Category: My Trip Reports

Olive-backed Sunbird perching on a branch of a tree

India: Part 2: Andaman Island 22-26 March 2019

Part 2: Andaman Island 22-26 March 2019 Participants: Sajan Raju, Dr Saraswathivilasam S Suresh, Ajomon Thettekkad, AbdulRahman Al-Sirhan and our Guide Danish Trogon. Andaman is an archipelago in the Bay of Bengal to the west of Mynamar and...

Nilgiri Wood pigeon perched on a branch of a tree

A trip to Kerala, SW India 19-25 May 2016 Part 3

22/05/2016 at Masinagudi, Nilgiris County, Tamil Nadu (26 of which 5 lifers) Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus) 6, Black-winged Kite (Elanus caeruleus) 1, Crested Honey-buzzard (Pernis ptilorhynchus) 1, White-rumped Vulture (Gyps bengalensis) 1, Short-toed Eagle (Circaetus gallicus) 1, Black Kite (Milvus...

White-bellied Blue Robin perched on a branch of a tree

A trip to Kerala, SW India 19-25 May 2016 Part 2

20/05/2016 at Munnar, Idukki County (48 of which 31 lifers) Lesser Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna javanica) 50, Cotton Pygmy-Goose (Nettapus coromandelianus) 7, Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis) 2, Little Cormorant (Microcarbo niger) 3, Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea) 3, Crested Honey-buzzard (Pernis ptilorhynchus)...

Flesh-footed Shearwater swimming in water

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...

Bruce’s Green Pigeon perched on a branch

A Birding Trip to Yemen 6-10 May 2009

A trip to Yemen 6-10 May 2009Prepared by: AbdulRahman Al-SirhanParticipants: Pekka Fågel and AbdulRahman Al-SirhanTaxonomy 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...

Socotra Bunting perched ona rock

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...

Cyprus Wheatear on a bush

A two day trip to Cyprus, 6-7 June 2008

This was my first trip to Cyprus; I have seen 12 new birds. Seeing the birds is one thing, photographing them is another, so my time was divided between the two activities and thus I missed many photographic opportunities....