Birding at Manna House

This winter we hosted some bird watching enthusiasts who went down to the delta and up to the mountains and saw 103 different varieties of bird in less than a week!

black tail godwit

The black tailed godwit is on the watch list

Mallard, Gadwall, Little Grebe, Teal, Great Crested Grebe, Black -necked Grebe, Cormorant, Cattle Egret, Little Egret, Great White Egret, Grey Heron, Purple Heron, Greater Flamingo, Glossy Ibis, Marsh Harrier, Kestrel, Coot, Moorhen, Ringed Plover, Kentish Plover, Grey Plover, Golden Plover, Lapwing, Knot, Turnstone, Dunlin, Curlew Sandpiper, Little Stint, Common Sandpiper, Redshank, Greenshank, Curlew, Snipe, Black-headed Gull, Herring Gull, Yellow-legged Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Whiskered Tern, Collared Dove, Crested Lark, White Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, Black Redstart, Savi’s Warbler, Zitting Cisticola, Reed Warbler, Magpie, Starling, House Sparrow, Tree Sparrow, Linnet, Goldfinch, Great Tit, Robin, Blue Tit, Common Crow, Chaffinch, Wigeon, Red-crested Pochard, Red-breasted Merganser, Bonelli’s Eagle, Ruff, Black-tailed Godwit, Spotted Redshank, Mediterranean Gull, Green Woodpecker,  Calandra Lark, Sedge Warbler, Stonechat, Chiffchaff, Spotless Starling, Spanish Sparrow,  Cirl Bunting, Woodpigeon, Moustached Warbler, Greenfinch, Bar-tailed Godwit, Pochard, Purple Gallinule, Avocet, Black Kite, Sanderling, Lesser short-toed Lark, Mistle Thrush, Wren and Buzzard.


In the mountains there were:

Griffon Vulture, Black Vulture, Egyptian Vulture, Peregrine Falcon, Song Thrush, Black Wheatear, Blackbird, Sardinian Warbler, Jay, Chough, Raven, Crossbill, Red-legged Partridge, Thekla Lark, Corn Bunting, Blue Rock Thrush and best of all a male Pallid Harrier which is also on the watch list.