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Greater Spotted Eagle (Clanga clanga) is a large and dark eagle, which is a local winter visitor in Greece. It is wintering in the large wetlands of northern and central Greece, with the Evros Delta (and the neighboring hills) being the most important wintering place. The maximum record made in Greece is 47 birds in 2008, at the roosting place close to Evros Delta.   In the recent counts of the Management Body, 43 birds were counted, which is the…
Red Knot (Calidris canutus) is a wader that breeds in the Arctic and is a full long-distance migrant. In the Mediterranean and especially in Greece, it is a scarce and local passage migrant and winter visitor. During the recent census of the personnel of the Management Body, 237 birds were counted in Evros Delta, the highest count ever made in Greece. The species is listed in the European Red List of Birds in the category "Near Threatened".
Winter brings many impressive observations in the Evros Delta! Together with the Lesser White – fronted Geese, big flocks of Ruddy Shelducks find shelter in the wetland moving to and from the Turkish part.   The Greek part of the delta offers security to the Ruddy Shelducks and every sunset the big flying flocks that come from Turkey to roost give a different dimension to the wetland. The birds sleep at the wet meadows and shallow waters. Most of the…
The Lesser White fronted Geese have returned in Evros Delta! As the winter is moving on, thousands of birds come from the North to find safety and food in the lagoons and wet meadows of the wetland. Ducks, swans, raptors, geese, waders. Among them hundreds of White fronted Geese and together more than 100 Lesser White fronted Geese, the total of the European (Fennoscandian) population. The flock was previously in Kerkini from September 18th until sunrise last Sunday and at…
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