Kavaki, between Petra and Molivos, is a great area for Sylvia warblers, coastal migrants, shearwaters and occasionally dolphins
A full day featuring a selection of habitats from wooded valleys, coastal cliffs and lakes. Our main focus will be aimed at trying to find the three big Lesvos warblers – Eastern Bonelli’s, Rüppell’s and hopefully Olive-tree Warblers, but not forgetting the more common Subalpine, Sardinian, Eastern Orphean and Great Reed Warblers.
We’ll also see many other species as we explore the different habitats for these warblers, and may also see Long-legged Buzzard, Short-toed Eagle, other raptors, Scopoli’s and Yelkouan Shearwaters, Blue Rock-thrush, Crag Martin, Sombre Tit, Rock Nuthatch, coastal migrants and more. An outside chance of Scops Owl today too!
With only one trip per week, demand is high for this trip, so book early!
We visit a number of sites from (but not exclusively restricted to):
Metochi, Agriosikos, Kavaki, Perasma , North Coast, Napi Valley, Kalloni Saltpans, eastern side of Gulf of Kalloni.
Taverna lunch in Petra or Molivos.
08.30 – 19.00. Start and finish at the Hotel Pasiphae, Skala Kallonis.
April – Fri 24th (morning sites from Skala Kallonis up to Kavaki (Rappel’s Warbler site), and the afternoon sites down the east side of Gulf of Kalloni (including Krüper’s Nuthatch site)
May – Fri 1st, Fri 8th
£75 for advanced bookings. Price includes a taverna lunch.
Below: the centre of the island is green, wooded and rolling, and home to many specialties such as Sombre Tit, Hoopoe and shrikes, as well as good for passage migrants including raptors