BirdLife Cyprus is inviting the public to celebrate autumn bird migration on Sunday, 6 October at Athalassa National Forest Park. Join BirdLife Cyprus at the bird hide and at the tables next to the south parking area (Latsia entrance), from 9 am to 12 pm to spend a day in the wondrous world of birds with a bird ringing demonstration, birdwatching and creative activities.
Bird migration is among the wonders of the natural world. From the smallest of songbirds weighing just a few grams to the most majestic of raptors soaring through the skies, birds and their epic journeys never fail to fascinate us. Now is the time when millions of birds are leaving Europe to travel towards Africa where they will spend the winter. For many of these birds, Cyprus is in the itinerary as our island is located on one of the major migration corridors connecting Europe with Africa. It is for this reason that autumn is an ideal time to go out and enjoy the feathered creatures that are making their way to warmer places.
09:00 – 10:00
Ringing Demonstration: During the ringing demonstration, participants will get a unique chance to watch from up close various species of birds being ringed and released back to nature.
10:00 – 12:00
Making of an insect hotel for the park
Bird feeder making workshop (registration obligatory due to limited availability. Please register by Thursday 3 October on 22455072)
Throughout the event
Drawing for kids
Participation is free and open for all. BirdLife Cyprus will provide all the necessary materials for the activities as well as binoculars and telescopes for the better enjoyment of our feathered friends.
For more information on the event, please contact BirdLife Cyprus at 22455072.
Funded by the LIFE programme and the MAVA Foundation.