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Jane Williams - Greece2017 - 165

  • Mute Swan

    Five on Lake Kerkini and one near Xanthi.

  • Common Shelduck

    Common on coastal waters and Evros Delta.

  • Ruddy Shelduck

    348 counted on the Evros Delta.

  • Mallard

    Commonest duck in and around Kerkini. Also present on Evros Delta.

  • Northern Shoveler

    Pair overhead Himarros. Two on Kerkini.

  • Northern Pintail

    Five in total on Kerkini.

  • Garganey

    Two on Kerkini.

  • Green-winged Teal

    European not American! A few birds on Kerkini.

  • Common Pochard

    Mandraki harbour small numbers.

  • Ferruginous Duck

    Single Mandraki harbour

  • Little Grebe

    Small numbers around Kerkini and Lake Koronia.

  • Great Crested Grebe

    Commonest water bird on Kerkini. Numerous on Lake Volvi.

  • Greater Flamingo

    About 30 Northern Lake Kerkini 6th. c100 on Lake Koronia.

  • Black Stork

    Small numbers south of Kerkini Himarros area. Four on Evros Delta.

  • White Stork

    Widespread breeding bird

  • Glossy Ibis

    Up to 30 birds north Kerkini. Also present on Evros Delta and around Lake Koronia.

  • Eurasian Spoonbill

    20+ Lake Kerkini. Also present on Evros Delta.

  • Little Bittern

    One male seen Eastern Embankment.

  • Black-crowned Night-Heron

    Ten around Northern Lake Kerkini.

  • Squacco Heron

    Numerous Lake Kerkini, especially northern tip.

  • Gray Heron

    Commonest Heron sp around Kerkini and Evros Delta.

  • Purple Heron

    Single bird Mandraki harbour. Several birds on Evros Delta.

  • Great Egret

    Uncommon around Lake Kerkini and Evros Delta.

  • Little Egret

    Numerous around Lake Kerkini. Also present on Evros Delta.

  • Great White Pelican

    Present in good numbers Lake Kerkini.

  • Dalmatian Pelican

    Present in good numbers Lake Kerkini, a few on the Evros Delta

  • Pygmy Cormorant

    Present in good numbers Northern Lake Kerkini. Small numbers around Lake Koronia.

  • Great Cormorant

    Present in good numbers Lake Kerkini

  • European Honey-buzzard

    Small numbers seen most days.

  • Black Kite


  • White-tailed Eagle

    Single bird seen flying over the Evros Delta, eastern section.

  • Egyptian Vulture

    A bird seen flying from Kapsalo. A single bird seen perched from the same location.

  • Cinereous Vulture

    Two birds seen from Kapsalo.

  • Short-toed Eagle

    Small numbers in hills north of Kerkini and around Kapsalo.

  • Eurasian Marsh-Harrier

    Single bird Eastern Embankment.

  • Levant Sparrowhawk

    Two over Chryssohorafa.

  • Eurasian Sparrowhawk

    Single bird north of Vironia and bird near Kapsalo.

  • Common Buzzard

    Small numbers around Kerkini and surrounding hills

  • Golden Eagle

    Single bird Mavrovouni hills.

  • Booted Eagle

    Single pale phase above Vironia hills and bird near Kapsalo.

  • Eurasian Kestrel

    Small numbers around Kerkini and Evros Delta.

  • Red-footed Falcon

    25-30 mostly males on passage above Vironia

  • Eleonora's Falcon

    Probable pair in fields south of Vironia 5th June. Single bird over Chryssohorafa 6th June. Two birds near Lake Koronia 10th June.

  • Eurasian Hobby

    One on road to Fractos and one at Kariofito

  • Peregrine Falcon

    Single bird on Fractos road over dam.

  • Eurasian Moorhen

    Reasonably common on Lake Kerkini.

  • Eurasian Coot

    Numerous on Kerkini.

  • Eurasian Oystercatcher

    Single bird northern tip of Kerkini. Birds at Agiasma Lagoon.

  • Black-winged Stilt

    Seen around Lake Kerkini. 17 on Evros Delta.

  • Pied Avocet

    Four on Kerkini north end.