Cyprus is easily accessible via cheap flights from the south of Sweden, but the real motivation to go there has been lacking. Many years have past since I saw the breeding endemics, Cyprus Warbler and Cyprus Wheatear on trips to the Middle East. But now, very recently due to taxonomic decisions the motivation to get to the island arrived. The local endemic subspecies of Eurasian Scops-Owl now is considered to be a unique species only present on Cyprus, the Cyprus Scops-Owl (Otus cyprius). So off we flew!