Become a birdwatcher for a day

04 November 2017

Looking for something different and fun to do with your family on the weekend? Why not try birdwatching, one of the simplest ways to get close to the world of birds and nature. Join us with your family on 12 or 26 November at Athalassa Park or Oroklini Lake to connect with the natural world around you and peak into the life of these remarkable feathered creatures.

During our outing, we will enhance our observation skills and enrich our knowledge about the natural world around us. We will learn to use binoculars and telescopes and identify birds with the help of a bird guide. Each outing has a duration of 1.5 hour and is suitable for children ages 7 – 13 years old and their parents/guardians. Participation is free of charge. We will provide binoculars and telescopes plus a free beginner’s bird guide to take home with you. The outings will be conducted in Greek.

The outings will take place on:

  • Sunday, 12 November 2017, 10:30 – 12:00, Athalassa Park Bird Hide (Latsia entrance), Nicosia. A bird ringing demonstration will take place between 09:30 - 10:30!
  • Sunday, 26 November 2017, 10:30 – 12:00, Oroklini Lake, Larnaka
There are over 10,000 bird species on our planet, each different and unique. Some have stunning plumages, while others are more dull-looking. Some are enormous, and others very tiny. Some fly at amazing speeds, while others are happy to stand still for hours. For some birds, a peak out the window may be enough to enjoy them, but for others, we would have to go a bit further, in areas where we are more likely to see them. Such areas are Oroklini Lake and Athalassa Park, wetlands close to home that provide shelter for many bird species and are ideal for birdwatching. Species we may see there include Coot, Moorhen, Mallard, Shoveler, Teal, Grey Heron, Little Egret, Spur-winged Lapwing, Kingfisher, Goldfinch, Blackcap, Kestrel and many more! 

All children are required to be accompanied by a parent or a guardian. Pre-registration is required due to limited availability. For more information and to register please contact us on 22455072 or at elena.markitani@birdlifecyprus.org.cy

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