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Delphi

Delphi Municipality  >  Greece

UNESCO World Heritage Site. World famous ancient ruins are themselves a delight to visit. Eastern Meditereanean hillside birding with reasonably easy access. 

Added by Dave Barnes

Description

In winter when least crowded by tourists Rock Partridge can be found above the ruins on the hillsides, but you have to go up there to see them. With luck on the rock faces on the eastern side of the ancient ruins very easy Wallcreeper can be found. Western Rock Nuthatch are very common and breed in the ruins. Culturally a fantastic place to visit. You can day trip on an excusrion from Athens but that will unlikely yield the Rock Partridge as first light above the ruins when they are calling is the best way to find them. So a hirecar and staying locally for a few days is recommended.

Details

Access

Walking once parked. Some short but steep hike for the Rock Partridge 

Terrain and Habitat

Scattered trees and bushes, Valley

Conditions

Flat, Hilly, Rocky, Dry, Dusty

Circular trail

No

Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

Spring, Winter

Best time to visit

Winter, Spring

Route

Narrow trail, Unpaved road

Difficulty walking trail

Strenuous

Accessible by

Foot

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

Extra info

I stated strenuous walk however within the ruins themselves the walking can be very easy. The least effort I have ever put in for a Wallcreeper near the Castalia Spring.

Birdingplaces Near

Mesolonghi Lagoons for eastern European lowland and wetland birds. Mount Parnassos in Spring and Summer, road was closed when we visited in winter.

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