Hoopoes in Athens: a success story

Hoopoe (Upupa epops) is undoubtedly one of the most adorable eurasian birds that all birders love to see, again and again. The last years, their numbers are thriving in the city of Athens. 

Hoopoe in Tritsis Park, Athens
Hoopoe in Tritsis Park, Athens

Hoopoe just found a snack
Hoopoe just found a snack

During the summer, birds can be encountered in parks, like Tritsis Park in the west suburbs, where they breed successful despite the high numbers of everyday visitors. So one can have very close views of the birds, like the ones we had on June 18th, during a half day birding trip around Athens. 


Hoopoe digiscoped while searching for insects, 
at Tritsis Park, Athens, June 18th 2022


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