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LESVOS BIRDS

2011

written and compiled by Steve Dudley

LESVOS BIRDS 2011


written and compiled by Steve Dudley Steve Dudley is author of A Birdwatching Guide to Lesvos, runs Lesvos Birding and is a member of the Lesvos Birds Records Committee Text Steve Dudley | Lesvos Birding, 2012 Photos photographers as credited, 2012 Cover photo: Middle Spotted Woodpeckers, nr Lafonias, April 2011 David Fearn

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LESVOSBIRDS2011

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written and compiled by Steve Dudley

CONTENTS Introduction Birdrecordsusedforthisreport Coveragein2010 Submittingyourbirdrecords Birdinformationwhenontheisland TheEnvironmentalCentreatSkalaKallonis Drivingoffthemainroads Trespassinganddisturbanceofbreedingbirds Notesonbirdingsites 2 2 2 2 3 4 4 4 4 8 9 11 61 64 65 66 66 66 67 73 74 76

Acknowledgements Introductiontothespeciesaccounts Speciesaccounts Appendix1Datesofsummerandpassagemigrants Appendix2Datesofwintermigrants Appendix3BirdsringedonLesvosin2010 Appendix4Unprovenrecords Appendix5Recordspending Appendix6Othernotablewildlife Appendix7Lesvosbirdlist Appendix8Lesvosdragonflylist Appendix9Lesvosbutterflylist References

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INTRODUCTION WelcometothethirdannualbirdreportforLesvosLesvosBirds2011.Thereporthasbeencollated, writtenandeditedbymyself. BIRDRECORDSUSEDFORTHISREPORT Mypleaforrecordscontinuestobeheardwiththe2011databasecontainingover22,000records.Thisisa tremendousachievementandcompareswiththenumberofrecordssomeBritishcountyreportsreceive. LesvosresidentTerryRobinsonagaincontubutedahugenumberofrecords(48%ofthosereceived).Terry inputshisdailysightingsstraightintoOrnithotopos,theGreekonlinerecordingsectionofworldbirds.org operatedbyBirdLifeIntetnational.OtherGreekbirderscontributetotheLesvosrecordsonOrnithotopos, includingtheotherLesvosresidentbirder,EleniGalinou.Intotal,Ornithotoposrecordsmakeuparound 55%oftheLesvosrecordsdatabade. ObservadoisanotheronlinerecordssubmissionsiteandStevenWytemasetupasectionforLesvosin 2010(http://lesvos.observado.org).Thishasprovedverypopular,especiallywithDutchbirders,andthis datasetcontributedover5,000recordsforthereport. Theremainingrecordswerecollatedfrommyself,frommyownrecords,theLesvosBirdinglogattheHotel Pasiphae(SkalaKallonis),recordssentdirecttomeorgleanedfromreportsIhavecomeacrossonthe internet. Thankyoutoeveryonewhohascontributedonewayoranother.AlistofallthoseIknowappearsunder acknowldgementsbelow. COVERAGEIN2011 In2010coveragebenefitedfromahandfulofbirderswhovisitedinearlyspringfromlateMarchintoearly April,producingsomefantasticrecords(e.g.YellowbrowedWarbler,GreaterSpottedEagles,early migrants).Wehadnosuchcoveragein2011withthefirstofthespringbirdersarrivingon11Aprilandthe firstoftheUKchartersarrivingon14April. Asinmostyearsseveralbirderswerepresentduringsummerbetween19June17Julycontriburingsome importantrecords. Autumncoveragecommencedon27Augustwithquiteafewvisitingbirderspresentto12October. Asever,thetwowinterperiodswerethepreserveofthetworesidentbirdersTerryRobinsonandEleni Galinou. SUBMITTINGYOURBIRDRECORDS Iwillcontinuetocollaterecords(asdetailedabove)forfutureyears.Allrecordsofrareandscarcespecies (seekeytotheSystematicListbelow)willbefollowedupandpassedontotheLesvosBirdsRecords Committee(LBRC)orforGreeknationalrarities,forwardedtotheHellenicRaritiesCommittee(HRC). Pleaserememberthatrecordsareoflittlevalueiftheydonotprovidethekeyinformationofspecies, numberofbirds,dateandlocation.Additonalinformationonage/sex(particularlyforraptors)and behaviour(especiallyforbreedingrecords)isalsoverywelcome. Youcansubmityourrecordsasfollows 1. 2. Directtomelists,includingdateandlocationofobservationstomyselfviatheLesvosBirding website(www.lesvosbirding.com). TripreportspostedonthewebpleasesendmetheURLforyourreportandIwilllinktoitfrom

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theLesvosBirdingwebsite(alreadyover90reportslistedtotheendof2011). 3. Whenontheisland,byenteringyourrecordsintheLesvosBirdingBirdLogsituatedinthe receptionoftheHotelPasiphaeinSkalaKallonis. CouldIpleaseurgeallcontributorstothebirdlogtowritelegibly(Ivebeenunabletoreadseveral namesfromthe2011log),giveyourfullname(notjustnicknameorinitials)andifpossible,leave anemailcontactaddressformetofollowupanysightingswithyou. 4. TherearealsologsatthePelaandKalloniBay(formerlyKalloniII)hotelsbutthesereceivemuch fewerrecordsthantheLesvosBirdingPasiphaelog.Ialsodontalwaysfindtimetovisitthese hotelstocollaterecordsbeforeIleavetheisland,sotheserecordsdontalwaysreachmeforthe report. In2011therewasalsoaLesvosBirdingBirdLogattheSkalaKallonisEnvironmentalCentre.This waslittleusedandIamexpectingthecentretobeclosedin2012(duetotheGreekeconomic crisis).IwillhoweveraimtorunafulllogbookincentralSkalaKallonisandnewsofthiswillbe broadcastnearerthe2012springseasonontheLesvosBirdingwebsite(www.lesvosbirding.com) andthevariousbirdingforums. ViaOrnithotoposathttp://www.worldbirds.org/v3/greece.php. ViaObservadoathttp://lesvos.observado.org(pleaseprovidefulldetailsforeachrecordtoo manyrecordsfor2011simplystatedLesvoswithnospecificsiteinformation). ForLesvosrarities,viatheLBRCwebsite(http://lesvosbirdrecords.blogspot.com/). ForGreeknationalrarities,viaHRC(http://rarities.ornithologiki.gr/en/eaop/form.htm).

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BIRDINFORMATIONWHENONTHEISLAND Youcanshareyourbirdnewsandaccessnewsfromothersinoneofseveralwaysduringyourstay. Birdlogs TheLesvosBirdingBirdLogattheHotelPasiphaeistheprimesourceofbirdinformation.Duringthemain springandautumnweeksmanybirderscontributeandwhenIamontheislandIkeepituptodateeach eveningaddingrecordsIvebeeninformedofwhilstinthefieldeachday. TherewillalsobealogininSkalaKallonischecktheLesvosBirdingwebsite(www.lesvosbirding.com)and thevariousbirdingforumsinearlyApril. Online Forthosestayinginaccommodationwithinternetaccess(andthoseathomeviewingbeforecomingoutto theisland),IaimtoupdatethesightingsforeachdayontheLesvosBirdingwebsitebymidnightatthe latest(oftenearlier). Whynotaskyouhoteltoprintofeacheveningupdatebeforebreakfastthefollowingdaythatwayyou gettoseewhatwasseenthedaybeforeoverbreakfast. InthefieldText/SMSmessaging Ifyouseesomethingofnote,pleasepassonthenewstellotherbirdersyouseeontheday,enterthe recordintheLesvosBirdingBirdLogattheHotelPasiphae.Youcaneventextmeyournotablerecords eachdayon00447767787287andIwillentertheseinthelogandonthewebsiteattheendoftheday.

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THENEWENVIRONMENTALCENTREATSKALAKALLONIS Veryfewbirdersvisitedthecentrein2011,andIsuspectthatduetotheongoingeconomiccrisisinGreece, thecentrewillnotbeopenin2012.IfitisIwillpostnewsontheLesvosBirdingwebsite (www.lesvosbirding.com)andthevariousbirdingforumsinearlyApril. DRIVINGOFFTHEMAINROADS Careshouldbetakenwhenleavingthemainmetalled/tarmacroadsanddrivingalongthedirtroadsand tracks.Somecarhirecompaniesdonotincludethesedirtroadsandtracksintheirinsurancecovercheck yourcarhiredetails.Eventhosethatdocoverthisnowhaveadisclaimerstatingthatyouareliabletothe fullcostofrepairingtheundersideofahirevehiclebecauseofpreviousproblemswithdriversdriving acrosscountry. Ifyoudochosetodrivealongsomeoftheminordirttracks,pleasetakecare.Evenifamap,mybookor someoneindicatestoyouthatitissafetodoso,trackscanquicklydeteriorate,andcanchange considerablyfromyeartoyear,sopleasetakecare. TRESSPASSINGANDDISTURBANCEOFBREEDINGBIRDS Wecontinuetoseeunnecessarytrespassanddisturbanceofbreedingbirdsinsomeareas.Theproblems encounteredin2010(atthePotamiaOlivetreeWarblerandSkalaEresouPendulineTitsites)ledtothe suppressionofsomerecordsofrarebreedingspecies(suchasanotherPendulineTitnestfoundin2011). Wewillcontinuetosuppressanyrecordofrarebreedingspecieswhichwefeelarevulnerableto disturbancefromthefewwrecklessindividuals.Ifyoufindsomethingwhichyouareunsureaboutwhoto tell,thenfeelfreetocontactme(00447767787287)foradvice. Thedisturbanceofrarebreedingbirdsalsohasasecondaryimpact.Manyareasoftheislandareunder increasingpressurefromhunterswhoarebeingrestrictedmoreandmore.Ahuntingbanhasrecently beenplacedontheareasaroundtheKalloniSaltpans,muchtotheangeroflocalhunters.Forbirdersand photographerstothencausedisturbancetotheseprotectedareasunderminesthecasetokeepthesesites huntingfree. Birdersandphotographersareagainrespectivelyaskedtoavoidsuchincidents. NOTESONBIRDINGSITES IneachreportIwillaimtoprovideanysignificantupdatestothemainbirdingsitesmajorchangesin habitat,accessrestrictions,etc.AsstatedinABirdwatchingGuidetoLesvosItryandfollowthenamesused ontheblueRoadEditionsmapoftheisland(whichIrecommendyougettouseonyourvisit).Page numbersrefertothesitepageswithinABirdwatchingGuidetoLesvos. SkalaKallonisPool(p.97) Thepoolremainsaghostofitsformer,gloriousself.Itisovergrownandwithhighwaterlevelswithlittle visiblemargins,andwhenthewaterdoesdrop,manymarginsarenotvisibleduetothetallvegetation. Despitethis,itisstillworthcheckingforwaterfowl,heronsandmarshternsandthesurroundingareastill attractsmanymigrantpasserines. Negotiationswiththeownersregardingthefutureandimprovementofthesitehavesofaryieldednothing fromourendbutwewillcontinuetomaintaincontactjustincasethepossibilitydoesarise.

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Christou(Kamares)River(p.98) ThisriverisnamedasChristouRiverontheRoadEditionsmap,butisknownlocallyastheKamaresRiver (andiscalledthisonthenewinformationboardbytheroadbridge).Iwillcontinuetousetheabove presentationonmywebsiteandinreports. In2011FantailedWarblerwasagainfoundbreedingalongthetarckdownthewestsideofthemarsh leadingtotheviewingscreen(inthemarshtotherightoftheshephardsbuildingbeforethescreen). PotamiaValley(p.99) TheminireservoirisnotmarkedinABirdwatchingGuidetoLesvos.Themaponp.101showsthree parkingsites(P).Theminireservoirliesdownatrackontheleftnearthemiddle(P).Thereislimited parkingandviewingisnotthateasythroughthefenceandbushes,butawalkdownfromthemaintrackis worthwhile. MetochiLake(p.102) Parkingremainsanissuehereattimes(usuallyearlymornings).Pleaseparksensiblyleavingenoughroom fortractorsandtruckstopass.Thelargerpullinatthenorthendofthelakeshouldbekeptasfreeas possibletoallowpeopletousethisasaturningpoint. Dontforgetthattheareaaroundthelakeisworthexploring,particularlytheculvertrunningalongthe westernsideofthelakewhichoftenholdsheronsandcrakes.RockNuthatchbreedstothenorthofthe lake.Bothareascanbeviewedifyoutakethecircularwalkaroundthelake(seebookfordetails) KalloniSaltpansarea(p.108) Viewthesaltpansonlyfromtheperimeterroad(inc.thesouthhidejustwestofthesaltworksentrance), thenorthwestcornerhide,theeasttrackandtheAlykesWetlands(seebelow)allroutesmarkedinA BirdwatchingGuidetoLesvos.ViewingfromthemainKalloniMytiliniroadcanbedangerous.Thereisno accesstothefieldsaroundthesaltpansotherthantheeastern(main)AlykesWetlands(seebelow). In2011,thesmallpooltothenorthofthemainKalloniMytiliniroad(betweentheturndownthewest sidefothesaltpansandtheturnnorthtoAgiaParaskeviandNapiValley)provedexcellentforwaders(inc. TemmincksStintandMarshSandpiper)andalsoattractedCitrineWagtailandWaterPipit.Thereisalarge pieceofroughgroundimmediatelytotheeastofthepoolwherecarscanpullin.Viewingisbestdonefrom vehiclesasgettingoutwillonlydisturbthefeedingbirds.Ifwinterrainshavepilledthispooltoits maximum,thenitoverflowstothewestofthemainpoolintoafieldimmediatelyoppositetheturndown thewestsideofthesaltpans.Thisareacanbeviewedonfootviathegatedtrackoppositethesaltpans road. ThoseaccessingthebeachpastthePysosbeachcaf(Ivebeeninformedthatthiscafhasbeenillegally erectedontheNatura2000protectedcoastalstrip)areremindedthatgroundnestingspeciessuchas Stonecurlewoccurhereandbirdersareaskedtotakecaution.RufousBushrobincanoftenbefoundin thetamarisksalongthebeachhere,andyouareaskednottoharassbirdsbypushingthemfrombushto bush.Stayatasensibledistanceandthebirdswillusuallycomeoutandperform. ThetrackoffthemainMytiliniroaddowntheeastsideofthepans(fromthehideintheNEcorner)should onlybeaccessedonfoot.Somebirderscontinuetodrivedownthistrackwithlittleregardforthosebirding onfoot.Ifyoudo,thenyouwillsoonfindthetrackunmanageableandturningroundcanbedifficultyou havebeenwarned.

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AlykesWetlands(p.112) TheseasonallyfloodedfieldsonthesouthsideofKalloniSaltpansoppositethemainsaltworksentrance formpartoftheAlykesWetlandsandwereagainarealmagnetforbirdsandbirders.Attimesitcanget verybusy,especiallyalongthetrackbeyondthesaltworksentrancewhichisthemostpopularviewing area.Pleasetakecarewhendrivingpastgroupsofbirdershere,andthoseonfootpleasebeawareof traffic!Pleaseparkononesideoftheroadonly(usuallythepoolsside). Thefieldsandmarsheseastofthesaltworksshouldbeaccessedonfootonly.Parkattheendofthe racetrackbytheconcretebridgethereisplentyofroomformanycars.Careshouldbetakenwhen approachingthesaltpanspermiterfenceasgroundnestingspeciesincludingStonecurlewandKentish Ploverbothbreedinthisarea.Ifindoubt,donotapproachthefencelineandviewfromorneartothe maintrack.Pleasetrytoavoiddisturbingthewadersonthepoolsasthosebirdersarrivingafteryouhave gonewouldliketoenjoythesebirdstoo. Soumouria(KalloniMiniSoccerPitch/ScopsCopsep.115) Nofurthertreethinninghasoccurredheresince2009andthesitecontinuestobethemainsiteforScops Owl. Anotherpleaforphotographersnottogettooclosetoroostingbirds.Severalindividualswithonlypoint andshootcameraswereseengettingfartooclosetotheowlsin2011.Ifyouwitnessanysuchbehaviour askthoseresponsiblepolitelytoretreat.Oncedisturbedbirdsarerarelyrefound. Platania(p.120) NotethatthebestwaytoaccessthePlataniatrackfromtheNapiValleyendistoapproachfromthenorth (iftravellingfromthesouthdrivepasttheturntoPlataniaandthenturnroundsafelyneartherubbishtip andreturnsouthtoapproachfromthenorth). Takecarepullingoffthemainroadontothetrackastheimmediatejunctionwasagainunstablein2010. Thetrackitselfremainspassableformostcarswithcare,butareminderthatyouwillbechargedbyyour hirecompanyforthecompletecostofanydamagedonetotheundersideofahirevehicle! ThedistancesgiveninABirdwatchingGuidetoLesvosareincorrect.Thecattlegridsiteisonlyc.2.5km fromtheroad.Also,ataround2kmthereisaforkinthetrack.Ignoretheturntotheleftandproceedon themaintrack(toright). YoumightthinkaboutparkingoffthemainNapiValleyroad(e.g.atthetrackrunninguptothemastsat Mavria)andwalkingthePlataniatracktothecattlegrid(2.5km).Thisisafabulouswalkwithmanyofthe NapiValleyspecialtiesfoundalongitslength. Kavaki(p.124) ThisremainsthemainsiteforRppellsWarbler.Viewonlyfromthelaybyareasandtheroughtrackup thehillonthesouthside.Pleasedonotenterthescrubareaswherethebirdsbreed. Thisspeciescontinuestodeclineontheisland,mirroringthenationaldeclinethroughoutGreece,withonly threepairsnowpresentinthisarea.

Perasma(p.125) Nochangehereduring2011.AudouinsGullwereseenhereonseveraldatessodontignorethegulls!

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Ipsilou(p.147) TheoldmonasterypathfeaturedinABirdwatchingGuidetoLesvossawanincreaseinusethisyear.Thisis notaproblembutseveralpeopleslippedonthepaththisyear(sheepdroppingsandtroddeninvegetation makesthepebbledsurfaceslippery).Pleasetakecarewhenusingthispath.Mostpeoplechoosetowalk downthepathwhichiscertainlyeasierforbirding. Pleasedonotventureofftheroadsoroldmonasterypath.Apartfromunnecessarilytramplingtheground floraanddisturbingnestingbirds,theslopesarehazardouswithlooserockswhichcouldcauseyouinjury ortoothersiftheyaredislodgedandrolldownthehillsides. Areminderthatphotographyisnotpermittedinsidethechapelinthemonastery.Therewereagain incidentswerepeoplewereejectedthisyear.Also,ifyouaskforthemuseumtobeopened,oryouvisitit whenitis,bepreparedtomakeadonationtothemonastery. Faneromeni(p.151) IamamzedthatsomepeoplearestillseemunabletolocateFaneromeniLowerFord!Itisarrowedonthe maponp.151ofABirdwatchingGuidetoLesvos.AlongthemainFaneromenitracktaketheturndown towardsthebeach(signed)andthentherightturn(signedchapel)andfollowthistotheford. Birderschoosingtowalkalongtherivercontinuetogetaverbalbashingfromotherbirdersforflushing birdstheywerewatching.Walkingalongtheriversjustservestopushbirdsawayfromthemainfordareas wheremostbirderschoosetoviewfrom. PandeleimonasPools ThesepoolslieseveralkmeastofEresosnorthofthemainroadtoMesotopos.ThissiteisntincludedinA BirdwatchingGuidetoLesvos,butnowthepoolsarematuring,morepeoplearestoppingontheroadside hereandviewingfromthecarandbeingrewardedwithsomegoodwetlandspeciesincludingLittleCrakes andheronspecies.Viewonlyfromtheroadsidethereisnoaccesstothepools. Vergias(Chalandra)River(p.162) Thisisanotherriverwithtwonames,soinreportsandonmywebsiteIwillusetheabovepresentationto avoidanydoubt. AchladeriForest(p.167) TwopairsofKrpersNuthatchbredatthetraditionalKofinaspicnicsite(openareawithwhitebuilding). Whilstthisremainsthebestsitetoseethespecies,itisbynomeanstheonlysitewithover600pairsin pinewoodsinthecentralandsoutheasternareasoftheisland.TheforesttracktothenorthofKofinasis alsoworthexploringwithbirdsseenfrequentlyhere(seep.167ofABirdwatchersGuidetoLesvos). KrpersNuthatchcanalsobefoundatnearbyPessaWaterfalls(c.2.5kmsouthofAchladerionthewest sideoftheroadlookfornoticeboardsandfollowforesttrackstofalls). Ididnthearofanyincidentsbetweenphotographersandbirdersatthissitein2011thefirsttroublefree yearforawhile!Ithankallthosewhohaveheededbyadvisethatphotographersarerequestedtorespect boththebirdsaswellasthosewatchingthemandbirdersfornotdisturbingphotographerswhoaresat quietlynearthenest.Ifthereisclearbehaviourfromthebirdssuggestingdisturbancethen photographer(s)shouldbeaskedpolitelytomovefurtheraway.Aresponsiblephotographershouldhave noproblemretreatingifrequested. Asusual,whenthemilitaryareinresidence,donotattempttoenterthesite.

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Iwouldliketothankallthosewhohavesubmittedrecords(viatheLesvosBirdingPasiphaeBirdLog,other hotellogs,OrnithoTopos,Observado,postedtripreportsonlineorsentdirecttome)whichmakeupthis report(apologiesforanymisspellingsduetomymisinterpretationofhandwritingfromthebirdlogs): JanetAldridge,PaulAubrey,Jeff&HelenBailey,Geoff&TraceyBarter,DickBest,RichardBircham, JohnBogaarls,AngeliqueBelfroid,OttmarBihlmaier,JamesBloorGriffiths,DannyBregman(via Observado),LonnieBregman(viaObservado),BobBuckler(Wingspan),JohnBuxton,FrankCackett,Fran Cardon,JohnnyCarr,MCarroll,SteveChalmers,AnthonyCooper,Janet&FosterCooper,EricCorssmit(via Observado),BennyCottele,Elaine&GordonCresswell,JanWillemDekker(viaObservado),GerdeHoog (viaObservado),JosDellink(viaObservado),LutDemarest,BartDeSchutter(viaObservado),JacobJande Vries,JohndeVries,MartijndeVries(viaObservado),RogerDewhurst,DaveDickson,QuentinDupriez, GaryElton(Limosa),DavidFearn,CoDooms,SvenEhret,PeterElfman,BerndEngelhart,IanFord (Heatherlea),EleniGalinou,NeilGartshore,BrianGibbs,GrahamGill,JohnGlendinning,NickGoulden, KennyHall,IanHardy,GordonHay,NigelHewitt,GarethHipkiss,MikeHodgson(Naturetrek),Giel Holtermans(viaObservado),ArjenHotting(viaObservado),JoopHotting(viaObservado),MaartenHotting (viaObservado),Gert&StienekeHuijzers,RemkoIvens(viaObservado),AndreaJackson,KeithJohnson, AdrianJordi,Des&TinaLangford,ErnestLeahy,JamesLees(Naturetrek),LesvosWildlifeHospital,Janneke Kimstra(viaObservado),ErichKretzschmar,KeithLoneshaw,PaulManning,VeraManning,NormanMartin, John&ShenaMaskell(AvianAdventures),TomMorton,KillianMullarney,RogerMusgrove,Christoph Niemeyer,SteveNorton,Dave&JackieNurney,James&EmmaPacker,DavidMPearce,BertPeters, PPetrou(viaOrnithopos),NikosProbonas(viaOrnithopos),JeanObray,JamesPhillips,DaveRiley,Donald &JenniferRhodes,MikeJennings,SimonPriestnall,TerryRobinson,BoukeRoosma(viaObservado),Clive Sawyer,ASanders,T&RSaunders,ASchulster,RobScoles,KeithScovell,MikeSeikutis,SamShippey,Bill& GillianSlade,Mike&SandraSnook,Peter&SandraSolly,DaveSteel,TonySwann,RobSwift,KimTaylor, GrahamTebb(BirdLifeAustria),LucTeugels,RegThorpe(Naturetrek),TonyThunder,NTsiopelas(via Ornithopos),BertvanBroekhoven(viaObservado),CarlavanderMaas(viaObservado),ErikvanderWelle (viaObservado),SanchoVanherck,MiekeVanhoutte,SVasileiadis(viaOrnithopos),PeterVercruijsse, DidierVieuxtemps,GerardVisser(viaObservado),CliveWatson,Alf&CarolWilliams,AllanWinlott, MarianneWustenhoff(viaObservado),StevenWytema(viaObservado),SylviaZakkak,JanZorgdrager(via Observado),EefZwang(viaObservado),plusallthemanyanonymouscontributionseitherpassedonto meinthefieldorenteredintheLesvosBirdingPasiphaeBirdLogwithoutaname(orthenamewas indecipherable).Thankyoueveryone. Idliketopayparticularthanksthephotographerswhohavecontributedimagestothisreport: PaulAubrey,RaymonddeSmet(www.pbase.com/raydes/root),DaveDickson,DavidFearn (www.flickr.com/photos/davefearn),W&EKappes,JamesPacker(www.somersetbirder.co.uk),Felix Rehsteiner,TerryRobinsonandMikeSveikutis(Lesvosbirdersphotosharingat www.flickr.com/groups/1594563@N20/). IdliketothanktheHellenicRaritiesCommitteeforprovidingmewithdetailsofnationalraritiesforusein thisreport. IalsothankNikosProbonascommentsandhelpwiththisreportespeciallyonHRCmatters. Manyindividualsarecreditedpersonallywithinthespeciesaccounts.(MO)withinthespeciesaccounts denotesmanyobservers.AnonymousandindecipherablenamesfromtheLesvosBirdingLogattheHotel PasiphaearecreditedwithinthespeciesaccountsasLesvosBirdingLog. SteveDudley|29February2012

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INTRODUCTION TO THE SPECIES ACCOUNTS Keytostatuscodesusedwithinthespeciesaccounts c =common s =scarce r =rare f =former R =resident RB =residentbreeder MB =migrantbreeder NB =nonbreeder(specieswithnoclearseasonalbiasbirdscanbefoundinanymonth) OB =casual/occasionalbreeder IB =introducedbreeder SP =springpassage AP =autumnpassage PM =passagemigrant(springandautumn) W =wintervisitor V =vagrant ? =statusuncertain * =speciesrequiringsupportingnotes/evidencebyLBRCorHRCallrecordstobesubmittedviaLBRC seeIntroductionabove. WiththisthirdannualreportIhavereviewedallspeciesstatusesandtheseareindicatedinthespecies accountsandonthefullLesvoslistonpage67. Thefigureslistedafterthestatusofvagrantsandsomeraremigrantspecies,e.g.|1|7+(23+),denotethe following:thefirstfigureisthenumberofrecordsin2011,thesecondnumberisthetotalnumberof knownrecordsandthenumberinbracketsisthetotalnumberofknownindividualsmakingupthetotal numberofrecords(whenthisisdifferenttothetotalnumberofknownrecords).So|1|7+(23+) indicatesasinglerecordin2011,withatotalof7+knownrecordscomprising23+individuals. Taxonomyandnomenclature SinceLesvosisvisited,andmywebsiteandreportsareread,bybirdersfromaroundtheworld,Iamgoing tofollowtheIOCWorldBirdList(www.worldbirdnames.org).Iwillfollowthesequenceandscientific namesusedbytheIOC.TheEnglishnamesusedwillbebasedontheIOCWorldBirdListname.Wherethe popularEnglishnameissufficientlydifferentfromtheIOCnamethiswillbemadeclear.Someexamples Chukar(Partidge),BlackthroatedDiver(Loon),Whitewinged(Black)Tern.Thewordsinparentheses denotethevariablepartofthenameeitherincludedorexcludedbytheIOC.Thereasonforthisisthat someoftheIOCsEnglishnameshavenotyetreachedpopularusageinEurope(e.g.BlackthroatedLoon whichataEuropeanlevelwillneverbeused)andsomenamesarerecentchanges(e.g.EurasianBittern replacingGreatBittern)whilstRedKnot,NorthernWheatearandBarnSwallowareallnowwidelyused. IalsodifferfromtheIOCWorldBirdListinsomeofitsfamilypresentations.Honeybuzzardisusedinstead ofHoneyBuzzardtodenotethatHoneybuzzards(Pernis)areadistinctfamilytoBuzzards(Buteo). Similarly,IuseRockthrushandBushrobintodifferentiatethesefamilies.

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NotesontheSpeciesList Thespecieslistthatfollowsincludesdetailsofallknownspeciesrecordedduring2011.Italsoincludes somenotablerecordsfrompreviousyearsthathaveeitheronlyjustcometolightorhaveonlyjustbeen acceptedbytherelevantcommittees.ThisprovidesanopportunitytoconfirmtheseinadedicatedLesvos publicationandtoincludephotographswhereappropriate. Oftherecordsreceivedfor2011,veryfewbreedingrecordswerereceived.Iwouldurgethosesubmitting recordstoprovideanyindicationofbreeding(display,obviousterritorybeingheld,birdsvisitingnest, fledgedyoungseen,etc.). ManynotablerarespeciesareincludedwithinthisreportincludingdetailsofthefirstLesvosrecordof SpectacledWarblerandGreylagGoose;thethirdrecord(andfourthGreekrecord)ofFinschsWheatear; thethirdconfirmedbreedingrecordofPendulineTit;thefifthrecordofBlackwingedPratincole;the secondsuccessiveyeartorecordRedneckedPhalarope;threeWhitethroatedRobins;plusrecordsofBar tailedGodwit,FirecrestandRingOuzel.AlsothefirsteverconfirmedbreedingofMallardandCommon Starling. Aseversomereportsnevermaterializedintosubmiitedrecords,amongthesefor2011werethefirstclaim ofBimaculatedLarkandthesecondclaimofBluethroat.IhopetoobtaindetailsofthesetorecordsforHRC considerationandifIdo,andifaccepted,detailswillofcourseappearinafutureeditionofthisreport. ThisreportalsoincludesthefirstacceptedrecordsofSteppeEagle(from2007),WhitetailedPlover(from 2001),LesserCrestedTern(from2001),ArcticTern(from2005),WhitethroatedKingfisher(from2007) andthesecondrecordofSakerFalcon(from2002). Amongthescarcemigrantspeciesthefollowingnotablespecieswereseen:alongstayingCattleEgretin spring,aPygmyCormorantwasseeninJanuary,andinspringlargerraptorswererepresentedbytwo GriffonVultures,threelesserSpottedEagles,threeeasternImperialEagles,andthreeBootedEagles,with twoLannerFalconsinMay,severalMerlinsightings,threeBaillonsCrake,tworecordsofCommonCrane, onlyoneGreatSnipe,threeBroadbilledSandpipers,threeCapsianTerns,12recordsofWryneck(arecord year),aGreatGreyShrike,aCalandraLark,areturnofbreedingFantailedWarblers,recordnumbersof CollaredandSemicollaredFlycatchersbutonlyfourRedbreastedFlycatchers. TheLesvosbirdlisttotal Asat31December2011,321specieshavebeenrecordedfromtheisland.

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SPECIES ACCOUNTS CHUKAR(PARTRIDGE)AlectorischukarsRB Occursmainlyintherockyareasofthecentre,north andwestoftheisland. Reportedfromcentralandwesternareasincluding Eresos,Ipsilouarea,Kavaki,Lotzaria,MeladiaValley, PetrifiedForest,Petri,SigriOldSanatoriumand Stipsi.18Petri15May(BvanBroekhoven)wasthe onlydoublefigurecountreceived. Somebirdsareintroducedforhunting,includinga smallpopulationmaintainedintheolivegrovesalong theeasternsideoftheGulfofKalloni.
ChukarAlectorischukar,Sigri,May2011 RaymonddeSmet

COMMONQUAILCoturnixcoturnixsPM,OB? BirdsofGreecesuggestthatthisspeciesbreedsontheislandbutnothingconfirmedinrecentyears,and recordssuggestonlypassagebirds. SpringEightrecordswithcallingmalesasfollows(singlesunlessstated):AlikoudiPool16Apr(CWatson, GHipkiss);MeladiaValley17Apr(DFearn,SPDudley)with2thereon20Apr(J&EPacker);Lotzaria22 Apr(JPhillips,JObray);SigriOldSanatorium2430Aprwith2birdson30Apr(SPriestnall,ACooperet al);KalloniSaltpans1May(BEngelhart,OBihlmaier,SEhret);NapiValley2May(ELeahy). GREYLAGGOOSEAnseranserV*|1|1(3) Onerecord(acceptedbyLBRC):3adultsUpperTsikniasRiver27Apr(photo:PAubrey,GElton).Thisisthe firstconfirmedrecordforLesvos.

GreylagGooseAnseranser,UpperTsikniasRiver,April2011PaulAubrey

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MUTESWANCygnusolarrW SmallnumbersusuallyDecApr. WinterRecordedfromtheKalloniarea,MesaandParakilaMarsh. COMMONSHELDUCKTadornatadornarRB,sW,sPM SmallnumberswinterNovApr,withpassagenotedMarMayandlesssoSepOct. PolichnitosSaltpansRecordedinallmonthswithmax.countsasfollows(allTRobinson)Jan(66),Feb (50),Mar(64),Apr(38),May(8),Jun(11),Jul(17),Aug(1),Sep(3),Oct(18),Nov(37)andDec(42). KalloniSaltpans(inc.AlykesWetlands)RecordedinJanwithmax.222on3Jan(TRobinson)andMarJun withmax.112on13Apr(EGalinou)andAugOctwithmax.50on21Sep(DRiley,AJackson). OthersitesasfollowsMesa,KalamiandKantriamarshesJanMaywithmax.30on4May(GEltonetal); Christou(Kamares)Rivermax.10on29Apr;TsikniasRiver5on29Aprand2on9Jun;2Nifidaon18Apr and9May. BreedingAtleasttwopairsbredPolichnitosSaltpans(TRobinson). RUDDYSHELDUCKTadornaferruginearRB,sPM Recordedmostmonths.Smallnumbersbreed. JanFebPolichnitosSaltpans12throughout;KalloniSaltpansmax.143on3Jan(EGalinou);2Mesa3Jan. MarMayRecordedfromthefollowingsites(notebirdsregularlymovebetweenKalloniareasites):Kalloni Saltpans(inc.AlykesWetlands)presentthroughoutwithmax.39on13Apr(EGalinou);TsikniasRivermax. 17on29Apr;MesaandKalamiMarshpresentthroughoutwithmax.20on6May(perLesvosBirdingLog); 2PerasmaReservoirthroughoutAprand12throughoutMay;3Makara10May;4PolichnitosSaltpans10 Apr;2AlikoudiPoolthroughoutMar;3FaneromeniandSigri2021Apr;2MeladiaValley24Apr;2Ipsilou 9May;12VouvarisRivermouthMarApr. JunSep12PolichnitosSaltpansthroughout;1Ntipi3Jun;1Dimitrios3Jun;5Faneromeni6Jun;2Kalloni Saltpans8Jun;15PerasmaReservoir1217Jul(PElfman). OctDecPolichnitosSaltpansmax.27on30Oct(TRobinson);KalloniSaltpansmax.21on9Oct(TMorton, JAldridge). EURASIANWIGEONAnaspenelopesW SmallnumbersOctApr. JanMarKalloniSaltpansmax.220on3Jan(EGalinou)andpresentto17Mar. MALLARDAnasplatyrhynchosrRB,sW Smallnumbersyearround;firstbreedingconfirmedin2011. Firstwinterperiod3Kantria24Feb(EGalinou). Spring10VouvarisRiver2Mar(EGalinou);14adultsseenatmanysitesintheKalloniareaandeasttothe VouvarisRiverfrom2MartomidMay(MO);12reportedfromMeladiaValley1718Apr(DFearn,E&G Cresswell);15DipiLarisos23Apr(MHotting). Autumn/Secondwinterperiod7KalloniSaltpans10Aug(EGalinou);PolichnitosSaltpans11Aug29Nov withmax.22on9Nov(TRobinson);6PerasmaReservoir29Sep(M&SSnook);and14VouvarisRiver mouth27Dec(TRobinson). BreedingAtleastfourpairs:femwith6ducklingsKalloni25Apr(KMullarney);femwith7ducklings Christou(Kamares)River15May(R&BvanderHam);femwith7ducklingsMetochiLake(R&Bvander Ham);femwith5ducklingsMilopotamosRiver3Jun(ASchulster). Althoughreportsofbreedinghavebeenreceived(belatedly)bylocalsthesearethefirstconfirmedbreeding records.

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NORTHERNSHOVELERAnasclypeatasW,rPM SmallnumbersSepMay. FirstwinterperiodPresentVouvarisRiver1Jan(TRobinson);3KalloniSaltpans3Jan(EGalinou). SpringKalloniSaltpans17Mar30Apr(MO)withmax.15on13Apr(EGalinou). Autumn3PolichnitosSaltpans18Aug(TRobinson). NORTHERNPINTAILAnasacutasW,rPM SmallnumbersSepApr. FirstwinterperiodAfemPolichnitosSaltpans13Jan(TRobinson). SpringAmalePolichnitosSaltpans25Mar(TRobinson). Autumn1PolichnitosSaltpans22Aug21Sep(TRobinson). GARGANEYAnasquerquedulasSP,cAP OccursoffshoreandonreservoirsandSaltpansMarMay,withsmallernumbersAugSep. SpringRecorded5Apr4May.Firstreturningbirds6atSkalaKallonisPoolon5Apr(EGalinou)followed by1Mesa13Apr.Asmallarrivalon17AprwithbirdsatSkalaKallonisPool(2)to24Apr,TsikniasRiver(2) andKalloniSaltpans(7)(MO).SinglesAlikoudiPool29Apr2May(MO)andMesa4May(GEltonetal). Autumn15PolichnitosSaltpans20Jul28Aug(TRobinson);13KalloniSaltpans10Aug(EGalinou). EURASIANTEALAnascreccasW,sPM SmallnumbersAugApr. Firstwinterperiod1PolichnitosSaltpans18Jan(TRobinson). Spring8Kantria2Mar(EGalinou). Autumn/SecondwinterperiodPolichnitosSaltpans15Aug27Nov(TRobinson)withmax.14on15Oct; 1MetochiLake29Sep(M&SSnook);6PotamiaReservoir2Oct(M&SSnook). FERRUGINOUSDUCKAythyanyrocaV*|3|14 Threerecords(acceptedbyLBRC):femKalloniSaltpans1112Apr(photo:PVercruijsse,EGalinouetal); femAlykesWetlands29Apr(perLesvosBirdingLog);2PerasmaReservoir3Oct(TSwann). REDBREASTEDMERGANSERMergusserratorsW SmallnumbersoffshoreOctApr. Firstwinterperiod/springPresentoffSkalaVasilikonandVouvarisRivermouth1Jan(TRobinson);off TsikniasRivermouth913Jan(2),21Jan(3),78Feb(upto8),422Mar(upto8)(EGalinou);7off VouvarisRivermouth2Mar(EGalinou). BLACKTHROATEDDIVER(LOON)GaviaarcticasW SmallnumbersoffshoreNovApr. FirstwinterperiodPresentoffVouvarisRivermouth1Jan(TRobinson). Spring1PolichnitosSaltpans8Apr(TRobinson);2offTsikniasRivermouth1May(JLeesetaletal);and1 offKalloniSaltpansbeach4May(BCottele).

SCOPOLISSHEARWATER(CORYSSHEARWATER)Calonectris(diomedea)diomedeasPM,rMB? SmallnumbersoffshoreMarOct.Maybreedonsomeoftheoffshoreislands. Reportedoffshore14Apr9Mayfromallcoasts.Largercountsinc.60perhourpastFaneromeni4May (SPDudleyetal)and15perhourthere24Apr(SPDudleyetal);20offSkalaEresou24Apr(SWytemaet al);20offAgiosFokas27Apr(BBuckleretal).

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YELKOUANSHEARWATERPuffinusyelkouansRB Presentoffshoreallmonthswithflocksofseveralhundred,evenoverathousand,notunexpected. SmallnumbersreportedoffshoreJanMayandinDec.Largercountsinc.3000perhouroffFaneromeni 4May(SPDudleyetal)andcountsof1000+offAgiosFokas27Apr(BBuckleretal)andMakara30Apr (NGartshore&NHay);500offPetra7May(MHoogteijling).

YelkouanShearwatersPuffinusyelkouan,AgiosFokas,May2011RaymonddeSmet

LITTLEGREBETachybaptusruficollissRB,sWV Residentwithsmallnumbersbreedingalongthewetterriversandthelargerinlandwaterbodiesandlarger numberswinteringonthelargerwaterbodies. Breeding2prsMetochiLake;prpresentMeladiaValleyFord;prpresentPithariouReservoir;2prspresent PandeleimonasPools(Eresos);prpresentPotamiaValley. OthersitesPotamiaReservoirmax.61on19Sep(DRiley,AJackson);PerasmaReservoirmax.59on1Mar (EGalinou);KalloniSaltpansmax.9on3Jan(TRobinson);Kantriamax.8on2Feb(EGalinou);Mesaand Kalamimarshesmax.10on17Mar(EGalinou);VouvarisRivermouthmax.5on2Mar(EGalinou);Tsiknias Rivermax.9on2Feb(EGalinou);12PolichnitosSaltpansJan,Feb,Mar,Jul,Sep;1Christou(Kamares) River1Jan;singlesSkalaKallonisPoolinJan,Mar,Apr;8offSigri19Apr(S&JMaskell). GREATCRESTEDGREBEPodicepscristatuscW WintersoffshoreOctMay.CommonintheGulfofKalloni(especiallyDecFeb),scarceelsewhere. GulfofKalloniLargestcountsoffSkalaPolichnitouwithmax.firstwinterperiodcount600on11Marand max.secondwinterperiod537on12Dec(TRobinson);alsorecordedoffMesa,SkalaKallonis,Skala Vasilikon,TsikniasRivermouthandVouvarisRivermouth.1ParakilaMarsh17Jan(TRobinson).Inspring upto4presentoffKalloniSaltpansto20May(M&JCassidyetal). BLACKNECKEDGREBEPodicepsnigricollissW Occasionallyrecordedoffshore,inrivermouthsandoninlandreservoirsNovMay. GulfofKalloniPresentoffTsikniasRivermouth1Jan7Aprmax.9on8Jan(EGalinou)and1on22Sep (DRiley,AJackson);upto3offVouvarisRivermouth1Jan2Mar(TRobinson,EGalinou);12off PolichnitosSaltpansJanFebandDec(TRobinson);13offKalloniSaltpans1530Apr(MO);singlesoff SkalaVasilikon1JanandSkalaKallonis11Apr. InlandSinglesPotamiaReservoir13Apr(LTeugels,LDemarest,SVanherck)andPerasmaReservoir3Oct (TSwann).

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GREATERFLAMINGOPhoenicopterusroseussR,OB,rPM Birdsnowpresentyearroundatthetwosaltpans.BreedinghasbeenattemptedatKalloniSaltpans.Scarce awayfromthesaltpansbutcanbeencounteredonrivers(especiallymouths)andotherwaterbodies. Max.monthlycountsfromthetwosaltpans(n/c=nocount):


Polichnitos SP Kalloni SP Jan 295 1765 Feb 99 n/c Mar 94 n/c Apr 141 1100 May 109 1000 Jun 19 n/c Jul 0 93 Aug 0 110 Sep 100 400 Oct 215 n/c Nov 323 n/c Dec 112 n/c

OthersitesRecordedfromAlikoudiPoolMarMaywithmax.52on27Apr(TRobinson);Christou (Kamares)RiverestuaryFebMaywithmax.95on2Mar(EGalinou);TsikniasRivermouthJanMaywith max.30on2Mar(EGalinou);Kantriamax.28on2Feb(EGalinou);MesaWetlandsmax.54on3Jan (EGalinou);MilopotamosRivermax.45on2Feb(EGalinou);250seenovertheNorthCoasttrackon4May (BEngelhart,SEhret,OBihlmaier). BLACKSTORKCiconianigrasRB,sPM OccursMarOct,mainlyonpassage,butwith10+breedingpairsinpineforests.Occasionallyoverwinters. Max.monthlycountsfromthetwosaltpans(n/c=nocount):


Polichnitos SP Kalloni SP Jan 1 2 Feb 0 0 Mar 1 0 Apr 2 2 May 1 8 Jun 1 0 Jul 2 6 Aug 7 23 Sep 15 12 Oct 13 12 Nov 7 n/c Dec 4 n/c

OthersitesFirstwinter13TsikniasRiverduringJan(EGalinou).Spring13birdsrecorded2Mar3Jun inc.AchladeriForest(inc.breeding),AghiaIoannis,AghiosTaxiarchis,Christou(Kamares)River,Kalami Marsh,KalloniRaptorWatchpoint,Kantria,LardiaValley,MeladiaValley,MesaWetlands,Milopotamos River,PotamiaValley(inc.breeding),SkalaEresou,SkalaKallonis,SkalaVasilikon,Skalochori,TsikniasRiver, VourkosRiverandVouvarisRiver.SummerTsikniasRiver4on19Junand1on10Jul(EGalinou);1Perasma Reservoir12Jul(PElfman).Autumn10Aug13Octinc.c.50seensouthoverChristou(Kamares)Riveron 10Sep(thelargesteverflockreportedonLesvos)(GGill),MesaWetlandsandTsikniasRiver(max.4on 10Aug). BreedingTheonlyconfirmedbreedingwerenestswithadultsinspringinPotamiaValleyandinAchladeri Forest. WHITESTORKCiconiaciconiasMB,sPM OccursFebOct,mainlyonpassage.Anumberofpairsbreed. Remarkablyfewrecordsreceived. Recorded26Mar10Novfrommanysitesacrosstheisland.Highestcount8PolichnitosSaltpans12May (TRobinson). BreedingOccupiednestsatKalloni(chimney),SkalaKallonis(rooftop),Mandamados(chimney)andAgia Paraskevi(chimney).ThePolichnitos(chimney)nestwasagainnotoccupiedthisyear. GLOSSYIBISPlegadisfalcinellussSP,rAP CanoccurinsizableflocksMarMay,withmuchsmallernumbersAugOct. SpringRecorded3Apr14May.KalloniSaltpansarea(inc.AlykesWetlands)max.200on19Apr(BDe Schutter);KalamiandMesaMarshesmax.25on29Apr(BRoosma);Kantriamax.10on19Apr(EGalinou); PolichnitosSaltpansmax.12on8Apr(TRobinson);SigriFieldsmax.4on20Apr(DFearn);TsikniasRiver max.62on29Apr(BEngelhart,SEhret,OBihlmaier).

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EURASIANSPOONBILLPlatalealeucorodiasPM SmallnumbersMarMayandSepOct. SpringPolichnitosSaltpanssingles3&8Marand29Apr;KalloniSaltpans15Apr(1),2425Apr(1),and 3May(3);1Mesa14Apr;4MilopotamosRiver21Apr(A&CWilliams). AutumnKalloniSaltpans19Sep(5)(GGill),21Sep(2)(DRiley,AJackson)and2Oct(8)(TSwann, GHoltermans);PolichnitosSaltpans1619Oct(9)(TRobinson). EURASIANBITTERNBotaurusstellarisrW,rPM SinglebirdsoccasionallyOctMayaroundobvious wetlandandriverareas. Fiverecords(allsingles):ParakilaMarsh17Jan(T Robinson);MetochiLake18Apr(CWatson,G Hipkiss);SigriFields20Apr(DFearn);SkalaKallonis Pool2123Apr(SPDudley,TThunderetal); Faneromeni29Apr(perLesvosBirdingLog).
EurasianBitternBotaurusstellaris,SigriFields, April2011DavidFearn

LITTLEBITTERNIxobrychusminutussSP,rAP OccursAprJunatwetlandandriverareasinc.eventhesmallestofculvertsanddrainswithcover.Scarcer AugOct. SpringRecorded16Apr28May:MetochiLakemax.5on30Apr(BEngelhart,SEhret,OBihlmaier); Faneromenimax.10on12May(G&SHuijzers);SkalaKallonisPoolmax.4on29Apr(BEngelhart,SEhret, OBihlmaier)and6May(JdeVries);TsikniasRivermax.8on1May(JLeesetaletal);with12alsoseenat AlmyropotamosRiver(Lisvorio),Christou(Kamares)River,KalloniSaltpansfloodedfields,Makara, PandeleimonasLakes(Eresos),ParakilaMarsh,PithariouReservoir,PotamiaValley,SigriFieldsandonthe marshbytheenvironmentalcentreatSkalaKallonis. AutumnSinglesatMetochiLake20Sep(DRiley&AJackson)andTsikniasRiver24Sep(TSwann). BLACKCROWNEDNIGHTHERONNycticoraxnycticoraxsPM OccursusuallyMarMay(occasionallyinlargeflocks)withoccasionalrecordsSepOct. SpringRecorded16Apr25May:TsikniasRiverupto8birdsroostingnorthoftheford(S&JMaskellet al);MetochiLakemax.30on2May(PAubrey);Faneromenimax.13on19Apr(BDeSchutter);alsofrom SkalaKallonis,Petra,Potamiaminireservoir,Makara,SigriOldSanatorium30Apr. Autumn5MetochiLake14Sep(DDickson,JBogaarls). SQUACCOHERONArdeolaralloidescSP,rAP RecordedfromwetlandandriverareasAprMay,occasionallysmallnumbersAugOct. SpringRecorded13Apr5Jun:KalloniSaltpans(inc.AlykesWetlands)max.8on7May(MO);Tsiknias Rivermax.5on19Apr(DFearn);MetochiLakemax.4on23Apr(SPDudleyetal);Faneromenimax.7on 12May(G&SHuijzers);SkalaKallonisPoolmax.7on29Apr(BEngelhart,SEhret,OBihlmaier);SigriFields max.4on1920Apr(MO);ChristouRivermax.5on22Apr(JBloorGriffithsetal);9alongtheNorth Coasttrack4May(BEngelhart,SEhret,OBihlmaier);and12recordedfromAlmyropotamosRiver
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(Lisvorio),KalamiMarsh,MeladiaValley,MesaWetlands,PerasmaReservoir,Petra,PolichnitosSaltpans. Autumn1TsikniasRiver22Sep(DRiley,AJackson). WESTERNCATTLEEGRETBubulcusibisV*|1|7(10) Onerecord(acceptedbyLBRC):adultKalloniarea 17Apr8May(MO)andwhatisbelievedtobethe sameindividualatPolichnitosSaltpans1Jul (TRobinson).


CattleEgretBubulcusibis,KalloniSaltpans, April2011JamesPacker

GREYHERONArdeacinereasW,sPM Smallnumbersallmonths.MigrantsAprMayandSepOct. Max.monthlycountsfromthemainwetlands(n/c=nocount):


Polichnitos SP Kalloni SP Mesa Tsiknias River Christou River Jan 6 15 3 5 1 Feb 7 n/c n/c 4 3 Mar 8 1 3 4 5 Apr 15 3 6 2 7 May 2 4 4 1 2 Jun 2 n/c n/c n/c n/c Jul 2 n/c n/c n/c n/c Aug 11 27 6 2 4 Sep 14 n/c n/c 3 1 Oct 13 n/c n/c n/c n/c Nov 21 n/c n/c n/c n/c Dec 6 n/c n/c n/c n/c

Othersites13recordedfromAlmyropotamosRiver(Lisvorio),KalamiMarsh,MeladiaValley,Metochi Lake,MilopotamosRiver,NorthCoast,ParakilaMarsh,PerasmaReservoir,SigriFields,SkalaKallonis,Skala Vasilikon,TsikniasRiverandVouvarisRiver. PURPLEHERONArdeapurpureasPM Smallnumbers,inc.occasionalflocksMarMayand(smallernumbers)SepOct. SpringRecorded5Apr28May:AlmyropotamosRiver(Lisvorio),AlykesWetlands,Christou(Kamares) River,DipiLarisos,Faneromeni,KalamiMarsh,KalloniSaltpans,Lotzaria,Makara,MeladiaValley,Metochi Lake,MilopotamosRiver,PandeleimonasLakes(Eresos),PerasmaReservoir,PithariouReservoir, PolichnitosSaltpans,PotamiaValley,SigriFields,SkalaKallonis,SkalaVasilikon,VouvarisRiver.Double figurecounts:15KalloniSaltpans15Apr(S&JMaskell),10Faneromeni25Apr(JBloorGriffithsetal),13 Christou(Kamares)River28Apr(D&JNurney,SChalmers)and17MetochiLake30Apr(SPDudleyetal). AutumnSinglesPolichnitosSaltpans14&28Aug(TRobinson);4Christou(Kamares)River10Sepand1 there13Sep(GGill).

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GREATWHITEEGRET(GREATEGRET)ArdeaalbarR,sPM BirdsusuallypresentSepMaywithanincreasingwinteringpopulation. Max.monthlycountsfromthemainwetlands(n/c=nocount):


Polichnitos SP Kalloni SP Mesa Tsiknias River Christou River Jan 28 32 1 4 1 Feb 28 n/c n/c 4 5 Mar 27 1 3 2 8 Apr 3 5 3 2 1 May 0 15 2 1 1 Jun 0 0 0 0 0 Jul 1 5 0 0 0 Aug 0 5 2 0 0 Sep 3 2 n/c 1 0 Oct 11 18 n/c n/c 14 Nov 29 n/c n/c n/c n/c Dec 21 n/c 2 n/c n/c

Othersites(max.countsgiven)RecordedfromAlmyropotamosRiver(Lisvorio)(2),KalamiMarsh(2), Kantria(2),MetochiLake(1),MilopotamosRiver(6),NapiValley(2),SkalaKallonis(1),SkalaVasilikon(1) andVouvarisRiver(2). LITTLEEGRETEgrettagarzettasPM,rW OccursatwetlandsitesandalongthecoastMarMayandinsmallernumbersAugOct.Smallnumbers overwinter. Max.monthlycountsfromthemainwetlands(n/c=nocount):


Polichnitos SP Kalloni SP Mesa Tsiknias River Christou River Jan 4 17 5 1 0 Feb 1 n/c n/c 3 1 Mar 1 n/c 7 1 4 Apr 8 16 11 4 3 May 2 35 15 3 10 Jun 1 n/c n/c 0 0 Jul 3 4 n/c 0 0 Aug 30 59 5 6 0 Sep 35 2 n/c 3 4 Oct 14 20 n/c n/c n/c Nov 1 n/c n/c n/c n/c Dec 1 n/c 1 n/c n/c

Othersites(max.countsgiven)AlmyropotamosRiver(Lisvorio)(2),AlykesWetlands(20),AlikoudiPool(1), Faneromeni(6),KalamiMarsh(3),Kantria(7),MilopotamosRiver(1),NorthCoast(12),PithariouReservoir (8),Sideras(25),SigriFields(31),SkalaKallonis(2),SkalaVasilikon(1),VourkosRiver(5),VouvarisRiver(1). GREATWHITEPELICANPelecanusonocrotalusrPM AnnualpassagemigrantMarMayandSepOct.Usuallysinglesbutoccasionallyflocks(e.g.18inSep07) andoccasionalmovements,e.g.largemovementinSep07inc.largestconfirmedflockof144. SpringThreerecords:SinglebirdsseenoverTsikniasRiver15Apr(FCackett),KalloniRaptorWatchpoint 3May(CvanderMaas)andKalloniSaltpans5May(J&FCooper). SummerOn1JulyabirdwasfoundcaptivewithclippedwingsinPeremaandtakentoLesvosWildlife Hospital.ItwasreleasedinSkalaKallonisharbour(wherePeggySuetheoneleggedresidentpelican resides)on18July(LesvosWildlifeHospital). AutumnOnerecord:1KalloniSaltpansandsurroundingarea430Sep(JBogaarls,DRiley,AJackson, TSwann). DALMATIANPELICANPelecanuscrispusrPM,rW MuchrarerthanWhitePelicanbutoccursinsimilarperiods,AprMayandAugSep. Anexcellentyearforthisspecieswith10records(numberedinsquare[1]brackets). Firstwinterperiod[1]3KalloniSaltpans3Jan(TRobinson)remainedfromtheautumn2010influx. Spring[2]1KalloniSaltpans3Mar(EGalinou);[3]1wasfoundinthemiddleofKalloniSaltpans22Apr (AJordietal)andwasstillpresentat0800hthefollowingmorning23Apr(PAubrey).Itwasthenseenat 1010hflyinghightothenorthjusteastofKalloni(SPDudley,R&PCrofts)andlaterat1050hhightothe

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northoverPlatania(perLesvosBirdingLog);[4]4overKalloniSaltpans8May(NProbonasetal);[5]1seen overKalloniSaltpans9May(BCottele);[6]1overMesa10May(MdeVries);[7]1inofftheseaKalloni Saltpans10Maylandedincentreofpansat1300h(ASanders,ARiley)andpresumedsameMesa(Mde Vries). Autumn[8]1KalloniSaltpans16Jul(PElfman);[9]1KalloniSaltpans10Aug(EGalinou);[10]6Kalloni Saltpans35Oct(TRobinson,TSwann). PYGMYCORMORANTMicrocarbopygmeusrW Averyrarewintervisitortocoastalareasespeciallyvegetatedrivermouths. Onerecord:1Mesa1Jan(TRobinson). EUROPEANSHAGLeucocarboaristotelisdesmarestisRB Presentaroundthecoastinallmonths.TheraceLeucocarboaristotelisdesmarestioccurs. FirstwinterperiodGulfofKallonimax.2offPolichnitosSaltpans11Jan. SpringGulfofKallonimax.28offPolichnitosSaltpans28May. BreedingNoconfirmedbreedingbutbirdsrecordedinandaroundoffshoreislandsoffSkalaEresou,Sigri, Gavathas,PetraandGarbiasIsland. SummerGulfofKallonimax.18offPolichnitosSaltpans10Jul. AutumnGulfofKallonimax.13offPolichnitosSaltpans13Aug. SecondwinterperiodGulfofKallonimax.43offPolichnitosSaltpans13Dec. GREATCORMORANTPhalacrocoraxcarbosinensiscW WintersoffshoreparticularlyintheGulfofKalloni. Max.monthlycountsoffPolichnitosSaltpans(TRobinson):
Polichnitos SP Jan 122 Feb 1150 Mar 4 Apr 0 May 0 Jun 1 Jul 1 Aug 0 Sep 1 Oct 5 Nov 77 Dec 2578

FirstwinterperiodGulfofKallonimax.1200offParakila17Jan(TRobinson). SpringGulfofKallonimax.11offVouvarisRivermouth2Mar;15offAnaxos15May(EZwang). AutumnGulfofKallonimax.77offPolichnitosSaltpans18Nov(TRobinson). SecondwinterperiodGulfofKallonimax.2578offPolichnitosSaltpans6Dec(TRobinson). WESTERNOSPREYPandionhaliaetusrPM OccursonpassageMarMayandSepOct. SpringTworecords:singlesSigri28Apr(perLesvosBirdingLog)andTsikniasRiver2May(JLeesetaletal). AutumnThreerecords:singlesKalloniSaltpans21Sep(DRiley,AJackson),PotamiaRiver24Sep(TSwann) andPolichnitosSaltpans5Oct(TRobinson). EUROPEANHONEYBUZZARDPernisapivorusrMB,sPM OccursonpassageAprMayandAugOct.Smallnumbersbreed. Recorded28Apr20Sep. SpringPresentfrom28Apr(singlesunlessstated):Lotzaria15Apr(FCackett);MetochiLake19Apr (DFearn);KalloniSaltpans24Apr(JBloorGriffithsetal);PandeleimonasLakes(Eresos)26Apr(ELeahy); 2NorthCoasttrack28Apr(RSwift,KHall,KLoneshaw,SNorton);PolichnitosSaltpans29Apr(JPhillips, JObray);Vatousa29Apr(SPDudleyetal);MetochiLake3May(BCottele);2SigriFields4May(SPDudley etal);Agra9May(G&TBartner);KalloniRaptorWatchpoint10May(G&TBartner);Molivos15May (BvanBroekhoven);3MilopotamosRiver3Jun(ASchulster).
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SummerAghiaIoannis4Jul(DMPearce);Kavouros(Skalochori)5Jul(DMPearce);SkalaKallonis5Jul (DMPearce). AutumnPresentuntil20Sep:2PolichnitosSaltpans19Sep(TRobinson)and22PaliaVigla(Polichnitos) 20Sep(TRobinson). BLACKKITEMilvusmigranssPM SurprisinglyonlyahandfulofrecordsnotedmostyearsMarMayandAugOct.Oneoverwinteringrecord. SpringAnexcellentyearwith11records(singlesunlessstated):Christou(Kamares)River1Apr (MVanhoutte,LTeugels,LDemarest,SVanherck);TsikniasRiver15Apr(JLeesetal);MeladiaValley 18Apr(AJordietal);upto3betweenAndissaandIpsilou19Apr4May(MO);Sigri20Apr(MVanhoutte, LTeugels,LDemarest,SVanherck);PotamiaValley21Apr(BDeSchutter);Sideras23Apr(RThorpe, MHodgson);Molivos23Apr(KMullarney);SkalaKallonis26Apr(perLesvosBirdingLog);Faneromeni 27Apr(P&VManning);samebirdApothikaandParakila4May(D&JNurney,SChalmers,SShippey); PolichnitosSaltpans8,9&12May(TRobinson). AutumnOnerecord:PolichnitosSaltpans26Sep(TRobinson). GRIFFONVULTUREGypsfulvusV*|2|14+ Asurprisinglyrarebirdontheisland,butnearannualrecordsinrecentyears. Tworecords(acceptedbyLBRC):singlesPithariouReservoir9May(MCarroll)andnrMandamados13May (photo:MSviekutis)

GriffonVultureGypesfulvus,nrMandamados,May2011MikeSveikutis

SHORTTOED(SNAKE)EAGLECircaetusgallicussMB,sPM Smallnumbersbreedacrosstheisland.SeenonpassageAprMayandAugOct.Occasionalwinterrecords. Recorded25Mar30Sep. Spring1PolichnitosSaltpans25Mar(TRobinson)thenreporteddailyfrom10Aprfromacrosstheisland withmax.6+KalloniRaptorWatchpoint25Apr(SPDudleyetal)andnrVatousa29Apr(SPDudleyetal). BreedingNoconfirmedbreedingbutbirdsseenatthefollowingknownbreedingsites:Potamia,Kalloni RaptorWatchpoint,nrMesotopos,LardiaValley,MtLepetimnos,Ipsilou,nrEresos,LiconaValley,Platania, Ipsilometopo,SkalaPolichnitouandMadaros. Autumn13reported25Aug30Sepfromvarioussitesinc.Christou(Kamares)River,KalloniSaltpans, Mirsinia,PolichnitosSaltpans,PaliaVigla(Polichnitos)andTsikniasRiver.

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(WESTERN)MARSHHARRIERCircusaeruginosussPM,rW RegularlyseenMarMaywithsmallernumbersAugOct.Occasionalwinterrecords. Firstwinterperiod1KalloniSaltpans3Jan(EGalinou);1PolichnitosSaltpans5Jan(TRobinson);1Kantria 24Feb(EGalinou). Spring13recorded2Mar21Mayfrommanylocalities. Autumn2Lotzaria3Sep(DDickson);1TsikniasRiver4Sep(JBogaarls);2PolichnitosSaltpans14Sep (TRobinson);1KalloniSaltpans16Sep(EGalinou);1PolichnitosSaltpans19Sep(TRobinson);1PaliaVigla (Polichnitos)20Sep(TRobinson);2Lotzaria22Sep(DRiley,AJackson);1PolichnitosSaltpans7Oct (TRobinson). HENHARRIERCircuscyaneussW,sPM SmallnumbersNovApr,withpassagebirdsMarMay. Firstwinterperiod13KalloniSaltpans1Jan17Mar;13PolichnitosSaltpansfrom2Jan7Apr; 1Kantria2Feb;1MetochiLake5Mar;1AgiaParaskevi15Mar. SpringPresumedmigrantsrecordedfrommanysites5Apr8Mayinc.AlmyropotamosRiver(Lisvorio), Christou(Kamares)River,KalloniSaltpans,Lotzaria,MeladiaValley,PotamiaValley,PolichnitosSaltpans andTsikniasRiver. Secondwinterperiod12PolichnitosSaltpans5Nov31Dec. PALLIDHARRIERCircusmacrourussPM SmallnumbersMarApr.Veryrareinautumn. SpringRecorded11Apr7May:femKalloniSaltpansarea11Apr(MVanhoutte,LTeugels,LDemarest, SVanherck);2CYmaleTsikniasRiver16Apr(SPDudleyetal);adultmaleFaneromeni17Apr(DFearn);fem Kavaki18Apr(FCackett);femKalloniRaptorWatchpoint21Apr(perLesvosBirdingLog);femSigri24Apr (SPDudleyetal);femFaneromeni25Apr(PAubreyetal);femAlykesWetlands27Apr(P&VManning);fem Christou(Kameras)River13May(D&JNurney,SChalmersetal);1nrVasilika3May(BEngelhart,OBihlmaier, SEhret);1KalloniSaltpans7May(EvanderWelle);1Christou(Kamares)River7May(RIvens). NumberofPallidHarriers20092011
Spring Autumn 2009 7 1 2010 13 1 2011 11 0

Sincethemajorityofbirdsreportedareringtails,careneedstobetakenwhenidentifyingallthreeharriers. AsinpreviousyearsanumberofringtailMontagusandHenHarriersareknowntohavebeenmiss identifiedasPallidHarrierduringspring2011.Itwouldhelpifallharriersweresexed,andwherepossible, aged. MONTAGUSHARRIERCircuspygargussPM CommoninspringMarMaywithsmallnumbersSepOct. SpringRecordedfromnumeroussiteson18dates16Apr20May.Countsofmorethanonebird:2Kalloni Saltpansarea17Apr(FCackett)and810May(MWustenhoff);5(inc.2males)MeladiaValley19Apr (S&JMaskell);2KalloniSaltpans24Apr(JBloorGriffithsetal);3(inc.2males)KalloniRaptorWatchpoint 30Apr(JPhillips,JObray);2Faneromeni2May(JLeesetaletal);5femsKalloniSaltpansarea3May (SPDudleyetal);2KalloniSaltpansarea5May(J&FCooper);2Metochi6May(perLesvosBirdingLog). AutumnSinglesPolichnitosSaltpans29Aug&3Sep(TRobinson);1Lotzaria24Sep(TSwann);1Petra 6Oct(TMorton,JAlridge).

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MontagusHarrier:numberofsitesandbirdsinthreedayperiodsduringspring2011
April 16 18 3 4 19 21 3 8 22 24 4 6 25 27 3 3 28 30 3 5 May 13 3 9 46 6 9 78 2 2 20 1 1

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LEVANTSPARROWHAWKAccipiterbrevipessPM,rMB? SmallnumbersAprMay,withsmallernumbersAugSep. SpringRecordedononlyeightdates22Apr7May:femMesa22Apr(JDelink);singlemalesKalloni RaptorWatchpoint29Apr(PAubrey)and30Apr(JPhillips,JObray);maleSigriFields4May(P&V Manning);2MtLepetimnosarea5May(BEngelhart,OBihlmaier,SEhret);1Parakila6May(perLesvos BirdingLog);multiplesightingson7MaySigriFieldsandFaneromeni(J&FCooper,BCottele),male Eresos(SSkareas,FRehsteiner),1KalloniRaptorWatchpoint(WcanderWelle)and1Soumouria(Mde Vries). Apooryearwithfewseeninspring,noflocksnoted andnoautumnrecords.Notallsmallaccipitersseen onpassagearethisspecies.Careshouldbetaken whenseparatingthisspeciesfromthemuch commonerEurasianSparrowhawkwhichisbotha residentbreederandpassagemigrant.
LevantSparrowhawkAccipiterbrevipes, Adultmale,nrEresos,May2011FelixRehsteiner

EURASIANSPARROWHAWKAccipiternisusrRB,sW,sPM Ahandfulofpairsbreed.MorecommonSepMar.PassagenotedMarAprandAugOct. Firstwinterperiod12recordedJanMarfromAgiaParaskevi,Metochi,Kantria,PolichnitosSaltpansand PaliaVigla(Polichnitos). Spring12recordedfromAchladeriForest,Kavaki,KalloniSaltpans,Mesa,NorthCoast,PotamiaValley, PolichnitosSaltpans,SigriFieldsandSkalaKallonis. SummerReportedfromAchladeriForestinJul. Autumn12recordedChristou(Kamares)River,Metochi,PaliaVigla(Polichnitos),PolichnitosSaltpans, SkalaKallonisandVourkosRiver. SecondwinterperiodSinglesreportedregularlyfromPolichnitosSaltpans. NORTHERNGOSHAWKAccipitergentilisrRB,rPM Smallnumbersbreedacrosstheisland.PassagenotedMarMayandAugOct. SpringPresumed/confirmedbreedingfromAchladeriForest,Agiasos,KalloniRaptorWatchpoint, Mesotopos,NapiValleyandVatousa.SinglebirdsalsorecordedfromAgiosIoannis,Agra,Argenos,Christou (Kamares)River,PotamiaRiverandPolichnitosSaltpans.

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COMMONBUZZARDButeobuteosRB,sW,sPM Smallnumbersbreedacrosstheisland.CommonNovMar.PassagenotedMarAprandAugOct. FirstwinterperiodRecordedfromAlmiropotamosRiver(Vatera),Mesa,PaliaVigla(Polichnitos),Potamia Valley,PolichnitosSaltpansandTsikniasRiver,VourkosRiver.Max.6AlmiropotamosRiver(Vatera)21Feb (TRobinson). Spring/SummerRecordedfromAchladeriForest,AlmiropotamosRiver(Vatera),Dimitrios,Faneromeni, Ipsilou,KalloniRaptorWatchpoint,LardiaValley,Metochi,NapiValley,Platania,PolichnitosSaltpans, PotamiaValley,Sigri,SkalaKallonis,TsikniasRiverandVouvarisRivermouth. Noconfirmedbreeding. AutumnRecordedfromKalloniSaltpans,Metochi,PaliaVigla(Polichnitos),PolichnitosSaltpansand TsikniasRiver. Secondwinterperiod12recordedfromAlmiropotamosRiver(Vatera)andPolichnitosSaltpans. VulpinuslikebirdsareoccasionallyreportedbutpleasenotethatthereareanumberofresidentCommon BuzzardsButeobuteobuteowithrufoustailsandtonestotheirplumage.SteppeBuzzardButeobuteo vulpinushasneverbeenconfirmedfromLesvos.Anyonewishingtoclaimvulpinusmustprovidegood qualityimagesforLesvosBirdsRecordsCommitteeandtheHellenicRaritiesCommitteetoconsider.See alsoLesvosBirds2010. LONGLEGGEDBUZZARDButeorufinussRB,sPM Smallnumbersbreedacrosstheisland.PassageMarAprandAugOct. Firstwinterperiod12recordedAlmiropotamosRiver(Vatera),Kantria,PaliaVigla(Polichnitos), PolichnitosSaltpansandPotamiaValley. Spring/SummerRecordedfromAchladeriForest,AgiaParaskevi,Agra,Christou(Kamares)River,Dafia,Didi Larisos,Efthalou,Eresos,Faneromeni,Ipsilou,KalloniRaptorWatchpoint,KalloniSaltpans(andsurrounds), Kavaki,KremastesBridge,LardiaValley,Madaros,Mavria(NapiValley),Makara,MeladiaValley,Metochi, NapiValley,NorthCoasttrack,Perasma,Petra,Platania,PolichnitosSaltpans,PotamiaValley,Revma,Sigri area,TsikniasRivervalley,Vatousa,Vigla(Ipsilou)andVoulgarisRiver.Max.6Revma29Apr(SPDudley, D&JNurney,SChalmers). BreedingPrs/displayingbirdsnotednrIpsilou,NapiValley,Plati,PotamiaValleyandRevma. Autumn13recordedfromtheKalloniarea. SecondwinterperiodSinglesAlmiropotamosRiver(Vatera)andPolichnitosSaltpansarea. LESSERSPOTTEDEAGLEAquilapomarinarPM RecordedmostyearsinAprandMay. SpringThreerecords:singlesKalloniRaptorWatchpoint21Apr(BDeSchutter),NapiValley6May(Gde Hoog)andSoumouria7May(EvanderWelle).

STEPPEEAGLEAquilanipalensisV*|0|2(2) 2007Onerecord(acceptedbyHRC):animmnrEresos12May(J&MYBryant)(HRC11). ThisbecomesthefirstofonlytworecordsacceptedforLesvos.TheotherrecordwasnrEfthalou26Apr 2008(LesvosBirds2009).

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EASTERNIMPERIALEAGLEAquilaheliaca V*|3|14(15) SpringThreerecords(acceptedbyLBRC):asubadult firstseenatKalloniRaptorWatchpoint29Apr(P Aubrey)and15minslateratMetochi(D&JNurney, SChalmers);a2CYMeladiaValley11May(photo: CNiemeyer);subadultMeladiaValley15May (photo:RdeSmet).


EasternImperialEagleAquilaheliaca, MeladiaValley,May2011RaymonddeSmet

BONELLISEAGLEHieraaetusfasciatusrRB? OccasionallyrecordedAprMay. SpringFourrecords:singlesnorthofMesotopos30Apr(P&VManning),Sideras7May(MVeldt),Napi Valley12May(JJvanVries)andnrKlio13May(MdeVries). WesternLesvosisdesignatedasaSpecialProtectionAreaforthisspeciesundertheEuropeanBirds Directive.Therearehowevernoconfirmedbreedingrecordsbutwiththecontinued(annual)sightingsfrom theareabetweenMesotopos/AgraandVatousa,whichlookslikesuitablebreedinghabitat,thereremainsa possibilitythatthereisapairinresidence.Allrecordsarerequestedandwelcome. BOOTEDEAGLEHieraaetuspennatusrPM RecordedmostyearsAprMayandAugOct. SpringThreerecords(allsinglebirds):KremastesBridge25Apr(perLesvosBirdingLog);Parakila,and presumedsameKalloniRaptorWatchpoint30Apr(BEngelhart,OBihlmaier,SEhret);nrAndissa7May (DBest,BGibbs,CSawyer,RMusgrove). LESSERKESTRELFalconaumannisMB,sPM SmallnumbersbreedonoffshoreislandsatSigriandpossiblyotheroffshoreislands.Mostcommoninthe westoftheisland.AlsorecordedonpassageAprMayandSep. Despitegoodnumbersofbirdsandapopularspecies,veryfewrecordsagainreceived. Spring/SummerRecorded14Apr4Jul:Christou(Kamares)River,Faneromeni,Faros,GarbiasIsland, Ipsilou,KalloniRaptorWatchpoint,KalloniSaltpans,Kavaki,Lotzaria,Makara,MeladiaValley,Molivos, NapiValley,PetrifiedForest,Platania,SigriandFaneromeniarea,SkalaEresou,VatousaandVigla(Ipsilou). Largercountsasfollows:16Sigri17Apr(SPDudleyetal);24KonditsiaValley24Apr(RSwift,KHall, KLoneshaw,SNorton);38roostinginthesametreeatFaneromeni28Apr(SPriestnall&ACooperetal); 18Sigri29Apr(SPDudleyetal). BreedingBirdsseenaroundthefollowingknownbreedingareasbutnobreedingconfirmed:GarbiasIsland, SigriandFaneromeniareaandSkalaEresou.

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COMMONKESTRELFalcotinnunculussRB Asurprisinglyscarcespecieswithsmallnumbersbreedingacrosstheisland. 13presentthroughouttheyearatthefollowingsites:AlikoudiPool,AlmiropotamosRiver(Vatera), AlmyropotamosRiver(Lisvorio),Ipsilou,KalamiMarsh,KalloniRaptorWatchpoint,KalloniSaltpans,Kavaki, Kantria,Lotzaria,Madaros,MeladiaValley,MilopotamosRiver,NapiValley,Perasma,Petra,Petrified Forest,Polichnitos,PolichnitosSaltpans,Sigri,SkalaKallonisandTsikniasRiver. REDFOOTEDFALCONFalcovespertinussPM OnpassageAprMaywithsmallernumbersAugOct. SpringRecorded15Apr13MayfromAghiaIoannis,AlmyropotamosRiver(Lisvorio),AlykesWetlands, Christou(Kamares)River,Faneromeni,Ipsilou,KalamiMarsh,Kalloni,KalloniRaptorWatchpoint,Kalloni Saltpans,Kavaki,KonditsiaValley,Lotzaria,MeladiaValley,Mesa,NapiValley,PerasmaReservoir, PolichnitosSaltpans,SigriFieldsandTsikniasRiver.Largerflocks:13PolichnitosSaltpans26Apr (TRobinson);35TsikniasRiver28Apr(JBloorGriffithsetal);11TsikniasRiver1May(BEngelhart, OBihlmaier,SEhret). AutumnRecorded20Sep10Oct:7PaliaVigla(Polichnitos)20Sep(TRobinson);1TsikniasRiver21Sep (DRiley,AJackson);15KalloniSaltpans21Sep(DRiley,AJackson);50PaliaVigla(Polichnitos)21Sep (TRobinson);2PolichnitosSaltpans24Sep(TRobinson);8Christou(Kamares)River10Oct(TMorton, JAldridge);20KalloniSaltpans10Oct(TMorton,JAldridge). ELEONORASFALCONFalcoeleonoraesPM,rMB? OnpassageAprMayandSepOct.ThoughttobreedonoffshoreislandsoffSigri. Present21Apr4Oct. SpringRecordedfrom21Aprfrom(all17birds):Christou(Kamares)River,Efthalou,Faneromeni,Ipsilou, KalloniRaptorWatchpoint,KalloniSaltpans,KonditsiaValley,Makara,MeladiaValley,Mesotopos, Metochi,Molivos,PaliaVigla(Polichnitos),PithariouReservoir,PolichnitosSaltpans,PotamiaValley,Sigri, SkalaEresou,SkalaKallonisandTsikniasRiver.Theonlydoublefigurecountswere14Vergias(Chalandra) River7May(RIvens)and15Skalochori4Jun(ASchulster). AutumnRecordedto4Octfrom(all17birds):Christou(Kamares)River,Metochi,Molivos,PaliaVigla (Polichnitos),PithariouReservoir,PotamiaValley,SkalaKallonis. MERLINFalcocolumbariusrW,rPM Acoupleofrecordsmostyears. Threerecords:anadultmalenrKalloniSaltpans15Apr(P&VManning);singlesPolichnitosSaltpans18Oct and24Nov(TRobinson). EURASIANHOBBYFalcosubbuteosPM,rMB? SmallnumbersseenonpassageApr,MayandSepOct. SpringRecorded13Apr15May,allrecords(singlesunlessstated):13AprPotamiaValley,Kalloni RaptorWatchpointandKalloniSaltpans(allMVanhoutte,LTeugels,LDemarest,SVanherck);15Apr TsikniasRiver(S&JMaskell);16AprIpsilou(KTaylor);18AprPlatania(SPDudleyetal),MetochiLake (SPDudleyetal),SigriFields(CWatson,GHipkiss),TsikniasRiver(BDeSchutter);19AprPerasma Reservoir(CWatson,GHipkiss),Faneromeni(BDeSchutter);22AprMolivos(RThorpe,MHodgkin); 24AprTsikniasRiver(ELeahy),Kavaki(SMaskelletal),KalloniSaltpans(BBuckleretal);24AprMolivos (BRoosma,SWytema);25AprTsikniasRiver(SPDudleyetal);28AprPolichnitosSaltpans (TRobinson),NorthCoasttrack(RSwift,KHall,KLoneshaw,SNorton);29AprSkalaKallonis(perLesvos BirdingLog),Skamnioudi(SPriesthall,ACooper),PolichnitosSaltpans(SPriesthall,ACooper);

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30AprNapiValley(SPriesthall,ACooper),23KalloniRaptorWatchpoint(JPhillips,JObray,PAubrey); 3MayPerivolisMonastery(D&JNurney,SChalmers),KalloniSaltpans(NGartshore,GHay);7May nrAndissa(BCottele);9May2Madaros(CvanderMaas);10MayKalloniRaptorWatchpoint(G&T Bartner),Makara(NGoulden,KJohnson);13MayNapiValley(EvanderWelle),Kavaki(MWustenhoff), nrKlio(MdeVries). Autumn21Sep11Oct,allsingles:PaliaVigla(Polichnitos)(TRobinson)andKalloniSaltpans(DRiley, AJackson)21Sep;KalloniSaltpans25Sep(M&SSnook);PotamiaValley2Oct(M&SSnook); AlmiropotamosRiver(Vatera)8Oct(TRobinson);Christou(Kamares)River11Oct(TMorton,JAldridge). LANNERFALCONFalcobiarmicusrPM Acoupleofrecordsmostyears.GreekbirdsbelongtotheraceF.b.feldeggii(BoG). SpringTworecords:singlesKalloniSaltpans7May(EvanderWelle,RIvens)andnrIpsilou14May (MJennings,NMartin). Itwouldhelpconsiderablyifobserversagedanybirdsseen. SAKERFALCONFalcocherrugV*|0|2(2) 2002Onerecord(acceptedbyHRC):1TsikniasRiver6May(P&VManning)(HRC09). OnlythesecondacceptedrecordforLesvos. PEREGRINEFALCONFalcoperegrinussRB,sW SmallnumbersbreedacrosstheislandwithincreasednumbersinwinterNovMar.Greekbreedingbirds belongtotheraceF.p.brookeiwithnominateP.p.peregrinusoccurringonpassage(BoG). Recordsof12throughouttheyearfromChristou(Kamares)River,Efthalou,Ipsilou,Kalloni,KalloniRaptor Watchpoint,KalloniSaltpans,Kapi,Kavaki,KonditsiaValley,MeladiaValley,Molivos,NapiValley,Perasma Reservoir,Petra,Petri,PolichnitosSaltpans,Sigri,SkalaKallonisandTsikniasRiver.Noconfirmedbreeding records. WATERRAILRallusaquaticusrRB,rW,rPM Smallnumbersbreed(e.g.DipiLarisos)butmostusuallyencounteredlatewinterandspringMarMay. Allrecords:singlesTsikniasRiver225Jan(TRobinson,EGalinou)and6Mar(EGalinou);singles PolichnitosSaltpans819Feband3Dec(TRobinson);MetochiLakesingle1828Apr(MO)and13from 20Sep5Oct;3DipiLarisos27Apr(MHotting);1Faneromeni28Apr(SWytema);13KalamiMarsh14 May(DBest,BGibbs,CSawyer,RMusgroveetal). CORNCRAKECrexcrexV*|0|18(49inc.34huntedbirds) 2000Onerecord(acceptedbyHRC):1Haramida19Nov(TAkriotis,IVlatsiotis)(HRC09). LITTLECRAKEPorzanaparvasSP,rAP RecordedatmostwetlandswithcoverMarMay.OccasionallyrecordedAugOct.Somemaywinter. SpringRecorded11Apr11May:MetochiLake15Apr11Maywithmax.13on16Apr(SPDudleyetal); 14Faneromeni16Apr4May(MO);1KalamiMarsh2122Apr(SPDudleyetal);1MeladiaValleyford 17Apr(DFearn);1PotamiaValley21Apr(DFearn);1SkalaKallonisPool23Apr(JBloorGriffithsetal)and 3May(GElton);1+TsikniasRiver11Apr3May(MO).

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BAILLONSCRAKEPorzanapusillarSP|3|20(23) Therarestofthecrakes;recordedmostyears. Threerecords(allsingles):SkalaKallonisPool16Apr(MVanhoutte,LTeugels,LDemarest,SVanherck); MetochiLake18Apr(P&VManning)and37May(JLeesetaletal). SPOTTEDCRAKEPorzanaporzanasSP,rAP AhandfulofrecordseachAprMay.Oneautumnrecord. Fourrecords(singlesunlessstated):PolichnitosSaltpans24Mar1Apr(TRobinson);MetochiLake1518 Apr(2onlatterdate)(SLovell,AMarshall,JBriggsetal);SigriFields20AprDFearn);MetochiLake28Apr (PAubrey). COMMONMOORHENGallinulachloropussRB,sW Smallnumbersbreed. RecordedthroughouttheyearatMetochiLake(breeding);Vergias(Chalandra)River(SkalaEresou) (breeding);PandeleimonasPools(Eresos)(breeding);PotamiaValley(breeding);TsikniasRiver(breeding). AlsoseenatAlmiropotamosRiver(Vatera),AlmyropotamosRiver(Lisvorio),Faneromeni,KalamiMarsh, Kantria,MeladiaValley,Nifida,Mesa,ParakilaMarsh,PotamiaValley,SkalaKallonis,VourkosRiverand VouvarisRiver. EURASIANCOOTFulicaatrarRB,sW Varyingnumbersoccurinwinterwithoccasionalpairsstayingontobreed. Allsites:AlmiropotamosRiver(Vatera),KalamiMarsh,Kantriawithmax.28on11Jan(EGalinou),Metochi Lake,ParakilaMarsh,PerasmaReservoirwithmax.50on29Sep(M&SSnook),PotamiaReservoirwith max.62on27Dec(TRobinson),SkalaKallonisPoolwithmax.67on2Mar(EGalinou)andTsikniasRiver. COMMONCRANEGrusgrusV|2|9+(30+) Varyingnumbersoccurinwinterwithoccasionalpairsstayingontobreed. Tworecords:1KalloniSaltpans2Mar(EGalinou);6PolichnitosSaltpans14Novwithoneto19Nov (TRobinson). EURASIANSTONECURLEWBurhinusoedicnemussMB,sPM Smallnumbersbreedinc.theKalloniarea(inc. Saltpans).PassageFebAprandAugOct.Flockscan beencounteredinautumn. Recorded3Apr8OctfromAlykesWetlands(inc. breeding),Christou(Kamares)River(inc.breeding) max.13on17Sep(GGill),Faneromeni/SigriFields, KalloniSaltpans,Kantria,Lotzaria,Polichnitos Saltpans,PotamiaValleyandTsikniasRiver.
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EURASIANOYSTERCATCHERHaematopusostralegusrW,rPM SmallnumbersoccurinwinterandspringSepMay. Onerecord:1KalloniSaltpans24Apr(perLesvosBirdingLog). BLACKWINGEDSTILTHimantopushimantopussMB,sPM Smallnumbersbreed(e.g.saltpans).AlsopassageMarMayandAugOct. Recorded16Mar23Oct:PolichnitosSaltpans,KalloniSaltpans,AlikoudiPool,AlykesWetlands,Kalami Marsh,Mesa,MilopotamosRiver,Nifida,PerasmaReservoirandTsikniasRiver.KalloniSaltpansmax.85on 13Apr(EGalinou).PolichnitosSaltpansmax.128on29Jul(TRobinson). BreedingSittingbirdsseenatPolichnitosSaltpans,KalamiMarshandKalloniSaltpans. PIEDAVOCETRecurvirostraavosettarR,OB,sPM Smallnumbersbreed(e.g.saltpans).AlsopassageMarMayandAugOct.Easilyseenatbothsaltpans scarceelsewhere. Recordedthroughouttheyearatbothsaltpanswithmax.584KalloniSaltpans13Apr(EGalinou)and89 PolichnitosSaltpans22Jun(TRobinson).AlsorecordedatAlikoudiPool,PerasmaReservoirandTsiknias Rivermouth. BreedingNoconfirmedrecords. NORTHERNLAPWINGVanellusvanellussW SmallnumbersOctMar. Fiverecords:KalloniSaltpans6on2Mar(EGalinou)with5stillpresent5Mar(TRobinson);3Kantria2Mar (EGalinou);singlesPolichnitosSaltpans21Octand1326Novwith5on29Nov(TRobinson). SPURWINGEDPLOVER(LAPWING)VanellusspinosussPM UsuallysinglebirdsseenMarMay;rarelyAugSep. Anexcellentyearwith10records(allsingles): SpringChristou(Kamares)River1317Apr (MVanhoutte,LTeugels,LDemarest,SVanherck, EKretzschmar);SigriandFaneromeniFields1724 Apr(DFearnetal);KalloniSaltpans22Apr(JBloor Griffithsetal);SkalaEresou24Apr(BRoosma, SWytema);PolichnitosSaltpans26Apr(TRobinson); SigriandFaneromeniFields7May(BCottele);Kalloni Saltpans11May(GdeHoog,JJdeVries);Polichnitos Saltpans19May(TRobinson). Autumn2juvsPolichnitosSaltpans19Sep (TRobinson)isthefirstautumnrecordsformany years.
SpurwingedPloverVanellusspinosus, FaneromeniFields,April2011SteveDudley

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GREYPLOVERPluvialissquatarolarW,sPM SmallnumberswinterandpassageMarAprandOctNov. FirstwinterperiodPresentatKalloniSaltpans1Jan(TRobinson)and12PolichnitosSaltpans2Jan 26Mar(TRobinson). Spring2Lotzaria17Apr(S&JMaskell);KalloniSaltpans25Apr10Maywithmax.8on30Apr(S&J Maskell);7TsikniasRiver27Apr(SMaskelletal);1Christou(Kamares)River29Apr2May(MO);13 PolichnitosSaltpans416May(MO);2Kantria9May(TRobinson). Autumn12PolichnitosSaltpans25Sep28Nov(TRobinson). COMMONRINGEDPLOVERCharadriushiaticulasPM OccursMarMayandAugOct. SpringRecorded28Feb21May:singlesKalloniSaltpans11Apr21May;PolichnitosSaltpans28Feb 17Maywithmax.10on4May(GEltonetal);singleChristou(Kamares)River24Apr(JZorgdrager)and27 Apr(MHotting);AlykesWetlandsmax.30on4May(GEltonetal);TsikniasRiver19Apr(1)and29Apr(2). Autumn/WinterPolichnitosSaltpans26Aug27Decwithmax.6on28Sep(TRobinson);1Kalloni Saltpans4Oct(M&SSnook). LITTLERINGEDPLOVERCharadriusdubiussMB,sPM SmallnumbersbreedalongriversandalsoonpassageMarMayandAugSep. Recorded1Mar22Oct.DisplayingbirdsobservedatAlykesWetlands,Christou(Kamares)River, Faneromeni,KalloniSaltpans,PolichnitosSaltpans,SkalaEresouandTsikniasRiver.Max.20Polichnitos Saltpans25Apr(TRobinson).AlsorecordedfromAlmiropotamosRiver(Vatera),KalamiMarsh,Kantria, Mesa,Nifida,ParakilaMarsh,PerasmaReservoir,SigriFields,VourkosRiverandVouvarisRiver. KENTISHPLOVERCharadriusalexandrinusrRB,sPM Breedsaroundsaltpans;drierareasofmarshes;etc.AlsopassageAprMayandSepOct. RecordedthroughouttheyearfromPolichnitosSaltpansmax.126on5Nov(TRobinson)andKalloni Saltpansmax.64on10Aug(EGalinou).AlsorecordedfromAlykesWetlands,Christou(Kamares)River, DipiLarisos,KalamiMarsh,Lotzaria,Mesa,NorthCoastandTsikniasRivermouth. BreedingConfirmedonlyfromPolichnitosSaltpans(TRobinson). GREATSNIPEGallinagomediarPM*|1|15+(18+) Anearannualpassagemigrant. Onerecord(acceptedbyLBRC):1KalloniSaltpansfloodedfields89May(photo:EvanderWelleetal). Contrarytopopularbelief,thisspeciesisnotoneyoushouldexpecttoseeonavisittoLesvos.Itremainsa rarefind. COMMONSNIPEGallinagogallinagosW,sPM OccursAugMay. Allrecords:Christou(Kamares)River1Jan(1)(TRobinson)and2Mar(9)(EGalinou);PolichnitosSaltpans singles18&24Jan,8Oct,14&23Nov(TRobinson);KalloniSaltpans5on2Mar(EGalinou),4on12Apr (MVanhoutte,LTeugels,LDemarest,SVanherck,EKretzschmar),1on27Apr(BRoosma,SWytema);2on 4May(PAubrey);1AlmyropotamosRiver(Lisvorio)12Apr(TRobinson);1Kantria19Apr(EGalinou); 2SkalaKallonisPool23Apr(JBloorGriffithsetal);AlykesWetlands26Apr(1)(DFearn)and4May(2) (GEltonetal);upto5MetochiLake2029Sep(DRiley,AJackson,M&SSnook).

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BLACKTAILEDGODWITLimosalimosasSP OccursonlargerwetlandsandriversAprMay. Allrecords:1PolichnitosSaltpans2325Mar(TRobinson);28KalloniSaltpans3Apr(EGalinou);upto10 PolichnitosSaltpans613Apr(TRobinsonetal);upto24KalloniSaltpansandAlykesWetlands2026 Apr(BDeSchutteretal);1TsikniasRiver29Apr(SPriestnall,ACooper);1KalloniSaltpans15May (BCottele);12PolichnitosSaltpans5Jul8Sep(TRobinson);1Christou(Kamares)River26Sep(M&S Snook). BARTAILEDGODWITLimosalapponicaV*|1|10(26+) Onerecord(acceptedbyLBRC):1TsikniasRiver 30Aug8Sep(photo:DDickson).
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WHIMBRELNumeniusphaeopusrSP SmallnumbersAugMar. Threerecords:1TsikniasRiver12Apr(MVanhoutte,LTeugels,LDemarest,SVanherck);2Vatera20Apr (CWatson,GHipkiss);1KalloniSaltpans2529Apr(SPDudleyetal). EURASIANCURLEWNumeniusarquatarW,sPM SmallnumbersAugMar. Firstwinterperiod3KalloniSaltpans13Jan;presumedthesamesinglewiderangingbird3Jan30Apr seenatTsikniasRivermouth,KalloniSaltpans,SkalaKallonisarea,MesaandPolichnitosSaltpans (TRobinson,EGalinou). Spring4KalloniSaltpans1May(BEngelhart,OBihlmaier,SEhret)with13KalloniSaltpansandKantria3 21May(MO);1PolichnitosSaltpans7Jun(TRobinson). AutumnKalloniSaltpans8on10Aug;singlesTsikniasRiver16Aug&4Sep;singleKalloniSaltpans17Sep& 3Oct(allEGalinouetal). Secondwinterperiod13PolichnitosSaltpans28Nov28Dec(TRobinson). SPOTTEDREDSHANKTringaerythropussPM,rW SmallnumbersMarMayandAugOct.Occasionallyoverwinters. SpringRecorded22Mar20Apr:PolichnitosSaltpans2223Mar(1)and827Aprwithmax.3on25 Apr(TRobinson,EGalinou);4KalloniSaltpans13&30Apr(JPhillips,JObray);1Faneromeni19Apr(BDe Schutter);12Lotzaria2225Apr(JPhillips,JObray). AutumnKalloniSaltpans1on10Aug(EGalinou)and2on30Sep(TSwann);1PolichnitosSaltpans27 Oct(TMorton,JAldridge).

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COMMONREDSHANKTringatotanussR,sPM OccursmainlyAugMar,withsmallernumbersAprMay. PolichnitosSaltpansRecordedthroughouttheyearwithmax.138on22Sep(TRobinson). KalloniSaltpansRecordedJanAprmax.21on3Jan(TRobinson);JulSepmax.153on10Aug(EGalinou). Othersites4Christou(Kamares)River2Feb;1FaneromeniandSigri19Apr;singlesMesa17Marand27 Dec;1MilopotamosRiver2Nov;12TsikniasRiversJanMar. MARSHSANDPIPERTringastagnatilissPM SmallnumbersmovethroughtheislandMarMayandAugSep. SpringRecorded21Mar3May:PolichnitosSaltpans21Mar20Aprmax.81415Apr(TRobinson); KalloniSaltpans12Apr2Maymax.10on13Apr(EGalinou)with9from1822Apr.Othersites: 1AlikoudiPool26Apr(JBloorGriffithsetal);Christou(Kamares)River11Apr3Maymax.5on16Apr(S &JMaskell);5Lotzariabeachpools2224Apr(JPhillips,JObray);1Nifida3Apr(TRobinson);1Tsiknias River29Apr(BEngelhart,OBihlmaier,SEhret). AutumnRecorded24Aug12Oct:PolichnitosSaltpans2on24Augand1on14Sep(TRobinson); 6KalloniSaltpans16Apr(EGalinou);1TsikniasRiver1721Sep(DRiley,AJackson);2Christou(Kamares) River12Oct(TMorton,JAldridge). COMMONGREENSHANKTringanebulariasPM,sW SmallnumbersmovethroughtheislandMarMayandAugSep.Smallnumbersoverwinter. FirstwinterperiodPolichnitosSaltpansJanFebmax.9on25Jan(TRobinson);1TsikniasRiverJanFeb (EGalinou);1Christou(Kameras)River1Jan(TRobinson);1KalloniSaltpans1Jan(TRobinson). SpringPolichnitosSaltpans1Mar14Maymax.19on6Apr(TRobinson);KalloniSaltpans(inc.Alykes Wetlands)5Mar7Maymax.10on21Apr(SPDudleyetal);14TsikniasRiver6Mar29Apr(MO);24 Lotzariabeachpools2224Apr(JPhilips,JObray);Christou(Kamares)Rivermax.15on27Apr(M Hotting);2KalamiMarsh/Mesa4May(BEngelhart,OBihlmaier,SEhret);1MeladiaValley17Apr(D Fearn);5Mesa17Mar(EGalinou);1Nifida3Apr(TRobinson);1Sigri30Apr(SPriestnall,ACooper). AutumnPolichnitosSaltpans27Jun30Novmax.36on19Oct(TRobinson);KalloniSaltpans17Jul21 Sepmax.8on21Sep(DRiley,AJackson);12TsikniasRiver10Aug4Oct(MO). Secondwinterperiod12PolichnitosSaltpansthroughoutDec(TRobinson). GREENSANDPIPERTringaochropusrW,sPM OccursmainlyOctMar,withpassageAprMayandJulSep. Firstwinterperiod12SkalaKallonis4Jan,TsikiniasRiver830Jan(EGalinou). SpringRecordedto9May:12PolichnitosSaltpansto2Apr(TRobinson);12TsikniasRiverto22Mar (EGalinou),3on5Apr(EGalinou)and1on19Apr(DFearn);KalloniSaltpans2on3Apr(EGalinou)and 1on49May(PAubrey);1Faneromeni1730Apr(MO);Christou(Kamares)River2on5Apr(EGalinou) and1on5May(BCottele);singlesAlmyropotamosRiver(Lisvorio)24Marand22Apr(TRobinson); 2AlikoudiPool27Mar(TRobinson);1PerasmaReservoir16Apr(SPDudleyetal);1SkalaKallonis19Apr (perLesvosBirdingLog);1PotamiaValley23Apr(JHotting);1SkalaVasilikon2May(PAubrey); 1Mesotopos3May(GEltonetal). AutumnUpto4PolichnitosSaltpans6Jul13Aug(TRobinson);2MetochiLake29Sep(TSwann). WOODSANDPIPERTringaglareolacPM VerycommononallwaterareasMarMaywithsmallernumbersJulSep. SpringRecorded6Mar21Maybutinverylownumbers:TsikniasRivermax.40on28Apr(JCarr, FCardon,P&SSolly);KalloniSaltpansmax.48on23Apr(BRoosma);PolichnitosSaltpansmax.14on

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4Apr(TRobinson);KalamiMarshmax.19on3May(BEngelhart,OBihlmaier,SEhret);Makaramax.19on 24Apr(RSwift,KHall,KLoneshaw,SNorton);NorthCoastmax.10on4May(BEngelhart,OBihlmaier, SEhret);alsorecordedatAlmyropotamosRiver(Lisvorio),AlikoudiPool,KantriaandNifida. AutumnRecorded11Jul22Octfrom:PolichnitosSaltpansmax.75on11Jul(TRobinson);12Kalloni Saltpans10Aug22Sep;alsoTsikniasRiver,SkalaVasilikon. COMMONSANDPIPERActitishypoleucossPM,rW SmallnumbersMarMayandAugOct.Occasionallyoverwinters. FirstwinterperiodSkalaVasilikon1on1Jan(TRobinson);2Nifida20Feb(TRobinson). SpringRecorded5Apr7Mayfrom:AlmiropotamosRiver(Vatera),AlmyropotamosRiver(Lisvorio), Christou(Kamares)River,DipiLarisos,Faneromeni,KalloniSaltpans,MesaWetlands,PerasmaReservoir, Petra,PolichnitosSaltpans,PotamiaValley,Sigri,SkalaKallonis,TsikniasRiver,VoulgarisRiver,Vourkos River.Max.13PerasmaReservoir1May(GEltonetal). AutumnRecorded28Jun22Nov:KalloniSaltpans,PotamiaRiver,PolichnitosSaltpansmax.7on6Aug (TRobinson)andTsikniasRiver. Secondwinterperiod1PolichnitosSaltpans89Dec(TRobinson). RUDDYTURNSTONEArenariainterpressPM SmallnumbersMarMayandAugSep. Spring1Christou(Kamares)River28Apr(JLeesetaletal);1PotamiaValley29Apr(D&LBregman);2 KalloniSaltpans13May(SPriestnall,ACooper)and15May(EvanderWelle);3PolichnitosSaltpans8 May(SVasileiadis,PPetrou,NTsiopelas,NProbonas). Autumn14PolichnitosSaltpans24Aug10Sep(TRobinsonetal);1KalloniSaltpans16Sep(EGalinou). SANDERLINGCalidrisalbasPM SmallnumbersseenMarMayandAugSep. Spring3KalloniSaltpans18Apr(SPDudleyetal);2PolichnitosSaltpans25Apr(TRobinson);2Alykes Wetlands26Apr(DFearn);1TsikniasRiver29Apr(BEngelhart,OBihlmaier,SEhret);2KalloniSaltpans3 4May(MWustenhoffetal)and15May(EvanderWelle). Autumn1PolichnitosSaltpans11Sep(TRobinson). LITTLESTINTCalidrisminutacPM,sW OccursAprMay,occasionallyinlargenumbers,withsmallernumberJulOct.Someoverwinter. FirstwinterperiodPolichnitosSaltpansmax.39on17Jan(TRobinson);15KalloniSaltpans3Jan (EGalinou);presentMesa1Jan(TRobinson);TsikniasRivermax.21on18Jan(EGalinou). SpringRecordedto23Mayfrom:KalloniSaltpans(inc.AlykesWetlands)max.300+on3May(GEltonet al);PolichnitosSaltpansmax.111on14May(TRobinson);Lotzariabeachpoolsmax.120on24Apr (JPhillips,JObray);TsikniasRivermax.64on29Apr(BEngelhart,OBihlmaier,SEhret);alsofromChristou (Kamares)River,Makara,FaneromeniandSigri. AutumnRecordedfrom17Jul:PolichnitosSaltpansmax.50on13Nov(TRobinson);KalloniSaltpansmax. 20+on21Sep(DRiley,AJackson). SecondwinterperiodPolichnitosSaltpansmax.22on2729Dec(TRobinson). TEMMINCKSSTINTCalidristemminckiisPM OccursAprMaywithsmallernumbersAugSep. SpringRecorded16Apr22May:KalloniSaltpansmax.3on22Apr22May(MO);AlykesWetlandsmax. 3on26Apr(JBloorGriffithsetal);TsikniasRivermax.2on2May(JCarr,FCardon,P&SSolly);Kalami

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Marsh/Mesamax.2on4May(BEngelhart,OBihlmaier,SEhret);1Faneromeni611May(CvandeMaas etal)with2on14May(MWustenhoff);2PolichnitosSaltpans15May(TRobinson);1Almyropotamos River(Lisvorio)18May(TRobinson);3Mesa15May(EZwang). AutumnKalloniSaltpans1on10Aug(EGalinou)and2on1Sep(DDickson);1PolichnitosSaltpans3Oct (TSwann).

TemmincksStintCalidristemminckii,KalloniSaltpans,May2011RaymonddeSmet

CURLEWSANDPIPERCalidrisferrugineasPM OccursAprMayandAugOct. SpringRecorded18Apr25May:PolichnitosSaltpansmax.82on6May(TRobinson);KalloniSaltpans (inc.AlykesWetlands)max.89on7May(MVeldt);Christou(Kamares)Rivermax.10on2May(GEltonet al);Lotzariabeachpoolsmax.7on27Apr(SPDudleyetal);TsikniasRivermax.6on29Apr(SPriestnall, ACooper);alsoAlmiropotamosRiver(Vatera),Faneromeni,Makara,SigriandVoulgarisRiver. AutumnRecorded17Jul8Sep:1KalloniSaltpans17Jul(TRobinson);PolichnitosSaltpansmax.15on Sep(TRobinson). DUNLINCalidrisalpinasW,sPM OccursAugMay. FirstwinterperiodPolichnitosSaltpansmax.136on15Feb(TRobinson);alsopresentatKalloniSaltpans andTsikniasRiver. SpringRecordedto6May:PolichnitosSaltpansmax.98on9Mar(TRobinson);Lotzariabeachpoolsmax. 73on24Apr(JPhillips,JObray);AlykesWetlandsmax.20on4May(GEltonetal);Christou(Kamares) Rivermax.20on19Apr(CWatson,GHipkiss);alsopresentKalloniSaltpansandTsikniasRiver. AutumnRecordedfrom15Aug:PolichnitosSaltpansmax.245on10Nov(TRobinson);KalloniSaltpans max.30on21Sep(DRiley,AJackson). SecondwinterperiodRecordedonlyfromPolichnitosSaltpansmax.133on19Dec(TRobinson).

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BROADBILLEDSANDPIPERLimicolafalcinellusrPM OccasionallyseenAprMayandAugSep. SpringTworecords:singlesPolichnitosSaltpans3May(BEngelhart,OBihlmaier,SEhret)andFaneromeni 1112May(JdeVriesetal). AutumnOnerecord:1PolichnitosSaltpans2931Aug(TRobinson). RUFFPhilomachuspugnaxsPM OccursFebMayandAugOct. SpringRecorded5Mar17May:PolichnitosSaltpansmax.132on25Apr(TRobinson);KalloniSaltpans (inc.AlykesWetlands)max.300on26Apr(JBloorGriffithsetal);TsikniasRivermax.100on29Apr (BEngelhart,OBihlmaier,SEhret);alsopresentAlmiropotamosRiver(Vatera),Faneromeni,KalamiMarsh, Kantria,MesaandSigri. AutumnRecorded12Aug22Oct:PolichnitosSaltpansmax.5on12Aug&22Oct(TRobinson). REDNECKEDPHALAROPEPhalaropuslobatus V*|2|14(19) Tworecords(acceptedbyLBRC):2KalloniSaltpans 16Aug(OEgeland);1PolichnitosSaltpans26Aug (photo:TRobinson).
RedneckedPhalaropePhalaropuslobatus, PolichnitosSaltpans,August2011TerryRobinson

COLLAREDPRATINCOLEGlareolapratincolasSP GoodnumbersseenonpassageacrosstheislandAprMay. Smallnumbersbutnosizableflocksrecords. SpringRecorded15Apr24May:KalloniSaltpansarea(inc.AlykesWetlands)max.40on25Apr(SP Dudleyetal);Lotzariamax.20on20&29Apr(JPhillips,JObray,EGalinou);TsikniasRivermax.6on15 Apr(S&JMaskell);SkalaEresoumax.5on23Apr(RThorpe,MHodgson);1MeladiaValley21Apr (DFearn);upto4FaneromeniandSigriFields2628Apr(DFearnetal);1PolichnitosSaltpans8May (TRobinsonetal);1KalamiMarsh17May(G&SHuijzers). BLACKWINGEDPRATINCOLEGlareolanordmanniV*|1|5(7) Onerecord(acceptedbyHRC):1KalloniSaltpans1314May(photo:SGibson,TRobinsonetal)(HRC11in prep). BlackwingedPratincoleisaGreeknationalraritywiththeHellenicRaritiesCommitteerecognisingonlyfour previouslyacceptedLesvosrecords:1Faneromeni11May1993;2MylopotamosRiver6May1994;2 KalloniSaltpans10May2003;1KalloniSaltpansWetlands4May2006. Thisspeciesremainsanidentificationchallengewithbirdsneedingtobeseenwelltoseparatefrom CollaredPratincole(especiallywornbirdslackingorwithareducedwhitetrailingedgetothewings).In BirdingontheGreekIslandofLesvos(1998)Brooksincludesmanyrecordsincludingseveralaccountsof flocks.Mostoftheserecordshaveneverbeensubmitted(manypredateformalnationalrecording)sohave

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notbeenscrutinizedatanylevel.Giventhepaucityofrecordsoverthelast10years,andthecontinued difficultyinseparatingfromCollaredPratincole,theHRCconsidertheserecordsunprovenandwould welcomeanyonewithanyphotosofbirdslistedinBrookstosubmitthemformallywithdetailsofthe record. SLENDERBILLEDGULLChroicocephalusgeneirW,sPM OccursinsmallnumbersOctMar.PassagebirdsAprMayandAugSep.FewrecordsJunJul. Firstwinterperiod12recordedfromPolichnitosSaltpans,KalloniSaltpansandTsikniasRiverJanFeb (TRobinson,EGalinou). SpringAverygoodyearwithbirdspresentfrom13Apr16May:2fromwinterpresentattheTsiknias RivermouththroughMar(EGalinou);3KalloniSaltpans13Apr(EGalinou)with6onthenearbybeach 15Apr(P&VManning);a2CYbirdpresentTsikniasandChristou(Kamares)Rivermouths1529Apr; 23birdspresentalongthecoastbetweentheeastofKalloniSaltpansandtheChristou(Kamares)River 2225Apr(MO);8KalloniSaltpans30Apr(JPhillips,JObray),7remainingon1May(MO)andasingle birdthereandatKantria(presumedsame)to9May(TRobinsonetal)and1on16May(ECorssmit). AutumnAnexcellentyearwithbirdspresent10Aug15Nov:1KalloniSaltpans10Aug(EGalinou); 12PolichnitosSaltpans15Sep(TRobinson);1TsikniasRiver11Sep(EGalinou);2KalloniSaltpans 13Sep(GGill);TsikniasRiver6on25Sep(M&SSnook)and4on10Oct(TMorton,JAldridge);Polichnitos Saltpans21Oct5Novmax.19on24Oct(TRobinson). BLACKHEADEDGULLChroicocephalusridibundussW,sPM OccursJulMay. Firstwinterperiod/SpringPresentalongtheKallonicoastandwetlandsitesthroughout,max.138Christou (Kamares)River2Feb(EGalinou).AlsorecordedfromVouvarisRivermouth,PolichnitosSaltpansand Nifida. SpringGoodnumberspresentinaroundtheKalloniareasintospring,max.187PotamiaReservoir5Mar (TRobinson).BirdsseendailythroughoutApr,max.56KalloniSaltpans(SPDudleyetal)andintoMay, max.10Christou(Kamares)River210May(BEngelhart,OBihlmaier,SEhretetal). Summer/AutumnAsinglebirdPolichnitosSaltpansandTsikniasRiver819Jun(EGalinou,TRobinson). PresentPolichnitosSaltpansfrom7Julmax.560on13Nov(TRobinson);KalloniSaltpansmax.125on 2Oct(GHoltermans);alsoTsikniasRiver. SecondwinterperiodPolichnitosSaltpansthroughoutDecmax.18on31Dec(TRobinson);alsoPotamia Reservoir. LITTLEGULLHydrocoloeusminutusrPM,rW OccursinsmallnumbersAugMayandAugSep. SpringTworecords:singlesSkalaKallonis23Apr(TThunder)andMakara30Apr(NGartshore,GHay). AutumnOnerecord:1PolichnitosSaltpans317Nov(TRobinson). AUDOUINSGULLIchthyaetusaudouiniirRB Arareresident.Breedsonoffshoreislands.Recordedmainlyfromalongthenorthcoast. Spring1AlykesWetlands12Apr(MVanhoutte,LTeugels,LDemarest,SVanherck);PerasmaReservoir 3on23Apr(P&BManning)and1on2526Apr(BRoosma,SWytema);1KalloniSaltpans24Apr (JBloorGriffithsetal);1Petra6May(MHoogteijling);singlesalongtheNorthCoasttracklateApr,May andJunwith9there3Oct(TSwann)isthelargestevercountforLesvos.

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MEDITERRANEANGULLIchthyaetusmelanocephalussW,sPM OccursinreasonablenumbersAugMay,withpassagebirdsMarMayandAugOct. Firstwinterperiod1TsikniasRivermouth24Jan20Feb(EGalinou);14VourkosRivermouth20Feb (TRobinson);1PolichnitosSaltpans27Feb(TRobinson). Spring1PolichnitosSaltpans3Apr(TRobinson);6TsikniasRiver11Apr(MVanhoutte,LTeugels,L Demarest,SVanherck);1SkalaKallonis16Apr(DFearn);50offPetra17Apr(J&EPakcer)isthelargest countoftheyear;13neardailyfromTsikniasRiver,Christou(Kamares)River,SkalaKallonisandKalloni Saltpans16Apr7May(MO);1PerasmaReservoir23Apr(CWatson,GHopkiss);18KalloniSaltpans30 Apr(JPhillips,JObray);4KalamiMarshandMesa4May(BEngelhart,OBihlmaier,SEhret);45Petra6May (MdeVries);30Kavaki7May(RIvens);20MeladiaValley11May(CNiemeyer);1KalloniSaltpans9May (BCottele);1TsikniasRivermouth21May(EGalinou). Summer/AutumnPolichnitosSaltpansfrom22Junmax.23on23Aug(TRobinson);TsikniasRivermax.20 on16Sep(DRiley,AJackson);SkalaVasilikonmax.28on7Oct(TMorton,JAldridge). Secondwinterperiod2PolichnitosSaltpans31Dec(TRobinson). YELLOWLEGGEDGULLLarusmichahelliscRB Commonresidentbreedingonoffshoreislandsandseenrightacrosstheisland. Presentacrosstheislandthroughout.PolichnitosSaltpansmax.monthlycountsasfollows:Jan(125),Feb (48),Mar(90),Apr(45),May(48),Jun(113),Jul(341),Aug(569),Sep(378),Oct(102),Nov(97)andDec (113)(TRobinson)butmostmonthswelldown(4050%)on2010counts.KalloniSaltpansmax.154on10 Aug(EGalinou).TsikniasRivermouththroughoutmax.580on12Jan(EGalinou).Petramax.200on26Apr (JZorgdrager).PerasmaReservoirmax.400on28Apr(MHottling).Nobreedingrecordsreceivedbutbirds recordedonmanyoftheoffshoreislandsoffPetra,SkalaEresou,GarbiasIsland,etc. SeveralreportsofCaspianGullLaruscachinnansinspring,nonehavebeenformallysubmittedbutphotos seenofsomeoftheclaimsareconsideredtorelatetoYellowleggedGulls.Anyfuturerecordswillrequire goodimagesofthebird(s)involvedtobesubmittedtoHRC. LESSERBLACKBACKEDGULLLarusfuscusrPM PassagebirdsAprMayandSepOct.BothL.f.intermediusandL.f.fuscusoccur. Threerecords:1Metochi20Apr(CWatson,GHipkiss),1TsikniasRivermouth27Apr(SWytema)and2 TsikniasRivermouth16Sep(DRiley,AJackson). GULLBILLEDTERNGelochelidonniloticasSP,rAP OccursAprMay,occasionallyinautumn. SpringRecorded11Apr17May:TsikniasRiver40on11Apr(MVanhoutte,LTeugels,LDemarest, SVanherck),10on29Apr(BEngelhart,OBihlmaier,SEhret)and1+on3May(BCottele);KalloniSaltpans (inc.AlykesWetlands)13Apr15Maywith30on24Apr(PAubrey),40on22Apr(JBloorGriffithsetal) and52on24Apr(P&VManning);Christou(Kamares)River15Apr4Maywith17on22Apr(SPDudley etal)and33on17Apr(EKretzschmar);SigriFields1on19Apr(SPDudleyetal),1on28Apr(BRoosma, SWytema)and3on3May(GEltonetal);16Mesa20Apr(RThorpe,MHodgson);19MeladiaValley 26Apr(BBuckleretal);1KalamiMarsh17May(G&SHuijzers). CASPIANTERNHydroprognecaspiasPM OccasionallyrecordedAprMayandAugSep. Threerecords:1TsikniasRivermouth,Christou(Kamares)RivermouthandKalloniSaltpans1130Apr (MVanhoutte,LTeugels,LDemarest,SVanherck)with2birdson22May(MHotting)andDipiLarisos 14Apr(SPDudleyetal).

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LESSERCRESTEDTERNThalasseusbengalensisV*|0|1(1) CorrectionOnerecord(acceptedbyHRC):1KalloniSaltpansandPolichnitosSaltpans67May2001(SW Walbridge,DNye)(HRC10)incorrectlyattributedto2005inLesvosBirds2010. ThefirstacceptedrecordfortheLesvosandonlythefourthrecordforGreece. SANDWICHTERNThalasseussandvicensissW,sPM OccursAugApr. FirstwinterperiodRecordedfromGulfofKallonicoastbetweenChristou(Kamares)RiverandPolichnitos, max.10TsikniasRivermouth15Feb(EGalinou,TRobinson). SpringPresentto4MayaroundtheKallonicoastline(MO)withmax.13on2Mar(EGalinou);1Molivos 26Apr(BRoosma,SWytema). Summer/Autumn1presentPolichnitosSaltpans24May30Jun,andthenpresentto4Oct,max.31on 27Aug&1Sep(TRobinson);TsikniasRivermouth10Aug25Sep,max.26on11Sep(GGill). Secondwinterperiod1PolichnitosSaltpans30Dec(TRobinson). LITTLETERNSternulaalbifronssMB OccursAprSep. Recorded11Apr7SepfromPolichnitos,KalloniSaltpans,TsikniasRivermouth(allbreedingsites), AlikoudiPoolandKalamiMarsh.Max.counts50KalloniSaltpans5May(MVeldt),20PolichnitosSaltpans 4May(GEltonetal),16TsikniasRiver29Apr(BEngelhart,OBihlmaier,SEhret). COMMONTERNSternahirundosMB,sPM OccursAprSep. Recorded4Apr10SepfromPolichnitos,KalloniSaltpans(inc.breeding),TsikniasRivermouth(inc. breeding),Christou(Kamares)River,KalamiMarsh,SkalaKallonis,Mesa,Anaxos,NorthCoast,DipiLarisos andAlikoudiPool.Max.80KalloniSaltpans30Apr(JPhillips,JObray). ARCTICTERNSternaparadieaeaV*|0|1(1) 2005Onerecord(acceptedbyHRC):1KallonisSaltpans2021Apr(SPDudley,DMacDonaldetal) (HRC09). ThefirstacceptedrecordforLesvosandonlythetenthrecordforGreece. WHISKEREDTERNChlidoniashybridasPM OccursAprMay,occasionallyAugOct. SpringRecorded11Apr31May:KalloniSaltpans(inc.AlykesWetlands)max.86on27Apr(SPDudleyet al)with80on13May(G&SHuijzers);TsikniasRivermax.80on29Apr(BEngelhart,OBihlmaier,SEhret); Lotzariamax.40on29Apr(EGalinou);KalamiMarshandMesamax.30on17May(G&SHuijzers); Christou(Kamares)Rivermax.11on19Apr(CWatson,GHipkiss);1PerasmaReservoir19Apr(CWatson, GHipkiss);singlesPolichnitosSaltpans19Apr&15May(TRobinson);2Faneromeni2629Apr(DFearn etal);PerasmaReservoir1on20Apr(BDeSchutter)and3on28Apr(A&MHotting);1DipiLarisos22Apr (JKimstra,SWytema);1Nifida28Apr(TRobinson);6SigriFields7May(J&SFoster);5MeladiaValley 12May(G&SHuijzers);PithariouReservoir11on24Apr(BRoosma,SWytema)and1on12May(Mde Vries);1PolichnitosSaltpans15May(TRobinson). AutumnOnerecord:1Christou(Kamares)River12Oct(TMorton,JAldridge).

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WHITEWINGED(BLACK)TERNChlidoniasleucopterussPM OccursAprMay,occasionallyAugOct. SpringRecorded20Apr31May:KalloniSaltpans(inc.AlykesWetlands)max.30on16Apr(JPhillips, JObray)and30on13May(G&SHuijzers);Lotzariamax.11on24Apr(JPhillips,JObray);TsikniasRiver max.6on29Apr(BEngelhart,OBihlmaier,SEhret);KalamiMarshmax.4on20Apr(SPDudleyetal); Faneromenimax.4on26Apr(DFearn);singlesPolichnitosSaltpans3&8May(TRobinson);1Pithariou Reservoir12May(MdeVries). AutumnOnerecord:1TsikniasRiver4Sep(JBogaarls). BLACKTERNChlidoniasnigerrPM Therarestofthemarshterns;smallnumbers(often singles)occurAprMayandAugSep. SpringAverygoodyear:1TsikniasRiver18Apr (DFearn);KalloniSaltpans10on30Apr(SPDudley etal),2on46May(PAubreyetal);1Faneromeni 12May(G&SHuijzers);KalloniSaltpans25on17 May(BvanBroakhoven),18on22May(Bvan Broakhoven)and1on2127May(M&JCassidyet al)and2on28May(JdeVries);alsoseenAlykes Wetlands(G&TBartner)andTsikniasRiver (SShippey).
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ROCKDOVEColumbaliviarRB Smallnumbersoccuraroundtherockiercoastalareas.FeralPigeonalsooccursinthetowns. Allrecords:MeladiaValley17Apr(DFearn);Efthalou17Apr(MVanhoutte,LTeugels,LDemarest, SVanherck);Faneromeni2on19Apr(GDeSchutter),5on21,23&24Apr(DFearn,SPDudleyetal), 8on28Apr(SWytema)and5on11May(EvanderWelle);3NorthCoasttrack26Apr(BRoosma);Makara 8May(BCottele);2Ipsilou8May(SVasileiadis,PPetrou,NTsiopelas,NProbonas). COMMONWOODPIGEONColumbapalumbusrRB,sW Smallnumbersbreed.NumbersincreasewiththearrivalofwintermigrantsOctMar. Eightrecordsreceived:1PotamiaValley13Apr(MVanhoutte,LTeugels,LDemarest,SVanherck); 1Agiasos17Apr(PAubrey);3nrKalloni18Apr(BDeSchutter)and15May(EvanderWelle);2Dimitrios 23Apr(SWytema);1KalloniRaptorWatchpoint30Apr(PAubrey);1nrAchladeri3May(BEngelhart, OBihlmaier,SEhret);2nrKlio8May(MdeVries). EUROPEANTURTLEDOVEStreptopeliaturturcMB,cPM WidespreadbreederandpassagemigrantAprSep. Recorded16Apr1Octfromacrosstheisland.Noverylargecounts(cf.2010),max.40Lotzaria21Apr (BDeSchutter). EURASIANCOLLAREDDOVEStreptopeliadecaoctocRB Widespreadacrosstheisland,mainlyaroundtownsandvillages. Presentthroughoutatmanyareasacrosstheisland.
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GREATSPOTTEDCUCKOOClamatorglandariussPM,OB SmallpassageMarMay.Evidencesuggestsoccasionalbreeding. Ninerecords(allsingles):Christou(Kamares)River10Apr(EGalinou);awiderangingindividual1521Apr seenatSkalaKallonis,TsikniasRiver,KalloniSaltpansandMetochi(MO);MeladiaValley21Apr(perLesvos BirdingLog);KalloniSaltpans24Apr(DFearn);FaneromeniFields27Apr(P&VManning);MeladiaValley 27Apr(GTebbetal);Soumouria1May(C&CStephens);nrKapi4May(BCottele);Mesa7May(MVeldt); Ipsilou12May(RScoles);TsikniasRiver18May(M&JCassidy). COMMONCUCKOOCuculuscanorussPM SmallnumbersonpassageAprMayandAugOct. Therufousfemaleformisnotuncommon. Spring12recordedfrommanyareas16Apr4Jun. Autumn1PotamiaValley5Oct(TMorton, JAldridge).
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WESTERNBARNOWLTytoalbasRB Smallnumbersbreedacrosstheisland. RecordsreceivedfromonlySkalaKallonisandNapi Valley. EURASIANSCOPSOWLOtusscopssMB BreedsacrosstheislandAprJul.Moreoftenheardthanseen,andbirdsrarelycallafterJun. Recorded14Mar2Jul:upto3birdsseenatroostattheregularSoumouriasite;1Molivos2324Apr (SWytema);7callingbirdsbetweenKalloniandVasilika4Jun(ASchulster);1Stipsi4Jun(ASchulster);2nr KalloniSaltpans6Jun(ASchulster);1SkalaKallonis2Jul(DMPearce). LITTLEOWLAthenenoctuacRB Occursacrosstheisland.Breedsinrockyareasandoldbuildings(especiallyshepherdbuildings). Reportedfromknownandlikelybreedingsitesacrosstheislandinc.Achladeri,Ipsilou,KalloniSaltpans, Kantria,Lotzaria,MeladiaValley,Molivos,NapiValley,NorthCoasttrack,PetrifiedForest,Polichnitos Saltpans,PotamiaValleyandSkalaKallonis. LONGEAREDOWLAsiootusrRB Smallnumbersknowntobreedacrosstheisland. Tworecords:apragainactivearoundHotelPasiphae,SkalaKallonisinAprandMay(MO)werealsoseenin treesalongtheseafrontandnearthefootballpitch;1Pira4Jun(ASchulster). Note:ifyouarenotresidentattheHotelPasiphaepleasedonotenterthehotelgroundswithout permissionfromthehotelstafforwithoutbeingescortedbyahotelresident.Thosenotcomplyingwillbe askedtoleave.
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SHORTEAREDOWLAsioflammeusrW SmallnumbersOctMar. Onerecord:1Molivos26Apr(BRoosma). EUROPEANNIGHTJARCaprimulguseuropaeussMB,rPM WidespreadbutscarceAprSep.Breedsinmanyscrubandscatteredforestareasacrosstheisland. 1Molivos25Apr(SWytema,BRoosma);1Faneromeni29Apr(KMullarney);1Christou(Kamares)River16 May(MWustenhoff);1nrAnaxos24May(GVisser);1SkalaVasilikon4Jun(ASchulster);1Kalloni4Jun (ASchulster);2betweenEresosandVigla(nrIpsilou)6Jun(ASchulster);1MeladiaValley6Jun(A Schulster);1PolichnitosSaltpans11Jul5Aug(TRobinson). ALPINESWIFTTachymarptismelbacPM,rMB? OccursonpassageMarMayandAugOct.Notknowntobreed,butbreedingsuspectedonoffshore islands.Feedingpartiesinsummermonthsareeithersuspectedbreedersorfromotherneighbouring islandsorfromnearbyTurkey. SpringRecordedfromacrosstheisland17Mar6Jun,max.25+nrAnaxos15&18May(MdeVries, GVisser).BirdsagainseenaroundoffshoreislandsoffGavathasandaroundGarbiasIslandwhichmaybe indicativeofbreeding. AutumnAflockseenoverKalloniSaltpans28Aug(DDickson)and10SkalaKallonis29Aug(DDickson). COMMONSWIFTApusapuscMB,cPM OccursMarOct. TheBirdsofGreecestatesthatmostbirdsaredullerandpalerthanthoseofWesternEurope,tending towardsA.a.pekinensissolikelyconfusionwithPallidSwiftisincreased. Recorded26Mar17Augfromacrosstheisland.Max.60MetochiLake30Apr(BEngelhart,OBihlmaier, SEhret). PALLIDSWIFTApuspallidussPM SmallnumberspassthroughMarAprandevenfewerrecordedAugOct.CommonSwiftoftenmisidentified (usuallyinstrongsunlight)asthisspecies.TheBirdsofGreecestatesthatPallidSwiftsbreedinginGreece aredarkerthanwestMediterraneanbirds,intermediatebetweenA.p.illyricusandA.p.brehmorum, coupledwiththecommentre.CommonSwiftabove,likelyconfusionwithCommonSwiftisgreatly increased. SpringRelativelyfewrecordsreceivedhighlightinghowscarcethisspeciesisduringthemainbirding weeks:2MetochiLake16Apr(P&VManning);1TsikniasRiver18Apr(SPDudleyetal);1PotamiaValley 22Apr(MHotting);1SkalaKallonis22Apr(SWytema);1Christou(Kamares)River23Apr(JPhillips, JObray);1KalloniSaltpans24Apr(JBloorGriffithsetal);1MeladiaValley24Apr(PAubrey);1Tsiknias River26Apr(SMaskelletal);1TsikniasRiver9May(BCottele);1MeladiaValley24Apr(PAubrey); 1Molivos27Apr(SWytema);5Kavaki4May(MWustenhoff);10MetochiLake7May(MWustenhoff); 1TsikniasRiver9May(BCottele);10Christou(Kamares)15May(MWustenhoff). Summer/AutumnTworecords:singlesPolichnitosSaltpans4Jul(TRobinson)andAlmiropotamosRiver (Vatera)8Oct(TRobinson).

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EUROPEANROLLERCoraciasgarrulussPM AscarcepassagemigrantAprMay,rareAugSep. SpringApooryear(singlesunlesssated):1PolichnitosSaltpans29Apr(TRobinsonetal);1Christou (Kamares)River2May(GEltonetal);1Agra2May(BEngelhart,OBihlmaier,SEhret);1Sigri34May with2birdsonthe4th(MO);1MeladiaValley5May(JCarr,FCardon,P&SSolly);1Faneromeni6May (MHoogteijling);1NorthCoasttrack10May(RIvens);1SkalaKallonis10May(G&SHuijzers);Meladia Valley2on11May(EvanderWelle),4on12May(G&SHuijzers);8SigriandFaneromeniFields12May (M&JCassidy);1nrChrousos12May(MdeVries);1Faneromeni17May(TRobinson);1Polichnitos Saltpans18May(TRobinson). Autumn12Lotzaria/TsikniasRiverarea1Sep1Oct(DDicksonetal). Cleararrivaldatesof24and27Apraretypical. COMMONKINGFISHERAlcedoatthissW,OB OccursmainlyAugAprwithoccasionalbreedingrecords. Relativelyfewrecordsreceived. JanMarSinglesrecordedfromKalloniSaltpans,MetochiLake,PolichnitosSaltpans,SkalaKallonisand TsikniasRiver(EGalinou,TRobinson). AprMay12seento1MayfromChristou(Kamares)River,DipiLarisos,Faneromeni,KalamiMarsh, KalloniSaltpans,Mesa,MetochiLake,PerivolisMonastery,PolichnitosSaltpans,SkalaKallonisandTsiknias River(MO). AugNov12from3SepfromChristou(Kamares)River,MetochiLake,Mirsinia,Molivos,Polichnitos Saltpans,SkalaKallonis,SkalaVasilikon,TsikniasRiverandVouvarisRivermouth(MO). Dec1AlmiropotamosRiver(Vatera)(TRobinson). EUROPEANBEEEATERMeropsapiastersMB,cPM OccursAprOct,withoftenlargenumberspassingoverinspring.Breedsalongdryriverareas. Recorded12Apr18Sepfromacrosstheisland.Max.750SigriFields4May(G&SHuijzersal)duringa periodofsteadypassage48May.Nobreedingconfirmedbutbirdsseenatregularbreedingsites(e.g. TsikniasRiver,KalloniSaltpans)inspring. BLUECHEEKEDBEEEATERMeropspersicusV*|0|5(11) 2008Onerecord(acceptedbyHRC):1MeladiaValley6May(video:P&VManning)(HRC09). EURASIANHOOPOEUpupaepopscMB,cPM OccursMarOct.Breedsacrosstheisland. Recordedfromacrosstheisland27Mar17Sep. EURASIANWRYNECKJynxtorquillasPM OccasionalrecordsMarAprandAugOct. Anexcellentyearwith12records. SpringTenrecords(allsingles):AlikoudiPool16Apr(CWatson,GHipkiss);SigriFields17Apr(TWilliamset al);KalloniSaltpans17Apr(BDeSchutter);MeladiaValley1820Apr(AJordi,SPDudleyetal); Faneromeni20Apr(J&EPacker);Agra24Apr(perLesvosBirdingLog);Faneromeni26Apr(MO);Metochi Lake28Apr(JCarr,FCardon,P&SSolly);SkalaEresou29Apr(KMullarney);Faneromeni1May(S Priestnall,ACooper);Vergias(Chalandra)River1May(SPDudleyetal). AutumnTworecords:singlesLotzaria8Sep(DDickson)andSkalaKallonis1921Sep(DRiley,AJacksonetal).

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MIDDLESPOTTEDWOODPECKERDendrocopusmediuscRB Commonthroughoutwoodedareasoftheisland,inc.olivegroves.TheLesvosbirdsarethoughttobelong totheraceD.m.anatoliae(BoG). Recordedfromacrosstheislandthroughouttheyear. REDBACKEDSHRIKELaniuscolluriosMB,cPM Scarcesummerbreeder(inwest)andcommonpassagemigrantAprMayandAugOct. Recordedfromacrosstheisland26Apr7Nov.Nosignificantpassagenotedthisyear. LESSERGREYSHRIKELaniusminorsMB,sPM AscarcesummerbreederandpassagemigrantAprMayandAugOct. Recordedfromacrosstheisland23Apr2Oct.15KalloniSaltpans27Aug(DDickson)theonlysignificant count. GREATGREYSHRIKELaniusexcubitorV*|1|11+ AscarcesummerbreederandpassagemigrantApr MayandAugOct. Onerecord:anadultfoundnorthoftheVouvaris Rivermouth3May(CTownend,IFord,SPDudley etal)wasaL.e.excubitorxL.e.homeyeriintegrade.
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Asthisphotoshows,thisbirddisplayedaheavy homeyerisetofcharacteristicsincludingwhitetail baseandextensivewhiteinthewings.Thewing markingshoweverarenotextensiveenoughfora purehomeyeri,theprimaryandsecondary markingsbeingonlyca.75%andlackabroadwhitetrailingedgetothesecondaries.Nopreviousrecords havebeenfullydocumentedwiththemostrecentrecordsoflargegreyshrikeshavebeenaSteppeShrike andthishybridindividual.Allfuturelargegreyshrikesneedtobescrutinizedcarefullyandpreferably photostakenwhenperchedandinflighttohelpdeterminesubspecificidentity.

WOODCHATSHRIKELaniussenatorcMB,cPM CommonsummerbreederandpassagemigrantAprMayandAugOct. Recordedfromacrosstheisland8Apr19Sep.20SigriOldSanatorium25Apr(JBloorGriffithsetal)was thelargestcount. MASKEDSHRIKELaniusnubicussMB,rPM AlocalisedsummerbreederAprSepfavouringolivegrovesandscattereddeciduouswoodland.Autumn migrantsoccurtolateSepinmanyhabitatsinc.pinewoods. Recorded13Apr2Sepmainlyincentralandwesternareaswithafewrecordsfromtheeast.Confirmed breedingagainfromtheKrpersNuthatchsite(Kofinas)inAchladeriForest.

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EURASIANGOLDENORIOLEOriolusorioluscPM CommonmigrantAprMaywithoccasionalrecordAugOct. SpringRecordedfromacrosstheisland16Apr6Junwithanestimated100+alongtheNorthCoasttrack 1May(GEltonetal)beingoneofthelargestevercountsontheisland. AutumnSinglesSoumouri27Aug(DDickson)andPanaghiaChapel4Sep(JBogaarls). EURASIANJAYGarrulusglandariusatricapilluscRB TheblackcrownedraceG.g.atricapillusoccurscommonlyacrosstheisland. Recordedfrommanyareasacrosstheislandthroughouttheyear. WESTERNJACKDAWColoeusmonedulasRB ResidentaroundSigri,Anaxos,SkalaEresou,Gavathas,ApothikaandSkalaPolichnitou. Recordedfromalltheaboveareas.Max.count150Sigri19Apr(BDeSchutter). HOODEDCROWCorvuscornixcRB Widespreadandcommon. Recordedfromacrosstheislandthroughouttheyear. NORTHERNRAVENCorvuscoraxsRB SmallnumbersbreedintherockieruplandareasinthewestandaroundMtsOlympusandLepetimnos. Recordedfromacrosstheislandthroughouttheyearwithmax.22Vigla(Ipsilou)4May(NGartshire, GHay). SOMBRETITPoecilelugubrissRB Widespreadbreeder.Occursmainlyaroundstandsofdeciduoustreesandscatteredwoodland. Relativelyfewrecordsreceivedbutrecordedfrommanybreedingsitesthroughoutthecentre,northand west. COALTITPeriparusaterrRB Breedsinsomeofthepinewoods. Onlytworecords:singlesVasilika4May(GEltonetal)andalongNorthCoasttrack11May (MWustenhoff). GREATTITParusmajorcRB Commonandwidespread. EURASIANBLUETITCyanistescaeruleuscRB Commonandwidespread. EURASIANPENDULINETITRemizpendulinusrPM,CB Althoughnotrecordedannually,occasionallyfoundbreeding. Tworecords:onepairbred(outcomeunknown)andasecondpairwaspresentduringthebreedingseason. Thisisthethirdconfirmedbreedingrecordfortheisland.Aftertherecklessbehaviourofsomeindividualsat SkalaEresoulastyearitwasdecidedtowithholdthenewsofthesetworecordsinthespring.

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CALANDRALARKMelanocoryphacalandraV*|1|13(14) Onerecord(acceptedbyLBRC):1KalloniSaltpansbeach24Apr(JPhillips,JObray). Recordedforthesecondyearrunning. GREATERSHORTTOEDLARKCalandrellabrachydactylarMB,sPM OccursAprSep.Breedsinsuitablegrasslandareas. Apooryearwithrelativelyfewrecordsreceived. Recorded12Apr6Julwithmax.40Mesa29Apr(GEltonetal).1Polichnitos6Julispresumedtobea localbreeder. CRESTEDLARKGaleridacristatacRB TheAegeanIslandspopulationbelongstotheraceG.c.caucasia(BoG). Commonandwidespread. WOODLARKLullulaarboreasRB Smallnumbersbreedinsuitablewoodlandedgeandscrubbyareasinc.pinewoods.BirdsinGreecebelong totheraceL.a.pallidabutwinterandpassagebirdsalsoinc.L.a.arborea(BoG). Recordedfrommanysitesthroughouttheyear.12SkalaKallonis2Jan(EGalinou)wasthehighestcount. EURASIANSKYLARKAlaudaarvensissW OccursOctMar.GreekbirdsbelongtoraceA.a.cantarella;A.a.arvensisknowninwinter(BoG). FirstwinterperiodRecordedthroughto22Marwithmax.55PolichnitosSaltpans28Jan(TRobinson). Spring3PolichnitosSaltpans13Apr(TRobinson). SecondwinterperiodRecordedfrom9Novwithmax.74PolichnitosSaltpans31Dec(TRobinson). SANDMARTINRipariaripariasPM OccursonpassageMarMayandAugOct. Recordedfromacrosstheisland11Apr3Junand11Sep4Oct. BARNSWALLOWHirundorusticacMB,cPM CommonandwidespreadonpassageMarMayandAugOct.Breedsacrosstheisland.BirdsresemblingH. r.savigniiorH.r.transitivareportedinspringbutnoconfirmedrecords(theseracesnotontheGreekList). Recordedfromacrosstheisland13Mar12Oct.Manytransitivatypebirdsseenduringadistinctpassage 28Apr1May(MO). EURASIANCRAGMARTINPtyonoprognerupestrissMB,sPM OccursAprSep.Breedsinrockygorgesandcliffsinthecentre,westandnorth. Recorded11Apr1OctfromIpsilou,KalloniSaltpans,KapiKavaki(breeding),nrKlio,LardiaValley (breeding),MeladiaValley,Petri,PithariouReservoir,PotamiaValley(breeding),SkalaKallonis,Tsiknias RiverandVourkosRiver. COMMONHOUSEMARTINDelichonurbicumcMB,cPM CommonandwidespreadonpassageMarMayandAugOct.Breedsacrosstheisland. Recordedfromacrosstheisland25Feb8Sep.

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REDRUMPEDSWALLOWCecropisdauricacMB,cPM CommonandwidespreadonpassageMarMayandAugOct.Breedsacrosstheisland. Recordedfromacrosstheisland3Apr9Sep. CETTISWARBLERCettiacetticRB Foundalongrivercoursesandaroundwetlandareas. Recordedfrommanysitesacrosstheislandthroughouttheyear. LONGTAILEDTITAegithaloscaudatussRB Localisedbreederinpinewoods.ThesubspeciesA.c.tephronotusoccursonLesvos(BoG).Thissubspecies lacksanypinktonesandhasablackbib. Onlyfiverecords:AchladeriForest14seenonseveralsatesAprMay(MO);2Dimitrios23Apr (SWytema);2PerivolisMonastery24Apr(SWytema);1PerasmaReservoir4May(MVeldt). WILLOWWARBLERPhylloscopustrochilussSP,cAP OccursAprMayandAugOct. Recordedfromacrosstheisland13Mar4Mayand7Aug23Oct. COMMONCHIFFCHAFFPhylloscopuscollybitasW,sPM OccursAugApr. Recordedfromacrosstheislandto4Mayandfrom7Oct. EASTERNBONELLISWARBLERPhylloscopusorientalisrMB,rPM OccursAprSep.SmallnumbersbreedaroundAgiasos.Birdsoccasionallybreedorholdterritoryincentral areas.SmallnumbersalsoonpassageMayandSep. BreedingBirdsonterritoryaroundtheusualAgiasosandMegalochorisites;uptofivemalesonterritoryin LardiaValley(SPDudley). SpringPassagebirdsrecordedasfollows:1KonditsiaValley19Apr(MVanhoutte,LTeugels,LDemarest, SVanherck);2PotamiaValley21Apr(perLesvosBirdingLog);1Agra2Apr(RThorpe,MHodgson);singles Ipsilou24Apr(SPDudleyetal),25Apr(JBloorGriffithsetal),28Apr(2)(BRoosma,SWytema),30Apr (GEltonetal),9May(2)(G&TBartner);1PithariouReservoir24Apr(SWytema);1Kavaki26Apr (BRoosma,SWytema);1Faneromeni29Apr(KMullarney);2nrPetri5May(BEngelhart,OBihlmaier,S Ehret). Careshouldbetakenwhenseparating singingbirdsfromsingingWood Warblerswhichcangiveasimilartrill aloneasasubsongratherthanafull song.EasternBonellisWarbleroften givesachipchipcallbeforeitstrilling song.
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WOODWARBLERPhylloscopussibilatrixcPM OccursAprMay,butlesssoAugOct. SpringRecorded16Apr14Maymax.110+SigriandFaneromeniarea4May(SPDudleyetal). GREATREEDWARBLERAcrocephalusarundinaceussMB,sPM OccursAprMayandocc.Sep. SpringRecordedfromacrosstheisland15Apr27Jun. MOUSTACHEDWARBLERAcrocephalusmelanopoganrW* OccursNovFeb(rarelylaterthanearlyMarch).Claimsofpassagemigrantsrarelyrequirefulldescription. Norecords.NovisitsweremadetotheonlyknownregularwinteringsiteofDipiLarisos. SEDGEWARBLERAcrocephalusschoenobaenuscPM OccursMarMayandAugOct. SpringRecordedfromacrosstheisland9Apr10May. EURASIANREEDWARBLERAcrocephalusscirpaceusrMB,sPM OccursMarOct. SpringRecordedfromacrosstheisland11Apr13Jun. MARSHWARBLERAcrocephaluspalustrisrPM SmallnumbersAprMayandJulOct. SpringThreerecords(allsingles):Molivos27Apr(SWytema);Vergias(Chalandra)River1May(JLees); PolichnitosSaltpans21May(TRobinson). OLIVETREEWARBLERHippolaisolivetorumsMB,rPM Smallnumbersbreed.Occasionalmigrantsawayfromknownbreedingareasinspringandoccasionallyin autumn.SeeABirdwatchingGuidetoLesvosorwww.lesvosbirding.comforfullerstatusaccount. SpringMigrants:singlesMeladiaValley28Apr(PAubrey)andMakara8May(BCottele). BreedingBirdsholdingterritoryrecordedatthefollowingknownbreedingsites:AlmiropotamosRiver (Vatera),Faneromeni,NapiValley(inc.Mavria),PlataniaandPotamiaValley. Autumn1reportednrPotamiaValley25Sep(TSwann). EASTERNOLIVACEOUSWARBLERHippolaispallidacMB,cPM OccursAprOct. Recordedfromacrosstheisland11Apr20Sep. ICTERINEWARBLERHippolaisicterinasPM SmallnumbersoccurAprJunandAugSep.Occasionallyfoundonterritoryduringbreedingseasonbutno confirmedbreedingrecords. SpringRecorded20Apr14May(singlesunlessstated):20AprMeladiaValley(J&EPacker);28Apr Faneromeni2(SPriestnall,ACooper),MeladiaValley(PAubrey);29AprPolichnitosSaltpans(JPhillips, JObray),SigriFields4(JLeesetaletal),MeladiaValley2(KMullarney),NapiValey(BRoosma,SWytema); 30AprSigriOldSanatorium4(SPriestnall,ACooper),SigriFields(SPriestnall,ACooper),MeladiaValley 3(NGartshore,GHay),FaneromeniFields(DBest,RMusgrove);2MayIpsilou(MO),Faneromeni7 (JLeesetaletal);3MayFaneromeniFields40(DBest,BGibbs,CSawyer,RMusgrove),KalloniSaltpans (MVeldt),MeladiaValley(GEltonetal);4MaySigriFields20(SPDudleyetal),PotamiaValley(GElton

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etal),FaneromeniFields2(DBest,BGibbs,CSawyer,RMusgrove);5MaySigriFields5(JCarr,FCardon, P&SSolly);6MayParakila(perLesvosBirdingLog),LardiaValley(CvanderMaas);7MayIpsilou(J&F Cooper);8MayFaneromeni(EvanderWelle);9MayIpsilou2(G&TBartner);14MayIpsilou (MWustenhoff). AutumnTworecords:singlesSkalaKallonis25Sep(TSwann)andTsikniasRiver30Sep(TMorton, JAldridge). COMMONGRASSHOPPERWARBLERLocustellanaeviarPM OccasionallyrecordedAprMayandAugOct. Onerecord:1MetochiLake19Apr(MVanhoutte,LTeugels,LDemarest,SVanherck). RIVERWARBLERLocustellafluviatilissPM Smallnumbers,usuallyonlyheard,AprMayandocc.AugSep.Autumnpresenceconfirmedbyringing. Fiverecords(allsingles):PerasmaReservoir23Apr(P&VManning);Molivos8May(EvanderWelle, RIvens);KalloniSaltpans8May(BCottele);Kavaki11May(ASanders,ARiley,JvandeVries). SAVISWARBLERLocustellaluscinioidessPM OccasionalrecordAprMayandAugOct. Elevenrecords(singlesunlessstated):12MetochiLake1630Apr(MO);1PerasmaReservoir2326 Apr(MO);SkalaKallonisPool1416Apr(MVanhoutte,LTeugels,LDemarest,SVanherck)and2324 Apr(MO);1LowerTsikniasRiver1517Apr(MO);PotamiaValley21Apr(DFearn);UpperTsikniasRiver 22Apr(RThorpe,MHodgson);2AlmyropotamosRiver(Lisvorio)24Apr(TRobinson);Faneromeni25Apr (JBloorGriffithsetal);KalloniSaltpans26Apr(JPhillips,JObray);Christou(Kamares)River1May(GElton etal). ZITTINGCISTICOLA(FANTAILEDWARBLER)CisticolajuncidisrRB OccasionalrecordAprMayandAugOct. Upto3birds,inc.2malesonterritory,presentChristou(Kamares)River22Apr30May(MO);1maleon territoryDipiLarisos2129Apr(MO);1maleonterritoryAlykesWetlands25Apr3May(MO);1Skala KallonisPool29Apr(BEngelhart,OBihlmaier,SEhret);1PolichnitosSaltpans8May(SSkareas, FRehsteiner). Thoughttohavebeenlostasabreedingspecies,sothisisaremarkableseriesofrecordsfromseveral formerbreedingsitesofbirdsbackonterritory. EURASIANBLACKCAPSylviaatricapillacPM,rW OccursMarMayandAugOct. FirstwinterperiodRecordedfromSkalaPolichnitouintoMar,max.8on12Mar(TRobinson);1Tsiknias River25Feb(EGalinou). Spring14recordedfrommanysitesacrosstheislandto12May.Doublefigurecounts:10+MeladiaValley 19Apr(SPDudleyetal);10+SigriFields23Apr(DFearn);20Ipsilou1May(RSwift,KHall,KLoneshaw, SNorton). AutumnRecordedfrom17Sep:1SkalaKallonis17Sep(DRiley,AJackson);1PotamiaValley2Oct(M&S Snook);14PolichnitosSaltpans6Oct9Nov(TRobinson);8VourkosRiver16Nov(TRobinson). Secondwinterperiod1PolichnitosSaltpans28Novand3VourkosRiver11Dec(TRobinson).

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GARDENWARBLERSylviaborinsPM SmallnumbersAprMayandAugOct. SpringFiverecords(singlesunlessstated):SkalaKallonis15Apr(MVanhoutte,LTeugels,LDemarest, SVanherck);2AlmyropotamosRiver(Lisvorio)15Apr(TRobinson);Faneromeni28Apr(SPriestnall, ACooper);3PolichnitosSaltpans29Apr(JPhillips,JObray);2TsikniasRiver3May(BEngelhart, OBihlmaier,SEhret);SigriFields3May(RSwift,KHall,KLoneshaw,SNorton);15SigriFields4May (SPDudleyetal). AutumnFourrecords(allsingles):MetochiLake1Oct(TSwann)andatSkalaPolichnitou15,29&31Aug (TRobinson). BARREDWARBLERSylvianisoriasPM SmallnumbersoccurAprMayandAugSep.Occasionallyfoundonterritoryduringbreedingseason,butno confirmedbreedingrecords. Anexcellentyearwith25+records(singlesunlessstated):19AprSigriOldSanatorium2(SPDudleyet al);20AprMeladiaValley(J&EPackeretal);21AprFaneromeni(RThorpe,MHodgson);23Apr Platania(SPDudleyetal),SigriFields(IFordetal),Kavaki(BDeSchutter);24AprKavaki(SMaskelletal), 2Faneromeni(RThorpe,MHodgson),2MeladiaValley(SPDudleyetal);26AprPandeleimonasLakes (Eresos)(ELeahy);27Apr2NapiValley(AWinlott),KalloniSaltpans(RSwift,KHall,KLoneshaw,S Norton);28AprSkalaKallonis(JBloorGriffithsetal),4Faneromeni(SPriestnall,ACooper),2NorthCoast track(RSwift,KHall,KLoneshaw,SNorton),KalloniSaltpans(JPhillips,JObray);29Apr3SigriFields(J Leesetaletal),nrVatousa(SPDudleyetal);30Apr2Kavaki(SPriestnall,ACooper),5SigriFields(S Priestnall,ACooper),Makara(NGartshore,GHay),3FaneromeniFields(DBest,RMusgrove);1May Kavaki(GEltonetal);2MayNapiValley(ELeahy),Faneromeni(JLeesetaletal);3May2Faneromeni (DBest,BGibbs,CSawyer,RMusgrove);5MaySigriFields(JCarr,FCardon,P&SSolly);8May KonditsiaValley(BCottele). Autumn1PotamiaValley26Sep(TSwann). LESSERWHITETHROATSylviacurrucacsPM OccursAprMayandAugOct. Relativelyfewrecords.Recordedfromacrosstheisland11Apr8May,max.20+SigriFields30Apr(D&J Nurney,SChalmers),and5Sep7Nov. EASTERNORPHEANWARBLERSylviacrassirostrissMB,sPM OccursAprSepbreedingacrosstheisland.TheraceS.c.crassirostrisoccursonLesvos. Recordedfromacrosstheisland13Apr29Sep. COMMONWHITETHROATSylviacommunisrMB,cPM OccursonpassageAprMayandAugOct. Recordedfromacrosstheisland5Apr6Oct.Amassivepassageofbirdson19Aprwithhundredsseen aroundthefarwestoftheisland(SPDudleyetal). SPECTACLEDWARBLERSylviaconspicillataV*|1|1 OccursAprSep. Onerecord(acceptedbyHRC):anadultmaleSigriFields19Apr(SPDudleyetal). ThisisthefirstacceptedrecordforLesvosandoccurredduringamassivepassageofmigrants.Asecond recordofanadultmaleKonditsiaValley20ApriswithHRCandarrivedtolatetobecirculatedintimefor thisreport.

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SUBALPINEWARBLERSylviacantillanscMB OccursAprSep. Recordedfromacrosstheisland13Apr28Sep. SARDINIANWARBLERSylviamelanocephalasRB,rPM Breedingbirdsthinlydistributedalongcoastalareas(uptoc.5kminland)alongthenorth(e.g.inlandof PetraandMolivos),theeastcoast(betweenMandamadosandMytilini)andsoutheast(Vateraarea). PossibleimmigrationfromotherAegeanislandsand/orTurkey.Migrantscanoccuranywhere. Firstwinterperiod13PolichnitosSaltpansareato25Mar(TRobinson);alsoseenatKalloniSaltpans, TsikniasRiverandPaliaVigla(Polichnitos)(EGalinou,TRobinson). SpringBreedingbirdsrecordedfromTsekouria(Mytilinipeninsular)(7+prs),Kratigos(Mytilinipeninsular) (3+prs),Kavaki(3prs),AgiosFokas(3+prs),Haramida(2+prs),PolichnitosSaltpans(1pr),nrVouvaris Rivermouth(1pr)andKalloniRaptorWatchpoint(maleonterritory).Presumedmigrants:Almiropotamos River(Vatera)15Apr(TRobinson);VourkosRiver16Apr(TRobinson);PithariouReservoir24Apr (SWytema);Ipsilou2May(BEngelhart,OBihlmaier,SEhret);SigriOldSanatorium4May(RMusgrove); MeladiaValley11May(CNiemeyer). AutumnUpto6PolichnitosSaltpansfrom14Sep;1PaliaVigla,Polichnitos20Sep;4VourkosRiver16Nov; upto5AlmiropotamosRiver(Vatera)20Sep(allTRobinson). Secondwinterperiod13PolichnitosSaltpansthroughoutDec(TRobinson). RPPELLSWARBLERSylviarueppellirMB,rPM Alocalisedsummerbreeder.ThebestknownareaisthewellwatchedsiteatKavakibetweenPetraand Molivos.RecordsawayfromherereducingandindicativeofadecliningpopulationonLesvosand throughoutGreece. Recorded16Apr1Jun.Presumedmigrants:afem(withnotail)Ipsilou1May(JLeesetal,RThorpeetal) andamale(notonterritory)KalloniRaptorWatchpoint4May(BCottele). BreedingAttheKavakibreedingsite,3prspresent(MO).Theformerbreedingareasatthesouthernendof theMytilinipeninsularweresearchedontwodatesinAprilbutfailedtolocateanybirds(SPDudley). AtKavakipleaseviewonlyfromthemainroad,laybysorhillsidetrackonthesouthsideoftheroad.Please donotenterthescrubasthisonlyservestodisturbthisrarebreedingspecies. (COMMON)FIRECRESTRegulusignicapillaV*|1|? Onerecord(acceptedbyLBRC):amaleMeladia Valleychapel1720Apr(photo:DFearn, SPDudleyetal). Thisisthefirstrecordsince2007.
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GOLDCRESTRegulusregulusrW Smallnumbersinwinter. Onerecord:1Agiasos16Apr(MVanhoutte,LTeugels,LDemarest,SVanherck). EURASIANWRENTroglodytestroglodytessRB Smallnumbersbreedacrosstheisland. Firstwinterperiod12PolichnitosSaltpansthroughout;1TsikniasRiverthroughout. Spring/SummerBirdsonterritoryfromacrosstheislandinc.Agiasos,AgiasosSanatorium,Dimitrios,Kapi, LardiaValley,LiconaValley,Megalochori,Metochi,PerivolisMonastery,SkalochoriandSkoutaros. Autumn/Secondwinterperiod13PolichnitosSaltpansthroughout.AlsorecordedTsikniasRiver. EURASIANNUTHATCHSittaeuropaearRB Smallnumbersbreedacrosstheislandinoakareas. RecordedonlyfromIpsilouandnrAndissa. KRPERSNUTHATCHSittakrueperisRB Around600pairsbreedthroughoutthecentralandeasternpinewoodsfromsealeveluptoc.800m.The AchladeriForestsite(Kofinas)continuestobethemainonevisitedbybirders.Itwouldbegoodtohave morerecordsfromotherareassogooutandfindsomemore! ForamoredetailedstatusaccountseeABirdwatchingGuidetoLesvosorwww.lesvosbirding.com. AchladeriForest2prsbredattheusualKofinassite(roadsidepicnicareawithwhitebuilding)justnorthof AchladeriArmyCamp(MO). AgiasosSanatorium12seennrtheSanatoriuminMay(MO)inc.territorialbehaviour.Alsorecordedfrom AmbelikoValley,PanaghiaChapel,VasilikaandVouvarisRivermouth. WESTERNROCKNUTHATCHSittaneumayercRB Commonthroughoutmuchoftherockierareasoftheisland,particularlythewestandnorth.TheBirdsof GreecesuggeststhatLesvosbirdsareoftheraceS.n.zarudnyibutbirdsontheislandareveryvariableand manyexhibitfeaturesintermediatebetweenWesternandEasternRockNuthatchS.tephronata.Proving wheretheLesvosbirdsfallintherocknuthatchcomplexcouldproveafascinatingstudy. Reportedfrommanysitesacrossthecentre,northandwestoftheisland. SHORTTOEDTREECREEPERCerthiabrachydactylasRB Occursinpinewoodsanddeciduousforests.LesvosbirdsmaybeoftheAsiaMinorraceC.b.harterti(BoG). ReportedonlyfromAchladeriForestandAgiasosSanatorium. COMMONSTARLINGSturnusvulgariscW,OB OccursOctApr. JanMayRecordedfromPolichnitosSaltpans1Jan16MayfromAlmiropotamosRiver(Vatera),Alikoudi Pool,Faneromeni,KalloniSaltpans,Metochi,PolichnitosSaltpans,SigriandSkalaKallonis.Max.32 PolichnitosSaltpans2Jan(TRobinson). Breeding1prLimni(alongtheMetochitrackfromSkalaKallonisend)seentakingfoodintonesthole(S Maskelletal). OctDecRecordedfrom10OctfromPolichnitosSaltpans,max.449on16Dec(TRobinson).

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ROSECOLOUREDSTARLING(ROSYSTARLING)PastorroseussPM OccursMayJun. Allrecords:1TsikniasRiver13May(IHardy);12Lotzaria18May(B&GSlade);150nrAnaxos15May (EZwang);1AlmyropotamosRiver(Lisvorio)18May(TRobinson);43KalloniRaptorWatchpoint19May (HHill);15KalloniSaltpans19May(GVisser);severalsmallflocksKalloni20May(M&JCassidy); 1Lotzaria27May(KScovell);7PolichnitosSaltpans29May(TRobinson). RINGOUZELTurdustorquatusV*|1|4 Onerecord(acceptedbyLBRC):femIpsilou2328Apr(NHewitt,SWytemaetal). Lastrecordedin1999thisbirdprovedelusiveontheslopesofIpsiloubutwaseventuallyseenbymany. COMMONBLACKBIRDTurdusmerulacRB,cW Breedingnumbersincreasingandverycommoninwinter,withmanyshotinolivegroves. Recordedfromacrosstheislandthroughouttheyear. FIELDFARETurduspilarisrW OccursOctFeb. Onerecord:2PolichnitosSaltpans7Mar(TRobinson). REDWINGTurdusiliacusrW OccursOctFeb. Onerecord:1AgiaParaskevi15Mar(EGalinou). SONGTHRUSHTurdusphilomelosrRB,sW Commonandwidespreadinwinter,withmanyshotinolivegroves.Severalpairsbreed. FirstwinterperiodRecordedfromacrosstheislandto16Mar. SpringBirdsonterritoryattheusualAgiasosandMegalochoriValleysites. Autumn/secondwinterperiodRecordedfrom8Oct.Max.19PolichnitosSaltpans23Nov(TRobinson). MISTLETHRUSHTurdusviscivorusrRB Smallnumbersbreedacrosstheisland. RecordedfromtheAchladeriForest,AgiasosandPolichnitosSaltpans. EUROPEANROBINErithacusrubecularRB,cW OccurscommonlyacrosstheislandOctMar.AfewbreedingpairsnrMtOlympusandseverallargervalleys inthecentreandwest. FirstwinterperiodPresentupto27Mar. SpringBirdsonterritoryattheusualDimitriosandAgiasossites,plusonesiteinPotamiaValleyand anothersitenearRevma.Presumedmigrant:2VoulgarisRiver9May(MdeVries). Autumn/secondwinterperiodRecordedfrom7Oct. THRUSHNIGHTINGALELuscinialusciniasPM OccursinsmallnumbersAprMayandAugOct. SpringFourrecords(allsingles):Perasma16Apr(SPDudleyetal);KonditsiaValley20Apr(P&V Manning);MeladiaValley20Apr(MVanhoutte,LTeugels,LDemarest,SVanherck);SkalaKallonis21Apr (SPDudleyetal). AutumnOnerecord:1SkalaPolichnitou18Sep(TRobinson).

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COMMONNIGHTINGALELusciniamegarhynchoscMB,sPM OccursAprOct.Breedsacrosstheislandalongdryriverbedsandotherdry,densescrub. Recordedfromacrosstheislandfrom11Apr2Aug. WHITETHROATEDROBINIraniagutturalis V,OB*|3|8(9) Onlythreeacceptedrecordswithatleastafurther sevenknownrecordsneverbeensubmitted(inc. reportsofbreedingbirds). Threerecords:amaleIpsilou8May(photo:JHazell: HRC11inprep);afemMeladiaValley11May(I&S Hardy);andafemSigri13May(photo:W&E Kappes). Stillamajorandsoughtafterrarity.Thewestofthe islandcontinuestodominatetherecords.
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RUFOUSBUSHROBIN(RUFOUSTAILEDSCRUBROBIN)CercotrichasgalactotessMB,rPM OccursAprAug.Smallnumbersbreedinsuitabledry,scrubbyareas.Signsofadeclinesinceearly2000s. TheeasternformC.g.syriacusoccursonLesvos. SpringRecorded21Apr26Mayfromnumeroussitesinc.thefollowingbreedingsites:AlykesWetlands, Faneromeni,KalloniSaltpanswaterstation,coastalscrubnearKalloniSaltpans,MadarosandMeladia Valley.Presumedmigrant:1Kavaki24Apr(SMaskelletal). Veryfewrecordsreceivedawayfromseveralwellwatchedbirds.Therewereagainincidentsofbirdsbeing harassedbybirdersandphotographers.Pleaserespectthebirdanddonotharassandpushbirdsfrombush tobushwaitandwatch! BLACKREDSTARTPhoenicurusochrurossW OccursOctMar. FirstwinterperiodPresentto23Mar. Spring1SkalaKallonis15Apr(SPDudleyetal);1Madaros18Apr(BDeSchutter);1Ipsilou24Apr (BRoosma,SWytema);1Molivos7May(EvanderWelle). SecondwinterperiodPresentfrom1Oct,max.14on6Nov(TRobinson). COMMONREDSTARTPhoenicurusphoenicurussPM SmallnumbersoccurAprMayandSepOct. Relativelyfewrecordsreceived. SpringRecorded16Apr13May.Allrecords(singlesunlessstated):Metochi16Apr(DFearn);Molivos 16Apr(CDooms);MeladiaValley17Apr(DFearn);Ipsilou1718Apr(SPDudleyetal);MeladiaValley 19Apr(SPDudleyetal);4KonditsiaValley19Apr(MVanhoutte,LTeugels,LDemarest,SVanherck);upto 6Faneromeni1923Apr(BDeSchutter,DFearnetal);upto4Ipsilou2324Apr(JBloorGriffithsetal); AghiaIoannis24Apr(RSwift,KHall,KLoneshaw,SNorton);KonditsiaValley24Apr(RSwift,KHall, KLoneshaw,SNorton);Faneromeni25Apr(JBloorGriffithsetal);2Ipsilou25Apr(JBloorGriffithsetal);
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SigriFields26Apr(DFearn);MeladiaValley26Apr(BBuckleretal);SigriFields30Apr(D&JNurney, SChalmers);Andissa30Apr(GEltonetal);Ipsilou30Apr(GEltonetal);Ipsilou2May(BEngelhart, OBihlmaier,SEhret);Kavaki13May(MWustenhoff). AutumnSinglesPaliaVigla(Polichnitos)20Sep(TRobinson)andPotamiaValley28Oct(M&SSnook, TMorton,JAldridge). WHINCHATSaxicolarubetracPM OccursAprMayandAugOct. SpringRecordedfrommanysites15Apr14May.Max.60SigriFields4May(SPDudleyetal). AutumnRecordedfrommanysites20Aug28Oct.Max.7PolichnitosSaltpans10Sep(TRobinson). COMMONSTONECHATSaxicolarubicolasRB,sW Smallnumbersoccuracrosstheislandandrecordsindicateincreaseinnumbersinwinter. Recordedfromacrosstheislandthroughouttheyear. ISABELLINEWHEATEAROenantheisabellinarMB,rPM OccursAprSep.Smallnumbersbreedintherockywestoftheisland. Recorded14Apr25Sep. Spring/SummerSeenattheusualbreedingareasofIpsilou,PetrifiedForest,Sigri,MeladiaValleyand Mesotopos.AsinglemigrantseenAlykesWetlands1May(DBest,BGibbs,CSawyer,RMusgrove). AutumnSinglesTsikniasRiver24Sep(M&SSnook)andSkalaKallonis25Sep(M&SSnook). NORTHERNWHEATEAROenantheoenantherMB,sPM Smallnumbersbreedinthewest.PassagebirdsMarMayandAugOct. Recordedfromacrosstheisland19Feb22Oct. BreedingSigriOldSanatorium,Ipsilou,MeladiaValleyandMakara. (EASTERN)BLACKEAREDWHEATEAROenanthehispanicacMB CommonandwidespreadacrosstheislandMarSep.CorrectiontoABirdwatchingGuidetoLesvos,onlythe easternraceO.h.melanoleucaoccurs,withpalethroatedandblackthroatedformspresent. Recordedfromacrosstheisland23Mar19Sep. FINSCHSWHEATEAROenanthefinschiiV*|1|3 Onerecord(acceptedbyHRC):malenearIpsilou24Apr(SPDudley,P&RCroft,PStoppard)isonlythe thirdacceptedrecordforLesvosandthefourthrecordforGreece(HRC11inprep). Thereremainanumberofrecordsfromthe1980sand1990saboutwhichtheHRCwouldliketoreceive details. COMMONROCKTHRUSHMonticolasaxatilisrPM,OB|3|20(21) Threerecords:malePlatania15Apr(D&JRhodes);maleAchladeriForest22Apr(IFordetal);femnr Skoutaros6May(RdeSmet).

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CommonRockthrushMonticolasaxatalis,adultfemale,nrSkoutaros,May2011RaymonddeSmet BLUEROCKTHRUSHMonticolasolitariussRB Widespread,especiallyintherockywestoftheisland. Recordedfromacrosstheislandinc.thefollowingknownandpresumedbreedingsites:AghiaIoannis, Ipsilou,KalloniRaptorWatchpoint,Kavaki,LardiaValley,Madaros,NapiValley,PithariouReservoir, PotamiaValley,VourkosRiverandVouvarisRiver. SPOTTEDFLYCATCHERMuscicapastriatacPM,rMB Widespread,andofteninlargenumbers,AprMayandAugOct.Breedsinpinewoodsacrosstheisland. Recordedfromacrosstheisland15Apr21Oct. Breeding15AchladeriForest3Julweremadeupoflocalbreedingadultsandfledglings(DMPearce). EUROPEANPIEDFLYCATCHERFicedulahypoleucasPM

OccursAprMayandAugOct. SpringSmallnumbers15Apr12May,max.50SigriFields3May(RSwift,KHall,KLoneshaw,SNorton). A2CYmalewasseenprospectingnestholesinAchladeriForest20Apr(SPDudleyetal). COLLAREDFLYCATCHERFicedulaalbicolliscSP,rAP OccursAprMay.Onlytwoautumnrecords(oneSep,oneOct) SpringAnexceptionalyear.Recorded15Apr14Jun.Hugenumbersacrosstheisland1730Aprinc. doublefigurecountsatmanysites(MO). 2011willlongberememberedastheCollaredFlycatcherspring.Birdswereeverywhereacrosstheisland, withdozensencounteredatmanysites,particularlythroughoutthewestoftheisland.

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SemicollaredFlycatcherFicedulasemitorquata,adultmale,Ipsilou,April2011JamesPacker SEMICOLLAREDFLYCATCHERFicedulasemitorquatarPM OccursAprMay. Anexceptionalyearwithatleast33recordsofmorethan40individualsidentifiedduringthemassive passageofCollaredFlycatchersandotherpasserines15Apr12May:Ipsilouupto3birds1517Apr(J& EPackeretal),male&fem23Apr(JBloorGriffithsetal),male25Apr(JPhillips,JObray),fem7May(J&F Cooper),fem12May(RScoles);maleVouvarisRivermouth16Apr(FCackett);SigriandFaneromeniFields male&fem17Apr(SPDudleyetal),singlefems24Apr(SPDudleyetal),24May(JLeesetal,RThorpe etal);maleEfthalou17Apr(perLesvosBirdingLog);femMolivos17Apr(MVanhoutte,LTeugels, LDemarest,SVanherck);MeladiaValleymale&fem18Apr(AJordietal),male24Apr(KMullarney);male SkalaEresou18Apr(AJordietal);maleMetochiLake1820Apr(EKretzschmar,KMullarney);male PerasmaReservoir19Apr(CWatson,GHipkiss);KonditsiaValleymale1920Apr(MVanhoutte, LTeugels,LDemarest,SVanherck),male24Apr(QDupriez);NapiValleymale&fem19Apr(CWatson, GHipkiss),fem24Apr(JGlendinning,JBuxton);malePerasmaReservoir19Apr(CWatson,GHipkiss);fem

Dimitrios20Apr(SPDudleyetal);male&femLambouMill20Apr(SPDudleyetal);maleAchladeriForest 2023Apr(SPDudleyetal);femSkalaKallonis2123Apr(SPDudleyetal);femPotamiaValley21Apr (perLesvosBirdingLog);femPerivolisMonastery23Apr(JDellink);femPlatania23Apr(SPDudleyetal); Vergias(Chalandra)River23Apr(RThorpe,MHodgson);femPithariouReservoir24Apr(SWytema, BRoosma);femTsikniasRiver24Apr(BBuckleretal);femnrVatousa29Apr(SPDudleyetal);fem TsikniasRiver1May(JLeesetaletal). 2010additionalrecord:femMeladiaValley1May(JBuxton,JGlendinning).

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REDBREASTEDFLYCATCHERFicedulaparvarPM SinglesoccasionallyseenAprMayandAugSep. SpringFourrecords:1Mesa22Apr(JDellink);amaleIpsilou12May(RScoles);1MeladiaValleyChapel 11May(FStam);1nrChrousos12May(MdeVries). HOUSESPARROWPasserdomesticuscRB Widespreadandcommon. Presentacrosstheislandthroughouttheyear.Max.165PolichnitosSaltpans30Jun(TRobinson). ItalianSparrow(HouseSparrowP.domesticusxSpanishSparrowP.hispaniolensishybrid)Tworecords: singlesFaneromeni1May(PAubrey)andnrChrousos7May(GdeHoog). SPANISHSPARROWPasserhispaniolensissMB,sPM Smallnumbersbreedacrosstheisland.SeenonpassageAprMay.Mayoccuronpassageinautumnbut separationfromHouseSparrowdifficult. Seenacrosstheisland13Apr1Octinc.breedingatSkalaKallonis,KalloniSaltpansandFaneromeni.Max. count600+AlmiropotamosRiver(Vatera)16Apr(TRobinson)andmanyhundredsinmanysmallflocks headingnorththroughKavakionthesamedate(SPDudleyetal). ROCKSPARROWPetroniapetroniarRB Smallnumbersbreedintherockierwestoftheisland. BirdsseenattheusualbreedingsitesofnrEresos,Ipsilou,LardiaValley,PetrifiedForest,ViglanrIpsilou. DUNNOCKPrunellamodularissW OccursOctMar. Threerecords(allsingles):PolichnitosSaltpans7&20NovandVourkosRiver16Nov(allTRobinson). WESTERNYELLOWWAGTAILMotacillaflavasMB,cPM CommonandwidespreadonpassageMarMayandAugOct. ForalistofraceswhichoccuronLesvosseeABirdwatchingGuidetoLesvosorwww.lesvosbirding.com. M.f.flava,M.f.feldeggandM.f.thunbergiRecorded22Mar20Oct.Largestflock1000+reported Faneromeni26Apr(perSPDudley). M.f.cinereocapillaSinglesAlykesWetlands11Apr(MVanhoutte,LTeugels,LDemarest,SVanherck)and Faneromeni28Apr(SWytema,BRoosma). M.f.supercilliarisSinglesSkalaKallonis13Apr(MVanhoutte,LTeugels,LDemarest,SVanherck),Kalloni Saltpans24Apr(JPhillips,JObray)andFaneromeni12May(G&SHuijzers). BirdsshowingcharacteristicsoftheformdombrowskiSkalaKallonis11Apr(MVanhoutte,LTeugels, LDemarest,SVanherck)and21Apr(PAubrey),KalloniSaltpans24Apr(JPhillips,JObray). CITRINEWAGTAILMotacillacitreolarSP OccursmostyearsAprMay.Noconfirmedautumnrecords. Anaverageyearwith10recordstotaling13individuals17Apr5May:Faneromeni2CYmale1720Apr (SPDudleyetal),withafem19Apr(SPDudleyetal)withathirdbird20Apr(J&EPacker);4malesSigri Fields1920Apr(SPDudleyetal);12malesKalloniSaltpansonthegaragepool(oppositetheturn downthewestsideofthepans)2224Apr(JBloorGriffithsetal)andamale2May(D&JNurney, SChalmers);2CYmalePolichnitosSaltpans29Apr1May(SPriestnall,ACooperetal);TsikniasRiver 25Apr(BRoosma,SWytema),2CYmale12May(GEltonetal);1Sigri6May(MHoogtijling).

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GREYWAGTAILMotacillacinerearRB Smallnumbersbreed. BreedingpairspresentatDimitrios(SPDudleyetal)andLambouMill(SPDudleyetal).Otherrecords: 1SkalaVasilikon1Jan(TRobinson);1Mytilini25Feb(TRobinson);1SkalaKallonis11Apr(MVanhoutte, LTeugels,LDemarest,SVanherck);1Faneromeni24Apr(SPDudleyetal);1AchladeriForest7May (SVasileiadis,PPetrou,NTsiopelas,NProbonas);1Faneromeni12May(G&SHuijzers)and4Jun (ASchulster);1TsikniasRiver420Sep(JBogaarls,DRiley,AJackson);1PotamiaValley18Oct (TSwann,TMorton,JAldridge);1PolichnitosSaltpans1Nov(TRobinson). WHITEWAGTAILMotacillaalbarRB,sW,sPM OccursSepMay.Afewpairspossiblybreed. Presentthroughouttheyear.BreedingconfirmedfromPolichnitosSaltpans(TRobinson). TAWNYPIPITAnthuscampestrissPM,rMB? Occursinsmallnumbers,inc.occasionalbelievedbreeding,MarOct. SpringRecorded5Apr15May:MeladiaValleymax.15on20Apr(J&EPacker);PolichnitosSaltpans max.8on13Apr(TRobinson);Mesamax.5on20Apr(RThorpe,MHodgson);FaneromeniandSigriFields max.5on28Apr(BRoosma,SWytema);also14fromAlmyropotamosRiver(Lisvorio),AlykesWetlands, Christou(Kamares)River,KalloniSaltpans,SkalaKallonis,SkalaVasilikon,TsikniasRiver,Vateraand VourkosRiver. Autumn12PolichnitosSaltpans19Aug4Oct(TRobinson);2KalloniSaltpans27Aug(DDickson); 1Lotzaria17Sep(DRiley,AJackson).

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MEADOWPIPITAnthuspratensiscW OccursOctMar. FirstwinterperiodPresentto30Apr.Max.117PolichnitosSaltpans21Feb(TRobinson). SecondwinterperiodPresentfrom14Oct.Max.18PolichnitosSaltpans28Dec(TRobinson). TREEPIPITAnthustrivialissPM OccursMarMayandAugOct. SpringRecorded15Apr9Mayfrommanysites.Largercounts:10Vigla(nrIpsilou)21Apr(RThorpe, MHodgson);12NorthCoasttrack1May(GEltonetal);15Faneromeni2May(JLeesetaletal). Autumn1AlmyropotamosRiver11Sep(TRobinson);3Lotzaria2526Sep(M&SSnook). REDTHROATEDPIPITAnthuscervinussPM OccursAprMayandSepOct. SpringRecorded11Apr26May.Principalsitesinc.AlykesWetlands,Christou(Kamares)River, PolichnitosSaltpansandSkalaKallonis.Max.countsof20Faneromeni28Apr(BRoosma,SWytema)and 15AlykesWetlands26Apr(JBloorGriffithsetal). Autumn1Lotzaria26Sep(M&SSnook). WATERPIPITAnthusspinolettarW OccursOctApr. Spring1KalloniSaltpans(garagepool)2425Apr(PAubrey,JPhillips,JObrayetal). Autumn12PolichnitosSaltpans29Oct9Nov(TRobinson). CHAFFINCHFringillacoelebscRB Widespreadandcommon. Recordedfromacrosstheislandthroughouttheyear.Max.228PolichnitosSaltpans26Nov(TRobinson). EUROPEANSERINSerinusserinussRB,rPM Breedsinpinewoods.Nonbreedingandpassagebirdsoccurinotherhabitats(especiallycoastalareas). FirstwinterperiodRecordedPolichnitosSaltpans1Jan16Feb,max.163on3Jan(TRobinson). Spring/Summer3SkalaKallonis6Mar(EGalinou);1SkalaKallonis16Apr(S&JMaskell);2Dimitrios20 Apr(SPDudleyetal);3VouvarisRivermouth20Apr3May(SPDudleyetal);4PerasmaReservoir26 Apr(BRoosma,SWytema);1Koriani29Apr(SWytema);2KalloniRaptorWatchpoint30Apr(BEngelhart, OBihlmaier,SEhret);3Achladeri3May(BEngelhart,OBihlmaier,SEhret);1Ipsilou8May(BCottele);10 onterritoryMegalochoriValley12May(MWustenhoff). Autumn/WinterRecordedPolichnitosSaltpans12Oct31Dec,max.302on25Dec(TRobinson);also PaliaViglaandVourkosRiver. EUROPEANGREENFINCHChlorischloriscRB Widespreadandcommon. Recordedfromacrosstheislandthroughouttheyear.Max.count28PolichnitosSaltpans23Nov (TRobinson). EURASIANSISKINCarduelisspinusrW,rPM Widespreadandcommon. Threerecords:1AgiasosSanatorium23Apr(SWytema);1Mesa29Apr(RThorpe,MHodgson); 1PanaghiaChapel4Sep(JBogaarls).

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EUROPEANGOLDFINCHCardueliscardueliscRB Widespreadandcommon. Recordedfromacrosstheislandthroughouttheyear.Max.count41PolichnitosSaltpans19Oct (TRobinson). COMMONLINNETCardueliscannabinasRB Scarcebutwidespreadacrosstheisland. PresentthroughouttheyearandrecordedfromAghiaIoannis,Agra,Vigla(Ipsilou),Ipsilou(breeding), KalloniRaptorWatchpoint,KalloniSaltpans,Kavaki,MeladiaValley,Mesotopos,PerasmaReservoir, PolichnitosSaltpans,SigriandSkalaKallonisandVourkosRiver. HAWFINCHCoccothraustescoccothraustesrRB,rW ScarceOctApr.Severalpairsthoughttobreed. OnlyrecordedfromPolichnitosSaltpansasfollows:1on2Feb,6on6Mar,1on11Mar,2on 17Mar,7on18Mar,8on22Decand2on29Dec(allTRobinson). CORNBUNTINGEmberizacalandracRB Widespreadandcommon. Recordedfromacrosstheislandthroughouttheyear.PolichnitosSaltpansmax.firstwinterperiodcount 19on19Feb(TRobinson)andmax.secondwinterperiodcount203on22Oct(TRobinson). CINEREOUSBUNTINGEmberizacineraceasMB OccursApriltolateJuly(someintoAugust,butveryfewSeptemberrecords).Thisisanotherspecieswhich, attheEuropeanscale,isconfinedtoGreece.Thenominateyellowheadedwesternform(cineracea)occurs onLesvos.250pairsthoughttobepresent(totalGreekpopulationisc.300prs).OnLesvos,occurs throughoutthebarrenwestoftheisland.Hereitbreedsindry,rockyopenareaswithlowphrygana(low growing,softleavedshrubhabitat)andscatteredboulders. ForamoredetailsstatusaccountseeABirdwatchingGuidetoLesvosorwww.lesvosbirding.com. Recorded14Apr5SepfromtheusualbreedingareasofAghiaIoannis,Agra,Ipsilou(max.8singing males),KonditsiaValley,Meladiavalley,Mesotopos,PetrifiedForest,Sideras,SigriHills,Vigla(Ipsilou)and nrVatousa.Recordsfromnonbreedingareas:1SigriFields26Apr(DFearn). ORTOLANBUNTINGEmberizahortulanasPM SmallnumbersAprMayandAugSep. SpringAnexcellentyearwith41records(singlesunlessstated)15Apr6May:15AprSkalaKallonis (P&VManningetal);16AprAghiaIoannis(DFearn);17AprKavaki(KTaylor,DPearce),SigriFields (SPDudleyetal),5Molivos(MVanhoutte,LTeugels,LDemarest,SVanherck),5Filia(perLesvosBirding Log);18Apr3TsikniasRiver(SPDudleyetal),5MeladiaValley(AJordietal);19AprNapiValley (CWatson,GHipkiss),2KonditsiaValley(MVanhoutte,LTeugels,LDemarest,SVanherck);20AprAgios Fokas(CWatson,GHipkiss),2Mesa(RThorpe,MHodgson),3AmbelikoValley(CWatson,CHipkiss); 21Apr2Vigla(nrIpsilou)(RThorpe,MHodgson),2Faneromeni(RThorpe,MHodgson);22Apr2 PotamiaValley(JBloorGriffithsetal);23AprPlatania(SPDudleyetal),PerasmaReservoir(BDe Schutter),AchladeriForest(SWytema,BRoosma,JKimstra),TsikniasRiver(MHotting),2MeladiaValley (DFearn),3Vergias(Chalandra)River(RThorpe,MHodgson);24AprSigriOldSanatorium(JHotting), 2Vigla(nrIpsilou)(SPDudleyetal);25Apr2Sigri(JBloorGriffithsetal);26AprMeladiaValley (RSwift,KHall,KLoneshaw,SNorton),2Perasma(BRoosma,SWytema),AghiaIoannis(perLesvosBirding Log);27Apr2Mesa(SPriestnall,ACooper),TsikniasRiver(SMaskelletal);Christou(Kamares)River

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(D&JNurney,SChalmers);28Apr2PerasmaReservoir(RSwift,KHall,KLoneshaw,SNorton),4Meladia Valley(SWytema,BRoosma,JKimstra);30Apr2SigriFields(DBest,NGibbs,CSawyer,RMusgrove); 2MayPerasmaReservoir(D&JNurney,SChalmers),4Viglaarea(nrIpsilou)(BEngelhart,OBihlmaier, SEhret);3MayMeladiaValley(GEltonetal);6MayPetrifiedForest(GdeHoog),ParakilaMarsh (MWustenhoff). OrtolanBunting:numberofsitesandindividualbirdsrecordedperday15Apr6May2011


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CRETZSCHMARSBUNTINGEmberizacaesiacMB WidespreadandcommonacrossthenorthandwestoftheislandAprJul,withfewautumnrecords. Recordedfromacrosstheisland13Apr4Sep. CIRLBUNTINGEmberizacirluscRB Widespreadandcommon. Recordedfromacrosstheislandthroughouttheyear. BLACKHEADEDBUNTINGEmberizamelanocephalacMB WidespreadandcommonlateAprAug. Recordedfromacrosstheisland23Apr23Jul.Largerspringcountsinc.500+PolichnitosSaltpans11May (inc.singleflockof195birds)(TRobinson)and185SigriFields4May(Inc.singleflockof65)(SPDudleyet al). COMMONREEDBUNTINGEmberizaschoeniclusrW OccursNovMar. 12PolichnitosSaltpans1Jan11Marandupto5from4Nov.

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APPENDIX 1 DATES OF SUMMER AND PASSAGE MIGRANTS 2011 (AND 2010)


Firstandlastdatesofmigrantbreedersanddaterangesofspringandautumnpassagemigrants.2010datesgivenfor comparison. norecords (4)numberofrecordsiffewerthan10 Earliest/springdates 2011 2010 16Apr2May(8) 2Apr3May 5Apr4May 9Mar5May 14Apr9May 25Apr18May 26Mar 23Mar 3Apr14May 27Mar20May 3Mar29Apr(8) 15Apr5May 16Apr28May 8Apr21May 16Apr25May 2Apr18May 13Apr5Jun 3Apr4Jun 5Apr28May 2Apr10May 15Apr5May(3) 28Apr(1) 3Mar10May(6) 28Apr2May(2) 330Apr(2) 28Apr 24Apr 1Apr12May 10May* 25Mar 21Mar 2Mar21May 7Mar19May 11Apr7May 30Mar3May 16Apr20May 6Apr5May 22Apr7May 30Apr8May 21Apr7May(3) 23Apr9May 24Apr(1) 25Apr7May(3) 23Apr8May(5) 14Apr 2Apr 15Apr13May 18Apr17May 21Apr 20Apr 13Apr4Jun 24Apr4Jun 714May(2) 24Apr9May(2) 11Apr11May 4Apr13May 16Apr7May(3) 23Apr4May(1) 24Mar28Apr(4) 29Mar8May(3) 3Apr 31Mar 13Apr19May(8) 22Apr20May(4) 28Feb21May 2Apr31May 1Mar 4Mar 89May(1) 29Apr5May(4) 23Mar5May 15Mar13May 28Apr5May(1) 22Mar20Apr 26Mar10May 21Mar3May 30Mar9May 6Mar21May 29Mar18May 28Apr8May(5) 15Apr14May 18Apr15May(6) 22Apr18May 16Apr22May 15Apr11May 18Apr25May 3Apr20May Latest/autumndates 2011 2010 20Sep(1) 20Jul28Aug 22Jul27Sep 12Jul 10Nov 26Sep 19Aug 21Sep19Oct(4) 12Aug28Oct 2024Sep(2) 14Sep(1) 11Sep 22Sep(1) 30Oct21Nov 14Aug13Sep(4) 12Sep(1) 430Sep(1) 2Oct(1) 16Jul5Oct(3) seewinterbelow 21Sep5Oct(3) 1930Sep(3) 20Sep 26Sep 26Sep(1) 11Aug29Sep(7) 30Sep 17Oct 3Sep7Oct 11Sep3Nov(7) 29Aug6Oct(4) 10Aug18Sep 14Aug23Oct 1125Sep 1225Sep(2) 4Jul 13Sep 20Sep10Oct 15Aug5Oct(3) 4Oct 29Sep 21Sep11Oct 10Aug12Oct(5) 8Oct 2Oct 19Sep* 26Aug27Dec 21Aug9Dec 22Oct 12Oct 5Jul26Sep 30Aug8Sep(1) 10Aug7Oct(3) 14Aug2Oct(3) 24Aug12Oct(5) 12Aug16Sep(7) 11Jul22Oct 10Aug1Nov 24Aug10Sep 23Aug22Sep 11Sep* 10Aug3Oct(3) 1217Aug(2) 17jul8Sep 30Jul19Oct

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BroadbilledSandpiper Ruff CollaredPratincole LittleGull GullbilledTern CaspianTern LittleTern CommonTern WhiskeredTern WhitewingedTern BlackTern EuropeanTurtleDove GreatSpottedCuckoo CommonCuckoo EurasianScopsOwl EuropeanNightjar AlpineSwift CommonSwift PallidSwift Roller EuropeanBeeeater EurasianHoopoe EurasianWryneck RedbackedShrike LesserGreyShrike WoodchatShrike MaskedShrike EurasianGoldenOriole GreaterShorttoedLark SandMartin BarnSwallow CragMartin CommonHouseMartin RedrumpedSwallow WillowWarbler EasternBonellisWarbler WoodWarbler GreatReedWarbler SedgeWarbler EurasianReedWarbler MarshWarbler EasternOlivaceousWarbler OlivetreeWarbler IcterineWarbler CommonGrasshopperWarbler RiverWarbler SavisWarbler GardenWarbler BarredWarbler LesserWhitethroat

Earliest/springdates 211 210 312May(2) 316May(3) 5Mar17May 10Mar25May 15Apr24May 22Apr19May 2330Apr(2) 1Apr7May(4) 11Apr17May 27Mar19May 11Apr22May(3) 29Apr* 11Apr 15Apr 4Apr 2Apr 11Apr31May 20Apr22May 20Apr31May 22Apr9May 18Apr27May 27Apr20May(6) 16Apr 15Apr 10Apr18May(10) 29Mar18May(5) 16Apr4Jun 3Apr17May 14Mar 1Apr 25Apr 1May 17Mar 2Apr 26Mar 27Mar 16Apr15May 9Apr19May 29Apr18May 24Apr6May 12Apr 19Apr 27Mar 9Mar 16Apr1May(10) 3Apr(1) 26pr 15Apr 23Apr 19Apr 8Apr 24Mar 13Apr 30Mar 16Apr6Jun 19Apr22May 12Apr 26Mar 11Apr3Jun 6Apr18May 13Mar 9Mar 11Apr 21Mar 25feb 19Mar 3Apr 27Mar 13Mar4May 11Mar11May 18Apr9May 26Apr11May 16Apr14May 19Apr12May 15Apr 3Apr 9Apr10May 28Mar10May 11Apr13Jun 1Apr4Jun 27Apr21May95) 30Apr4Jun(6) 11Apr 17Apr 28Apr 1Apr 20Apr14May 29Apr13May 19Apr(1) 228Apr(2) 23Apr11May(5) 25Apr6May(5) 16Apr1May 3Apr3May(4) 15Apr4May(5) 312May(5) 19Apr8May 27Apr8May(4) 11Apr8May 16Mar10May

Latest/autumndates 211 210 2931Aug(1) 1214Aug(2) 12Aug22Oct 2Sep3Nov 317Nov(1) 27Sep1Oct(1) 15Aug7Sep(2) 7Jul9Aug(2 7Sep 31Aug 10Sep 1Sep 12Oct(1) 9Aug16Sep(3) 4Sep(1) 1127Sep(3) 13Aug27Sep(3) 1Oct 19Oct 5Oct(1) 17Aug17Sep(2) 2Jul 5Aug 2Sep 29Aug 11Sep 17Aug 13Sep 2022Aug(2) 1Sep1Oct(1) 1217Sep(1) 18Sep 26Sep 17Sep 26Sep 821Sep(2) 7Nov 4Nov 2Oct 20Sep 19Sep 11Sep 2Sep 1Oct(2) 27Aug4Sep(2) 13Sep(1) 6Jul 10Jul 11Sep4Oct 24Aug29Sep 12Oct 20Nov 1Oct 2Oct 8Sep 17Sep 9Sep 16Sep 7Aug23Oct 9Aug4Nov 27Jun 16Sep 30Sep(1) 30Sep(1) 20Sep 12Aug 25Sep 15Aug 1Oct(1) 17Sep5Oct(2) 26Sep(1) 5Sep7Nov 25Jul5Oct

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EasternOrpheanWarbler CommonWhitethroat SubalpineWarbler RuppellsWarbler RosecolouredStarling ThrushNightingale CommonNightingale RufousBushrobin CommonRedstart Whinchat IsabellineWheatear NorthernWheatear BlackearedWheatear CommonRockthrush SpottedFlycatcher EuropeanPiedFlycatcher CollaredFlycatcher SemicollaredFlycatcher RedbreastedFlycatcher SpanishSparrow WesternYellowWagtail CitrineWagtail TawnyPipit TreePipit RedthroatedPipit CinereousBunting OrtolanBunting CretzschmarsBunting BlackheadedBunting

Earliest/springdates 211 210 13Apr 1Apr 5Apr 3Apr 13Apr 2Apr 16Apr1Jun 2Apr31May 1329May 27Apr23May 1621Apr 28Apr(1) 11Apr 2Apr 21Apr26May 25Apr6Jun 16Apr13May 24Apr7May 15Apr14May 2Apr13May 14Apr 20Mar 19Feb 8Mar 23Mar 23Mar 15Apr6May(3) 25Apr1May(3) 15Apr 23Apr 15Apr12May 17Apr12May 15Apr14Jun 4Apr4Jun 16Apr12May 29Apr6May(4) 22Apr14May(3) 29Apr2May(3) 13Apr 2Apr 22Mar 15Mar 17Apr5May 18Apr14May 5Apr15May 21Mar22May 15Apr9May 31Mar12May 11Apr26May 3Apr2Jun 14Apr 1Apr 15Apr6May 21Apr11May 13Apr 2Apr 23Apr 19Apr

Latest/autumndates 211 210 29Sep 29Sep 6Oct 5Oct 28Sep 3Oct 16Aug(1)

2Aug 20Sep8Oct(2) 20Aug28Oct 25Sep 22Oct 19Sep 21Oct 1Oct 20Oct 19Aug17Sep 1126Sep(3) 26Sep(1) 5Sep 4Sep 4Sep

13Sep 1526Sep(3) 20Aug6Oct 13Sep 24Sep 15Sep 10Oct 13Sep(1) 23Oct(1) 2Nov 28Oct 828Sep 14Sep(1) 17Aug 15Sep(1) 26Aug 18Jul

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APPENDIX 2 DATES OF WINTER MIGRANTS 2011 (AND 2010)


Latestandearliestdatesofwintermigrantsanddetailsofsummerandpassagemigrantsfoundwintering.2010dates givenforcomparison. norecords (4)numberofrecordsiffewerthan10 Latest/latewinterdates 2011 2010 2Mar 8Apr 17Mar 12Apr 30Apr 4May 25Mar 8May 22Mar 2May 4May 6Mar 20May 15May 7Apr 10Mar 29Apr 1Jan(1) 3Jan(from2010) 8May 21Apr 15Apr 10Apr 28Apr 29Apr 9May 19May 4May 10May 7Jun 11May 14May 8May 9May 12May 7May 11May 29May 24May 6May 11May 11May 20May 1May 1May 13Apr 7May 16Apr(1) 4May 12May 7Mar(1) 20feb 15Mar(1) 7May 13May 30Apr 13Apr 2425Apr(1) 29Jan(1) 11Mar 20Mar Earliest/earlywinterdates 2011 2010 15Aug 23Aug 30Oct 18Aug 3Nov 22Aug 21Dec 25Nov 3Nov 3Oct 2Dec 9Nov(1) 23Oct31Dec 5Nov 13Nov 18Oct 20Sep 25Sep 24Sep 20Sep 7Sep 10Aug 10Aug 27Jun 27Jun 6Jul 12Aug 28Jun 29Jun 17Jul 15Jul 15Aug 10Aug 8Jun 3Jul 3Sep 5Aug 9Nov 27Oct 31Oct(1) 7Oct 16Sep 1Oct 22Oct 14Oct 21Oct 29Oct 26Oct(1) 4Nov 19Nov

CommonTeal EurasianWigeon NorthernShoveler NorthernPintail RedbreastedMerganser BlackthroatedDiver GreatCrestedGrebe BlackNeckedGrebe EurasianBittern PygmyCormorant DalmatianPelican HenHarrier Merlin WaterRail GreyPlover CommonSnipe EurasianCurlew CommonGreenshank GreenSandpiper CommonSandpiper LittleStint Dunlin BlackheadedGull CommonKingfisher EurasianSkylark Goldcrest CommonChiffchaff Fieldfare Redwing BlackRedstart MeadowPipit WaterPipit CommonReedBunting

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APPENDIX 3 BIRDS RINGED ON LESVOS IN 2011 LesvosresidentTerryRobinsonisalicensedringerandoperatesseveralringingsitesinthePolichnitos area.Hereisalistofspeciesandtotalnumbersofbirdsheringedduring2011.Ifyoushouldfindanyringed birdsonLesvosthenyoucanreportthemviatheEuringwebsite (http://blx1.bto.org/euring/main/index.jsp). KentishPlover YellowleggedGull EurasianCollaredDove EurasianHoopoe MiddleSpottedWoodpecker RedbackedShrike MaskedShrike EurasianJay EuropeanBlueTit GreatTit EasternOlivaceousWarbler LesserWhitethroat CommonWhitethroat SubalpineWarbler SardinianWarbler GardenWarbler Blackcap CommonChiffchaff WillowWarbler EuropeanWren CommonStarling CommonBlackbird SongThrush EuropeanRobin ThrushNightingale BlackRedstart CommonRedstart SpottedFlycatcher CollaredFlycatcher HouseSparrow Dunnock TreePipit CommonChaffinch EuropeanSerin EuropeanGreenfinch EuropeanGoldfinch Totals retrap 1 9 26 1 2 2 1 2 21 1 6 1 3 76 pulli 3 38 5 10 56 juv 1 1 2 1 1 4 8 2 2 4 6 7 20 3 2 1 5 1 21 1 ad Total 3 38 1 1 3 5 2 3 43 65 2 10 20 20 20 3 142 8 7 3 2 21 3 143 1 4 1 10 1 107 1 1 35 1 19 83 832

1 5 1 2 34 47 8 16 14 13 3 122 5 5 2 2 16 2 122 1 3 1 10

1 68 39 1 1 5 30 1 7 12 75 8 592 184

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APPENDIX 4 UNPROVEN RECORDS Theadjudicatingcommitteeisgiveninparenthesesaftereachrecord. 2011 CaucasianChiffchaffPhylloscopus(collybita)lorenzii1Konditsiavalley1May(HRC) 2010 SteppeBuzzardButeobuteovulpinus2nrParakila3Mayand1KalloniRaptorWatchpoint4May (LBRC/HRC). 2006 BlackwingedPratincoleGlareolanordmanni2PolichnitosSaltpans28Apr(HRC) BlackwingedPratincoleGlareolanordmanni10PolichnitosSaltpans29Apr(HRC) LesserShorttoedLarkCalandrellarufescens2PolichnitosSaltpans27Apr(HRC) 2002 OrientalPratincoleGlareolamaldivarum1KalloniSaltpans6May(HRC) 2000 UpchersWarblerHippolaislanguida1betweenEfthalouandSkalaSikaminias(NorthCoasttrack)10May (HRC) BlackstartCercomelamelanura1MeladiaValley5May(HRC) FinschsWheatearOenanthefinschii1MeladiaValley8May(HRC) APPENDIX 5 RECORDS PENDING Theadjudicatingcommitteeisgiveninparenthesesaftereachrecord. 2011 CaspianReedWarblerAcrocephalusscirpaceusfuscus1TsikniasRiver28Apr(HRC) SpectacledWarblerSylviaconspicillatafuscus1KonditsiaValley20Apr(HRC) APPENDIX 6 OTHER NOTABLE WILDLIFE Manyofusenjoymuchmorethanbirds.HerearejustafewofthenonavianwildlifehighlightsIwas informedaboutfor2011. MAMMALS

BottlenosedDolphinTursiopstruncatus 3GulfofKalloni19Sep(MTaylor).

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MediterraneanMonkSealMonachusmonachus 1SkalaEresou3May(GEltonetal). Thisisacriticallyendangeredspecieswithapopulationofaround400animalsinGreekandTurkishwaters.

APPENDIX 7 THE LESVOS BIRD LIST Thenumberofspeciesrecordednowstandsat321.Belowisthefulllistwithstatuscodes(seepage9). Numbersinsquarebracketsindicatethenumberofrecordsto31December2011ofvagrantsandsome rarepassagemigrants.AllvagrantsrequiredetailstobesubmittedtotheLesvosBirdsRecordsCommittee. ChukarPartridge CommonQuail CommonPheasant GreylagGoose GreaterWhitefrontedGoose RedbreastedGoose MuteSwan BewicksSwan(TundraSwan) WhooperSwan CommonShelduck RuddyShelduck Gadwall EurasianWigeon Mallard NorthernShoveler NorthernPintail Garganey EurasianTeal CommonPochard FerruginousDuck TuftedDuck GreaterScaup CommonGoldeneye Smew RedbreastedMerganser WhiteheadedDuck BlackthroatedDiver(Loon) ScopolisShearwater(CorysShearwater) YelkouanShearwater LittleGrebe RedneckedGrebe GreatCrestedGrebe BlackneckedGrebe GreaterFlamingo BlackStork WhiteStork GlossyIbis EurasianSpoonbill EurasianBittern LittleBittern BlackcrownedNightheron SquaccoHeron WesternCattleEgret GreyHeron Alectorischukar Coturnixcoturnix Phasianuscolchicus Anseranser Anseralbifrons Brantaruficollis Cygnusolor Cygnuscolumbianus Cygnuscygnus Tadornatadorna Tadornaferruginea Anasstrepera Anaspenelope Anasplatyrhynchos Anasclypeata Anasacuta Anasquerquedula Anascrecca Aythyaferina Aythyanyroca Aythyafuligula Aythyamarila Bucephalaclangula Mergellusalbellus Mergusserrator Oxyuraleucocephala Gaviaarctica Calonectrisdiomedeadiomedea Puffinusyelkouan Tachybaptusruficollis Podicepsgrisegena Podicepscristatus Podicepsnigricollis Phoenicopterusruber Ciconianigra Ciconiaciconia Plegadisfalcinellus Platalealeucorodia Botaurusstellaris Ixobrychusminutus Nycticoraxnycticorax Ardeolaralloides Bubulcusibis Ardeacinerea sRB sPM,OB? rIB V[1] rW V[2] rW V[1] V[5] rRB,sPM rRB,sPM V[4] sW rRB,sW sW sW sSP,rAP sW,sPM V[8] V[14] V[3] V[1] V[2] V[1] sW V[1] sW sPM,rMB? sRB sRB,sW V[3+] cW sW sR,OB,rPM sRB,sPM sMB,sPM sSP,rAP sPM rW,rPM sSM,rAP sPM sSP,rAP V[7+] sW,sPM

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PurpleHeron GreatWhiteEgret(GreatEgret) LittleEgret GreatWhitePelican DalmatianPelican PygmyCormorant EuropeanShag GreatCormorant WesternOsprey EuropeanHoneybuzzard RedKite BlackKite WhitetailedEagle EgyptianVulture GriffonVulture Shorttoed(Snake)Eagle WesternMarshHarrier HenHarrier PallidHarrier MontagusHarrier LevantSparrowhawk EurasianSparrowhawk NorthernGoshawk CommonBuzzard LongleggedBuzzard LesserSpottedEagle GreaterSpottedEagle SteppeEagle EasternImperialEagle GoldenEagle BonellisEagle BootedEagle LesserKestrel CommonKestrel RedfootedFalcon EleonorasFalcon Merlin EurasianHobby LannerFalcon SakerFalcon PeregrineFalcon WaterRail CornCrake LittleCrake BaillonsCrake SpottedCrake CommonMoorhen EurasianCoot CommonCrane EurasianStonecurlew EurasianOystercatcher BlackwingedStilt PiedAvocet NorthernLapwing SpurwingedPlover(Lapwing) SociablePlover(Lapwing) WhitetailedPlover(Lapwing)

Ardeapurpurea Ardeaalba Egrettagarzetta Pelecanusonocrotalus Pelecanuscrispus Microcarbopygmeus Phalacrocoraxaristotelis Phalacrocoraxcarbosinensis Pandionhaliaetus Pernisapivorus Milvusmilvus Milvusmigrans Haliaeetusalbicilla Neophronpercnopterus Gypsfulvus Circaetusgallicus Circusaeruginosus Circuscyaneus Circusmacrourus Circuspygargus Accipiterbrevipes Accipiternisus Accipitergentilis Buteobuteo Buteorufinus Aquilapomarina Aquilaclanga Aquilanipalensis Aquilaheliaca Aquilachrysaetos Hieraaetusfasciatus Hieraaetuspennatus Falconaumanni Falcotinnunculus Falcovespertinus Falcoeleonorae Falcocolumbarius Falcosubbuteo Falcobiarmicus Falcocherrug Falcoperegrinus Rallusaquaticus Crexcrex Porzanaparva Porzanapusilla Porzanaporzana Gallinulachloropus Fulicaatra Grusgrus Burhinusoedicnemus Haematopusostralegus Himantopushimantopus Recurvirostraavocetta Vanellusvanellus Hoplopterusspinosus Vanellusgregaria Vanellusxxx

sPM rR,sPM sPM,rW rPM rPM,rW rW sRB cW rPM rMB,sPM V[2] sPM V[6] V[11] V[14+] sMB,sPM sPM,rW sW,sPM sPM sPM sPM,rMB? rRB,sW,sPM rRB,rPM sRB,sW,sPM sRB,sPM rPM V[5+] V[2] V[14] V[19] rRB? rPM sMB,sPM sRB sPM sPM,rMB? rW,ePM sPM,rMB? rPM V[2] sRB,sW rRB,sW,rPM V[17] sSP,rAP rPM[20] sSP,rAP sRB,sW rRB,sW V[9+] sMB,sPM rW,rPM sRB,sPM rR,OB,sPM sW sPM V[1] V[1]

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EuropeanGoldenPlover GreyPlover CommonRingedPlover LittleRingedPlover KentishPlover CaspianPlover EurasianDotterel EurasianWoodcock JackSnipe GreatSnipe CommonSnipe BlacktailedGodwit BartailedGodwit Whimbrel EurasianCurlew SpottedRedshank CommonRedshank MarshSandpiper CommonGreenshank GreenSandpiper WoodSandpiper TerekSandpiper CommonSandpiper RuddyTurnstone RedKnot Sanderling LittleStint TemmincksStint PectoralSandpiper CurlewSandpiper Dunlin BroadbilledSandpiper Ruff RedneckedPhalarope GreyPhalarope(RedPhalarope) CollaredPratincole BlackwingedPratincole SlenderbilledGull BlackheadedGull LittleGull AudouinsGull MediterraneanGull CommonGull(MewGull) YellowleggedGull LesserBlackbackedGull GullbilledTern CaspianTern LesserCrestedTern SandwichTern LittleTern CommonTern ArcticTern WhiskeredTern Whitewinged(Black)Tern BlackTern ArcticSkua(ParasiticJeagar) RockDove

Pluvialisapricaria Pluvialissquatarola Charadriushiaticula Charadriusdubius Charadriusalexandrius Charadriusasiaticus Charadriusmorinellus Scolopaxrusticola Limnocryptesminimus Gallinagomedia Gallinagogallinago Limosalimosa Limosalapponica Numeniusphaeopus Numeniusarquata Tringaerythropus Tringatotanus Tringastagnatilis Tringanebularia Tringaochropus Tringaglareola Xenuscinereus Actitishypoleucos Arenariainterpres Calidriscanutus Calidrisalba Calidrisminuta Calidristemminckii Calidrismelanotos Calidrisferruginea CalidrisalpinasW, Limicolafalcinellus Philomachuspugnax Phalaropuslobatus Phalaropusfulicarius Glareolapratincola Glareolanordmanni Chroicocephalusgenei Chroicocephalusridibundus Hydrocoloeusminutus Ichthyaetusaudouinii Ichthyaetusmelanocephalus Laruscanus Larusmichahellis Larusfuscus Gelochelidonnilotica Hydroprognecaspia Thalasseusbengalensis Thalasseussandvicensis Sternulaalbifrons Sternahirundo Sternaparadisaea Chlidoniashybrida Chlidoniasleucopterus Chlidoniasniger Stercorariusparasticus Columbalivia

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StockDove CommonWoodPigeon EuropeanTurtleDove EurasianCollaredDove LaughingDove GreatSpottedCuckoo CommonCuckoo WesternBarnOwl EurasianScopsOwl EurasianEagleOwl TawnyOwl LittleOwl LongearedOwl ShortearedOwl EuropeanNightjar AlpineSwift CommonSwift PallidSwift LittleSwift EuropeanRoller WhitethroatedKingfisher CommonKingfisher BluecheekedBeeeater EuropeanBeeeater EuraisanHoopoe EurasianWryneck MiddleSpottedWoodpecker RedbackedShrike LesserGreyShrike GreatGreyShrike SteppeGreyShrike WoodchatShrike MaskedShrike EurasianGoldenOriole EurasianJay BlackbilledMagpie SpottedNutcracker RedbilledChough WesternJackdaw Rook HoodedCrow NorthernRaven BohemianWaxwing SombreTit CoalTit GreatTit EuroepanBlueTit EurasianPendulineTit BeardedTit(BeardedReedling) CalandraLark GreaterShorttoedLark LesserShorttoedLark CrestedLark Woodlark EurasianSkylark SandMartin BarnSwallow

Columbaoenas Columbapalumbus Streptopeliaturtur Streptopeliadecaocto Spilopeliasenegalensis Clamatorglandarius Cuculuscanorus Tytoalba Otusscops Bubobubo Strixaluco Athenenoctua Asiootus Asioflammeus Caprimulguseuropaeus Tachymarptismelba Apusapus Apuspallidus Apusaffinis Coraciasgarrulus Halcyonsmyrnensis Alcedoatthis Meropspersicus Meropsapiaster Upupaepops Jynxtorquilla Dendrocopusmedius Laniuscollurio Laniusminor Laniusexcubitor Laniuspallidirostris Laniussenator Laniusnubicus Oriolusoriolus Garrulusglandularis Picapica Nucifragacaryocatactes Pyrrhocoraxpyrrhocorax Coloeusmondula Corvusfrugilegus Corvuscornix Corvuscorax Bombycillagarrulus Paruslugubris Periparusater Parusmajor Cyanistescaeruleus Remizpendulinus Panurusbiarmicus Melanocoryphacalandra Calandrellabrachydactyla Calandrellarufescens Galeridacristata Lullulaarborea Aluadaarvensis Ripariariparia Hirundorustica

V[5] rRB,sW cMB,cPM cRB V[1] sPM,OB sPM sRB sMB rRB rRB cRB rRB rW sMB,rPM cPM,rMB? cMB,cPM sPM V[1] sPM V[1] sW,OB V[5] sMB,cPM cMB,cPM rPM cRB sMB,cPM sMB,sPM V[11+] V[1] cMB,cPM sMB,rPM cPM cRB V[4] V[1] V[2] sRB V[7] cRB sRB V[1] sRB rRB cRB cRB rMB V[2] V[14] rMB,sPM V[1] cRB sRB sW sPM cMB,cPM

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CragMartin CommonHouseMartin RedrumpedSwallow CettisWarbler LongtailedTit WillowWarbler CommonChiffchaff EasternBonellisWarbler WoodWarbler YellowbrowedWarbler GreatReedWarbler MoustachedWarbler SedgeWarbler EurasianReedWarbler MarshWarbler EasternOlivaceousWarbler OlivetreeWarbler IcterineWarbler CommonGrasshopperWarbler RiverWarbler SavisWarbler FantailedWarbler(ZittingCisticola) EurasianBlackcap GardenWarbler BarredWarbler LesserWhitethroat EasternOrpheanWarbler CommonWhitethroat SpectacledWarbler SubalpineWarbler SardinianWarbler RppellsWarbler CommonFirecrest Goldcrest EurasianWren EurasianNuthatch KrpersNuthatch WesternRockNuthatch ShorttoedTreecreeper CommonStarling RosecolouredStarling RingOuzel CommonBlackbird Fieldfare Redwing SongThrush MistleThrush EuropeanRobin Bluethroat ThrushNightingale CommonNightingale WhitethroatedRobin RufousBushrobin(RufoustailedScrubRobin) BlackRedstart CommonRedstart Whinchat CommonStonechat

Ptyonoprognerupestris Delichonurbicum Cecropisdaurica Cettiacetti Aegithaloscaudatus Phylloscopustrochilus Phylloscopuscollybita Phylloscopusorientalis Phylloscopussibilatrix Phylloscopusinornatus Acrocephalusarundinaceus Acrocephalusmelanopogon Acrocephalusschoenobaenus Acrocephalusscirpaceus Acrocephaluspalustris Hippolaispallida Hippolaisolivetorum Hippolaisicterina Locustellanaevia Locustellafluviatilis Locustellaluscinioides Cisticolajuncidis Sylviaatricapilla Sylviaborin Sylvianisoria Sylviacurruca Sylviacrassirostris Sylviacommunis Sylviaxxx Sylviacantillans Sylviamelanocephala Sylviarueppelli Regulusignicapilla Regulusregulus Troglodytestroglodytes Sittaeuropaea Sittakrueperi Sittaneumayer Certhiabrachydactyla Sturnusvulgaris Pastorroseus Turdustorquatus Turdusmerula Turduspilaris Turdusiliacus Turdusphilomelos Turdusviscivorus Erithacusrubecula Lusciniasvecica Luscinialuscinia Lusciniamegarhynchos Iraniagutturalis Erythropygiagalactotes Phoenicurusochruros Phoenicurusphoenicurus Saxicolarubetra Saxicolarubicola

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IsabellineWheatear NorthernWheatear PiedWheatear EasternBlackearedWheatear FinschsWheatear CommonRockthrush BlueRockthrush SpottedFlycatcher EuropeanPiedFlycatcher CollaredFlycatcher SemicollaredFlycatcher RedbreastedFlycatcher WhitethroatedDipper HouseSparrow SpanishSparrow EurasianTreeSparrow RockSparrow Dunnock WesternYellowWagtail BlackheadedWagtail BlueheadedWagtail GreyheadedWagtail 'Romanian'YellowWagtail 'Russian'YellowWagtail 'Italian'YellowWagtail Syke'sYellowWagtail YellowheadedWagtail CitrineWagtail GreyWagtail WhiteWagtail TawnyPipit MeadowPipit TreePipit RedthroatedPipit WaterPipit CommonChaffinch Brambling RedfrontedSerin EuropeanSerin EuropeanGreenfinch EurasianSiskin EuropeanGoldfinch CommonLinnet CommonRosefinch CommonCrossbill(RedCrossbill) EurasianBullfinch Hawfinch CornBunting Yellowhammer RockBunting CinereousBunting OrtolanBunting CretzschmarsBunting CirlBunting LittleBunting BlackheadedBunting CommonReedBunting

Oenantheisabellina Oenantheoenanthe Oenanthepleschanka Oenanthehispanica Oenanthefinschii Monticolasaxatilis Monticolasolitarius Muscicapastriata Ficedulahypoleuca Ficedulaalbicollis Ficedulasemitorquata Ficedulaparva Cincluscinclusaquaticus Passerdomesticus Passerhispaniolensis Passermontanus Petroniapetronia Prunellamodularis Motacillaflava M.f.feldegg M.f.flava M.f.thunbregi M.f.'dombrowski' M.f.superciliarias M.f.cinerocipilla M.f.beema M.f.lutea Motacillacitreola Motacillacinerea Motacillaalba Anthuscampestris Anthuspratensis Anthustrivialis Anthuscervinus Anthusspinoletta Fringillacoelebs Fringillamontifringilla Serinuspusillus Serinusserinus Chlorischloris Carduelisspinus Cardueliscarduelis Cardueliscannabina Carpodacuserythrinus Loxiacurvirostra Pyrrhulapyrrhula Coccothraustescoccothraustes Emberizacalandra Emberizacitrinella Emberizacia Emberizacineracea Emberizahortulana Emberizacaesia Emberizacirlus Emberizapusilla Emberizamelanocephala Emberizaschoeniclus

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APPENDIX 8 THE LESVOS DRAGONFLY LIST TaxonomyandnomenclaturefollowsAFieldGuidetotheDragonfliesofBritainandEuropebyKlaasDouwe Dijkstra&RichardLewington. BandedDemoiselle Calopteryxsplendensmingrelica BeautifulDemoiselle Calopteryxvirgofestiva Odalisque Epallagefatime RobustSpreadwing Lestesdryas MigrantSpreadwing Lestesbarbarus SmallSpreadwing Lestesvirens DarkSpreadwing Lestesmacrostigma EasternWillowSpreadwing Lestesparvidens CommonWinterDamselfly Sympecmafusca CommonBluetail Ischnuraelegans SmallBluetail Ischnurapumilio CommonBluet Enallagmacyathigerum DaintyBluet Coenagrionscitulum SmallRedDamsel Ceriagriontenellum SmallRedeye Erythrommaviridulum BlueRedeye Erythrommalindenii BlueFeatherlegs Platycnemispennipes MigrantHawker Aeshnamixta BlueeyedHawker Aeshnaaffinis GreeneyedHawker Aeshnaisoscelesantehumeralis BlueEmperor Anaximperator LesserEmperor Anaxparthenope VagrantEmperor Anaxephippiger HairyHawker Brachytronpratense EasternSpectre Caliaeschnamicrostigma TurkishClubtail Gomphusschneiderii SmallPincertail Onychogomphusforcipatusalbistibalis TurkishGoldenring Cordulegasterpicta BlueeyedGoldenring Cordulegasterinsignis YellowspottedEmerald Somotochloraflavomaculata BroadbodiedChaser Libelluladepressa BlueChaser Libellulafulva BlacktailedSkimmer Orthetrumcancellatum SouthernSkimmer Orthetrumbrunneum EpauletSkimmer Orthetrumchrysostigma KeeledSkimmer Orthetrumcoerulescensanceps/O.ramburii SmallSkimmer Orthetrumtaeniolatum RedveinedDarter Sympetrumfonscolombii RuddyDarter Sympetrumsanguineum CommonDarter Sympetrumstriolatum SouthernDarter Sympetrummeridionale BroadScarlet Crocothemiserythraea VioletDropwing Trithemisannulata BlackPennant Selysiothemisnigra

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APPENDIX 9 THE LESVOS BUTTERFLY LIST I'veworkedwithLazarosPamperis(authorofTheButterfliesofGreece)andtogetherwehavedrawnupthe followinglitofspeciesforLesvos ScarceSwallowtail Iphiclidespodalirius Swallowtail Papiliomachaon SouthernSwallowtail Papilioalexanor EasternFestoon Allancastriacerisy FalsoApollo Archonapollinus BlackveinedWhite Aporiacrataegi LargeWhite Pierisbrassicae SmallWhite Pierisrapae GreenveinedWhite Pierisnapi BalkanGreenveinedWhite Pierisbalcana Krueper'sSmallWhite Pieriskrueperi EasternBathWhite Pontiaedusa EasternDappledWhite Euchloeausonia OrangeTip Anthochariscardamines CloudedYellow Coliascrocea PowderedBrimstone Gonepteryxfarinosa Cleopatra Gonepteryxcleopatra WoodWhite Leptideasinapis PlainTiger Danauschrysippus NettletreeButterfly Libytheaceltis PurpleHairstreak Neozephyrusquercus SloeHairstreak Satyriumacaciae IlexHairstreak Satyriumilicis BluespotHairstreak Satyriumspini GreenHairstreak Callophrysrubi SmallCopper Lycaenaphlaeas PurpleshotCopper Lycaenaalciphron LongtailedBlue Lampidesboeticus Lang'sShorttailedBlue Leptodespirithous HollyBlue Celastrinaargiolus GreenundersideBlue Glaucopsychealexis EasternBatonBlue Pseudophilotesvicrama BrownArgus Ariciaagestis Amanda'sBlue Polyommatusamanda CommonBlue Polyommatusicarus TwotailedPasha Charaxesjasius SouthernWhiteAdmiral Limenitisreducta LargeTortoiseshell Nymphalispolychloros CamberwellBeauty Nymphalisantiopa RedAdmiral Vanessaatalanta PaintedLady Vanessacardui Comma Polygoniacalbum SouthernComma Polygoniaegea Cardinal Argynnispandora SilverwashedFritillary Argynnispaphia QueenofSpainFritillary Issorialathonia KnapweedFritillary Melitaeaphoebe AegeanFritillary* Melitaeatelona SpottedFritillary Melitaeadidyma LesserSpottedFritillary Melitaeatrivia BalkanMarbledWhite Melanargialarissa EasternRockGrayling Hipparchiasyriaca

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Grecian(Southern)Grayling* AegeanGrayling PersianGrayling Freyer'sGrayling WhitebandedGrayling GreatBandedGrayling PersianMeadowBrown* TurkishMeadowBrown* OrientalMeadowBrown Gatekeeper SmallHeath SpeckledWood WallBrown LargeWallBrown LatticeBrown GrizzledSkipper OrbedRedunderwingSkipper MallowSkipper OrientalMarbledSkipper InkySkipper LulworthSkipper SmallSkipper LevantineSkipper MediterraneanSkipper MilletSkipper

Hipparchiasenthes Hipparchiamersina Hipparchiapellucida Hipparchiafatua Pseudochazaraanthelea Brintesiacirce Maniolatelmessia Maniolamegala Hyponephelelupina Pyroniatithonus Coenonymphapamphilus Parargeaegeria Lasiommatamegera Lasiommatamaera Kiriniaroxelana Pyrgusmalvae Spialiaorbifer Carcharodusalceae Carcharodusorientalis Erynnismarloyi Thymelicusacteon Thymelicussylvestris Thymelicushyrax Gegenesnostrodamus Pelopidasthrax

*NopopularEnglishnamesoIhavegiventhemanEnglishnamebasedoneitherexistingotherlanguagename(e.g.AegeanFritillary takenfromtheFrenchname)ordistribution. ThefollowingspecieshavebeenreportedfromLesvosbutremainunconfirmed.Ifyouhaveanyimageofanyofthesespeciesplease sendtoLesvosBirding. SouthernFestoon Zerynthiapolyxena SouthernSmallWhite Pierismannii SmallBathWhite Pontiachloridice Berger'sCloudedYellow Coliasalfacariensis Brimstone Gonepteryxrhamni ScarceCopper Lycaenavirgaureae GrecianCopper Lycaenaottomanus SootyCopper Lycaenatityrus LesserFieryCopper Lycaenathersamon LittleBlue Cupidominimus OsirusBlue Cupidoosiris IolasBlue Iolanaiolas Ripart'sAnomalousBlue Polyommatusripartii Meleager'sBlue Polyommatusdaphnis Chapman'sBlue Polyommatusthersites Peacock Inachisio SmallTortoiseshell Aglaisurticae NiobeFritillary Argynnisniobe MarbledWhite Melanargiagalathea WoodlandGrayling Hipparchiafagi TreeGrayling Hipparchiastatilinus MeadowBrown Maniolajurtina DuskyMeadowBrown Hyponephelelycaon Oburther'sGrizledSkipper Pyrgusarmoricanus OliveSkipper Pyrgusserratulae FalseMarbledSkipper Carcharodusstauderi EssexSkipper Thymelicuslineola

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