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CYPRUS BIRD SIGHTINGS RECORDS FOR 2017
Have you been out bird watching in Cyprus during 2017? Then please don’t forget to send all your 2017 sightings in to the Recorder if you haven’t already done so. They can be sent either via the Global portal of the BTO BirdTrack database http://app.bto.org/birdtrack2/main/data-home.jsp or on the excel form which you can either download from the BirdLife Cyprus website or the Recorder can send to you. Email lists are acceptable if you are not comfortable with either of those two methods. Users of the eBird recording scheme can download their sightings into an excel file and forward them in that format if they want.
So that the 2017 database can be completed it would be appreciated if they are received by February 10th 2018. If you are unable to meet that deadline but still have 2017 records to submit please let the Recorder know.
Make your birdwatching count and ensure that your sightings are included in the 2017 country database. Please note that the only way for your records to be included in the database is to ensure that the Recorder receives them. Unfortunately, she is unable to include those only noted on various social media sites, ‘round-robin’ emails, “BirdLine” etc.
Jane Stylianou
cypriaca@birdlifecyprus.org.cy
BirdLife Cyprus Bird Recorder
P O Box 24382, 1703 Nicosia, Cyprus
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Day's Guiding Paphos area, 23rd November 2017, with highlights Finsch's Wheatear, Blue Rock Thrush, Hen Harrier, Long-legged Buzzard, Laughing Dove, Red-throated Pipit, Spur-winged Lapwing.

Full trip report available via link below:
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Birding luck today! Spotted a Merlin on the ground near Larnaca Sewage Works and then realised it had prey under its claws - a lark which it then proceeded to eat and ignored me so I managed to get some photos.

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21/11/2017
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Pleased to have caught up with the two Slavonian Grebe that were found offshore by regular birding visitor Alison McArthur at Kouklia, Paphos late last Thursday. Still present Sunday morning although not playing ball for photographs! Two record shots below.
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19/11/2017
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Two of the many Corn Bunting in flocks on the Karpasia Peninsula today
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Day's Guiding Paphos Plain and Diarizos Valley, 14th November 2017 with highlights Finsch's Wheatear, Pallid Harrier, Hen Harrier, Spur-winged Lapwing, Calandra Lark, Red-throated Pipit, Eurasian Sparrowhawk, Laughing Dove

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Greater Flamingo feeding, Meneou 13th November 2017
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Birding Nicosia and Oroklini 11th November 2017

Spent much longer out birding than I had originally intended but it was worth it with the best birds being a sub adult Bonelli's Eagle, two Long-legged Buzzard, three (maybe four) Finsch's Wheatear, Red-throated Pipit, Spotted Crake, Water Pipit and a female Merlin which scattered the waders at Oroklini Marsh.

Interesting birds seen:

Agios Sozomenos
Bonelli's Eagle 1 ad
Long-legged Buzzard 2 (see photo)
Peregrine Falcon 1
Finsch's Wheatear 1m and 2f (prob 3f)
Red-throated Pipit 7+
Black Redstart 5
Spanish Sparrow 30+

Oroklini Marsh
Greater Flamingo 15
Spur-winged Lapwing 52+
Northern Lapwing 18
Black-headed Gull 13
Armenian Gull 1 ad
Northern Pintail 3
Little Stint 37
Common Ringed Plover 1
Common Redshank 8
Marsh Sandpiper 1
Common Snipe 2
Spotted Crake 1
Water Pipit 2
Merlin 1f
Grey Heron 1

Spiros Pool
Eurasian Golden Plover 27
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Day's Guiding north of Paphos, 10th November 2017, with highlights Cyprus Warbler, Bonelli's Eagle, Long-legged Buzzard, Northern Goshawk, Western Marsh and Hen Harrier, Blue Rock Thrush, Cyprus Coal Tit, Common Quail

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With the drop in temperatures, European Serin are now present at lower levels of the island and taking advantage of any water they can find.
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09/11/2017
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