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EGYPT TRIP REPORT

18 May to 21 June 1996

Locations Birded

Alexandria May 18 through June 21, 1996, including side trips to El Alamein and Rosetta.
Luxor to Aswan Nile cruise June 22 through June 25, 1996, stops at Esna, Edfu, Kom Ombo.
Aswan to Abu Simbel via air, return to Aswan via the desert road June 26, 1996.
Aswan to Cairo by air June 26, 1996.
Cairo and area June 27 through June 29, 1996.


Birds Seen

Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis
1, June 24th, 1996 at Edfu.

Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo
3 at Aswan High Dam on June 26, 1996.

Marbled Teal Marmaronetta angustirostris
2 at Alexandria on May 22, 1996.

Little Egret Egretta garzetta
1000's at Alexandria & on the Nile.

Gray Heron Ardea cinerea
11 at Alexandria and along the Nile.

Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
1000's at Alexandria and along the Nile.

Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides
40 near Edfu on June 24, 1996.

Green (Striated) Heron Butorides striatus
4 near Edfu on June 24, 1996.

Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
1 on the Nile near Aswan on June 24, 1996.

Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus
1 at Esna June 22, and 4 near Edfu June 24, 1996.

Osprey Pandion haliaetus
1 at Aswan High Dam on June 26, 1996.

Black-shouldered Kite Elanus caeruleus
1 at Luxor on June 22, 1996.

 

Black-winged Kite picture

Black Kite Milvus migrans
6 at Alexandria & elsewhere.

Eurasian Kestrel Falco tinnunculus
35 at Alexandria & elsewhere.

Purple Gallinule Porphyrio porphyrio
10 at Edfu & the Nile June 24, 1996.

Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
45 on the Nile & at Cairo.

Eurasian Coot Fulica atra
6 at Aswan High Dam on June 26, 1996.

Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus
3 at Edfu on the Nile on June 24, 1996.

Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus
4 at Alexandria May 31, 1996.

Spur-winged Plover Vanellus spinosus
23 at Alexandria & the Nile.

Yellow-legged Gull Larus cachinnans
4 at Alexandria on May 26, 1996.

Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus
2 at Aswan High Dam on June 25, 1996.

Little Tern Sterna albifrons
100's at Alexandria.

Rock Dove Columba livia
1000's at Alexandria & elsewhere.

Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur
3 at Aswan & Abu Simbel on June 25, 1996.

Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis
100's at Alexandria & elsewhere.

Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto
2 at Luxor on June 22, 1996.

Little Owl Athene noctua
1 at El Alamein on June 7, 1996.

Pallid Swift Apus pallidus
35 at Alexandria.

Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis
56 at Alexandria & elsewhere.

Little Green Bee-eater Merops orientalis
1 at Kom Odum on June 24, 1996.

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater Merops persicus
2 at Alexandria May 24, & 3 at Cairo June 29, 1996.

European Bee-eater Merops apiaster
1 at Alexandria on May 24, 1996, late migrant.

Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops
40 plus at Alexandria.

Carrion Crow Corvus corone
100's at Alexandria & elsewhere.

Brown-necked Raven Corvus ruficollis
2 at Abu Simbel June 26 & 2 at Cairo June 28, 1996.

Golden Oriole Oriolus oriolus
1 at El Alamein on June 7, 1996, immature.

Eurasian Blackbird Turdus merula
4 at Alexandria on May 26, 1996.

White-crowned Black Wheatear Oenanthe leucopyga
9 at Abu Simbel & Aswan on June 25, 1996.

Sand Martin Riparia riparia
27 at Alexandria on May 25, 1996.

Pale Crag Martin Hirundo fuligula
16 at Abu Simbel June 26 & 1 at Luxor on June 22, 1996.

Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
100's at Alexandria & elsewhere.

House Martin Delichon urbica
1 at Alexandria on June 15, 1996, late migrant.

Common Bulbul Pycnonotus barbatus
5 at Alexandria & elsewhere.

Scrub Warbler Scotocerca inquieta
2 (race saharae) at El Alamein June 7, 1996.

Clamorous Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus stentoreus
20 plus at Edfu on the Nile.

Olivaceous Warbler Hippolais pallida
2 at Aswan on June 25, 1996.

Crested Lark Galerida cristata
12 at Alexandria.

House Sparrow Passer domesticus
1000's at Alexandria & elsewhere.

Nile Valley Sunbird Anthreptes metallicus
3 at Aswan on June 25, 1996.

European Greenfinch Carduelis chloris
3 at Rosetta on May 25, 1996, late migrants.


52 species, 16 lifers, at least 4,862 individual birds.

04 July 1996

Richard D. Palmer
Green Valley, Arizona

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