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Birding Update Mid-January, 2012

It has been unusually cold in the Arava desert the past two weeks, and we even had a few sprinklings of rain, nothing really measureable but yet quite refreshing. The White-fronted Goose that I did not see at the Yotvata … 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 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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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 last week of October, 2010

Storks, storks and more storks After having guided a German group around the country for six days, I came back home to Kibbutz Lotan, and took a day to look around to see what kinds of birds were around. While … Continue reading

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End of August 2010 birding update

The migration season is definitely underway, but still slowly. We have had a very hot summer, but although we did not break any records this year, we did have temperatures that topped 45 degrees Celsius, and, different from previous summers, … Continue reading

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Birding update summer 2010 at Lotan

After the end of the spring mirgration, things started to quiet down here on Lotan. In late May and and then in June, we had an influx of Rufous Bush Robins that have been staying here for the entire summer. … Continue reading

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Birding Report 10.4.2010

As stated before, spring migration has been very different from previous years. I have had the opportunity to speak to several birders who have been here in the past week to get updates as to what has been going on. … Continue reading

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