Crete Birding

                                     Species seen from the house

                                                        162 SPECIES 

 
 
 
 

Mute Swan

Whooper Swan 

Shelduck
Red-breasted Merganser
Chukar
Quail
Little Grebe
Great Crested Grebe
Cory's ( Scopoli's ) Shearwater
Yelkouan Shearwater
Shag
Cormorant
Night Heron
Squacco Heron

Little Egret

Great Egret 

Grey Heron
Purple Heron
White Stork
Black Stork
Glossy ibis
Flamingo
Bearded Vulture
Griffon Vulture
Black Vulture
Egyptian Vulture
Osprey
Golden Eagle
Eastern Imperial Eagle
Lesser Spotted Eagle
Spotted Eagle
Steppe Eagle
Short-toed Eagle
Booted Eagle
Bonelli's Eagle
Red Kite
Black kite
Marsh Harrier
Hen Harrier
Montagu's Harrier
Pallid Harrier
Long-legged Buzzard
Steppe Buzzard
Common Buzzard
Honey Buzzard
Sparrowhawk
Goshawk
Kestrel
Lesser Kestrel
Red-footed Falcon
Hobby
Eleonora's Falcon

Peregrine Falcon 

Little Crake

Crane

Stone Curlew 

Collared Pratincole
Little Ringed Plover
Greater Sand Plover
Grey Plover
Golden Plover

Lapwing

Curlew  Sandpiper

Common Sandpiper
Greenshank
Woodcock
Ruff
Black-headed Gull
Mediterranean Gull
Yellow-legged Gull
Audouin's Gull

Sandwich Tern

Gull-billed Tern 

Rock Dove
Collared Dove
Turtle Dove
Cuckoo
Great Spotted Cuckoo
Tawny Owl
Short-eared Owl
Barn Owl
Little owl
Scops Owl
Nightjar
Swift
Pallid swift
Alpine Swift
Hoopoe
Kingfisher
Bee-eater
Blue-cheeked Bee-eater
Roller
Wryneck
Skylark
Crested Lark
Woodlark
Sand Martin
Crag Martin
Barn Swallow
Red-rumped Swallow

House Martin

Meadow pipit 

Tree Pipit
White Wagtail
Yellow Wagtail
Grey Wagtail
Robin
Nightingale
Thrush Nightingale
Wheatear
Isabelline Wheatear

Black-eared Wheatear

Pied or Cyprus Wheatear     (Awaiting confirmation on which from HOS rarities committee )

Whinchat
Stonechat
Song Thrush
Blackbird
Blue Rock Thrush
Rock Thrush
Garden Warbler
Blackcap

Whitethroat

Lesser Whitethroat 

Sardinian Warbler
Ruppell's Warbler
Subalpine Warbler

Cetti's Warbler

Reed Warbler 

Icterine Warbler
Olivaceous Warbler
Willlow Warbler
Wood Warbler
Chiffchaff
Wren

Spotted Flycatcher                         Red-breasted flycatcher 

Pied Flycactcher
Semicollared Flycatcher
Collared Flycatcher
Great Tit

Blue Tit

Penduline Tit 

Lesser Grey Shrike
Red -backed Shrike

Woodchat Shrike

Masked shrike 

Jackdaw
Chough
Hooded Crow
Raven
Starling
Golden Oriole
Italian Sparrow
Spanish Sparrow
Chaffinch
Brambling
Linnet
Goldfinch
Greenfinch
Serin

Ortolan

Cirl Bunting 

Corn bunting
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mute Swan
Shelduck
Red-breasted Merganser
Chukar
Quail
Little Grebe
Great Crested Grebe
Cory's ( Scopoli's ) Shearwater
Yelkouan Shearwater
Shag
Cormorant
Night Heron
Squacco Heron
Little Egret
Grey Heron
Purple Heron
White Stork
Black Stork
Glossy ibis
Flamingo
Lammergeier
Griffon Vulture
Black Vulture
Egyptian Vulture
Osprey
Golden Eagle
Eatern Imperial Eagle
Lesser Spotted Eagle
Spotted Eagle
Steppe Eagle
Short-toed Eagle
Booted Eagle
Bonelli's Eagle
Red Kite
Black kite
Marsh Harrier
Hen Harrier
Montagu's Harrier
Pallid Harrier
Long-legged Buzzard
Steppe Buzzard
Common Buzzard
Honey Buzzard
Sparrowhawk
Goshawk
Kestrel
Lesser Kestrel
Red-footed Falcon
Hobby
Eleonora's Falcon
Peregrine Falcon
Crane
Collared Pratincole
Little Ringed Plover
Greater Sand Plover
Grey Plover
Golden Plover
Lapwing
Common Sandpiper
Greenshank
Woodcock
Ruff
Black-headed Gull
Mediterraean Gull
Yellow-legged Gull
Audouin's Gull
Sandwich Tern
Rock Dove
Collared Dove
Turtle Dove
Cuckoo
Great Spotted Cuckoo
Tawny Owl
Barn Owl
Little owl
Scops Owl
Nightjar
Swift
Pallid swift
Alpine Swift
Hoopoe
Kingfisher
Bee-eater
Roller
Wryneck
Skylark
Crested Lark
Woodlark
Sand Martin
Crag Martin
Barn Swallow
Red-rumped Swallow
House Martin
Tree Pipit
White Wagtail
Yellow Wagtail
Robin
Nightingale
Thrush Nightingale
Wheatear
Isabelline Wheatear
Black-eared Wheatear
Whinchat
Stonechat
Song Thrush
Blackbird
Blue Rock Thrush
Rock Thrush
Garden Warbler
Blackcap
Whitethroat
Sardinian Warbler
Ruppell's Warbler
Subalpine Warbler
Cetti's Warbler
Icterine Warbler
Olivaceous Warbler
Willlow Warbler
Wood Warbler
Chiffchaff
Wren
Spotted Flycatcher
Pied Flycactcher
Semicollared Flycatcher
Collared Flycatcher
Great Tit
Blue Tit
Lesser Grey Shrike
Red -backed Shrike
Woodchat Shrike
Jackdaw
Chough
Hooded Crow
Raven
Starling
Golden Oriole
Italian Sparrow
Spanish Sparrow
Chaffinch
Brambling
Linnet
Goldfinch
Greenfinch
Serin
Ortolan
Corn bunting