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Develop your field skills at ABO! –Autumn 2017

Antikythira Bird Observatory, Hellenic Ornithological Society is offering two (unpaid) Internship positions during the autumn season of 2017. The subjects of the internships are • Butterfly and Moth surveys. Operating a moth trap and conducting butterfly surveys. (September) • Participating in the behavioural study of the water usage of Eleonora’s Falcon (September) If you are […]

Spring 2017, Day 15 of bird ringing.

First day with more than 100 birds in total today (75 at the constant effort site). The Tree Pipit (Anthus trivialis, Δεντροκελάδα) was the most common bird! More at:

Spring 2017, Day 14 of bird ringing.

Even though the wind has not faded out we had a peaty nice day regarding species and number of ringed birds. In total we got close to 100 birds 68 of which were at the constant effort site. Two new species for the season the Garden Warbler (Sylvia borin, Κηποτσιροβάκος) for the season and the […]

Spring 2017, Day 13 of bird ringing

Strong winds today with few birds flying around. Quite a few Harriers have arrived to the island and keep flying low in search of prey. One of the Pallid Harriers (Circus macrourus, Στεπόκιρκος !) was too careless and ended up in our nets More info at:

Spring 2017, Day 12 of bird ringing

. It start raining at 6:00 but as soon as it stopped we set up our nets eager to ring some birds. We were not disappointed as we got our first Bluethroat (Luscinia svecica, Γαλαζολαίμης) for the season a species not trapped often ion the island. Apart from that we did not high number with […]

Spring 2017, Day 9 of bird ringing

A strange combination of species today! Winter birds still dominant but with a small influx of Ficedula flycatchers. The bird of the day was a Common Firecrest (Regulus ignicapilla, Πυροβασιλίσκος) a species extremely rare during the spring season! Eastern Bonelli’s Warbler (Phylloscopus orientalis, Βουνοφυλλοσκόπος), Wood Warbler (Phylloscopus sibilatrix, Δασοφυλλοσκόπος),European Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca, Μαυρομυγοχάφτης) was […]

Spring 2017, Day 6 of (non) bird ringing.

Too windy for ird ringing

Spring 2017, Day 4 of bird ringing

Had to close the nets earlier due to rain but had some nice species! European Robin (Erithacus rubecula, Κοκκινολαίμης) was the most common species. Daily totas and species at:

Spring 2017, Day 2 of bird ringing

The wind slowed down for a while and that was evident tin the ringing totals. In total 59 birds of 11 species with the Subalpine Warbler (Sylvia cantillans, Κοκκινοτσιροβάκος) being the most abundant species ringed and seen in the filed.  More info at  

Spring 2017, Day 1 of bird ringing

Quite windy today and chilly today despite the worm and sunny day yesterday. Mostly winter birds around with the Common Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita, Δεντροφυλλοσκόπος) being the most common species. In total we got 21 birds of 9 Species. More info here