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A new taxonomy for BirdLife and why it matters for bird conservation
‘Wings on the Wind’ have started their journey
Give back to nature with BirdLife Cyprus’s new ‘Adopt a Bird’ scheme

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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 The new taxonomy has been full adopted by BirdLife Cyprus, replacing the now outdated classification system we had been using until recently.
27 April 2017
On a beautiful spring evening we gathered at the premises of the unique Aigaia School of Art and Design in Nicosia for the first screening of our new documentary ‘Wings on the Wind’. It was finally time for our film to “leave the nest”.  At the event young and old had many questions answered through the documentary and the discussion that followed: Why do birds matter? How did we learn about the wonder of bird migration? How long does it take?  What difficulties do birds face on this journey?
24 April 2017
BirdLife Cyprus’ innovative adoption scheme offers people the chance to symbolically adopt a bird and make a real contribution to the conservation of priority species and their habitats in Cyprus. This is a new part of the organisation's effort to raise awareness about the birds of Cyprus and fund its critical conservation work.
19 April 2017
Cyprus has many beautiful Easter traditions, but the handsome Great Tit pictured here is the victim of a particular custom in a particular village that is far from ‘beautiful’. The village in question is Omodhos, picturesque and popular with visitors from within and beyond Cyprus. But come Tuesday after Easter every year, some residents take to the narrow lanes of the mountain village, shotguns in hand, and shoot birds flying over the rooftops…
12 April 2017
Why do birds matter? What is their role in the ecosystem? Why is Cyprus important for them? The new BirdLife Cyprus documentary answers these and more questions…
12 April 2017
Undercover footage of birds being caught in mist nets and killed by trappers in the Larnaca area during autumn 2016, recently released by the RSPB Investigations team. Be warned this includes some grisly scenes.
11 April 2017
​A hard-hitting short film has just been released today with title ‘Cyprus: Massacre on Migration’.
31 March 2017
The Cyprus Bird Report 2015 is now available.
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.

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