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Hellenic Rarities Committee, photo: Lambros Logothetis
Rare Birds

Cursorius cursorThe Hellenic Rarities Committee was established in December of 2004 by the Hellenic Ornithological Society and the Hellenic Bird Ringing Center, but since then it operates independently.

The basic aims of the HRC are to monitor, record and evaluate all the observations concerning:

  • occurrence of new or rare species in Greece
  • unusually large concentrations of any species of bird
  • occurrences of species outside their normal distribution range
  • occurrences of species outside their normal season in Greece
News
December 1, 2014
Extension of committee membership
February 25, 2014
The Hellenic Rarities Committee in its February 24th, 2014 session, decided to extend the committee membership
September 11, 2012
An "unscheduled-arrival" was reported a few days ago at Athens International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos" (AIA)
June 20, 2012
One of the most impressive and unforeseen bird observations in Europe over the last few years occurred in June, in Greece. A Black Heron Egretta ardesiaca was seen in Valti
June 22, 2011
Volunteers and staff members of the Hellenic Ornithological Society were surprised with the record of a new bird species for Greece on Antikythira: the Western Olivaceous Warbler Hippolais opaca

Rare birds of Greece: photo gallery

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