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Finding Birds in Northern Greece by Dave Gosney

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Finding Birds in Northern Greece (2015) covers the birdwise very best northeast of the country (provinces of Macedonia and Thrace), from the wetland border with Turkey all the way to the mountains and lakes at the triple border with Albania and North Macedonia.

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Birding Lake Kerkini, Greece: Three Lazy Days

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Lake Kerkini National Park in the north of Greece is the very best birding area in the Balkan Peninsula and definitely among the top ten hotspots of Europe. Surprisingly, despite being on the site of a former marsh, Kerkini is an artificial reservoir with the purpose of irrigation of arable fields. The lake lies at a mere 35 m / 115 ft a.s.l.

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Birding Porto Lagos Lagoons, Greece, or the snake-cold Vergina lager

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All around Porto Lagos (220 km / 140 mi east of Thessaloniki) lies the largest national park of Greece, Nestos Delta and the Vistonida-Ismarida lakes and lagoons complex, founded in 2008. The area is one of the most important in Greece for birds, comprising more than 270 species.

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Acheron Delta, Greece: Hell is Closed for Renovation

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And here I am now, avoiding the two barking dogs trying to bite my tires while I am driving through pre-dawn darkness towards the delta of the river Styx, or Acheron , as it is known today at the Ionian Sea coast of Greece. On a wire by the road, one European Bee-eater awaits me.

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The World Before – Lake Karla, Greece

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And then, a few days ahead of our trip, a British birder Clive Mason left a comment under my old blog on birding Lake Karla , just north of the Pelion Peninsula in central Greece, saying that he will be in the area next week. If it weren’t for Clive, I would probably miss the opportunity, but a week later we were there together.

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Birding and Wildlife photography at Limneo Lodge, Kerkini Lake, Greece

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I was born and bred by the banks of the Lake Kerkini National Park in the north of Greece, one hour from the country’s second largest city Thessaloniki. The post Birding and Wildlife photography at Limneo Lodge, Kerkini Lake, Greece appeared first on 10,000 Birds. My name is Nikos Gallios. Best regards from Kerkini lake!

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The Lake of Beasts: Kerkini, Greece

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This will be the first time I find myself in Greece in winter. During the last decade, the numbers in Greece were “mostly stable”, fluctuating from 35 up to 75 birds – representing the total European Fennoscandian population. Both: “The Lesser White-fronted Goose in Greece” by Demertzi et al., The solution? The Kerkini Lake.

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