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.
A really enjoyable day's birding dominated by the arrival of good numbers of black and white flycatchers, final totals for the day were 144 Pied and 65 Collared Flycatchers. Birds were visibly moving north during the first half of the day, presumably as they looked for suitable feeding habitat. There was also a continuing passage of Harriers with 11 Marsh, 7 Pallid and 2 Montagu's. A Lanner Falcon that went north ar 07.30 was an addition to the headland bird list.