Gulf of Kalloni – the magic of Lesvos


The seasonally flooded Alykes Wetlands which wrap themselves around the Kalloni Saltpans at the northern end the Gulf of Kalloni are a magnet for wetland species

Migrants are the life-blood of the birder’s Lesvos, so today will be a full day searching for migrants around the main Gulf of Kalloni wetland sites plus breeding species such as Krüper’s Nuthatch, Short-toed Treecreeper, Masked Shrike and other woodland species in Achladeri Forest on the east side of the gulf.

I run two trips each week around the Gulf, but book early to ensure your place.

We visit a number of sites from (but not exclusively restricted to):
Metochi, Tsiknias River, Kalloni Saltpans, Achladeri Forest, Alikoudi Pool, Polichnitos Saltpans, Kalami and Mesa Wetlands.

Taverna lunch in  Skala Kallonis or Ancient Pyrrha.

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08.30 – 19.00. Start and finish at the Hotel Pasiphae, Skala Kallonis

April – Mon 20th, Mon 27th
May – Mon 4th

£75 for advanced bookings. Price includes a taverna lunch.

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Achladeri Forest: Lesvos is hugely varied and much of it is wooded, including large areas of pine forests home to Krüper’s Nuthatch and Short-toed Treecreeper


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