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Mesolongi Lagoons

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This is one of the most significant wetlands of Southern Europe. It includes a complex ecosystem of 33.687 hectares, located in western Central Greece. A very large lagoon, the Mesolongi lagoon (11.200 hectares) predominates in the central part of the wetland. The unique mosaic of smaller ponds and marshlands, together with larger lagoons, comprises an extensive area, home for more than 40.000 ducks in winter, massive flocks of waders, and 32 out of 38 european species of raptors.

Birding in Mesologi lagoons is truly an unforgettable lifetime experience for any birdwatcher.

Distance from Athens center  270 km (3 hours drive)
Bird List
Habitat  Wetland (RAMSAR Protected) and rocky gorges
All year breeding species
Dalmatian Pelican, Griffon Vulture, Long-legged Buzzard, Great White Egret, Slender-billed Gull, Eagle Owl, Scops Owl, Zitting Cisticola

Spring & Summer

Pallid Harrier, Montagu's Harrier, Red-footed Falcon, Short-toed Eagle, Collared Pratincole, Whiskered Tern, Gull-billed Tern, Short-toed Lark, Rufous Bush Chat, Black-headed Bunting, Cretzschmar's Bunting
Autumn  Red-necked Phalarope, Broad-billed Sandpiper, Lesser Grey Shrike
Winter  Great Spotted Eagle, Black Stork, Great Sand Plover,

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