Cyprus’s best birding sites

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Paphos headland including the best spot for Greater Sandplover and the location of a drinking trough

East of Paphos including Phinikas, Aspro pools, Mandria fields and Paphos Sewage Farm

Cape Drepanum and the Avagas Gorge - including where to look for Wallcreeper in winter

Mavrokolympos Dam including where to look for ‘the showiest’ Cyprus Scops Owls, Black Francolin, Cyprus Wheatear and Cyprus Warbler

Polis and the Akamas peninsula including the Baths of Aphrodite and Ayias Minas

Troodos including details of two drinking pools where several of the endemic races can be seen at close range

Evretou and Theletra including details of a site for Long-legged Buzzard

Akrotiri including Zakaki Pool, Ladies Mile beach, Bishops Pool, Akrotiri plain, Akrotiri Salt Lake, Akrotiri Gravel pits and Phasouri reedbeds

Kensington Cliffs

Akhna Dam

Paralimni Lake including Sotira Pools

Ayia Napa and Cape Greco - including three of the best sites on Cyprus for turning up rarities

Oroklini marsh - a great place for wetland birds including breeding Red-crested Pochard

Larnaca including Larnaca Sewage Pools, Spiro’s Pool and beach and ‘desal fields’

The following sites are all included in my book Finding Birds in Cyprus and many are also covered in my DVD of the same title.

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Click here for a trailer of the DVD series.

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