Spring migrants

This morning (7/3) 10 SWIFTS and 2 BARN SWALLOWS have been reported in Mitilini, by Apostolos Christopoulos. In the afternoon I visited the Kalloni Salt Pans under strong south wind and a terrible, full of Sahara dust atmosphere. The minute I turned in from the main road I saw a flock of 6 BARN SWALLOWS... Continue Reading →


Glossy Ibises are here!

First 54 Glossy Ibisses (Plegadis flacinellus) were photographed this evening (4/3) over the area below the Kalloni Salt Pans. Two more birds were already landed in the flooded fields. (photos by Eleftheria Pavli)

Mid- September, some passing raptors

Stylianos Zannetos, while ringing with the Charamida Ringing Group shared some raptor observations (and photos !) from three mornings (08:00-14:00). Small numbers but a good variety of species: 16 September  1 Booted Eagle - pale morph (Aquila pennata) 2 Black Kites (Milvus migrans) 8 Honey Buzzards (Pernis apivorus) 3 Red-footed Falcons (Falco vespertinus), 1 Hobby (F.... Continue Reading →

Beginning of September, Western Lesvos

Here are some observations of passing birds from Hanneke Hendricks that was based in Eressos: 5/9 Charamida 5 Goldern Orioles (Oriolus oriolus), 2 Alpine Swifts (Apus melba), 3 Purple Herons (Ardea purpurea) Kalloni Saltpans 3 Stone Curlews (Burhinus oedicnemus), 1 Curlew (Numenius arquata), 1 Slender-billed Gull (Croicocephalus genei), 1 Common Tern (Sterna hirundo), 1 Whiskered... Continue Reading →

19 Jul, Kalloni Pans area

A brief late afternoon visit to the east and west sides of the Kalloni Salt Pans was enough to convince me that autumn migration is on its way! There is an unexpected (for this time of year) small fresh water pool at the usual place behind the sewage treatment unit at the SW corner of... Continue Reading →

Κατάσταση υγροτόπων αρχές Απριλίου 2017 | Condition of wetlands, early April 2017

Αν και έβρεξε έντονα με πλημμύρες στα τέλη Νοεμβρίου 2016 και μας έκανε και χιόνια φέτος, η γενική εντύπωση είναι πως οι υγρότοποι δεν δέχθηκαν πολλά νερά φέτος το χειμώνα- με κάποιες εξαιρέσεις! Δείτε κάποιες χαρακτηριστικές απόψεις γνωστών περιοχών. Although it rained heavily causing floods in many parts of the island at the end of... Continue Reading →

Ένας μακρινός ταξιδιώτης με ταυτότητα| A winter visitor with ID

(for English, please, scroll down) Χιόνισε πολύ, έβρεξε πολύ και τα χωράφια από την πάνω μεριά του κεντρικού δρόμου βόρεια της Αλυκής είναι πλημμυρισμένα κανονικά, στις 21/01. Όχι μόνον αυτό αλλά τα νέα υγροτοπάκια έχουν και επισκέπτες! Κοκκινοσκέληδες, Λασποσκαλίδρες, Νανοσκαλίδρες, Δασότρυγγες και ...2 Κεδρότσιχλες, που κάθονται ήρεμα για φωτογράφηση- προφανώς έχοντας συνηθίσει το συνεχές πέρασμα... Continue Reading →

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