birding sites in

southern Cyprus

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Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Especially if there is water trickling across the path like this - and there are not too many people around to disturb the birds

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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Polis and the Akamas peninsula

The Akamas peninsula is one of wildest parts of Cyprus and could be an enjoyable place to explore to break new ground. It’s a particularly good area for Masked Shrike and Black-headed Bunting. Cyprus Wheatear and Black Francolin are here in good numbers but the Cyprus Warbler has been largely replaced by the seemingly more competitive Sardinian Warbler.

One of the best places for migrants is the caravan park just past the Baths of Aphrodite

This is why the area is popular with tourists

Someone should stick a branch into the pool so that birds can more easily drink or bathe there. As it is, the water is almost inaccessible to birds and not much of an ornithological attraction

Not too far away though is this site (page 13, site 4 in my book) where birds do come to drink and bathe. The pool is in the hollow between those rocks

It’s not much of a wetland but it does the job

This picnic area (site 3) can also be attractive to migrants