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Famed for its raptors, this gorge is situated a few km north of Alexandroupolis in north-eastern Greece and within easy reach of the Evros Delta. A rugged ravine with steep rock-faces and riverine woodland.
 Notable Species
This area has three species of breeding vulture, four eagles and three buzzards, as well as Black Kite, Lesser Kestrel and Peregrine Falcon. Migrant Levant Sparrowhawk pass through the gorge in large numbers. In addition the area has Eurasian Eagle Owl and European Roller, south-eastern European specialities such as Sombre Tit, Masked Shrike and Isabelline Wheatear and typical rocky mountain birds such as Western Rock Nuthatch, Blue Rock Thrush and Eurasian Crag Martin. The immediate area around the gorge is overestimated for raptors. See www.birdwing.eu for more information.
Birds you can see here include:
Western Honey-Buzzard, Black Kite, Egyptian Vulture, Griffon Vulture, Black Vulture, Short-toed Eagle, Levant Sparrowhawk, (mainly Sp), Common Buzzard, Long-legged Buzzard, Eastern Imperial Eagle, Golden Eagle, Booted Eagle, Lesser Kestrel, Eurasian Eagle Owl, European Roller, Eurasian Crag Martin, Common Dipper, Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin, Isabelline Wheatear, Black-eared Wheatear, Blue Rock Thrush, Olive-tree Warbler, Orphean Warbler, Eastern Bonelli's Warbler, Sombre Tit, Western Rock Nuthatch, Masked Shrike
 Other Wildlife
Like the nearby Dadia-Soufli Forest and Evros Delta, this area has a high number of reptile and amphibian species.
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 Areas of Interest
 Access and Facilities
From Alexandroupolis take the road north to Avandas. Accommodation can be found in Alexandroupolis and other nearby coastal towns.
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Content and images originally posted by Steve