Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Birdwatching in Peloponnese: Collared Pratincoles@Metochi mudflats, Strofylia Forest

The area of Strofylia is one of the best birdwatching destinations of the western Peloponnese, as it combines several different habitat types (wetlands, maquis scrub, conifer and deciduous woodland) and is home to a great number of rare and endangered birds. The Collared Pratincole is one of them, and the mudflats close to Prokopos Lagoon are an ideal breeding site. 

Furthermore, the extensive reedbed of Lamia, south of Prokopos is home to many species; Little Bitterns, Penduline Tits and Great Reed Warblers, like the juvenile of the photo below.

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