Cyprus Bird watching Tours - BIRD is the WORD Tour 01/04/16 Paphos
The day started well, Mandria being the first destination, with Cyprus Wheatears seen pretty much the whole journey from Tala on the electric lines. The first two birds we saw when entering Mandria was a Female Marsh Harrier and a Male Pallid Harrier! Not a bad way to start the day.
Dennis was very keen to see and photograph Cyprus Warbler and so I managed to find Cyprus Warblers very close in shrubs, at one point we saw a Cyprus Warbler and a Cyprus Wheatear within a metre's proximity! Can't beat a sight liken that.
Sadly at some point at Mandria, Dennis misplaced his Binoculars and despite driving back to Mandria to search for them we was unsuccessful, which also resulted in the shortening of the tour. ***(if anyone comes across them please contact me using the email address on the website. It is most likely the bins were placed on the car and forgotten, so they could be anywhere at Mandria beach)
Chukar Partridge, Black Francolin, Little grebe, European Shag, Common Kestrel, Peregrine Falcon, Marsh Harrier, Pallid Harrier, Eurasian Sparrowhawk, Common Buzzard, Long-legged Buzzard, Common Moorhen, Eurasian Stone Curlew, Spur-winged Lapwing, Yellow-legged Gull, Common Woodpigeon, Eurasian Collared Dove, Great Spotted Cuckoo, Little Owl, Common Swift, Eurasian Hoopoe, Eurasian Magpie, Eurasian Jackdaw, Hooded Crow, Great Tit, Greater Short-toed Lark, Crested Lark, Barn Swallow, Red-rumped Swallow, Common House Martin, Zitting Cisticola, Cetti's Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Eurasian Reed Warbler, Common Chiffcahff, Eastern Bonelli's Warbler, Blackcap, Lesser Whitethroat, Common Whitethroat, Eastern Orphean Warbler, Ruppell's Warbler, Sardinian Warbler, Cyprus Warbler, Song Thrush, Common Nightingale, Whinchat, Northern Wheatear, Black-eared Wheatear, Cyprus Wheatear, Isabelline Wheatear, House Sparrow, Spanish Sparrow, White Wagtail, Tree Pipit, Common Chaffinch, European Greenfinch, European Goldfinch, Common Linnet, Corn Bunting, Cretzschmar's Bunting.