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.