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Bird watching

Greece is an ideal place for bird-watching, a hobby that is gaining more and more all over the world. Greece is one of the main cross-roads in the long routes of migrating birds from North to South. Lakes, lagoons and wetlands provide a haven for the wild birds, many of which are rare or threatened with extinction.

One Hundred and Ninety-Six (196) Greek areas have been characterized as “Significant for Birds”, in accordance with BirdLife International.

We present below a list of rare birds endemic to Greece, according to the Hellenic Ornithological Society, as well as places throughout Greece where an interested visitor can go to watch birds. This list refers to species with less than 50 sightings in Greece. Since this list is been updated continuously, you can contact the Hellenic Ornithological Society for further details:

50 Vas. 24 Irakleiou St,
10682, Athens
Tel/Fax:. 210 8228704, 210 8227937

You can also contact the Athens Office electronically at:

The offices of the Hellenic Ornithological Society in Thessaloniki are situated at the following address:

8 Kastritsiou St,
54623 Thessaloniki
Tel/Fax: 2310 244245
The electronic address for the Thessaloniki office is:
Still through electronic addresses and

Rare birds in Greece

Bird-watching posts

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