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.
October 12, 2015
Seventeen environmental organizations answer to the “rural myths’’ about a “scheme” for releasing wild animals in Greek nature. Although those myths are not valid, they trigger dangerous practices and they form negative precedents regarding endangered species and more.
October 5, 2015
Do you live close to or visit, one of the 204 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)!
Latest posts from the ABO blog
Bird Ringing opportunity in Greece – open call for volunteering, Spring 2016 (end of March – end of May)
Antikythira Bird Observatory (ABO), run by the Hellenic Ornithological Society (the Greek partner of BirdLife International), is organizing a bird ringing campaign, supervised by the Hellenic Bird Ringing Center. We hereby invite you to participate in our bird ringing campaign (either as a ringer or a helper). Volunteer applications for the spring season of 2016 […]
Last day of ringing today and the weather was saving it’s best for us. We trapped no more than ten species including a new one, an Great Reed Warbler. As all the volunteers left today, I would like to take this opportunity to thank them all for their help in carrying out all the activities […]
Species Count Egyptian Vulture 5 Osprey 5 Lesser-Spotted Eagle 4 Spotted Eagle 1 Steppe Eagle 1 Short-Toed Eagle 1 Booted Eagle 20 Black Kite 96 Marsh Harrier 602 Hen Harrier 2 Montagu’s Harrier 8 Pallid Harrier 15 Unid. Harrier 7 Long-Legged […]
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 [...]