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Egypt Trip Report

19-6-2000 TO 3-7-2000

Trip itinerary

Week 1
Gatwick to Luxor
Luxor airport by coach to Esna lock.
Boat cruise to Aswan, stopping at Edfu.
Fly to Abu Simbel and back to Aswan (in one day).
Cruise back to Esna, Stopping at Kom Ombo.
Pass through the lock at Esna and on to Luxor.

Week 2
Leave the boat at Luxor, short trip to hotel.
Stay at Hotel Jollie Ville Movenpick on Crocodile island.
Coach to Hurghada on the Red Sea.
Stay overnight and then back to Luxor.
Return to Gatwick.

LITTLE BITTERN
MOVENPICK HOTEL LUXOR

NIGHT HERON
REGULARLY SEEN ALONGE THE NILE

STRIATED HERON
ESNA 1
MOVENPICK HOTEL LUXOR, NUMEROUSE

SQUACCO HERON
VERY COMMON ALONG THE NILE

CATTLE EGRET
VERY COMMON EVERYWHERE

LITTLE EGRET
VERY COMMON ON ANY WATERWAY

GREY HERON
COMMON ALONG THE NILE

PURPLE HERON
COMMON ALONG THE NILE

WHITE STORK
1 ON FARMLAND AT LUXOR

GLOSSY IBIS
2 MOVENPICK HOTEL LUXOR

BLACK-SHOULDERED KITE
2 MOVENPICK HOTEL LUXOR

BLACK KITE
2 KOM OMBO
3 OVER FARMLAND LUXOR
2 MOVENPICK HOTEL LUXOR

KESTREL
1 KARNAK TEMPLE LUXOR
1 LUXOR TEMPLE
2 MOVENPICK HOTEL LUXOR

MOORHEN
COMMON ALONG THE NILE

PURPLE GALLINULE
REGULARLY SEEN IN LARGE REED BEDS

SENEGAL THICK-KNEE
5 MOVENPICK HOTEL LUXOR

SPUR-WINGED PLOVER
REGULARLY SEEN EVERYWHERE
UP TO 10 AT MOVENPICK HOTEL LUXOR

GREEN SANDPIPER
2 AND 1 MOVENPICK HOTEL LUXOR

WHITE-EYED GULL
COMMON AT HURGHADA

BLACK-HEADED GULL
1 ESNA/EDFU

COMMON TERN
4 ASWAN

WHITE-CHEEKED TERN
COMMON AT HURGHADA

CROWNED SANDGROUSE
UP TO 50 MOVENPICK HOTEL LUXOR

TURTLE DOVE
COMMON MOVENPICK HOTEL LUXOR

PALM DOVE
COMMON EVERYWHERE

PIED KINGFISHER
COMMON ALONG THE NILE

LITTLE GREEN BEE-EATER
REGULARLY SEEN ALONG THE NILE
COMMON AT MOVENPICK HOTEL LUXOR

BLUE-CHEEKED BEE-EATER
2 MOVENPICK HOTEL LUXOR

HOOPOE
COMMON

CRESTED LARK
2 MOVENPICK HOTEL LUXOR

SAND MARTIN
REGULARLY SEEN ALONG THE NILE

SWALLOW
COMMON

YELLOW WAGTAIL
5 MOVENPICK HOTEL LUXOR

COMMON BULBUL
COMMON

RUFOUS BUSHCHAT
COMMON MOVENPICK HOTEL LUXOR

WHITE-CROWNED BLACK WHEATEAR
COMMON ASWAN
1 ENROUTE TO HURGHADA

FAN-TAILED WARBLER
COMMON ALONG THE NILE

GRACEFUL WARBLER
2 ABU SIMBEL
COMMON IN MOST AREAS

CLAMOROUS REED WARBLER
COMMON ALONG THE NILE

OLIVACEOUS WARBLER
COMMON IN WOODED AREAS

NILE VALLEY SUNBIRD
COMMON KITCHENERS GARDEN ASWAN
COMMON MOVENPICK HOTEL LUXOR

HOODED CROW
VERY COMMON

BROWN NECKED RAVEN
UP TO 10 ENROUTE TO HURGHADA

HOUSE SPARROW
VERY COMMON

GOLDFINCH
2 MOVENPICK HOTEL LUXOR

Allan Cutts

 

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