Bean Goose (Anser fabalis) - 1 stayed at Eilat area between 14-27/Mar (J. P. Smith et al.). The 1st record for Israel, see full report here.
| ||Bean Goose (Anser fabalis)|| |
| ||Eilat, 15-Mar |
Red-breasted Merganser (Merus serrator) - 1 off apolonia beach, 08/Mar (N. Primo).
Black Vulture (Aegypius monachus) - 3 at Gamla nature reserve, 08/Mar (L. Kislev).
Crested Honey Buzzard (Pernis ptilorhynchus) - 1 female/second year, the earliest bird on record. 31/Mar (Y. Soloviov).
White-tailed Lapwing (Vanellus leucurus) - 1 at Km 20 and 1 at Km 19 sewage pools, 12-15/Mar (J. Meyrav, A. Ben-dov, R. Mizrachi et al.)
| ||White-tailed Lapwing (Vanellus leucurus)|| |
| ||Km 20 saltpans |
Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus) - an exceptionally large flock of 12 birds off Eilat's north beach, 17/Mar (R. Mizrachi).
| ||Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus)|| |
| ||North beach, Eilat |
Mediterranean Gull (Larus melanocephalus) - 1 at Km 20, 21/Mar (R. Mizrachi).
| ||Mediterranean Gull (Larus melanocephalus)|| |
| ||Km 20, 21-Mar |
Saunders's Tern (Sterna saundersi) - 1 adult off Eilat's north beach, 24/Mar (Y. Perlman, K. Olsen).
Pharaohs Eagle Owl (Bubo bubo ascalaphus) - 1 at Yotvata fields and 3 more at Eilat area (N. Weiss et al.)
| ||Eagle Owl (Bubo bubo ascalaphus)|| |
| ||Yotvata fields |
Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus) - 2 at Yotvata fields, 11/Mar (A. Ben-dov, T. Kahn, A. Shoresh et al.).
Egyptian Nightjar (Caprmulgus aegyptius) - up to 6 at Yotvata fields on 03/Mar, and 2-3 there till 27/Mar (N. Weiss et al.).
Thick-billed Lark (Ramphocoris clotbey) - 2 at Ha'Meyshar, 23/Mar (S. Haham); 11 at Km 76-77, 30/Mar (R. Livne, A. Ben-dov) and 8 there on 31/Mar (J. Miller et al.).
Dunn's Lark (Eremalauda dunni) - 1 at Km 76 on 24/Mar, joined by another on 31/Mar (M. Craig et al.).
| ||Dunn's Lark (Eremalauda dunni)|| |
| ||Km 76, 31-Mar |
Menetries's Warbler (Sylvia myctacea) - 1 male ringed at Eilat, 25/Mar (A. Shoresh et al.).
| ||Menetries's Warbler (Sylvia myctacea)|| |
| ||Eilat, 25-Mar |
Pied Wagtail (Motacilla alba yarrellii) - 1 at Eilat on 22/Mar (E. Dovrat et al.). This ssp. is a very rare spring migrant in Israel.
| ||White Wagtail (Motacilla alba yarrellii)|| |
| ||Eilat, 22-Mar |
Semi-collared Flycatcher (Ficedula semitorquata) - 1 at Bahad 1, 28/Mar (R. Livne); 1 at Yotvata fields, 30/Mar; 1 at Hatzeva, 31/Mar.
| ||Semi-collared Flycatcher (Ficedula semitorquata)|| |
| ||Bahad 1, 28-MAR |
Cinereous Bunting (Emberiza cineracea) - 2 at Eilat vine-yard, 25/Mar (A. Shoresh et al.).