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

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October 2011 Rarity Records


30 Oct 2011

Black-winged Kite (Elanus caeruleus) 1, Eilat (I. Shanni).

Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus) 1, ringed, Netiv Halamed-he (R. Haran). Image here.

29 Oct 2011

Olive-backed Pipit (Anthus hodgsoni) 1, Mitzpe Ramon sewage (B. Granit and S. Alterman). Image here.

28 Oct 2011

Pacific Golden Plover (Pluvialis fulva) 1, Kfar Ruppin fishponds (T. Kahn).

25 Oct 2011

Dusky Warbler (Phylloscopus fuscatus) 1, ringed, Ein Afek NR (T. Kahn). Image here.

Hume's Warbler (Phylloscopus humei) 1, Nafha, C Negev (H. Shirihai and E. Shochat). Possibly belongs to the form P. h. mandellii, which is a potential split. If accepted, this is the first record of this form in the WP.

20 Oct 2011

White-tailed Lapwing (Vanellus leucurus) 1, Neve Harif (Mori Hen et al.).

18 Oct 2011

Black-winged Kite (Elanus caeruleus) 1, KM20 saltpans, Eilat (English birders).

Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica) 1, Revadim reservoirs (A. Kattan).

Steppe Grey Shrike (Lanius pallidirostris) 1, Sde Eliyahu, Bet She'an Valley (A. Rinot).

16 Oct 2011

Taiga Flycatcher (Ficedula albicilla) 1 1cy, ringed, Midreshet Ben Gurion (D. Burns et al.). ID under discussion. Images here.

14 Oct 2011

Oriental Skylark (Alauda gulgula) 3, Maoz Haim, Bet She'an Valley (T. Kahn).

12 Oct 2011

Grey Phalarope (Phalaropus fulicarius) 1, Kmehin sewage ponds (D. Standing).

Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica) 1, Ma'ayan Tzvi (S. Markman).

05 Oct 2011

Hume's Warbler (Phylloscopus humei) 1, Kibbutz Matsuva, W Galilee (R. Segali).

01 Oct 2011

Blyth's Pipit (Anthus godlewskii) 1, Bet Kama alfalfa field, N Negev (Y. Perlman). 4th record for Israel if accepted.


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