Hellenic Ornithological Society, photo: G.Alexandris
September 8, 2014
Do you live close to or visit, one of the 196 Important Bird Areas of Greece (IBAs)? Do you care about this IBA and want to contribute to its conservation? Then here is your chance to get involved in the Important Bird Area Caretaker Network (IBA Caretakers)!
July 21, 2014
The Deputy Minister of Environment, Energy and Climate Change, Mr Nikolaos Tagaras, with an unjustified, unsubstantial and illegal decision decided to modify the boundaries of the wildlife refuge of "Kitros Salt Lake," in Korinos, Pieria.
July 9, 2014
One of the most important Puffinus yelkouan rookeries was discovered in Gyaros, Greece, in a joint mission of the Hellenic Ornithological Society and WWF Greece. This important discovery was made during a research mission for the recording of the avifauna, which took place within the framework of the preparatory actions of the CYCLADES LIFE program.
July 4, 2014
The period of applications for volunteers that wish to participate in the Antikythira Bird Observatory program for the autumn migration period has started!
July 3, 2014
On June 26 2014, environmental organizations Callisto, MEDITERRANEAN SOS Network, Hellenic Ornithological Society, Action for Wildlife and Ecological Movement of Thessaloniki lodged a complaint to all responsible parties regarding the ecological disaster that took place at the beach "Sahara", in Halkidiki.
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Few birds today, Just 25 but it was quite windy. Nevertheless the new European Nightjar (Caprimulgus europaeus, Γιδοβύζι) trapped early in the morning and the first European Turtle Dove (Streptopelia turtur, Τρυγόνι) and the Hoopoe (Upupa epops, Τσαλαπετεινός) kept us pleased. Other species trapped today: Tree Pipit (Anthus trivialis, Δεντροκελάδα) Common Redstart (Phoenicurus phoenicurus, Φοινίκουρος) […]
Another quiet and hot day today with slightly less than 30 birds tapped. The first net round treated us with the first European Nightjar (Caprimulgus europaeus, Γιδοβύζι) for the season. Apart form that we had a small variety of species. Other species trapped: Collared Flycatcher (Ficedula albicollis, Κρικομυγοχάφτης) European Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca, Μαυρομυγοχάφτης) Willow Warbler […]
Slightly less than 30 birds today. But the lack in quantity was compensated in quality. This beautiful Harrier made us all forget that did not have many birds. On top of that during the next net round we got our first Common Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus, Κούκος). It was also nice to, once more, to be […]
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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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