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Birdwatching in Corfu

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Bird Watching

So far more than 157 species of birds have been counted in Corfu. Spring is the best time for ornithologists but throughout the year you will not be disappointed with the number and variety of birds to be seen, both native and migratory.

The best places to find a concentration of different species are the wetlands and sea water lagoons - close to the airport, at Korission in the south of the island and Agios Spiridon to the north - and on Mount Pantocrator.

Below is a list of birds spotted in Corfu.

Alpine Accentor

Eurasian Chiffchaff

Hazel Grouse

Red-rumped Swallow

Alpine Swift

Eurasian Collared-Dove

Hedge Accentor

Red-throated Loon

Arctic Loon

Eurasian Crag-Martin

Horned Lark


Audouin's Gull

Eurasian Curlew

House Sparrow

Ring Ouzel

Barn Owl

Eurasian Eagle-Owl

Imperial Eagle

Rock Dove

Barn Swallow

Eurasian Golden-Oriole

Isabelline Wheatear

Rock Sparrow

Bearded Parrotbill

Eurasian Green Woodpecker

Jack Snipe


Black Kite

Eurasian Griffon

Kentish Plover

Ruddy Shelduck

Black Redstart

Eurasian Hobby


Rueppell's Warbler

Black Stork

Eurasian Hoopoe

Lanner Falcon

Rufous-tailed Rock-Thrush

Black Tern

Eurasian Jackdaw

Lesser Grey Shrike

Rufous-tailed Scrub-Robin

Black Woodpecker

Eurasian Jay

Lesser Kestrel

Sand Martin

Black-billed Magpie

Eurasian Nightjar

Lesser Scaup



Eurasian Oystercatcher

Lesser Spotted Eagle

Sandwich Tern

Black-crowned Night-Heron

Eurasian Penduline-Tit

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker

Sardinian Warbler

Black-eared Wheatear

Eurasian Reed-Warbler

Lesser White-fronted Goose

Savi's Warbler

Black-headed Gull

Eurasian Sparrowhawk

Lesser Whitethroat

Sedge Warbler

Black-necked Grebe

Eurasian Spoonbill

Levant Sparrowhawk

Semicollared Flycatcher

Black-tailed Godwit

Eurasian Thick-knee

Little Bittern

Short-eared Owl

Blue Rock-Thrush

Eurasian Tree Sparrow

Little Egret

Short-toed Snake-Eagle

Bonelli's Eagle

Eurasian Tree-Creeper

Little Grebe

Short-toed Tree-Creeper

Booted Eagle

Eurasian Wigeon

Little Gull

Sky Lark

Boreal Owl

Eurasian Woodcock

Little Owl

Slender-billed Gull


Eurasian Wryneck

Little Ringed Plover


Calandra Lark

European Bee-eater

Little Stint

Sombre Tit

Caspian Tern

European Blue Tit

Little Tern

Song Thrush

Cetti's Warbler

European Golden-Plover

Long-eared Owl

Spanish Sparrow


European Robin

Long-legged Buzzard

Spotted Flycatcher

Cinereous Vulture

European Roller

Long-tailed Tit

Spotted Redshank

Coal Tit

European Shag


Spur-winged Lapwing

Collared Pratincole

European Storm-Petrel

Marsh Tit

Squacco Heron

Common Buzzard

European Turtle-Dove

Marsh Warbler

Stock Pigeon

Common Coot

Ferruginous Pochard

Meadow Pipit

Subalpine Warbler

Common Cuckoo


Mediterranean Gull

Syrian Woodpecker

Common Goldeneye


Mediterranean Shearwater

Tawny Owl

Common Greenshank



Tawny Pipit

Common Gull

Garden Warbler

Middle Spotted Woodpecker

Temminck's Stint

Common Kingfisher


Mistle Thrush

Tree Pipit

Common Moorhen

Glossy Ibis

Moustached Warbler

Tufted Duck

Common Nightingale


Mute Swan


Common Pheasant

Golden Eagle

Northern Goshawk

Water Pipit

Common Pochard

Great Bittern

Northern Harrier

Water Rail

Common Quail

Great Cormorant

Northern House-Martin

Western Bonelli's Warbler

Common Raven

Great Crested Grebe

Northern Lapwing

Western Marsh-Harrier

Common Redshank

Great Egret

Northern Pintail

Western Rock-Nuthatch

Common Redstart

Great Reed-Warbler

Northern Shoveler


Common Scops-Owl

Great Spotted Cuckoo

Northern Shrike

Whiskered Tern

Common Shelduck

Great Spotted Woodpecker

Northern Wheatear

White Stork

Common Snipe

Great Tit

Olivaceous Warbler

White Wagtail

Common Starling

Great White Pelican

Olive-tree Warbler

White-backed Woodpecker

Common Stonechat

Greater Short-toed Lark

Orphean Warbler

White-headed Duck

Common Swift

Greater Spotted Eagle

Pallid Harrier

White-tailed Eagle

Common Teal

Greater White-fronted Goose

Pallid Swift

White-throated Dipper

Common Tern

Greater Whitethroat

Peregrine Falcon

White-throated Silverbill

Common Wood-Pigeon

Green Sandpiper

Pied Avocet

Whooper Swan

Corn Crake

Grey Heron

Purple Heron

Willow Tit

Crested Lark

Grey Partridge

Pygmy Cormorant

Winter Wren

Crested Tit

Grey Plover

Red Kite

Wood Lark

Dalmatian Pelican

Grey Wagtail

Red-backed Shrike

Wood Nuthatch


Grey-faced Woodpecker

Red-billed Chough

Wood Warbler

Egyptian Vulture

Greylag Goose

Red-breasted Goose

Woodchat Shrike

Eleonora's Falcon

Gull-billed Tern

Red-crested Pochard

Yellow Wagtail

Eurasian Blackbird


Red-necked Grebe

Yellow-billed Chough

Yellow-legged Gull

Zitting Cisticola




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