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Iran Trip Report

 18 August to 14 September 1998

Konrad Sachanowicz, Adam Olszewski, Piotr Karczmarczyk

Reine and Pulur, Demauand area, Elburs Mountain - Mazandaran (18 - 22 August 1998).
Niksahr, south-eastern Baluchestan (25 - 27 August 1998).
Konarek and Pozum, shore Gulf of Oman (28 August - 1 September 1998).
Dejgan (4 - 5 September), Bandar-e Hamir (6 - 8 September) and Bandar Abbas (8 September 1998), southern Hormusgan at Ormuz Straits.
Kolvir, on the west from Bandar-e Anzali, at Caspian Sea, Gilan province (12 - 14 September 1998).

Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis
several, Kolvir.

Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis
1, Kolvir

Pygmy Cormorant Phalacrocorax pygmeus
13, Kolvir.

Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus
3, Kolvir.

Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
6, Kolvir.

Squacco Heron Ardeolla ralloides
7, Kolvir.

Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
180, Kolvir, the biggest flock 70 individuals.

Western Reef Heron Egretta gularis
a dozen or so, Pozum and B. Hamir; several - Konarek, Dejgan and B. Abbas.

Little Egret Egretta garzetta
1, Dejgan; many - Kolvir.

Great White Egret Egretta alba
3, B. Hamir.

Purple Heron Ardea purpurea
47, Kolvir, largest flock - 26 individuals.

Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus -
22, Kolvir.

Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia
3, Pozum.

Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber
13, Pozum; 12, B. Abbas.

Cotton Teal Nettapus coromandelianus
1, Pozum.

Black Kite Milvus migrans
4, B. Hamir; 10, Kolvir.

Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos
2 juveniles, Reine.

Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus
1 juvenile, Reine.

Osprey Pandion haliaetus
2, Pozum.

Saker Falcon Falco cherrug
1, Pozum.

Kestrel Falco tinnunculus
common, Reine

Bonelli's Eagle Hieraaetus fasciatus
1 adult, Dejgan.

Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus
several, Kolvir.

Chukar Alectoris chukar
several dozen, Reine, the biggest group 30 individuals.

See-see Partridge Ammoperdix griseogularis
common, Niksahr.

Grey Francolin Francolinus pondicerianus
2, Dejgan.

Quail Co/army coturnix
single, Pozum and B. Hamir.

Water Rail Rallus aquaticus
single, Kolvir.

Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
several, Kolvir.

Purple Gallinule Porphyrio porphyrio
single, Kolvir.

Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus
single, Konarek, B. Hamir and Kolvir; a dozen or so, Pozum and B. Abbas.

Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta
1, Kolvir.

Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus
1, Konarek; 10, B. Abbas; 4, Kolvir.

Crab Plover Dromas ardeola
several dozen, Pozum - groups up to 17 individuals; 50, B. Hamir, 30, B. Abbas.

Stone Curlew Burhinus oedicnemus
3, Kolvir.

Great Stone Plover Esacus recurvirostris
2, Pozum.

Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius
single, B. Abbas and Kolvir.

Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula
1, B. Hamir; 2, B. Abbas ; 25, Kolvir.

Kentish Plover (Charadrius alexandrinus
many, Konarek, Pozum, B. Hamir and B. Abbas; 3, Dejdan; 10, Kolvir.

Lesser Sand Plover Charadrius mongolus
10, Konarek; a dozen or so, Pozum and B. Hamir; several B. Abbas.

Greater Sand Plover Charadrius leschenaultii
- several, Konarek; many Pozum, B. Hamir and B. Abbas; 2, Dejgan.

Caspian Plover Charadrius asiaticus
1, B. Abbas.

Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola
3, Pozum; 5, B. Hamir; 10, B. Abbas.

Red-wattled Plover Hoplopterus indicus
Niksahr - in groups up to 7 individuals; single, B. Hamir and B. Abbas.

Sociable Plover Chettusia gregaria
1 dead, B. Abbas; 2, Kolvir.

Lapwing Vanellus vanellus
7, Kolvir.

Sanderling Calidris alba
many, Konarek and Pozum; several, B. Hamir and B. Abbas; 5, Kolvir.

Little Stint Calidris minuta
many, B. Abbas; 20, B. Hamir; 3, Kolvir.

Temminck's Stint Calidris temminckii
Kolvir.

Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea
1, B. Hamir.

Dunlin Calpina alpina -
1, Pozum; 5, B. Hamir; several, B. Abbas; 5, Kolvir.

Broad-billed Sandpiper Limicola falcinellus
8, B. Hamir.

Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa
50, Kolvir.

Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica
several, B. Hamir and B. Abbas; single, Pozum and Kolvir.

Curlew Numenius arquata
many, Pozum, B. Hamir and B. Abbas.

Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus
many, B. Hamir and B. Abbas; 30, Pozum; single, Konarek and Kolvir.

Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus
2, B. Hamir,

Redshank Tringa totanus
1, Niksahr and Pozum; 20, B. Hamir; several dozen, B. Abbas; 10, Kolvir.

Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis
3, B. Abbas.

Greenshank Tringa nebularia
5, Pozum; 2, Dejgan; several, B. Hamir; 5, B. Abbas.

Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus
6, Niksahr; 5, Konarek; several, Kolvir.

Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola
30, Kolvir.

Ruff Philomachus pugnax
single, Pozum and B. Abbas; 10, Kolvir.

Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus
15, Konarek; many, Pozum, B. Hamir and B. Abbas – the biggest group 40 individuals; 1, Kolvir.

Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos
single, Niksahr, Dejgan, B. Hamir; several, Konarek, Pozum and Kolvir.

Turnstone Arenaria interpres
many, Pozum; 20, B. Abbas; several, B. Hamir; 5, Kolvir.

Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus
1, B. Abbas.

Yellow-legged Gull Larus cachinnans
Pozum, B. Hamir, B. Abbas and Kolvir.

Little Gull Larus minutes
40, Kolvir,

Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus
10, Kolvir.

Slender-billed Gull Larus genei
3, Konarek; 26, Pozum; 20, B. Abbas.

Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus
3, Kolvir.

Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus
1, Konarek and Kolvir.

Swift Tern Sterna bergii
6, B. Abbas.

Lesser Crested Tern Sterna bengalensis
1, Pozum; 5, B. Hamir; 2, B. Abbas.

Caspian Tern Sterna caspa
5, Konarek; 3, Pozum; 1, B. Abbas; 10, Kolvir.

Sandwich Tern Sturna sandvicensis -
2, Konarek and Pozum; a dozen or so, Kolvir.

Common Tern Sturna hirundo
single, Konarek and Pozum; many, Kolvir.

Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica
2, Konarek; 10, Pozum; 4, Dejgan; 10, B. Hamir; 5, B. Abbas; 1, Kolvir.

Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybridus
13, Kolvir.

White-winged Black Tern Chlidonias leucopterus
1, Kolvir.

Black Tern Chlidonias niger
1 dead, Kolvir.

Spotted Sandgrouse Pterocles senegallus
17, Dejgan.

Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis
common, Niksahr, Konarek, Pozum, Dejgan, B. Hamir and B. Abbas

Ring-necked Parakeet Psittacula krameri
5, B. Abbas.

Spotted Little Owl Athene brama
1, Niksahr.

White-breasted Kingfisher Halcyon smyrnensis
several, Niksahr.

Little Green Bee-eater Merops orientalis beludschicus
many, Niksahr, Dejgan, B. Hamir and B Abbas; single, Konarek and Pozum.

Blue-checked Bee-eater Merops superciliosus
1, Niksahr.

European Roller Coracias garrulus
5, Kolvir,

Indian Roller Coracias benghalensis
several, Niksahr and B. Hamir; single, Konarek and B. Abbas.

Hoopoe Upupa epops
single, Reine, Niksahr, Pozum, Dejgan; many, Kolvir.

Wryneck Jynx torquilla
several, Kolvir.

Desert Lark Ammomanes deserti
common, Niksahr and Dejgan.

Hoopoe Lark Alaemon alaudipes
single, Pozum.

Short-toed Lark Calandrella brachydaclyla
many, Kolvir, flocks up to 100 individuals.

Lesser Short-toed Lark Calandrella rufescens
15, B. Abbas.

Crested Lark Galerida cristata
common, Pozum, B. Hamir, B. Abbas, groups up to 40 individuals, Dejgan.

African Rock Martin Ptyonoprogne fuligula
single, Niksahr, Konarek, Pozum, Dejgan, B. Hamir and B. Abbas.

Crag Martin Ptyonoprogne rupestris
several, Reine.

Water Pipit Anthus spinoletta
1, Kolvir.

White Wagtail Motacilla alba personata
3, Kolvir.

White-cheeked Bulbul Pycnonotus leucogenys
many, Niksahr, Pozum, Dejgan, B. Hamir, B. Abbas - groups up to 25 individuals.

Rufous Bush Robin Cercotrichas galactotes
1, Kolvir.

White-throated Robin Irania gutturalis
single, Reine and Pulur,

Pied Stonechat Saxicola caprata
1, Dejgan and B. Hamir,

Isabelline Wheatear Oenanthe isaellina
single, Reine and Pulur; 2, Kolvir.

Black-eared Wheatear Oenanthe
1, Kolvir.

Desert Wheatear Oenanthe deserti
2, Kolvir.

Red-tailed Wheatear Oenanthe xanthoprymna chrysopygia
many, Reine and Pulur.

Eastern Pied Wheatear Oenanthe picata picata
many, Dejgan and B. Hamir.

Rock Thrush Monticola saxatilis
several, Reine and Pulur.

Blue Rock Thrush Monticola solitarius
single, Reine.

Cetti's Warbler Cettia cetti
single, Kolvir.

Graceful Warbler Prinia gracilis
common, Niksahr, B. Hamir and Dejgan.

Booted Warbler Hippolais caligata
single, Dejgan and B. Hamir.

Green Warbler Phylloscopus nitidus
1, Pozum.

Greenish Warbler Phylloscopus trochiloides
1, Kolvir.

Common Babbler Turdoides caudatus
common, Dejgan and B. Hamir.

Purple Sunbird Nectarinia asiatica
many, B. Hamir, Dejgan and Niksahr.

Isabelline Shrike Lanius phoenicuroides
2, Niksahr.

Lesser Grey Shrike Lanius minor
single, Konarek, Dejgan and Kolvir.

Magpie Pica pica
1, Konarek.

Chough Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax
several, Reine.

Rose-coloured Starling Sturnus roseus
41, Kolvir.

Spanish Sparrow Passer hispaniolensis
12, B. Hamir.

Yellow-throated Sparrow Petronia xanthocollis
2 juveniles, B. Hamir.

Indian Silverbill Euodice malabarica
common, Niksahr and Dejgan.

Red-fronted Serin Serinus pusillus
many, Reine and Pulur.

Twite Carduelis flavirostris
single, Pulur.

Crimson-winged Finch Rhodopechys sanguinea
common, Reine and Pulur – including adults feeding young.

Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus
several, Reine.

Rock Bunting Emberiza cia
several, Reine and Pulur.

Grey-necked Bunting Emberiza buchanani
often seen (common), Reine and Pulur.

Black-headed Bunting Emberiza melanocephala
4, Reine; 1, Niksahr.