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.
Jeff Gordon at Cyprus Bird Information Centre (Paphos Tel & Fax:-357-6-232487, email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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).
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.
Alpine Swift (7), CRAG MARTIN, Cyprus Warbler, Black-headed Bunting (first sighting)
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|
|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|
|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