Fauna


Three hundred different bird species have been observed in the area. Most of them are migratory, moving from north Europe and Russia, to the south (mainly Africa) in the autumn and returning in the spring.  Many of these birds winter in Cyprus, mainly in the wetlands of the area, whilst some species stay in Cyprus to breed. The coastline of the peninsula hosts some of the few breeding beaches of the island for Green and Loggerhead turtles, both endangered species in the Mediterranean.  Important mammal species have also been recorded in the area, such as monk seals, dolphins and bats. Hundreds of invertebrate species, many of which are endemic, can also be found in the area.


Alcedo atthis

Alcedoatthis

Aphanius fasciatus

Aphaniusfasciatus

Arenaria interpres

Arenariinterpres

Aythya nyroca

Aythy Anyroca

Bubulcus ibis

Bubulcus ibis

Carduelis carduelis

Cardueliscarduelis

Charadrius dubius

Charadrius Dubius

Cursorius cursor

Cursorius Cursor

Grus grus

Grusgrus

Himantopus himantopus

Himantopushi mantopus

Hyla savignyi

Hylasavignyi

Merops apiaster

Meropsapiaster

Motacilla flava feldegg

Motacilla Flava Feldegg

Papilio machaon

Papilio Machaon

Recurvirostra avocetta

Recurvirostra Avocetta

Remiz pendulinus

Remizpendulinus

Rusettus aegyptiacus

Rusettus Aegyptiacus

Steno bredanensis

Stenobredanensis

Sylvia atricapilla

Sylvia Atricapilla

Upupa epops

Upupaepops

Vulpes vulpes

Vulpesvulpes