birding sites in

southern Cyprus

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Wednesday, 24 August 2011

The pool is on the lip of this open area between the fallen door and the bare pine tree

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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You need to visit the Troodos mountains, in the centre of the island, if you want to see the endemic subspecies.

Cyprus is home to a number of endemic subspecies which may one day be given full species status. Most of these, including the Crossbill, the Jay, the Short-toed Treecreeper and the Coal Tit are easy to find in the Troodos mountains, indeed without leaving Troodos village. In spring and summer you should see Pallid Swifts too and Hawfinch is possible, at least in winter.

There’s a drinking pool to the left of this abandoned chalet. The endemic Coal Tit, Crossbill and Jay all come to drink here.