image004.jpg   The wetland National Park Lagoons Messolonghi Aitolikou, lower reaches of the estuary of Evinos and Acheloos and Echinades islands, is one of the largest in the Mediterranean and one of the most important protected by the RAMSAR Convention our country. It is located at the westernmost tip of mainland Greece.





image002.jpg  From ornithological terms

   A key ornithological biotope of Greece, included in the Ramsar Convention covers an area of ​​250,000 acres. It is a complex network of wetlands created by the Acheloos and Evinos rivers and dominated by the Messolonghi lagoons and Etoliko. There are extensive areas of salt, ammoloridon, ilypedon residues and riparian forests along the main flow of the river. There are also rocky hills scattered among the lagoons with Mount Arakinthos are very important areas for birds of prey.

   Important for breeding, passage and wintering waterbirds and raptors. Park counted winter from 8.000 to 23.000 from 40.000 to 80.000 waterbirds and waders. Recording have, at various times of year 290 bird species

   Three of globally threatened species such as the Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus), the Black Vulture (Aeygypius monachus) and kestrel (Falco naumanni) nesting or occurring in the area.

Rare visitors

Black heron (Egrettaardesiaca) 2012

Erythrolaimos Falaropodas (Phalaropus lobatus) 2014

breeding birds

Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus)

Avoketes (Recurvirostra avosetta)

Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus)

Oystercatcher (Haematopus straelegus)

Thalassosfyrichtis (Charadrius alexandrinus)

Kokkinoskelis (Tringa totanus)

Nerochelidona (Glareola pratincola),

Kalamokanades (Himantopus himantopus)

Asimoglaros (Larus cachinans)

Nanoglarono (Sterna albifrons)

Tern (Sterna hirundo)

Geloglarono (Gelochelidon nilotica)

Plover (Charadrius dubius)

Eurasian Stone-Curlew (Buerhinus oedicnemus)

Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)

Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)

Purple heron (Ardea purpurea)

Bittern (Ixobrychus minutus)

Bittern (Ardeola ralloides)

Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)

Xalkokotes (Plegadis falcinellus)

White Stork (Ciconia-Ciconia)

Wintering species

Thalassosfyrichtis (Charadrius alexandrinus)

Greater Sand Plover (Charadrius leschenaultii)

Lapwing (Pluvialis squatarola)

Kokkinoskalidra (Calidris canutus)

Dunlin (Calidris alpina)

Curlew Sandpipers (Calidris ferruginea)

Nanoskalidra (Calidris minuta)

Aktitis (Actitis hypoleucos)

Coot (Fulica atra)

Kirkiri (Anas creca)

Wigeon (Anas penelope)

Kynigopapia (Aythia ferina)

Mallard (Anas platyrynchos)

Varvara (Tadorna tadorna)

Red kite (Milvus milvus)

Tsiftides (Milvus migrans)

Bonelli's Eagle (Hieraaetus fasciatus)

Krafgaetos (Aquila pomarina)

Thalassoaetos (Haliaetus albicilla)

Xrysaetos (Aquila chrysaetos)

Basilaetos (Aquila heliaca)

Pontikovarvakina (Buteo buteo)

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus),

Brachokirkinezo (Falco tinnunculus)

Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis)

Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nis)

INFORMATION Head of Alternative Tourism Law and bird-watching. Noulas 6936615842


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