26 April- Skalochori to Sigri (Western Lesvos)

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PHOTO 1: Cretzschmar’s Bunting (Emberiza caesia)


1 Hoopoe (Upupa epops)

2 Wood Larks (Lullula arborea), 3 Lesser Whitethroats (Sylvia curruca)

2 Golden Orioles (Oriolus oriolus), males

5 Sombre Tits (Poecile lugubris)

10 Whinchat Shrikes (Lanius serrator), 2 Masked Shrikes (L. nubicus)

1 Red-backed Shrike (L. collurio), a male

1 Short-toed Eagle (Circaetus gallicus)

1 Long-legged Buzzard (Buteo rufinus)

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PHOTO 2: Short-toed Eagle (Circaetus gallicus)

ANCIENT ANTISSA to KAMPOS (fields and wetlands)

4 Purple Herons (Ardea purpurea)

24 Bee-eaters (Merops apiaster) over the sea, heading N

2 Olivaceous Warblers (Iduna pallida)

100+ Spanish Sparrows (Passer hispaniolensis)

3 Red-footed Falcons (Falco vespertinus), all females

NOTE: Do not cross the river you will meet while driving from Anc. Antissa to Kampos at the very first ford. Turn right and drive down the river bank for 350m to cross from the other, recently fixed, ford. 


1 Hoopoe (Upupa epops)

10+ Crag Martins (Ptyonoprogne rupestris)

4 Rock Sparrows (Petronia petronia)

2 Short-toed Eagles (Circaetus gallicus)


1 Chuckar (Alectoris chukar)

3 Kestrels (Falco tinnunculus)

3 Little Owls (Athene noctua)

2 Rock Sparrows (Petronia petronia)

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PHOTO 3: Chukar (Alectoris chukar)


1 Squacco Heron (Ardeola ralloides)


23 Ruddy Shelducks (Tadorna ferruginea)

5 Turtle Doves (Streptopelia turtur)

2 Blackcaps (Sylvia atricapilla), 3 Spotted Flycatchers (Muscicapa striata)

2 Collared Flycatchers (Ficedula albicollis)

40+ Spanish Sparrows (Passer hispaniolensis)

1 Black-headed Bunting (Emberiza melanocephala)

1 Pallid Harrier (Circus macrourus)

1 Eleonora’s Falcon (Falco eleonorae)

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PHOTO 4: Pallid Harrier (Circus macrouros)

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