Birds of Crete 27/05/2007 to 03/06/2007

Perhaps a  little bit late for the good birds (26th May-3rd June) but saw 74 species in total - based in Elounda and Kavros and travelling over much of the island. This was my 4th trip to Crete.

Giourgiopolis Lake: Swallow, Little Grebe + chicks, Coot, Moorhen, Sand Martin, Hooded Crow, Goldfinch, Cetti's Warbler, House Sparroe, Swift, Stonechat, Buzzard, Chaffinch, Yellow-legged Gull, Night Heron (x1), Greenfinch, Little Bittern (x1), Little Egret, Alpine Swift, Sardinian Warbler, Serin and Collared Dove - all observed over a few short stops over a few days from the viewpoint by the poster.

From: Simon Priestnall

1. Little Grebe

2. Cory’s Shearwater

3. Little Bittern

4. Squacco Heron

5. Grey Heron

6. Purple Heron x 1 Mylo River

7. Night Heron

8. Little Egret

9. White Stork x 3 Lasithi Plateau

10. Mallard

11. Mute Swan

12. Short-toed Eagle

13. Golden Eagle x 2 Kourtaliotiko Gorge

14. Honey Buzzard ? x 2

15. Griffon Vulture

16. Buzzard

17. Kestrel

18. Eleonora’s Falcon

19. Peregrine

20. Moorhen

21. Coot

22. Little Ringed Plover

23. Ringed Plover

24. Curlew Sandpiper (Karteros River Mouth)

25. Little Stint

26. Redshank

27. Yellow-legged Gull

28. Black-headed Gull

29. Collared Dove

30. Turtle Dove

31. Rock Dove

32. Woodpigeon

33. Pheasant (heard only)

34. Alpine Swift

35. Swift

36. Hoopoe x 1 Mylo River

37. Barn Owl (dead Mylo River)

38. Wryneck (heard only)

39. Woodlark

40. Crested Lark

41. Sand Martin

42. Crag Martin

43. Red-rumped Swallow

44. Swallow

45. House Martin

46. White Wagtail

47. Blue-headed Wagtail x 1 Creta Sun

48. Nightingale (heard only)

49. Stonechat

50. Wheatear

51. Black-eared Wheatear

52. Blue Rock Thrush

53. Cetti’s Warbler

54. Olivaceous Warbler

55. Sardinian Warbler

56. Fan-tailed Warbler

57. Spotted Flycatcher

58. Blue Tit

59. Great Tit

60. Woodchat Shrike

61. Wren (heard only)

62. Jay

63. Jackdaw

64. Raven

65. Hooded Crow

66. House Sparrow

67. Italian Sparrow

68. Chaffinch

69. Greenfinch

70. Linnet

71. Serin

72. Goldfinch

73. Corn Bunting

74. Cirl Bunting

 
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