Cyprus Bird Watching Tours - BIRD is the WORD - Half-day Tour - Paphos 23/04/2019
We started out at the Paphos Sewage Plant where we managed great views of Barn Swallows, Red-rumped Swallows and Sand Martins perched and feeding over the alfalfa fields accompanied by Common Swifts. A Masked Shrike showed well as did some Common Whitethroat, a Northern Wheatear and our target here; The Spur-winged lapwings were meters from the car and a favourite species for the day. We had small groups of Purple Heron migrating overhead at a few times and also a surprise Great Spotted Cuckoo, presumably one about to leave the island as this is not their habitat.
At Timi we had great views of Common and Wood Sandpiper, various Yellow-wagtails, Little and Cattle Egret, Glossy Ibis, Spotted, Pied and a single Semi-collared Flycatcher and also we had a Heuglin's Gull fly along the coast and a smart male Common Redstart meters from the car. We finished the half-day managing 60 species.
Eurasian Stone Curlew
Heuglin's (Siberian) Gull
Great Spotted Cuckoo
Eurasian Golden Oriole
European Pied Flycatcher
Yellow Wagtail (Flava, Thunbergii)