Who we are
Birding in Greece is a pioneering Greek company, dedicated exclusively to the organization of activities related to nature and wildlife in Greece. With particular expertise in birdwatching and birdphotography, our fundamental objective is to highlight the unique nature of our country, to people at home and abroad, while offering unforgettable moments and the experience of a lifetime.
Guided by absolute respect for the greatness of nature and the environment, we organize scheduled excursions to important habitats and natural reserves; meanwhile, we have the flexibility to plan area-specified or type-specific expeditions, according to our clients’ needs, all year round. Furthermore, we organize comprehensive birdwatching and bird photography seminars, as well as many other events involving nature and birds.
The immense experience and expertise of our people, combined with their enthusiasm and passion, guarantee the highest quality services in every stage of your journey. We promise to do everything in our power to surpass your expectations, and to satisfy even the most challenging demands.
Chris started birdwatching in 1983 and, soon, his hobby focused on wildlife photography. Ever since then, he has traveled almost all over Greece and many other countries in Europe, Africa, Asia, and Central and South America. He is one of the most recognized nature photographers in the country, a partner of National Geographic, with Canon Greece as an official sponsor.
Nikos is undoubtedly one of the best birdwatchers in Greece. He has been birdwatching for more than 40 years, of which the last 13 he has been the Secretary of the Hellenic Rarities Committee. At the same time, he writes papers and articles with ornithological subject matters, and he edits publications such as the book Birds of the Aegean, and the Greek bird identification guide (Collins).
Antonis has a true passion for birdwatching and bird-photography. He has traveled all over the world, to countries such as Costa Rica, Peru, Iceland, Norway, the Netherlands, and Cyprus. He has also been almost all around Greece, photographing birds and discovering ideal spots to shoot, in a constant search for the perfect “click” into the Mediterranean landscape.
Dimitris, as a nature lover from an early age and a member of environmental groups later, has taken part in various nature protection and wildlife conservation activities. After one particular trip to Lake Kerkini -which is now his favorite destination- he became an avid lover of birds, showing a certain preference to photographing them.
is a unique reason to go birding in Greece!
Birds of Greece
Four hundred and fifty (450) bird species have been recorded in the Greek world! One could say that this is quite a large number, comparatively to the scope of the country. It is a constantly increasing number, as more and more Greeks engage in the unique activity of birdwatching. Birds like the Ruppell’s Warbler, the Cinereous Bunting, the Krüper’s Nuthatch, the Eleonora’s Falcon, the Cinereous Vulture, the Bearded Vulture, the Greater Spotted Eagle, the Lesser Spotted Eagle, the Bonelli’s Eagle, and the Audouin’s Gull, are compelling reasons for a birder to visit the country! Even visitors of big cities, like Athens or Thessaloniki, have at the appropriate season the chance to see at a few minutes distance species that are listed in the rare birds’ catalogs for the rest of Europe. Species like the Ruppell’s Warbler, the Cretzschmar’s Bunting, the Red-breasted Flycatcher, the Eastern Orphean Warbler, the Western Rock Nuthatch, the Dalmatian Pelican, the Pygmy Cormorant, and the Long-legged Buzzard.
The best seasons for a birdwatcher to visit Greece are spring and autumn during the migration periods. However, winter is also an excellent time for birdwatching in this country, because many species overwinter here; especially during the years when the rough weather in North or Eastern Europe pushes them south. And, of course, the nesting species adorn our summer months.
The northern part of the country, particularly the Northeast, is very popular for gatherings and the species that could be spotted there, as well. On the west side, the Amvrakikos Gulf and the mountain ranges are pretty dominant; on the islands there are many seabirds and Eleonora’s Falcon, and in southern Greece there are species present which transform the area into a birdwatching paradise. The relatively low cost of accommodation and meals (of the famous Mediterranean cuisine), the archaeological sites scattered throughout, the numerous monasteries, and the small distance between mountains and sea, are some added motives for this trip to Greece. A country which, of course, not only boasts a rich avifauna, but a lush flora, many mammals, insects, and a remarkable marine life!
Greece is known for its natural beauty. It is a travel destination for all “green” tourists -enthusiasts or not- due to the surrounding sea, the countless striking islands all around, the rich terrain, and the rivers and lakes that continue to resist pollution. On the other hand, its geographical location, which between three continents in one of the southernmost parts of Europe is attractive in itself, plus the fact that it is located on the main migratory bird routes from the north to the south and vice versa, render the country very attractive for birdwatchers.