Injured birds released back into the wild in Akrotiri

Staff from the Akrotiri Environmental and Education Centre and members of the Republic of Cyprus Game and Fauna Service, have this week released four protected bird species back into the wild after they were successfully rehabilitated.

A press release circulated on Wednesday by the British Bases in Cyprus says that the birds – a Honey Buzzard, a Black Kite, two Night Herons and a Corncrake – which had been found “injured or exhausted” during their migration efforts, had been undergoing treatment at the Game and Fauna Service facility in Nicosia before being returned to the Akrotiri area to continue their journey.

Prior to their release, the birds were ringed to better inform the AEEC and Game Fund expert’s migration and ecology studies and a GPS/GSM transmitter was also fitted to a Honey Buzzard to track its migratory route to Africa.

Source: Cyprus News Agency