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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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Birding Report – Late March 2010

Birding this year in the Arava is very unusual compared to previous years. The amount of rainfall that we had, more than we had in the past 20 years, has made finding birds more diffuse. The hotspots around Lotan are km 76 (Qa e-Sa’eddin) and Ovda Valley. Both are very green, and very muddy, because of the rains. Continue reading

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Birding Report: 1-2 March, 2010

After an unusual winter here in the Arava desert where there was much more rain than had fallen in the past five years, I went out to have a look around within twelve kilometers from home. I was with another birder and we started out going north to Km 76. Because of the rains, the plain was one green carpet. It was raining again in the morning. We saw the usual wintering and early migratory species around here: Crested Lark, White Wagtail and Stonechat. In addition, there were a large number of Chiffchaff and Northern Wheatear, primarily females. Among them were three Isabelline Wheatears , that stood up especially straight. It started to rain harder, so we decided to head further south. Continue reading

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Asian Desert Warblers Sylvia nana in the southern Negev

Late January 09 Yoav Perlman set out to the remote Meishar planes with the intention of getting close up and personal with the rare Asian Desert Warblers that winter in the region. “Yesterday 28/1/09 I went ringing with Yosef kiat … Continue reading

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