While we are going through the best period to watch it spring migration of birds from Lesvos, the information actions on the value of the wetlands of western Lesvos and the bird watching excursions by its staff continue Kallonis Environmental Information Center of the Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest.

It should be noted that there are many foreign bird watchers in western Lesbos during this period, while the expert scientists of the Kallonis Environmental Information Center contribute to their valid information by gathering and publishing updated data on the species observed in each location. Even through the website (www.lesvosbirds.gr).

As his director notes Museum of Natural History of the Lesvos Petrified Forest professor Nikos Zourosby providing information on birdwatching sites and bird species that can be seen on a daily basis, Lesbos is once again emerging as a top birdwatching destination with the aim of attracting birdwatchers and developing alternative forms of tourism».

Lesvos: Top birdwatching destination

During the afternoon birdwatching excursions in the wetlands of the Gulf of Kalloni, the participants made use of the special equipment and made use of the aviary observatories recently renovated by the North Aegean Region. As they recorded, they saw dozens of sandpipers, avocets, warblers and sandpipers, several black storks, white storks and tawny ducks, and individuals of rarer species such as the barbet, coot and limo. Smaller birds were also observed such as various species of swallows and ashtrays, Chestnut-throats, etc.

A new observation excursion is scheduled for Sunday, April 30. The aim is to observe reed buntings, avocets, black storks, white storks, warblers, various species of terns (herring terns) but also various species brought by the unstable weather of the last few days.

Lesvos: Top birdwatching destination

The excursion is part of the actions for the wetlands of Western Lesvos that are implemented in the framework of the action “Actions to highlight protected areas of Lesvos”, which has been included in the Operational Program “North Aegean 2014-2020” with the implementing body the Museum of Natural History of the Lesvos Petrified Forest . “For the current year, in addition to excursions for the public, educational programs for schools, distribution of informative and educational material and a multitude of other events are planned.

Lesvos: Top birdwatching destination

The operation of the Kalloni Environmental Information Center and the actions to promote the wetlands of Lesvos are carried out within the framework of a Program Agreement between the North Aegean Region and the Museum of Natural History of the Lesvos Petrified Forest“, says Mr. Nikos Zouros.