetorum Acrocephalidae
Great Reed-Warbler (rare)
0
0
0
0
Acrocephalus arundinaceus Acrocephalidae
Icterine Warbler
1
0
0
0
Hippolais icterina Acrocephalidae
Eastern Olivaceous Warbler
1
1
1
0
Hippolais pallida Acrocephalidae
Sedge Warbler
1
1
1
0
Acrocephalus schoenobaenus Acrocephalidae
Long-tailed Tit
1
1
1
1
Aegithalos caudatus Aegithalidae
Wood Lark
1
1
1
1
Lullula arborea Alaudidae
Crested Lark
1
1
1
1
Galerida cristata Alaudidae
Greater Short-toed Lark
1
1
1
0
Calandrella brachydactyla Alaudidae
Sky Lark
0
0
1
1
Alauda arvensis Alaudidae
Common Kingfisher
1
1
1
1
Alcedo atthis Alcedinidae
Mallard
1
1
1
1
Anas platyrhynchos Anatidae
Eurasian Wigeon
0
1
0
1
Anas penelope Anatidae
Garganey
1
1
1
0
Anas querquedula Anatidae
Common Goldeneye
0
0
0
1
Bucephala clangula Anatidae
Common Pochard
0
0
0
1
Aythya ferina Anatidae
Tufted Duck (rare)
0
0
0
0
Aythya fuligula Anatidae
Gadwall
1
1
1
1
Anas strepera Anatidae
Ruddy Shelduck
1
0
1
0
Tadorna ferruginea Anatidae
Whooper Swan
0
0
0
1
Cygnus cygnus Anatidae
Common Merganser
0
0
0
1
Mergus merganser Anatidae
Smew
0
0
0
1
Mergellus albellus Anatidae
Graylag Goose
0
0
0
1
Anser anser Anatidae
Mute Swan
1
1
1
1
Cygnus olor Anatidae
Green-winged Teal
0
0
0
1
Anas crecca Anatidae
Common Swift
1
1
1
0
Apus apus Apodidae
Pallid Swift
1
0
1
0
Apus pallidus Apodidae
Alpine Swift
1
1
0
0
Apus melba Apodidae
Great Egret
0
0
0
1
Ardea alba Ardeidae
Gray Heron
1
1
1
1
Ardea cinerea Ardeidae
Little Egret
1
1
1
1
Egretta garzetta Ardeidae
Little Bittern
1
0
0
0
Ixobrychus minutus Ardeidae
Black-crowned Night-Heron
1
0
1
1
Nycticorax nycticorax Ardeidae
Eurasian Thick-knee
1
1
1
0
Burhinus oedicnemus Burhinidae
Eurasian Nightjar
1
1
1
0
Caprimulgus europaeus Caprimulgidae
Short-toed Treecreeper
1
1
1
1
Certhia brachydactyla Certhiidae
Northern Lapwing
1
0
1
0
Vanellus vanellus Charadriidae
Little Ringed Plover
1
1
1
0
Charadrius dubius Charadriidae
White Stork
1
1
1
0
Ciconia ciconia Ciconiidae
Black Stork
1
1
1
0
Ciconia nigra Ciconiidae
White-throated Dipper (rare)
0
0
0
0
Cinclus cinclus Cinclidae
Rock Pigeon
1
1
1
1
Columba livia Columbidae
Stock Dove (rare)
0
0
0
0
Columba oenas Columbidae
Eurasian Collared-Dove
0
0
0
1
Streptopelia decaocto Columbidae
Common Wood-Pigeon
1
1
1
1
Columba palumbus Columbidae
European Turtle-Dove
1
1
1
0
Streptopelia turtur Columbidae
European Roller
1
1
1
0
Coracias garrulus Coraciidae
Eurasian Jay
1
1
1
1
Garrulus glandarius Corvidae
Eurasian Jackdaw
1
1
1
1
Corvus monedula Corvidae
Eurasian Magpie
1
1
1
1
Pica pica Corvidae
Hooded Crow
1
1
1
1
Corvus cornix Corvidae
Rook
1
0
1
0
Corvus frugilegus Corvidae
Common Raven
1
1
1
1
Corvus corax Corvidae
Great Spotted Cuckoo
1
1
0
0
Clamator glandarius Cuculidae
Common Cuckoo
1
1
1
0
Cuculus canorus Cuculidae
Yellowhammer
1
1
1
1
Emberiza citrinella Emberizidae
Cirl Bunting
1
1
1
0
Emberiza cirlus Emberizidae
Rock Bunting
1
0
1
0
Emberiza cia Emberizidae
Black-headed Bunting
1
1
0
0
Emberiza melanocephala Emberizidae
Reed Bunting
1
1
1
1
Emberiza schoeniclus Emberizidae
Corn Bunting
1
1
1
1
Emberiza calandra Emberizidae
Ortolan Bunting
1
1
1
0
Emberiza hortulana Emberizidae
Eleonora's Falcon (rare)
0
0
0
0
Falco eleonorae Falconidae
Saker Falcon (rare)
0
0
0
0
Falco cherrug Falconidae
Peregrine Falcon
1
1
1
1
Falco peregrinus Falconidae
Red-footed Falcon
1
0
1
0
Falco vespertinus Falconidae
Eurasian Hobby
1
1
1
0
Falco subbuteo Falconidae
Lesser Kestrel (rare)
0
0
0
0
Falco naumanni Falconidae
Merlin
0
0
0
1
Falco columbarius Falconidae
Eurasian Kestrel
1
1
1
1
Falco tinnunculus Falconidae
Red Crossbill
1
0
1
0
Loxia curvirostra Fringillidae
European Greenfinch
1
1
1
1
Chloris chloris Fringillidae
European Serin (rare)
0
0
0
0
Serinus serinus Fringillidae
European Goldfinch
1
1
1
1
Carduelis carduelis Fringillidae
Common Chaffinch
1
1
1
1
Fringilla coelebs Fringillidae
Brambling
0
0
0
1
Fringilla montifringilla Fringillidae
Eurasian Linnet
1
1
1
1
Carduelis cannabina Fringillidae
Hawfinch
1
1
1
1
Coccothraustes coccothraustes Fringillidae
Eurasian Siskin
1
1
1
1
Spinus spinus Fringillidae
Red-throated Loon
0
0
0
1
Gavia stellata Gaviidae
Bank Swallow
1
1
1
0
Riparia riparia Hirundinidae
Red-rumped Swallow
1
1
1
0
Cecropis daurica Hirundinidae
Eurasian Crag-Martin
1
1
1
0
Ptyonoprogne rupestris Hirundinidae
Common House-Martin
1
1
1
0
Delichon urbicum Hirundinidae
Barn Swallow
1
1
1
0
Hirundo rustica Hirundinidae
Northern Shrike
0
0
0
1
Lanius excubitor Laniidae
Woodchat Shrike
1
1
1
0
Lanius senator Laniidae
Lesser Gray Shrike
1
1
1
0
Lanius minor Laniidae
Masked Shrike
1
1
0
0
Lanius nubicus Laniidae
Red-backed Shrike
1
1
1
0
Lanius collurio Laniidae
Little Gull
1
0
1
1
Hydrocoloeus minutus Laridae
Black Tern
1
0
1
0
Chlidonias niger Laridae
Black-headed Gull
1
0
1
1
Chroicocephalus ridibundus Laridae
Yellow-legged Gull
1
1
1
1
Larus michahellis Laridae
Whiskered Tern
1
0
1
1
Chlidonias hybrida Laridae
White-winged Tern
1
0
1
0
Chlidonias leucopterus Laridae
Lesser Black-backed Gull
0
0
0
1
Larus fuscus Laridae
Common Tern
1
0
1
1
Sterna hirundo Laridae
Savi's Warbler
1
0
1
0
Locustella luscinioides Locustellidae
European Bee-eater
1
1
1
0
Merops apiaster Meropidae
Water Pipit (rare)
0
0
0
0
Anthus spinoletta Motacillidae
White Wagtail
0
0
0
1
Motacilla alba Motacillidae
Gray Wagtail
0
0
1
1
Motacilla cinerea Motacillidae
Tree Pipit
1
1
1
0
Anthus trivialis Motacillidae
Western Yellow Wagtail
1
1
1
0
Motacilla flava Motacillidae
Tawny Pipit
1
1
1
0
Anthus campestris Motacillidae
Red-throated Pipit
1
0
1
0
Anthus cervinus Motacillidae
Isabelline Wheatear
1
1
1
0
Oenanthe isabellina Muscicapidae
Blue Rock-Thrush
1
1
1
1
Monticola solitarius Muscicapidae
Northern Wheatear
1
1
1
0
Oenanthe oenanthe Muscicapidae
Rufous-tailed Rock-Thrush
1
1
1
0
Monticola saxatilis Muscicapidae
Common Nightingale
1
1
1
0
Luscinia megarhynchos Muscicapidae
Stonechat
1
1
1
0
Saxicola torquatus Muscicapidae
Black Redstart
1
1
1
1
Phoenicurus ochruros Muscicapidae
Semicollared Flycatcher (rare)
0
0
0
0
Ficedula semitorquata Muscicapidae
Whinchat
1
0
1
1
Saxicola rubetra Muscicapidae
Red-breasted Flycatcher
1
0
1
0
Ficedula parva Muscicapidae
Common Redstart
1
0
1
0
Phoenicurus phoenicurus Muscicapidae
European Robin
1
1
1
1
Erithacus rubecula Muscicapidae
Black-eared Wheatear
1
1
1
0
Oenanthe hispanica Muscicapidae
Thrush Nightingale
1
0
1
0
Luscinia luscinia Muscicapidae
European Pied Flycatcher
1
0
1
0
Ficedula hypoleuca Muscicapidae
Spotted Flycatcher
1
1
1
0
Muscicapa striata Muscicapidae
Collared Flycatcher
1
0
1
0
Ficedula albicollis Muscicapidae
Eurasian Golden Oriole
1
1
1
0
Oriolus oriolus Oriolidae
Osprey
1
0
1
0
Pandion haliaetus Pandionidae
Coal Tit
1
1
1
1
Periparus ater Paridae
Willow Tit
1
0
1
1
Poecile montanus Paridae
Crested Tit
1
1
1
1
Lophophanes cristatus Paridae
Sombre Tit
1
1
1
1
Poecile lugubris Paridae
Great Tit
1
1
1
1
Parus major Paridae
Eurasian Blue Tit
1
1
1
1
Cyanistes caeruleus Paridae
Marsh Tit
1
1
1
1
Poecile palustris Paridae
Eurasian Tree Sparrow
1
1
1
1
Passer montanus Passeridae
Spanish Sparrow
1
1
1
0
Passer hispaniolensis Passeridae
House Sparrow
1
1
1
1
Passer domesticus Passeridae
Great Cormorant
1
1
1
1
Phalacrocorax carbo Phalacrocoracidae
Common Quail
1
1
1
0
Coturnix coturnix Phasianidae
Gray Partridge
1
1
1
1
Perdix perdix Phasianidae
Ring-necked Pheasant
1
1
1
1
Phasianus colchicus Phasianidae
Chukar
1
1
1
1
Alectoris chukar Phasianidae
Willow Warbler
1
0
1
0
Phylloscopus trochilus Phylloscopidae
Common Chiffchaff
1
1
1
0
Phylloscopus collybita Phylloscopidae
Wood Warbler
1
0
1
1
Phylloscopus sibilatrix Phylloscopidae
Eastern Bonelli's Warbler
1
1
1
0
Phylloscopus orientalis Phylloscopidae
Green Woodpecker
1
1
1
1
Picus viridis Picidae
Syrian Woodpecker
1
1
1
1
Dendrocopos syriacus Picidae
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker
1
1
1
1
Dendrocopos minor Picidae
Middle Spotted Woodpecker
1
1
1
1
Dendrocopos medius Picidae
Eurasian Wryneck
1
1
1
0
Jynx torquilla Picidae
Great Spotted Woodpecker
1
1
1
1
Dendrocopos major Picidae
Black Woodpecker
1
1
1
1
Dryocopus martius Picidae
Gray-faced Woodpecker
1
1
1
1
Picus canus Picidae
Little Grebe
1
1
1
1
Tachybaptus ruficollis Podicipedidae
Great Crested Grebe
1
1
1
1
Podiceps cristatus Podicipedidae
Eared Grebe (rare)
0
0
0
0
Podiceps nigricollis Podicipedidae
Dunnock
1
1
1
1
Prunella modularis Prunellidae
Spotted Crake
0
0
1
0
Porzana porzana Rallidae
Eurasian Moorhen
1
1
1
1
Gallinula chloropus Rallidae
Eurasian Coot
1
1
1
1
Fulica atra Rallidae
Little Crake
1
0
0
0
Porzana parva Rallidae
Water Rail
0
0
0
1
Rallus aquaticus Rallidae
Firecrest
0
0
1
1
Regulus ignicapilla Regulidae
Goldcrest
0
0
1
1
Regulus regulus Regulidae
Common Greenshank
1
0
1
0
Tringa nebularia Scolopacidae
Eurasian Curlew
1
0
1
0
Numenius arquata Scolopacidae
Dunlin (rare)
0
0
0
0
Calidris alpina Scolopacidae
Green Sandpiper
1
0
1
1
Tringa ochropus Scolopacidae
Common Snipe
1
0
1
1
Gallinago gallinago Scolopacidae
Common Sandpiper
1
1
1
1
Actitis hypoleucos Scolopacidae
Little Stint
1
0
1
0
Calidris minuta Scolopacidae
Spotted Redshank
1
0
1
0
Tringa erythropus Scolopacidae
Common Redshank
1
1
1
0
Tringa totanus Scolopacidae
Wood Sandpiper
1
0
1
0
Tringa glareola Scolopacidae
Eurasian Woodcock
0
0
0
1
Scolopax rusticola Scolopacidae
Rock Nuthatch
1
1
1
1
Sitta neumayer Sittidae
Eurasian Nuthatch
1
1
1
1
Sitta europaea Sittidae
Eurasian Eagle-Owl
1
1
1
1
Bubo bubo Strigidae
Short-eared Owl
0
0
0
1
Asio flammeus Strigidae
European Scops-Owl
1
1
0
0
Otus scops Strigidae
Long-eared Owl
1
1
1
1
Asio otus Strigidae
Tawny Owl
1
1
1
1
Strix aluco Strigidae
Little Owl
1
1
1
1
Athene noctua Strigidae
European Starling
1
1
1
1
Sturnus vulgaris Sturnidae
Rosy Starling
0
1
0
0
Pastor roseus Sturnidae
Lesser Whitethroat
1
1
1
0
Sylvia curruca Sylviidae
Blackcap
1
1
1
0
Sylvia atricapilla Sylviidae
Garden Warbler
1
0
1
0
Sylvia borin Sylviidae
Subalpine Warbler
0
0
1
0
Sylvia cantillans Sylviidae
Greater Whitethroat
1
1
1
0
Sylvia communis Sylviidae
Eastern Orphean Warbler
1
1
1
0
Sylvia crassirostris Sylviidae
Barred Warbler
1
1
1
0
Sylvia nisoria Sylviidae
Sardinian Warbler
1
1
1
0
Sylvia melanocephala Sylviidae
Eurasian Spoonbill
1
1
1
0
Platalea leucorodia Threskiornithidae
Glossy Ibis
1
1
1
0
Plegadis falcinellus Threskiornithidae
Wallcreeper (rare)
0
0
0
0
Tichodroma muraria Tichodromidae
Eurasian Wren
1
1
1
1
Troglodytes troglodytes Troglodytidae
Mistle Thrush
1
1
1
1
Turdus viscivorus Turdidae
Song Thrush
1
1
1
1
Turdus philomelos Turdidae
Fieldfare
0
0
0
1
Turdus pilaris Turdidae
Redwing
0
0
0
1
Turdus iliacus Turdidae
Eurasian Blackbird
1
1
1
1
Turdus merula Turdidae
Barn Owl
1
1
1
1
Tyto alba Tytonidae
Eurasian Hoopoe
1
1
1
0
Upupa epops Upupidae

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