For those interested in orchids on the island, Paul Manning has built an online site guide using Google Maps. For details see here.

By no means are all species in flower during the main birding weeks, but in 2009 Lesbos Orchid (endemic) was late (due to a very wet winter and the ground temperature taking longer to warm up during spring - possible same conditions this year) and was seen by many to late April and Komper's Orchid is usually in flower from mid-May.