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
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
October 26, 2010
The Greater Sand Plover Charadrius leschenaultii is a medium-sized wader that breeds in steppe and semi-steppe areas from the highlands of eastern Turkey to central Asia
December 13, 2009
The Hellenic Rarities Committee, at its December 2010 meeting, decided...
September 25, 2009
Presentation in the 11th International Congress on the Zoogeography and Ecology of Greece and Adjacent Regions, September 21-25, 2009, Irakleio, Crete, Greece
February 24, 2009
The Hellenic Rarities Committee in its February 2nd, 2009 session, decided to establish the Lesvos Bird Records Committee (LBRC)

Rare birds of Greece: photo gallery

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