Lemnos is a great place to visit for birdwatchers! Pink flamingos, white swans, egrets, partridges and kestrels can all be found on the island. As a popular stopover resting and also wintering haven for dozens of species of migratory birds, Lemnos is an ideal choice for seeing some rare and exotic species. The island’s temperate climate, and areas of nature untouched by human hand make Lemnos special choice for those passionate about birds. What’s more, all you need to enjoy the birds is a pair of binoculars, a camera, and a love of nature!
The wetland habit of ‘Chortarolimni’ is a salt lake with a total area of about 18,000 acres. It is part of into the Natura 2000 network, making it a top destination for birdwatchers. Here you can find more than 30 migratory and endemic species of birds such as egrets, herons, kestrels, partridges and flamingos. They can all be admired from the purpose-built bird observatories which are easily accessible by road.
Lemnos is home to other important wetlands scattered about the island: the Moudros bay, the airport area (next to Varos village), and Old and New Pedino. As well as the wetlands, you can even find rare birds in residential areas. The villages of Roussopouli, Repanidi, Kontopouli and Calliope are all between 3-12km from the hotel (max 10 min driving), here you can find kestrels, living close to people, and nesting in the tiles of the village houses.
The Environmental Information Centre is housed in the old village primary school of Calliope village, and is an important source of information for all the natural wealth of the island.
(This experience operates on a seasonal basis. For any further information, please contact those responsible before the visit: 22540 41330, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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