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Achladachori quarry - Lake Kerkini

Central Macedonia  >  Greece

An old abandoned quarry which is a wintering ground for Wallcreeper.

Added by Martin Roper

Description

Along with Wallcreeper (winter visitor) other species in this area include Western Rock Nuthatch, Blue Rock-Thrush, Long-legged Buzzard, Common Buzzard, Peregrine Falcon, Northern Goshawk, Eurasian Kestrel and Eurasian Sparrowhawk. Opposite the quarry are hills with small caverns in which Little Owl can be seen. We also saw 14 Alpine Accentor and Black Redstart in the quarry. We went down to the waterfall after, turned right before the recreation center and 50 meters further down and took the right path again. Walk about 50 meters and you'll find Firecrest and tits here. There's also a chance for White-throated Dipper at the waterfalls.

Details

Access

Take the old main road (63) towards Sidirokastro. Take the turn past hotel Agnatio and follow the road for 2 km until you reach a sign on the right ΚΤΗΜΑ ΓΑΛΒΑ (recreation center). Follow this track until you reach a fork in the road: left goes to the waterfalls (GPS 41.265, 23.413) and right goes up to the quarry (GPS 41.258, 23.413). Take this track and follow it up the hill. Unless you have a 4x4 you will need to park about 100 meters further down from the quarry and walk up as the road is rough. There are two areas with bee hives on the way up the second larger area has old buildings and plenty of space to park. Walk up from here and the quarry opening is on the right.

Terrain and Habitat

Forest, Scattered trees and bushes, Mountain, Valley

Conditions

Rocky, Mountainous

Circular trail

No

Is a telescope useful?

Yes

Good birding season

All year round

Route

Unpaved road

Difficulty walking trail

Strenuous

Accessible by

Foot

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

Extra info

The Achladachori road is also a good area for Eurasian Eagle Owl, Western Rock Nuthatch, Hawfinch, Blue Rock-Thrush and raptors such as Golden Eagle (GPS 41.297, 23.483).

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Lake Kerkini

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