The Kerkini Lake, Greece: Dipped One, Got One

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While crossing Gramos Mountain in northern Greece, a Dendrocopos woodpecker flew over the road and landed in a pine tree. Trips eagles Europe geese Greece Kerkini Lake woodpeckersI dipped a bird recently – possibly a lifer.

Only for Dogs and Birders – Kalamas Delta, Greece

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“The estuary and the delta of the River Kalamas form the most important wetland of northwest Greece”, so the “ Birding in Greece ” guidebook claims for the area where I am heading, a bit late since I overslept this morning. This species is still uncommon in the Balkans and despite the recent spread, Kalamas is the most reliable site for it in Greece (and this made my only second ever observation of them in Europe). Trips Car birding Europe Greece wetlands

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Birding in Greece – birdfinder book review

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Since I live not very far from Greece, I have often combined my vacation there with birding. I have a handful of Greece travel guides (not that I am happy with any of them), but what I always missed was a specialised bird-finding guide. Greece is visited by millions of tourists every year (over 19.5 Yet, as far as I know, there was no birdfinder guide for Greece. Have I already mentioned that Birding in Greece is a luxurious book?

Prespa Lakes National Park, Greece: the largest Dalmatian Pelican colony in the world

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The Prespa Lakes National Park in Greece is well hidden among the mountains at the triple border with Albania in the west and the FYRO Macedonia in the north. One of them has a satellite transmitter around its neck and quite a few have white collars marked with the letter “G” (for Greece?) In FYROM, take the motorway exit for Prilep, go to Bitola, cross the border to Greece at Niki, head towards Florina and take the main road afterwards (better marked and easier to find).

Green tourism in Greece today: back to the future

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It is she who helps me understand the realities of […] Green tourism in Greece today: back to the future is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. All Europe Greece Constance Washburn Green Hotels Greece Green tourism in Greece organic food Greece

What is killing birds at Karla Lake (Greece)?

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Located in Thessaly province in central Greece, what is now left of the lake where the god Apollo was married and where the Argonauts built their kingdom is officially called the reservoirs of the former Lake Karla. Trips Europe Greece wetlands

Pelican Lake (Greece): Magic Revisited

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The sun rises over the village of Chrysochorafa, by Kerkini Lake in the north of Greece, not far from the triple border with Bulgaria and FYRO Macedonia. Before this trip, I asked Steve Mills, the author of ‘ Birdwatching in Northern Greece ’, which sites would he recommend at this time of the year. Lake Kerkini is not just one of the best birding spots of Greece – it is most definitively among the very best in the whole of Balkans. Trips Europe Greece pelicans

Evia, Greece: Eleonas Hotel does organic, one olive at a time

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My destination is the Eleonas Agrotouristic Hotel in the town of Rovies; it’s on the island of Evia (also known as Euboea), two and a half hours […] Evia, Greece: Eleonas Hotel does organic, one olive at a time is a post from: Green Traveler Guides.

Birding Greece: Black and white world

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One simply has to love Greece. I told you – one simply has to love Greece. Trips Europe falcons Greece gulls raptorsWinding between the old Olives, the road ahead of me veers into the hills of the Pelion Peninsula, near the harbour town of Volos. A movement in the corner of my eye… a buzzard.

Birding the outskirts of Athens, Greece

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Although I visit Greece every year, this is my first time in Athens. I am a birder in search of the feathery attractions of Greece. I was on a new birding tour well organised by Natural Greece and accompanied by their bird guide. The BirdLife Greece has recently published where to find birds in Greece guide, available online and downloadable for android smartphone owners. Trips Europe Greece warblers I love birds. I like to travel. And – I hate flying!

Greece: Pelicans galore at Lake Kerkini

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It is an early April morning and we are in the hills surrounding Lake Kerkini in the north of Greece. I was on a new birding tour well organised by Natural Greece and accompanied by their nature guide Georgos Spiridakis, who lives on the shore of this lake and specialises in this area, as well as wider northern Greece. BirdLife Greece has recently published the Greek bird finder, available online as pdf and downloadable as an android smartphone application.

Greece's Latest Fiscal Solution: Create an Ecological Crisis! | Mother.

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Greece's Latest Fiscal Solution: Create an Ecological Crisis! 14, 2013 12:31 PM PST Tweet Samot /Shutterstock The green crowd used to feel pretty rosy about Greece. "We're becoming Greece." Armageddon in Greece Time to Let Greece Go?

There’s a bear! There’s a bear!

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This September I found myself on a bear tracking tour organised by Natural Greece in the prime bear habitat of the Pindos range – the southernmost bear country in Europe, heading for the 2,520 m / 8,270 ft high Gramos Mountain along the border with Albania.

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Harnessing Love & People Power—Across the Globe—to Bail Out Greece.

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Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Inspiring (Wow) Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) bailout crowdfunding greece Greek economy people powerThis is a global issue, not a local one.

Green hotel in Greece? No problem…

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A very brief history of green wine Info News Views Our favs Useful resources Travel blogs we like Contact Green hotel in Greece? No problem… 3 January 11 · 1 comment | Green Travel News | J ust launched: Green Hotels , a website devoted to green hotels and green travel in Greece.

Say a Prayer for Greece Today.

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Greece and Spain are just the beginning

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Greece and Spain are just the beginning, the rest of the EU is going to follow sooner or later, including Germany Anyone who thinks that the Euro crisis and the crisis in the European Union is going to stop with Greece and Spain better have a contingency plan and a good one at that.

Going green in gorgeous Greece

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| How to Go Eco | Perhaps most famous as Western civilization’s birthplace of democracy, philosophy, literature and science, Greece is one of the world’s most historic and culturally rich countries.

Syrian Refugee Brings Kitten All the Way to Greece

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Photos of the twosome went viral depicting the touching moment Read More The post Syrian Refugee Brings Kitten All the Way to Greece appeared first on Ecorazzi. A Syrian refugee refused to make his perilous journey from his war torn country to the Mediterranean without his kitten.

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Ktima Bellou: a green hotel in shadow of the Greek gods

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6 Tips for Staying Sane through Summer Travel.

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Birding the Cyclades: My my, how can I resist you?

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We are in the village of Finikas on the island of Syros in the Cyclades archipelago of Greece. Tha dropping numbers are suspected in Greece and Croatia, and confirmed in Italy, France and Malta. I was on a new sailing birdwatch tour well organised by Natural Greece and accompanied by their bird guide Andrea Bonetti. The BirdLife Greece has recently published the Greek bird finder, available online as pdf and downloadable as an android smartphone application.

“Love Calls Us to the Things of This World:” Update on the Refugee Crisis in Greece.

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Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Yoga Activism boat EU greece immigrants refugee SyrianRead Becky’s first update on the crisis here. In an autobiographical essay on yoga and meditation, Silvia Boorstein looks back on her decades-long work as an activist and yoga practitioner, saying, “I am more zealous than ever about social activism.

BIRDING ACHERON: Hell is closed for renovation

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And here I am now, avoiding the two barking dogs trying to bite my tires while I am driving through pre-dawn darkness towards the delta of the river Styx, or Acheron, as it is known today at the Ionian Sea coast of Greece. These birds have already left my native Serbia, further north, and this is not just the only one I have seen in Greece, but my last bee-eater of the season. Trips Greece wetlands

The people of Okinawa, Japan don’t live Longer & Happier by Accident.

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In places like Loma Linda, California, Costa Rica, the islands of Okinawa, Sardinia, and Greece’s Ikaria, people are living healthier, happier, and longer than anywhere else in the world. Enlightened Society Green Health & Wellness Non New-Agey Spirituality ayurveda blue zones centenarians eating meat exercise happiness health john douillard living longer longevity

Birding on Steroids or the Kerkini Lake in 10 Pictures

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This time I was lucky enough to join a fam trip organised by Natural Greece, an ecotourism company from Athens, and spend a few days at my favourite Kerkini Lake, which you already birded through my bins ( April and September ). Beside Andrea Bonetti, the guide from Natural Greece, there were four more bird guides coming from some of the leading tour operators in the industry. I travelled with: Natural Greece ( www.natural-greece.gr/en

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Parents’ preschool co-op breaks the education mould in Greece

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The Halandri Parents Social Cooperative Enterprise is only the second co-operative care-giving enterprise in Greece – the first was established on Crete a few years ago – and offers a platform for parents to share information about preschool, primary and secondary education.

Solar Power to Pay off Greek Debt?

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Helios, the sun god of ancient Greece could help Greece get out from under. Greece is in the process of arranging financing for a gigantic 10,000 megawatt $30 billion solar project that could be its ticket out of its financial woes. Greece’s entire economy is $300 billion.

Soros urges EU to give more support to Ukraine and not concentrate on Greece

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democracy EU fake democracy Greece Soros Ukraineby Michael Smith (Veshengro) An unelected (please insert your own choice of expletive here) of a billionaire tells the European Union what to do. Sorry, run that by me again very slowly.

Rock Partridges and Hollywood mandolins

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And here I am on vacation in Greece, turning off the alarm at 5.30 Trips Greece partridges I don’t like to wake up if it’s still dark outside – I hate it! am – too early, as it will turn out, but I had no clue when the sun rises. At the crack of dawn, I am driving along sharp curves through the olive groves. I define the “crack of dawn” as that time when it’s already (almost) light, although the sun is nowhere to be seen.

The Beach Falcon

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An afternoon is already growing old while I am driving downhill to the Livadi marsh at the island of Kefallonia, Greece. Trips falcons Greece Behind the marsh is a quarry, in front of it the Gulf of Argostoli, a small pine wood to the right and some eucalyptus trees to the left. I am watching from the main coastal road and do not see much – several Little Egrets and Grey Herons , one Common Kingfisher … is he going to be my best bird here?

Gorgeous Greece Beach Yoga Holiday. {Partner}

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Could Britain be the next Greece?

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) UK budget deficit 'to surpass Greece's as worst in EU' according to European Commission. The British budget deficit will swell this year to become the biggest in the European Union, overtaking even Greece, the European Commission said just before the 2010 general election in the UK, held on May 6, 2010. The UK's budget shortfall was the third largest in the EU last year but will overtake both Greece and Ireland this year, according to the forecasters.

Art, Greece & Hatha: A Surreal Yoga Story.

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Under heavy winds, strong tides, and a rose orangerie sunrise, I traversed the Mediterranean sea in a ferry until arriving to the Cycladic Island of Paros in Greece. I embarked on a voyage to find the Experience Hatha Yoga teacher Oona Giesen. It was an explosion of karmic enigmas; yes, indeed it was like starring at a Surrealist painting of karmic anarchism, yogic mysticism, a perfection in color matching, brushstrokes in slow motion.a framed canvas that portraid the artist’s life story.

Supermoon Video Captures Gorgeous Rise Over Greece

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There are all sorts of photos and videos of the Read More The post Supermoon Video Captures Gorgeous Rise Over Greece appeared first on Ecorazzi. The 2013 Supermoon arrived this weekend – dazzling sky-gazers with an event that won’t happen again until Sept. 28, 2015.

Sailing the Peloponnese: make it green

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Refugee Relief: Firsthand Accounts of Shipwrecked Migrants in the Mediterranean.

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Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) WAYLON: Today Only Yoga EU greece Lesvos libya Mediterranean migrants refugees survivalI have been deeply moved by the courage and tenacity of the people risking their lives in desperate conditions as they have allowed me to accompany them to Molyvos, the coastal town where they are first registered by the coast guard. They give new meaning to the words "survival" and "justice.".

Syrian refugees list their tent on Airbnb

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They describe the Ritsona, Greece refugee camp, about 80 kilometers north of Athens, as “the most unique neighborhood in Greece”. Take empathy to a new level by living just like a displaced person.

Desperate Cashless Greeks Are Now BARTERING (And Americans Should Pay Attention)

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Residents of Greece are so strapped for cash that they have returned to a primitive barter economy. The restrictions have prompted many companies, including PayPal, from ceasing operations in Greece. barter barter economy bartering Greece

The Greek Strategy

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Have you read my blogs on birding Greece ? Presuming that you live somewhere in Europe and plan a car trip to Greece, let me suggest a couple of routes that will increase your tour list. By now you have crossed into Greece – what is next?