A Flora and Fauna of Symi

A personal guide to the wildlife of Symi and beyond

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Migration Season Starts

It's still high summer here on Symi, but I'm reminded by the BTO that British cuckoos have already started south and three have crossed the Sahara. You can following their journey here. Over the acropolis in Horio many alpine swifts gather every evening to feed on rising insects, before continuing on their journey south to winter quarters in Africa.

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