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Finding Birds in Northern Greece

Finding Birds in Northern Greece

January 2015.

Compared to other publications covering the same area, this one:

  • Provides the most detailed maps - so you can easily find your way to the best tracks, footpaths, feeding stations, hides and bird towers.
  • Includes GPS co-ordinates to help you find the right turnings, parking spaces or viewing points.
  • Highlights the best areas only - and summarises the key attraction in the first paragraph so you can easily decide whether to read on or bother to visit the site.
  • Has a map on the inside cover which serves as an index so you can easily find any site in the book.
  • Is light and portable (and cheap).
  • Is complemented by a DVD showing you exactly what it's like to go birding in many of these sites.

Sites covered:

Evros delta - one of the best birding deltas in Europe, including the fabulous Anthia marshes.

Avas gorge and railway station - including exactly where to find Masked Shrike and Olive-tree Warbler.

Dadia forest - one of the best areas for raptors in Europe.

Thimaria marsh - a beautiful little wetland for herons and waders.

Lake Ismarida - an exceptional wetland site with breeding Lesser kestrels and White-tailed Eagles.

Porto Lagos - a town surrounded by various wetlands and other habitats perfect for migrants.

Mandria Beach marsh - superb for herons, waders and terns.

Nestos delta - including exactly where to find the famous Spur-winged Plovers, the best areas for passage waders and how to observe the raptors over the riverine forest.

Nestos gorge - a site for the birds of rocky habitats.

Mount Pangeo - a mountain area with Semi-collared Flycatcher on the slopes and Rock Thrush near the summit where Alpine Accentor and Shore Lark are also possible.

Mount Vrontou - including exactly where to look for Rock Partridge and Nutcracker.

Lake Kerkini - surely one of the best birding sites in Europe. Get the DVD to see how fantastic it is.

Mount Belles - including exactly where to look for species such as Eastern Subalpine Warbler, Eastern Orphean Warbler, Rock Partridge and White-backed Woodpecker.

Kalohori lagoon - an exceptional site for waterbirds, especially waders, close to Thessaloniki.

Axios, Loudios and Gallikos deltas - how to find the best birding sites in these areas.

Kitros lagoon - famous for its flamingos and Mediterranean Gulls.

Angelohori lagoon - can be fantastic for waterbirds including regular Slender-billed Gull.

Epanomi lagoon - a little-known wetland near Thessaloniki. 44 pages.

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