Mid-March up-date

More migrants have been recorded until the 20th of March: GLOSSY IBISSES first seen on 15/3 by the Kalloni Pans flooded fields (photo by Christ. Samaras) and in Skala Kallonis (by Thekla Koukourouvli) . It was the same day they were also recorded for the first time in Northern Greece coastal wetlands (by Dimitris Kokkinidis, check the Facebook group “About Thrace beyond, birding and more“).

Also, ALPINE and COMMON SWIFTS, together with more Barn Swallows (Kalloni Pans, by Lefteris Kakalis) on 17/3 and, finaly, RUPPELL’S and SUB-ALPINE WARBLERS in Haramida on 20/3 (photo by Petros Tskamakis).

All records posted on Facebook group “Lesvos Bird News“!

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Beginning of April report- do not wait until May!

Cretzschmar's Bunting

Here is a 2-morning birding report by L. Kakalis and L. Grimbilakou, at the very begining of April (2 & 3/4) with sightings (and photos!) of some of Lesvos most wanted species: KRUPER’S NUTHATCH, CINEREOUS and CRETZSCHMAR’S BUNTINGS, RUPPELL’S WARBLER, ISABELLLINE WHEATHEAR, MASKED SHRIKE and more!

photo ©: Lina Grimbilakou

02 & 03 April, a weekend’s birding

Mid-April 2015, guided birding around CENTRAL

Here are the highlights of today’s HALF-DAY guided BIRDING trip to wetlands around the northern coasts of the Kalloni Gulf, Molivos and Mikri Limni Pine Forest:

Ruppell’s and Orphean Warbler’s, Little Bitterns, Little Crakes, Black Storks, Glossy Ibisses, Ruddy Shelducks, Short-toed Eagles, Scops Owls and Kruper’s Nuthatch.