Bird news beginning of August

Bird news
Glossy Ibis_Voulgaris river_E_Galinou

The temperature fluctuates between 27 to 33 degrees (07:00-10:30). A visit to the wetlands from the Kalloni Salt Pans to the Tsiknias river was made on Aug 2 (in the morning with a repeat visit to check on the White Storks in the afternoon).

Here are the highlight bird sightings:

Kalloni Pans west side

Dalmatian Pelican 7

Black Stork 1, Spoonbill 9

Curlew 4

Stone Curlew 13

Pied Avocets 71, Black-winged Stilts 9

Kentish Plover 6 (with two chicks!)

Redshank 39, Wood Sandpiper 2

Marsh Sandpiper 4

Little Stint 13, Curlew Sandpiper 1

White-winged Tern 1

Common Tern 12, Little Tern 3

Slender-billed Gull 2, Black-headed Gull 76

Flamingos (650+), Grey Herons, Great White Egret, Little White Egrets, Northern Cormorants

Kalloni Pans west and south side

Pied Avocet 40, Black-winged Stilt 8

Little Stint 2, Redshank 5

Slender-billed Gull 26, Black-headed Gull 45

Common Tern 1, Little Tern 2

Woodchat Shrike 1 (juv)

Flamingos, House Sparrows, Crested Larks, Barn Swallows, Goldfinches

Slender and Black-headead Gulls
Slender-billed and Black-headed Gulls
Little Ringed Plover
Little Ringed Plover
Kalloni Pans to Tsiknias river track

White Stork 14 (1 bird from this year's nest with ring)

Bee-eater 5, Hoopoe 3

Yellow Wagtail 25

Rufous Bush Robin 2

Olivaceous Warbler 2

Woodchat Shrike 4

House and Spanish Sparrows 100+

Corn Bunting 50+

Barn Swallows, Goldfinches

Tsiknias river

Great White Egret 1, Little White Egret 1

Moorhen 5

Barn Swallows 10

Cetti's Warbler 2, Reed Warbler 2

Common Buzzard 1

Olivaceous Warbler
Olivaceous Warbler
White Stork
White Stork
Voulgaris river (Skalochori-Antissa)

Glossy Ibis 1 (Aug 24)

Bee-eaters 80+, at evening roost

Swallows (mainly Barn and Red-rumped) 800+, at evening roost

Cretzschmar's Bunting 20+, in the river bed

Psaropotamos river (Skala Eressos)

Night Heron 2 (Aug 11)

Malliontas river (Chrousos, Mesotopos)

Purple Heron 1, Night Heron 2

Common Sandpiper 1

Yellow Wagtail 10

Cretzschmar's Bunting 5+

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)

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