Birdwatching - a host of migrating birds
Cyprus lies along one of the main migratory routes hosts millions of birds of more than 300 species in the autumn and the spring.
Of all the islands in the Mediterranean, Cyprus possesses the most interesting and varied bird life. According to ornithologists the resident breeding bird population is relatively small, but during the migration periods millions of birds pass through the island spending a few hours or a few days here. There is also a large population of winter visitors such as flocks of duck, mallard, widgeon, pintail, shoreter as well as the flamingos which inhabit the salt lakes at Akrotiri and Larnaka. Travel agencies specialising in birdwatching organise tours for visiting birdwatchers. Such tours can take place at Dhiarizos valley, Akhna dam, Akrotiri area, Akamas and Latsi area, Kiti dam, and the Larnaka salt lake depending on the season.