The Eleonora’s Falcon (Falco eleonorae), breeds mainly in the Mediterranean. Practically 85% of the global population nests each year on the islands and islets of the Aegean. The large population in Andros reflects the important passage of migrating passerines.
In order to fully exploit this enormous source of food, the Eleonora’s Falcon nests at the beginning of the autumn migration, much later than any other migratory bird.
Greece has an enormous responsibility in the conservation of the Eleonora’s Falcon as it holds over 3/4 of the global population. The preservation of the islets, as well as the protection from the use of agrochemicals are priority matters for the conservation of the species.
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