Hellenic Ornithological Society, photo: Th.Kominos
Eleonora's Falcon colony monitoring

Short Description

Eleonora's Falcon Falco eleonorae is a separate activity of ABO, as Antikythira host a significant portion of the global population of this species. Action is taken through a LIFE-Nature project implemented by HOS and its partners, aiming at:

  • Recording and monitoring of the breeding population in Antikythira and adjacent islets.
  • Guarding of the key colonies.
  • Recording of the threats that this species faces in Antikythira
  • Studying the special parameters related to the species' ecology, such as food availability.


Recording, monitoring and guarding of the Eleonora's Falcon are implemented on the basis of the methodology developed in the framework of "Conservation Measures for Falco eleonorae in Greece" LIFE-Nature project. The study of parameters related to the ecology of the species is directly linked with ringing and migrating raptors monitoring in the site.

This action takes place every year from the 15th of August to the 30th of September.

The objective of all ABO actions is the collection of valuable data about the migratory birds of Europe aiming at their conservation.

Latest posts from the ABO blog

It was an extremely hot today, the wind dropped off around the middle of the day and after that, we had some nice flocks of honey buzzards.

Looks like the migration is warming up.Once more, it was windy and the raptors arrived in the middle of the day. More information:

The first half of the day was slow with a strong wind blowing from north-east. Although the wind continued, the afternoon brought more action. A flock of white storks did not manage to cross the island and after a couple of hours, they decide to land on the island.

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