Saturday, September 15, 2007

Kos Island, Dodecanese

Coal Tit

Coal Tit

Greek islands provide excellent chances for birdwatching, especially during spring and autumn migration. Kos island offers a variety of habitats, from wetlands like Psalidi and Tigaki, pine forests in Zia, rocky cliffs over Kardamena and agricultural areas all over the island.

A short list from a half-day tour of the island, mid September 2007

Buzzard, Kestrel, Little Ringed Plover, Redshank, Greenshank, Little Stint, Yellow-legged Gull, Alpine Swift, Pallid Swift, Common Swift, Kingfisher, Bee-eater, Crested Lark, Flycatcher, Wood Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Sardinian Warbler, Coal Tit, Great Tit, Red-backed Shrike, Magpie, Hooded Crow, Jackdaw, Chaffinch, House Sparrow
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