Monday, April 11, 2011

6th Attica Bird Race, 2011

169 species, of which many rare for Attica like Ruddy Shelduck, Great Snipe, Jack Snipe, Caspian Tern and, of course - the newest addition to Greek Checklist - the Pallas's Warbler, were seen in a single day by 15 teams.
Ruppell's Warbler Sylvia rueppelli, Mt Hymettus

Apart from the well known sites, like Schinias Marshes, Mt Hymettus and Oropos Lagoon, competitors visited many other less known areas, like Loutros fields near the airport that for the first time in the last five years has become an excellent wetland due to the heavy rains of this winter. More than 140 Glossy Ibis, two Flamingoes, a Great Snipe and many other waders and wildfowl were recorded in this seasonally flooded vineyard!

Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus, Loutros wet meadows

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