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 Shearwater 15, Pale-footed Shearwater 3, Brown Noddy 2, Masked Booby 20, Brown Booby 3, Swift Tern 36, Sooty Gull 100, Glossy Ibis 4, Eurasian Spoonbill 4, Forbes-Watson’s Swift 8, Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse 6 (by Gary Brown).

05/09/2012 Wadi Hanna

African Paradise Flycatcher 4, Cinnamon-breasted Bunting 20, Blackstart 1, Olivaceous Warbler 1, Shining Sunbird 2, Tristram’s Starling 4, Pale Crag Martin 4, Forbes-Watson’s Swift 5

05/09/2012 Sahnawt Farm

Singing Bush Lark 20, Black-crowned Sparrow-Lark 10, Laughing Dove 50, Kentish Plover 2, Little Ringed Plover 3, Tristram’s Starling 3

06/09/2012 West Kawr

Indian Pond Heron 1, Red-knobbed Coot 1, European Redshank 1, Common Moorhen 20, Little Egret 2, Glossy Ibis 2, Striated Heron 2, Grey Heron 2, House Crow 2

06/07/2012 Ras Raysut

House Crow 8

06/09/2012  Wadi Al Mughsayl

Golden-winged Grosbeak 4, Garganey 4, Pale Crag Martin 2, Verraux’s Eagle 3 (by Gary Brown).

06/09/2012 Blow holes

Tristram’s Starling 6

06/09/2012 Ayn Sahnawt

African Paradise Flycatcher 2, Cinnamon-breasted Bunting 20, Bonelli’s Eagle 1, Ruppel’s Weaver 5, African Silverbill 5, Golden-winged Grosbeak 1, Tristram’s Starling 5.

07/09/2012 Ayn Razat

African Silverbill 6, Cinnamon-breasted Bunting 25, Grey-headed Kingfisher 3, Arabian Partridge 3, Dideric Cuckoo 2, Olive Green Pigeon 1, White-spectacled Bulbul 20.

07/09/2012 Wadi Darbat

Arabian Wheatear 2, Dideric Cuckoo 1, Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin 1

07/09/2012 Tawi Atyar

Barbary Falcon 1

07/09/2012 Mirbat Port

Persian Shearwater 10, Masked Booby 2, Brown Booby 1, Swift Tern 10, Brown Noddy 4, Bridled Tern 15,  Common Tern 10, Whiskered Tern 2.

07/09/2012 Khawr Rawri

Swift Tern 30, Sooty Gull 20, Little Egret 1

07/09/2012 Khawr Taqa

Graceful Prinia 3, Swift Tern 10, Sooty Gull 20

08/09/2012 Qitbit

Brown-necked Raven 3, Crowned Sandgrouse 10, Spotted Sandgrouse 20, Rock Dove 8, Black-crowned Sparrow-Lark 10, Green Sandpiper 1, Collared Dove 1

08/09/2012 Muntasar

Spotted Flycatcher 6, Spotted Sandgrouse 3, Ruff 1, Turkestan Shrike 2, Eurasian Cuckoo 1, European Turtle Dove 6, Collared Dove 20, Barn Swallow 4, Sand Martin 4, Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin 1

08/09/2012 Dahariz Farms

Abyssinian White Eye 2, Shining Sunbird 2, Graceful Prinia 4

Red-knobbed Coot Fulica cristata

Persian Shearwater Puffinus persicus 

Persian Shearwater Puffinus persicus  (photo: Pekka Fågel)

Brown Noddy Anous stolidus  (photo: Pekka Fågel)

Brown Noddy Anous stolidus

Brown Bobby Sula leucogaster  (photo: Pekka Fågel)

African Paradise Flycatcher Terpsiphone viridis (photo: Pekka Fågel)

Singing Bush Lark Mirafra cantillans  (photo: Pekka Fågel)

Fan-tailed Raven Corvus rhipidurus (photo: Gary Brown)

Brown-necked Raven Corvus ruficollis (photo: Pekka Fågel)

Barbary Falcon Falco (peregrinus) pelegrinoides (photo: Gary Brown)

Verraux’s Eagle Aquila verreauxii (photo: Gary Brown)

Dideric Cuckoo Chrysococcyx caprius (photo: Gary Brown)

Spotted Sandgrouse Pterocles senegallus 

Spotted Sandgrouse Pterocles senegallus (photo: Pekka Fågel)

Crowned Sandgrouse Pterocles coronatus

Crowned Sandgrouse Pterocles coronatus (photo: Pekka Fågel)

Cinnamon-breasted Bunting Emberiza tahapisi (photo: Pekka Fågel)

Cinnamon-breasted Bunting Emberiza tahapisi

Cinnamon-breasted Bunting Emberiza tahapisi

Ruppell’s Weaver Ploceus galbula (photo: Gary Brown)

Blackstart Oenanthe melanura  (photo: Pekka Fågel)

Blackstart Oenanthe melanura  (photo: Gary Brown)

African Silverbill Lonchura cantans

Tristram’s Starling Onychognathus tristramii  (photo: Pekka Fågel)

Sooty Gull Larus hemprichii   (photo: Pekka Fågel)

Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse Pterocles exustus

White-spectacled Bulbul Pycnonotus xanthopygos (Pekka Fågel)

White-spectacled Bulbul Pycnonotus xanthopygos

 Swift Tern Thalasseus bergii (Photo: Gary brown)

Acknowledgement: We would like to sincerely thank Sakhr and Ibrahim whom agreed to take us on a boat trip and afterward refused to take money in return.

2 Responses

  1. crex says:

    Very nice photos! Keep up the good work.

  2. Dr R Rajagopal says:

    Fantastic images. thank u
    hope to join u some day
    Dr R Rajagopal