Erythres Plains

Birdwatching in Erythres Plain, Attica


Sombre Tits are breeding in Erythres Plains

E(caps)rythres Plain is sited in the northern tip of Attica Prefecture, about 70km from Athens city center. This is excellent habitat for a variety of special birds that can be seen in close views, since access by car is fairly easy in all locations.

Known as "Toscany of Central Greece", this area has it all: cotton and corn fields, small streams full of Willow trees, rocky hills with Kermes Oak vegetation and typical makia landscapes. 

This is a unique are for those who love landscape photography, since breathaking pictures can be taken during all season. Nearby Museum of Thebes is always worth visiting

A typical summer view of Erythres Plains
A typical summer view of Erythres Plains

Habitat

Low vegetation grape orchards, cotton and corn fields, small streams, rocky hills with scattered Kermes Oaks and makia vegetation

All year resident species

Long-legged Buzzard, Syrian Woodpecker, Sombre Tit, Penduline Tit, Blue Rock Thrush, Rock Nuthatch, Cirl Bunting

Spring and Summer visitors 

Short-toed (Snake) Eagle, Hoopoe, Black-eared Wheatear, Subalpine Warbler, Lesser Grey Shrike, Black-headed Bunting



Black-headed Buntings are in high nymbers in Erythres Plains, Attica

Passage migrants

Red-footed Falcon, Lesser Kestrel, Eleonorae's Falcon, Honey Buzzard, Cuckoo, Icterine Warbler, Roller, Golden Oriole