A trip to Salalah, Oman 10-14/11/2015

I heard the news that the Malachite Kingfisher has arrived in Salalah, so decided to visit Salalah to see the wintering birds. I was hoping to see the Pin-tailed Snipe, Long-toed Stint, Watercock, White-breasted Waterhen, Small Pratincole, Cotton Pygmy-goose, Intermediate Egret, Pheasant-tailed Jacacna and Verreaux’s Eagle. I only got the last four; although all were …

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A trip to the south west of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 1-5 Sep 2015

I was invited by Khalifa Al Dhaheri (from UAE) to join him in his second trip to SW KSA. Khalifa started planing for the trip three months ahead, he collected all necessary information including GPS coordinates. I booked my flight through Flydubai early August to Abha airport through Dubai at a cost of KWD132.00 including …

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Salalah, Oman 4-8th September 2012

Pekka and I went to Salalah, Oman for a four day birding. We met Dr Gary Brown who did bird with us. Below is a list of the birds we have seen: 5/09/2012 East Khawr Little Egret 2, House Crow 4, Grey Heron 1, Little Stint 1, Common Moorhen 6 . 5/09/2012 Ras Janjari Persian …

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A Birding Trip to Yemen 6-10 May 2009

A trip to Yemen 6-10 May 2009 Prepared by: AbdulRahman Al-Sirhan Participants: Pekka Fågel and AbdulRahman Al-Sirhan Taxonomy and order following Clements Checklist 6.3.2 December 2008. English names following IOC World Bird List. Itinerary: Day 1: 6 May 2009: We arrived at Sanaa at 2pm, after some delay because of the swine flu check up, …

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Socotra and Yemen Trip Report 4-9 Decemeber 2008

A trip to Socotra, Yemen  4 – 9 December 2008  ­By AbdulRahman Al-Sirhan  Participants: Pekka Fågel, AbdulRahman Al-Sirhan, Gary Brown and Irina Mazurkevich. Dragon’s Blood Tree Dracaena cannibari.  Photograph by A. Al-Sirhan  Introduction The Socotra Archipelago is part of the Republic of Yemen and is situated in the north-western part of the Indian Ocean, 400km …

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