November 13, 2013
The Greek IBA Caretaker Network seminar at Amvrakikos Gulf, with the participation of 46 volunteers from 33 Greek Important Bird Areas, has successfully ended. The seminar took place at Koronissia with the support of the Amvrakikos Wetlands Management Body (AWMB).
November 6, 2013
An event for the promotion of the Amvrakikos Wetland protection is organized by the Hellenic Ornithological Society (HOS) on Sunday 10 November 2013. The meeting will be held on 11:30 a.m. at the barrier beach of Koronissia, right after Salaora beach’s hill, within the framework of the Greek IBA Caretaker Network training seminar (9–10 November 2013). The event includes birdwatching as well as disseminating information for the effective and sustainable management of a highly valued ecosystem like Amvrakikos.
October 25, 2013
The “Birds Celebration”, organized by the Hellenic Ornithological Society in cooperation with 45 other organizations (Protected Areas Management Bodies, Municipalities, Environmental Education Centers and NGOs) in 32 Greek regions, has successfully ended. 5,000 people of all ages took guided tours in wetlands and practiced birdwatching, but also visited exhibitions, watched presentations and participated in environmental games, workshops, bike rides, puppet shows, handicrafts and constructions.
October 23, 2013
2013 certainly hasn’t treated our juvenile Egyptian Vultures kindly. Out of 10 individuals tagged with satellite transmitters in the framework of Neophron LIFE+ Project in Greece, Bulgaria, FYROM and Albania, 5 drowned during their attempt to cross the Mediterranean and reach the northern coast of Africa, while another one was killed by a hunter in FYROM before even starting its migration.
September 27, 2013
The Hellenic Ornithological Society invites you to EuroBirdwatch 2013, the biggest bird celebration in Europe, held between 1 and 16 October in more than 30 Greek regions!
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Species Count Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus 5 Osprey Pandion haliaetus 7 Lesser-Spotted Eagle Aquila pomarina 8 Short-Toed Eagle Circaetus gallicus 1 Booted Eagle Aquila pennata 22 Black Kite Milvus migrans 86 Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus 445 Montagu’s Harrier Circus pygargus 11 Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus 9 Unid. Harrier Circus spp 3 Long-Legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus [...]
Species Count Booted Eagle 2 Black Kite 1 Marsh Harrier 17 Long-Legged Buzzard 1 Honey Buzzard 1 Sparrowhawk 22 Total 44 .
Species Count Lesser-Spotted Eagle 1 Booted Eagle 1 Marsh Harrier 4 Sparrowhawk 11 Total 17 ..
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