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This is a brand new tour and part of our Get Back to Birding Programme with special arrangements in place to accommodate requirements around Covid-19, hygiene and social distancing. But what a place this is. Spring in Cyprus has all the elements of a classic birding tour with anything possible. There's flocks of shorebirds moving through, terns, hirundines, wheatears, shrikes, warblers, pipits and buntings. Throw in the recently split Cyprus Scops Owl, breeding endemics Cyprus Wheatear and Cyprus Warbler, great weather, great food and a fantastic private villa. Sounds horrible right?

Friday 9th April - Sunday 18th April 20201


Here are just a few of the key species we will be targetting on this tour:

  • Black Francolin
  • Greater Sandplover
  • Little Bittern
  • fullr ange of herons, ibis & egrets
  • Montagu's Harrier
  • Pallid Harrier
  • Bonelli's Eagle
  • Long-legged Buzzard
  • Little, Spotted & Baillon's  Crakes
  • Greater Sandplover
  • great shorebird migration
  • Audouin's Gull
  • Great Spotted Cuckoo
  • Cyprus Scops-Owl (Endemic)
  • Lesser Kestrel
  • Blue-cheeked Bee-eater
  • European Roller
  • Masked Shrike
  • more shrikes, swallows etc
  • Cyprus Pied Wheatear (Endemic breeding species)
  • Eastern Black-eared Wheatear
  • Collared Flycatcher
  • Semi-collared Flycatcher
  • Eastern Olivaeous Warbler
  • Eastern Bonelli's Warbler
  • Cyprus Warbler (Endemic breeding species)
  • Ruppell's Warbler 
  • Eastern Orphean Warbler
  • Eastern Subalpine Warbler
  • Eurasian Penduline Tit
  • Coal Tit (Endemic ssp)
  • Short-toed Treecreeper (Endemic ssp)
  • Red-throated Pipit    
  • Eurasian Jay (Endemic ssp)
  • Common Crossbill (Endemic ssp)
  • Cretzchmar's Bunting
  • Ortolan Bunting
  • the excitement of migration birding!

Leader:  Nick Bray 

Ground Price:  £1450.00  - Paphos/Paphos

Airfare: £150.00 - £250.00  (Approx) - UK/UK

Single supplement: £250.00

Deposit: £300.00

Group size:  Minimum of 4 and maximum 7.

Included in cost: 9 nights acommodation in a large private villa, mostly en-suite, all meals from breakfast on Day 1 to lunch on Day 10, most drinks including beer & wine with evening meals, ground transport throughout,  entrance fees to reserves, and services of leaders.

Not included:  International airfare, insurance, some drinks, tips and items of a personal nature. 

Accommodation:  We will be based at a conveniently located private villa depending on group size, with great facilities.

Tour Code:   A relaxed birding tour for all levels of ability and fitness. Leisurely walking, very occasionally over moderately rough terrain, is the only physical requirement on most days. Most birding is done close to our vehicle, though we will need to walk to see some of the local specialities or explore some of the sites. The weather at this time of the year is generally warm, dry and pleasant although some showers could occur and would be great to find migrating species.

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