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Birding in South Sinai

Posted on Saturday, October 20th, 2007 at 2:31 pm CET

We took pictures of 26 different species of birds on our holiday in Sharm El Sheikh and South Sinai last week, nine of which are lifers (bringing our grand total to 326). Here they are:

(for more bird photos check out our bird lifelist)

White-tailed Wheatear
White-tailed Wheatear (at St. Catherine’s Monastery)

Yellow-vented Bullbull
Yellow-vented Bullbull (at St. Catherine’s Monastery)

Common Crane
Common Crane (at Na’ama Bay sewage ponds)

Spotted Flycatcher
Spotted Flycatcher (at St. Catherine’s Monastery)

Red-backed Shrike
Red-backed Shrike (at St. Catherine’s Monastery)

Red-throated Pipit
Red-throated Pipit (at Na’ama Bay sewage ponds)

Common Snipe
Common Snipe (at Na’ama Bay sewage ponds)

Crowned Sandgrouse
Crowned Sandgrouse (at Na’ama Bay sewage ponds)

Tristram’s Starling
Tristram’s Starling (at St. Catherine’s Monastery)

Common Kingfisher
Common Kingfisher (at Ras Mohamed National Park)

Western Reef-Egret
Western Reef-Egret (at Nabeq National Park)

White Stork
White Stork (at Na’ama Bay sewage ponds)

Eurasian Spoonbill
Eurasian Spoonbill (at Nabeq National Park)

Common Redshank
Common Redshank (at Nabeq National Park)

Great White Pelican
Great White Pelican (at Na’ama Bay sewage ponds)

Laughing Dove
Laughing Dove (at St. Catherine’s Monastery)

Eurasian Curlew
Eurasian Curlew (at Nabeq National Park)

White Wagtail
White Wagtail (at Na’ama Bay sewage ponds)

Spur-winged Lapwing
Spur-winged Lapwing (at Na’ama Bay sewage ponds)

Osprey (at Ras Mohamed National Park)

Kentish Plover
Kentish Plover (at Nabeq National Park)

Glossy Ibis
Glossy Ibis (at Na’ama Bay sewage ponds)

Common Tern
Common Tern (at Na’ama Bay sewage ponds)

Common Coot
Common Coot (at Na’ama Bay sewage ponds)

Cattle Egret
Cattle Egret (at Nabeq National Park)

Black Kite
Black Kite Booted Eagle (at Na’ama Bay sewage ponds)



Aug 20, 2009
7:43 am
#1 kouchakji wrote:

I suggest you give the Latin names too. Kind regards…..Kouchakji

Jan 7, 2010
12:44 pm
#2 Christian wrote:

Nice pictures! Though I´m quite certain that the raptor on the picture in the bottom is wrongly identified. In my opinoin it´s a 1 cy, dark morph, booted eagle (Hieraaetus pennatus), and not a black kite. Some features of this bird making the ID: # white shoulder-patch. # White tail-coverts. # The light, scaly-patterned feathers of the lower scapulars. # Feathered tarsi. # Raised nape-feathers. Best regards… Christian

Jan 7, 2010
12:46 pm
#3 Wolfstad wrote:

Thank you Christian, I have updated the caption.

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