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Akrotiri Marsh

Akrotiri Peninsula  >  Cyprus

The Akrotiri marsh is one of the best places for birding on Cyprus. A birdrich wetland with reedbeds and open areas.

Added by Szekely Noemi

Description

Akrotiri marsh (also known as Fassouri marsh/reedbed) is a unique natural wetland in Cyprus covering an area of 150 hectares. It is part of the of the Akrotiri wetland complex, the largest natural wetland complex of the island. The Akrotiri peninsula has a variety of different habitats: a large salt lake, reedbeds, marshes, dry open areas with scattered trees and lots of cover for migrating birds. Important breeding birds at Akrotiri marsh are Ferruginous DuckSpur-winged LapwingBlack-winged StiltBlack Francolin and probable Little Bittern. In the greater surrounding areas of Akrotiri wetland you can als see birds like Long-legged BuzzardEuropean Goldfinch, European Marsh HarrierDemoiselle Crane, European Honey-buzzard, Blue-cheeked Bee-eater, Sardinian Warbler, Cattle EgretCommon Kingfisher and Citrine Wagtail.

Details

Access

Akrotiri marsh is signposted. There is a tower hide at the start of the marsh and a second hide which you can see from the road as you drive along the edge of the marsh. Much of the marsh can be viewed from the road. The flooded meadow on the corner of the western edge of the marsh is a good place to stop and view. 

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland, Moors/heathland, Scattered trees and bushes, Desert

Conditions

Flat, Sandy, Hilly, Rocky, Dry, Dusty, High water possible

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Autumn migration, Spring migration

Route

Paved road, Narrow trail, Unpaved road

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by

Car, Foot

Birdwatching hide / platform

Yes

Links

Birdingplaces Near

Lady's mile.

View birdingplaces in the area that are published on Birdingplaces.eu

Map

Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

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