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CYPRUS TRIP REPORT

Cyprus: 21st to 28th April 1997

Based at Ayia Napa

We stayed at Sunwing Resort, on the western outskirts of the popular holiday resort, Ayia Napa.
This provided an excellent base for a birding holiday, though this area is not optimal for touring the island since it is stuck at the east end of the republic. It is 90 minutes drive from the Akrotiri area or the eastern end of the Troodos (Karpedes) and is at least 2 hours from the more frequented sites in the Troodos and Paphos (where Jeff Gordon at the Cyprus information service is based). We travelled with two small children, and a couple of 3 hour days driving was as much as we felt we could inflict on them. Note - capitals denote species only seen here. I lost my notebook on the flight home, and had not transferred all the numbers to my summary sheets for the migrants.

Essential information:
Jeff Gordon at Cyprus Bird Information Centre (Paphos Tel & Fax:-357-6-232487, email: j.gordon@cytanet.com.cy runs the Birdline Cyprus [357-6-233707]. This is one of the activities of the Cyprus Ornithological Society (1957). Jeff answered my naive email queries patiently and promptly.

 

  • Flint, Peter R, and Stewart, Peter (1992) The Birds of Cyprus: An Annotated Checklist British Ornithologist's Union (ISBN 0 907446 14 0) is a description of the island, its avifauna and top birding sites, both north and south of the green line. Don't go without it. It gives invaluable status and distribution information, and was invaluable for indicating the kinds of species to expect.
  • Jonsson Lars (1992) Birds of Europe with North Africa and the Middle East, Christopher Helm (ISBN 07136 8096 2). I used this as the main field guide: all the species I saw were covered.
  • Lewington, Ian; Alström, P; Colston, P (1991) A Field Guide to the Rare Birds of Britain and Europe, Harper-Collins (ISBN 000 219917 3). I referred to this once - for confirming my Isabelline Wheatears.
  • Porter, RF, Christensen, S; Schiermacker-Hansen, P (1996) A Field Guide to the Birds of the Middle East. T & A.D. Poyser (ISBN 0 85661 076 3). This was essentially superfluous for this trip.
  • Vestner, Heinz (ed) (1995) Cyprus, Nelles (ISBN 3 88618 040 9) was a useful general guide.
  • All the bird songs of Europe (4 CD's) is weak on the local Sylvia warblers - but gave me Blue Rock Thrush.
  • Map: Cyprus 1:250 000 Freytag and berndt (Wien - date of publication not shown). This was this best available in Denmark and gave both roman and greek spellings. The detail was fine out in the country but inadequate in the villages, and several of the signposted villages in the Farmagusta area (south of the border) were not named. I understand that Bartholemew publish a series of better (larger scale) maps but have no details.

The area east of Larnaca is a low, open cultivated landscape. The dominant sound is of diesel driven water pumps. The most conspicuous bird in this area is the house sparrow. This means that one cannot be bothered to check the small birds, especially while driving. Crested Larks are also common and conspicuous. I only saw Spanish Sparrows twice, and only because they jumped out at me. I feel that I must have missed many. Corn Buntings were fairly frequent inland, and I saw several Calandra Larks. I also wonder how many short-toed larks I missed. There is virtually no standing water. The lake marked on the map west of Paralimni was dry, and there was very little water in Akhna Dam. Kestrels were common in this area.

Ayia Napa

My daily pattern was 2 hours birding before breakfast (6 to 8), first few days strolling from the hotel, which was adjoined the beach, a rocky headland and some bushes. Probably 10 hectares of habitat in all. I generally spent a little time checking the beach area in the late afternoon. Though the family had priority, I kept my binoculars with me, even by the pool. This eccentricity was rewarded with excellent views of a Saker flying past.
CATTLE EGRET (22/4, 2 flew in off the sea) Purple Heron (flock of about 20, competing with the Saker for attention 9:30 am 27/4) Greater Flamingo (22/4 approx 150, 23/4, 20, both occasions seen flying east at about 7 am), female SPARROW HAWKS (23/4, 9 a.m. from hotel, flying north, Saker (9:30 am 27/4, flying west), GULL-BILLED TERN (23/4, 5 flying east close in at 7:30 am), KINGFISHER (21/4, evening), Bee-eater (23/4 6 am), Hoopoe (23/4 7:30), Crested Lark (at least 2 pairs resident on limestone pavement area south, TAWNY PIPIT (edge of town, 26/4), NIGHTINGALE, 22 and 23/4, the latter bird was singing at about 9 am. Whinchat (22/4), ISABELLINE WHEATEAR (21 to 23/4) at least two on rocky headlands, BLUE ROCK THRUSH (23/4, singing, not seen), LESSER WHITETHROAT (21 and at least 22/4) GARDEN WARBLER (25/4) Blackcap (from 22/4 and throughout the week, males often heard singing. The olive tree in the monastery grounds in the town centre housed at least 6 when we visited, Good Friday - 25/4), Spotted Flycatcher (25/4, near hotel and at monastery), Great Tit (22/4 and throughout), Red-backed Shrike (single males 23 and 24/4) Woodchat Shrike (22/4), Greenfinch, Goldfinch, both common residents and seen many places.

Potamos (27/4)

This is a natural harbour due south of Liopteri, unnamed on my map. You follow the sign "fishing shelter" from the main road. This tarmac road becomes a gravel track which curves right (west) and continues along the beach where there is ample parking. Clearly a popular beach for locals with two small cafes. There is no shallow water for waders: the harbour is a flooded wadi. The area north of the beach (i.e east of the harbour) is a limestone pavement, rich in flowers, and dotted with pines and other bushes, largest towards the beach. There is also a replanting scheme with eucalyptus. We drove past this on at least 5 trips.

Squacco Heron (24/4), Little Egret, 85 Greater Flamingo at 6 am which flew around the bay for about 10 minutes, looking for somewhere to land. The QUAIL flew straight in off the sea, Common Sandpiper flew along the beach and about 5 (probable) Black Terns came into telescope view far offshore, moving east while I was counting the flamingos. I put up 2 RED-THROATED PIPIT. The coastal bushes hosted a Spotted Flycatcher and several Blackcaps and a small, unidentified Sylvia warbler. A large colony of house sparrows was nesting in trees by the harbour.

Capo Greco

This public park, and popular destination for cycling tourists offers the sea, a closed area (military listening posts, I presume), an extensive limestone pavement area (frequented by Cyprus Wheatear), a low, flat cultivated area and a high bushy area. I was there twice late afternoon (22, and 25/4), and twice early morning (26/4 and 28/4), when I bumped into two birders and some limers. One of the birders recommended an area further west, adjacent to the city dump. He had seen a lot of pipits there. A birder I met at Akhna (Keith Mitchell) had seen several Bimaculated Larks here at the beginning of the week. I dipped.
Little Egret (28/4, about 15 flew in and away), Purple Heron (26/4), Saker (25/4, flew in from west, settled on one of the masts, then vanished before I drove up to it), Chukar (conspicuous on all three visits), Audouin's Gull (25 and 15/4, 2nd and 3rd year birds, and adults about 5 birds in all), Yellow-legged Gull (26/4 adult - presumably L.c.michahellis), Turtle Dove (25 and 26/4), Calandra Lark (26/4), Whinchat (26/4), Whitethroat (25/4), Spanish Sparrow (25/4, 26/4 at least 12 east of the barley field which were put up by a Kestrel), Linnet

Akhna Dam

I took the family here the first day. Otherwise I was there on my own during the afternoon since my wife found the incessant diesel pumps annoying. The directions given in Flint describe perfectly how to get there. Assuming that you are not staying in Ayia Napa. I tried to find it twice from Avgorou but failed both times, once ending up much too far south on the Larnaca-Farmagusta road, once too far east. There is no problem in returning to Avgorou afterwards (which lies some 5 Km south, having crossed the dam). The problem is that this site borders the cease-fire line from 1974. In fact the road from Larnaca runs 10 m from the fence for several Km, and there are posts manned by Turks, Greeks and UN troops on their respective sides of the roads. Makes you a bit wary of stopping to watch a Red-footed Falcon flying across the border. On the first two occasions I stopped on the north side, using a small track before the dam. On the final visit, I drove over the dam and parked on the south side, walking along a track through and at the edge of tamarisk scrub. All visits were made in the afternoon: on 22/4 from about 12:30 to 15:00 (sunny) and on 25/4 and 27/4 from about 14:00 to 15:30 (cloudy with a little rain both times). It is a popular outing for fishermen, and for young men in pick-up trucks or motorbikes to drive round. For all its physical imperfections, this was the best site for birds I visited. Perhaps not entirely unrelated to its status as the only fresh water in the south east of the island? The water level was very low.
GREY HERON (27/4) Purple Heron (27/4, a flock of 8 flew round warily, eventually landing for a few minutes before being scared away), Glossy Ibis (22/4), TEAL (25 and 27/4) MALLARD ( a pair 25/4, a pair and a single male 27/4), GARGANEY (male, 25/4), SHOVELER (male, 22/4), RED-FOOTED FALCON (male 25/4, nearby while driving) HOBBY (flew in an buzzed the stints 25/4) COOT (about 8 resident), Black-winged Stilt (about 12 resident), STONE CURLEW (27/4), LITTLE RINGED PLOVER (2, 22/4), RINGED PLOVER (2, 25/4), SPUR-WINGED PLOVER (at the south end, 2 pairs. I only saw one of these pairs the first two occasions as it is difficult to approach that area on the north side without disturbing everything), LITTLE STINT (about 20 on 22 and 25/4, about 10 on 27/4), CURLEW SANDPIPER (25/4), GREAT SNIPE (27/4), MARSH SANDPIPER (22/4, 2 and 25/4 a single), GREENSHANK (2 each time), WOOD SANDPIPER (1 or 2 each time), Common Sandpiper (about 20 on 22/4, 10 on 25 and 27/4), Yellow-legged Gull (2nd year bird 22/4), LITTLE TERN (22/4), WHITE-WINGED BLACK TERN (22/4), Woodpigeon (2 on 25 and 27/4), Swift (only A.apus identified, drinking), WHITE WAGTAIL (22/4), Calandra Lark (22/4 nearby), Crested Lark (abundant), House Martin (abundant), Whinchat (27/4), CETTI'S WARBLER (at least two singing Males), Fan-tailed Warbler (Zitting Cisticola) (at least two singing males 25 and 27/4), Reed Warbler (25/4 singing in a minuscule patch of reeds on north side), Olivaceous Warbler (25 and 27/4 in the tamarisk, especially along the south side), Spectacled Warbler (several singing males of a shy Sylvia warbler singing in the tamarisk along the north side 25/4. The glimpses I had were compatible with this identification. Positive identification on 27/4 of a bird on the south side), Willow Warbler (heard a fragment of song 27/4), Spotted Flycatcher (at least 2, 27/4), Linnet (22/4), Corn Bunting (27/4). (In addition to various universal species, Keith Mitchell saw Little Bittern and Lesser Grey Shrike here on 25/4).

A pool near Avgorou - Daski Achnas

On our first attempt to find Akhna Dam (22/4), we took an unsign-posted road west out of Avgorou which turned into a dirt track after several Km. This eventually joined a road which led into Daski Achnas from the south (probably at least 1 Km south(-east?) of Daski Achnas). A few hundred metres before the track joined the Daski Achnas road, there was a large, stinking, muddy pool about 100 m from the road, to the south (as this was about 12 noon, the lighting was not optimal!). There was a large farm nearby and the smell was of rotting pig manure, a familiar smell in Denmark. As we drew up, 4 Glossy Ibis flew up and continued north east. In addition, there was a single Black-winged Stilt, a Collared Pratincole, about 100 Ruff, several other unidentified waders, a single male Blue-headed Wagtail (thunbergi type) and Corn Bunting.

Larnaca

We drove through Larnaca on the way from the airport. I had a glimpse of a probable Gull-billed Tern at the salt lake. The only bird AT ALL I saw here, despite a visit for an hour two days later where the main aim was to visit the excavations at Kition (over-rated in my humble opinion, but then the kids were playing up so we couldn't concentrate - Pallid Swifts and large lizards). Larnaca is busy, the ring road is incomplete. Basically, it lies in the way of getting anywhere else.
The most interesting birds in Larnaca were Pallid and Alpine Swifts, and Red-rumped Swallow. A pause at the fishing harbour (after Kition, 23/4) yielded the only BLACK-HEADED GULLS of the trip (an adult winter, and a second year bird).

Kornos, 23/4

Our guide book (Nelles "Cyprus") recommended this area for the flowers and nice scenery. We saw no flowers of note. In Kornos, we followed the signs for the forest picnic site, and strolled from here. On the way back, I slipped on some gravel and tore a muscle in my thigh, which slowed me down for the rest of the holiday (I had two days when I could scarcely walk). The habitat was open pine forest with a little cultivation, on foothills. Saw Roller on the way back on the motorway near Kosi (and on 26/4 at the same place). A female PALLID HARRIER migrated north (I also saw a female harrier from the bus from the airport near Ormidhia which may have been this species). Cyprus Wheatear were particularly conspicuous here. It is disconcerting the first time you hear a reed warbler singing in a pine tree half way up a hill - Olivaceous Warbler. Also a single WOOD WARBLER. Great Tit (feeding fledged young), Magpie and Cretzschmar's Bunting were abundant here.

24/4 As Episkopi and Akrotiri are at least 90 minutes drive from Ayia Napa, we combined these places into a single day which meant that I did not have the opportunity to explore Akrotiri properly. We started at Kourion, which I recommend as a cultural experience to even the most die hard twitcher. The mosaics and ruins are really fine and the setting magnificent with a panoramic view over the Akrotiri peninsular and sea. There is a view over the beach from the basilica. It was blowing a gale and all 5 species of swallow, at least 2 species of swift, jackdaws, crows and kestrels were enjoying the experience. We skipped Apollo and drove to Quarry Cliff where the road down to the beach is closed to private traffic and with my leg I was not keen to walk down (the view onto the beach as illustrated in Flint). Had excellent views of at least 3 Eleonora's Falcon and a Chukar at the side of the road, but no vultures in the 15 minutes we stayed. It was really blowing a gale at this time and the amount of dust thrown up made it rather unpleasant. We drove to Phassouri, stopped to look at the reservoir (dry - no birds) and tried to find the reed beds. The sketch map in Flint is inaccurate since, coming from the north, the road at the position marked is a track into citrus plantations. However this error was rewarded by a fine young downy SCOPS OWL. The correct road is tarmaced - ours was a farm track. We went for the Akrotiri reed beds instead, but again took the wrong track (walking this time - I later found that there is a forest nursery at the right turn off, which is a dirt track), and cut through the citrus to the Eucalyptus plantation and the northern salt marshes of the lake which were really rather good. I did not attempt to find the Dead Sea Sparrows, though given the low water level, it might not have been too difficult. Afterwards, we drove down the west side of the lake enjoying excellent views of Bee Eaters (28 on wires south of the radio station), but could not see any birds on the salt flats, and did not find any pools close to the road.

Kourion:

Alpine Swift (7), CRAG MARTIN, Cyprus Warbler, Black-headed Bunting (first sighting)

Akrotiri:

Little Egret, Glossy Ibis (84), Greater Flamingo (25), Black-winged Stilt (29), AVOCET, Ruff (4), Greenshank (2), SLENDER-BILLED GULL (40 including many individuals with rosy breasts), Sand Martin (hundreds), WHEATEAR (male), Cetti's Warbler (at least 5), Reed Warbler, Olivaceous Warbler (at least 3), Spectacled Warbler as well as the ubiquitous goldfinches.

On 26/4, we returned to the higher ground, driving into the easternmost Troodos to near Macharia (Makheras on some maps). We had two stops, the first a few hundred metres below the peace monument near the monastery of Macharia, where we simply sat for over 2 hours (this was only a few days after I damaged my leg), and then strolled up the road to the monument which gave excellent views (estimated altitude 800-1000 m). The second stop was on the way down at a large picnic site some 4 Km south of Karpedes where we strolled through the pine forest (estimated altitude 500-600 m). The scenery is marvellous, with open Alepo pine forest, and there were lots of flowers. We saw lots of the distinctive local race of COAL TIT (illustrated in Flint and Porter, but not Jonsson) at both places, Woodpigeon and CHAFFINCHes galore, a few Cretzschmar's Bunting and a lot of singing Black-headed Bunting, particularly at Macharia. On the way back we saw both Bee Eater and Hoopoe in the foothills near Mathiáti. When I returned to Ayia Napa (90 minutes drive later), I discovered that I had left my telescope at the second stop. The hotel contacted the police local station (in a suburb of Nicosia) and the cafe in Karpedes. Two locals went up to the picnic site and failed to find it since, unknown to them, one of their neighbours had found it and driven all the way down to the police station, some 15 Km down hill. When I came to the cafe, after failing to find the scope, they had the message from the police, via my hotel, that it had been turned in. How many places would one expect such honesty, and such efficiency? (my species lists are incomplete for this day as I had not transferred all the information from my note book). Sadly no Crossbills or Great-spotted Cuckoos, and I do not remember Alpine Swift from here.

Macharia CUCKOO (several, including an aberrant song OO-OO-OO, WREN, Cyprus wheatears (here too), MASKED SHRIKE (quite a few though their behaviour seems strikingly different from the Red-backed, Great Grey and Loggerhead Shrikes I am most familiar with - they perch on lower branches looking down), JAY (heard), Linnet.

Karpedes: Red-rumped Swallow (the other swallows - conspicuously House Martin - were flying in flocks - the red rumps were solitary), Willow Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher COMMON RAVEN (heard - I was not in doubt, But Jeff commented that they are very rare now), SERIN (lots, singing).

 

Cyprus number English name Latin name Cyprus place
18 Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides 24/4-97 Potamos
19 Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis 22/4-97 Ayia Napa
20 Little Egret Egretta garzetta 24/4-97 Akrotiri
22 Grey Heron Ardea cinerea 27/4-97 Akhna Dam
23 Purple Heron Ardea purpurea 26/4-97 Ayia Napa
26 Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus 26/4-97 Avgorou
28 Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber 22/4-97 Ayia Napa
39 Teal Anas crecca 25/4-97 Akhna Dam
40 Mallard Anas platyrhynchos 25/4-97 Akhna Dam
42 Garganey Anas querquedula 25/4-97 Akhna Dam
43 Shoveler Anas clypeata 22/4-97 Akhna Dam
67 Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus 23/4-97 Kornos
70 Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus 23/4-97 Ayia Napa
83 Kestrel Falco tinnunculus 22/4-97 Avgorou
84 Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus 25/4-97 Akhna Dam
86 Hobby Falco subbuteo 25/4-97 Akhna Dam
87 Eleonora's Falcon Falco eleonorae 24/4-97 Quarry Cliff
89 Saker Falco cherrug 25/4-97 Capo Greco
91 Chukar Alectoris chukar 22/4-97 Capo Greco
93 Quail Coturnix coturnix 27/4-97 Potamos
102 Coot Fulica atra 22/4-97 Akhna Dam
109 Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus 22/4-97 Avgorou
110 Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta 24/4-97 Akrotiri
111 Stone Curlew

(Eurasian Thick-knee)

Burhinus oedicnemus 27/4-97 Akhna Dam
113 Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola 22/4-97 Avgorou
115 Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius 22/4-97 Akhna Dam
116 Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula 25/4-97 Akhna Dam
123 Spur-winged Plover Vanellus spinosus 22/4-97 Akhna Dam
129 Little Stint Calidris minuta 22/4-97 Akhna Dam
131 Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea 25/4-97 Akhna Dam
134 Ruff Philomachus pugnax 22/4-97 Avgorou
137 Great Snipe Gallinago media 27/4-97 Akhna Dam
146 Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis 22/4-97 Akhna Dam
147 Greenshank Tringa nebularia 22/4-97 Akhna Dam
149 Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola 22/4-97 Akhna Dam
151 Common Sandpiper Tringa hypoleucos 22/4-97 Akhna Dam
158 Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus 23/4-97 Larnaca
159 Slender-billed Gull Larus genei 24/4-97 Akrotiri
160 Audouin's Gull Larus audouinii 25/4-97 Capo Greco
163 Yellow-legged Gull Larus cachinnans 22/4-97 Akhna Dam
166 Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon (Sterna) nilotica 23/4-97 Ayia Napa
171 LittleTern Sterna albifrons 22/4-97 Akhna Dam
173 Black Tern Childonias nigra 27/4-97 Potamos
174 White-winged Black Tern Childonias leucoptera 22/4-97 Akhna Dam
177 Rock Dove Columba livia 21/4-97 Larnaca
179 Woodpigeon Columba palumbus 23/4-97 Larnaca
180 Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto 23/4-97 Larnaca
181 Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur 25/4-97 Capo Greco
185 Cuckoo Cuculus canorus 26/4-97 Macharia
187 Scops Owl Otus scops 24/4-97 Phassouri
192 Swift Apus apus 21/4-97 Larnaca
193 Pallid Swift Apus pallidus 21/4-97 Larnaca
194 Alpine Swift Tachymarptis melba 23/4-97 Larnaca
196 Kingfisher Alcedo atthis 21/4-97 Ayia Napa
199 Bee-eater Merops apiaster 23/4-97 Ayia Napa
200 Roller Coracias garrulus 23/4-97 Kosi
201 Hoopoe Upupa epops 23/4-97 Ayia Napa
204 Calandra Lark Melanocorypha calandra 22/4-97 Akhna Dam
208 Crested Lark Galerda cristata 22/4-97 Ayia Napa
211 Sand Martin Riparia riparia 24/4-97 Kourion
212 Crag Martin Hirundo rupestris 24/4-97 Kourion
213 Swallow Hirundo rustica 21/4-97 Larnaca
214 Red-rumped Swallow Hirundo daurica 21/4-97 Larnaca
215 House Martin Delichon urbica 21/4-97 Larnaca
217 Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris 26/4-97 Ayia Napa
222 Red-throated Pipit Anthus cervinus 27/4-97 Potamos
224 Yellow/Blue-headed Wagtail Motacilla flava 22/4-97 Avgorou
227 White Wagtail Motacilla alba 22/4-97 Akhna Dam
230 (Winter) Wren Troglodytes troglodytes 26/4-97 Macharia
235 Nightingale Luscinia megarhynchos 22/4-97 Ayia Napa
241 Whinchat Saxicola rubetra 22/4-97 Ayia Napa
244 Isabelline Wheatear Oenanthe isabellina 21/4-97 Ayia Napa
245 Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe 24/4-97 Akrotiri
253 Blue Rock Thrush Monticola solitarius 23/4-97 Ayia Napa
261 Cetti's Warbler Cettia cetti 22/4-97 Akhna Dam
262 Fan-tailed Warbler

(Zitting Cisticola)

Cisticola juncidis 25/4-97 Akhna Dam
270 Reed Warbler Agrocephalus scirpaceus 24/4-97 Akrotiri
272 Olivaceous Warbler Hippolais pallida 23/4-97 Kornos
275 Spectacled Warbler Sylvia conspicillata 24/4-97 Akrotiri
278 Cyprus Warbler Sylvia melanothorax 24/4-97 Kourion
283 Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curraca 21/4-97 Ayia Napa
284 Whitethroat Sylvia communis 25/4-97 Capo Greco
285 Garden Warbler Sylvia borin 25/4-97 Ayia Napa
286 Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla 22/4-97 Ayia Napa
290 Wood Warbler Phylloscopus sibilatrix 23/4-97 Kornos
292 Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus 26/4-97 Kapedes
295 Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata 25/4-97 Ayia Napa
301 Coal Tit Parus ater 26/4-97 Kapedes
302 Great Tit Parus major 22/4-97 Ayia Napa
307 Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio 23/4-97 Ayia Napa
308 Woodchat Shrike Lanius senator 22/4-97 Ayia Napa
309 Masked Shrike Lanius nubicus 26/4-97 Macharia
312 Jay Garrulus glandarius 26/4-97 Macharia
313 Magpie Pica pica 23/4-97 Kornos
314 Jackdaw Corvus monedula 24/4-97 Xylophagu
316 Carrion/Hooded Crow Corvus corone 21/4-97 Larnaca
317 Common Raven Corvus corax 26/4-97 Karpedes
320 House Sparrow Passer domesticus 21/4-97 Larnaca
321 Spanish Sparrow Passer hispaniolensis 25/4-97 Capo Greco
325 Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs 26/4-97 Macharia
328 Serin Serinus serinus 26/4-97 Karpedes
329 Greenfinch Carduelis chloris 21/4-97 Ayia Napa
330 Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis 21/4-97 Ayia Napa
332 Linnet Acanthis cannabina 22/4-97 Akhna Dam
343 Cretzschmar's Bunting Emberiza caesia 23/4-97 Kornos
346 Black-headed Bunting Emberiza melanocephala 24/4-97 Kourion
347 Corn Bunting Emberiza (Milaria) calandra 22/4-97 Avgorou

David B. Collinge