We enjoyed a fabulous tour full of specialities and some great migration spectacles.
A respectable tally of 128 birds and 10 mammals.
Just some of the highlights included: Golden Nightjar, African Dunn’s Lark, Sudan Golden Sparrow, Cricket Warbler and African Royal Tern. Plus numerous migrating Bluethroats, Subalpine Warblers, Wrynecks, Redstarts as well as a couple of surprises in the form of a Spotted Crake and a Great Bittern! Mammals were exceptional too with great views of Sand Cat, African Wildcat, Fennec and Ruppell’s Fox and Atlantic Hump-backed Dolphin!
A good selection of reptiles were also seen including Sand Viper and Spiny-tailed Lizard.
Many more highlights can be seen at:
Includes a sound recording of the Golden Nightjar.
|Male Sudan Golden Sparrow - one of five birds seen in Oued Jenna|
|Male Sudan Golden Sparrow - Oued Jenna|
|Cricket Warbler by Tour participant Peter Alfrey|
|Tree full of Desert Sparrows - The flocks were quite amazing with over 400 birds seen in one day!|
|Male and Female Desert Sparrow near Derraman|
|Pharaoh Eagle Owl|
|Sand Viper on the Aousserd Road by tour participant Peter Alfrey|
|Birding the Aousserd Road|
|Fennec Fox by tour participant Peter Alfrey - Check out those ears!|
|Caspian and "African" Royal Tern - Dakhla Bay|
|Birding Dakhla Bay|
|The erlangeri race of Lanner Falcon is a true stunner|
|Lanner Falcon over Oued Jenna|
|"Desert" Grey Shrike, Oued Jenna|