Cyprus Birding Tours

Offering guided bird watching tours around Cyprus

21st – 28th March, 2017

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During 21st – 28th March Cyprus Birding Tours is leading a tour for the UK based company ‘The Travelling Naturalist’. So far we have visited Paphos Headland with our highlights being Subalpine and Ruppell’s Warbler, Eastern Black-eared and Isabelline Wheatear, Black-headed Wagtail, Great Spotted Cuckoo, Eurasian Hoopoe, Common Quail, Whimbrel, Ruddy Turnstone, Tawny Pipit, Red-rumped Swallow and Alpine Swift.

On 23rd we were at Agia Varvara and Anarita Park with highlights:

Agia Varvara – Common Snipe, Green Sandpiper, Cyprus Warbler, Cyprus Wheatear, Common Quail
Anarita Park – Bonelli’s Eagle, Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush, Pallid Harrier, Common Quail, Cretzschmar’s Bunting, Eastern Black-eared Wheatear, Isabelline Wheatear, Great Spotted Cuckoo, Little Owl

The 24th we were around the Paphos Plain with highlights:

Male Pallid and Western Marsh Harrier, Great Spotted Cuckoo, Eurasian Stone Curlew, Spur-winged Lapwing, Little Ringed Plover, Yellow Wagtail, Red-throated Pipit, Blue Rock Thrush, Eastern Orphean Warbler, Ruppell’s Warbler, Eurasian Golden Plover and Chukar.

Today, Saturday 25th March we visited Akrotiri with highlights:

Eurasian Bittern, Ferruginous Duck, Squacco Heron, Black-winged Stilt, Baltic Gull, Slender-billed Gull, Water Rail, Eurasian Penduline Tit, Greater Flamingo, Cretzschmar’s Bunting, Common Redstart samamisicus race, Eastern Black-eared Wheatear, Bimaculated Lark, Purple Heron, Spotted Redshank, Wood Sandpiper, Black-crowned Night Heron, ‘Steppe’ Buzzard and Western Marsh Harrier.

Tawny Pipit, Kefelos Beach, 22nd March 2017 (c) Cyprus Birding Tours

Tawny Pipit, Kefelos Beach, 22nd March 2017 (c) Cyprus Birding Tours

Cyprus Endemic Bee Orchid - Ophrys kotschyi Kotschy's Bee-orchid (c) Cyprus Birding Tours

Cyprus Endemic Bee Orchid – Ophrys kotschyi Kotschy’s Bee-orchid (c) Cyprus Birding Tours

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