International Summer School of Geoparks visit to the Kalloni Salt Pans

Kalloni Salt Pans; Lesvos

Let’s not forget that the whole island of Lesvos is designated as a Global Geopark by Unesco!

Participants in the International Summer School of Global Geoparks visited the Kalloni salt Pans on the morning of June 24. They were presented about the wetlands of the Aegean and Lesvos and birdwatched at the East parts of the Kalloni Pans. We watched together: Flamingos, 5 DALMATIAN PELICANS, 15+ Slender-billed Gulls, nesting Black-winged Stilts, a magnificent Short-toed Eagle that flew low over us all, Black Storks, Common and Little Terns etc.

The summer school that was entitled “Unesco Global Geoparks”was hosted by the Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest and the Geography Dept of the University of the Aegean. It had participants from all parts of the world (Iran, Brazil, Indonesia, France, Greece, Cyprus, Portogal, Senegal etc.).

The previous evening Lesvos Birdwatching participated in a panel discussion about the alternative activities on the island of Lesvos.

For more about the summer school see here.

Birdwatching at the Kalloni Salt Pans

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