Adopt a bird

Adopt a bird

Make a real difference and help protect the future of nature and birds in Cyprus and beyond by symbolically adopting a bird and providing BirdLife Cyprus with the necessary funds to continue our critical conservation work to protect the wild birds of Cyprus and their habitats.

With your adoption, you will receive a tangible symbol of your valuable offer to nature and you will support us in continuing our critical conservation work.

Choose among the elegant Greater Flamingo, the majestic Griffon Vulture or the unmistakable European Roller and give the gift of nature to you, a family member or a friend.

What you get

Illustration

A bird illustration printed on A4 archival-certified paper (giclée) by illustrator Daphne Christoforou

Adoption certificate

An adoption certificate
from BirdLife Cyprus

Set of greeting cards

To spread the word
among your friends

Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus

They’re popular, strikingly elegant, quite unique and most important of all, they’re pink! Some years, thousands of birds spend the winter at Akrotiri and Larnaka Salt Lakes, usually arriving in November and leaving again by the end of February.
We are pushing hard for the proper management of key sites for Flamingos such as Akrotiri Salt Lake and Oroklini Lake which we managed to get included in the Natura 2000 network. We keep a close watch on Flamingo numbers and work hard to raise awareness about the need not to disturb these birds during their winter stay in Cyprus.

Griffon Vulture Gyps fulvus

The Griffon Vulture is the largest bird that breeds in Cyprus. Globally put, the species is not threatened, but here in Cyprus the birds face a significant threat, since during the '80s there were more than 100 birds, while now only around 20 remain in the wild!

During GYPAS project, 25 vultures were brought from Crete to strengthen the Cypriot population. We continue pushing for the better protection of vultures in Cyprus and work hard to tackle the persistent problem of poisoning. We keep a close eye on the population through our annual vulture count and we work to achieve vulture-friendly management for key Natura 2000 sites in Cyprus.

European Roller Coracias garrulus

The European Roller has stunningly colourful plummage.
Once it extends its wings one can see the brilliant azure blue leading edge and the contrasting black wing-tips. Cyprus has  the 3rd largest population of European Roller in the EU.

The European Roller suffered large declines in the past in its breeding grounds in southern and eastern Europe and has already gone extinct in several central European countries. We are working for the conservation of this flagship species in Europe and beyond as part of a flyway working group.  

Frequently Asked Questions

A bird adoption is a special way to show your support towards BirdLife Cyprus. By adopting one of three iconic species, the Greater Flamingo, the Griffon Vulture or the Eurasian Roller, you will receive a wonderful gift as a thank you for your important contribution. This is a symbolic bird adoption (you do not adopt a real bird in the wild), through which many birds will benefit from your generous support.

Your contribution helps us continue our work for the protection and conservation of birds and their habitats in Cyprus. The money collected from bird adoptions is used to support BirdLife Cyprus’ activities, such as the systematic monitoring of bird populations, policy and advocacy work to make sure that bird habitats are adequately protected, hands-on conservation projects, as well as awareness-raising and education actions.

The symbolic bird adoption package includes an illustration of the bird of your choice by artist Daphne Christoforou, printed on A4 archival-certified paper (giclée), an adoption certificate and a set of greeting cards to spread the word.

You will be regularly informed about our actions, some of which may directly concern the species you have adopted and its habitats. Simply tick on the box to receive news and updates via e-mail when filling out the adoption form.

Of course! You can give an adoption as a gift to yourself or a loved one. When filling out the adoption form, please note the name you would like to be written on the adoption certificate, as well as the address to which you would like the adoption package to be sent.

No, you can adopt as many birds as you like! A bird adoption is a unique gift with a noble cause that you can give to yourself or your loved ones.

There is no validity period for our symbolic bird adoptions. If you wish, you can adopt one bird a year, that way collecting all three illustrations to hang in your home.

Bird adoptions can be made online by filing out the adoption form and payments are done with a credit/debit card or via PayPal. If you prefer, you can also pay via bank transfer to our bank account (find below):

 

Bank of Cyprus

Account No: 0148-01-008101

SWIFT: BCYPCY2N

IBAN No: CY 980020 0148 0000000 10081 0100

If you choose a bank transfer, please contact us at romina.constantinou@birdlifecyprus.org.cy with the below details so that we can prepare your adoption package:

  • Your name and last name
  • Shipping address
  • Name and last name to be written on the Adoption Certificate (if different)
  • Adoption species

There are many ways to support our work. You can become a member, thus giving strength to our voice and strengthening our influence both locally and internationally. Alternatively, you can make a donation, contributing to the financial support of our organization.

And last but not least, you can subscribe to our e-newsletter and follow us on social media Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, to learn our news and all the ways you can support us.

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