Wildlife of Greece
Birding and Wildlife watching around Athens Greece with bird trip reports, suggested locations and pics from species observed while birdwatching in GREECE. The oldest and daily updated greek birwatching blog, since June 2005
One little-known feature of Paros, sometimes called the jewel of the Greek islands, is the Alkyonis Wildlife Hospital. Set in the home of the society’s director, Marios Fournaris, the hilltop villa is surrounded by sparkling sea. This sanctuary is a resting place for exhausted or wounded migrating birds, as well as the island’s pelicans, herons and flamingos. Volunteers can stay as long as they like, caring for sick and injured birds and other native wildlife such as tortoises, hedgehogs and hares. Patients unable to survive in the wild live out their lives in specially designed enclosures. On days off, explore the sea caves and cliffs or visit nearby vineyards.
Tourism is threatening the turtle population on Zakynthos, but one local bar man is on a mission to save them and the ‘lost paradise’ of his childhood. Kevin Rushby reports
Lesvos is known to the birding world as one of the best locations in Europe to see migrating birds.
Lesvos has quite rightly established itself as one of the best birdwatching locations in Europe. Who better to tell you more about the birds of Lesvos that the man behind Lesvosbirding.com and the author of the forthcoming book A Birdwatching Guide to Lesvos – Steve Dudle
As many as 45 species of amphibians (12) and reptiles (33) were observed in the north of Greec