Monday, June 13, 2016

Birdwatching in Greece: Lake Dystos summer birding

Lake Dystos is a premier birding site of the island of Evvoia, Greece's second largest island after Crete. The rich birdlife includes mediterranean specialties like the Ruppell's Warbler, the Cretzschmar's Bunting and the Olive-tree Warbler, raptors like the Long-legged Buzzard, the Short-toed Eagle and the Lesser Kestrel and very elusive species like the Rock Partridge and the Bittern.

Although May is the best time of year to visit it, June is also very productive, especially if the weather is not hot.

Lesser Kestrels are foraging in the farmland

Cretzschmar's Buntings breed on the scrubby hills

The Black-headed Bunting is abundant in the farmland

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