This is third post in a series about birding Greece. The first one was “when”, the second “where” and this, the final one is all about “why birding Greece”. Sounds easy? Well… it is easy for me. Why? Because it is there. Because it exists. Cos I love Greece! And that

Trip report 3-10 April 2015 of the Northern Greece Birdwatching Holiday that Keith, Hazel and Michael from the UK enjoyed with our expert bird guide Georgos Spiridakis. Apart from numerous fantastic species they observed a rarity for Greece too: the Velvet scoter (Melanitta fusca), a black seaduck! The birdwatching sites

There are 449 birds in Greece, distributed unevenly over the surface area of about 130,000 km2 and across the additional 400,000 km2 of its coastal waters, dotted with 1400 islands. Add the 15,000 km of a coastline and the mountains, the highest reaching almost 3000 metres, and the question where

When to Watch Birds in Greece Asked to write a short blog on when and where and why to watch birds in Greece, I was puzzled. Googling for other recommendations, I hardly found any. Where to start? Greece has 449 bird species recorded. A glimpse of a map shows close

Martin & Liz Pitt were lucky to have 2 days with bear encounters during their Wild Bears in Northern Pindos trip! The 1st time Martin got up close and personal with a bear that was wearing a collar for the research purposes of CALLISTO, a wildlife charity protecting the large

Instead of waiting for the spring to come to me, I prefer to travel south to greet it. (One may also read this as “those who paddle their own canoe do not have to wait for their ship to come in.”) This time I was lucky enough to join a

Greek and Bulgarian partners constructively cooperate in the GreenSpots project to re-design the tourism product of their areas, placing “sustainability” and “networking” at the heart of their policy. Seven partners (4 from Greece, 3 from Bulgaria) form a partnership of Local Authorities and Professional Associations representing tourism in the areas