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
17/04/2017 Little Swift 1 -/-/- Ayios Philon Coast and Fields David Bratt Photo
10/04/2017 Pied Wheatear 1 -/-/- Karpaz Specially Protected Area Birtan Gökeri Photo
07/04/2017 Rose-coloured Starling 1 -/-/- Esentepe Village and Coast Angela Brooks
06/04/2017 Laughing Dove 1 -/-/- Karpaz Specially Protected Area BirtanGökeri Photo
05/04/2017 Lesser Short-toed Lark 1 -/-/- Karpaz Specially Protected Area Hüseyin Yorgancı Photo
05/04/2017 Desert Finch 1 -/-/- Karpaz Specially Protected Area Hüseyin Yorgancı Photo
01/04/2017 Avocet 13 -/-/- Gülseren (Neapolis) Wetland KUSKOR Field Trip Photo
30/03/2017 Whimbrel 1 -/-/- Kaleburnu Coast Zeki Gürsel ve KUSKOR Field Trip Photo
24/03/2017 Red-fronted Serin 4 -/-/- Koruçam-Kormakiti Tip and Water Tank Ertaç Cüneyt Photo
24/03/2017 Rock Sparrow 1 -/-/- Karpaz Specially Protected Area Birtan Gökeri Photo
24/03/2017 Lesser Short-toed Lark 1 -/-/- Karpaz Specially Protected Area Birtan Gökeri Photo
13/02/2017 Crested Lark 1 -/-/- Gaziveren Sahili Birtan Gökeri Photo
11/02/2017 Black-bellied Sandgrouse 36 -/-/- Yalya Ertaç Cüneyt and Ali Özdiç
11/02/2017 Curlew 6 -/-/- Yayla-Yalya Coast and Pools Ertaç Cüneyt and Zeki Gürsel Photo
07/02/2017 Great Crested Grebe 1 -/-/- Gaziveren Sahili Birtan Gökeri Photo
04/02/2017 Greater White-fronted Goose 26 -/-/- Kaleburnu Coast KUSKOR Field Trip
13/01/2017 Golden Plover 25 -/-/- Kalkanlı Fields Ertaç Cüneyt
13/01/2017 Black-bellied Sandgrouse 14 -/-/- Kalkanlı Fields Ertaç Cüneyt
12/01/2017 Black-bellied Sandgrouse 18 -/-/- Karpaz Peninsula Hüseyin Yorgancı
12/01/2017 Black Stork 2 -/-/- Karpaz Specially Protected Area KUSKOR Photo
06/01/2017 Little Bustard 1 -/-/- Karpaz Peninsula Hüseyin Yorgancı Photo
28/12/2016 Black-bellied Sandgrouse 2 -/2/- Esenköy Ersan Korudağ Photo
28/12/2016 Black-bellied Sandgrouse 3 -/-/- Yeni Erenköy Fields and Coast Hüseyin Yorgancı
28/12/2016 Black-bellied Sandgrouse 1 1/-/- Taşlıca Hüseyin Yorgancı Photo
07/12/2016 Mistle Thrush 1 -/-/- Koruçam-Kormakiti Tip and Water Tank Ertaç Cüneyt
03/12/2016 Black-necked Grebe 1 -/-/- Gaziveren Gravel Pits KUSKOR Field Trip
03/12/2016 Gadwall 4 -/-/- Kalkanlı-Akdeniz Reservoir KUSKOR Field Trip
27/11/2016 Cattle Egret 210 -/-/- Haspolat / Mia Milia Wastewater Treatment Plant Nick Pegler
27/11/2016 Water Rail 6 -/-/- Haspolat / Mia Milia Wastewater Treatment Plant Nick Pegler
27/11/2016 Shoveler >400 -/-/- Haspolat / Mia Milia Wastewater Treatment Plant Nick Pegler
27/11/2016 Spoonbill 1 -/-/- Haspolat / Mia Milia Wastewater Treatment Plant Nick Pegler
27/11/2016 Tufted Duck 4 -/4/- Haspolat / Mia Milia Wastewater Treatment Plant Nick Pegler
26/11/2016 Black-necked Grebe 2 -/-/- Glapsides Beach Lagoon Nick Pegler
26/11/2016 Greater Flamingo 70 -/-/- Glapsides Beach Lagoon Nick Pegler
26/11/2016 Barn Swallow 2 -/-/- Fresh Water South Nick Pegler
25/11/2016 Ferruginous Duck 15 -/-/- Mersinlik-Azganlıdere Reservoire Nick Pegler
25/11/2016 Tufted Duck 1 -/1/- Mersinlik-Azganlıdere Reservoire Nick Pegler
24/11/2016 Pied Kingfisher 1 -/-/- İskele Boğaz Lagoon Hüseyin Yorgancı Photo
23/11/2016 Pintail 19 -/-/- Alagadi Coast Nick Pegler
23/11/2016 Gadwall 15 -/-/- Alagadi Coast Nick Pegler
20/11/2016 Black-tailed Godwit 1 -/-/- Glapsides Beach Lagoon Dindy Drury
20/11/2016 Grey Plover 3 -/-/- Gülseren (Neapolis) Wetland Dindy Drury
19/11/2016 Long-eared Owl 1 -/-/- Dipkarpaz / Rizokarpaso Village Dindy Drury
19/11/2016 Rock Sparrow 5 -/-/- Sınırüstü-Singrasi Reservoir Hüseyin Yorgancı P/F:Birtan Gökeri Photo
18/11/2016 Spotted Crake 1 -/-/- Haspolat / Mia Milia Wastewater Treatment Plant Zeki Gürsel
17/11/2016 Great Grey Shrike (incl. subsp. Steppe (Asian Great) and African Great Grey Shrike) 1 -/-/- Akrotiri Birtan Gökeri Photo
16/11/2016 Common Crane 2 -/-/- Glapsides Beach Lagoon Zekai Gürsel
12/11/2016 Hawfinch 1 -/-/- Koruçam-Kormakiti Tip and Water Tank Ertaç Cüneyt
10/11/2016 Mistle Thrush 1 -/-/- Koruçam-Kormakiti Tip and Water Tank Ali Özdinç
10/11/2016 Goshawk 1 -/1/- Five-Finger Mountains Doug Allen
09/11/2016 Brambling 1 -/-/- Sınırüstü-Singrasi Reservoir Dindy Drury and Doug Allen
08/11/2016 Cattle Egret 90 -/-/- Haspolat / Mia Milia Wastewater Treatment Plant Dindy Drury and Doug Allen
08/11/2016 Penduline Tit 30 -/-/- Haspolat / Mia Milia Wastewater Treatment Plant Dindy Drury and Doug Allen
07/11/2016 Lesser Black-backed Gull (incl. Baltic and Heuglin's Gull) 1 -/-/- Karışıyaka/ Vasilia Doug Allen
05/11/2016 Spoonbill 3 -/-/- Haspolat / Mia Milia Wastewater Treatment Plant Ali Özdinç
03/11/2016 Finch's Wheatear 2 -/-/- Taşkent Village and around the Flag Robin Snape
03/11/2016 Lapwing 40 -/-/- Haspolat / Mia Milia Wastewater Treatment Plant Robin Snape
03/11/2016 Bonelli's Eagle 2 1/1/- Haspolat / Mia Milia Wastewater Treatment Plant Robin Snape
03/11/2016 Ferruginous Duck 13 -/-/- Haspolat / Mia Milia Wastewater Treatment Plant Robin Snape
03/11/2016 Black-necked Grebe 1 -/-/- Haspolat / Mia Milia Wastewater Treatment Plant Robin Snape
29/10/2016 Brambling 2 1/1/- Sadrazamköy Sadık Azimli Photo
29/10/2016 Hawfinch 1 -/-/- Sadrazamköy Sadık Azimli Photo
29/10/2016 Wood Lark 25 -/-/- Sadrazamköy Sadık Azimli
25/10/2016 Raven 2 -/-/- Dikmen Kadir Göntaş
23/10/2016 Water Pipit 2 -/-/- Nicosia Graveyard Robin Snape
20/10/2016 Oystercatcher 1 -/-/- Koruçam-Kormakiti Tip and Water Tank Birtan Gökeri
20/10/2016 White Pelican 1 -/-/- Haspolat / Mia Milia Wastewater Treatment Plant Polat Bayur
20/10/2016 Tree Sparrow 5 -/-/- Koruçam-Kormakiti Tip and Water Tank Birtan Gökeri Photo
19/10/2016 Cattle Egret 172 -/-/- Haspolat / Mia Milia Wastewater Treatment Plant Robin Snape
19/10/2016 Ferruginous Duck 18 -/-/- Haspolat / Mia Milia Wastewater Treatment Plant Robin Snape
19/10/2016 Common Crane 120 -/-/- Yeni Erenköy Fields and Coast Chris Townsend
17/10/2016 Mistle Thrush 1 -/-/- Kouklia Reservoir-Kukla Wetlands Damla Beton
16/10/2016 Long-legged Buzzard 1 -/-/- Ronnas Valley and Coast Damla Beton and Robin Snape
16/10/2016 Red-crested Pochard 1 -/-/- Haspolat / Mia Milia Wastewater Treatment Plant Chris Townsend
16/10/2016 Snipe 30 -/-/- Haspolat / Mia Milia Wastewater Treatment Plant Chris Townsend
15/10/2016 Raven 2 -/-/- Karpaz Specially Protected Area Damla Beton and Robin Snape
15/10/2016 Peregrine Falcon 1 -/-/- Karpaz Specially Protected Area Damla Beton and Robin Snape
13/10/2016 Turnstone 1 -/-/- Koruçam-Kormakiti Tip and Water Tank Chris Townsend
12/10/2016 Stone Curlew 70-80 -/-/- Mesarya Plain - Eastern Chris Townsend
11/10/2016 Red-footed Falcon 26 -/-/- Balıkesir Fields Damla Beton
08/10/2016 Red-footed Falcon 25 -/-/- Balıkesir Fields Colin Bates
06/10/2016 Red-footed Falcon 25 -/-/- Balıkesir Fields KUSKOR
03/10/2016 Spotted Redshank 14 -/-/- Fresh Water South KUSKOR
03/10/2016 Black Kite 1 -/-/- Fresh Water South KUSKOR
03/10/2016 Grey Plover 1 -/-/- Fresh Water South KUSKOR
03/10/2016 Grey Plover 2 -/-/- Glapsides Beach Lagoon KUSKOR Field Trip
26/09/2016 Grey Heron 261 -/-/- Karışıyaka/ Vasilia Nick Pegler and Don Wildish
26/09/2016 Purple Heron 49 -/-/- Karışıyaka/ Vasilia Nick Pegler and Don Wildish
25/09/2016 Spotted Redshank 14 -/-/- Fresh Water South Nick Pegler
25/09/2016 Little Egret 213 -/-/- Esentepe Village and Coast Nick Pegler
25/09/2016 Bar-tailed Godwit 1 -/-/- Gaziveren Sahili Niyazi Türkseven Photo
24/09/2016 Curlew 1 -/-/- Nick Pegler
23/09/2016 Spotted Crake 1 -/-/- Mersinlik-Azganlıdere Reservoire Colin Bates and Don Wildish
23/09/2016 Grey Plover 1 -/-/- Karpaz Specially Protected Area Colin Bates and Don Wildish
22/09/2016 Oystercatcher 1 -/-/- Gaziveren Sahili Sadık Azimli Photo
20/09/2016 Honey Buzzard 54 -/-/- Koruçam-Kormakiti Tip and Water Tank Birtan Gökeri
20/09/2016 Pochard ~30 -/-/- Kalkanlı-Akdeniz Reservoir Birtan Gökeri
19/09/2016 Spotted Redshank 12 -/-/- Fresh Water South Nick Pegler
19/09/2016 Turnstone 2 -/-/- Glapsides Beach Lagoon Nick Pegler
19/09/2016 Spur-winged Plover 130 -/-/- Other Nick Pegler

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

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