Moronis River Protected Area

Ardea cinerea (top) & Fulica atra


Motacilla alba


Egretta garzetta

Take the Souda to Chania Airport road, look for sign and road to site on your right. You will see entrance to site and small parking area soon after you have turned right. If you get to British War Cemetery you have missed turning. You could then park at cemetery and take shore exit from cemetery and walk right, along the shore to reach Moronis River after 300/400m. All this area is of interest.

Turn right here, along the bank of river

West end of Souda Bay, from Google Earth

24.3.06: We visited this small protected area, for the first time
Birds recorded included:
1 Ardea cinerea Grey Heron
12 Fulica atra Coot
1 Motacilla alba White Wagtail
1 Egretta garzetta
Little Egret
3 Actitis hypoleucos Common Sandpipers
2 Gallinula chloropus
1 Cettia cetti Cetti's Warbler
2 Streptopelia decaocto Collared Dove
Dragonfly: Emperor sp.

Birds recorded included:
1 Nycticorax nycticorax Night Heron
2 Egretta garzetta Little Egret
1 Gallinula chloropus Moorhen
4 Actitis hypoleucos Common Sandpipers
1 Alcedo atthis

Alcedo atthis Kingfisher


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