Located on one of the main migratory routes from Africa to Europe and Asia, Cyprus hosts more than 370 species of bird, making it a wonderland for birdwatching.
The low-intensity of agriculture in Cyprus makes it an attractive place for birds. The annual migratory phenomena peaks during autumn and spring, with March to May the period of northward migration and August to October the southward. Suitable weather conditions can often produce large numbers of wide ranging bird species from vultures, eagles, cuckoos, flycatchers and many more besides. The island itself boasts two endemic species, the Cyprus warbler and the Cyprus pied wheatear.
The Larnaka region is one of the most brilliant places on the island to watch these birds. The cliffs around Cape Kiti are often home to many migrants such as quail, wryneck and calandra lark. In the winter, huge flocks of flamingos make for an eye catching spectacle at the Larnaka Salt Lake too, accompanying the waders and slender-billed gulls.