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."David Phillips
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
The guides (Chris and Martin) were excellent and made the holiday. The birds seen were spectacular – either outstanding views of birds we might see in the UK or completely new species. We were lucky with our group which worked well together overall. We are already exchanging photos.
The guides were willing to adapt to the interests of the group – quite a number of us were very interested in botany, as well as birds and so we were able to enjoy this as well.
Chris Murphy made this holiday. He is a fantastic leader with all the skills and qualities I enjoy from a leader.
Chris' enthusiasm was infectious and his eagerness to explore unknown areas allowed plenty of time out of the van to see what we could find. A lovely relaxed paced trip on the beautiful island of Lesbos. Chris catered for the needs of everybody and allowed plenty of time in the field for us to put the 'work' in ourselves and explore the various areas which I very much appreciated.