Category Archives: Birding Field Reports

Mid-September 2013 update

The last few days I have had the opportunity to look around here on Lotan and in our area for what the migration is doing. There definitely more and varied birds around, with an influx of Red-backed Shrikes and now, … Continue reading

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Jewish New Year Update

This evening we will be celebrating the Jewish New Year, and it is fitting to see what migration is doing right around that time. I went down to Yotvata to see what was going on in the fields and the … Continue reading

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More migration going on, and some summering birds around

Yesterday we had a kibbutz-wide power outage as the main  electrical circuit board was being replaced, so it was the ideal time to go out for birding. The temperature stayed just below the 40 degree mark, so it was relatively … Continue reading

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Birding update 20 August 2013

We have been having a summer with temperatures a little below normal, or close to normal. This means that we have barely had days where the temperature exceeded 41 degrees. Even in  this heat, migration is starting to pick up. … Continue reading

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The action is on the water…

I was on North Beach today in Eilat in the framework of doing errands in the town, and decided to have a look around at what was going on there. Most of the action is concentrated on  the water in … Continue reading

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Small signs of fall migration in July

I went out today to the area of Yotvata to see what was going on in the fields and the sewage works over there. The fields were particularly quiet because they are in between growing seasons. According to Israeli law, … Continue reading

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Slow start to autumn migration

It is the middle of July, the temperatures around here are hovering around the 40 degree mark, and we are embarking on the very first signs of fall migration. Temperatures have been relatively comfortable. My subjective impression is that this … Continue reading

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Addendum to end-of-season update

I was a little too hasty in putting the post online, so I am including some other things that I saw. First of all, we saw two female Caspian Plovers land briefly just over the border in Jordan when we … Continue reading

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End-of-season update

We are now in the second week of May, and the temperatures are staying above 30 degrees during the day, with quite a few days reaching almost 40 degrees. Summer is definitely coming, and migration is slowly winding down. I … Continue reading

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Mid-April 2013 update

The past few days we have been overrun by Blackcaps, and there has been the usual influx of European Bee-eaters, but less than in previous years. We have also been getting the annual migration of Levant Sparrowhawks, with thousands arriving. … Continue reading

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