Friday, June 10, 2005

Shinias Wetland - Athens

Shinias wetland is only 40 km away from the center of Athens. It is one of Greece's Important Bird Areas (IBA) and NATURA2000 protected site. Also consider a National Park. The birds I have observed since October 2004 are listed below. For more details and pics, please visit

Great crested Grebe, Black-necked Grebe, Little Grebe, Cormorant
Grey Heron, Purple Heron, Squacco Heron, Little Egret, Great White Heron
Bittern, Little Bittern, Glossy Ibis, Shoveler, Teal, Wigeon, Mallard
Garganey, Pochard, Ferruginous Duck, Spotted Eagle, Short-toed Eagle
Buzzard, Long-legged Buzzard, Marsh Harrier, Sparrohawk
Kestrel, Eleonora's Falcon, Water Rail, Coot, Moorhen,
Little Ringed Plover, Grey Plover, Curlew Sandpiper, Little Stint
Snipe, Bar-tailed Godwit, Black-tailed Godwit, Spotted Redshank
Wood Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Greenshank, Green Sandpiper
Marsh Sandpiper, Redshank, Ruff, Black-winged Stilt, Herring Gull
Black-headed Gull, Rock Dove, Collard Dove, Turtle Dove, Kingfisher
Hoopoe, Crested Lark, Pallid Swift, Sand Martin, Swallow, House Martin
Meadow Pipit, Water Pipit, Pied Wagtail, Yellow Wagtail, Red-backed Shrike
Cetti's Warbler, Great Reed Warbler, Moustached Warbler, Reed Warbler
Blackcap, Sardinian Warbler , Chiffchaff, Stonechat, Black Redstart
Robin, Wheatear, Blackbird, Great Tit, Corn Bunting, Reed Bunting
Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Greenfinch, House sparrow, Starling
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