What a difference a year makes. Last year we saw about 1 million Nettle Tree Butterflies and we had a huge influx of Rose-coloured Starlings. This year we saw one individual Nettle Tree Butterfly and no Rose-coloured Starlings. Our species count around Lake Kerkini was roughly the same, but for this year we added a visit to the huge Kalachori Coastal Lagoon where we saw an extra 17 species of waders including a Terek Sandpiper, which was voted as bird of the trip.
Beauty with tranquillity are the words that I would use to describe Lake Kerkini, it is a truly wonderful place to visit and you feel relaxed the whole time you are there. Very little traffic, no tourism as such and a serenity befitting the landscape. Everyone loved this trip, the boat cruise was the highlight, a magical experience, I can’t wait to return next year.Download Trip Report (1.8 MB)
This was far from the best migration year, we had a diificult time finding common migrant birds let alone rare or uncommon species. The weather wasn't too bad except for a very stormy afternoon and evening in midweek. We mananged to ...View Report
We had superb weather, in fact it was too nice at times! The group was lovely we had plenty of laughs but the migration was more or less non-exisitent. We hardly saw a common migrant let alone a rare one. Despite this we saw over 120 spe...View Report
Another successful Tour of these magical islands. Common migrants were thin on the ground but we saw many uncommon and rare birds. The weather dipped somewhat during the week and we left the islands a day early because of an horren...View Report