Thursday, June 30, 2005

A fast birding trip in Dadia Forest and Evros Delta

Perfecture of Ervos (North East Greece) is widely known as one of the best European sites for birdwatching. I had the opportunity to visit Dadia Forest, where all four species of vultures can be observed, 26 species of raptors and 217 species have been totally recorded. Also, I made a short tour in Evros Delta, a magnificent wetland in the eastern part of Greece. I have recorder a total of 51 species for 4 hours at Dadia and 3 hours in Evros Delta, while at least 20 more species (such as woodpeckers, some raptors and a lot of warblers and waders) are not stated in the list since I wasn’t sure of the exact species.

The bird list for the two days (June 29th & 30th, 2005) is the following:
Little Grebe, Cormorant, Night Heron, Squacco Heron, Little Egret, Grey Heron, Purple Heron, Black Stork (more that 50), White Stork (more that 200), Spoonbills (3), Shelduck, Egyptian Vulture (1), Booted Eagle (1), Short-toed Eagle (3), Buzzard, Marsh Harrier, Little ringed Plover, Lapwing, Yellow-legged Gull, Common Swift, Swallow, Red-rumped Swallow, Roller, Bee-eater, Short-toed Treecreeper, Hoopoe, Blackbird, Red-backed Shrike, Woodchat Shrike, Northern Wheatear, Skylark, Crested Lark, Turtle Dove, Collared Dove, House Martins, Great Tit, Great Reed Warbler, Cetti’s Warbler, Sardinian Warbler, Subalpine Warbler, Magpie, Jackdaw, Jay, Hooded Crow, Serin, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Starling, House Sparrow, Rock Bunting, Black-headed Bunting
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