Nature reserve - bird watching
Cyprus, as the third largest island in the Mediterranean and with an area of 9250 sq kms, is situated in the easternmost part of the Mediterranean basin right in the middle of the migration routes for millions of birds flying from Europe to Africa and Asia in the autumn and back again in the spring.
Cyprus has a bird list of 378 species. This includes two endemic species, the Cyprus Pied Wheatear Oenanthe cypriaca and the Cyprus Warbler Sylvia melanothorax. In addition there are four endemic subspecies: Cyprus Scops Owl Otus scops cyprius, Coal Tit Parus ater cypriotes, Short-toed Treecreeper Certhia brachydactyla dorotheae and Jay Garrulus glandarius glaszneri.