Sightings for Cyprus

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Cyprus bird news and updates

Cyprus bird news and updates

Cyprus has a bird list of 374 species. This includes two endemic species, the Cyprus Pied Wheatear Oenanthe cypriaca and the Cyprus Warbler Sylvia melanothorax. In addition there are four endemic subspecies: - Cyprus Scops Owl Otus scops cyprius, Coal Tit Parus ater cypriotes, Short-toed Treecreeper Certhia brachydactyla dorotheae and Jay Garrulus glandarius glaszneri.
Recent additions to the species recorded in Cyprus and now added to the Cyprus bird list are shown below:

New Species for Cyprus - 373rd & 374th
Two other recent additions to the Cyprus list have been Yellow-legged Gull and Armenian Gull, now officially split from Herring Gull taking the Cyprus list to 374, with Caspian Gull likely to follow shortly.
New Species for Cyprus - 372nd Temminck's Horned Lark seen on the 22nd April 2005 at Tomb of the Kings, Paphos, seen by one fortunate observer has been accepted as the 1st for Cyprus, taking the Cyprus list to 372.
New Species for Cyprus - 371st
A Black-shouldered Kite seen on the 13th and 14th March 2004 at Mazotos, Larnaca District was 371st new species for Cyprus. Found around midday was still present late afternoon when it was video recorded.
New Species for Cyprus - 370th

3 Lesser White-fronted Geese were found at Akhna Dam over the weekend of the 20th/21st November 2003, representing the first record for the Island, taking the Cypriot Bird list to 370th. Unfortunately, it is believed due to illegal hunting, the numbers were reduced to two, then to one lone bird, which also had disappeared by February 2004.

New Species for Cyprus - 369th recently accepted record of 3 Bullfinches, 2 males and a female, at Kryos Potamos near the start of the 'Kaledonia' nature trail, Troodos National Forest Park on 18th November 2002, represents the 369th species for Cyprus.
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