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Cyprus Trip Report

10 September – 17 September 1997

 

Systematic list

1. Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis).

Common at Bishop’s Pool.

2. Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena).

1 juv. Asprokremnos Pool (17/09).

3. Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo sinensis).

2 Agios (15/09).

4. Shag (Phalacrocorax aristotelis desmarestii).

3 Akrotiri (11/09); 3 Cape Kiti (12/09).

5. White Pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus).

1 Akna Dam (14/09).

6. Little Egret (Egretta garzetta).

1 Foinikas (10/09); 1 Germasogeïa Dam (11/09); 1 Bishop’s Pool (12/09); 1 Liopetri – Potamos (13/09); 1 Agios and 1 Bishop’s Pool (15/09); 1 Asprokremnos Dam (17/09).

7. Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea).

Seen at Germasogeïa Dam and Bishop’s Pool.

8. White Stork (Ciconia ciconia).

1 Akrotiri (10/09); 11 Akrotiri (14 - 16/09); 8 Fassouri Reed Bed (17/09).

9. Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos).

Common at Bishop’s Pool and Akna Dam.

10. Garganey (Anas querquedula).

Common at Bishop’s Pool (4) and Asprokremnos Pool (3).

11. Common Pochard (Aythya ferina).

1 m Bishop’s Pool.

12. European Honey-buzzard (Pernis apivorus).

381 migrating S Akrotiri (11/09); 17 S Bishop’s Pool and 68 S Akrotiri (12/09); 20 S Akrotiri (14/09); 1 Bishop’s Pool (15/09); 28 S Bishop’s Pool and 3 S Akrotiri (16/09); 13 S Bishop’s Pool and 2 S Fassouri Reed Bed (17/09).

13. Black Kite (Milvus migrans).

1 Foinikas (10/09); 12 migrating S Akrotiri and 1 S Bishop’s Pool (11/09); 2 S Bishop’s Pool (12/09).

14. Giffron Vulture (Gyps fulvus).

1 Kensington Cliffs (10/09); 1 Troodos – Arminou (15/09).

15. Short-toed Eagle (Circaetus gallicus).

2 migrating S Akrotiri (12/09).

16. Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginosus).

1 migrating S Kensington Cliffs and 4 S Akrotiri (10/09); 1 Fassouri Reed Bed (11/09); 3 Akrotiri and 4 Fassouri Reed Bed (14/09); 1 Fassouri Reed Bed and 1 Akrotiri (15/09); 3 S Bishop’s Pool and 26 S Akrotiri (16/09); 3 S Bishop’s Pool, 4 S Fassouri Reed Bed and 8 S Asprokremnos Dam (17/09).

17. Montagu’s Harrier (Circus pygargus).

1 juv. Akrotiri (10/09); 1 juv. Fassouri Reed Bed (11/09); 1 Bishop’s Pool (12/09); 1 m Liopetri – Potamos (13/09); 6 (incl. 1 melanistic) Fassouri Reed Bed (14/09); 1 juv. S Bishop’s Pool and 2 (incl. 1 melanistic) Fassouri Reed Bed (16/09); 1 juv. S Bishop’s Pool, 1 juv. S Fassouri Reed Bed and 2 juv. S Akrotiri (17/09).

18. Steppe Buzzard (Buteo buteo vulpinus).

1 migrating S Akrotiri (11/09); 1 S Akrotiri (12/09).

19. Long-legged Buzzard (Buteo rufinus rufinus).

2 Troodos – Arminou (15/09).

20. Booted Eagle (Hieraaetus pennatus).

1 dark phase migrating S Akrotiri (11/09); 1 dark phase S Bishop’s Pool (16/09).

21. Osprey (Pandion haliaetus).

1 migrating S Asprokremnos Dam (17/09).

22. Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus).

Common and widespread.

23. Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus).

1 f Akrotiri (11/09); 1 m Fassouri Reed Bed (14/09); 3 f + 1 juv. Akrotiri and 1 m + 2 juv. Bishop’s Pool (16/09); 1 f Fassouri Reed Bed (17/09).

24. Hobby (Falco subbuteo).

1 Bishop’s Pool and 3 Akrotiri (16/09); 1 Bishop’s Pool (17/09).

25. Eleonora’s Falcon (Falco eleonorae).

5 Foinikas, 1 Asprokremnos Dan and 16 Kensington Cliffs (10/09); 3 Bishop’s Pool (11/09); 8 Fassouri Reed Bed (14/09); 3 Bishop’s Pool (16/09); 1 Fassouri Reed Bed and 3 Asprokremnos Dam (17/09).

26. Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus brookei).

1 Asprokremnos Dam (17/09).

27. Chukar (Alectoris chukar cypriotes).

7+ Foinikas and 20+ Nikokleïa (10/09); 8 Bishop’s Pool (15/09).

28. Black Francolin (Francolinus francolinus).

2 m Akrotiri (11/09).

29. Common Quail (Coturnix coturnix).

1 Akrotiri (11/09); 1 Akna Dam (14/09).

30. Little Crake (Porzana parva).

1 juv. Asprokremnos Pool (17/09).

31. Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus).

Common at Bishop’s Pool and Asprokremnos Pool.

32. Common Coot (Fulica atra).

Seen at Bishop’s Pool and Asprokremnos Dam.

33. Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus).

5 Asprokremnos Pool (17/09).

34. Stone-curlew (Burhinus oedicnemus).

1 Akrotiri (11/09); 3 Liopetri – Potamos (13/09).

35. Collared Pratincole (Glareola pratincola).

2 Larnaca (12/09).

36. Kentish Plover (Charadrius alexandrinus).

Common at Ladies Mile Beach, Akrotiri, Liopetri – Potamos and Spiros Pool. Highest count 28 Ladies Mile Beach (12/09).

37. Little Ringed Plover (Charadrius dubius).

2 Akna Dam (14/09).

38. Great Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula).

Seen at Bishop’s Pool, Akrotiri, Spiros Pool, Liopetri – Potamos and Cape Grecco in small numbers.

39. Dotterel (Charadrius morinellus).

4 Akrotiri (15/09).

40. Grey Plover (Pluvialis squatarola).

1 Liopetri – Potamos (13/09).

41. Sanderling (Calidris alba).

1 Akrotiri (15/09).

42. Little Stint (Calidris minuta).

Common at Bishop’s Pool, Akna Dam, Ladies Mile Beach, Akrotiri, Larnaca and Spiros Pool. Highest count 30+ Akna Dam (14/09).

43. Temminck’s Stint (Calidris temminckii).

3 Akna Dam (14/09).

44. Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotos).

1 Akna Dam (14/09).

45. Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea).

Common at Ladies Mile Beach, Cape Grecco, Spiros Pool, Akna Dam and Akrotiri. Highest count 10+ Akna Dam (14/09).

46. Dunlin (Calidris alpina).

Seen in small numbers at Akna Dam, Akrotiri and Ladies Mile Beach.

47. Ruff (Philomachus pugnax).

1 Akna Dam (14/09).

48. Common Snipe (Gallinago gallinago).

Seen in small numbers at Akna Dam, Bishop’s Pool and Asprokremnos Pool.

49. Marsh Sandpiper (Tringa stagnatilis).

1 Asprokremnos Dam (17/09).

50. Greenshank (Tringa nebularia).

Very small numbers at Akrotiri.

51. Green Sandpiper (Tringa ochropus).

Common at Bishop’s Pool, Cape Grecco and Akna Dam. Highest count 6 Bishop’s Pool (16/09).

52. Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola).

1 Akna Dam (14/09); 2 Bishop’s Pool (16/09); 3 Asprokremnos Dam (17/09).

53. Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos).

Small numbers at Akrotiri, Bishop’s Pool, Ladies Mile Beach, Germasogeïa Dam and Liopetri – Potamos.

54. Turnstone (Arenaria interpres).

1 Liopetri – Potamos and 1 Cape Grecco (13/09).

55. Slender-billed Gull (Larus genei).

8 Ladies Mile Beach (17/09).

56. Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus fuscus).

1 Ladies Mile Beach (12/09).

57. Yellow-legged Gull (Larus cachinnans michahellis).

1 Kensington Cliffs (10/09); 20+ Ladies Mile Beach and 30+ Larnaca (12/09); 30+ Ladies Mile Beach (17/09).

58. Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybridus).

1 ad. + 1 juv. Bishop’s Pool (16 & 17/09)

59. White-winged Black Tern (Chlidonias leucopterus).

1 juv. Bishop’s Pool (16/09); 1 ad. Asprokremnos Dam (17/09).

60. Rock Dove (Columba livia).

Many at Asprokremnos Dam (10/09).

61. Wood Pigeon (Columba palumbus).

Seen each day.

62. Turtle dove (Streptopelia turtur).

Seen daily in many areas. Highest count 50+ Bishop’s Pool (12/09).

63. Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto).

Seen each day.

64. Barn Owl (Tyto alba).

1 Fassouri Reed Bed (14 & 15/09).

65. Eurasian Scops Owl (Otus scops).

2 calling Fassouri Reed Bed (15/09).

66. Little Owl (Athene noctua).

1 calling Fassouri Reed Bed (14/09); 1 calling Asprokremnos Dam (17/09).

67. Alpine swift (Tachymarptis melba).

1 Fassouri Reed Bed (17/09).

68. Pallid Swift (Apus pallidus).

2 Kensington Cliffs (10/09); 4 Bishop’s Pool and 6 Fassouri Reed Bed (16/09); 3 Fassouri Reed Bed (17/09).

69. Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis).

Seen daily at Akrotiri, Germasogeïa Dam, Liopetri – Potamos and Bishop’ Pool.

70. European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster).

Seen daily in good numbers at Asprokremnos Dam, Akrotiri, Bishop’s Pool, Fassouri Reed Bed and Troodos. Highest count 60+ Fassouri Reed Bed (11/09).

71. Hoopoe (Upupa epops)

1 Germasogeïa Dam (11/09); 1 Cape Greco (13/09); 2 Akrotiri (14/09); 1 Bishop’s Pool (15/09); 1 Bishop’s Pool (17/09).

72. Calandra Lark (Melanocorypha calandra).

40+ Larnaca (14/09).

73. Crested Lark (Galerida cristata cypriaca).

Daily, common.

74. Short-toed Lark (Calandrella brachydactyla).

8 Akrotiri (11/09); 2 Larnaca (12/09); 4 Larnaca (14/09); 4 Akrotiri (15/09).

75. Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica).

Seen daily in small numbers.

76. Red-rumped Swallow (Hirundo daurica).

1 Akrotiri (10/09); 3 Akrotiri (14/09); 1 Bishop’s Pool and 1 Fassouri Reed Bed (16/09).

77. House Martin (Delichon urbica).

Small numbers seen.

78. Sand Martin (Riparia riparia).

Smaal numbers seen.

79. Tawny Pipit (Anthus campestris).

1 Foinikas (10/09); 3 Akrotiri (11/09); 1 Larnaca (12/09); 10+ Akrotiri and 1 Larnaca (14/09); 1 Fassouri Reed Bed (15/09); 5 Akrotiri (16/09); 3 Asprokremnos Dam (17/09).

80. Tree pipit (Anthus trivialis).

1 Fassouri Reed Bed (11/09).

81. Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla flava feldegg).

Seen daily. Highest count 79 Larnaca (12/09).

82. Grey Wagtail (Motacilla cinerea).

1 Fassouri Reed Bed (11/09).

83. Whinchat (Saxicola rubetra).

1 Fassouri Reed Bed and 2 Bishop’s Pool (11/09); 7 Cape Grecco (13/09).

84. Wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe).

1 Akrotiri (10/09); 4 Liopetri – Potamos and 3 Cape Grecco (13/09).

85. Cyprus Wheatear (Oenanthe cypriaca).

Seen almost daily in small numbers. Highest count 10+ Troodos (15/09).

86. Black-eared Wheatear (Oenanthe hispanica melanoleuca).

1 m Akrotiri (12/09).

87. Cetti’s Warbler (Cettia cetti).

1 Bishop’s Pool (15/09); 2 Bishop’s Pool (16/09); 1 Bishop’s Pool (17/09).

88. Zitting Cisticola (Cisticola juncidis).

2 Asprokremnos Dam (10/09); 20+ Fassouri Reed Bed (11/09); 2 Cape Grecco (13/09); 10+ Fassouri Reed Bed (17/09).

89. Sedge Warbler (Acrocephalus schoenobaenus).

1 Fassouri Reed Bed (11/09); 1 Asprokremnos Pool (17/09).

90. European Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus scirpaceus).

2 Bishop’s Pool (15/09).

91. Great Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus arundinaceus).

1 Bishop’s Pool (16 & 17/09).

92. Olivaceous Warbler (Acrocephalus pallidus elaeica).

1 Foinikas (10/09); 1 Bishop’s Pool (11/09).

93. Spectacled Warbler (Sylvia conspicillata).

2 Akrotiri (10/09); 1 Akrotiri (11/09); 5 Lioperti – Potamos (13/09).

94. Cyprus Warbler (Sylvia melanothorax).

5 Foinikas and 2 Asprokremnos Dan (10/09); 1 Germasogeïa Dam (11/09); 1 Troodos - Arminou (15/09); 2 Asprokremnos Dam (17/09).

95. Lesser Whitethroat (Symvia curruca).

3 Liopetri – Potamos (13/09).

96. Common Whitethroat (Sylvia communis).

3 Liopetri – Potamos (13/09).

97. Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla).

1 m Fassouri Reed Bed (11/09); 1 Bishop’s Pool (16/09).

98. Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus).

Seen in small numbers at Nikokleïa, Bishop’s Pool and Cape Grecco.

99. Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata).

1 Bishop’s Pool (12/09); 1 Liopetri – Potamos and 2 Cape Grecco (13/09).

100. Coal Tit (Parus ater cypriotes).

Many at Troodos (15/09).

101. Great Tit (Parus major).

Fairly common in the woods.

102. Eurasian Treecreeper (Certhia brachydactyla).

Seen and heard at Troodos (15/09).

103. Golden Oriole (Oriolus oriolus).

1 m Fassouri Reed Bed (11/09).

104. Red-backed Shrike (Lanius collurio).

Common at Asprokremnos Dam, Nikokleïa, Akrotiri, Bishop’s Pool and Liopetri – Potamos. Highest count 3 Bishop’s Pool (12/09).

105. Lesser Grey Shrike (Lanius minor).

Common at Asprokremnos Dam, Nikokleïa, Kensington Cliffs, Akrotiri, Bishop’s Pool, Liopetri – Potamos and Cape Grecco. Highest count 5 Bishop’s Pool 12/09).

106. Masked Shrike (Lanius nubicus).

1 Asprokremnos Dam and 1 Nikokleïa (10/09); 1 Germasogeïa Dam (11/09); 1 juv. Bishop’s Pool (12/09); 1 Asprokremnos Dam (17/09).

107. Eurasian Jay (Garrulus glandarius).

2 Troodos (15/09).

108. Magpie (Pica pica).

Daily, common bird.

109. Jackdaw (Corvus monedula).

Common along the coast. Sometimes in large flocks.

110. Hooded Crow (Corvus corone cornix).

Common in all areas, seen daily.

111. House Sparrow (Passer domesticus).

Very common, mostly near villages. Seen daily.

112. Spanish Sparrow (Passer hispaniolensis).

50+ Nikokleïa (10/09).

113. Common Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs).

Common at Troodos.

114. European Serin (Serinus serinus).

1 Bishop’s Pool (16/09).

115. Greenfinch (Chloris chloris).

Seen in small numbers.

116. Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis).

Commonly seen troughout.

117. Linnet (Carduelis cannabina).

Seen in small numbers

118. Common Crossbill (Loxia curvirostra guillemardi).

2 Troodos (15/09).

119. Ortolan Bunting (Emberiza hortulana).

1 Bishop’s Pool (15/09); 1 Bishop’s Pool and 3 Asprokremnos Dam (17/09).

120. Cretzschmar’s Bunting (Emberiza caesia).

5 Germasogeïa Dam and 1 Akrotiri (11/09); 1 Bishop’s Pool (12/09); 3 Bishop’s Pool (15/09); 1 Bishop’s Pool (16/09).

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