Join our bird tours in Cyprus for a great birding experience that also supports local conservation efforts. Witness endemic and migratory species that occur on the edge of their range while supporting the work of BirdLife Cyprus, the Cyprus partner of BirdLife International.
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Personalized bird tours
Embark on a personalized birding adventure with our exclusive small-group bird tours! Our tours cater to a maximum of four people, ensuring an intimate and immersive experience in nature. Tailored to meet the unique preferences of each client, our customizable itineraries guarantee a birding experience like no other.
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Cyprus – a birdwatcher’s paradise
Nestled in the Eastern corner of the Mediterranean, Cyprus boasts three endemic bird species that breed nowhere else on Earth: the Cyprus Wheatear, the Cyprus Warbler, and the Cyprus Scops Owl. On the enchanting Troodos range, three endemic subspecies – the Cyprus Jay, Cyprus Coal Tit, and Short-toed Treecreeper – thrive in extensive pine forests.
Apart from these treasured endemics, the island’s location on one of the major migration routes between Europe and Africa makes Cyprus a key stop-off point for hundreds of thousands of birds that pass through the island every spring and autumn.
Spring migration gets underway in earnest from the middle of March, depending on how settled the weather is, and carries on until at least mid-May. Autumn passage starts in early August – even earlier for some wader species – and continues until early to mid-October. With rainfall, the wetlands of the island come alive, making Cyprus an ideal wintering place for many birds, such as the Greater Flamingo that congregate in their thousands in the island’s salt lakes.
Several species occur on the edge of their range and pretty much nowhere else in Europe, such as the breeding Black Francolin and Spur-winged Lapwing, and the overwintering Finsch’s Wheatear.
Personalized bird tours
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Frequently Asked Questions
No, our tours are designed to accommodate birdwatchers of all levels, from beginners to experienced birders. Our guides are experienced and will provide guidance and information to enhance your birdwatching experience, regardless of your level of expertise.
Once we confirm our availability according to your preferred dates for the tour, we will get back to you with a total cost of the tour (including any extra charges such as equipment hire cost or pick-up/drop-off additional fee) as well as details on how you can make an online payment (with a debit/credit card or via PayPal). Once payment is made, a customized itinerary will be shared with you based on the month of your visit, the duration of the tour, your local accommodation location as well as any special requests you have made.
It’s advisable to bring binoculars, a field guide, comfortable walking shoes, appropriate clothing for the season (a hat and sunscreen is a must for Cyprus), and a refillable water bottle.
Our experienced guides prioritize safety and adaptability. In the event of bad weather or unforeseen circumstances, they may adjust the itinerary to ensure your safety and provide the best possible birding experience. Please refer to our Terms & Conditions for details.
There are two international airports in Cyprus, Larnaca International Airport (LCA) and Pafos International Airport (PFO), both within driving distance (1 to 3 hours) to the island’s top birdwatching sites.
At the moment we do not offer tours in the north part of the island.
Depending on your nationality, you may need a visa to visit Cyprus. We recommend checking with the Cyprus embassy or consulate in your country to determine visa requirements and application procedures. It is your responsibility that you have the necessary travel documentation before your trip.
Please refer to our cancellation policy. If you need to cancel or reschedule, please contact us as soon as possible, and we’ll do our best to assist you. Please refer to our Terms & Conditions for details.
BirdLife Cyprus birdwatching tours do not include travel insurance. While travel insurance is not mandatory, we strongly recommend purchasing it for your peace of mind. Travel insurance can help protect you in case of unforeseen events, such as trip cancellations or medical emergencies. Please refer to our Terms & Conditions for details.