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Wildlife holidays in Lesbos

Tell me about Lesbos …

Lesbos lies in the Aegean Sea, just a few kilometres from the coast of Turkey.

Third largest of the Greek islands, it has a rugged mountainous interior and a magnificent coastline which has largely escaped the ravages of mass tourism.

A major source of revenue for the island is the production of high quality olive oil.

Our Lesbos specialist recommends...

"Our ‘Lesbos’ tour is a relaxing 8-day birdwatching holiday to this beautiful Greek island. This is one of the best places in Europe to see the spring migrants. It is definitely a worthy short-haul destination."

Dan Free
Operations Manager

 

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Skala Kallonis Hotel, one of the possible hotels used on this tripSkala Kallonis harbourSkala Kallonis harbourPoppy fieldKallonia salt pansSkala Kallonis Hotel, one of the possible hotels used on this tripSkala Kallonis harbourSkala Kallonis harbourPoppy fieldKallonia salt pansGarganey (Colin Wibberley)Crested Lark (Karen Meyer)Squacco Herons (Colin Wibberley)Wood Sandpipers (Colin Wibberley)Ruppell's Warbler (Peter Spillett)

What’s special about the wildlife?

The island is perfectly situated as a stopover for migrant birds heading north from Africa, and there are few better places in Europe to observe the ebb and flow of spring migration. Lesbos also boasts an impressive list of breeding bird species.

Naturetrek Tour to Lesbos

We offer a 10-day bird watching holiday to this beautiful Greek island, regarded by many as one of the best places in Europe to observe spring migration.

What birds might I see?

  • We’ll inspect pools, marshes and saltpans around Skalla Kallonis for passage migrants such as herons, waders & terns
  • Kruper’s Nuthatch & Cinereous Bunting are two of the rarer breeding birds we’ll look for
  • Black-winged Stilts, Collared Pratincoles, Long-legged Buzzard & Masked Shrikes are a few of the species we may find
  • We’ll also hope to add some vagrants, many of Central Asian origin, to our lists: Lanner, Spur-winged Plover, Great Snipe & Citrine Wagtail have been seen in recent years

WHAT YOU'VE BEEN SAYING ABOUT OUR Lesbos HOLIDAYS

B.M.
Cumbria
Lesbos

The quality of the leaders was outstanding and enabled us to see virtually all the birds we’d hoped for. Lesbos is clearly underdeveloped as a tourist destination but this is a definite plus on a birdwatching holiday. The group worked well together and with the leaders as on previous trips we have had with Naturetrek. Entirely what we have come to expect.

P.C.
Leicestershire
Lesbos

An excellent holiday overall, with a wide range of species, interesting habitats, good catering arrangements, and all at a relaxed pace. But what made it really special was our leader: Chris Murphy is not just very good/excellent but really exceptional in terms of all the key leadership qualities - good local knowledge, ability to find and identify species, skilful/quick use of telescope, caring and communication, and very good company, as well as constant enthusiasm. A truly enjoyable experience and well worth waiting for!

M.M.
Cambridgeshire
Lesbos

Good range of habitat and birds. Chris Murphy worked hard to ensure everyone’s wish list was fulfilled and helped me (as the groups least experienced birder) to identify the different Warblers and Buntings. Picnic lunches were excellent and varied.