Birding enthusiasts head to Greece to experience its rich avifauna that numbers nearly 450 species. The favourites are Dalmatian and Great White Pelicans, Greater Flamingo, Pygmy Cormorant, Masked Shrike, Spur-winged Plover, Ruppell’s Warbler and Cretzschmar’s Bunting. Popular birdwatching locations include Kerkini Lake, Mikri Prespa, Dadia forest and Evros Delta. The coastal areas of northeast Greece and especially the islands of Crete and Lesvos are also great to see extreme bird diversity.
One can go birdwatching any time of year but springtime between April until mid-June is known as the most vibrant period when Greece sees the greatest number of migratory birds.