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                                      Birds                                             Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean and covers an area of  9250 sq kms. It is situated at the easternmost part of the Mediterranean basin and right in the middle of the migration routes for millions of birds which move every year from Europe to Africa and Asia in autumn and back to Europe in spring. Cyprus has a bird list of 374 species. This includes two endemic species, the Cyprus Pied Wheatear Oenanthe cypriaca and the Cyprus Warbler Sylvia melanothorax. In addition there are four endemic subspecies: - Cyprus Scops Owl Otus scops cyprius, Coal Tit Parus ater cypriotes, Short-toed Treecreeper Certhia brachydactyla dorotheae and Jay Garrulus glandarius glaszneri.  

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Bird Links    Birdlife Cyprus    

Farming & Birds in Cyprus             

Butterfly Links    Cyprus Butterflies    


Akrotiri Turtle watch

(above) Cyprus Pied Wheatear  ©Dave Nye                           (left) Blue-cheeked Bee-eater ©Dave Nye

A number of good birding sites can be found around Paphos, primarily at the Headland/Lighthouse areas, Asprokremnos Dam & Pools, Dhiarizos Valley, with the Akritori area less than an hour away by car.

During your visit you will see a lot of birds common to the eastern Mediterranean, and due to its location, Cyprus also offers the rarity hunter good opportunities to find rare or unusual birds during migration periods. A full list of species seen and other information can be found on the BirdLife Cyprus website.

Various guidebooks on Where to find Cyprus birds are

available in the apartment, which are for the use of guests, but please return them for future use by other guests.      

53 species of Butterfly have been recorded in Cyprus, with the Paphos Blue Glaucopsyche paphos, Cyprus Grayling Hipparchia cypriensis and Cyprus Meadow Brown  Maniola cypricola, being endemic species. There are also 6 endemic sub-species found on the Island, Eastern Festoon Zerynthia cerisyi cypria, Levantine Leopard Cigaritis acama cypriaca, Eastern Rock Grayling Hipparchia syriaca cypriaca, Chazara briseis larnacana, White-banded Grayling Pseudochazara anthelea acamanthis,
and Oriental Meadow Brown Hyponephele lupina cypriaca. Further details can be found on

Episkopi Turtle watch

General Wildlife Links              Akamas Nature Trails              

Cyprus Nature Trails                

Nature of Cyprus 

Nature of Western Sovereign Base


Cyprus Guide  

Cyprus Living  

Cyprus Net    

Cyprus Mail          

Cyprus Tourism Organisation

(above) Cyprus Meadow Brown © Eddie John                        (left) Southern White Admiral © Eddie John

the Butterflies of Cyprus website.

                              Other wildlife                                                    For those interested in insects there are also many Moths that can be found on the Island. These are undoubtedly under recorded. A variety of other insects species can also be commonly found.

Cyprus has some 8 species of land mammals, including Cyprus moufflon (Ovis orientalis ophion), a rare type of wild sheep that can only be found in Cyprus and the endemic Cyprus Spiny Mouse (Acomys nesiotes). 16 species of bats

have been recorded in Cyprus.  The Monk Seal no longer breeds in Cyprus, but may still be seen. There is also the rare Dolphin or Whale sighting.      

There are 26 species of amphibians and reptiles, including nesting Green and Loggerhead Turtles. There are two poisonous snakes, the Blunt-nosed Viper and Montpelier Snake.                                                                                          

Cyprus has 127 endemic flower varieties, growing no where else in the world. With  approximately 1,800 species and subspecies of flowering plants, Cyprus, is an extremely interesting place and has all the attributes, which make it a botanist's paradise.       

The coastal waters of the island give shelter to 197 fish species and various species of crabs, sponges and echinoderma.

Cyprus Weekly  

Cyprus Yellow Pages

Paphos areas of interest

Larnaca areas of interest

Limassol areas of interest

Nicosia areas of interest

This website contains details of our apartment in Cyprus and all the information that you will find useful on your holiday in Cyprus, include details of airlines and recommended car hire. You can book your dates or make an enquiry on-line. If there is anything else we can assist you with please contact us.


Denise Lamsdell

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