Bird watching in Lesvos

Lesvos is a popular destination for birdwatchers as the island attracts a wide variety of migratory birds throughout the year. Blessed with flowing bodies of water, Lesvos is proud of its many ecosystems that provide crucial shelter to species rarely seen in the rest of the continent, such as Black Storks, Ruddy Shelducks and Kruper’s Nuthatch.


Avid birdwatchers will enjoy the many wetlands that attract flamingoes, harriers, kingfishers, goshawk, eagles, buzzards, cormorants, falcons and kestrels, among other species.


The most important area for birdwatching is Kalloni Bay which is part of the Natura 2000 network and encompasses coastal areas and lagoons. Then head to Vatera Wetland. This river estuary is buzzing with varied species of flora and fauna and of course many birds. Another must-see is the Dipi Larsos wetland which features beautiful flora and rare reptiles as well as migratory birds. 

The team behind Pandora Travel, headed by Sigrid Van der Zee who today is as much Dutch as she is Greek, will unveil the very best of this island. Sigrid has a passion for Lesvos, as seen from the different fabulous packages she offers through her alternative travel agency.
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