Island Greece Nature
to its biotopes variety and its position opposite Nestos hydro biotope,
Thassos offer hospitality to: Falcons,
Marsh Harriers, Sparrow hawks, two
brace of Bonelli’s eagles (threaten specie), short – toed eagles,
hawks, peregrines, Eleonora's falcons. In winder you can see very rare
species us sea eagle and imperial eagle. Lesser – spotted eagles,
spotted eagle and black kestrels are passing by Thassos on their migration.
As it regards the nocturnal predators there have bin listed scops owls,
long – eared owls, tawny owls, little owls, barn owls and eagle owls.
On the steep upright of Castro the Byzantine settlement it is saying
that during the winter time “wall creepers” are seen, a rare bird
with a small grey body and red feathers that looks extremely as a butterfly!
Ducks, harriers and herons make their appearance from time to time in
to Prinos. During the winter there we have see Caribbean flamingos, swans,
and ducks all over the island.
In the sea Yellkouan Shearwater and Aristotelis are common in the south
part of the island. About 500 of Phalacrocorax Aristotelis (Shag) leaves
all year in Panagia Island and about 1000 (+ - 200) of Yellkouan Shearwater
in spring time round the same place. Copy’s shearwaters, shag
and seagulls are also hosted to Thassopoula Island.
Some of the birds of Thassos...
Birds on Panagia
Small Islets. Guidelines on approaching small islets
Mammals and reptiles
A large number of ferret, hare and hedgehop population are living in
Thassos. The last ones though, apart from the stable threat of toxic
became victims of careless road hogs. As it concerns the reptiles a
remarkable increase of their population has been noticed since the
information’s on Thassos birds at : >>>>