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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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Birding update, beginning of October, 2010

As already stated previously, we have had an especially hot summer, but more than that, a summer with higher humidity for longer periods of  time than ever before. I went out birding with a couple at the beginning of the … 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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