Greece

Kerkini

GuideLocal Guide
DatesAny Time
Birding Days5
Ground Price£550
$714
€660
Flight ex UK£150
Local Guide chosen from our selection of excellent guides. We take care to choose locally-based guides who know the birds of their locality. They ensure you get a bird-filled tour, with the additional benefit of first-hand knowledge of the culture of the country.
Lake Kerkini and its surrindings offer a wide range of habitats, providing excellent opportunities for many south-eastern european species. Whether in winter with many raptors and Pelicans, or in the spring or summer, with hordes of breeding herons and cormorants, there's always something to see.
Waterbirds are one of the attractions, and Dalmatian Pelicans breed here, as well as using the lake for feeding in the winter. They are joined by a few Great White Pelicans, Pygmy Cormorant, Spoonbill, Night and Squacco Herons and in winter, Greater Flamingo. Ferruginous Duck is regular.
In the winter, there are goose flocks, which include White-fronted and Lesser White-fronted Geese, and quartering the area are Greater Spotted, White-tailed and Golden Eagles.
During the spring and summer, Black Kites abound and Short-toed Eagle is regular. The fields hold Black- headed Bunting, Isabelline Wheatear, Calandra and Crested Larks, as well as Tawny Pipit. Red-rumped Swallows can be seen, and Great Reed Warblers sing from any reedbeds.Nightingales are very common in the scrub, and woodpeckers include Black, Grey-headed, Syrian and Middle-spotted.
Hoopoe and European Bee-eaters are common in spring, and other species which can be sought include Cirl and Rock Buntings, Rock Nuthatch and Sombre Tit.