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 “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
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
31/10/2015 Stonechat (incl. subsp. Caspian Stonechat) 1 -/-/- Other Birtan Gökeri
30/10/2015 White Pelican 9 -/-/- Kouklia Reservoir-Kukla Wetlands Damla Beton
30/10/2015 Marsh Sandpiper >30 -/-/- Kouklia Reservoir-Kukla Wetlands Damla Beton
30/10/2015 Lapwing 28 -/-/- Kouklia Reservoir-Kukla Wetlands Damla Beton
22/10/2015 Black-tailed Godwit 3 -/-/- Kouklia Reservoir-Kukla Wetlands Colin Bates
22/10/2015 Raven 1 -/-/- Haspolat / Mia Milia Wastewater Treatment Plant Colin Bates
18/10/2015 Chiffchaff 1 -/-/- Kantara Castle Damla Beton
18/10/2015 Ferruginous Duck 55 -/-/- Haspolat / Mia Milia Wastewater Treatment Plant Nick Pegler
17/10/2015 Curlew 1 -/-/- Palm Beach Lagoon Robin Snape
17/10/2015 Black-tailed Godwit 1 -/-/- Palm Beach Lagoon Robin Snape
17/10/2015 Spotted Crake 2 -/-/- Kouklia Reservoir-Kukla Wetlands Nick Pegler
17/10/2015 Snipe 140 -/-/- Kouklia Reservoir-Kukla Wetlands Nick Pegler
17/10/2015 Ringed Plover 25 -/-/- Kouklia Reservoir-Kukla Wetlands Nick Pegler
17/10/2015 Pallid Harrier 1 -/-/- Kouklia Reservoir-Kukla Wetlands Nick Pegler
17/10/2015 Osprey 1 -/-/- Kouklia Reservoir-Kukla Wetlands Nick Pegler
17/10/2015 Little Ringed Plover 15 -/-/- Kouklia Reservoir-Kukla Wetlands Nick Pegler
17/10/2015 Bluethroat 2 -/-/- Kouklia Reservoir-Kukla Wetlands Nick Pegler
16/10/2015 Song Thrush 5 -/-/- Five-Finger Mountains Robin Snape
16/10/2015 Snipe >100 -/-/- Kouklia Reservoir-Kukla Wetlands Robin Snape
16/10/2015 Spotted Redshank 6 -/-/- Kouklia Reservoir-Kukla Wetlands Nick Pegler
16/10/2015 Robin 1 -/-/- Selvilitepe Robin Snape
16/10/2015 Ferruginous Duck 50 -/-/- Geçitkale Reservoir Nick Pegler
15/10/2015 Long-legged Buzzard 1 -/-/- Tatlısu / Akatu Colin Bates
15/10/2015 Water Rail >7 -/-/- Kouklia Reservoir-Kukla Wetlands Nick Pegler
15/10/2015 Spoonbill 11 -/-/- Kouklia Reservoir-Kukla Wetlands Nick Pegler
15/10/2015 Bittern 1 -/-/- Kouklia Reservoir-Kukla Wetlands Nick Pegler
15/10/2015 Coot 1350 -/-/- Kouklia Reservoir-Kukla Wetlands Nick Pegler
11/10/2015 Common Crane ~80 -/-/- Yeni Erenköy Fields and Coast Jane Stylianou
11/10/2015 Greenshank 8 -/-/- Kouklia Reservoir-Kukla Wetlands Nick Pegler
11/10/2015 Greater Flamingo 63 -/-/- Kouklia Reservoir-Kukla Wetlands Nick Pegler
11/10/2015 Bluethroat 3 -/-/- Kouklia Reservoir-Kukla Wetlands Birtan Gökeri
11/10/2015 White Pelican 28 -/-/- Kaleburnu Coast Jane Stylianou

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

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