For field trips, please don’t forget your flask of coffee and sandwiches

Although their higher clearance is an advantage, 4x4s are not necessary for any of the field trips unless stated otherwise below.

Important Announcement: Participation in BirdLife Cyprus field meetings is at one’s own risk. BirdLife Cyprus accepts no liability or responsibility for accidents, illness, injury or loss or damage to property that might occur. Field trips require light to moderate exercise. Please contact the field trip leader for more information on difficulty, distances and terrain of a particular field trip.

  • The schedule of field trips is drawn up well in advance of the actual dates.  

  • The schedule will only change due to an extraordinary event.  However, it is sometimes necessary to assign a different leader.

"Whilst BirdLife Cyprus does not charge non-members for attending its field trips, any voluntary donation to its conservation work would be very welcome. Please present your gift to the leader on the day".

To assist new members and visiting birders, who have access to a GPS or Google Earth, to locate our ‘meeting points more easily’, we have introduced coordinates into the following schedule. Simply copy and paste the coordinates into the “Search bar” in “Google Earth” and click on it. For most instruments it is unnecessary to type in the degree and minute symbols (o & ‘) or the N and E letters.


January 2017

Saturday 7th January: Akrotiri Peninsula 

Leader: June Neal. Home Tel: 25932008, Mobile: 99918665

Wintering gulls, waterfowl and passerines.

Meet at 9.00 am, car park adjacent to the new hide at Zakaki ponds off the road to Lady’s Mile. Note this meeting point is near the one used some years ago before the drainage works commenced. 34o 38’.57 N, 33o 00’.23 E

 

Saturday 7th January: New Year get-together

Join us for lunch at Oasis Restaurant, Lady’s Mile after the field trip. If not attending the field trip at 12.30pm

34o 38’.36 N, 33o 00’.57 E

Please contact Loria Phylaki for more details, Mobile: 99413383 

email: loriaph@gmail.com

 

Saturday 21st January: Larnaca Sewage Works

PLEASE PRE BOOK WITH LEADER

Leader: Martin Hellicar. Mobile: 99907893

Wintering gulls and waterfowl.

Meet at 9.00 am, dirt track leading to Larnaca Sewage Pool hide. 34o 51’.61 N, 33o 37’.64 E

 

Saturday 28th January: Akrotiri Peninsula

Leader: June Neal. Tel: 25932008, Mobile: 99918665

Waterbirds and other winter visitors.

Meet at 9.00 am, Phassouri Reed beds.

34o 37’.964 N, 32o 56’.05 E

 

February 2017

Saturday 11th February: Larnaca Sewage Works, Seafront and (possibly) Oroklini Marsh

PLEASE PRE BOOK WITH LEADER

Leader: Stavros Christodoulides. Mobile: 99425050

Wintering gulls and waterfowl.

Meet at 9.00 am, dirt track leading to Larnaca Sewage Pool hide.

34o 51’.61 N, 33o 37’.64 E

 

Saturday 18th February: Paphos Foothills

Leader: Dave and Jan Walker. Mobile: 99915907

Winter thrushes and finches.

Meet at 9.00 am, roundabout Paphos end of motorway, lay-by at “Konia” exit.

34o 47’.09 N, 32o 26’.74 E

 

March 2017

Saturday 4th March: Akhna Dam & Oroklini Marsh

PLEASE PRE BOOK WITH LEADER

Leader: Stavros Christodoulides. Mobile: 99425050

Late winter visitors, early spring migrants and waterbirds

Meet 09.00 am west end of Akhna Dam Wall.

35o 03’.25 N, 33o 48’.91 E

 

Wednesday 8th March: Akrotiri Peninsula

Leader: June Neal. June Neal. Home Tel: 25932008, Mobile: 99918665

Late winter visitors, water birds and spring migrants

Meet 8.30 am, (Please note the earlier start time) Viewing hide at Zakaki Marsh.

34o 38’.57 N, 33o 00’.23 E

 

Saturday 18th March: Paphos Lighthouse

Leaders: Ian and Kate Bloomer. Mobile: 99265661

Early Spring migrants

Meet 8.30 am (please note the earlier start time), Entrance of Archaeological area by the Paphos Harbour Car Park.

34o 45’.36 N, 32o 24’.51 E

 

Saturday 25th March: Larnaca Sewage Works & Oroklini Marsh 

PLEASE PRE BOOK WITH LEADER

Leader: Martin Hellicar. Mobile: 99907893.

Spring migrants and waterbirds

Meet 9.00 am, Larnaca Sewage Works Hide.

34o 51’.61 N, 33o 37’.64 E

 

April 2017

Saturday 1st April: Asprokremmos Dam and Mandria 

Leader: Alan Crane, Mobile: 99276310

Spring migrants.

Meet at 9.00 am, Asprokremmos Dam car park.

34o 43’.666 N, 32o 33’.14 E

 

Friday 7th - Sunday 9th April: Karpas Peninsula

Spring migrants and rare residents

Details will follow

Leader: Melis Charalambides. Home Tel: 22632155, Mobile: 99653205

Please book in advance with Melis Charalambides. Note, there is a 50 euro deposit on each booking

 

Friday 14th April - Monday 17th April (Cypriot Easter)

 

Saturday 22nd April: Cape Greko

PLEASE PRE BOOK WITH LEADER

Leader: Stavros Christodoulides. Mobile: 99425050

Spring migrants

Meet 7.30 am, Kermia Beach Hotel turn-off (please note earlier start time). 

Meet 9.30 am, Kermia Beach Hotel turn-off (a second meeting time for those unable to make the earlier one)

34o 58’.54 N, 34o 02’.46 E

 

May 2017

Saturday 6th May: Kannaviou Dam & Paphos Forest

Leaders Dave and Jan Walker, Tel: Mobile: 99915907

Resident raptors, recent migrants and water birds.

Meet 9.00 am, Stroumbi, Esso Petrol Station, opposite turn off to Polemi.

34o 52’.62 N, 32o 28’.947 E


Saturday 13th May: Akrotiri Peninsula.

Leader: June Neal. Home Tel: 25932008, Mobile: 99918665

Late spring migrants and water birds.

Meet 8.30 am, (please note the earlier start time), Akrotiri Marsh (Phassouri Reed-beds).

34o 37’.964 N, 32o 56’.05 E

 

Saturday 20th May: End of Season Get Together Lunch

12.30 pm at Kyrenia Restaurant, Avdimou. 

For booking please contact: Mrs Loria Phylakti, Tel: Mobile: 99413383, email: loriaph@gmail.com

34o 39’.49 N, 32o 46’.015 E