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Celebrating World Migratory Bird Day with family birdwatching events
Give back to nature with BirdLife Cyprus’s new ‘Adopt a Bird’ scheme
BirdLife Cyprus condemns Easter Tuesday illegal “customs”

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09 May 2017
Migratory birds travel epic distances every year crossing many borders and connecting countries, cultures, and continents over their thousands-of-kilometres-long flyways. This astonishing feat is celebrated every year on 10 May by thousands of people across the globe. With over 230 migratory species passing through Cyprus every spring and autumn there’s no better place to learn more about and enjoy migratory birds. To celebrate World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) BirdLife Cyprus is organising two birdwatching outings for families, one at Athalassa Park and one at Oroklini Lake to introduce young and old to the wondrous world of migratory birds and birdwatching. 
24 April 2017
BirdLife Cyprus’ innovative adoption scheme offers people the chance to symbolically adopt a bird and make a real contribution to the conservation of priority species and their habitats in Cyprus. This is a new part of the organisation's effort to raise awareness about the birds of Cyprus and fund its critical conservation work.
19 April 2017
Cyprus has many beautiful Easter traditions, but the handsome Great Tit pictured here is the victim of a particular custom in a particular village that is far from ‘beautiful’. The village in question is Omodhos, picturesque and popular with visitors from within and beyond Cyprus. But come Tuesday after Easter every year, some residents take to the narrow lanes of the mountain village, shotguns in hand, and shoot birds flying over the rooftops…
12 April 2017
Why do birds matter? What is their role in the ecosystem? Why is Cyprus important for them? The new BirdLife Cyprus documentary answers these and more questions…
28 March 2017
Dazzling weather; check. Ravishing plumage; check. Find mate; check. Time to breed! Birds bursting into song just before dawn are calling to the world that spring has awakened and that breeding season is in full swing. It won’t be long before nests fill with fluffy chicks and their cute calls.
10 March 2017
With nature coming into bloom and spring migration underway, the ‘153 birds’ exhibition makes its way to the archaeological site of Kato Pafos, one of the 34 Important Bird Areas of Cyprus, but there is a sad twist to the story…
12 December 2016
BirdLife Cyprus is organizing an interactive educational workshop for children ages 5-12, as part of its ‘153 birds’ campaign. The workshop will take place on Saturday, 17 December 2016, 10:00 – 11:30, at Myloi Cultural Centre in Kaimakli, Nicosia.
16 November 2016
Can you imagine a world without birdsong? BirdLife Cyprus is organising the first Cyprus screening of the award-winning documentary ‘The Messenger’ on Wednesday, 7 December 2016 at 19:00, at the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation, ‘Andreas Patsalides’ lecture hall.
03 November 2016
BirdLife Cyprus invites you to the opening of the Drawing and Photography Exhibition of the ‘153 birds’ campaign! The starting point of the ‘153 birds’ campaign and the drawing competition was a successful event organised on Sunday 17 April 2016 at the Famagusta Gate Moat. On that day, more than 200 people of all ages joined this special event to listen to fairy tales and songs about birds and to draw pictures of birds. Within the two months that followed, we received more than 300 praiseworthy and creative art works from children, teens and adults.
20 September 2016
At this point of the year, millions of migratory birds are leaving Europe flying to their wintering places in Africa. Cyprus is on one of the main migratory flyways in Europe and so every autumn and spring hundreds of thousands of birds pass through our island: from colourful Bee-eaters as they call and swirl through the air hunting for insects to imposing migrating raptors, such as the Red-footed Falcon and the Pallid Harrier, species of global conservation concern. BirdLife Cyprus invites people to take the opportunity to discover the fascinating world of bird migration on 2 October 2016. 

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