Just been checking the number of species I saw here in Cyprus during 2013 and a bit disappointed but not surprised to see it is 243 – one less than in 2012. Highlights were the Little Bustard, Terek Sandpiper, my first Cyprus Yellowhammer, the Hawfinches at Armou early in the year, my second Wallcreeper and the Red-breasted Flycatcher. The list of missing species includes Demoiselle Crane, Great Crested Grebe, Black Stork and Goldcrest and for the fourth consecutive year, Northern Raven. Not having seen that is probably the most depressing being testament to their status now here on the island – seemingly only a few pairs in the occupied north.
Good birding to every one in 2014.
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