The Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest and the Kalloni EIC are offering guided birdwatching sessions aiming to promote awareness about the natural wealth of the Lesvos Geopark. Autumn migration of wetland birds is at its peak and so is the migration of passerine and other birds in the agricultural area by the pans, that literally acts as a magnet to them each September.
The guided birdwatching activities will be available every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday (8:00-10:30 a.m. or 17:00-19:00, until October 10, at the area of the Kalloni Salt Pans (more details upon booking). The maximum group size will be 10 persons and pre-booking and buying an e-ticket (10€) is required. The activity is offered in both Greek and English and the participants should be over the age of 8 years old. No prior experience is required.
Each participant will be able to:
- use individual pairs of binoculars
- use spotting scope of the activity guide
- use ID guide books
- have a printed checklist of the birds we find together
- take mobile photos of birds through the spotting scope (digiscoping)
Birds we expect to observe together:
Flamingos, Dalmatian Pelicans, Pied Avocets, Black-winged Stilts, etc in the wetlands and Bee-eaters, Yellow Wagtails, 2-4 species of Shrikes, Whinchats, etc. in the agricultural areas.
In compliance with the Greek government’s COVID 19 health and safety protocols, we have implemented extra safety measures for the health and safety of our participants and employees.
A more detailed itinerary will be e-mailed to you upon booking.