Hellenic Ornithological Society, photo: G.Alexandris
May 13, 2016
Join our Thunderclap "From #NatureAlert to Action" until May 16th at 12.00 (CEST) and support nature and the laws for its’ Protection!
May 7, 2016
The President of a local hunting club in northern Greece acts in “exemplary” manner, by posting photographs of shot protected species of waterbirds on social media. A relevant evidence file has been prepared on the President and the case now rests with the district attorney.
January 21, 2016
A Dalmatian pelican was found shot in the National Park of Evros Delta, on Sunday, January 10th. The Dalmatian pelican was found in the area of Kalavos by a joint patrol team of the Hellenic Ornithological Society and the Forestry Department of Alexandroupolis. This patrol was carried out in the framework of the Smart Patrol System for the protection of the lesser white-fronted goose.
November 24, 2015
The best revised Identification Guide
The most contemporary and up-to-date Identification Guide for the birds of Greece, Cyprus, Europe and the regions around the Mediterranean has just been released by the Hellenic Ornithological Society. It includes information regarding the size, the habitat, the distribution, the appearance and the voice of around 1.000 species through maps and 3.500 pictures! Essentially, it is a sort of a ‘’birds encyclopedia’’ suitable for every professional of the field, student, bird observer or just outdoorsy!
November 19, 2015
The annual educational seminar of the IBA Caretaker Network was completed on November 14th-15th with the greatest participation ever, within the framework of the Life+ Programme for protecting the lesser white-fronted goose. There were involved 36 new volunteers out of a total of 65 participants, from 37 IBA from all over Greece! The seminar took place in the Environmental Education Centre of Poroia, with the collaboration of the Environmental Education Center (E.E.C.) of Poroia and the Management Body of Kerkini Lake.
Latest posts from the ABO blog
55 days have passed and today we had our last mist netting session for the season. The migration flow has faded! In total we had 31 birds of 12 species. Ringing totals for the today and the season can be found here:  
Daily totals at
The migration is fading and today was a slow day. In total only 14 birds. Daily total can be found here:
Latest blog posts by the volunteers at Agras
One summer in Greece ! My last blog was about the departure of the boys. Since then, a lot of things have happened. It was a sunny, hot summer, full of new acquaintances and travels ! “Pame kalokairi” First we had our second seminar, at the end of July. It was still in Athens in [...]
Welcome to Vryta! I’m Mari-Liis and I am from Estonia. I am new EVS volunteer in Agra-Vryta wetland project. I started my EVS already in June in Gialova lagoon project. This is also HOS project. And there we had work with bird monitoring, public awareness and Chameleon protection. Gialova is in South-Greece. In Gialova I [...]
Departure Lucile Hi everybody! Today I’m doing my last day in Vrita, Edessa and… Greece. Tomorrow I come back to France, and I feel very good because I had passed a very good time in Greece and I have lot of project in France! So lot of good energy. I would like to say thank [...]

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