Cyprus Birding Tours

Offering guided bird watching tours around Cyprus

8th to 15th April 2017

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For the last week Jane from Cyprus Birding Tours has been leading a group from the UK based Birdwatching Breaks company around Cyprus. Some excellent birds were around and we were especially lucky to be a Cape Greco when another visiting birder found the sixth Bar-tailed Lark to be found in Cyprus and we had excellent views of it. More than 140 species were seen with the most notable being the endemic Cyprus Warbler and Cyprus Wheatear as well as the endemic sub-species, Masked and Woodchat Shrike, Cretzschmar’s and Ortolan Bunting, Spotted and Little Crake, Eurasian Griffon Vulture and Eleonora’s Falcon, Greater Sand Plover, Audouin’s Gull, a male Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush, a female Desert Wheatear, Red-footed Falcon and Lesser Kestrel, Ruppell’s, Subalpine, Eastern Orphean, Barred and Eastern Bonelli’s Warblers, Semi-collared, Collared and Pied Flycatcher, Calandra and Greater Short-toed Lark, Richard’s, Tawny and Red-throated Pipit, Caspian Tern and Scopoli’s Shearwater offshore, Pallid Harrier, Spur-winged Lapwing, Ferruginous Duck and Red-crested Pochard, Gull-billed Tern, Glossy Ibis, Yellow Wagtail and a female Citrine Wagtail, Great Spotted Cuckoo, Eurasian Stone Curlew, Black Francolin and Red Crossbill.

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