Cyprus Birding Tours

Offering guided bird watching tours around Cyprus

Fall of migrants today at Cape Greco, 13th March 2015

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After being confined to Nicosia for several days and feeling frustrated at the birds that were being seen elsewhere I headed for Cape Greco today. There were many Ruppell’s Warbler – almost one per bush and probably even more Chiffchaffs. There were also good numbers of Eastern Bonelli’s Warbler around. Many were seen coming in off the sea as were Tawny Pipit and Greater Short-toed Lark. Double figures of Cyprus, Northern and Isabelline Wheatear as well as a male Finsch’s Wheatear and a dark throated and pale throated male Eastern Black-eared Wheatear. I also saw at least twenty Cretszchmar’s Bunting, eight Eurasian Hoopoe. plenty of Lesser Whitethroat, a Cyprus Warbler and a male Common Redstart, a male Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush, a Wryneck and a Great Spotted Cuckoo.

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