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Macedonia | Kavala

Nestos Straits Ecology

Special Protection Area, Specially Protected Mediterranean Area and Aesthetic Forest (2,380 ha). Hunting is prohibited.

A deep ravine of Nestos River with high steep cliffs, wooded slopes, riverine forest and maquis. Human activities are focused on cattle raising, and the area is crossed by a railway track. Hunting limitations are not enforced.

Among breeding species there are Ruddy Shelducks (Tadorna ferruginea), Honey Buzzards (Pernis apivorus), Egyptian Vultures (Neophron percnopterus), Short-toed Eagles (Circaetus gallicus), Levant Sparrowhawks (Accipiter brevipes), Lesser Spotted Eagles (Aquila pomarina), Golden Eagles (Aquila chrysaetos), Booted Eagles (Hieraaetus pennatus), Peregrine (Falco peregrinus), Eagle Owls (Bubo bubo), Kingfishers (Alcedo atthis), Olive-tree Warblers (Hippolais olivetorum), and, on occasions, Black Storks (Ciconia nigra) and Griffon Vultures (Gyps fulvus). At winter, the Pygmy Cormorant (Phalacrocorax pygmeus) can be observed

Information thanks to "The Hellenic Ornithological Society"