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Cyprus Birding Tours Trip Report: Day’s Guiding around Paphos, 5th May 2015

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A great day out with John and Madeleine for general bird watching around Paphos. We chose a different selection of sites than those visited together in May 2014. Migration is definitely slowing down but we still found some migrating waders and herons as well as many colourful migrant breeders setting up territories.

Highlights per location:

Agia Varvara: Squacco and Purple Heron, Spotted Redshank, European Roller, Red-backed Shrike

Minthis Hills: Long-legged Buzzard, Cretzschmar’s Bunting, Spectacled Warbler, Corn Bunting

Kannaviou area – European Roller, Eurasian Hoopoe, Red-rumped Swallow, Cyprus Wheatear, Coal Tit, Masked Shrike, Cretzschmar’s Bunting

Evretou Dam – Black-crowned Night Heron, Squacco Heron, Purple Heron, Bonelli’s Eagle, Lesser Kestrel, Wood Sandpiper, Common Redstart

Androlikou – European Roller, Cyprus Wheatear

Arodes – European Bee-eater, Peregrine Falcon, Eurasian Turtle Dove, European Roller, Red-backed Shrike, Woodchat Shrike, Black-headed Bunting

Total number of species seen: 55

Black-crowned Night Heron, Squacco Heron, Little Egret, Grey Heron, Purple Heron, Mallard, Long-legged Buzzard, Bonelli’s Eagle, Lesser Kestrel, Common Kestrel, Peregrine Falcon, Chukar, Black Francolin, Common Moorhen, Eurasian Coot, Spotted Redshank, Wood Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Yellow-legged Gull, Common Woodpigeon, Eurasian Collared Dove, Eurasian Turtle Dove, Common Swift, European Bee-eater, European Roller, Eurasian Hoopoe, Crested Lark, Barn Swallow, Red-rumped Swallow, Common House Martin, Common Redstart, Cyprus Wheatear, Cetti’s Warbler, Zitting Cisticola, Eurasian Reed Warbler, Eastern Olivaceous Warbler, Spectacled Warbler, Sardinian Warbler, Coal Tit, Great Tit, Red-backed Shrike, Woodchat Shrike, Masked Shrike, Eurasian Magpie, Western Jackdaw, Hooded Crow, House Sparrow, Spanish Sparrow, European Serin, European Greenfinch, European Goldfinch, Common Linnet, Cretzschmar’s Bunting, Black-headed Bunting, Corn Bunting

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