The island of Lesvos is one of the most popular European destinations for birders and birdphotographers. The island’s geographical position which is the migratory crossroads of three continents and the presence of species which can not be seen elsewhere in Europe (Cinereous bunting and Krüper’s nuthatch), combined to the natural beauty and records of important rarities (White-throated robin) make the island the absolute “must” to visit.
Birding in Greece organizes an excursion to the island of Lesvos next spring, for a group of 6 persons, during the peak of the migration.
Date to: 08/05/2019
Departure will take place from Athens and more specifically the port of Piraeus.
3 May: Departure from the port of Piraeus with a ferry
4 May: Kalloni salt pans, Achladeri, Agia Paraskevi and Polichnitos salt pans
5 May: Parakoila, Agra, Antissa, Petrified forest, Ypsilou Monastery, Faneromeni
6 May: Petra, Molyvos, Antissa, Ypsilou Monastery, Skala Eressou
7 May: Kalloni salt pans, Skala Kallonis, Agiasos, Charamida, departure
8 May: Arrival at the port of Piraeus
Target species :
Kruper’s Nuthatch, White-throated Robin, Ruddy Shelduck, Black Stork, Long-legged Buzzard, Scops Owl, Rufous-tailed Robin, Citrine Wagtail, Bee-eater, Isabeline Wheatear, Rupell’s Warbler, Eastern-orphean Warbler, Olive-tree Warbler, Sombre Tit, Masked Shrike and many-many others.
Daily schedule :
We will depart every day from the hotel early in the morning with a launch box. During the midday we will take a short brake and return back to the hotel late in the noon. During the whole day we will be birding in different places as described above.
- 500 euros per person (minimum participation 6 persons)
- Guiding from our experienced guide Chris Vlachos
- Transportation with a Van during the excursion
Price does not include:
- Ferry tickets to and from Lesvos
- All meals
- Travel insurance
- Other personal expenses
In order to book a place for the tour you have to follow the below link and pay the 50% of the tour’s price via bank transfer until the 31st of March 2019.