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Will our vultures be breeding this year? News from our latest vulture count
Seeking experienced bird surveyors for volunteer work in Cyprus in Spring/Summer 2018
Bird ringing: how, who and why

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09 February 2018
Ever since the GYPAS project began in 2011, counts of the Cyprus Griffon Vultures have been taking place twice a year, in winter and in spring. 
22 January 2018
We are looking for highly competent, experienced and hard-working fieldworkers to visit the island as full-time volunteer bird surveyors, to help with the monitoring of breeding bird species.  
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.
22 June 2017
The Griffon Vulture is the largest bird of prey in Cyprus and also the most threatened. The population is at a worryingly low level and breeding pairs scarce. In early June, three active vulture nests were found, one in Pafos district in an area where a significant colony of the species used to exist in the past. The nest belongs to birds which were brought from Crete through the GYPAS project. The other two nests were located at Episkopi Cliffs, which is where the largest colony of the species is found in what is the most stable breeding site of the species in recent years.
27 April 2017
At the end of 2016, the second and final volume of the landmark Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World by the Handbook of the Birds of the World (HBW) and BirdLife International was published. This ground-breaking new checklist presents for the first time independent taxonomic revisions for all the bird species of the world, incorporating the most up-to-date information and an exhaustive methodology in an entirely systematic and consistent way. The new taxonomy has been full adopted by BirdLife Cyprus, replacing the now outdated classification system we had been using until recently.
31 March 2017
Spring is arguably the most beautiful time of year in Cyprus. The landscape is green and lush, the wildflowers are blooming and birdsong floods the countryside. From end of March to early June it is the busiest time of year for our Monitoring and Research Coordinator and all our bird monitoring volunteers.
31 March 2017
The Cyprus Bird Report 2015 is now available.
31 January 2017
Have you been out bird watching in 2016? Then please don’t forget to send all your 2016 sightings in to the Recorder if you haven’t already done so.
31 January 2017
BirdLife Cyprus is looking for highly competent, experienced and hard-working fieldworkers to visit the island as full-time volunteer bird surveyors, to help with the monitoring of breeding bird species and Atlas survey work. Only one or two volunteers will be accepted for 2017, so early application is advised.

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