2009 Lesvos Bird Report

As previously announced, I will compile a report for 2009 of the more interesting records.

If you have any records (see below) or photographs, please contact me. If you have a detailed trip report please feel free to send me a copy by email or a link to your online report.

I will produce an online version of the report here on Lesvos Birding as well as a PDF for those who want to receive a copy to file.

I am interested in the following species in particular -

All records, particularly breeding records, unless otherwise stated

Shelduck Tadorna tadorna
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea
Scopoli’s Shearwater Calonectris diomedea diomedea
Black Stork Ciconia nigra
Bonelli’s Eagle Hieraaetus fasciatus
European Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus
Levant Sparrowhawk Accipiter brevipes
Eleonora’s Falcon Falco eleonorae
Audouin’s Gull Ichthyaetus audouinii
Great Spotted Cuckoo Clamator glandarius
Eagle Owl Bubo bubo
Long-eared Owl Asio otus
Tawny Owl Strix aluco
Scops Owl Otus scops
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis
Eurasian Penduline Tit Remiz pendulinus
Eastern Bonelli’s Warbler Phylloscopus orientalis
Olive-tree Warbler Hippolais olivetorum
Fan-tailed Warbler Cisticola juncidis
Barred Warbler Sylvia nisoria
Rüppell’s Warbler Sylvia rueppelli
Krüper’s Nuthatch Sitta krueperi (records outside the central pine forest area (Achladeri area) where the species is common e.g. please send records forest areas north and west of Kalloni, Agiasos, etc.)
Robin Erithacus rubecula
Song Thrush Turdus philomelos
Rufous Bush Robin Cercotrichas galactotes
Rock Bunting Emberiza cia
Cinereous Bunting Emberiza cineracea (records away from known breeding sites)
Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes


In addition to all HRC species (see
here - which can be submitted either via LBRC or direct to HRC), I am interested in all records of the following species (for status and notes on indvidual species see here):

Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus
Gadwall Anas strepera
Common Pochard Aythya ferina
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula
Smew Mergellus albellus
White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala
Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena
Western Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
Pelicans Pelecanus sp (details of all flocks)
Red Kite Milvus milvus
White-tailed Eagle Haliaeetus albicilla
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus
Griffon Vulture Gyps fulvus
Greater Spotted Eagle Aquila clanga
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca
Merlin Falco columbarius
In addition, please send in details of any groups/flocks of raptors (e.g. large flocks of social falcons, multiple eagles, movements of Honey-buzzards, etc)
Great Snipe Gallinago media
Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus
Common Gull Larus canus
Arctic Skua Stercorarius parasiticus
Stock Dove Columba oenas
Great Grey Shrike Lanius excubitor
Eurasian Magpie Pica pica
Spotted Nutcracker Nucifraga caryocatactes
Red-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax
Rook Corvus frugilegus
Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus
Eurasian Penduline Tit Remiz pendulinus
Bearded Tit Panurus biarmicus
Calandra Lark Melanocorypha calandra
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica (records of birds resembling H. r. savignii or H. r. transitive).
Moustached Warbler Acrocephalus melanopogon
River Warbler Locustella fluviatilis
Fan-tailed Warbler Cisticola juncidis
Firecrest Regulus ignicapilla
Ring Ouzel Turdus torquatus
Pied Wheatear Oenanthe pleschanka
Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush Monticola saxatilis
Semi-collared Flycatcher Ficedula semitorquata
Black-bellied Dipper Cinclus cinclus aquaticus
Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer montanus
Western Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava
All records of the following races (or birds resembling these races):
Yellow-headed Wagtail
M. f. lutea
Syke’s Yellow Wagtail
M. f. beema
‘Romanian’ Yellow Wagtail
M. f. ‘dombrowski’ (flava-feldegg intergrade)
‘Russian’ Yellow Wagtail
M. f. ‘superciliaris’ (thunbergi variant)
‘British’ Yellow Wagtail
M. f. flavissima (no Lesvos records)
Citrine Wagtail Motacilla citreola
Red-fronted Serin Serinus pusillus
Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus
Red Crossbill Loxia curvirostra
Eurasian Bullfinch Pyrrhula pyrrhula
Yellowhammer Emberiza citrinella

Thanks for you support.