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.

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Date
 
Species
 
Count
Sex
(M/F/J)*

Location Sighted

Observer
 
Photo
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
23/01/2016 Common Buzzard (incl. subsp. Steppe Buzzard) 2 -/-/- Haspolat / Mia Milia Wastewater Treatment Plant Robin Snape.David Preece
12/01/2016 Ruddy Shelduck 15 -/-/- Kanlıköy Reservoir Birtan Gökeri
11/01/2016 Hoopoe 1 -/-/- Şirinevler-Polatdere Reservoir Tony Hutchinson
07/01/2016 Starling >50 -/-/- Nicosia Robin Snape
06/01/2016 Lapwing 60 -/-/- Haspolat / Mia Milia Wastewater Treatment Plant KUŞKOR Field Trip
06/01/2016 Common Buzzard (incl. subsp. Steppe Buzzard) 2 -/-/- Haspolat / Mia Milia Wastewater Treatment Plant KUŞKOR Field Trip
06/01/2016 Pochard 300 -/-/- Haspolat / Mia Milia Wastewater Treatment Plant KUŞKOR Field Trip
06/01/2016 Ferruginous Duck 20 -/-/- Haspolat / Mia Milia Wastewater Treatment Plant KUŞKOR Field Trip
06/01/2016 Great Egret 1 -/-/- Haspolat / Mia Milia Wastewater Treatment Plant KUŞKOR Field Trip
06/01/2016 Rock Bunting 5 -/-/- St. Hilarion Castle KUŞKOR Field Trip
06/01/2016 Ruddy Shelduck 15 -/-/- Kanlıköy Reservoir Birtan Gökeri
31/12/2015 Spur-winged Plover 45 1/1/1 Haspolat / Mia Milia Wastewater Treatment Plant Robin Snape
31/12/2015 Common Buzzard (incl. subsp. Steppe Buzzard) 1 -/-/- Haspolat / Mia Milia Wastewater Treatment Plant Robin Snape
31/12/2015 Pochard >150 -/-/- Haspolat / Mia Milia Wastewater Treatment Plant Robin Snape
31/12/2015 Gadwall 4 -/-/- Haspolat / Mia Milia Wastewater Treatment Plant Robin Snape
31/12/2015 Skylark 500 -/-/- Balıkesir Fields Robin Snape
31/12/2015 Finch's Wheatear 4 -/-/- Taşkent Village and around the Flag Robin Snape
10/12/2015 Lapwing >20 -/-/- Kouklia Reservoir-Kukla Wetlands Robin Snape
05/12/2015 Stone Curlew >100 -/-/- Serhatköy KUŞKOR Field Trip
05/12/2015 Pochard 80 -/-/- Kanlıköy Reservoir KUŞKOR Field Trip
17/11/2015 Lapwing 24 -/-/- Balıkesir Pools Dindy Drury.Doug Allen
17/11/2015 White Pelican 2 -/-/- Kouklia Reservoir-Kukla Wetlands Dindy Drury.Doug Allen
17/11/2015 Kentish Plover 6 -/-/- Kouklia Reservoir-Kukla Wetlands Dindy Drury.Doug Allen
17/11/2015 Snipe >50 -/-/- Kouklia Reservoir-Kukla Wetlands Dindy Drury.Doug Allen
16/11/2015 Black-necked Grebe 1 -/-/- Geçitkale Reservoir Olkan Ergüler
16/11/2015 Common Buzzard (incl. subsp. Steppe Buzzard) 1 -/-/- Güvercinlik Wetland Olkan Ergüler
16/11/2015 Lapwing 12 -/-/- Balıkesir Pools Olkan Ergüler
09/11/2015 Red-breasted Goose 1 -/-/- Larnaca Birtan Gökeri
09/11/2015 Greater White-fronted Goose 4 -/-/- Larnaca Birtan Gökeri
07/11/2015 Ferruginous Duck 79 -/-/- Geçitkale Reservoir KUŞKOR Field Trip
07/11/2015 Bonelli's Eagle 2 -/-/- Geçitkale Reservoir KUŞKOR Field Trip
07/11/2015 Spotted Redshank 8 -/-/- Kouklia Reservoir-Kukla Wetlands KUŞKOR field trip
07/11/2015 Kentish Plover ~15 -/-/- Kouklia Reservoir-Kukla Wetlands KUŞKOR field trip
07/11/2015 Pallid Harrier 1 -/-/- Kouklia Reservoir-Kukla Wetlands KUŞKOR field trip
07/11/2015 Gadwall 8 -/-/- Kouklia Reservoir-Kukla Wetlands KUŞKOR field trip
07/11/2015 Short-eared Owl 1 -/-/- Çayönü KUŞKOR field trip
07/11/2015 Spur-winged Plover >70 -/-/- Fresh Water Lake KUŞKOR field trip
07/11/2015 Curlew 1 -/-/- Palm Beach Lagoon KUŞKOR field trip
07/11/2015 Slender-billed Gull 1 -/-/- Glapsides Beach Lagoon KUŞKOR field trip
07/11/2015 Grey Plover 1 -/-/- Glapsides Beach Lagoon KUŞKOR field trip
06/11/2015 Bluethroat 3 -/-/- Gönyeli Roundabout Robin Snape.Damla Beton
06/11/2015 Jack Snipe 1 -/-/- Gönyeli Roundabout Robin Snape.Damla Beton
31/10/2015 Red-throated Pipit >50 -/-/- Balıkesir Pools Robin Snape, Gavin Croucher, Neil Avery
31/10/2015 Skylark >20 -/-/- Balıkesir Pools Robin Snape.Gavin Croucher.Neil Avery

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

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