A bird illustration printed on A4 archival-certified paper (giclée) by illustrator Daphne Christoforou
An adoption certificate
from BirdLife Cyprus
To learn more about the bird species of your choice
and spread the word
They’re popular, strikingly elegant, quite unique and most important of all, they’re pink! Some years, thousands of birds spend the winter at Akrotiri and Larnaka Salt Lakes, usually
arriving in November and leaving again by the end of February.
The Griffon Vulture is the largest bird that breeds in Cyprus. Globally put, the species is not threatened, but here in Cyprus the birds face a significant threat, since during the '80s there were more than 100 birds, while now only around 20 remain in the wild!During GYPAS project, 25 vultures were brought from Crete to strengthen the Cypriot population. We continue pushing for the better protection of vultures in Cyprus and work hard to tackle the persistent problem of poisoning. We keep a close eye on the population through our annual vulture count and we work to achieve vulture-friendly management for key Natura 2000 sites in Cyprus.
The European Roller has stunningly colourful plummage.
Once it extends its wings one can see the brilliant azure blue leading edge and the contrasting black wing-tips. Cyprus has
the 3rd largest population of European Roller in the EU.