Mainland Greece, August 1994

To see a list of the birds seen on this trip click here

Wednesday 17th August, 1994

Depart Gatwick, 1425 hours, 25 minutes late, on a Britannia Airways flight to Thessaloniki, after overnight in hotel make Gatwick. Arrive Thessaloniki at 2020 hours local time. Coach to Paliouri, exhaust pipe fell off on route and had to be repaired! Arrive Chrouzo apartments locally at approximately 2330 hours.

Thursday 18th August, 1994

Day in a hotel.

Red-rumped Swallow (six or so dipping for a drink in the hotel pool), Swallow (3-4), House Sparrow

Friday 19th August, 1994

Day in hotel

Red-rumped Swallow, Swallow

Saturday 20th August, 1994

Day in Hotel, walk from Paliouri to hotel

Red-rumped Swallow, Swallow, Chaffinch (3-4), Blackbird (1), Collared Dove (2), House Sparrow, Turtle Dove, Swift

Sunday 21st August, 1994

To Kassandra in car.

Red-rumped Swallow, Swallow, House Sparrow, Swift, Buzzard (one over the hotel), Hooded Crow (3-4), Goldfinch (1), Blue Rock Thrush (one female near Lourtos), Black-eared Wheatear (one near Lourtos), Cattle Egret (10 on the beach near Lourtos), Herring Gull

Monday 22nd August, 1994

To Delphi.

Little Bittern (one? Female near Katanei), Sparrowhawk (1 near Katanei), Peregrine (Delphi), Rock Nuthatch (Delphi), Swift, Cirl Bunting (? Delphi)

Tuesday 22nd August, 1994


Rock Nuthatch, Peregrine, Swift

Wednesday 23rd August 1994

Avas Gorge.

Egyptian Vulture (2), Booted Eagle (1), Red-rumped Swallow, Eastern Orhean Warbler (1 adult male)

Alexandropolis to Panorama via Porto Lago, Avas, Koronia and Evros delta.

Great Crested Grebe, Black-necked Grebe, Dalmatian Pelican, Pygmy Cormorant, Grey Heron, Great Egret, Little Egret, Eurasian White Stork, Common Shelduck, Mallard, Garganey, Common Kestrel, Common Moorhen, Common Coot, Black-winged Stilt, Marsh Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Yellow-legged Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Little Gull, Common Tern, Eurasian Collared Dove, Common Swift, Common Kingfisher, Hoopoe, Crested Lark, Collared Sand Martin, Barn Swallow, Northern House Martin, Black-headed Wagtail, Common Nightingale, Whinchat, Northern Wheatear, Cetti’s Warbler, Great Reed Warbler, Willow Warbler, Common Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Common Whitethroat, Subalpine Warbler, Eurasian Jackdaw, Hooded Crow, Common Starling, House Sparrow, Chaffinch, European Greenfinch, European Goldfinch, Corn Bunting