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Hymettus Mt

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Situated at the east part of Athens, Hymettus Mt is the closest birdwatching destination from Athens city center,
just 15 min drive from Syntagma Square.

Distance from Athens center 10 km (15-20 min drive)
Bird List
Hymettus Mt Bird List
Habitat Rocky mountain, with mixed alepo pine forest and makia shrubs

Chukar, Little Owl, Scops Owl, Tawny Owl, Blue Rock Thrush, Sardinian Warbler, Firecrest, Sombre Tit (rare), Long-tailed Tit, Rock Nuthatch, Short-toed Treecreeper, Cirl Bunting


Summer visitors 

Short-toed (Snake) Eagle, Eleonora’s Falcon (not breeding), Nightjar, Hoopoe, Alpine/Pallid Swift (not breeding), Black-eared Wheatear, Subalpine Warbler, Ruppell’s Warbler, Eastern Orphean Warbler (rare), Cretzschmar’s Bunting (rare)
Passage migrants

Quail, Honey Buzzard, Wryneck, Cuckoo, Icterine Warbler, Eastern Bonelli’s Warbler, Red-breasted Flycatcher, Semi-collared Flycatcher, Collared Flycatcher, Golden Oriole

Winter visitors  Woodlark, Crossbill, Hawfinch, Rock Bunting

Map of Hymettus Mt, centered at the main birding areas, around Kesariani Monastery.

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Hoopoe (Upupa epops)
Hoopoe (Upupa epops)
Chukar (Alectoris chukar)
Chukar (Alectoris chukar)

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