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The paradox of autumn bird migration in Cyprus
Ulysses is back!
Baillon’s Crake pair breeds at Akrotiri after 23 years

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29 August 2018
A few years after his debut in 2014, where he explained the problem of illegal bird trapping, Ulysses is back, this time with a cute co-star!
29 June 2018
With summer here and temperatures on the rise, who isn’t looking for ways to cool themselves down? Flocking to (or even daydreaming of) swimming pools and the beach, with a refreshing drink at hand, is probably the logical thing to do. But what would the closest equivalent be, that would help cool our feathered friends in this heat? The answer is simple: a bird bath. 
23 November 2017
Bird ringing is a useful research tool providing information on the survival, productivity and movements of birds, helping us to monitor bird populations and to understand why they are changing.
31 August 2017
Migration, the en masse movement of animals from one part of the world to another and back again, is one of the wonders of the natural world. Birds do it, but so do butterflies, fish and mammals. Birds, however, are the masters of long-distance migration and about one quarter of all bird species are migratory.
31 August 2017
Vultures are magnificent creatures but too often misunderstood. Their carrion diet is most likely the culprit. Interestingly, their diet is also what makes them an integral part of ecosystems. How? By keeping the system disease-free. 
23 July 2017
When we talk about birdsong, we cannot simply refer to a single "voice". It is a great chorus of complex sounds, it is a real language in itself. The dry "teak" of a sparrow, the plaintive "gheck gheck gheck" of a woodpecker, the shrill "chirrip" of a lark – each sound has its own purpose and is used in very specific circumstances. For birdwatchers, learning how to ‘decode’ the secret language of birds is a great way to identify different species and to better understand their behaviour.

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