Rarities Committee
IL400 Club
Monthly Summaries
Birding Reports
Rarity Alerts
Historical Records
Video Clips
About Us
Contact Us

>> Monthly Summaries

January 2006

Tomer Landsberger

Below is a summary featuring the most interesting observations from this month, based on reports from the ISRABIRDNET mailing list and other sources.
 Yelkouan Shearwater (Puffinus yelkouan) 
Yelkouan Shearwater
 Acre waters, 16-JAN

Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster): 1 off HaSharon shore, 27/Jan (Y. Dax et al.), second report from the Med. sea.

Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus): 1 adult at Shlomi reservoir, western Galilee, the 29th (R. Segali, G. Segali).

Greylag Goose (Anser anser rubrirostris): 2 still present at Gesher fishponds on the 20th (D. Porat).

White-headed Duck (Oxyura leucocephala): 3 at Be'er Sheva sewage ponds, 07/Jan (I. Tsurim), third record for the area.

Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator): 1 female type at Dor/Nah’sholim shore reserve, 17/Jan onwards (N. Weiss et al).

 Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator) 
Red-breasted Merganser
 Nahsholim shore, 22-JAN 

Goshawk (Accipiter gentillis): 1 near Ada canyon, Wadi Paran, 09/Jan (S. Shwarts).

Purple Gallinule (Porphyrio porphyrio): 2 at Yeruham lake, 31/Jan (R. Livne).

 Purple Gallinule (Porphyrio porphyrio) 
Purple Gallinule
 Yeruham lake, 31-JAN 

Little Bustard (Tetrax tetrax): 1 at the Hula reflooded area, 21/Jan (Y. Perlman, N. Israeli).

Dotterel (Charadrius morinellus): 3, Bet HaShitta fields, Harod valley, 20/Jan (O. Lotan).

Knot (Calidris canutus): 1 still present at Acre north beach, 30/Jan (B. Granit, T. Landsberger).

Bar-tailed Godwit (Limoza lapponica): 1 at Atlit saltpans, 21/Jan (Y. Dax et al).

Common Gull (Larus canus): 1 1st winter, Hula reflooded area, 07/Jan (B. Granit); 1 2nd winter, Acre shore, 19/Jan onwards (R. Mizrachi, R. Livne, E. Banker et al).

Mediterranean Gull (Larus melanocaphalus): 1 1st winter, Acre shore, 19-20/Jan (R. Mizrachi, R. Livne, E. Banker et al).

 Mediterranean Gull (Larus melanocaphalus) 
Mediterranean Gull
 Acre shore, 19-JAN 

Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus): 1 adult at Tmarim beach, Acre shore, 14-30/Jan at least (G. Segali, M. Tap et al), 8th record for Israel.

 Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus) 
Great Black-backed Gull
 Acre shore, 15-JAN 

Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla): 1 1st winter, Eilat's north neach, 28/Jan (N. Weiss), first seen on December.

African Collared Dove (Streptopelia roseogrisea): a Dove showing characteristics of this species was observed at K19 area, Arava, 28/Jan (N. Weiss).

Temminck's Horned Lark (Eremophila bilopha): 5 at the Meishar area, road 40, 13/Jan (J. Meyrav).

Bar-tailed Lark (Ammomanes cincturus): 14 at the Meishar area, road 40, 13/Jan (J. Meyrav).

 Bar-tailed Lark (Ammomanes cincturus) 
Bar-tailed Lark
 HaMeyshar, 20-JAN 

Hoopoe Lark (Alaemon alaudipes): 1 south to Yotvata, 02/Jan (A. Balaban), seen again on the 28th (N. Weiss).

Buff-bellied Pipit (Anthus rubescens): 1 at Yotvata’s circular field, 27/Jan (N. Weiss).

Red-fronted Serin (Serinus pussilus): 4, Wadi Rosh Pinna, 04/Jan (T. Landsberger), present since December.

 Red-fronted Serin (Serinus pussilus) 
Red-fronted Serin Serinus pussilus
 Rosh-Pinna, 04-JAN 

Temmincks Horned Lark
(Eremophila bilopha) Arava valley, Mar.05

Little Egret
(Egretta garzetta)Tel-Baruch shore, Dec.05

Clamorous Reed Warbler
(Acrocephalus stentoreus) Ma'agan Michael, Jul.04
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