ISRAEL RARE BIRDS ONLINE MAP

 

Here you will find the latest news about rarities found in Israel, Enjoy!
Compiled by Yoav Perlman


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Israel Rare birds List and Gallery

 

Bean Goose - Ron Haran

 

Whooper Swan - Ron Haran

 

Yellow-browed Warbler - Ron Haran

 

Painted Snipe - Yoav Perlman
photo: Yoav Perlman

 


photo: Amir Ben Dovov

 

Yoav Perlman

 

Great Snipe - Ron Haran

menetries's warbler - ron haran - jbo - apr2011

masked wagtai - Ron Haranl



Latest Rarity Records







12 April  2014

Black Bush Robin (Cercotrichas podobe) – 1, Dom Palms, Eilat (O. Lotan).


10 April  2014

Red Phalarope (Phalaropus fulicarius) – 1, KM20 saltpans, Eilat (I. Shanni et al.)


08 April  2014

Caspian Plover (Charadrius asiaticus) – 2, Uvda Valley (R. Plamqvist).


07 April  2014

White-tailed Lapwing (Vanellus leucura) – 1, Hamadiya fishponds (T. kahn).


Black Bush Robin (Cercotrichas podobe) – 1, Hazeva (Y. Alon et al.).


26 March  2014

Pied Bushchat (Saxicola caprata) – 1, Neot Smadar (I. Simantov et al.). 7th record for Israel.


24 March  2014

Cyprus Wheatear (Oenanthe cypriaca) – 2, Rishpon beach (T. Simantov).


23 March  2014

Black Bush Robin (Cercotrichas podobe) – 1, Yotvata sewage (I. Shanni et al.). Also present 24/3/14; 1, Holland Park, Eilat (Adi).


17 March  2014

Black Bush Robin (Cercotrichas podobe) – 1, Lotan (D. Schoeneveld et al.).


16 March  2014

Black Bush Robin (Cercotrichas podobe) – 1, Hai Bar NR, Yotvata (E. Ziso).


Cinereous Bunting (Embriza cineracea) – 36, Nahal Tsvia, Mt. Gilboa (A. Rinot). Outstanding number.


10 March  2014

Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator) – 1, KM20 saltpans, Eilat (R. Palmqvist et al.).


Kurdistan Wheatear (Oenanthe xanthoprymna) – 1, Eilat cemetery (T. Krumenacker).


Asian Desert Warbler (Sylvia nana) – 1, Tel Barukh beach, Tel Aviv (I. Gurfinkel & O. Tamari). Second record for Mediterranean coast.


09 March  2014

Menetries's Warbler (Sylvia mystacaea) – 1 ringed, IBRCE Eilat (Y. Lehnardt et al.).


28 February  2014

Pied Wheatear (Oenanthe pleschanka) – 1 2cy male, N of Arad (D. Standing).


21 February  2014

Kurdistan Wheatear (Oenanthe xanthoprymna) – 1 2cy male, Palmakhim beach (A. Galmor).


14 February  2014

Audouin's Gull (Larus audouini) – 1 2cy, Nahsholim beach (S. Haham).


13 February  2014

Steppe Shrike (Lanius pallidirostris) – 1 2cy, Evrona reserve (I. Shanni et al.).


11 February  2014

Hume's Warbler (Phylloscopus humei) – 1, Kfar Ruppin (A. Bruun Christensen et al.).


Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus) – 1, Hayarkon Park, Tel Aviv (I. Gurfinkel).


10 February  2014

Hudsonian Whimbrel (Numenius (p.) hudsonicus) – 1, Nahsholim beach (R. Segali & T. Kahn). 1st record for Israel! Still present.


Hume's Warbler (Phylloscopus humei) – 1, Zoological Gardens, Tel Aviv University (A. Boonman et al.). Still present.


07 February  2014

Hudsonian Whimbrel (Numenius (p.) hudsonicus) – 1, Nahsholim beach (R. Segali & T. Kahn). 1st record for Israel! Still present.


06 February  2014

Hudsonian Whimbrel (Numenius (p.) hudsonicus) – 1, Nahsholim beach (R. Segali & T. Kahn). 1st record for Israel!


05 February  2014

Little Bunting (Embriza pusilla) – 1, N circular field, Yotvata (L. Ziv et al.).


17 January  2014

Little Bunting (Embriza pusilla) – 1, N circular field, Yotvata (L. Ziv et al.).


15 January  2014

Brown booby (Sula leucogaster) – 1, Eilat north beach (I. Shanni).


Smew (Mergellus albellus) – 1 female-type, Bney Yisrael reservoir (N. Sapir).


02 January  2014

Little Bustard (Tetrax tetrax) – 16, Kfar Ruppin fields (T. Kahn & F. Moffat).


27 December  2013

Black-throated Diver (Gavia arctica) – 1, north beach, Eilat (S. Alterman & R. Mizrahi).


23 December  2013

Verraux's Eagle (Aquila verrauxi) – 1 2cy, Red Canyon, Eilat Mts. (Dutch birders).


20 December  2013

Little Bustard (Tetrax tetrax) – 3, Ma'akhaz ruins (E. Hadad). Caution – military firing zone! Entry forbidden on weekdays!


SNOW BUNTING (Plectrophenax nivalis) – 1, Acre beach (T. Kahn and D. Kotter et al.). First for Israel!


19 December  2013

Hume's Warbler (Phylloscopus humei) – 1, Zoological Gardens, Tel Aviv University (A. Boonman et al.).


16 December  2013

Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator) – 1, Dalton Lake, Upper Gallilee (S. Luria).


15 December  2013

Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus) – 1, Golda Park, N Negev (E. Shochat et al.).


14 December  2013

Steppe Shrike (Lanius pallidirostris) – 1, Hanegev junction, N Negev (E. Shochat et al.).


30 November  2013

Kurdistan Wheatear (Oenanthe xanthoprymna) – 1 male, Mt. Gilboa (S. London).


27 November  2013

Pacific Golden Plover (Pluvialis fulva) – 1, Maoz Hayim, Bet Shean Valley (Y. Koren).


19 November  2013

Olive-backed Pipit (Anthus hodgsoni) – 1, Samar, S. Arava (S. Shalev).


Ring Ouzel (Turdus torquatus) – 1, Wadi David, Ein Gedi (D. Hirsch).


15 November  2013

Oriental Skylark (Alauda gulgula) – 2, Maoz Hayim, Bet Shean Valley (A. Rinot); 2, Kfar Ruppin, Bet Shean Valley (A. Rinot); 4, Yotvata (I. Shanni).


Sociable Lapwing (Vanellus gregarius) – 2, Kfar Ruppin (A. Rinot).


Siberian Buff-bellied Pipit (Anthus rubescens japonicus) – 1, Neve Eitan, Bet Shean Valley (A. Rinot); 1, Kfar Ruppin, Bet Shean Valley (A. Rinot).


Olive-backed Pipit (Anthus hodgsoni) – 1 ringed, Yeruham Park (R. Livne et al.).


14 November  2013

Little Bunting (Embriza pusilla) – 1 ringed, Tsor'a reservoir (Y. Kiat et al.).


13 November  2013

Little Bunting (Embriza pusilla) – 1, Rabin Park, Meitar (N. Hasson et al.).


12 November  2013

Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus) – 1, Acre Port (I. Gurfinkel). Back for its 7th winter.


Little Bunting (Embriza pusilla) – 1, Rabin Park, Meitar (N. Hasson et al.).


10 November  2013

Little Bunting (Embriza pusilla) – 1, IBRCE, Eilat (J. Wisser et al.). Found dying.


09 November  2013

Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator) – 1, Haifa (N. Sapir).


08 November  2013

Bean Goose (Anser fabalis) – 1, E of Agamon Hula (C. Seif). 3rd record for Israel if accepted. Still present.


Demoiselle Crane (Anthropoides virgo) – 1 1cy, E of Agamon Hula (N. Sapir).


07 November  2013

Steppe Shrike (Lanius pallidirostris) – 1, Uvda Valley (S. Shalev).


06 November  2013

Bean Goose (Anser fabalis) – 1, E of Agamon Hula (C. Seif). 3rd record for Israel if accepted. Still present.


Radde's Accentor (Prunela ocularis) – 1, Mt. Hermon drinking pools (N. Israeli et al.).


Red-fronted Serin (Serinus pussilus) – 2, Mt. Hermon drinking pools (N. Israeli et al.).


05 November  2013

Bean Goose (Anser fabalis) – 1, E of Agamon Hula (C. Seif). 3rd record for Israel if accepted.


04 November  2013

Menetries's Warbler (Sylvia mystacaea) – 1, Yotvata (I. Shanni).


03 November  2013

Daurian Shrike (Lanius isabellinus) – 1 1cy, ringed, Einot Tzukim NR ( R. Haran)

Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus


 – 3, Nafha Farm (M. Goren); 1, ringed, Midreshet Ben Gurion (D. Burns et al.).


02 November  2013

Menetries's Warbler (Sylvia mystacaea) – 1, ringed, IBRCE, Eilat (J. Visser et al.


Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus)  – 1, Nafha Farm (S. Alterman).


01 November  2013

Pied Wheatear (Oenanthe pleschanka) – 1, ringed, Nafha Farm (Y. Zvik).


Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus) – 1, ringed, IBRCE, Eilat (J. Visser et al.); 1, Ye'elim holiday park, Yotvata (I. Shanni).


27 October  2013

Rustic Bunting (Embriza rustica) – 1, Be'er Ora, S Arava (I. Shanni).


26 October  2013

Olive-backed Pipit (Anthus hodgsoni) – 1, Elkana (N. Kave).


Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus) – 1, ringed, Ein Afek NR (I. Shimshon); 1, ringed, Nokdim (Y. Charka et al.).


Hume's  Warbler (Phylloscopus humei) – 1, Nir Moshe (Y. Perlman).


Isabelline Shrike (Lanius isabellinus) - 2, Maoz Hayim, Bet She'an Valley (A. Rinot).


25 October  2013

Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus) – 1, ringed, IBRCE, Eilat (Y. Lehnardt et al.).


15 October  2013

Black-throated Diver (Gavia arctica) – 1, Ma'agan Michael (E. Shochat et al.). Still present.


Pin-tailed Snipe (Gallinago stenura) – 1, Ma'ayan Tzvi (E. Shochat et al.). Still present.


White-tailed Lapwing (Vanellus leucurus) – 1, KM20 saltpans, Eilat (I. Shanni).


Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus) – 1, Bet Hakerem, Jerusalem (G. Perlman).


10 October  2013

Black-throated Diver (Gavia arctica) – 1, Ma'agan Michael (E. Shochat et al.).


Pin-tailed Snipe (Gallinago stenura) – 1, Ma'ayan Tzvi (E. Shochat et al.).


Pied Wheatear (Oenanthe pleschanka) – 1, Heimar Reservoir (T. Khan et al.).


07 October  2013

Pacific Golden Plover (Pluvialis fulva) – 1, Yokne'am B reservoir (S. Agmon).

Oriental Skylark (Alauda gulgula) – 1, R&D farm near Ashalim (E. Gur).


06 October  2013

Paddyfield Warbler (Acrocephalus agricola) – 1 ringed, Hula Valley Ringing Station, Hula Lake (F. Argyle et al.). 9th record for Israel.


05 October  2013

Sociable Lapwing (Vanellus gregarius) – 1, N circular field, Yotvata (S. Shalev et al.).


Cyprus Wheatear (Oenanthe cypriaca) – 1, Arad

 (B. Granit).


24 September  2013

Great Snipe (Gallinago media) – 1, Hamadiya fishponds (L. Kislev).


13 September  2013

Cyprus Wheatear (Oenanthe cypriaca) – 1, Tel Baruch beach, Tel Aviv (O. Tamari and I. Gurfinkel)


Grasshopper Warbler (Locustella naevia) – 1, N circular field, Yotvata (I. Shanni). 10th record if accepted.


03 September  2013

Yellow-billed Stork (Mycteria ibis) – 1, Ein Hamifratz fishponds, Acre Valley (I. Shimshon).


10 August  2013

Tawny Eagle (Aquila rapax) – 1 2cy, 81 military shooting range, N Negev (E. Hadad and I. Shahar). 5th record if accepted. DANGER – military firing zone. Do not enter during weekdays!!!


08 August  2013

Arctic Tern (Sterna paradisaea) – 1 2cy, North Beach, Eilat (Y. Perlman & G. Ottens).


06 August  2013

Red Knot (Calidris canutus) – 1 adult, Ma'agan Michael (N. Pevzner et al.).


31 July  2013

Lesser Sand-plover (Charadrius mongolus atrifrons) – 1, Ma'ayan Tzvi beach (E. Jasper and H. Goldberg). Probably same individual from 26/7/13 relocated.


30 July  2013

Purple Swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio) – 1, Mishmar Ha'Emek (D. Kotter).


26 July  2013

Lesser Sand-plover (Charadrius mongolus atrifrons) – 1, Alexander stream estuary, Mediterranean Coast (I. Solnik). 3rd, 4th or 5th record for Israel if accepted (records from 2000 and 2010 still under circulation).


25 July  2013

Sooty Tern (Onychoprion fuscatus) – 1, North Beach, Eilat (I. Shanni). 5th record for Israel if accepted, and the first since 1988.


Lesser Crested Tern (Sterna bengalensis) – 1, North Beach, Eilat (I. Shanni).


22 July  2013

Purple Swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio) – 1, Ma'agan Michael (L. Kislev).


13 July  2013

Red-billed Tropicbird (Phaethon aethereus) – 2, North beach, Eilat (I. Shanni et al.).


12 July  2013

Yellow-billed Stork (Mycteria ibis) – 1, Tel Yosef fishponds, Bet She'an Valley (I. Solnik et al.). 20th record for Israel but first since 1997. Still present; 1, Bet Netofa Valley (Y. Koren). Different bird!


Red-fronted Serin (Serinus pusillus) – 1 female, ringed, Mt. Hermon (Y. Kiat et al.).


06 July  2013

Bridled Tern (Onychoprion anaethetus) – 8, north beach, Eilat (I. Shanni). Seen daily.


Thick-billed Lark (Rhamphocorys clotbey) – 2 recently-fledged juveniles, near KM20 saltpans, Eilat (S. Shalev).


19 June  2013

Bridled Tern (Onychoprion anaethetus) – 1 off Rosh Hanikra (I. Shimshon). At this site there were breeding attempts in the summers of 2008 and 2009.


31 May  2013

Pied Bushchat (Saxicola caprata) – 1 2cy male, south of Tirat Zvi fishponds, Bet She'an Valley (A. Rinot). 8th record for Israel.


27 May  2013

Yellow-billed Stork (Mycteria ibis) – 1, Tel Yosef fishponds, Bet She'an Valley (I. Solnik). 20th record for Israel but first since 1997.


21 May  2013

Great Snipe (Gallinago media) – 3, Hulda Reservoir (E. Banker).


15 May  2013

Bateleur (Terathopius ecaudatus) – 1 adult, reported migrating over Elkana (N. Kave). 8th record for Israel if accepted, and first adult.


14 May  2013

White-cheeked Tern (Sterna repressa) – 3, north beach, Eilat (M. Lampinen, I. Shanni et al.).


06 May  2013

Great Snipe (Gallinago media) – 1, Ashdod (Y. Perlman); 1, Nizzana sewage (M. Goren).


04 May  2013

Oriental Honey Buzzard (Pernis ptylorhynchos) – 2 migrating over Eilat Mts. (B. Granit et al.).


Caspian Plover (Charadrius asiaticus) – 1 female, Bahad 1 (B. Granit).


03 May  2013

Oriental Honey Buzzard (Pernis ptylorhynchos) – 2 migrating over Eilat Mts. (I. Shanni et al.).


Painted Snipe (Rostratula benghalensis) – 3, Ya'ar pond, near Hadera (N. Pevzner).


White-throated Robin (Irania gutturalis) – 1 male, Bahad 1 (E. Makover).


30 April  2013

Oriental Honey Buzzard (Pernis ptylorhynchos) – 1 migrating over IBRCE, Eilat (I. Shanni et al.).


White-throated Robin (Irania gutturalis) – 1 male, KM76 (F. Moffatt).


Yellow-breasted Bunting (Embriza aureola) – 1 male, wadi Meitsar, Golan Heights (S. Sandrovic).


28 April  2013

Mountain Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus sindianus) – 10 singing and displaying males, wadi Sna'im, Mt. Hermon (N. Weiss, Y. Perlman, A. Ben Dov et al.). Putative identification; awaits confirmation. Only two previous records.


20 April  2013

Asian Desert Warbler (Sylvia nana) – 1, Shikmona, Haifa (A. Goldstein). First record away of Israel's desert regions, and very late record.


17 April  2013

White-throated Robin (Irania gutturalis) – 2 (male and female), Yotvata (M. Kviesgaard).


15 April  2013

Pallas's Leaf Warbler (Phylloscopus proregulus) – 1 possible, south of Hazeva (O. Keynan).


14 April  2013

White-throated Robin (Irania gutturalis) – 1 2cy male ringed, IBRCE, Eilat (I. Shanni et al.).


11 April  2013

Cyprus Wheatear (Oenanthe cypriaca) – 1 male, Northern date plantations, Eilat (I. Shanni).


09 April  2013

Caspian Plover (Charadrius asiaticus) – 5 (3 males and 2 females), onion field N of N circular field, Yotvata (P. Holmes et al.).


Black Bush Robin (Cercotrichas podobe) – 1, onion field N of N circular field, Yotvata (L. Ziv).


08 April  2013

Caspian Plover (Charadrius asiaticus) – 2 (male and female), onion field N of N circular field, Yotvata (P. Holmes et al.).


07 April  2013

Black Bush Robin (Cercotrichas podobe) – 1, acacia scrub west of KM20 saltpans (I. Shanni); 3 together, Yotvata sewage (T. Khan et al.).


06 April  2013

Grasshopper Warbler (Locustella naevia) – 1 ringed, Yeruham lake (R. Livne et al.). 8th record for Israel.


03 April  2013

Grey-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus cirrocephalus) – 1 2cy, KM19 sewage farm, Eilat, flying north with Slender-billed Gulls (P. Osterblad). 4th record for Israel if accepted, and the first since 1989.


Black Buish Robin (Cercotrichas podobe) – 1, IBRCE, Eilat (I. Shanni et al.); 1, Ketura sewage (N. Weiss).


01 April  2013

Caspian Plover (Charadrius asiaticus) – 1, KM20 saltpans, Eilat (H. Brinks and Jos from NL). Still present or new bird?


Kurdistan Wheatear (Oenanthe xanthoprymna) – 1 male, Mt. Amasa (E. Dvir).


31 Mars  2013

Menetries's Warbler (Sylvia mystacaea) – 1 2cy male, ringed, Hula Valley Ringing Station, Agamon Hula (F. Argyle et al.). 1st record for the Hula Valley.


27 Mars  2013

Turkestan Shrike (Lanius phoenicuroides) – 1, Yotvata N circular field (Joost - Dutch birder).


26 Mars  2013

Black Bush Robin (Cercotrichas podobe) – 1, Yotvata police ruins (Dutch birders).


Cyprus Wheatear (Oenanthe cypriaca) – 1, Eilat cemetery (J.P.Smith).


Common Rosefinch (Carpodacus erythrinus) – 1 ringed, Netiv Halamed'He (R. Haran).


23 Mars  2013

Menetries's Warbler (Sylvia mystacaea) – 2 males, Acacia scrub west of KM20 saltpans (B. Granit et al.).


22 Mars  2013

Caspian Plover (Chardrius asiaticus) – 1, KM20 saltpans (C. Zitronblat et al.).


Black Bush Robin (Cercotrichas podobe) – 1, IBRCE (Y. Baser et al.).


16 Mars  2013

Black Bush Robin (Cercotrichas podobe) – 2, Neot Smadar sewage (M. Bruun and E. Valsta); 1, canal south of KM20 saltpans, Eilat (E. Opperman).


15 Mars  2013

Pied Wheatear (Oenanthe pleschanka) – 1, KM76 (I. Shanni).


08 Mars  2013

Black Bush Robin (Cercotrichas podobe) – 1, Hatzerim (A. Ben Dov).


05 Mars  2013

Sociable Lapwing (Vanellus gragaria) – 1, IBRCE, Eilat, flying south (IBRCE team).


02 Mars  2013

Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus) – 1, Nafha (S. Alterman).


28 Feb  2013

White-tailed Lapwing (Vanellus leucurus) – 1, KM19 sewage farm, Eilat (I. Shanni et al.).


15 Feb  2013

Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus) – 1, Be'er Sheva (A. rinot).


09 Feb  2013

Hume's Warbler (Phylloscopus humei) – 1, Nir Moshe, N Negev (Y. Perlman).


04 Feb  2013

Audouin's Gull (Larus audouini) – 1, Acre (S. Haham).


Egyptian Nightjar (Caprimulgus aegyptius) – 5, Yotvata (E. Yoğurtcuoğlu & S. Olofson).


15 Jan  2013

Red Kite (Milvus milvus) – 1, Dudaim rubbish dump (D. Alon). First since 1991.


12 Jan  2013

Little Bustard (Tetrax tetrax) – 5, Kfar Ruppin (N. Bessor).


3 Jan  2013

Little Bustard (Tetrax tetrax – 1, Kfar Ruppin (D. Porat).


Olive-backed Pipit (Anthus hodgsoni) – 1, Tel Aviv (I. Gurfinkel).


2 Jan  2013

Siberian Buff-bellied Pipit (Anthus rubescens japonicus) – 3, Kfar Ruppin (A. Rinot).


Wallcreeper (Tichodroma muraria) – 2, Arbel NP (T. Khan and F. Moffat).


17 Dec  2012

Steppe Grey Shrike (Lanius pallidirostris) – 1, Btekha (L. Kislev).


08 Dec  2012

Leach's Petrel (Oceanodroma leucoroha) – 1, off Akhziv, N Med Coast (S. Agmon).


30 Nov  2012

Rough-legged Buzzard (Buteo lagopus) – 1, Urim (M. Cohen et al.). 2nd record for Israel; 1st was in winter 1984/85.


29 Nov  2012

Little Bunting (Embriza pusilla) – 1, Lehavim (I. Tsurim). First record for greater Be'er Sheva region.


28 Nov  2012

Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus) – 1, Shilat (J. Meyrav).


Rustic Bunting (Embriza rustica) – 1, Uvda Valley (J. P. Smith et al).


24 Nov  2012

Siberian Buff-bellied pipit (Anthus rubescens japonicus) – 1, Nafha sewage (T. Khan et al.). Oriental Turtle Dove still present.


21 Nov  2012

Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotos) – 1, Og reservoir (Y. Lehnardt and R. Haran). 12th record for Israel.


Oriental Skylark (Alauda gulgula) – 3, Yotvata N circular field (James P. Smith et al.)


Siberian Buff-bellied Pipit (Anthus rubescens japonicus) – 2, Yotvata N circular field (James P. Smith et al.)


Goldcrest (Regulus regulus) – 5, Biriya (L. Kislev et al.).


19 Nov  2012

Sociable Lapwing (Vanellus gregarius) – 3, Kfar Ruppin (T. Khan, B. Granit et al.). Also two Rose-coloured Starlings, 3 Oriental Skylarks present in same area.


18 Nov  2012

Menetries's Warbler (Sylvia mystacaea) – 1, Wadi Mishmar (Y. Kiat et al.). Later on N. Weiss saw two there.


14 Nov  2012

Dunn's Lark (Eremalauda dunni) – 1, Elifaz (I. Shanni).


Olive-backed Pipit (Anthus hodgsoni) – 1, Elifaz; 1, Eilot (both I. Shanni).


13 Nov  2012

Greater Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus) – 1, returning individual, Acre north beach (S. Haham).


11 Nov  2012

Oriental Turtle Dove (Streptopelia orientalis) – 1, Agamon Hula (J. Meyrav & M. Garner).


10 Nov  2012

Oriental Turtle Dove (Streptopelia orientalis) – 1, 1cy ssp. meena, Nafha vineyards (S. Alterman et al.). Image here.


Olive-backed Pipit (Anthus hodgsoni) – 3, vineyards west of Harukhot junction (S. Alterman et al.).


31 Oct  2012

Pied Wheatear (Oenanthe pleschanka) – 1, 1cy male, N circular field, Yotvata (I. Shanni & S. Kabesa).


30 Oct  2012

Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus) – 1 at Mashabe Sade (I. Herling).


29 Oct  2012

Oriental Skylark (Alauda gulgula) – several reports from recent days: 5 at Sde Teiman (E. Shochat); 3 at Maoz Hayim (T. Khan); 1 at Bet Kama (Y. Perlman) and 1 at Nizzana (Y. Perlman).


24 Oct  2012

Great Snipe (Gallinago media) – 1, Neve Ur, Jordan Valley (S. Agmon).


22 Oct  2012

Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotos) – 1, Neve Ur, Jordan Valley (G. Leitner). 11th record for Israel.


Isabelline Shrike (Lamius isabellinus) – 1, Mitzpe Shalem (R. Shaish); 1, KM 19/20, Eilat (J. Meyrav).


21 Oct  2012

Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus) – 1, Yeroham (S. Haham).

Isabelline Shrike (Lamius isabellinus) – 1, Nahsholim (S. Agmon).


20 Oct  2012

Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator) – 1, Nahsholim (D. Rotem).


19 Oct  2012

Pied Bushchat (Saxicola caprata) – 1 1cy male, Yeroham Lake (E. Shochat et al.). 7th for Israel. Ringed. Images here. Still present.


Pied Wheatear (Oenanthe pleschanka) – 1, Sde Tzin, Sde Boker (E. Gur).


Dusky Warbler (Phylloscopus fuscatus) – 1, ringed, Yeroham lake (R. Livne & Y. Zvik). 6th record for Israel. Still present.


Isabelline Shrike (Lanius isabelllinus) – 1, Eshet Reservoir, C Arava (A. Rinot et al.).


18 Oct  2012

Sociable Lapwing (Vanellus gregarius) – 1, Agamon Hula (Moish).


Pied Bushchat (Saxicola caprata) – 1 1cy male, Yeroham Lake (E. Shochat et al.). 7th for Israel. Ringed. Images here.


Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus) – 1, Yotvata N circular field (J. Riihimäki).


17 Oct  2012

Dusky Warbler (Phylloscopus fuscatus) – 1, Hulda Reservoir (E. Banker). 7th for Israel. Image here.


16 Oct  2012

Oriental Skylark (Aluda gulgula) – 2, Maoz Hayim (A. Rinot).


12 Oct  2012

Dusky Warbler (Phylloscopus fuscatus) – 1, ringed, Yeroham lake (R. Livne & Y. Zvik). 6th record for Israel. Present till October 14th.


Isabelline Shrike (Lanius isabellinus) – 1, Kfar Ruppin (A. Rinot).


Steppe Grey Shrike (Lanius pallidirostris) – 1, Agamon Hula (R. Mandelman).


11 Oct  2012

Pacific Golden Plover (Pluvialis fulva) – 1, Timorim (E. Banker). Present till October 16th.


07 Oct  2012

White-tailed Lapwing (Vanellus leucurus) – 1, Kfar Yehoshua (D. Kotter).


Oreintal Skylark (Alauda gulgula) – 1, Eilat soccer field (I. Shanni et al.).


29 Sep  2012

Purple Swamp-hen (Porphyrio porphyrio) – 1, KM 19 sewage, Eilat (R. Shaish et al.).


White-tailed Lapwing (Vanellus leucurus) – 1, KM 19 sewage, Eilat (R. Shaish et al.).


Common Rosefinch (Carpodacus erythrinus) – 1 ringed, IBRCE, Eilat (R. Shaish et al.).


25 Sep  2012

Steppe Grey Shrike (Lanius pallidirostris) – 1, Maoz Hayim (T. Khan).


24 Sep  2012

Pied Wheatear (Oenanthe pleschanka) – 1, Netanya (L. Kislev).


23 Sep  2012

White-tailed Lapwing (Vanellus leucurus) – 1, Yotvata sewage (Y. Basher).

September 9th 2012


22 Sep  2012

Red Knot (Calidris canutus) – 1, Nachsholim (S. Markman et al.).


21 Sep  2012

Cyprus Wheatear (Oenanthe cypriaca) – 1, Lotan sewage (L. Ziv).

Red Knot (Calidris canutus) – 1 ringed, Ma'agan Michael (Y. Kiat et al.).


17 Sep  2012

Red Knot (Calidris canutus) – 1, Ashdod (R. Shaish and Y. Perlman).


16 Sep  2012

Cyprus Wheatear (Oenanthe cypriaca) – 1, Hazerim (A. Ben Dov).


15 Sep  2012

Isabelline Shrike (Lanius isabellinus) – 1, Neve Eitan (S. Alterman et al.).


10 Sep  2012

Paddyfield Warbler (Acrocephalus agricola) – 1 ringed, IBRCE, Eilat (Juan Ramirez, Manuel G. Loben & I. Shanni). 8th record for Israel.


Black-winged Kite (Elanus caeruleus) – two new pairs found breeding: Yavne'el Valley (Adi 77) and near Afula (E. Haviv et al.).


9 Sep  2012

Grasshopper Warbler (Locustella naevia) – 1 found dead, Herzliya, brought to NPA wildlife hospital (unknown). 9th record for Israel.


28 Aug 2012

Grasshopper Warbler (Locustella naevia) – 1 ringed, IBRCE, Eilat (Y. Lenhardt & I. Shanni). 8th record for Israel. Images here.


Rose-coloured Starling (Sturnus roseus) – 1 1cy, Ashdod (Y. Perlman).


19 Aug 2012

Red Knot (Calidris canutus) – 1 adult, Neve Eitan fishponds, Bet She'an Valley (T. Khan et al.). Very rare inland.


Lesser Crested Tern (Sterna bengalensis) – 2, north beach, Eilat (S. Schlick).



14 Aug 2012

White-throated Robin (Irania gutturalis) – 1 1cy, Eilat (S. Shiff).


05 Aug 2012

Black Bush Robin (Cercotrichas podobe) – 1, Sapir, C Arava (S. Schwartz).


18 June 2012

Arctic Tern (Sterna paradisaea) – 1, north beach, Eilat (I. Shanni).


03 June 2012

Crested Honey Buzzard (Pernis ptylorhynchos) – 1 male, on migration, northern Judean Desert (N. Primo). 


02 June 2012

Egyptian Nightjar (Caprimulgus aegyptius) – 2, Neot Hakikar (Y. Perlman).


Basra Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus griseldis) – 1, ringed, Hula Valley Ringing Station (F. Argyle).


23 May 2012

Basra Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus griseldis) – 1, ringed, Lahavot Habashan, Hula Valley (E. Rimon & F. Argyle).


18 May 2012

Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula) – 1 female, KM19 sewage ponds, Eilat (N. Weiss et al.). First record for Eilat. Still present.


Dunn's Lark (Eremalauda dunni) – 5, Hameishar (M. Goren et al.). Danger – firing zone!!! Do not enter on weekdays!


Black Bush Robin (Cercotrichas podobe) – 1, Neot Smadar sewage (D&L. Deighton et al.). Still present.


Red-billed Chough (Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax) – 2, Mt. Hermon (A. Ben Dov). 2nd record for Israel if accepted, first was in 1976.


17 May 2012

Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula) – 1 female, KM19 sewage ponds, Eilat (N. Weiss et al.). First record for Eilat. Still present.


Black Bush Robin (Cercotrichas podobe) – 1, Neot Smadar sewage (D&L. Deighton et al.). Still

 present.


13 May 2012

Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula) – 1 female, KM19 sewage ponds, Eilat (N. Weiss et al.). First record for Eilat.


11 May 2012

Black-winged Kite (Elanus caeruleus) – 2 adults and 3 fledglings, probably bred nearby, Giv'at Koach, Dan Region (R. Paz et al.). Second breeding record in Israel, after the pair that started breeding in Agamon Hula  in 2011.


01 May 2012

Arabian Dunn's Lark (Eremalauda dunni eremodites) – 1, N circular field, Yotvata (I. Shanni & Y. Perlman).


28 April 2012

White-throated Robin (Irania guttugalis) – 1 female, Neot Smadar (B. Granit & O. Horine et al.).


Rosy Starling (Pastor roseus) – 1, Shikmona, Haifa (P. Hasade).


27 April 2012

Terek Sandpiper (Xenus cinereus) – 1, Hamadia (T. Khan). Ringed in Belarus.


21 April 2012

Tree Sparrow (Passer montanus) – 1, Neot Smadar (B. Granit).


20 April 2012

White-tailed Lapwing (Vanellus leucurus) – 1, Hamadiya fishponds, Bet She'an valley (T. Khan).


White-tharoated Robin (Irania gutturalis) – 1 male, ringed, Yeroham Park (R. Livne et al.).


18 April 2012

Red-headed Bunting (Embriza bruniceps) – 1 female, possible, seen only in flight + calls, Bet Kama alfalfa (Y. Perlman). Potentially 3rd for Israel.


15 April 2012

Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus) – 1, Haifa University (A. Rinot).


11 April 2012

Ring ouzel (Turdus torquatus) – 1, JBO (A, Rinot et al.).


08 April 2012

Great Crested Tern (Sterna bergii) – 1, N Beach, Eilat (A. Rinot et al.).


07 April 2012

Demoiselle Crane (Anthropoides virgo) – 1, Kfar Menachem (M. Cohen et al.). Still present.


Purple Swamp-hen (Porphyrio porphyrio) – 1, Neot Hakikar (Y. Perlman et al.).


06 April 2012

Demoiselle Crane (Anthropoides virgo) – 1, Kfar Menachem (M. Cohen et al.). Still present.


Caspian Plover (Charadrius asiaticus) – 1, Yotvata (I. Shanni et al.).


Basalt Wheatear (Oenanthe (lugens) warriae) – 1, Uvda Valley (I. Berger & D. Berkovic et al). 6th record for Israel. Still present.


31 March 2012

Demoiselle Crane (Anthropoides virgo) – 1, Kfar Menachem (M. Cohen et al.). Still present. 1, flying in from N beach, Eilat, then over Elifaz (French birders, B. Granit).


Basalt Wheatear (Oenanthe (lugens) warriae) – 1, Uvda Valley (I. Berger & D. Berkovic et al). 6th record for Israel. Still present.


Pied Wheatear (Oenanthe pleschanka) – 1 male of the white-throated morph vittata, KM20 date plantations, Eilat (A. van-Egmond & M. Guyt et al). First record for Israel of this morph. Also about 10 'normal' Pied Wheatears and about 10 Cyprus Wheatears present in the Eilat Area.


30 March 2012

Audouin's Gull (Larus audouini) – 1, Ashdod (E. Dovrat and A. Ben-Dov).


29 March 2012

Demoiselle Crane (Anthropoides virgo) – 1, Kfar Menachem (M. Cohen et al.).


Basalt Wheatear (Oenanthe (lugens) warriae) – 1, Uvda Valley (I. Berger & D. Berkovic et al). 6th record for Israel. Still present.


Kurdistan Wheatear (Oenanthe xanthoprymna) – 1, Neve Ativ, Mt. Hermon (D. Walker).


Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus) – 1, SPNI fieldschool, Eilat (N. Glenn et al). Still present.


28 March 2012

Basalt Wheatear (Oenanthe 'basalti') – 1, Uvda Valley (I. Berger & D. Berkovic et al). 6th record for Israel. Still present.


Pied Wheatear (Oenanthe pleschanka) – 1 male of the white-throated morph vittata, KM20 date plantations, Eilat (A. van-Egmond & M. Guyt et al). First record for Israel of this morph. Also about 10 'normal' Pied Wheatears and about 10 Cyprus Wheatears present in the Eilat Area.


Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus) – 1, SPNI fieldschool, Eilat (N. Glenn et al).


25 March 2012

Basalt Wheatear (Oenanthe 'basalti') – 1, Uvda Valley (I. Berger & D. Berkovic et al). 6th record for Israel. Still present.


Pied Wheatear (Oenanthe pleschanka) – 1 male of the white-throated morph vittata, KM20 date plantations, Eilat (A. van-Egmond & M. Guyt et al). First record for Israel of this morph. Also about 10 'normal' Pied Wheatears and about 10 Cyprus Wheatears present in the Eilat Area.


Menetries's Warbler (Sylvia mystacea) – 1 male, on border fence SE of KM 19 sewage, Eilat (Y. Perlman).


24 March 2012

Pied Wheatear (Oenanthe pleschanka) – 1 male of the white-throated morph vittata, KM20 date plantations, Eilat (A. van-Egmond & M. Guys et al). First record for Israel of this morph. Also about 4 'normal' Pied Wheatears and about 10 Cyprus Wheatears present in the Eilat Area.


Demoiselle Crane (Anthropoides virgo) – 1, Agamon Hula (L. Koplevitch).


23 March 2012

Basalt Wheatear (Oenanthe 'basalti') – 1, Uvda Valley (I. Berger & D. Berkovic et al). 6th record for Israel. Still present.


Menetries's Warbler (Sylvia mystacea) – 1 male, Hai Bar reserve (S. Kabessa).


22 March 2012

Caspian Plover (Charadrius asiaticus) – 1, Yotvata (J. Meyrav et al). 1, Dalton (S. Luria).


Egyptian Nightjar (Caprimulgus aegyptius) – 1, Neot Hakikar (Y. Perlman et al).


Basalt Wheatear (Oenanthe 'basalti') – 1, Uvda Valley (I. Berger & D. Berkovic et al). 6th record for Israel. Still present.


21 March 2012

Basalt Wheatear (Oenanthe 'basalti') – 1, Uvda Valley (I. Berger & D. Berkovic).


20 March 2012

Cinereous Bunting (Embriza cineracea) – 6, Susita (E. Banker & L. Kislev); 2, Lotan (F. Moffat).


19 March 2012

Pied Wheatear (Oenanthe pleschanka) – 1 male, ringed, IBRCE, Eilat (Y. Lehnard).


17 March 2012

Duarian Shrike (Lanius isabellinus) – 1, Nizzana (M. Goren). Image here.


15 March 2012

Menetries's Warbler (Sylvia mystacea) – 1 female, ringed, IBRCE, Eilat (Y. Lehnard).


12 March 2012

Casian Plover (Charadrius asiaticus) – 2, Eilot fields (I. Shanni).


Cinereous Bunting (Embriza cineracea) – 5, Mt. Amasa (Y. Perlman).


10 March 2012

Cyprus Wheatear (Oenanthe cypriaca) – 1, Ne'ot Smadar (S. Alterman); 1, KM20, Eilat (F. meijer et al.), image here.


Pied Wheatear (Oenanthe pleschanka) – 1, IBRCE, Eilat (F. meijer et al.), image here.


09 March 2012

Cyprus Wheatear (Oenanthe cypriaca) – 1, Ne'ot Smadar (S. Alterman).


08 March 2012

Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus) – 1, Kfar Adumim (J. Meyrav).


05 March 2012

Grey Phalarope (Phalaropus fulicarius) – 1, Ma'agan Michael (L. Kislev). Still present.


04 March 2012

Crested Honey Buzzard (Pernis ptylorhnchus) – 1 female, possibly returning individual, Eilot date plantations (B. Carlsson). Still present.


03 March 2012

Egyptian Nightjar (Caprimulgus aegyptius) – 2, Yotvata (I. Shanni et al.).


02 March 2012

Leach's Petrel (Oceanodroma leucoroha) – 1, Jaffa (B. Granit).


White-tailed Lapwing (Vanellus leucurus) – 1, IBRCE, Eilat (Y. Lehnardt et al.)


Cinereous Bunting (Embriza cineracea) – 1, Ofira Park, Eilat (H. van Diek).


28 Feb 2012

Kurdistan Wheatear (Oenanthe xanthoprymna) – 1 male, Ein Gedi fieldschool (Y. Avraham).


27 Feb 2012

Daurian Shrike (Lanius isabellinus) – 1, Wadi Habesor, NW Negev (M. Cohen).


22 Feb 2012

Sociable Lapwing (Vanellus gregaria) – 1, Yotvata (D. Kornfeld).


21 Feb 2012

Striated Scops Owl (Otus brucei) – 1 ringed, IBRCE, Eilat (Y. Lehnardt). Image here.


19 Feb 2012

Leach's Petrel (Oceanodroma leucoroha) – 40, Jaffa (B. Granit and S. Alterman).


18 Feb 2012

Leach's Petrel (Oceanodroma leucoroha) – 11, Jaffa (B. Granit and S. Alterman).


Swinhoe's Strom Petrel (Oceanodroma monorhis) – 1 possible, Haifa (Y. Baser). 6th or 7th for Israel if accepted.


17 Feb 2012

White-tailed Lapwing (Vanellus leucurus) – 1, Ashkelon shore (R. Shaish and Y. Perlman).


09 Feb 2012

Whooper Swan (Cygnus cygnus) – 9, near Hagoshrim, NE Hula Valley (D. Yosha et al.). 5th record for Israel. Images here. Still present.


04 Feb 2012

Bean Goose (Anser fabalis (rossicus?)) – 1, Kfar Barukh Reservoir (Tuvia Kahn et al.). 2nd record for Israel. First was in 2007 (Probably rossicus). Still present.


02 Feb 2012

Leach's Strom Petrel (Oceanodroma leucoroha) – 1, off Ashdod (S. Alterman et al.). Images here.


28 Jan 2012

Great Shearwater (Puffinus gravis) – 1, Shikmona, Haifa (T. Khan).  6th record for Israel if accepted.


European Strom Petrel (Hydrobates pelagicus) – 1, Ashdod beach (A. Ben Dov). 5th record for Israel if accepted. Image here.


23 Jan 2012

Leach's Petrel (Oceanodroma leucoroha) – 1, Jaffa (B. Granit).


Sociable Lapwing (Vanellus gregarius) – 1, Kfar Ruppin (Y. Dax).


Daurian Shrike (lanius isabellinus) – 1, Kfar Ruppin (T. Khan).


21 Jan 2012

Bean Goose (Anser fabalis (rossicus?)) – 1, Kfar Barukh Reservoir (Tuvia Kahn et al.). 2nd record for Israel. First was in 2007 (Probably rossicus). Still present.


20 Jan 2012

Little Bustard (Otis tetrax) – 2, Ramtaniya Reservoir, Golan Heights (Y. Sneider).


15 Jan 2012

South Polar Skua (Stercorarius maccormicki) – 1, off Jaffa (B. Granit, S. Alterman & T. Kahn). 3rd record for Israel if accepted.


08 Jan 2012

Little Bustard (Otis tetrax) – 2 females and 1 male, Hamadiya, Jordan Valley (A. Dorfman & S. Luria).


06 Jan 2012

Crested Honey Buzzard (Pernis ptylorhnchus) – 1, possibly returning individual, Eilot date plantations (J. Meyrav).


Little Bustard (Otis tetrax) – 1, Hamadiya, Jordan Valley (A. Dorfman).


02 Jan 2012

Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster) – 1, north beach, Eilat (P. van der Wielen).


31 Dec 2011

Bean Goose (Anser fabalis (rossicus?)) – 1, Kfar Barukh reservoir (Tuvia Kahn et al.). 2nd record for Israel. First was in 2007 (Probably rossicus). Still present.


Whooper Swan (Cygnus cygnus) – 9, commuting between Dan fishponds and fields SW of Kfar Szold, NE Hula Valley (D. Yosha et al.). 5th record for Israel. Images here. Still present.


Radde's Accentor (Prunella oculaiurs) – 2, Elrom, Golan Heights (B. Granit et al.). Still present.


Firecrest (Regulus ignicapillus) – 1 or 2, Mt. Bar'on, Golan Heights (F. Moffat & T. Kahn et al.). FIRST FOR ISRAEL! Still present.


29 Dec 2011

Red Phalarope (Phalaropus fulicaria) – 1, Ma'ayan Tzvi (A. Mayrose).


27 Dec 2011

Bean Goose (Anser fabalis (rossicus?)) – 1, Kfar Barukh reservoir (Tuvia Kahn et al.). 2nd record for Israel. First was in 2007 (Probably rossicus). Still present.


Whooper Swan (Cygnus cygnus) – 9, commuting between Dan fishponds and fields SW of Kfar Szold, NE Hula Valley (D. Yosha et al.). 5th record for Israel. Images here. Still present.


Radde's Accentor (Prunella oculaiurs) – 2, Elrom, Golan Heights (B. Granit et al.). Still present.


Firecrest (Regulus ignicapillus) – 1 or 2, Mt. Bar'on, Golan Heights (F. Moffat & T. Kahn et al.). FIRST FOR ISRAEL! Still present.


24 Dec 2011

Kurdistan Wheatear (Oenanthe xanthoprymna) – 1 female, Herodion (S. Tewinkel).


17 Dec 2011

Firecrest (Regulus ignicapillus) – 1, Mt. Bar'on, Golan Heights (F. Moffat & T. Kahn et al.). FIRST FOR ISRAEL!


16 Dec 2011

Black-crowned Sparrow-lark (Eremopterix nigriceps) – 1 female, KM126, Arava (A. Weiler).


12 Dec 2011

Arabian Dunn's Lark (Eremalauda dunni) – 1, Uvda Valley (I. Shanni & S. Kabessa).


11 Dec 2011

Little Bustard (Tetrax tetrax) – 1, Agamon Hula (G. Galili).

Radde's Accentor (Prunella oculaiurs) – 1, Elrom, Golan Heights (B. Granit et al.).


08 Dec 2011

Taiga Bean Goose (Anser fabalis fabalis) – 1, Kfar Barukh reservoir (Tuvia Kahn et al.). 2nd record for Israel. First was in 2007 (rossicus).


06 Dec 2011

Audouin's Gull (Larus audouini) – 1 2cy, Dor beach (S. Agmon & G. Erdan).


04 Dec 2011

Whooper Swan (Cygnus cygnus) – 9, commuting between Dan fishponds and fields SW of Kfar Szold, NE Hula Valley (D. Yosha et al.). 5th record for Israel. Images here.


30 Nov 2011

Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus) – 1, ringed, Be'er Sheva sewage (E. Shochat).


Grey Hypocolius (Hypocolius ampelinus) – 1 male, IBRCE, Eilat (B. Granit et al.). Still present. Images here and here.


29 Nov 2011

Siberian Buff-bellied Pipit (Anthus rubescens japonicus) – 2, Eilot fields, Eilat (I. Shanni).


Menetries's Warbler (Sylvia mystacea) – 1 ringed, IBRCE, Eilat (Y. Lehnardt).


Grey Hypocolius (Hypocolius ampelinus) – 1 male, IBRCE, Eilat (B. Granit et al.). Still present. Images here.


27 Nov 2011

Grey Hypocolius (Hypocolius ampelinus) – 1, IBRCE, Eilat (B. Granit et al.).


25 Nov 2011

Alpine Accentor (Prunella collaris) – 1, Kiryat Shmona geological park (I. Shanni).


23 Nov 2011

Blyth's Pipit (Anthus godlewski) – 1, Yotvata (James P. Smith et al.).


Siberian Buff-bellied Pipit (Anthus rubescens japonicus) – 1, Ma'agan Michael  (Y. Perlman et al.).


Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus) – 1, ringed, Be'er Sheva sewage (E. Shochat).


Little Bunting (Embriza pusilla) – 1, Yotvata (James P. Smith et al.).


22 Nov 2011

Kurdistan Wheatear (Oenanthe xanthoprymna) – 1 female, Nebi Samuel (N. Primo et al.).


Goldcrest (Regulus regulus) – 6, Birya (Lior Kislev).


Chough sp. (Pyrhocorrax sp.) – 2, Mt. Hermon (Y. Perlman & M. Andrews).


19 Nov 2011

Olive-backed Pipit (Anthus hodgsoni) – 3, Eilot date plantations (B. Granit et al.).


Red-flanked Bluetail (Tarsiger cyanurus) – 1, Eilat cemetery (James P. Smith et al.). 2nd for Israel, first was in 1996. Images here and here.


Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inronatus) – 1, Nafha farm (B. Granit et al.).


Steppe Grey Shrike (Lanius pallidirostris) – 1, Samar (B. Granit et al.).


18 Nov 2011

Olive-backed Pipit (Anthus hodgsoni) – 1, Nafha farm (M. Goren and D. Burnes).


17 Nov 2011

Oriental Skylark (Alauda gulgula) – 2, Yotvata (J. P. Smith et al.).


Hume's Warbler (Phylloscopus humei) – 1, Mitzpe Ramon sewage (R. Shaish et al.). Images here.


Steppe Grey Shrike (Lanius pallidirostris) – 1, Yotvata (J. P. Smith et al.).


Rose-coloured Starling (Sturnus roseus) – 1, ringed, IBRCE (Y. Lehnardt). Images here.


Common Rosefinch (Carpodacus erythrinus) – 1, Eilat Mts. (J. P. Smith et al.).


16 Nov 2011

Kurdistan Wheatear (Oenanthe xanthoprymna) – 1, Hamat Gader (S. Luria).


12 Nov 2011

Saker (Falco cherrug) – 1, Urim (B. Granit & O. Horine).


Sociable Lapwing (Vanellus gregarius) – 13, Urim (B. Granit & O. Horine).


Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus) – 1, Lotan (M. Altierri et al.). Images here


11 Nov 2011

Saker (Falco cherrug) – 1, Agamon Hula (L. Ziv et al.).


Thick-billed Lark (Rhamphocorys clotbey) – 1, Uvda Valley (I. Shanni et al.).


10 Nov 2011

Greylag Goose (Anser anser) – 1, Hulda (N. Primo).


Pin-tailed Snipe (Gallinago stenura) – 1, ringed, Tsor'a (Y. Kiat et al.). Images here. 3rd confirmed record for Israel, all ringed. Another 6-7 records involve individuals probably of this species seen in the field, when Swinhoe's Snipe G. megala cannot be ruled out.


08 Nov 2011

Daurian Shrike (Lanius i. isabellinus) – 1 1cy, Tkoa (Y. Landoi). Image here.

Steppe Grey Shrike (Lanius pallidirostris) – 1 1cy, Nir Oz (D. Standing).


05 Nov 2011

Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus) – 1, ringed, Ashdod (Y. Perlman et al.). Image here.


04 Nov 2011

Greater Painted-snipe (Rostratula benghalensis) – 1, Ein Hamifratz fishponds (M. Mandel et al.). Image here.


Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus) – 1, Eilat (R. Yuliusburger).


01 Nov 2011

Pied Wheatear (Oenanthe pleschanka) – 1, KM19 sewage, Eilat (I. Shanni). Image here.


 

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March 2011 / April 2011 / May 2011 / June 2011
July-August 2011/ September 2011 / October 2011