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Cyprus Birding Tours Trip Report: Day’s Guiding around Paphos, 28th September 2015

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For our second day out Pete, Julia and I spent our time around various Paphos birding sites with the main targets being Greater Sand Plover and the endemics. The first were found on the Headland where three birds were roosting on the rocks in the early morning sun. The endemics were a little harder although we finally had decent views of a male Cyprus Warbler at Asprokremmos Dam and found several Cyprus Wheatear at Minthis Hills. No rarities this time but we had a good selection of birds with interesting species seen including:

Paphos Headland – Greater Sand Plover 3, Common Sandpiper 1, White Wagtail 1 flew over

Agia Varvara Soakaways – Long-legged Buzzard 1, Common Snipe 1, Chukar 4+, European Bee-eater c20, Whinchat 4, Willow Warbler c20

Paphos Sewage Works – Spur-winged Lapwing 7, Common Cuckoo 1 (rufous phase), Yellow Wagtail (feldegg & flava mainly) 100+

Mandria – Long-legged Buzzard 1, Tawny Pipit 1

Asprokremmos Dam – Eurasian Hoopoe 1, Spotted Flycatcher 3, Red-backed Shrike 1, Whiskered Tern 4, Cyprus Warbler 1m, 1f, 1+ juv, Spectacled Warbler

Minthis Hills – Long-legged Buzzard 3, Northern Wheatear 1, Cyprus Wheatear 4, Corn Bunting 3

Full list of birds seen:

Little Grebe, European Shag, Long-legged Buzzard, Common Kestrel, Chukar, Common Moorhen, Greater Sand Plover, Spur-winged Lapwing, Common Snipe, Common Sandpiper, Yellow-legged Gull, Whiskered Tern, Common Woodpigeon, Eurasian Collared Dove, Common Cuckoo, European Bee-eater, Eurasian Hoopoe, Crested Lark, Sand Martin, Barn Swallow, Tawny Pipit, Yellow Wagtail –flava and feldegg, White Wagtail, Whinchat, Northern Wheatear, Cyprus Wheatear, Cetti’s Warbler, Zitting Cisticola, Spectacled Warbler, Sardinian Warbler, Cyprus Warbler, Willow Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher, Great Tit, Red-backed Shrike, Eurasian Magpie, Western Jackdaw, Hooded Crow, House Sparrow, European Greenfinch, European Goldfinch, Common Linnet, Corn Bunting

Cyprus Wheatear Minthis Hills 28th September 2015. (c) Cyprus Birding Tours

Cyprus Wheatear Minthis Hills 28th September 2015. (c) Cyprus Birding Tours

 

 

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