The area of Kato Pafos Lighthouse is one of the birdwatching hotspots of the island as well as a spring migration ‘hub’, making this celebration of birds at this location and time of the year all the more pertinent. The ‘153 birds’ exhibition was the artistic result of BirdLife Cyprus’ ‘153 birds’ campaign.
The starting point of the campaign and drawing competition was a successful event organised by BirdLife Cyprus last spring at Famagusta Gate Moat, where more than 200 people of all ages gathered to listen to fairy tales and songs about birds and to draw pictures of birds. Within the two months that followed, BirdLife Cyprus received more than 300 drawings from children, teens and adults, the pick of which are presented in the exhibition.
Making people aware of the beauty of our birds and the wonder of migration can go a long way towards helping halt illegal bird killing. The hosting of the exhibition at Kato Pafos creates a perfect opportunity for both young and old to enjoy drawings and photographs of Cyprus’ birds at this fascinating historical and bird rich site.
The exhibition will be on view from 10 March 2017 until 17 May 2017 at the Visitors Centre at the archaeological site of Kato Pafos and is open to the public Monday – Sunday. For the opening hours please visit the Department of Antiquities’ website