I felt that I should write to you following our very enjoyable birding trip to Bulgaria in May to convey our thanks to you for your expert leadership.
With two hundred bird species recorded in just nine days including almost all of our target birds the tour was a great success. On reflection we feel that we asked you to include in the trip much more than a relatively short break justified. However you managed this hectic schedule with gusto and humour.
We had considered undertaking the trip without a professional guide and rely on guidebooks and trip reports. We now feel that engaging your considerable birding skills as a guide was the correct decision as many of the special species would have been missed had we not been led by a local birder. Not only did you show us species that we would have failed to see but you took us to places that we would never have found ourselves. Your choice of accommodation for us was faultless and at the end of the holiday we all felt that we had experienced the "real" Bulgaria especially with your local insight helping us to appreciate Bulgarian life and customs.
The birds that we saw were all that we had hoped for but the beauty of the Bulgarian countryside will be a lasting memory for all of us. Any of our birding friends looking to enjoy first class birding in stunningly beautiful surroundings could not do better than visit Bulgaria in the spring and to make the very most of any trip a booking with Branta Tours would be very well advised.
Again with many thanks.
Yours sincerely Martin Preston