Bird news- April 18, 2023

Bird news
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Here are the highlight bird sightings for April 18, 2023:


Polichnitos Salt Pans

Common Tern 2 (Leon Berthou via ebird)

Achladeri Pool

(Jason Coopock via LB on WhatApp)

Citrine Wagtail 1, male, am

Alpine Swift 15+

Mikri Limni forest

Kruper's Nuthatch 1 (Leon Berthou via ebird)

Achladeri forest

(Alexander van Twillert via Observado)

Tree Pipit 1, Collared Flycatcher 1

Messa wetland

Squacco Heron 1 (Costas Polypathellis via ebird)

Kalloni Salt Pans

Glossy Ibis 30 (Jim Sunberd via LB on FB)

Purple Heron 6, heading north (evening)

Spur-winged Plover 1, at SW corner (Jason Coopock via LB on FB)- on cover photo!

Collared Pratincole 50 (Jim Sunberd via LB on FB)

Red-footed Falcon 1, male near south hide- no 2 (Ron Mac Donald)

Spanish Sparrow 50+ 

Tsiknias river

Glossy Ibis 22 (Jason Coopock via LB on WhatsApp)

Little Crake 1, male (Jehh Bailey via LB on WhatsApp)

Skala Kalloni pool

Purple Heron 3 (Jason Coopock via LB on WhatsApp)

Skala Kalloni settlement

Bee-eater 1 (Leon Bertheou via ebird)

Old Potamia reservoir

(Derrick Robinson via LB on FB)

Night Heron 3

Little Crake 1, male

Potamia valley

Bee-eater 12 (Jason Coopock via LB on WhatApp)

Metochi lake

(Jason Coopock via LB on WhatApp)

Barred Warbler 1

Little Crake 1

Collared Pratincole (Jim Sundberg)
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Faneromeni, Sigri

(Derrick Robinson via LB on FB)

Pied Flycatcher 1

Spanish Sparrow 1000+ 

Spanish Sparrow (Derrick Robinson)
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Complete checklists submitted online can be accessed here:

e-bird  (updated throughout the year and where we submit the Kalloni EIC records in the long term)

observado- lesvos (active during April-May and September by Dutch visitor birders)

bird-track (by British visitor birders)

Share your own records

Please, submit your records via the above databases, share them on Facebook (Lesvos Bird News or Lesvos Birders groups), or send them directly to us here.