As most of the capes, Emine provides specific conditions for concentrating interesting bird species. Most of the territory consist of open grasslands on a gentle slope, but with good coverage of bushes and oak trees. Greater Short-toed Lark, Wood Lark, Isabelline Wheatear and other can be seen on the pastures. Sombre Tit, Cirl Bunting, Eastern Orphean Warbler, Olive-tree Warbler, Sardinian Warbler and Subalpine Warbler, Whinchat and other birds of southern origin can be observed amongst the bushes and trees. On the cliffs Rock Bunting and Pied Wheatear breed. The little village (Emona) is the place to observe the Syrian Woodpecker or Black Redstart. The cape offers excellent sea-watching possibilities, which can produce Yelkouan Shearwater, Arctic Skua (Parasitic Jaeger), loons and other sea birds. Big variety of species pass at the cape during both autumn and spring migration.
From E87 turn to the East toward Irakli and before reaching the resort turn South on a marked cross-road, then follow the road. Most of the road from the crossroad to the cape is in very bad condition, but entirely accessable by a car. Arriving at the cape, follow the unpaved road to the fence of the light house, where there is lot of space to park.
Terrain and HabitatForest, Beach, Scattered trees and bushes, Grassland, Sea, City/village
ConditionsHilly, Rocky, Dry, Open landscape
Is a telescope useful?Yes
Good birding seasonAll year round
Best time to visitSummer, Spring migration, Autumn migration
Difficulty walking trailEasy
Accessible byFoot, Bicycle, Car
Birdwatching hide / platformNo
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