April 9, 2014
The Hellenic Ornithological Society seeks a full-time Conservation Manager for its Department of Conservation located in Athens, Greece.
March 31, 2014
Travel Guide to birdwatching sites in Greece
This guide, designed to be useful for birdwatchers, as well as bird photographers and naturalists, contains all the information needed to see some of the most important birds of Greece. It includes 33 of the most interesting birdwatching sites, covering all aspects of the exceptional habitat diversity found in the country; from alpine grasslands to river deltas and from maquis scrub to dense pristine woodland. Priority has been given to sites that hold populations of Mediterranean or rare and endangered species. The sites have been grouped in seven different regions, depending on their geographical location.
February 26, 2014
Top Level officials from the Greek Hunters Confederation publicly undermine efforts to combat illegal killing
Unprecedented declarations have publicly come forth from the highest level officials of the Hunting Confederation of Greece, aiming to protest against the Greek Ministry for Environment, Enegry and Climate Change (MEECC) for the production of the radio and television spot produced within the framework of a European LIFE project for the conservation of one of the most threatened birds in Europe, the Lesser White fronted Goose (LWfG). The Confederation is requesting the withdrawal of the TV spot, an action in complete contrast to the so called "concrete interest" of the Confederation in the protection of rare birds in Greece.
January 31, 2014
The Antikythira Bird Observatory (ABO) organises a migration monitoring programme with the use of the bird ringing method during the spring migration period (25 March – 25 May) of 2014.
January 30, 2014
The Hellenic Ornithological Society and the famous AEK FC presented their common project for the conservation and monitoring of Eagles in various Greek areas in a press conference held at the HOS Auditorium in A. Tritsis Park and attended, among others, by administration members and players of the team.
Latest posts from the ABO blog
The first raptor were trapped today, a beautiful Pallid Harrier (Circus macrourus, Στεπόκιρκος)! Unfortunately we had some wind that did not allow us to ring up to the last ringing session. Apart from the Harrier we also had our first Eurasian Golden Oriole (Oriolus oriolus, Συκοφάγος) a Eurasian Hoopoe (Upupa epops, Τσαλαπετεινός) and two European […]
In general it was a great day, with close to 40 birds in the nets and several new captures for the season. The species that made me smile was the Garden Warbler (Sylvia borin, Κηποτσιροβάκος), one of my favourites. Other new species for the season was the European Turtle Dove (Streptopelia turtur, Τρυγόνι), the Ortolan […]
The nets were open as usual in darkness closed at 7:00 due to rain opened at 9:00 and closed at 9:30 again due to rain again. So not so many birds ringed today (less than 10, Collared Flycatcher (Ficedula albicollis, Κρικομυγοχάφτης), Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca, Μαυρομυγοχάφτης) and Common Nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos, Αηδόνι). Dries and Vangelis […]
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 [...]