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Verreaux's Eagle

Verreaux’s Eagle in Oman: day 10, 13.12.2014

Would you believe me if I say it was another superb day? I repeat that every day but it is true. A new set of new birds and more and more pictures of local birds. As usual we started at 6 a.m. We packed our stuff and left the apartment where we spent two nights.…
Oman tourism

Oman tourism: day 9, 12.12.2014

Another superb day of our Oman tourism finished with a total of 92 bird species seen or the day and 7 of them were new to me. Fantastic! The day started before the Sun has even though of showing up.…
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Steppe Eagle in Oman: day 8, 11.12.2014

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What a day! Another superb day in Omani desert and mountains. The alarm rang at 5 a.m. We wanted to arrive in Montasar, a small desert oasis, before sunrise. Our main target bird here was the Grey Hypocolious but other good birds were also possible.…

Birdwatching and photography trip to Oman: day 7, 10.12.2014

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Today was fairly birdless. We drove for most of the day and saw fairly few birds. Still managed to add a few new species though. As usual, we woke up at 6 a.m. and hit the road. During the trip we had a few Brown necked Ravens, a few Desert Wheatears and a Hoopoe Lark.…

Birdwatching and photography trip to Oman: day 4, 7.12.2014

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Day 4 started with the calls of Chestnut bellied Sandgrouses. Initially I wasn’t quite sure what it was but compared it with the tape and it was clearly the species named. A tree about 50m away from my tent was some sort of attraction for local birds.…

Birdwatching and photography trip to Oman: day 2, 5.12.2014

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After pretty exhausting and emotionally intense night I was on my way to the first birding stop – Al Ansab Lagoon.  I was supposed to get permission to enter the place but the website of the company managing the site was constantly showing errors when I tried to book a visit so I gave up.…

New book: Important bird areas in Cyprus

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BirdLife Cyprus has published a new inventory of the Important Bird Areas in Cyprus. The new book features 34 sites important for conservation of 44 species. Each site account contains summary description and history of the site development.…