Oropos lagoon

Oropos Lagoon, Attica region 

Flamingos at Oropos Lagoon GREECE BIRD TOURS
Flamingos at Oropos Lagoon, Athens

O(caps)ropos Lagoon (420 hectares) is a wetland lying at the northern part of Attiki and it is characterized by the presence of Asopos River at its western part and of a coplex system of sand flat, mud flats and lagoons at its eastern parts. The site is an importantwetland serving as an intermediate resting station for migratory birds. Its most characteristic habitat type, the seasonally inundatedsand and mud flats, is unique for eastern Central Greece.

This small area full of marshes, combines a river delta, with long seashore and provides an excellent environment for both marine 
and fresh water loving birds. The area is easy to walk, while most birds are gathered in a short radius from the centre of the marshes.


Habitat

Lagoon, surrounded by marshes and low hills

All year breeding species

Kentish Plover, Marsh Harrier, Slender-billed Gull, Little Owl, Sardinian Warbler, Zitting Cisticola, Penduline Tit, Cirl Bunting

Spring and Summer

Yelkouan Shearwater,  Scopoli's Shearwater, Squacco Heron, Purple Heron, Glossy Ibis, Marsh Sandpiper, Black-winged Stilt,  Whiskered Tern, Gull-billed Tern, Hoopoe, Red-rumped Swallow, Alpine Swift, Black-headed Wagtail, Red-throated Pipit, Nightingale, Olivaceous Warbler, Black-headed Bunting

Autumn

Osprey, Temminck's Stint, Broad-billed Sandpiper

Winter

Yelkouan Shearwater, Shelduck, Flamingo, Hen Harrier, Mediterranean Gull, Gull-billed Tern, Reed Bunting