Spring 2016 sightings up to 13 April

Posted By on April 12, 2016 in 2016, bird news | 

I travel to the island on Wednesday 13 April. Here are the highlights from the little reported from the island to date (taken) from @LesvosBirding Twitter account.

And if you are tweeting bird news from Lesvos this spring, please tag your tweets with #LesvosBirds – thanks!

See also first arrival dates of migrants here.

9 APRIL first Olivaceous Warbler (Skala Polichnitou) and Common Terns (Kalloni saltpans) https://lesvosbirdnews.org #LesvosBirds

8 APRIL first Temminck’s Stint of the year at Alikoudi Pool https://lesvosbirdnews.org/2016/04/09/8-apr-alikoudi-marsh-polichnitos-8- …απρ-έλος-αλυκούδι-πολυχνίτος/ #LesvosBirds

3 APRIL Masked Shrike nr Polichnitos Saltpans and Ruppell’s Warbler nr Nifida via Lesvos Birders facebook Group #LesvosBirds

2 APRIL male COMMON ROCK-THRUSH and first of the years Cinereous Buntings nr Agra via Lesvos Birders facebook Group #LesvosBirds

2 APRIL Kalloni Saltpans – Quail + 10 Marsh Sands; Little Crake @ Metochi; Eur Bittern @ Skala Kallonis Pool via Lesvos Birders facebook Group #LesvosBirds

1 APRIL first Stone-curlew @ Kalloni Saltpans and Common Cuckoo @ Mikri Limni via Lesvos Birders facebook Group #LesvosBirds

31 MARCH 2 Great Spotted Cuckoos and Marsh Sandpipers at Kalloni Saltpans via Lesvos Birders facebook Group #LesvosBirds

31 MARCH Pallid Harrier @ Tsiknias River this am, Little Crake @ Metochi Lake. Info via Lesvos Birders facebook Group #LesvosBirds

30 MARCH SPUR-WINGED PLOVER this evening Alykes Wetlands + Glossy Ibis, Marsh Sand, 30 Gull-billed Terns + Bittern at Skala Kallonis Pool #LesvosBirds

28 MARCH 19 Whimbrel today nr Kalloni Mar (c) Petros Tsakamkis via Lesvos Birders facebook Group #LesvosBirds

27 MARCH 2 Caspian Terns at Kalloni Saltpans (Derek Charles) via Lesvos Birders facebook Group #LesvosBirds

25 MARCH 2 Spur-winged Plovers, Vatera (c) Spyros Skareas via Lesvos Birders facebook Group #LesvosBirds

25 MARCH 2 Grt Spotted Cuckoos Kalloni pans 25 Mar (c) Petros Tsakamkis via Lesvos Birders facebook Group #LesvosBirds

25 MARCH Great Bittern Skala Kallonis Pool 25 Mar (c) Petros Tsakamkis via Lesvos Birders facebook Group #LesvosBirds

21 MARCH 2 Whimbrel at Polichnitos Saltpans this morning (Terry Robinson) #LesvosBirds

20 MARCH Earliest ever Ruppell’s Warbler today at Sigri. Most are early via Lesvos Birders facebook Group © P Tsakmakis #LesvosBirds

20 MARCH Earliest ever Spur-winged Plover. News via Lesvos Birders facebook Group Photo © P Tsakmakis #LesvosBirds

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Hi, I’m Steve Dudley, your guide for your Lesvos day trips, proprietor of Lesvos Birding, author of A Birdwatching Guide to Lesvos and the person behind LesvosBirding.com.