Eleni Galinou Environmental Science (BSc, PhD)
I started birdwatching at an old age, at the University… Thankfully this is where I met my professor T. Akriotis who gave me the “bug” for birds- for I had the love for every living creature from childhood.
I have worked as a volunteer and later as a professional (reasearcher at the Dept of Environmental Science, Aegean University and also as a freelancer) on surveys and projects for birds in several parts of Greece and Cyprus. Also on awareness actions for the public of Lesvos, where I had the opportunity to introduce birdwatching to children and adults. I always find it amazing to see people discover something new to them and so fascinating. Ever since I have returned to the island, I also guide individuals or small groups on birding trips around the island.
My other loves are bird ringing, amphibians and reptiles, dragonflies and orchids of Lesvos, hiking, my organic garden, special books and above all my two little boys.
I live between Athens and Agia Paraskevi -central Lesvos, above my very favourite wetlands of the Kalloni Gulf!
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