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LESVOS!
Spring Migration Tour

April 26 - May 3, 2012
Trip Highlights & Photos

LEADERS:  Steve Bird & Gina Nichol
Tour operated by Zoothera Global Birding. 

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HIGHLIGHTS & MAGIC MOMENTS:

  • Baillon's, Little and Spotted Crakes - all amazing views!
  • Kruper's Nuthatch - a pair bringing in food at a nest site
  • Cinereous Buntings singing
  • Masked Shrike and Lesser Grey Shrike
  • Scop's Owl and Long-eared Owl
  • Little Owls - 5 on one day along the road and 6 on another!
  • Dalmatian Pelican
  • Yelkouan Shearwaters - 600+ (with a few Scopoli's mixed in) feeding in Aegean waters off the north coast between Efthaloy and Skala Sykamineas
  • Red-footed and Eleonora's Falcons
  • European Nightjar, Bee-eater, and Roller
  • Sombre Tit
  • Citrine Wagtail and 4 subspecies of Yellow Wagtail
  • Collared Flycatcher and Red-breasted Flycatcher
  • Thrush Nightingale
  • Rüppell's Warbler - very showy near Petra
  • Amazing orchids and butterflies

Right: Eurasian Scop's Owl & Cinereous Bunting.  Photos © Gina Nichol

Photo Highlights  ALL PHOTOS © GINA NICHOL
Start here to click through the slides >> or click the photos below.




Poppy Fields on Lesvos
Poppy Fields
Wood Sandpiper
Wood Sandpiper
European Bee-eaters
European Bee-eaters
Lesvos Landscape
Lesvos Landscape
Skala Sykamineas
Skala Sykamineas
Tree growing out of petrified wood
Tree growing out of petrified wood
Long-eared Owl
Long-eared Owl
Subalpine Warbler
Subalpine Warbler
Rüppell's Warbler
Rüppell's Warbler
Spotted Crake
Spotted Crake
Temminck's Stint
Temminck's Stint
Eurasian Nightjar
Eurasian Nightjar
Green-underside Blue Butterfly
Green-underside Blue Butterfly
Rock Nuthatch
Rock Nuthatch
Lesvos Landscape
Sigri Scene
Black-eared Wheatear
Black-eared Wheatear
Crested Lark
Crested Lark
Holy Orchid
Holy Orchid
Violet Bird's Nest Orchid
Violet Bird's Nest Orchid
Orphanides' Orchid
Orphanides' Orchid

Ipsalou Monastery. All photos © Gina Nichol