Cyprus Bird Watching Tours - BIRD is the WORD Tour, Paphos & Akrotiri 17/10/2017
It was definitely the right choice as the first birds we came across in Akrotiri was a small party of Common Cranes sitting on the salt flats which we managed to get great close views of with a dazzling mountainous backdrop.
We then headed to the Gravel Pits were we heard but could not locate Red-throated Pipits. We saw a juvenile Common Crane land nearby, then we saw a decent flock of Common Cranes fly out to sea which was being followed by a Bonelli's Eagle which unfotunately gave up the chase early and didn't come as close as we would have liked. There was a few raptors here very high up but impossible to make out, also we had a small migrating flock of Northern Lapwing here.
Last stop was the Paphos headland for Greater Sand Plover of which there was 2 of and enabled us to get close for some great views and photos. Sadly the Whimbrel and Turnstones were no-where to be seen.
Western Marsh Harrier
Greater Sand Plover
Common Ringed Plover
Cetti's Warbler (h)
Eurasian Reed-warbler (h)
Tree Pipit (h)
Red-throated Pipit (h)