March 4, 2013
Two Egyptian vultures were found dead by poison last Tuesday close to Amfipoli, Northern Greece by HOS researchers. The vultures were on their way to Meteora after their annual migration to Africa to winter in Chad, and had only just arrived to Greece.
November 9, 2012
The decision of the local Prefecture Committee to approve the Environmental Impact Assessment regarding an out of the proportion wind farm in the Greek islands of Lesvos, Limnos and Chios can only be characterised as "self destructive" say the Hellenic Ornithological Society and the Society for the protection of the Environment and Cultural Heritage.
September 11, 2012
a new species for greek avifauna
An "unscheduled-arrival" was reported a few days ago at Athens International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos" (AIA). Members of the Wildlife Control Team (Environmental Department) of the airoport - also members of the Hellenic Ornithological Society - observed a Buff-breasted Sandpiper which breeds in North America
August 16, 2012
Sailing with seabirds in the Aegean Sea
Once more, the Attica Group and the Hellenic Ornithological Society (HOS) have joined forces for the protection of seabirds in the Greek Seas.
July 23, 2012
As in previous years, during summer 2012 the mobile exhibition of the LIFE Seabird Project will embark on a journey to the islands of the North Aegean.
Latest posts from the ABO blog
Most of the birds have already moved northwards! Birds that are mainly passing this time of the year are Icterine Warbler (Hippolais icterina, Κιτρινοστριτσίδα), Garden Warbler (Sylvia borin, Κηποτσιροβάκος) and Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata, Σταχτομυγοχάφτης). The possible Western Olivaceous Warbler (Iduna opaca, Καστανοστριτσίδα) is still around and was retrapped, so we had the possibility to [...]
Martin had a feeling that we would have a special bird today and indeed we got! So we believe that we got a Western Olivaceous Warbler (Iduna opaca, Καστανοστριτσίδα). If it is arouved by the Rarity committee this will be the second of the species recored in Greeace. We will keep you updated! At the second [...]
A nice sunny day today with 75 birds in total. The most abundant species was the Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata, Σταχτομυγοχάφτης) and the Garden Warbler (Sylvia borin, Κηποτσιροβάκος). We also trapped some Black Redstarts (Phoenicurus ochruros, Καρβουνιάρης) and a Woodchat Shrike (Lanius senator, Κοκκινοκεφαλάς) we had not seen for a while. Other species trapped: Sand [...]
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 [...]