birding sites in

southern Cyprus

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This is the view of Akrotiri Salt Lake from Sylvana Restaurant which was closed on our visit

All the sites in this section are treated, in detail and with precise maps and directions, in my book ‘Finding Birds in Southern Cyprus’

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Akrotiri plain and salt lake

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

The prominent headland is perfect for migrants. The salt lake is the best place in the Western Palearctic for seeing Demoiselle Cranes but you have to go at the right time of year and the best time of day.

This is the chapel of Aghios Georgios - a useful landmark and potential migrant trap

There are plenty of open areas such as this which are attractive to rarities such as Dotterel and Cream-coloured Courser

Scrubby areas with bushes are good for shrikes and buntings

The plain is criss-crossed with driveable tracks

This is the track along Ladies’ Mile looking towards Limassol with the beach on the right and potentially good pools on the left. Owen Roberts had a Bairds Sandpiper in the these pools in December 09