13-14-15 October 2013

Sani Resort within the Sani Green program organized special events that lasted 3 days, in cooperation with with the Hellenic Ornithological Society and Action for the Wildlife, on the occasion of the international celebration Eurobirdwatch. In favour of the protection and the sustainability of the Sani Wetlands, the events took place on Sunday 13th for the guests of the Resort and the public, on Monday 14th for the Elementary school of Afytos and on Tuesday 15th for the Elementary school of Nea Fokea. The events incuded guided tours and bird watching, environmental education activities, wildlife photography exhibition and the reintegration of two former injured birds – a Short-toe Eagle (Circaetus gallicus) and a Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) – in the wild. More than 300 people took part on this three-day celebration, some coming even from Athens! Children as expected, enjoyed everything more and learnt a lot about bird life and their habits through games and handicrafts. The Short-toe Eagle caught mostly their attention as they watched it fly again in awe. When the time for them to leave arrived, one could see their happiness while they were carrying their hand-made bird masks.

During the bird watching, we made an account of the following species:

 

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)

Teal (Anas crecca)

Coot (Fulica atra)

Shelduck (Tadorna tadorna)

Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola)

Great Tit (Parus major)

Hooded Crow (Corvus cornix)

Willow Sparrow (Passer hispaniolensis)

Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis)

Eleonora’s Falcon (Falco eleonorae)

Buzzard (Buteo buteo)

Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus)

Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginosus)

Pochard (Aythya ferina)

Grey Herron (Ardea cinarea)

Ruff (Philomachus pugnax)

Redshank (Tringa tetanus)

White Wagtail (Motacila alba)

Greenfinch (Carduelis chloris)

Little ringed Plover (Charadrius dubius)

Magpie (Pica pica)

 

Christos Serafeimidis, Sani Resort Eco-guide

004 008 015 026018 025

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