Birding in Lesvos Island

Birding in Lesvos Island

The Kallonis Gulf region which includes the saltpits,the region of Messon and the “Vouvari” river, comprises one of the most important wetland areas in Greece and habitats to an  exceptionally diverse species of rare birds, the most striking being the flamingo. This “basin” is surrounded by the Tsiknia river,the Mylopotamo containing ruins of ancient water-mills and the island s large pine forest,making it an  extremely interesting environmental site and inspiring the development of eco-tourism and birdwatching.

birding lesvos island in Greece

Other noteworty wetlands that are home to a significant number of rare birds include the wetland area in the ” Dippi” region, as well as Almyropotamos the river of Vatera.In the wetlands of the bay alone, 134 different bird species several of which are migatory have been recorded.In many interesting inhabitans include storks, flamingos,kingfisher,the tringa totanus,a fidgety bird who at the slightest sound files into the air crousing the other birds along and the avocet a bird with tall legs and un upward turning beak.In the recent years birdwatching facilities have been constructed while the number of persons visiting Lesvos in order to watch the birds has also increased.

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