Home
 
Rarities Committee
IL400 Club
Checklist
 
Monthly Summaries
Birding Reports
Rarity Alerts
Historical Records
Articles
Gallery
 
Video Clips
Links
About Us
Contact Us

>> Monthly Summaries

February 2007




Below is a summary featuring the most interesting observations from this month, based on reports from the ISRABIRDNET mailing list and other sources.
Bittern (Butorides stellaris) 1 at Yeruham lake, 16-17/Feb (A. Cohen, M. Holyoak).

Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator) - 2 off Eilat's north beach, 24/Feb (N. Weiss, R. Mizrachi, R. Livne, A. Chaver).

Black Vulture (Aegypius monachus) same bird from last month seen at En Harod fishponds, 03/Feb (N. Besser); 1 at Wadi Samak, 05/Feb (L. Kislev).

Oystercatcher (Haemotopus ostralegus) 1 off Eilat's north beach, 24/Feb (N. Weiss, R. Mizrachi, R. Livne, A. Chaver).

Curlew (Numenius arquata) 2 at Acre shore, 02/Feb (A. Ben-dov, E. Dovrat).

Kittiwake (Rissa trydactyla) an adult and a 1st winter off Eilat's north beach, 24/Feb (N. Weiss, R. Mizrachi, R. Livne, A. Chaver).

Mediterranean Gull (Larus melanocephalus) 1 at Acre shore, 02/Feb (A. Ben-dov, E. Dovrat).

Common Gull (Larus canus) 11 still present at Acre shore, 02/Feb (A. Ben-dov, E. Dovrat).

Striated Scops Owl (Otus bruceii) 1 at Wadi Ketura, 02/Feb (M. Holyoak).

 Striated Scops Owl (Otus bruceii) 
 Wadi Ketura, 02/Feb. 

Smew (Mergellus albellus): a female/1st winter at Nov reservoir, southern Golan heghts, 20-23/Jan (E. Banker et al.).

Hoopoe Lark (Alaemon alaudipes) 1 at Samar area, Southern Arava, 16/Feb (N. Weiss).

Olive-backed Pipit (Anthus hodgsoni) 1 still present at Eilot's date plantation on the end of the month (N. Weiss et al.).

Buff-bellied Pipit (Anthus rubescense) up to 4 at Eilat's date plantation, mid month (S. Haham et al.); 1 still present at Yotvata fields (N. Weiss).

Raven (Corvus corax) 4 seen at the Hula valley, 05/Feb (F. Argyle, G. Galilli), rare in northern Israel.

Pygmy Cormorant
(Phalacrocorax pygmaeus) Sea of Galilee, May 06

Red Phalarope
(Phalaropus fulicarius) Eilat, Oct.05

Greater Sand Plover
(Charadrius leschenaultii) Eilat, Mar.05
 
Back to top

 
This site is best viewed at 1024x768 or higher screen resolution.
All photos in this website are courtesy of the photographers - Please do not copy or use them without permission.
Please direct comments and contributions to the: Authors