Recent Sightings: Highlights

Have a look at the most recent and rare bird sightings in North Cyprus

Recent Sightings: Highlights

We encourage submission and sharing of bird observations in North Cyprus and here we publish a monthly rundown of the most interesting sightings.

When referring to these records in any subsequent publication, please cite “North Cyprus Society for Protection of Birds and Nature (www.kuskor.org)” and the full name of the observer.

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Date
 
Species
 
Count
Sex
(M/F/J)*

Location Sighted

Observer
 
Photo
18/09/2016 Citrine Wagtail 1 -/-/- Haspolat Nick Pegler
05/09/2016 River Warbler 1 -/-/- Balıkesir Fields Birtan Gökeri Photo
04/09/2016 Corncrake 1 -/-/- Karpaz Peninsula Ahmet İlktaç Photo
22/08/2016 Collared Pratincole 2 -/-/- Gaziveren Sahili Sadık Azimli
05/08/2016 Olivaceous Warbler 1 -/-/- Gönyeli in Town Damla Beton
30/07/2016 Bonelli's Eagle 3 -/-/- Five-Finger Mountains Damla Beton
29/07/2016 Bonelli's Eagle 3 -/-/2 Five-Finger Mountains Damla Beton
26/06/2016 Glossy Ibis NK -/-/- Lapta Mike Redman
14/03/2016 Cyprus Wheatear 4 -/-/- Esentepe Village and Coast Nick Pegler
14/03/2016 Red-rumped Swallow 2 -/-/- Esentepe Village and Coast Nick Pegler
14/03/2016 Cretzschmar's Bunting 1 -/-/- Esentepe Village and Coast Nick Pegler
14/03/2016 Dunlin 15 -/-/- Silver Beach Lagoon Nick Pegler
13/03/2016 Cretzschmar's Bunting 1 -/-/- Selvilitepe Ertaç Cuneyt
13/03/2016 Willow Warbler 1 -/-/- Akdeniz Forest Robin Snape
12/03/2016 Lesser Whitethroat 1 -/-/- Gönyeli Roundabout Robin Snape
12/03/2016 Cyprus Wheatear 1 -/-/- Yeşilyurt Birtan Gökeri
09/03/2016 Penduline Tit 7 -/-/- Gönyeli Roundabout Robin Snape
09/03/2016 Reed Warbler 3 -/-/- Gönyeli Roundabout Robin Snape
09/03/2016 Bluethroat 1 -/-/- Gönyeli Roundabout Robin Snape
08/03/2016 Common Crane 600 -/-/- Kouklia -Kukla Fields Damla Beton
08/03/2016 Common Crane 270 -/-/- Turunçlu Selim Ozhuy
06/03/2016 Common Crane 1 -/-/- Koruçam-Kormakiti Tip and Water Tank Birtan Gökeri
05/03/2016 Isabelline Wheatear 4 -/-/- Bafra KUŞKOR Field Trip
05/03/2016 Lesser Whitethroat 1 -/-/- Bafra KUŞKOR Field Trip
05/03/2016 Lesser Black-backed Gull (incl. Baltic and Heuglin's Gull) 5 -/-/- Kumyalı Coast KUŞKOR Field Trip
05/03/2016 Alpine Swift 4 -/-/- Balalan Cliffs KUŞKOR Field Trip
03/03/2016 Desert Wheatear 1 -/-/- Kalkanlı-Akdeniz Reservoir Sadık Azimli
28/02/2016 Grey Heron 9 -/-/- Kumyalı Coast Robin Snape
28/02/2016 Cormorant 50 -/-/- Kumyalı Coast Robin Snape
26/02/2016 Finch's Wheatear 8 -/-/- Taşkent Village and around the Flag Robin Snape.Martin Batt
26/02/2016 Raven 2 -/-/- Taşkent Village and around the Flag Robin Snape.Martin Batt
26/02/2016 Red-crested Pochard 4 -/-/- Haspolat / Mia Milia Wastewater Treatment Plant Robin Snape.Martin Batt
26/02/2016 Ferruginous Duck 10 -/-/- Haspolat / Mia Milia Wastewater Treatment Plant Robin Snape.Martin Batt
26/02/2016 Pochard 25 -/-/- Haspolat / Mia Milia Wastewater Treatment Plant Robin Snape.Martin Batt
26/02/2016 Spur-winged Plover 30 -/-/- Haspolat / Mia Milia Wastewater Treatment Plant Robin Snape.Martin Batt
26/02/2016 Stone Curlew >100 -/-/- Kouklia -Kukla Fields Robin Snape.Martin Batt
26/02/2016 Spotted Redshank 2 -/-/- Kouklia Reservoir-Kukla Wetlands Robin Snape.Martin Batt
26/02/2016 Ruff 2 -/-/- Kouklia Reservoir-Kukla Wetlands Robin Snape.Martin Batt
26/02/2016 Sandwich Tern 10 -/-/- Glapsides Beach Lagoon Robin Snape.Martin Batt
26/02/2016 Slender-billed Gull 1 -/-/- Gülseren (Neapolis) Wetland Robin Snape.Martin Batt
26/02/2016 Spotted Redshank 5 -/-/- Gülseren (Neapolis) Wetland Robin Snape.Martin Batt
26/02/2016 Marsh Sandpiper 2 -/-/- Gülseren (Neapolis) Wetland Robin Snape.Martin Batt
26/02/2016 Shelduck 5 -/-/- Gülseren (Neapolis) Wetland Robin Snape.Martin Batt
26/02/2016 Osprey 1 -/-/- Fresh Water Lake Robin Snape.Martin Batt
26/02/2016 Purple Heron 1 -/-/- Fresh Water Lake Robin Snape.Martin Batt
21/02/2016 Siskin 1 -/-/- Kalkanlı-Akdeniz Reservoir Birtan Gökeri
20/02/2016 Brambling 1 -/-/- İskele Hüseyin Yorgancı
13/02/2016 Great Spotted Cuckoo 1 -/-/- Nicosia-Surlar İçi Damla Beton
12/02/2016 Barn Swallow 2 -/-/- Balıkesir Pools Damla Beton
10/02/2016 House Martin 20 -/-/- Kalkanlı METU Campus Dindy Drury
10/02/2016 Greater Flamingo 64 -/-/- Gülseren (Neapolis) Wetland Damla Beton
10/02/2016 Teal 185 -/-/- Gülseren (Neapolis) Wetland Damla Beton
10/02/2016 Shelduck 8 -/-/- Gülseren (Neapolis) Wetland Damla Beton
10/02/2016 Black-winged Stilt 10 -/-/- Gülseren (Neapolis) Wetland Damla Beton
10/02/2016 Golden Plover 154 -/-/- Gülseren (Neapolis) Wetland Damla Beton
09/02/2016 Siskin 2 -/-/- Gönyeli in Town Damla Beton
06/02/2016 Barn Swallow 2 -/-/- Kouklia Reservoir-Kukla Wetlands KUŞKOR Field Trip
06/02/2016 Water Rail 1 -/-/- Gönendere (Knodara) Reservoir KUŞKOR Field Trip
06/02/2016 Stone Curlew >40 -/-/- Kouklia -Kukla Fields KUŞKOR Field Trip
06/02/2016 Greater Flamingo 170 -/-/- Kouklia Reservoir-Kukla Wetlands KUŞKOR Field Trip
06/02/2016 Kentish Plover 15 -/-/- Kouklia Reservoir-Kukla Wetlands KUŞKOR Field Trip
06/02/2016 Water Pipit 5 -/-/- Kouklia Reservoir-Kukla Wetlands KUŞKOR Field Trip
06/02/2016 Shoveler >200 -/-/- Kouklia Reservoir-Kukla Wetlands KUŞKOR Field Trip
06/02/2016 Golden Plover 200 -/-/- Silver Beach Lagoon KUŞKOR Field Trip
06/02/2016 Sandwich Tern 4 -/-/- Glapsides Beach Lagoon KUŞKOR Field Trip
06/02/2016 Turnstone 1 -/-/- Glapsides Beach Lagoon KUŞKOR Field Trip
06/02/2016 Audouin's Gull 2 -/-/- Glapsides Beach Lagoon KUŞKOR Field Trip
06/02/2016 Slender-billed Gull 3 -/-/- Glapsides Beach Lagoon KUŞKOR Field Trip
06/02/2016 Armenian Gull 1 -/-/- Glapsides Beach Lagoon KUŞKOR Field Trip
06/02/2016 Common Gull 1 -/-/- Gülseren (Neapolis) Wetland KUŞKOR Field Trip
06/02/2016 Shelduck 8 -/-/- Gülseren (Neapolis) Wetland KUŞKOR Field Trip
06/02/2016 Ferruginous Duck 1 -/-/- Fresh Water Lake KUŞKOR Field Trip
01/02/2016 Barn Swallow 1 -/-/- Kouklia Reservoir-Kukla Wetlands Nick Pegler
01/02/2016 Greater Flamingo 175 -/-/- Kouklia Reservoir-Kukla Wetlands Nick Pegler
01/02/2016 Water Rail 5 -/-/- Kouklia Reservoir-Kukla Wetlands Nick Pegler
01/02/2016 Spotted Redshank 3 -/-/- Kouklia Reservoir-Kukla Wetlands Nick Pegler
01/02/2016 Hen Harrier 1 -/-/- Geçitkale Reservoir Nick Pegler
31/01/2016 Common Buzzard (incl. subsp. Steppe Buzzard) 3 -/-/- Ayios Philon Coast and Fields Robin Snape.Damla Beton
31/01/2016 Common Sandpiper 1 -/-/- Ayios Philon Coast and Fields Robin Snape.Damla Beton
31/01/2016 Stone Curlew 1 -/-/- Ayios Philon Coast and Fields Robin Snape.Damla Beton
31/01/2016 Cormorant 70 -/-/- Gönyeli in Town Robin Snape.Tony Hutchinson
29/01/2016 Water Pipit 8 -/-/- Gönyeli Roundabout Robin Snape.Damla Beton
29/01/2016 Common Buzzard (incl. subsp. Steppe Buzzard) 1 -/-/- Gönyeli Roundabout Robin Snape.Damla Beton
28/01/2016 Black-bellied Sandgrouse 1 -/-/- Koruçam-Kormakiti Tip and Water Tank Birtan Gökeri
27/01/2016 Pochard 96 -/-/- Kanlıköy Reservoir Nick Pegler
27/01/2016 Ruddy Shelduck 2 -/-/- Kanlıköy Reservoir Nick Pegler
27/01/2016 Crag Martin 6 -/-/- Kanlıköy Reservoir Nick Pegler
27/01/2016 Hen Harrier 1 -/-/- Kalkanlı-Akdeniz Reservoir Birtan Gökeri
26/01/2016 Long-legged Buzzard 1 -/-/- Çayönü Nick Pegler
26/01/2016 Water Pipit 2 -/-/- Kouklia Reservoir-Kukla Wetlands Nick Pegler
26/01/2016 Jack Snipe 1 -/-/- Fresh Water Lake Nick Pegler
26/01/2016 Common Gull 1 -/-/- Fresh Water Lake Nick Pegler
26/01/2016 Curlew 16 -/-/- Silver Beach Lagoon Nick Pegler
26/01/2016 Golden Plover 45 -/-/- Silver Beach Lagoon Nick Pegler
26/01/2016 Lapwing 35 -/-/- Silver Beach Lagoon Nick Pegler
26/01/2016 Crag Martin 7 -/-/- Kanlıköy Reservoir Birtan Gökeri
24/01/2016 Bonelli's Eagle 1 -/-/- Bağlıköy Damla Beton
23/01/2016 Pochard 98 -/-/- Haspolat / Mia Milia Wastewater Treatment Plant Robin Snape.David Preece
23/01/2016 Ferruginous Duck 23 -/-/- Haspolat / Mia Milia Wastewater Treatment Plant Robin Snape.David Preece
23/01/2016 Water Pipit 1 -/-/- Haspolat / Mia Milia Wastewater Treatment Plant Robin Snape.David Preece

*M: Male, F: Female, J: Juvenile

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