Crete Bird Reports
Crete Bird Reports have been published by Stephanie Coghlan from 1986 to, so far, 2005.
Until this web page was created (April 2010, last updated November 2012), these had not been on the internet. Honeyguide set up this online archive as a service to birdwatchers who may be visiting Crete, and to make the information public for conservationists on the island or elsewhere.
Click on the links below to see the Crete Bird Reports. The reports are in PDF format which requires a plug-in to enable you to download and print the reports. You can download the plug-in from here.
Stephanie is also able to supply the complete set of Crete Bird Reports on a CD. See right hand column for contacting Stephanie.
Stephanie started the Crete Bird Report as she was well-placed to gather bird records from British birdwatchers and groups visiting the island. These records have proved valuable for Crete-based ornithologists, based at the university in Heraklion, who now lead on bird recording for the island.
The early reports were unchecked records but recorders were asked to send an 'Unusual Bird Form' to the Recorder for Greece, George Handrinos.
In Dec 2004 a Greek Birds Committee was set up and in 2006 the website www.ornithologiki.gr. From this site an Unusual Bird Recording Form can be downloaded as well as a gallery of bird photographs checked.
Stephanie is now working on a backlog of records since 2005.
Imbros gorge entrance (Ivan Nethercoat)