Lesvos is among the top birding destinations in Europe. Its geographical position and varied habitats, particularly wetlands, make it an important stop-over for migrating birds passing through the eastern Mediterranean in spring and autumn. It is also home to birds unique to the island (like Kruper’s Nuthatch) and some with very limited ranges within Europe like the Cinereous Bunting (typical summer visitor). Birders will also find other species of interest that are largely confined to the Balkan peninsula like the Olive- Tree Warbler, Masked Shrike, Cretzchmar’s Bunting, Ruppell’s Warbler and Western Rock Nuthatch, in addition to impressive concentrations of other, more widespread species.
See also Two reasons to visit Lesvos
Main photo: Sitta krueperi by Anastasios Sakoulis Nature Photography