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Spata Fields

Attica  >  Greece

Agricultural fields, basically grapes, olives and figs. Excellent migration area, easily accessed. Even more productive when flooded in spring!

Added by Spyros Skareas

Description

Next to Athens International Airport, the area has building restriction, low scale agriculture is only present. This is the first flat area that migratory birds may find on their way up to northern Greece, so both in spring and autumn the area gets full of birds, mostly passerines and raptors. It can be extremely interesting if it gets flooded in spring,  when terns, waders, herons arrive every day.

Details

Access

Buses 304, 305, 316 from Athens, "Kolikprepi" stop. No public transport from nearby airport, only taxi (around 10euros cost). Best accessed by car. The area is rather long to walk, so better have a car.

Terrain and Habitat

Plain, Plateau, Scattered trees and bushes, Reedbeds

Conditions

Flat, No shadow, Dry, Open landscape, High water possible

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

Spring, Autumn

Best time to visit

Spring migration, Autumn migration

Route

Paved road, Unpaved road

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot, Car

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

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Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

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