Kyrenia North Cyprus

About Kyrenia Nature..

Kyrenia is a nature lover’s paradise and is home to a wide range of birds and plant life.  There are a number of native birds and these include the crested cormorant, scarlet vulture, kestrel, canary, goldfinch, Cyprus warbler, and great titmouse to name but a few.  During migration seasons many birds flock in from Turkey and in spring these will include the manx shearwater, quail, cuckoo, kingfisher, and hummingbird.  In summertime more birds follow and these include squacco heron, grey and purple heron, and dove falcons.  Winter also brings some birds including flamingo, geese, gulls, and whitethroats.  The best times for bird watching are spring and autumn and there are some excellent locations in which to do this. 

Serious birdwatchers will find the Karpas Peninsula ideal and there is also a national park here that is home to a large number of birds, wild donkeys, turtles, and rare flora.  There are also some beautiful beaches.

Northern Cyprus is a haven for a variety of wildlife and there are over 1600 species of plants, 350 species of birds, and 26 different species of reptiles and amphibians.   Orchids are probably the most famous of the plant species found in Northern Cyprus and there are found almost everywhere.  There are 32 different species of orchid found in Northern Cyprus and these include species such as the pyramidal orchid and the exotic violet limodore.  Tulips, narcissus, crocus, and rose are also some of the flowers you can see on your travels.

Nature begins to come alive in November and the Island of Cyprus is covered with fresh growth.  Every season in North Cyprus brings different wonders and a rainbow of colors.  Nature lovers will love the range of wild flowers and the best time to see all this wonder is between November and May.  Summer visitors to Northern Cyprus will miss out on this.


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