The new DVD Finding Birds in Northern Greece shows you how fabulous the birding is at many sites in northern Greece, from lake Prespa near the Albanian border, to the Evros delta near the Turkish border.
It features the best birds of places such as Lake Kerkini, Porto Lagos, Dadia forest, the Nestos and Axios deltas and several mountain sites. For the first time on any European filming trip Dave filmed over 100 species, giving you an idea of just how exceptional northern Greece is.
Learn about the sites – find out what it's really like to go birding in 19 sites; get an idea of what birds you might see and how close you could get to them.
Enjoy the birds – sit back and enjoy footage of over 100 species, with some of the best birds featured several times, all filmed using high-definition digital video cameras.
Helpful tips – find out more about the sites and their birds, including hints on how to find difficult species such as Rock Partridge, Spur-winged Plover and Masked Shrike and how to locate birds such as Olive-tree Warbler, Semi-collared Flycatcher, Rock Thrush, Eastern Orphean Warbler, Eastern Bonelli’s Warbler and Barred Warbler by their songs or calls.
This DVD has been produced in conjunction with a book of the same title so it’s easy to find out all you need about every site in the film.
The DVD is ideal for showing you each place and its birds and the book is perfect for giving you lots more information, including detailed maps, in a portable format – together they make the complete guide.
Total running time: 87 minutes
Northern Greece is undoubtedly one of the best birdwatching areas in Europe.
Dave Gosney writes: ‘‘When I revisited northern Greece in 2014 I was reminded just how exceptional it is for birding. Nearby western Turkey may have some extra, more exotic species such as Green Warbler and Brown Fish Owl, but the birding in Greece is much more enjoyable because of the far greater numbers of raptors, warblers, buntings, shrikes and, especially, waterbirds. The fact that I filmed over 100 species on one 3 week trip (compared with 60-80 at every other European area I’ve visited so far) gives you an idea just how exceptional this area is.”
Compared to other publications covering the same area, this one:
Provides the most useful maps - so you can easily find your way to the best bits of wetland, mountain or woodland
Includes GPS co-ordinates to help you find the right turnings, parking spaces or viewing points
Highlights the best areas only - and summarises the key attraction in the first paragraph so you can easily decide whether to read on or bother to visit the site
Has a map on the inside cover which serves as an index so you can easily find any site in the book
Is light and portable (and cheap)
Is updated via a free APP, giving details of what other birders have found at these sites
Is complemented by a DVD showing you exactly what it’s like to go birding in many of these sites