How did we learn about the wonder of bird migration? How long does it take? What difficulties do birds face on this journey?
These are some of the questions that the 20-minute documentary deals with, while presenting impressive footage of natural landscapes and birds in Cyprus: from our endemic species, the Cyprus Wheatear and the Cyprus Warbler, to the unmistakeable Roller and the bright-coloured Bee-eater.
The BirdLife Cyprus documentary highlights the urgent need for the protection of birds and nature in general, since unfortunately they are facing a growing number of threats. Knowledge, love and appreciation are a prerequisite for taking responsible action in favor of birds and nature, but also for humans, who also depend on healthy ecosystems.
Birds are all around us, hidden in plain sight. Even if you cannot see them, you can definitely hear them. Especially during the spring season, when birds make their presence even more known with their song and their bold and beautiful colours to attract a mate and breed. The sounds, colours and smells are what make spring the perfect time to get to know nature as well as the rich avifauna of Cyprus.
This documentary is a first step towards discovering the natural wealth of our island. The second step is to go outside, enjoy it and cherish it…
BirdLife Cyprus created this documentary in the framework of its awareness-raising campaign against illegal bird trapping, with funding by NABU (BirdLife in Germany) and the Heinz Sielmann Foundation.
To learn more about the problem of illegal bird trapping and BirdLife Cyprus’ campaign against this problem: https://birdlifecyprus.org/campaign-a...