Cyprus is the third largest and most easterly of the Mediterranean islands. Partition has effectively restricted visiting birders to the south. Cyprus Warbler and Cyprus Pied Wheatear "draw" many birders but spring and autumn migration is undoubtedly the main attraction. Passage waders include Greater Sandplover, Broad-billed and Terek Sandpipers.
Cretzschmar's and Black-headed Bunting and Masked Shrikes breed as do almost all the mediterranean warblers, with Olivaceous Warbler widespread. The salt lake at Akrotiri holds Dead Sea Sparrow. Cape Aspro holds the largest colonies of Eleanora's Falcon.
Cyprus Pied Wheatear © Barak Granit
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Cyprus, Macedonia & Albania: 20th April - 13th May 2016 , author Jon Hornbuckle (added October 7, 2016)
(Cyprus, Black Francolin, Bonelli's Eagle, Cyprus Wheatear and Warbler, Macedonia, Rock Partridge, Egyptian Vulture, Imperial Eagle, Egyptian Vulture, Imperial Eagle, Albania, Black-headed Bunting )
Southern Cyprus - May 21st to June 1st 2011, author David Marshall (added July 20, 2011)
(The prime reason for the trip was to see the two endemic breeding species, Cyprus Warbler and Cyprus Wheatear, and two late arriving migrants, Eleonora’s Falcon and Black-headed Bunting)
Cyprus in Autumn - 28th September to 7th October 2011, author Mike Hunter (added December 7, 2011)
(Birdlife has classified Cyprus as an Endemic Bird Area, and there are a number of distinctive subspecies worth seeing: Jay; Scops-owl; Coal Tit, Short-toed Treecreeper; and Common Crossbill.)
Cyprus - 30th September - 7th October 2015, author Glyn Sellors (link created August 14, 2016)
(Stunning images of Cyprus Wheatear, Long-legged Buzzard, Honey Buzzard, Eleonara's Falcon, Masked Shrike, Greater Sand Plover and many others)
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