Fall migration is an exciting time for birds in lovely Crete.
An exciting time for all our guests enjoying this phenomenon.
Fall migration starts earlier than most people realize, with many shorebirds on the move by late June, and the first landbirds heading south soon thereafter.
August through October are peak months, but migration continues into December for some species, especially shorter-distance landbirds (e.g., sparrows, blackbirds), raptors, waterfowl, and seabirds. B
Birds are often on the move every day during this entire period, but there are reasons that some days are better than others for observing them.
The volume of migration depends on the weather, with many birds waiting until conditions are favorable before initiating migratory flights.
Learn more about birds through our "Trekking & Bird Watching At The Platania Gorge Amari Valley"