Migration in Athens

This Autumn the greatest and most popular wetlands near Athens were either almost dry (like Schinias), or the water level was too high (like Loutsa). As a result it was not easy to find and photograph waders near Athens. Fortunately it was a very good year for watching the passerines migration and I managed . . . → Read More: Migration in Athens


This year I was not able to visit mount Hymettus during the migration period. The only exception was when I went see the Pallas’s Warbler. So a few days ago I did a short visit there early in the morning. I only had one hour available to me so there was no time to . . . → Read More: Hymettus


Last Saturday Michalis Kotsakis has spotted the first Pallas’s Warbler (Phylloscopus proregulus) for Greece. This is the 444th bird species for the country. What is more important is that the bird was found in Athens (!) at mount Hymettus. Even though birding is not a common hobby here, at Sunday many bird watchers and . . . → Read More: 444