Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Birdwatching in Greece: Messolonghi Full day trip, May 25th 2016

May is a great month for birdwatching in the area of Messolonghi: lots of summer visitors along with very interesting resident birds can be easily seen in the lagoons but also in the surrounding area.

The lagoons are home to, among others,  the endangered Dalmatian Pelican, the elegant Avocet, the elusive Stone Curlew and the buyoant Collared Pratincole 

Dalmatian Pelican

Stone Curlew

Avocet

Collared Pratincole
There are also very interesting birds of prey in the surroundings; the gorge of Kleisoura, north of the lagoons, provides shelter to the Griffon Vulture, while a Black Vulture arrived two years ago and is still there! 

Black Vulture

Griffon Vulture

Finally, the elusive Levant Sparrowhawk breeds close to the city of Agrinio, 30 kms north of Messolonghi! 

Levant Sparrowhawk 

More than 70 species can be seen in just a daily trip from Athens!



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