MEGA RARITY ALERT: Long-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus scolopaceus) at Axios Delta!

MEGA RARITY ALERT: Long-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus scolopaceus) at Axios Delta!

A juvenile Long-billed Dowitcher (a very rare species for Greece) has been spotted on the 2nd of October at Axios Delta. The bird was seen and photographed by Kostas Stafylidis, birdwatcher and member of the Hellenic Ornithological Society, who then informed the birding community in Greece.

This is the 3rd record of this species for the country (previous records were in 1962 and 2003) at a wetland where quite often rare species are recorded. This is the reason that Axios Delta is in the top of the list of our excursions.