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Southern Arava, 07-10/May/06
Amit Geffen Overloaded with re-traps of Cetti's Warblers, the Hula ringing team decided to go birdwatching in the southern Arava. During the 7-10/05/06, we visited most of the traditional sites between Km 77 in the north and the north beach down south, and though no 'mega' rarity was found, we had a really good time - nice weather, lots of birds and good company are always a treat, especially if you add to this combination a Red-billed Tropicbird (or two...).
Here are some images and a short report representing the highlights of that week:Red-billed Tropicbird - 2 adults, 9/5 17:30, flew over Aqaba shore/city for a few minutes and disappeared.
Sooty Shearwater – 2 off Eilat’s north beach, 9-10/5.
Crested honey Buzzard – 1 female at Km 77, 7/5.
Bonelli's Eagle - 1 at Km 19 area.
Broad-billed Snadpiper - 8 at Km 20 saltpans.
Red necked Phalarope – 3 at Km 20 saltpans.
Arctic Skua - 10 flew overland 10/5 + another 2 uid skuas, north beach.
Blue-cheeked Bee-eater - 1 at Ne'ot Smadar, 10/5.
Bar-tailed Lark – 1 at Km 77, 7/5.
Upcher's Warbler - 1 at Ne'ot Smadar, 10/5.
Black-headed Bunting – 1 male at Km 77, 7/5 and another at Km 19 area, 10/5.
Lesser Flamingo and Brown Booby – still showing well.Amit Geffen
On behalf of
Nadav Israeli, Itai Shany, Yoav Perlman & Tuvia Kahn.
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