Saturday, August 23, 2014

Birdwatching in Athens: Broad-billed Sandpiper annual date@Artemis

The small brackish wetland of Artemis (aka Loutsa) is a hot spot in autumn for waders as its shallow water attract every migrant that comes by. The Broad-billed Sandpiper is one of the most interesting species to see at that period, as it is a very regular visitor, always seen in late August.

Another very interestring passage migrant, that this year is seen in record numbers (for the site) is the Ferruginos Duck. More than 18 birds were seen, along with three Mallards and lots of Moorhens, Coots and Water Rails.

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