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Birding in Süd-Ägypten: Unterkünfte

KampfläuferEin Schieferfalke (Falco concolor) im pfeilschnellen Jagdflug, rastende Kampfläufer (Calidris pugnax) mitten in der Hotelanlage oder Massen an Seevögeln wie Weissaugenmöwe (Ichthyaetus leucophthalmus), Hemprichmöwe (Larus hemprichii), Rüppellseeschwalbe (Sterna bengalensis), Weisswangenseeschwalbe (Sterna repressa) oder Zügelseeschwalbe (Onychoprion anaethetus) bei einem Trip auf eine Koralleninsel. Dies alles macht eine Birding Destination wie Ägypten zu einem beliebten Ziel. Das Land hat durch die noch nicht lange zurückliegenden Terror-Anschläge allerdings offensichtlich an Attraktivität verloren hat. Für den Furchtlosen bietet sich aber gerade zu den Zugzeiten die Möglichkeiten in den grünen Hotelanlagen Vögel zu beobachten und wenig später am Strand zu entspannen.

Da stellt sich die Frage, von welcher Hotelanlage aus, man die Vogelbeobachtung betreiben soll bzw. welches Hotel die beste Basis für Ausflüge bietet. Im Vorfeld für eine Reise im September/ Oktober 2016 stellte ich genau diese Frage und entschied mich bewußt für eines der letzten ägyptischen Hotels an der langen Küste entlang des Rotes Meeres. Die Nähe zum Wadi El-Gemal, Continue reading Birding in Süd-Ägypten: Unterkünfte

Spring migration and birds of prey in Extremadura – April 2013

In spring 2013, there will be an ornithological study tour to the region of Extremadura, southwesternSpain. It includes the provinces ofBadajozand Cáceres east of the border withPortugal, and is not only famous for the best-preserved medieval monuments inSpainbut among nature lovers for its unique combination of oak woodlands, grasslands, agricultural landscapes, lakes and rocky regions. Accordingly, the avifauna is highly diverse (about 340 spp.), with many species having their distribution centers for the Iberian Peninsula and southwestern Europe in that region. The spectrum ranges from common birds like the Lesser Kestrel, Azure-winged Magpie and Thekla Lark to outspoken rarities, such as White-headed Duck, Little and Great Bustard, Pin-tailed Sandgrouse, Black-shouldered (or Black-winged) Kite, (European) Roller and Great Spotted Cuckoo – species which are only distributed here and/or are already gone at most other places in Europe. The list of remarkable sightings is growing continuously; in spring of 2012, for the first time Lesser Crested Tern and Little Swift were recorded for the Extremadura.
A highlight of the tour will be a visit to the Monfragüe National Park north of Trujillo, which has been established

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More Bird Images in Picture Shop

Having checked the output of trips to the Emirates, Oman, Romania & Poland, Bird Lens is proud to show more excellent images of birds shot in these countries at excellent destinations in the gallery of the pictures shop. There were some excellent opportunities to photograph on several occasions in the desert, in the mountains and on the water. Besides the birds added are Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus), Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus), Great White Pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus), Pygmy Cormorant (Phalacrocorax pygmeus), Ferruginous Pochard (Aythya nyroca), Great Bittern (Botaurus stellaris), Little Crake (Porzana parva), Grey Hypocolius (Hypocolius ampelinus), Grey-faced Woodpecker (Picus canus), Palestine Sunbird (Cinnyris oseus), Pied Wheatear (Oenanthe pleschanka) and many more.

If you are interested in a particular species, please use the list of the western palearctic or use the “Search”-Function in the left column in the “Pictures Shop” or search by  the taxonomic systems in the “Pictures Shop”, too. To cope with the growing demand for top shots of Palearctic birds from customers all over the world Bird-Lens is proud to present a wide range of pictures now in the gallery. Are you interested? In the gallery you will find now 2.282 pictures of in total 668 species often in different plumages or as male/ female. Further updates of the image stock in the “Pictures Shop” is coming soon. Just give Bird-Lens Continue reading More Bird Images in Picture Shop