Jane Stylianou first started watching birds as a child. Since moving to Cyprus in 1985, she worked with BirdLife Cyprus between 2005 and 2009 and led birdwatching walks. There she also contributed a monthly column on birds to the Cyprus Mail, authored ‘The Birds of Cyprus’ and contributed a chapter to the BirdLife Cyprus IBA book published in late 2014. She now works as a bird guide and on various conservation and bird tourism projects. Since February 2013 she has been the BirdLife Cyprus Bird Recorder and is editor of the annual Cyprus Bird Report, and currently Chairman of the Cyprus Rarities Committee. Jane has a M.A. in Values and the Environment from the University of Lancaster.