Author Archives: Lefteris Kakalis

September 2010

September’s observation of birds and sampling in the Sani wetlands completed the year-long project.  Until now 214 species of birds have been recorded, a number that shows the high biodiversity value of this particular area. September is a time when … Continue reading

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August 2010

During the month of August, 87 species were recorded. Two of these were observed for the first time in the Sani wetlands, raising the number of total species from 208 to 210. August marks the beginning of the migration and … Continue reading

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July 2010

In July, 83 species were recorded in the area, among them two new, increasing the total number of bird species recorded to 208. The warm summer season usually leads to the drying up of water reserves in the coastal Mediterranean … Continue reading

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June 2010

June marks the end of the incubation period for almost all the waterbird species that nest in the Sani wetlands. As a result, all the focus of the adult individuals was on raising their young and avoiding predators. During this … Continue reading

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May 2010

During the month of May, a total of 82 species of birds were sighted and inventoried, three of which for the first time, raising the total species count from 203 to 206. During the end of May, a lot of … Continue reading

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April 2010

During the month of April a total of 90 species of birds were inventoried, three of them for the first time, raising the total species count to 203. April is the breeding season for water birds and we were able … Continue reading

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March 2010

A total of 84 species were sighted in March, 2 for the first time, raising the total count from 198 to 200. The middle of May is a time when many water birds migrate, with species that have wintered in … Continue reading

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January 2010

During observations in the month of January we sighted a total of 81 bird species, three of these for the first time, raising the total species count from 195 to 198. The presence of water birds remains constant over the … Continue reading

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December 2009

Observation in December yielded a large variety (12 species) of water birds. The most numerous were the coots and wigeons, with 2,152 and 512 observed respectively. There was also a significant presence of two species of swan, the mute and … Continue reading

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October 2009

October 2009 From the very first day of sampling it became clear that the wetland was in a much better condition than I had expected. The main habitats (pine forest, reeds, sand dunes, wetland and other plant life) were also … Continue reading

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