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Nikos has been birdwatching for more than 40 years, of which the last 13 he has been the Secretary of the Hellenic Rarities Committee.
At the same time, he writes papers and articles with ornithological subject matters, and he edits publications such as the book Birds of the Aegean, and the Greek version of bird identification guide (Collins).
In 1993, his path crossed with the Hellenic Ornithological Society. Ever since then, he became a member; his four terms at the Society's board were a particular highlight.
Today, he is involved in voluntary protection and conservation actions, just like he has been all these past years. He unfailingly organizes the Bird Race of Attica, and he currently occupies second place, behind Christos Vlachos, in the Greek Birdwatching Club.
He works at a consulting company for matters of environmental planning, he is the administrator of the electronic ornithological list Eoebirding, and, also, he participates in matters of identification in several electronic networks.
He is fascinated by waders, although his favorite species is the Stonechat! The biodiversity of the Aegean islands captivates him, and he is particularly excited by the beloved Naxos island, when migratory birds arrive from Africa.
His goal is to someday complete his book, Birds of Naxos a result of many years of personal research.
Nikos has helped several Greek birdwatchers during their first steps into the world of birds and is also the co-founder of Birding in Greece which is the first company that organizes birdwatching and birdphotography tours around Greece.
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Island of Andros, Cyclades
Greek, English, French
I am establishing a new NGO for the purpose of creating a marine conservation area, nature protection and ecotourism development in the Cyclades. Please feel free to contact me in the event that you have any questions or need any additional information.
Greek, English, several local languages
Coastal lakes Wetland GR4110001. About 100 bird species. 25 of them included on 79/409 EU Directive, and 12 on the Red Book (RDB). 26 are vulnerable. Sand dunens phisical salt lake etc.
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Athen, Schinias NP
Greek, English, French, Spanish
I also offer full or half day trips around Athens. Please complete form and I will contact you with details. Thank you for your letter and the excellent birding opportunity in Athens. I was very pleased to spend a splendid day with you around Athens. It was great to find all my target birds, other beautiful species and having a nice trek on the mountains' slopes close to the capital. I enjoyed very much your company and your expertise. Thank you, and hope to see you again during another birding trip in Greece. Attila Simay, Hungary. attilasimay(AT)hotmail.com
The birding day was very enjoyable and you were an extremely good guide. You were prompt in picking me up at my hotel and we immediately went to the birding areas. Your English was very good, knowledge of the birds and the area seemed to be "top grade", and you made every effort to answer all of my questions. I would be more than happy to recommend your services to any wishing to bird the Athens' area. Gary Grey, South Carilina, USA. popsgaryg(AT)yahoo.com
In may 2006 I made a birdtrip to Greece. When I looked after locations to se birds I came across Spyros Skareas, who is a bird guide and tour leader. I can really recommend others birdwatchers, that will come and look for birds in Greece, to hire Spyros for guiding. In my case i had great help finding Rock Partridge and Olive-tree Warbler. Hans Westerberg, Sweden. hans.westerberg(AT)telia.com
I had a very nice day with Terry. Shot over 33 species. The last one, the Hooppoe I found next door to the hotel in a park.
Mona also enjoyed her guide Vivi. Thanks for arranging this. Crister
Hello Spyros: All went well on my one day bird tour. Your guides are professional, worked hard to find the target birds, enthusiastic about birds and their work, excellent skills with eyes and ears, and were pleasant and helpful to be with. Added 4 life birds and some good ticks of ssp., and learned when to come to find those missed migrants and early departing migrants like Rueppells Warbler and C. Bunting. Hope that time and funds will allow me another visit. Thanks again for your help and guidance. Would recommend you to anyone seeking help in Greece. Blessings, Duncan Himes of Mesa Arizona USA
Thank you for a wonderful day of birding. On May 10, 2011, we went for a full day tour. It was an absolute joy. I would highly recommend using Greece Bird Tours if you want to see a lot of birds with someone who really knows the birds and where to find them. Once again, I cannot express how great of a day I had. Thank you. Sincerely, Jeffrey Mondville USA
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Hellenic Ornithological Society
Birds of Skopelos Island
Steve Mills and Hilary Koll's Birdwatching in Northern Greece