Welcome to the Cape Tenaro Birder Blog, recording observations of migrant birds and other wildlife at the southern most tip of the Greek mainland.
With limited tree and scrub cover Cape Tenaro is a really great place to observe bird migration. In spring it is the first land fall for migrants arriving from North Africa after a 400km crossing of the Mediterraean Sea; while in the autumn the long, narrow peninsula of the Mani funnels migrant birds moving south.
On our way to Cape Tenaro today we spent an enjoyable morning birding in the Evrota Delta. There were plenty of common migrants including 2,500 Swallow, 300 flava wagtails, 60 Wood Sand Piper and 28 Ruff. There was also an impressive flock of 180 migrant Glossy Ibis (one of the key features of the Natura 2000 site), a solitary Whiskered Tern , 2 Cattle Egrets and at least 3 pairs of Peduline Tits.
Glossy Ibis in the Evrota Delta, 22 April 2017, part of a flock of 180 birds