Thessaloniki + Kavala


Thessaloniki (arrival)

Reptiles & amphibians

5-2010

Hermann’s Tortoise

Testudo hermanni

8

Spur-thighed Tortoise

Testudo graeca

2

Starred Agama

Laudakia stellio

>10

Balkan Green Lizard

Lacerta trilineata

5

Worm Snake

Typhlops vermicularis

1

 

 

Kavala (short night walk in drizzling rain)

Reptiles & amphibians

5-2010

Fire Salamander

Salamandra salamandra

1

Common Toad

Bufo bufo

2

Common Tree Frog

Hyla arborea

chorus

Agile Frog

Rana dalmatina

4

Marsh Frog

Pelophylax ridibundus

Some

Turkish Gecko

Hemidactylus turcicus

1

Other highlights

 

 

Heystacker

Oppilionis sp.

 

Lake Esmerida

 

Reptiles & amphibians

5-2010

Common Toad

Bufo bufo

1

Green Toad

Bufo viridis

3

Hermann’s Tortoise

Testudo hermanni

10

Spur-thighed Tortoise

Testudo graeca

4

Balkan Terrapin

Mauremys rivulata

8

Eastern Green Lizard

Lacerta viridis

3

Glass lizard

Pseudopus apodus 

 3

Caspian Whip Snake

Dolichophis caspius

1

Blotched Snake

Elaphe sauromates

1

Grass Snake

Natrix natrix

6

Other highlights

 

 

Very large flock of sparrows

 

 

Evros delta + Loutros

 

Reptiles & amphibians

5-2010

Fire-bellied Toad

Bombina bombina

chorus

Green Toad

Bufo viridis

2

Common Tree Frog

Hyla arborea

chorus

Marsh Frog

Pelophylax ridibundus

abundant

Hermann’s Tortoise

Testudo hermanni

> 10

Spur-thighed Tortoise

Testudo graeca

> 10

European Pond Terrapin

Emys orbicularis

5

Balkan Terrapin

Mauremys rivulata

2

Snake-eyed Lacertid

Ophisops elegans

4

Eastern Green Lizard

Lacerta viridis

5

Balkan Green Lizard

Lacerta trilineata

6

Balkan Wall Lizard

Podarcis tauricus

1

Glass Lizard

Pseudopus apodus

8

Worm Snake

Typhlops vermicularis

2

Sand Boa

Eryx jaculus

1

Caspian Whip Snake

Dolichophis caspius

3

Dahl’s Whip Snake

Platyceps najadum

2

Grass Snake

Natrix natrix

> 10

Dice Snake

Natrix tessellata

>10

Eastern Montpellier Snake

Malpolon insignitus

2 (L)

Nose-horned Viper

Vipera ammodytes

1 (L)

Ottoman Viper

Montivipera xanthina

3 (L)

Other highlights

 

 

Owlfly Libelloides

Ascalaphus macaronius

10

Pygmy Cormorant

Phalacrocorax pygmaeus

Some

Squacco Heron

Ardeola ralloides

Some

Night heron

Nycticorax nycticorax

Some

Glossy Ibis

Plegadis falcinellus

Some

Black Stork

Ciconia nigra

3

Black Vulture

Aegypius monachus

2

Long-legged Buzzard

Buteo rufinus

1

Bonelli’s Eagle

Hieraaetus fasciatus

1

Spur-winged Plover

Vanellus spinosus

3

Mediterranean Gull

Larus melanocephalus

Some

Dadia forest

 

Reptiles & amphibians

5-2010

Fire Salamander

Salamandra salamandra

larvae

Common Newt

Lissotriton vulgaris

larvae

Yellow-bellied Toad

Bombina variegata

> 40

Common Toad

Bufo bufo

1

Common Tree Frog

Hyla arborea

chorus

Balkan Stream Frog

Rana graeca

2

Agile Frog

Rana dalmatina

4

Marsh Frog

Pelophylax ridibundus

> 20

Levant Water Frog

Pelophylax bedriagae

Some

Hermann’s Tortoise

Testudo hermanni

> 10

Spur-thighed Tortoise

Testudo graeca

> 10

European Pond Terrapin

Emys orbicularis

1

Eastern Green Lizard

Lacerta viridis

> 10

Meadow Lizard

Darevskia praticola

5

Common Wall Lizard

Podarcis muralis

> 10

Erhard’s Wall Lizard

Podarcis erhardii

4

Snake-eyed Skink

Ablepharus kitaibelii

>20

Glass Lizard

Pseudopus apodus

5

Worm Snake

Typhlops vermicularis

1

Caspian Whip Snake

Dolichophis caspius

2

Dahl’s Whip Snake

Platyceps najadum

2

Grass Snake

Natrix natrix

4

Dice Snake

Natrix tessellata

1

Aesculapian Snake

Zamenis longissimus

1

Smooth Snake

Coronella austriaca

2

Other highlights

 

 

Libelloides

Ascalaphus ottomanus

1

Clouded apollo

Parnassius mnemosyne

4

Eastern Macedonia

 

A: The Nestosriver

Reptiles & amphibians

5-2010

Common Tree Frog

Hyla arborea

> 10

Marsh Frog

Pelophylax ridibundus

Some

Hermann’s Tortoise

Testudo hermanni

> 15

Spur-thighed Tortoise

Testudo graeca

5

European Pond Terrapin

Emys orbicularis

1

Balkan Terrapin

Mauremys rivulata

4

Eastern Green Lizard

Lacerta viridis

> 10

Glass Lizard

Pseudopus apodus

5

Worm Snake

Typhlops vermicularis

10

Dahl’s Whip Snake

Platyceps najadum

1

Grass Snake

Natrix natrix

1

Dice Snake

Natrix tessellata

1

 

 

B: North of Thessaloniki (Vertiskos area)

 

Reptiles & amphibians

5-2010

Common toad

Bufo bufo

1

Hermann’s Tortoise

Testudo hermanni

>10

Spur-thighed Tortoise

Testudo graeca

2

Kotschy’s Gecko

Mediodactylus kotschii

>10

Eastern Green Lizard

Lacerta viridis

>10

Balkan Green Lizard

Lacerta trilineata

5

Erhard’s Wall Lizard

Erhard’s Wall Lizard  

1

Balkan Wall Lizard

Podarcis tauricus

1

Worm Snake

Typhlops vermicularis

2

Sand Boa

Eryx jaculus

2

Caspian Whip Snake

Dolichophis caspius

1

Eastern Montpellier Snake

Malpolon insignitus

3

Nose-horned Viper

Vipera ammodytes

3

Other highlights

 

 

Raccoon dog

Nyclereutes procyonoides

1

Butterfly orchid

Orchis papilionacea

5

 

  • Map Thracia

    http://www.klooiplek.eu/images/trips/preview/336.jpg

    (Bigger sign = more recordings). 1: Tessaloniki + Kavala, 2: Lake Esmerida, 3: Evros delta; 4: Dadia forest; 5: SE-Bulgaria, 6: Eastern Macedonia (Nestos River + Vertiskos).

    Map Thracia
  • KPP20102010-12

    http://www.klooiplek.eu/images/trips/preview/363.jpg

    Laudakia stellio was abundant on a recreational place right at the edge of Thessaloniki.

    KPP20102010-12