Greece


Only a look at the map of Greece gives a rough idea of the diversity of its fauna and flora. The geographical location and the variety of habitat types determine its rich bird life. The mainland is characterised by high mountains and very rugged relief alternating with small valleys and farmland. Freshwater lakes and coastal lagoons form an important network of wetlands. And of course, the island archipelagos; more than 2,000 islands, some big, like Crete, some small rocky islets, are the home of nesting seabirds and Eleonora`s Falcons.

Greece has 196 Important Bird Areas (IBA). Highly threatened species breed here such as Dalmatian Pelican, Ferruginous Duck, Lesser Kestrel, Audouin`s Gull, Pygmy Cormorant, Black Vulture, Lammergeyer and Cinereous Bunting. During the winter species like White-headed Duck, Red-breasted Goose and Spotted Eagle frequent the IBA wetlands. Foreign birders, mainly originating from western and northern Europe, mainly seek species of southern and/or eastern European distribution and find it easy to locate birds like Ruddy Shelduck, Long-legged Buzzard, Levant Sparrowhawk, Rock Partridge, Chukar, Roller, Short-toed and Calandra Larks, Red-rumped Swallow, Black-eared Wheatear, Orphean, Sardinian, RпїЅppell`s, Olivaceous and Olive-tree Warblers, Rock and KrпїЅper`s Nuthatches, Lesser Grey and Masked Shrikes, Spanish Sparrow, Cretzschmar`s and Black-headed Buntings, etc.

Spring is definitely the best season to visit Greece. The birds know it and so do the birders. Wherever you go you will enjoy it. West European birders prefer places like the lakes of Mikri Prespa and Kerkini, the Dadia forest, the coastal lagoons of northeast Greece and islands like Lesvos and Crete.

Butterflies of the Balkans - Bulgaria, Macedonia and Greece

Butterflies of the Balkans - Bulgaria, Macedonia and Greece

Sunday 2nd - Sunday 16th July 2017

COST: 1 580 EUR

Group size: 6 - 12 + leader

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Jewels of Macedonia

Jewels of Macedonia

Sunday 30th July - Monday 7th August 2017

COST: 1 190 EUR

Group size: 6 - 12 + leader

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False Apollo

False Apollo

Sunday 1st - Sunday 8th April 2018

COST: 1 190 EUR

Group size: 6 - 12 + leader

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Early Butterflies

Early Butterflies

Monday 23rd April - Saturday 5th May 2018

COST: 1 390 EUR

Group size: 6 - 12 + leader

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Dragonflies of Bulgaria

Dragonflies of Bulgaria

Wednesday 6th - Tuesday 19th June 2018

COST: 1 540 EUR

Group size: 6 - 12 + leader

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Dalmatian Pelicans of Lake Kerkini - Extension

Dalmatian Pelicans of Lake Kerkini - Extension

Saturday 17th - Monday 19th February 2018

COST: 380 EUR

Group size: 2 - 4 + leader

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