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Livadi Marsh

Kefalonia, Ionian Islands  >  Greece

Livadi Marsh is a nice place for birding. on the island of Kefalonia. More than 100 bird species have been seen in this semi-flooded marsh area near the sea.

Description

Livadi Marsh is a flat area and a semi-flooded marsh. On one side it is bordered by the sea. A road to a quarry runs on one side along from the sea and on the other side the marsh is overlooked by a hillside. The small wetland is a paradise for wading birds such as Little Egret, Great Egret, Squacco Heron and Common Teal. Also Common Kingfisher can be seen. The surrounding reeded pools, scrubland and fir trees also attract tits, finches, European Marsh Harrier, Icterine Warbler and Sardinian Warbler. It’s also common to see European Bee-eater, Spotted Flycatcher, Sedge Warbler, Alpine Swift buzzards and eagles in this area.

Details

Access

Drive down to Lixouri on the mountain road from Argostoli, just as you reach sea-level there are two parking spots. The first alongside a concrete wall on a hairpin bend and a little further down, practically at the sea road. The best place to observe the marsh is from a path which runs from just by the concrete wall along a hillside, past fly-tipped household & building junk to a grove of fir trees overlooking the marsh.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland, Sea, Reedbeds

Conditions

Flat, Open landscape

Circular trail

No

Is a telescope useful?

No

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring migration, Autumn migration

Route

Unpaved road, Paved road

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

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