Category Archives: Birding Field Reports 2011

Birding field reports southern Israel

Birding Update beginning November 2011

After a prolonged absence from writing an update on the website due to guiding elsewhere in the country, I have found the time to write again. I went on a 4-hour birding trip with two of my kids to see … Continue reading

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Large Raptor Migration over Lotan, 9 April 2011

After a few days where there was little new migration going on, we woke up to a day where from the outset it seemed that there was a lot more going on. There were many more Lesser Whitethroats, Blackcaps and … Continue reading

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Birding Report beginning of April 2011

After being away for a while from the southern part of Israel, I had the opportunity to go out with two couples to bird for two days. We headed down to the Eilat mountains to look for migrating raptors. We … Continue reading

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Birding update 20 March 2011

Spring migration is underway already in full force, just in  the past two days it seems to have bypassed Lotan. Here is it quite quiet. In our Lotan Wetlands all four types of Wagtails can be  seen: White Wagtail, Yellow … Continue reading

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Birding update 16 March 2011

Today, I went out with Thomas Krumenacker and Frank Moffatt to bird around Lotan, and in a radius of about 5 kilometers. We started out around the Lotan wetland, where there were over 60 White Wagtails, about 40 Water Pipits … Continue reading

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Regarding the Cinereous Vulture

… First of all an apology goes out to Dan Alon of the Israel Ornithological Center regarding the Cinereous Vulture. As a result of false information, I thought that he had seen the pictures. After speaking to him and to … Continue reading

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Birding Update March 13, 2011

It has been quite a week of birding here in the Lotan area. Some of the highlights first: A Cyprus Wheatear was sighted on one of the compost piles at the Yotvata circular fields (thank you Thomas Krumenacker), in addition, … Continue reading

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Cinereous Vulture on Lotan, February 2011

A few weeks ago I had seen an especially large raptor that landed on one of the light posts on the perimeter fence of the kibbutz. I did not have my binoculars with me, so I could not make an … Continue reading

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Imperial Eagle right outside Lotan (Feb 27, 2011)

I was birding around the kibbutz relatively late during the day yesterday, seeing some of the wintering species that are here, also seeing a few tree pipits that came in. Suddenly I glimpsed a shadow above me, and noticed a … Continue reading

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Birding update winter 2011

The winter here at Lotan has been quiet in terms of the birds that were here and in terms of rainfall. We have had several days with cloudy skies and heavy clouds, but they did not produce any large amounts … Continue reading

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