Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Birdwatching in Athens: Two day trip, October 4-5, 2017

Todd Katz is an American biologist who came to Greece for the first time and wanted to take the most of the Athenian birdlife. That's why he contacted us and asked for a two-day trip that would include most of the birding hot spots. 

We picked him up from the airport on October 4. We drove directly to Oropos Lagoon, Athens' most important brackish wetland. Birds seen there included Flamingoes, Mediterranean Shags, lots of Grey Herons, Great and Little Egrets, Kentish Plovers etc. We also saw Slender-billed and Mediterranean Gulls, along with Sandwich Terns. 

Our next stop was Schinias National Park. We reached it through the mountains of NE Athens, stopping on the way to look for the Sombre Tit, which we found close to the village of Grammatiko. 

Little Stint@Oropos Lagoon

Sombre Tit@Grammatiko

Reaching Schinias, we first visited the Olympic Rowing Center. The lakes were full of Coots but there were also a lot of Ferruginous Ducks, Garganeys and two Pygmy Cormorants. 

Ferruginous Duck@Schinias NP

Pygmy Cormorant, Garganeys and Coots@Schinias NP

Apart from the rowing center, we walked through the central marsh which is almost dry at this time of year but still interesting due to the number of passerines. 

After Schinias we headed back to Athens and called it a day as it was late afternoon. 

The next day, we drove to Cape Sounio, we first walked around the temple of Poseidon and found lots of Chukars, a Hobby, a Turtle Dove, Tree Pipits, Blue Rock Thrushes and Alpine Swifts, among others. A single Scopoli's Shearwater was spotted off coast, along with Yellow-legged Gulls and Shags. 

Chukar@Sounio

Hobby@Sounio 

Next stop was the small Artemis Lagoon. We had very good views of Water Rails, a Black-tailed Godwit. 

Black-tailed Godwit@Artemis Lagoon

It was time to look for woodland dwellers. We drove to Athens and stopped at the Aesthetic Forest of Kaisariani, on Mt Hymettus. There we found several warblers, flycatchers, tits, robins and blackbirds, and Short-toed Treecreepers. 

Short-toed Treecreeper@Mt Hymettus

On our way to the hotel, we stopped at Lycabettus Hill, where we saw some late departing Barn Swallows, and the small stream of Pikrodafni, where we found Grey Wagtails and Rose-ringed Parakeets, both target species of Todd. 

Two days of intense birding were over. We managed to find some 78 species overall, 65 of which were new to Todd. A very productive trip indeed! 

Todd scanning the coast for shearwaters


TRIP CHECKLIST

Mute Swan Cygnus olor
Garganey Anas querquedula
Green-winged Teal Anas crecca
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca
Chukar Alectoris chukar
Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis
Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus
Scopoli's Shearwater Calonectris diomedea
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmeus
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo
Shag Phalacrocorax aristotelis
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
Great Egret Ardea alba
Little Egret Egretta garzetta
Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus
Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus
Common Buzzard Buteo buteo
Water Rail Rallus aquaticus
Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
Coot Fulica atra
Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola
Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus
Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula
Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea
Sanderling Calidris alba
Dunlin Calidris alpina
Little Stint Calidris minuta
Common Redshank Tringa totanus
Slender-billed Gull Larus genei
Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus
Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus
Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis
Sandwich Tern Sterna sandvicensis
Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur
Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto
Little Owl Athene noctua
Alpine Swift Apus melba
Common Swift Apus apus
Kingfisher Alcedo atthis
Kestrel Falco tinnunculus
Hobby Falco subbuteo
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio
Jay Garrulus glandarius
Magpie Pica pica
Hooded Crow Corvus cornix
Crested Lark Galerida cristata
Sand Martin Riparia riparia
Red-rumped Swallow Hirundo daurica
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
Sombre Tit Parus lugubris
Great Tit Parus major
Long-tailed Tit Aegithalos caudatus
Penduline Tit Remiz pendulinus
Rock Nuthatch Sitta neumayer
Cetti's Warbler Cettia cetti
Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus
Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita
Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla
Sardinian Warbler Sylvia melanocephala
Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata
Robin Erithacus rubecula
Common Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus
Blue Rock Thrush Monticola solitarius
Whinchat Saxicola rubetra
Stonechat Saxicola rubicola
Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe
Blackbird Turdus merula
Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava
White Wagtail Motacilla alba
Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea
Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis
Cirl Bunting Emberiza cirlus
Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis
House Sparrow Passer domesticus
Tree Sparrow Passer montanus
Rose-ringed Parakeet Psittacula krameri



Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Birdwatching in Greece: Field test of the new Swarovski BTX Eyepiece module

Swarovski is one of the premium optics manufacturers in the world. Their binoculars and field scopes are top-of-the-line products and are dream gear for birdwatchers worldwide.

Greece Bird Tours had the honour and privilege to be offered by Nafpliotis SA - the dealer of Swarovski Optics in Greece -  to test the brand new Swarovski BTX Eyepiece module, a novel eyepiece that combines crystal clear binocular vision with extra magnification (30-35x) than a classic pair of binoculars. It can easily attach to any spotting scope of the Swarovski range. We were also given the new 1.7x extender that boosts the magnification to 51-57x (depending on the scope model).

Swarovski 95mm scope + BTX eyepiece + 1.7x extender

We tested BTX in several different habitats and weather conditions: we scanned the sea for gulls and shearwaters, checked every wader, heron and waterfowl in lagoons and marshes.

The BTX is ideal for scanning the sea for seabirds 


It also proved to be a great tool when looking for birds like the Rock Partridge or the Griffon Vulture in rocky outcrops and cliffs. Superb image quality and binocular vision provided great and very relaxed views of birds so that one can look through it for hours, literally.

Enjoying the views of Griffon Vultures 
Overall, the BTX module is a great eyepiece for those who want to have the benefits of binocular vision along with an extra-long zoom (30-35x or 51-57x with the use of the extender, depending on the spotting scope). If you want to use your field scope for hours, then this is the right gear for you!




Thursday, October 26, 2017

Birdwatching in Athens: Winter arrivals in Athens

Despite the relatively high temperatures, winter visitors have already arrived in Athens. The Aesthetic Forest of Kaisariani, on Mt Hymettus, is one of the best places close to the metropolis to look for woodland species.

Blue Tits are common and widespread in winter

Hawfinches are widespread but hard to see due to their secretive nature

Siskins are regular winter visitors but their numbers flactuate

Monday, October 23, 2017

Birdwatching in Athens: Half-day trip, September 27 2017

Bruce is a South African birder who came to Greece with his family, during a Mediterranean cruise. He had half a day to spend birding so he contacted us because he wanted to get the most of the Athenian birdlife.

Bruce's 'wish list' was quite long as he has not birded in Europe a lot. It included very common birds (like the Goldfinch) and rare and endangered, like the Ferruginous Duck. Since time was an issue (pick up from the port of Piraeus that lies 15 km south of dowtown Athens could not be earlier than 08.00 and drop off should be no later than 15.30) the best sites to choose were Schinias National Park and Mt Hymettus.

We first headed for Schinias National Park, to look for waterfowl, herons, waders and passerines. A walk in the Olympic rowing was very productive: Ferruginous Ducks, Garganeys, Kingfishers plus two Pygmy Corormants, a rare visitor to Athens!

Ferruginous Duck

Pygmy Cormorant


Penduline Tits, Red-rumped Swallows and lots of Crested Larks were also seen in the reeds, up the sky and on the ground, respectively. We left the rowing center and drove through the (now almost dry) marshland of the Park. A Bee-eater was among the most interesting sights, while Marsh Harriers were all around.

Bee-eater

Penduline Tit (1st win.)

Time was not our friend and we had to start our trip back to the port, making a stop at the Aesthetic Forest of Kaisariani on Mt Hymettus. We looked for resident and migrant wood dwellers, like Blackcaps, Coal Tits, Cirl Buntings, Redstarts, Jays etc. 

Coal Tit

Bruce looking for Blackcaps

We ended up finding some 42 species. Not bad at all for such a short actual time of birding! 

TRIP CHECKLIST 

Mute Swan
Mallard
Garganey
Ferruginous Duck
Little Grebe
Pygmy Cormorant
Grey Heron
Marsh Harrier
Common Buzzard
Kestrel
Water Rail
Coot
Green Sandpiper
Black-headed Gull
Yellow-legged Gull
Collared Dove
Bee-eater
Kingfisher
Crested Lark
Barn Swallow
Red-rumped Swallow
Robin
Common Redstart
Whinchat
Stonechat
Blackbird
Cetti's Warbler
Blackcap
Willow Warbler
Spotted Flycatcher
Long-tailed Tit
Coal Tit
Great Tit
Penduline Tit
Jay
Magpie
Hooded Crow
House Sparrow
Greenfinch
Goldfinch
Cirl Bunting









Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Birdwatching in Athens: Full day tour, Sep 19 2017

Paul Koker is an American birdwatcher who came to Athens and wanted a full day of birding around the big city. He really wanted to see owls, so we started very early, before dawn, in order to find the Scops Owl, a very common but hard to see nocturnal raptor.

The hill of Lycabettus at the city centre, holds a large number of breeding pairs and we managed to hear at least six male birds, and have a great view of at least one bird.

Leaving Lycabettus, we headed for Mt Hymettus to look for two more owls: the Little and the Tawny. Our first stop on Mt Hymettus was at the Aesthetic Forest of Kaisariani at the foothills. We heard, but didn't get to see the Tawny. We did see several woodland birds, (tits, robins, firecrests) however and we also had a brief view of the Red-breasted Flycatcher.

Firecrest

Robin
It was time to move higher up and reach the top. We looked for the Little Owl and had great success! We found one bird, at a scrubby plateau and enjoyed great views.

Little Owl

We left Mt Hymettus and headed for Mt Parnitha, Athens' highest mountain and home to many interestimg mammals, like the Red Deer and the Grey Wolf! We didn't see any wolves but saw many deer. It is rutting season for them and the stags are heard bellowing all over the mountain.

But it was the birdlife that we came for, and we saw several different birds; Coal and Sombre Tits, Short-toed Treecreepers, migrant Whinchats, Wheatears and Spotted Flycatchers, Chiffchaffs and Willow Warblers etc.
Coal Tit

Short-toed Treecreeper
It was time to leave the mountains and try the wetlands. We arrived at Schinias National Park and walked along the Olympic Rowing Centre lake to look for the Ferruginous Duck. We saw several birds along with hundreds of Coots, dozens of Little Grebes, a few Kingfishers and a single Northern Shoveler. Penduline Tits were common in the reeds.

Ferruginous Duck

Right after the Rowing Center, we walked through the tracks of the main marsh. It was afternoon and dozens of herons (Little and Great Egrets, Grey and Purple Herons) were flying overhead, looking for a safe place to roost. Suddenly, a group of five big birds flew towards us and they were not herons; Black Storks made an impressive entrance, circling around for a few minutes! 

Black Storks 

This was the best way to call it a day. We returned to Athens with a total count of 62 species. Mission accompished! 




TRIP CHECKLIST

Mute Swan Cygnus olor
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
Garganey Anas querquedula
Shoveler Anas clypeata
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca
Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis
Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo
Little Egret Egretta garzetta
Great Egret Ardea alba
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea
Black Stork Ciconia nigra
Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus
Kestrel Falco tinnunculus
Water Rail Rallus aquaticus
Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
Coot Fulica atra
Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus
Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis
Rock Dove Columba livia
Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto
Scops Owl Otus scops
Little Owl Athene noctua
Tawny Owl Strix aluco
Alpine Swift Apus melba
Kingfisher Alcedo atthis
Crested Lark Galerida cristata
Sand Martin Riparia riparia
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
Red-rumped Swallow Cecropis daurica
Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava
Robin Erithacus rubecula
Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus
Whinchat Saxicola rubetra
Stonechat Saxicola torquatus
Blackbird Turdus merula
Cetti's Warbler Cettia cetti
Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla
Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca
Sardinian Warbler Sylvia melanocephala
Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita
Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus
Firecrest Regulus ignicapilla
Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata
Red-breasted Flycatcher Ficedula parva
Long-tailed Tit Aegithalos caudatus
Great Tit Parus major
Coal Tit Periparus ater
Sombre Tit Parus lugubris
Rock Nuthatch Sitta neumayer
Short-toed Treecreeper Certhia brachydactyla
Penduline Tit Remiz pendulinus
Jay Garrulus glandarius
Magpie Pica pica
Hooded Crow Corvus cornix
Raven Corvus corax
House Sparrow Passer domesticus
Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs
Greenfinch Carduelis chloris
Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis
Cirl Bunting Emberiza cirlus

Saturday, October 07, 2017

Birdwatching in Athens: Rarity Alert! Pectoral Sandpiper@Vourkari Bay

The Pectoral Sandpiper is a rare vagrant to Greece. So far, there have been fewer than 20 confirmed records of the species.

This year, an individual was sighted at Vourkari Bay, a very important wetland, 40 km west of Athens.


The bird was very tame and did not seem to bother at the groups of birdwatchers/photographers that visited the spot (a seasonal freshwater pool within a barely legal settlement). 


This is just the 3rd record for Athens and, most probably, it won't be the last! 


Friday, September 29, 2017

Birdwatching in Athens and Western Greece, Sep. 22-23, 2017

Anthony Collerton is a world-class birdwatcher, with a life list of more than 4,000 species. He chose us for a two-day birding trip in Athens and Messolonghi Lagoon; we saw 112 species, 5 of which were lifers for Anthony.

His blog post about the trip says it all...

http://welshbirder.blogspot.gr/2017/09/rock-partridges-rock-nuthatches-and.html

Thank you very much Anthony, looking forward to seeing you again!



Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Birdwatching in Athens: Half-day tour, Sep 6, 2017

Jose and Maria is a married couple from Puerto Rico. They came to Greece with a friendly couple and wanted to include some birding to their experience pack from our country. Even though it was an almost last-minute notice, we managed to satsify their demand.

We started from Mt Hymettus and more particulary the Aesthetic Forest of Kaisariani, the most popular destination of a half-day tour as it is very close to Athens and offers a large variety of birds. We enjoyed great views of Great and Long-tailed Tits, Firecrests, Cirl Buntings, Short-toed Treecreepers, Spotted Flycatchers, Robins and Jays. 

Jay pecking on a grape left by a visitor

Robin
Leaving Kaisariani, we ascended the mountain and reached the top. Apart from the great view of Athens we had a really close view of a Red-backed Shrike. 

Red-backed Shrike
We left Mt Hymettus and headed towards Artemis Lagoon, a small but very important wetland in the east coast of Athens. We enjoyed nice views of Little Ringed Plovers, Wood Sandpipers, Curlew Sandpipers and Redshanks. We also managed to have good looks of a Snipe and a Water Raila, both species being quite secretive.

Water Rail

Common Snipe
Leaving Artemis, we visited the nearby Vravrona Wetland. It was almost noon and bird activity was low; we did see, however, migrating Whinchats and Northern Wheatears, local Kestrels and Buzzards and people enjoyed a nice walk along the path that leads to the impressive temple of Artemis.

It was time to end the half-day trip. 36 species were seen, a very satisfying number for a few hours' trip. People of this small group were really delighted as they got to see a different side of Athens, that most "mainstream" tourists never get the chance to.

Happy People from Puero Rico!




TRIP CHECKLIST 
Northern Shoveler (Spatula clypeata)

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)

Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)

Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo)

Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)

Water Rail (Rallus aquaticus)

Eurasian Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus)

Eurasian Coot (Fulica atra)

Little Ringed Plover (Charadrius dubius)
Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea)

Common Snipe (Gallinago gallinago)

Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola)

Common Redshank (Tringa totanus)

Eurasian Collared-Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)

Eurasian Jay (Garrulus glandarius)

Eurasian Magpie (Pica pica)

Hooded Crow (Corvus cornix)

Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)

Red-rumped Swallow (Cecropis daurica)

Coal Tit (Periparus ater)

Great Tit (Parus major)

Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus)

Short-toed Treecreeper (Certhia brachydactyla)

Firecrest (Regulus ignicapilla)

Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus)

Sardinian Warbler (Sylvia melanocephala)

Greater Whitethroat (Sylvia communis)

Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata)

European Robin (Erithacus rubecula)

Whinchat (Saxicola rubetra)

Northern Wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe)

Collared Flycatcher (Ficedula albicollis)

Eurasian Blackbird (Turdus merula)

Western Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla flava)

Cirl Bunting (Emberiza cirlus)

House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)



Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Birdwatching in Southern Greece: Mt Parnassos Trip, August 26, 2017

Amit Cohen is an over-enthusiastic teen birder from Israel. He is only 16 and yet his checklist is really impresive: more than 350 species just in his home country!

Being for vacation in Greece with his family, he contacted us because he wanted to add some new species like the Cirl Bunting and the Middle Spotted Woodpecker. Mt Parnassos was the ideal destination for his needs, as the woodland and alpine species found there are very rare or absent from Israel.

We started very early in the morning as we made a short stop at Kaisariani Aesthetic Forest to look for the Tawny Owl, another lifer. We heard one but didn't get to see it, unfortunately. We also found Short-toed Treecreepers, Common Redstarts, Spotted Flycatchers and lots of Jays before we headed for Parnassos.

The first lifer for the day was the Cirl Bunting. Very common and widespread, we found several birds at the Livadi plateau, along with Northern Wheatears, Woodlarks, Red-rumped Swallows, Sombre Tits and Red-backed Shrikes.

Cirl Buntings

Sombre Tit

When we entered the fir forest, we saw several Coal Tits, European Nuthatches, but our main targets were woodpeckers. The time of year is propably the worst as birds are silent. Nevertheless, we did manage to find a Middle Spotted Woodpecker, another lifer for Amit!

European Nuthatch

Middle Spotted Woodpecker

It was time to move higher up, to the alpine zone. We didn't have much time, as the search for the woodpeckers was very time-consuming. However, we did find a 1-st year Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush, lifer #3 for Amit! 

Rufous-tailed Rock Thush
The best, however, was kept for the end; while walking along a dirt track at an altitude of 1.900 m, two large raptors were spotted straight ahead; a few secs of observation were enough to tell the species: Golden Eagles! A pair of adults, a very rare sighting, was hunting right in front of us. One of the birds was very 'cooperative' flying quite close for several minutes. An unexpected fourth lifer for Amit and a spectacular sighting from every aspect. 

Adult Golden Eagle 

It was time to head our way back to Athens, after a selfie shot at the alpine zone. Another great birding trip was over!

Happy birders!

TRIP CHECKLIST

Golden Eagle - Aquila chrysaetos
Common Buzzard - Buteo buteo
Eurasian Collared-Dove - Streptopelia decaocto                     
Tawny Owl - Strix aluco
Common Swift - Apus apus
Pallid Swift - Apus pallidus
Eurasian Kestrel - Falco tinnunculus
Red-backed Shrike - Lanius collurio
Eurasian Jay - Garrulus glandarius
Eurasian Magpie - Pica pica
Hooded Crow - Corvus cornix
Wood Lark - Lullula arborea
Eurasian Crag-Martin - Ptyonoprogne rupestris
Barn Swallow - Hirundo rustica
Red-rumped Swallow - Cecropis daurica
Coal Tit - Periparus ater
Sombre Tit - Poecile lugubris
Great Tit - Parus major
Eurasian Nuthatch - Sitta europaea
Short-toed Treecreeper - Certhia brachydactyla
Eurasian Wren - Troglodytes troglodytes
Firecrest - Regulus ignicapilla
Willow Warbler - Phylloscopus trochilus
Lesser Whitethroat - Sylvia curruca
European Robin - Erithacus rubecula
Common Redstart - Phoenicurus phoenicurus
Black Redstart - Phoenicurus ochruros
Rufous-tailed Rock-Thrush - Monticola saxatilis
Northern Wheatear - Oenanthe oenanthe
Eurasian Blackbird - Turdus merula
Mistle Thrush - Turdus viscivorus
Cirl Bunting - Emberiza cirlus
Rock Bunting - Emberiza cia
Ortolan Bunting - Emberiza hortulana
Common Chaffinch - Fringilla coelebs
Eurasian Linnet - Linaria cannabina
European Goldfinch - Carduelis carduelis
House Sparrow - Passer domesticus





















Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Birdwatching in Southern Greece: Half day birding, August 10 2017

Gary and Laura are newlyweds who came to Greece for their honeymoon. Apart from the mainstream sight-seeing and beach-going, they also wanted to spend half day birding. They wanted to visit Antonis Tritsis Park in Athens, then the plains of Erythres and Kopaida because they saw our May blog post. They really wanted, however, to see White Storks and Bee-eaters.

August is, of course, much hotter than May and bird activity is lower. In any case, they wanted to visit areas away from the busy centre and the hordes of tourists.

We started from Antonis Tritsis Park, Athens' largest park and a very important area for birds. We were looking for warblers, Eastern Olivaceous and Sardinian in particular, when a large bird flew overhead, along with some Common and Pallid Swifts; an Eleonora's Falcon!

Eleonora's Falcon
Eleonora's Falcons are very rarely seen in the mainland in August, as they nest in rocky islets of the Aegean Sea. This could have been a non-breeding individual. Coots, Moorhens, Mallards and Grey Herons were also seen, along with a lot of Rose-ringed Parakeets.

We left Tritsis Park and headed to the plain of Erythres, NW of Athens. The White Stork nest was empty but the plain was full of birds: Woodchat, Lesser Grey and Red-backed Shrikes, Great and Sombre Tits, Lesser and Common Kestrels were easily found

Red-backed Shrike
Next stop was the much larger plain of Kopaida. We had little time to spend, as Gary and Laura wanted to return to the hotel at 16:00 but we managed to admire the colourful Bee-eaters.

Bee-eater

Heading to the town of Thiva to have lunch, we finally saw White Storks! Two birds were still inside a nest at the outskirts of the town. 
Gary and Laura taking photos of the White Storks

White Storks@Thiva



We had a fine lunch at Thiva and then we returned to Athens. A very productive half-day, indeed,  as we saw more than 30 species, on a hot August day!

TRIP CHECKLIST



Mallard - Anas platyrhynchos
White Stork - Ciconia ciconia
Gray Heron - Ardea cinerea
Common Buzzard - Buteo buteo
Eurasian Moorhen - Gallinula chloropus
Eurasian Coot - Fulica atra
Eurasian Collared Dove - Streptopelia decaocto
Common Swift - Apus apus
Pallid Swift - Apus pallidus
Eurasian Hoopoe - Upupa epops
European Bee-eater - Merops apiaster
Lesser Kestrel - Falco naumanni
Eurasian Kestrel - Falco tinnunculus
Eleonora's Falcon - Falco eleonorae
Rose-ringed Parakeet - Psittacula krameri
Red-backed Shrike - Lanius collurio
Lesser Gray Shrike - Lanius minor
Woodchat Shrike - Lanius senator
Eurasian Magpie - Pica pica
Hooded Crow - Corvus cornix
Barn Swallow - Hirundo rustica
Red-rumped Swallow - Cecropis daurica
Common House-Martin - Delichon urbicum
Sombre Tit - Poecile lugubris
Great Tit - Parus major
Willow Warbler - Phylloscopus trochilus
Eastern Olivaceous Warbler - Iduna pallida
Subalpine Warbler - Sylvia cantillans
Sardinian Warbler - Sylvia melanocephala
Black-eared Wheatear - Oenanthe hispanica
Eurasian Blackbird - Turdus merula
House Sparrow - Passer domesticus
Eurasian Tree Sparrow - Passer montanus








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