Birding/ Bird watching on Cyprus


Sunday 21st of March 2021 and I brought down my luggage to the road and my Guide came a few minutes later. We started to drive towards Larnaca. First stop was to look for the Griffon Vultures. The vulture spot is before we reach Limassol.

So when we are ready with the vultures we will go to the Lady's Mile as my Guide had got reports about one Woodchat Shrike around the Lady's Mile in Limassol

We drive along the coast from Paphos and are getting up on the highway to drive to South. Before getting up on the highway we stop so my Guide can roll a cigarette. He is busy rolling his coffin nail when we discover a Goldenfinch in the bush next to the road.

European Goldfinch or Goldfinch, Carduelis carduelis, Steglits, Steglits

European Goldfinch or Goldfinch, Carduelis, Steglits, Steglits
European Goldfinch

European Goldfinch or Goldfinch, Carduelis carduelis, Steglits, Steglits
European Goldfinch

Well, we spent some time on the cliff and I was scared all the time again. Never know when the cliff side will fall down in to the see hundred meters below. So I was happy to leave but disappointed that we had not seen any Griffon Vultures.

They were here 3 years ago when I was here. My Guide had not seen them for a very long time and he was also disappointed as we really wanted to see the vultures.

Birding/ Bird watching on Cyprus
My Guide when we walk back to the car

We leave and we are off to look for the Woodchat Shrike around the Lady's Mile in Limassol. So we drove there to look for the bird. We actually spotted the bird and it was on top of a buch hunting insects. Then the bird started to hunt from a wire.

Sitting on the wire throwing itself after insects and then back to the wire to look for something new to eat. Yet again, I was a little disappointed as I had not got any good pictures.

Woodchat Shrike, Lanius senator

Woodchat Shrike, Lanius senator
Woodchat Shrike

Birding/ Bird watching on Cyprus - Lady's Mile
Today's track at Lady's Mile

eBird

eBird Report


Lady's Mile, Lemesos, Cyprus
Mar 21, 2021 08:11 - 08:52
Protocol: Traveling
6.22 kilometer(s)
Checklist Comments: Bird watching with Cyprus Bird Watching Tours. http://www.birdingtourscyprus-bitw.com/
13 species


Greater Flamingo 40
Little Ringed Plover 2
Ruff 1
Woodchat Shrike 1 Hunting from wire taking off to catch insects and back to the wire. But never close enough for any good pictures
Hooded Crow 3
Crested Lark 4
Barn Swallow 3
European Stonechat 1
Northern Wheatear 1
Isabelline Wheatear 2
White Wagtail (alba) 1
Common Linnet 10
Corn Bunting 1

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/checklist/S83784182

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home)



We left the Lady's Mile and before we were out of the roundabout I had called Amara Hotel, a 5 star hotel in Limassol. I was really wanting to have an English Breakfast and when I mentioned it Breakfast at Amara Hotelmy Guide wanted bacon and egg as well. He had not had it for many years and he really got hungry when I mentioned Bacon & Egg.

So we drove straight from the Lady's Mile to Amara Hotel. The hotel don't look like much but as soon as we came inside we could see that it was a good hotel. So we could imagine the breakfast and we were delirious by hunger and anticipation. And we were not disappointed, the best breakfast in a very long time.

Birding/ Bird watching on Cyprus
Breakfast at Amara Hotel

Birding/ Bird watching on Cyprus
Breakfast at Amara Hotel

We were very happy when we left the hotel, the breakfast had been fantastic. Next stop, the ponds around Larnaca and we start at the eBird hotspot Meneou Pools. We dive out on the dry pnd bottom and we are soon spotting one Cream-coloured Courser.

We give up on the Courser and a little longer down the dirt track we spot a couple of Spectacled Warblers and we spend time trying to get pictures.

We spotted the Cyprus wheatear so now I have all three of the birds with Cyprus in the name:

• Cyprus Wheatear

• Cyprus Warbler

• Cyprus Scops Owl

Birding/ Bird watching on Cyprus - Cream-coloured Courser
Cream-coloured Courser

Birding/ Bird watching on Cyprus - Cream-coloured Courser
Cream-coloured Courser

Birding/ Bird watching on Cyprus - Cream-coloured Courser
Cream-coloured Courser

Birding/ Bird watching on Cyprus - Spectacled Warbler
Spectacled Warbler

Cyprus wheatear or Cyprus pied wheatear, Oenanthe cypriaca

Cyprus wheatear or Cyprus pied wheatear, Oenanthe cypriaca
Cyprus wheatear

Birding/ Bird watching on Cyprus - Meneou Pools
Today's track at Meneou Pools

eBird

eBird Report


Meneou Pools, Larnaka, Cyprus
Mar 21, 2021 10:57 - 12:05
Protocol: Traveling
4.84 kilometer(s)
Checklist Comments: Bird watching with Cyprus Bird Watching Tours. http://www.birdingtourscyprus-bitw.com/
15 species

Greater Flamingo 200
Black-winged Stilt 11
Pied Avocet 1
Ruff 40
Common Redshank 1
Cream-coloured Courser 1 On the mudflat. Never managed to get close for any good pictures
Slender-billed Gull 7
Black-headed Gull 2
Grey Heron 1
Crested Lark 4
Barn Swallow 1
Spectacled Warbler 2
Northern Wheatear 1
Isabelline Wheatear 4
Cyprus Wheatear 11

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/checklist/S83786955

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home)



I turn off my eBird app and I restart the app with the eBird hotspot Larnaca Sewage Works. This is the best day regarding the weather since I came to Cyprus so I enjoyed to sit in the hide to look for birds. There was a lot of birds in the sewage works.

We spotted one Lesser Black-backed Gull (Baltic) and it was really sticking out with the black back comparing to the Yellow-legged Gull.

There was also plenty Cormorants but no fighting today but the gulls were fighting when one of them had caught a fish.

Birding/ Bird watching on Cyprus - Meneou Pools
Today's track at Meneou Pools

eBird

eBird Report


Larnaca Sewage Works, Larnaka, Cyprus
Mar 21, 2021 12:07 - 12:35
Protocol: Traveling
0.58 kilometer(s)
Checklist Comments: Bird watching with Cyprus Bird Watching Tours. http://www.birdingtourscyprus-bitw.com/
12 species

Northern Shoveler 2
Mallard 8
Black Francolin 2
Slender-billed Gull 1
Yellow-legged Gull 8
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Baltic) 1
Great Cormorant 30
Grey Heron 1
Western Marsh Harrier 1
Crested Lark 3
Barn Swallow 2
House Sparrow 2

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/checklist/S83787463

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home)



We were going to go to the salt pans at the Hala Sultan Tekke Mosque but I changed my mind and we went to the airport instead. I would not be able to enjoy the Hala Sultan Tekke Mosque with limited time. So better off going to the airport. Time to leave Cyprus and I had have a great time with CYPRUS BIRD WATCHING TOURS - BIRD IS THE WORD.

I had seen a lot of birds I had never seen before during the trip. So I was happy even though I had not managed to get many pictures. Next stop Malta, via Frankfurt where I will spend a night at the airport hotel.

Click HERE to find out if I make it to Malta.


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