Birds of Israel - Checklist
English Name Latin Name J F M A M J J A S O N D Status
STRUTHIONIFORMES
STRUTHIONIDAE
bookmark Common OstrichStruthio camelus Extinct since 1920s
GAVIIFORMES
GAVIIDAE
bookmark Red-throated LoonGavia stellata                   4 records, last on 2001
bookmark Black-throated LoonGavia arctica               Occasional WV
PODICIPEDIFORMES
PODICIPEDIDAE
bookmark Horned GrebePodiceps auritus               3 records (1909, 1981, 1993)
bookmark Black-necked GrebePodiceps nigricollis PM, WV, non-breeding SV, formerly bred
bookmark Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollis Resident, PM, WV, SV
bookmark Great Crested GrebePodiceps cristatus PM, WV, non-breeding SV, formerly bred
bookmark Red-necked GrebePodiceps grisegena                   5 records, last on 2015
PROCELLARIIFORMES
DIOMEDEIDAE
bookmark Shy AlbatrossThalassarche cauta                       1 record (1981)
PROCELLARIIDAE
bookmark Atlantic PetrelPterodroma incerta                     2 records (1982, 1989)
bookmark Fea's PetrelPterodroma feae                       1 record (1963)
bookmark Soft-plumaged PetrelPterodroma mollis                       1 record (1997)
bookmark Cory's ShearwaterCalonectris borealis PM, WV, wanderer
bookmark Scopoli's ShearwaterCalonectris diomedea PM, WV, wanderer
bookmark Streaked ShearwaterCalonectris leucomelas             4 records (1992, 1993, 2003, 2008)
bookmark Flesh-footed ShearwaterArdenna carneipes                       1 record (1980)
bookmark Sooty ShearwaterArdenna grisea PM, WV
bookmark Manx ShearwaterPuffinus puffinus                       1 (pending) record (2014)
bookmark Great ShearwaterArdenna gravis                     3 records (1976, 1985, 1995)
bookmark Barolo ShearwaterPuffinus baroli                       2 records (1988, 1996)
bookmark Tropical ShearwaterPuffinus bailloni                 3 records (1992, 1999, 2003)
bookmark Persian ShearwaterPuffinus persicus                 3 records (1985, 1988, 2020)
bookmark Balearic ShearwaterPuffinus mauretanicus                     2 records (1982, 2002)
bookmark Yelkouan ShearwaterPuffinus yelkouan PM, WV
OCEANITIDAE
bookmark Wilson's Storm-PetrelOceanites oceanicus                       Occasional at the Gulf of Eilat
HYDROBATIDAE
bookmark European Storm-PetrelHydrobates pelagicus               5 records, last on 1986
bookmark Leach's Storm-PetrelOceanodroma leucorhoa               Irruptive WV
bookmark Band-rumped Storm PetrelOceanodroma castro                       1 record (1983)
bookmark Swinhoe's Storm-PetrelOceanodroma monorhis                   8 records, last on 2017
PELECANIFORMES
PHAETHONTIDAE
bookmark Red-billed TropicbirdPhaethon aethereus           Occasional at the Gulf of Eilat
PHALACROCORACIDAE
bookmark European ShagPhalacrocorax aristotelis 1 record (2005-6)
bookmark Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo WV, PM, non-breeding SV
bookmark Pygmy CormorantMicrocarbo pygmeus Resident, PM, WV
PELECANIDAE
bookmark Great White PelicanPelecanus onocrotalus WV, PM, non-breeding SV
bookmark Dalmatian PelicanPelecanus crispus           8 records, last on 2004
bookmark Pink-backed PelicanPelecanus rufescens             12 records, last on 2017
ARDEIDAE
bookmark Eurasian BitternBotaurus stellaris         WV, PM
bookmark Little BitternIxobrychus minutus WV, PM, SV
bookmark Black-crowned Night HeronNycticorax nycticorax Resident, PM, WV, SV
bookmark Striated HeronButorides striatus Local breeder at the gulf of Eilat
bookmark Intermediate EgretEgretta intermedia                       1 record (2004)
bookmark Western Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis Resident, PM, WV
bookmark Squacco HeronArdeola ralloides PM, WV, SV
bookmark Little EgretEgretta garzetta Resident, PM, WV, SV
bookmark Western Reef HeronEgretta gularis non-breedibg visitor (local at Eilat)
bookmark Great EgretArdea alba PM, WV, non-breeding SV
bookmark Grey HeronArdea cinerea PM, WV, non-breeding SV
bookmark Purple HeronArdea purpurea PM, WV, SV
bookmark Goliath HeronArdea goliath                 6 records, last on 1993
bookmark Black HeronEgretta ardesiaca                       1 record (1982)
bookmark Black-headed HeronArdea melanocephala                   1 record (1987)
THRESKIORNITHIDAE
bookmark Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus (Resident), PM, WV, SV
bookmark Northern Bald IbisGeronticus eremita               Occasional
bookmark Eurasian SpoonbillPlatalea leucorodia PM, WV, non-breeding SV
SULIFORMES
SULIDAE
bookmark Northern GannetMorus bassanus WV
bookmark Brown BoobySula leucogaster Locally rare at Eilat
bookmark Masked BoobySula dactylatra                       1 record (2004)
ANHINGIDAE
bookmark African DarterAnhinga rufa                       WV till the 50's, now straggler (reported 2004)
FREGATIDAE
bookmark Lesser FrigatebirdFregata ariel                     2 records (1997, 1999)
CICONIFORMES
CICONIIDAE
bookmark Marabou StorkLeptoptilos crumeniferus                     2 records (1951, 1957)
bookmark Yellow-billed StorkMycteria ibis       Occasional, last on 2017
bookmark White StorkCiconia ciconia PM, WV, SV (rare breeder)
bookmark Black StorkCiconia nigra PM, WV, OS
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES
PHOENICOPTERIDAE
bookmark Greater FlamingoPhoenicopterus roseus PM, WV, present yearound at Eilat, non-breeding
bookmark Lesser FlamingoPhoenicopterus minor                 3 record (2006, 2015, 2018)
ANSERIFORMES
ANATIDAE
bookmark Mute SwanCygnus olor             WV (irruptive)
bookmark Whooper SwanCygnus cygnus                 4 records, last on 2002
bookmark Tundra SwanCygnus columbianus               Occasional WV
bookmark Greater White-fronted GooseAnser albifrons           PM, WV
bookmark Lesser White-fronted GooseAnser erythropus                 7 records, last on 2018
bookmark Greylag GooseAnser anser             PM, WV
bookmark Barnacle GooseBranta leucopsis                 1 record, Agamon Hula, 25-Nov-2018 to 8-Feb-2019
bookmark Taiga Bean GooseAnser fabalis                       2 records (2007,2011)
bookmark Red-breasted GooseBranta ruficollis                 Irregular WV
bookmark Lesser Whistling DuckDendrocygna javanica               1 record (1966), possibly an escape
bookmark Egyptian GooseAlopochen aegyptiaca Migrants accidental till 80's. Recent records are of a feral populations.
bookmark Common ShelduckTadorna tadorna PM, WV, OS
bookmark Ruddy ShelduckTadorna ferruginea PM, WV, non-breeding SV (formerly bred)
bookmark MallardAnas platyrhynchos Resident, SV, PM, WV
bookmark GadwallMareca strepera PM, WV, OS
bookmark Northern PintailAnas acuta PM, WV, OS
bookmark Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeata PM, WV, OS
bookmark Eurasian WigeonMareca penelope PM, WV, OS
bookmark Eurasian TealAnas crecca PM, WV, OS
bookmark Cape TealAnas capensis             3 records (1978, 1982, 1984)
bookmark Red-billed TealAnas erythrorhyncha                     1 record (1958)
bookmark GarganeySpatula querquedula PM, WV, SV (very rare breeder)
bookmark Marbled DuckMarmaronetta angustirostris Resident (local)
bookmark Common PochardAythya ferina PM, WV, OS
bookmark Red-crested PochardNetta rufina             PM, WV
bookmark Southern PochardNetta erythrophthalma                       1 record (1998)
bookmark Ferruginous DuckAythya nyroca PM, WV, SV
bookmark Greater ScaupAythya marila               Occasional WV
bookmark Tufted DuckAythya fuligula PM, WV, OS
bookmark Common EiderSomateria mollissima                     2 records (1942, 1979)
bookmark Velvet ScoterMelanitta fusca                   7 records, last on 2008
bookmark Long-tailed DuckClangula hyemalis                     6 records, last on 1986
bookmark Common GoldeneyeBucephala clangula             Occasional WV
bookmark SmewMergellus albellus             Occasional WV
bookmark Common MerganserMergus merganser                       2 records (1925, 2004)
bookmark Red-breasted MerganserMergus serrator           PM, WV
bookmark White-headed DuckOxyura leucocephala           WV
ACCIPITRIFORMES
ACCIPITRIDAE
bookmark Bearded VultureGypaetus barbatus             Occasional, resident population extinct
bookmark Rüppell's Griffon Gyps rueppellii                       1 record (2014)
bookmark Griffon VultureGyps fulvus Resident, PM, WV
bookmark Cinereous VultureAegypius monachus PM, WV, OS (formerly bred)
bookmark Lappet-faced VultureTorgos tracheliotus                   Occasional visitor, resident population extinct
bookmark Egyptian VultureNeophron percnopterus PM, WV, SV
bookmark White-tailed EagleHaliaeetus albicilla           PM, WV, formerly bred and re-introduced
bookmark Golden EagleAquila chrysaetos Resident
bookmark Eastern Imperial EagleAquila heliaca       PM, WV
bookmark Lesser Spotted EagleClanga clanga     PM, WV
bookmark Greater Spotted EagleClanga clanga PM, WV, OS (former resident)
bookmark Steppe EagleAquila nipalensis         PM, WV
bookmark Tawny EagleAquila rapax               5-7 records, last on 2016
bookmark Verreaux's EagleAquila verreauxii Occasional visitor
bookmark BateleurTerathopius ecaudatus                 12 records, last on 2017
bookmark Short-toed Snake EagleCircaetus gallicus PM, WV, SV
bookmark Booted EagleHieraaetus pennatus       PM, WV
bookmark Bonelli's EagleAquila fasciata Resident, PM, WV
bookmark Red KiteMilvus milvus           Irregular PM, WV, last on 1992
bookmark Black KiteMilvus migrans PM, WV, SV (rare breeder)
bookmark Yellow-Billed KiteMilvus aegyptius               4 records (1960, 2002, 2015, 2018)
bookmark Western Marsh HarrierCircus aeruginosus PM, WV, non-breeding SV (formerly bred)
bookmark Black-winged KiteElanus caeruleus Fairly Common breeder since 2005.
bookmark Hen HarrierCircus cyaneus           PM, WV
bookmark Montagu's HarrierCircus pygargus     PM, WV
bookmark Pallid HarrierCircus macrourus     PM, WV, occasionally OS
bookmark Rough-legged BuzzardButeo lagopus                     2 records (1984, 1985)
bookmark Long-legged BuzzardButeo rufinus Resident, PM, WV
bookmark Common BuzzardButeo buteo PM, WV, occasional SV (very rare breeder)
bookmark European Honey BuzzardPernis apivorus           PM
bookmark Crested Honey BuzzardPernis ptilorhynchus         PM
bookmark Eurasian SparrowhawkAccipiter nisus PM, WV, SV
bookmark ShikraAccipiter badius                     2 records (1987, 2005)
bookmark Levant SparrowhawkAccipiter brevipes               PM
bookmark Northern GoshawkAccipiter gentilis       PM, WV
bookmark Dark Chanting-GoshawkMelierax metabates                       1 record (1979)
PANDIONIDAE
bookmark Western OspreyPandion haliaetus PM, WV
FALCONIFORMES
FALCONIDAE
bookmark Common KestrelFalco tinnunculus Resident, PM, WV
bookmark Lesser KestrelFalco naumanni PM, WV, SV
bookmark Red-footed FalconFalco vespertinus           PM
bookmark Eurasian HobbyFalco subbuteo       PM, SV
bookmark Eleonora's FalconFalco eleonorae             PM
bookmark Sooty FalconFalco concolor         (PM), SV
bookmark Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus PM, WV, non-breeding SV, formerly bred
bookmark MerlinFalco columbarius           PM, WV
bookmark Saker FalconFalco cherrug       (PM), WV
bookmark Lanner FalconFalco biarmicus Resident, PM, WV
GALLIFORMES
PHASIANIDAE
bookmark Black FrancolinFrancolinus francolinus Resident (local)
bookmark Chukar PartridgeAlectoris chukar Resident
bookmark Sand PartridgeAmmoperdix heyi Resident
bookmark Common QuailCoturnix coturnix PM, WV,SV
GRUIFORMES
RALLIDAE
bookmark Corn CrakeCrex crex           PM
bookmark African CrakeCrex egregia                       1 Record, January 2020.
bookmark Water RailRallus aquaticus PM, WV, OS (very rare breeder / Resident)
bookmark Spotted CrakePorzana porzana     PM, WV
bookmark Little CrakePorzana parva PM, WV, non-breeding SV
bookmark Baillon's CrakePorzana pusilla PM, WV, non-breeding SV (formerly bred)
bookmark Common MoorhenGallinula chloropus Resident, PM, WV, (SV)
bookmark Eurasian CootFulica atra (Resident), PM, WV, SV (rare breeder)
bookmark African SwamphenPorphyrio madagascariensis Occasional WV, very rare breeder
GRUIDAE
bookmark Common CraneGrus grus       PM, WV
bookmark Demoiselle CraneAnthropoides virgo             PM
OTIDIDAE
bookmark Great BustardOtis tarda                   8 records, last on 2015
bookmark Macqueen's BustardChlamydotis macqueenii Resident
bookmark Little BustardTetrax tetrax               PM, WV
CHARADRIIFORMES
ROSTRATULIDAE
bookmark Greater Painted SnipeRostratula benghalensis   Occasional visitor, recorded breeding
HAEMATOPODIDAE
bookmark Eurasian OystercatcherHaematopus ostralegus PM (WV)
RECURVIROSTRIDAE
bookmark Pied AvocetRecurvirostra avosetta PM, WV, SV (very rare breeder)
bookmark Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus Resident, PM, WV, SV
DROMADIDAE
bookmark Crab PloverDromas ardeola                     3 records (1987, 1997)
BURHINIDAE
bookmark Eurasian Stone-curlewBurhinus oedicnemus Resident, PM, WV, SV
bookmark Senegal Thick-kneeBurhinus senegalensis                       1 record (Jul, 2015)
GLAREOLIDAE
bookmark Cream-coloured CourserCursorius cursor (Resident), PM, WV, SV
bookmark Collared PratincoleGlareola pratincola       PM, SV
bookmark Black-winged PratincoleGlareola nordmanni           PM
bookmark Oriental PratincoleGlareola maldivarum                       1 record (1999)
CHARADRIIDAE
bookmark Little Ringed PloverCharadrius dubius PM, WV, SV (rare breeder)
bookmark Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticula PM, WV, non-breeding SV
bookmark Kentish PloverCharadrius alexandrinus Resident, PM, WV
bookmark Kittlitz's PloverCharadrius pecuarius               Occasional visitor (irruptive)
bookmark Lesser Sand PloverCharadrius mongolus                       Straggler
bookmark Three-banded ploverCharadrius tricollaris                       1 Record, April 2020.
bookmark Greater Sand PloverCharadrius leschenaultii PM, WV, non-breeding SV
bookmark Caspian PloverCharadrius asiaticus         PM
bookmark Grey PloverPluvialis squatarola PM, WV, non-breeding SV
bookmark European Golden PloverPluvialis apricaria       PM, WV
bookmark American Golden PloverPluvialis dominica                     1 record (2008)
bookmark Pacific Golden PloverPluvialis fulva       PM
bookmark Eurasian DotterelCharadrius morinellus           PM, WV
bookmark Black-headed LapwingVanellus tectus                         1 record (1869)
bookmark Northern LapwingVanellus vanellus PM, WV, non-breeding SV (formerly bred)
bookmark Spur-winged LapwingVanellus spinosus Resident, PM, WV, (SV)
bookmark Red-wattled LapwingVanellus indicus                 4 records (1991-92, 2001, 2018)
bookmark Sociable LapwingVanellus gregarius       PM, WV
bookmark White-tailed LapwingVanellus leucurus PM, WV
SCOLOPACIDAE
bookmark Great KnotCalidris tenuirostris                     2 records (1985, 1991)
bookmark Red KnotCalidris canutus PM (WV)
bookmark SanderlingCalidris alba PM, WV
bookmark DunlinCalidris alpina PM, WV
bookmark Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferruginea     PM, WV
bookmark Semipalmated SandpiperCalidris pusilla                       1 record (1989)
bookmark Red-necked StintCalidris ruficollis                       1 record (2003)
bookmark Baird's SandpiperCalidris bairdii                       1 record (1998)
bookmark White-rumped SandpiperCalidris fuscicollis                     1 record (2004)
bookmark Temminck's StintCalidris temminckii PM, WV
bookmark Little StintCalidris minuta PM, WV
bookmark Long-toed StintCalidris subminuta                     2 records (1991, 2004)
bookmark Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotos                 16 records, last on 2018
bookmark Broad-billed SandpiperCalidris falcinellus           PM
bookmark Buff-breasted sandpiperCalidris subruficollis                       1 record (2018)
bookmark RuffCalidris pugnax PM, WV, OS
bookmark Great SnipeGallinago media           PM
bookmark Common SnipeGallinago gallinago PM, WV
bookmark Jack SnipeLymnocryptes minimus         PM, WV
bookmark Pin-tailed SnipeGallinago stenura                   8 records, last on 2016
bookmark Eurasian WoodcockScolopax rusticola           PM, WV
bookmark Long-billed DowitcherLimnodromus scolopaceus                     1 record (1984)
bookmark Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosa PM, WV
bookmark Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponica     PM, WV
bookmark Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquata PM, WV, non-breeding SV
bookmark WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus PM, WV, non-breeding SV
bookmark Slender-billed CurlewNumenius tenuirostris                       1 record (1917)
bookmark Wood SandpiperTringa glareola PM, WV
bookmark Green SandpiperTringa ochropus PM, WV
bookmark Common RedshankTringa totanus PM, WV, non-breeding SV
bookmark Spotted RedshankTringa erythropus PM, WV
bookmark Common GreenshankTringa nebularia PM, WV
bookmark Marsh SandpiperTringa stagnatilis   PM, WV
bookmark Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipes                     2 record (1977, 2008)
bookmark Terek SandpiperXenus cinereus           PM
bookmark Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos PM, WV
bookmark Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres PM, WV
bookmark Wilson's PhalaropePhalaropus tricolor                       1 record (2020)
bookmark Red PhalaropePhalaropus fulicarius     Occasional PM, WV
bookmark Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatus       PM, (OS)
STERCORARIIDAE
bookmark South Polar SkuaStercorarius maccormicki                       2 records (1983, 1992)
bookmark Great SkuaStercorarius skua                   4 records, last on 1969
bookmark Pomarine JaegerStercorarius pomarinus PM, WV, (non-breeding SV)
bookmark Parasitic JaegerStercorarius parasiticus PM, WV, (non-breeding SV)
bookmark Long-tailed JaegerStercorarius longicaudus         PM, (OS)
ALCIDAE
bookmark Atlantic PuffinFratercula arctica                       1, found dead (2018)
LARIDAE
bookmark Grey-headed GullChroicocephalus cirrocephalus               3 records (all from 1989)
bookmark Brown-headed GullChroicocephalus brunnicephalus                       1 record (1985)
bookmark Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundus PM, WV, SV
bookmark Slender-billed GullChroicocephalus genei PM, WV, non-breeding SV
bookmark Mew GullLarus canus               PM, WV
bookmark Mediterranean GullIchthyaetus melanocephalus   PM, WV, OS
bookmark Audouin's GullIchthyaetus audouinii Occasional
bookmark Great Black-backed GullLarus marinus       Occasional PM, WV
bookmark Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscus PM, WV, non-breeding SV
bookmark European Herring GullLarus argentatus                       1 record (1987)
bookmark Yellow-legged GullLarus michahellis Resident (rare), PM, WV
bookmark Armenian GullLarus armenicus PM, WV, non-breeding SV
bookmark Caspian GullLarus cachinnans WV, PM
bookmark Pallas's GullIchthyaetus ichthyaetus             PM, WV
bookmark Little GullHydrocoloeus minutus PM, WV, non-breeding SV
bookmark Black-legged KittiwakeRissa tridactyla           (PM), WV
bookmark Sabine's GullXema sabini                   2 records (1989, 1992)
bookmark Glaucous GullLarus hyperboreus                       1 record (1914)
bookmark Sooty GullIchthyaetus hemprichii               5 records (1983, 1989-92, 1998)
bookmark White-eyed GullIchthyaetus leucophthalmus Local, non-breeding at the gulf of Eilat
bookmark Franklin's GullLeucophaeus pipixcan                     2 records (2003, 2006)
bookmark Little TernSternula albifrons       PM, SV (Fr breeding)
bookmark Sandwich TernThalasseus sandvicensis PM, WV, non-breeding SV
bookmark Gull-Billed TernGelochelidon nilotica         PM
bookmark Common TernSterna hirundo       PS, SV
bookmark Arctic TernSterna paradisaea                 Non-breeding SV at the Gulf of Eilat, Straggler at Med
bookmark Roseate TernSterna dougallii                   3 records (1982, 1987, 1989)
bookmark Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia Local at the gulf of Eilat, very rare elsewhere
bookmark Greater Crested TernThalasseus bergii         Occasional visitor
bookmark Lesser Crested TernThalasseus bengalensis           Non-breeding SV at the Gulf of Eilat, Straggler at Med.
bookmark Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus                     4 records (1980, 1981, 1988)
bookmark Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetus                   Non-breeding SV at Eilat, straggler at Med.
bookmark White-cheeked TernSterna repressa               Non-breeding SV at Eilat, Occasional at Med
bookmark Black TernChlidonias niger           PM, non-breeding SV (formerly bred)
bookmark White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterus         PM, non-breeding SV (rare)
bookmark Whiskered TernChlidonias hybrida PM, WV (local), non-breeding SV
RYNCHOPIDAE
bookmark African SkimmerRynchops flavirostris                       1 record (1934)
COLUMBIFORMES
PTEROCLIDIDAE
bookmark Black-bellied SandgrousePterocles orientalis Resident, WV
bookmark Pin-tailed SandgrousePterocles alchata Resident, WV
bookmark Spotted SandgrousePterocles senegallus Resident
bookmark Crowned SandgrousePterocles coronatus Resident
bookmark Lichtenstein's SandgrousePterocles lichtensteinii Resident (local)
COLUMBIDAE
bookmark Rock DoveColumba livia Resident
bookmark Stock DoveColumba oenas             PM, WV
bookmark Common Wood PigeonColumba palumbus             PM, WV (local)
bookmark African Collared DoveStreptopelia roseogrisea               Occasional
bookmark Eurasian Collared DoveStreptopelia decaocto Resident
bookmark European Turtle DoveStreptopelia turtur       PM, SV (rare in winter)
bookmark Oriental Turtle DoveStreptopelia orientalis                   10 records, last on 2016
bookmark Laughing DoveSpilopelia senegalensis Resident
bookmark Namaqua DoveOena capensis (Resident), SV (local)
CUCULIFORMES
CUCULIDAE
bookmark Diederik CuckooChrysococcyx caprius                       1 record (1994)
bookmark Common CuckooCuculus canorus     PM, SV
bookmark Oriental CuckooCuculus opatus                       1 record (1985)
bookmark Great Spotted CuckooClamator glandarius PM, WV, SV
STRIGIFORMES
TYTONIDAE
bookmark Western Barn OwlTyto alba Resident
STRGIDAE
bookmark Tawny OwlStrix aluco Resident (local)
bookmark Desert OwlStrix hadorami Resident
bookmark Eurasian Eagle OwlBubo bubo Resident
bookmark Pharaoh Eagle OwlBubo ascalaphus Resident in desert regions
bookmark Brown Fish OwlKetupa zeylonensis Extinct, last recorded 1975
bookmark Long-eared OwlAsio otus Resident, PM, WV
bookmark Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus PM, WV, SV
bookmark Little OwlAthene noctua Resident
bookmark Eurasian Scops OwlOtus scops PM, WV, SV
bookmark Pallid Scops OwlOtus brucei               WV, recorded breeding in the past
CAPRIMULGIFORMES
CAPRIMULGIDAE
bookmark European NightjarCaprimulgus europaeus PM, WV, SV (recorded breeding)
bookmark Egyptian NightjarCaprimulgus aegyptius         PM, recorded breeding
bookmark Nubian NightjarCaprimulgus nubicus Resident (local), SV
APODIFORMES
APODIDAE
bookmark Common SwiftApus apus PM, WV, SV
bookmark Pallid SwiftApus pallidus PM, WV, SV
bookmark Alpine SwiftTachymarptis melba PM, WV, SV
bookmark Little SwiftApus affinis Resident (local), PM, (SV)
CORACIIFORMES
ALCEDINIDAE
bookmark Common KingfisherAlcedo atthis PM, WV, non-breeding SV
bookmark White-throated KingfisherHalcyon smyrnensis Resident
bookmark Pied KingfisherCeryle rudis Resident
CORACIIDAE
bookmark European RollerCoracias garrulus       PM, SV
bookmark Broad-billed RollerEurystomus glaucurus                       1 record (2019)
MEROPIDAE
bookmark European Bee-eaterMerops apiaster       PM, SV
bookmark Blue-cheeked Bee-eaterMerops persicus       PM, SV
bookmark White-throated Bee-eaterMerops albicollis                     1 Record, 2019
bookmark Green Bee-eaterMerops orientalis Resident (local)
PSITTACIFORMES
PSITTACIDAE
bookmark Rose-ringed ParakeetPsittacula krameri Resident -introduced
bookmark Nanday ParakeetAratinga nenday Resident -introduced (local)
bookmark Monk ParakeetMyiopsitta monachus Resident -introduced
BUCEROTIFORMES
UPUPIDAE
bookmark Eurasian HoopoeUpupa epops Resident, PM, WV, (SV)
PICIFORMES
PICIDAE
bookmark Syrian WoodpeckerDendrocopos syriacus Resident
bookmark Eurasian WryneckJynx torquilla PM, WV, occasional SV, recorded breeding
PASSERIFORMES
ALAUDIDAE
bookmark Eurasian SkylarkAlauda arvensis           PM, WV
bookmark Oriental SkylarkAlauda gulgula       PM, WV
bookmark Crested LarkGalerida cristata Resident
bookmark WoodlarkLullula arborea PM, WV, SV (local)
bookmark Greater Short-toed LarkCalandrella brachydactyla PM, WV, SV
bookmark Hume's Short-toed LarkCalandrella acutirostris                       1 record (1986)
bookmark Lesser Short-toed LarkCalandrella rufescens Resident (local), PM, WV
bookmark Desert LarkAmmomanes deserti Resident
bookmark Bar-tailed LarkAmmomanes cincturus Resident (local), (SV)
bookmark Dunn's LarkEremalauda dunni Irruptive nomadic visitor and casual breeder, usually absent
bookmark Black-crowned Sparrow-larkEremopterix nigriceps           Occsional visitor
bookmark Chestnut-headed Sparrow-LarkEremopterix signatus                       1 record (1983)
bookmark Calandra LarkMelanocorypha calandra Resident (local), WV, (SV)
bookmark Bimaculated LarkMelanocorypha bimaculata PM (irruptive), WV, SV
bookmark Thick-billed LarkRamphocoris clotbey             Nomadic & occsional breeder
bookmark Horned LarkEremophila alpestris Resident, SV(local)
bookmark Temminck's LarkEremophila bilopha Resident, SV, PM
bookmark Greater Hoopoe-LarkAlaemon alaudipes Resident (local), very rare in recent years
HIRUNDINIDAE
bookmark Sand MartinRiparia riparia PM, WV, non-breeding SV (formerly bred)
bookmark Grey-throated MartinRiparia chinensis                       3 records (1986, 1989, 2003)
bookmark Eurasian Crag MartinPtyonoprogne rupestris PM, WV, SV (local)
bookmark Pale Crag MartinPtyonoprogne obsoleta Resident, (PM), (WV)
bookmark Ethiopian SwallowHirundo aethiopica                       1 record (1991)
bookmark Barn SwallowHirundo rustica Resident (local), PM, WV, SV
bookmark Red-rumped SwallowCecropis daurica PM, WV, SV
bookmark Common House MartinDelichon urbicum PM, WV, SV
bookmark Asian House MartinDelichon dasypus                       1 record (2016)
MOTACILLIDAE
bookmark Tawny PipitAnthus campestris PM, SV, WV
bookmark Long-billed PipitAnthus similis Resident
bookmark Richard's PipitAnthus richardi     PM, WV
bookmark Blyth's PipitAnthus godlewskii                   7 records, last on 2017
bookmark Water PipitAnthus spinoletta         PM, WV
bookmark Buff-bellied PipitAnthus rubescens           PM, WV
bookmark Meadow PipitAnthus pratensis           PM, WV
bookmark Tree PipitAnthus trivialis     PM, WV
bookmark Olive-backed PipitAnthus hodgsoni           PM, WV
bookmark Red-throated PipitAnthus cervinus     PM, WV
bookmark White WagtailMotacilla alba PM, WV, SV
bookmark Western Yellow WagtailMotacilla flava PM, SV
bookmark Citrine WagtailMotacilla citreola   PM, WV
bookmark Grey WagtailMotacilla cinerea     PM, WV
PYCNONOTIDAE
bookmark White-spectacled BulbulPycnonotus xanthopygos Resident
BOMBYCILLIDAE
bookmark Bohemian WaxwingBombycilla garrulus                   3 record (1966-67, 1978)
HYPOCOLIIDAE
bookmark Grey HypocoliusHypocolius ampelinus             Occasional PM
TROGLODYTIDAE
bookmark Eurasian WrenTroglodytes troglodytes Resident, WV
PRUNELLIDAE
bookmark DunnockPrunella modularis           PM, WV
bookmark Alpine AccentorPrunella collaris               WV
bookmark Radde's AccentorPrunella ocularis             WV
bookmark Black-throated AccentorPrunella atrogularis                   1 record (1982)
MUSCICAPIDAE
bookmark European RobinErithacus rubecula PM, WV, OS
bookmark Common NightingaleLuscinia megarhynchos         PM, SV
bookmark Thrush NightingaleLuscinia luscinia         PM
bookmark Rufous-tailed Scrub RobinCercotrichas galactotes           PM, SV
bookmark Black Scrub RobinCercotrichas podobe                 PM
bookmark BluethroatLuscinia svecica         PM, WV
bookmark Red-flanked BluetailTarsiger cyanurus                   1 record (1996)
bookmark White-throated RobinIrania gutturalis             PM, SV (local at Hermon)
bookmark Common RedstartPhoenicurus phoenicurus   PM, WV
bookmark Black RedstartPhoenicurus ochruros PM, WV, SV (local)
bookmark Eversmann's RedstartPhoenicurus erythronotus                       1 record (1988)
bookmark BlackstartCercomela melanura Resident
bookmark WhinchatSaxicola rubetra         PM
bookmark European StonechatSaxicola torquatus           PM, WV
bookmark Siberian StonechatSaxicola maurus         WV
bookmark Pied Bush ChatSaxicola caprata                     8 records, last on 2015
bookmark Northern WheatearOenanthe oenanthe PM, WV, SM (local)
bookmark Isabelline WheatearOenanthe isabellina Resident, PM, WV, SV
bookmark Desert WheatearOenanthe deserti Resident, PM, WV
bookmark Eastern Black-eared WheatearOenanthe melanoleuca     PM, SV
bookmark Pied WheatearOenanthe pleschanka             PM
bookmark Cyprus WheatearOenanthe cypriaca             PM
bookmark Finsch's WheatearOenanthe finschii   PM, WV, SV (local)
bookmark Mourning WheatearOenanthe lugens Resident
bookmark Hooded WheatearOenanthe monacha Resident
bookmark White-crowned WheatearOenanthe leucopyga Resident
bookmark Kurdish WheatearOenanthe xanthoprymna         occasional WV & PM
bookmark Red-tailed WheatearOenanthe chrysopygia                     2 record (1990, 2018)
bookmark Red-rumped WheatearOenanthe moesta Casual resident breeder
bookmark Blue Rock ThrushMonticola solitarius Resident, PM, WV
bookmark Common Rock ThrushMonticola saxatilis       PM, SV (local)
bookmark Red-breasted FlycatcherFicedula parva       PM (WV)
bookmark Spotted FlycatcherMuscicapa striata     PM, SV
bookmark European Pied FlycatcherFicedula hypoleuca             PM
bookmark Collared FlycatcherFicedula albicollis             PM
bookmark Semi-collared FlycatcherFicedula semitorquata             PM
TURDIDAE
bookmark Song ThrushTurdus philomelos           PM, WV
bookmark RedwingTurdus iliacus             PM, WV (rare in some years)
bookmark Mistle ThrushTurdus viscivorus             PM, WV (rare in some years)
bookmark FieldfareTurdus pilaris           PM, WV (rare in some years)
bookmark Common BlackbirdTurdus merula Resident, PM, WV
bookmark Ring OuzelTurdus torquatus           PM, WV (irregular)
bookmark Black-throated ThrushTurdus atrogularis                 Occasional PM, WV
bookmark Dusky ThrushTurdus eunomus                       1 record (1982)
bookmark Eyebrowed ThrushTurdus obscurus                     2 records (1996. 2007)
CETTIIDAE
bookmark Cetti's WarblerCettia cetti Resident, PM, WV
CISTICOLIDAE
bookmark Zitting CisticolaCisticola juncidis Resident, (PM)
bookmark Graceful PriniaPrinia gracilis Resident
SCOTOCERCIDAE
bookmark Streaked Scrub WarblerScotocerca inquieta Resident
LOCUSTELLIDAE
bookmark Common Grasshopper WarblerLocustella naevia                   12 records, last on 2016
bookmark Pallas's Grasshopper WarblerLocustella certhiola                       1 record (1983)
bookmark River WarblerLocustella fluviatilis       PM
bookmark Savi's WarblerLocustella luscinioides PM, WV, SB
ACROCEPHALIDAE
bookmark Sedge WarblerAcrocephalus schoenobaenus   PM, WV
bookmark Moustached WarblerAcrocephalus melanopogon PM, WV, SB
bookmark Blyth's Reed WarblerAcrocephalus dumetorum                   Occasional
bookmark Paddyfield WarblerAcrocephalus agricola                   Occasional
bookmark Marsh WarblerAcrocephalus palustris           PM
bookmark Great Reed WarblerAcrocephalus arundinaceus
bookmark Clamorous Reed WarblerAcrocephalus stentoreus Resident (local), PM
bookmark Eurasian Reed WarblerAcrocephalus scirpaceus PM, WV, SV
bookmark Oriental Reed WarblerAcrocephalus orientalis                 2 records (1988, 1990)
bookmark Basra Reed WarblerAcrocephalus griseldis             Occasional
bookmark Icterine WarblerHippolais icterina             PM
bookmark Olive-tree WarblerHippolais olivetorum             PM, SV
bookmark Upcher's WarblerHippolais languida               PM (irregular), SV (local)
bookmark Eastern Olivaceous WarblerIduna pallida         PM, SV
bookmark Booted WarblerIduna caligata     Occasional
bookmark Sykes's WarblerIduna rama     Occasional
SYLVIIDAE
bookmark Garden WarblerSylvia borin           PM
bookmark Barred WarblerSylvia nisoria             PM
bookmark Eurasian BlackcapSylvia atricapilla PM, WV, SV
bookmark Eastern Orphean WarblerSylvia crassirostris       PM, SV
bookmark Arabian WarblerSylvia leucomelaena Resident (local)
bookmark Lesser WhitethroatSylvia curruca PM, WV (local), SV
bookmark Sardinian WarblerSylvia melanocephala Resident, PM, WV, (SV)
bookmark Ménétries's WarblerSylvia mystacea           PM, WV
bookmark Cyprus WarblerSylvia melanothorax           PM, WV
bookmark Rüppell's WarblerSylvia rueppelli           PM
bookmark Common WhitethroatSylvia communis     PM, SV
bookmark Spectacled WarblerSylvia conspicillata Resident (local), (PM), WV
bookmark Eastern Subalpine WarblerSylvia cantillans           PM
bookmark Asian Desert WarblerSylvia nana           PM, WV
PHYLLOSCOPIDAE
bookmark Willow WarblerPhylloscopus trochilus     PM
bookmark Wood WarblerPhylloscopus sibilatrix             PM
bookmark Eastern Bonelli's WarblerPhylloscopus orientalis     PM, SV (irregular breeder)
bookmark Common ChiffchaffPhylloscopus collybita         PM, WV
bookmark Dusky WarblerPhylloscopus fuscatus                     3 records (1989, 1997)
bookmark Radde's WarblerPhylloscopus schwarzi                       5 record
bookmark Mountain ChiffchaffPhylloscopus sindianus                       1 record (1983)
bookmark Green WarblerPhylloscopus nitidus                   6 records (1987, 2004, 2008, 2011)
bookmark Yellow-browed WarblerPhylloscopus inornatus           WV, PM
bookmark Arctic WarblerPhylloscopus borealis                       1 record (2018)
bookmark Hume's Leaf WarblerPhylloscopus humei           WV, PM
bookmark Pallas's Leaf WarblerPhylloscopus proregulus                 3 records (1991, 1992, 1998)
REGULIDAE
bookmark GoldcrestRegulus regulus               (PM), WV (irregular)
bookmark Common FirecrestRegulus ignicapilla                       1 record (2011)
LEIOTHRICHIDAE
bookmark Arabian BabblerTurdoides squamiceps Resident
PANURIDAE
bookmark Bearded ReedlingPanurus biarmicus           WV (irregular), last recorded on 1995
PARIDAE
bookmark Great TitParus major Resident
bookmark Coal TitPeriparus ater                     Occasional WV
bookmark Sombre TitPoecile lugubris Resident (local at Hermon)
SITTIDAE
bookmark Western Rock NuthatchSitta neumayer Resident (local at Hermon)
TICHODROMADIDAE
bookmark WallcreeperTichodroma muraria             WV
REMIZIDAE
bookmark Eurasian Penduline TitRemiz pendulinus PM, WV, (OS)
NECTARINIIDAE
bookmark Palestine SunbirdNectarinia osea Resident
ORIOLIDAE
bookmark Eurasian Golden OrioleOriolus oriolus         PM, (SV)
DICRURIDAE
bookmark Ashy DrongoDicrurus leucophaeus                       1 (pending) record (2014)
LANIIDAE
bookmark Red-backed ShrikeLanius collurio         PM, SV (local)
bookmark Isabelline ShrikeLanius isabellinus   PM, WV
bookmark Red-tailed ShrikeLanius phoenicuroides               Very rare passage migrant
bookmark Woodchat ShrikeLanius senator     PM, SV
bookmark Masked ShrikeLanius nubicus     PM, SV
bookmark Long-tailed ShrikeLanius schach                 1 record (1982-83)
bookmark Great Grey ShrikeLanius excubitor Resident, PM, WV
bookmark Lesser Grey ShrikeLanius minor         PM, (non-breeding SV)
CORVIDAE
bookmark Eurasian JayGarrulus glandarius Resident
bookmark Western JackdawCorvus monedula Resident
bookmark Red-billed ChoughPyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax                     1 record (1972)
bookmark Alpine ChoughPyrrhocorax graculus WV
bookmark RookCorvus frugilegus (PM), WV, OS (irregular)
bookmark Hooded CrowCorvus cornix Resident
bookmark Northern RavenCorvus corax Resident
bookmark Brown-necked RavenCorvus ruficollis Resident
bookmark House CrowCorvus splendens Resident - Introduced (local)
bookmark Fan-tailed RavenCorvus rhipidurus Resident (local)
STURNIDAE
bookmark Common MynaAcridotheres tristis Invasive, spraeding rapidly
bookmark Vinous-breasted StarlingSturnus burmannicus Invasive.
bookmark Tristram's StarlingOnychognathus tristramii Resident, (nomadic)
bookmark Common StarlingSturnus vulgaris (PM), WV, non-breeding SV
bookmark Rosy StarlingPastor roseus     PM (WV)
PASSERIDAE
bookmark House SparrowPasser domesticus Resident
bookmark Spanish SparrowPasser hispaniolensis Resident, PM, WV
bookmark Eurasian Tree SparrowPasser montanus               Occasional WV
bookmark Dead Sea SparrowPasser moabiticus Resident and dispersal (local)
bookmark Rock SparrowPetronia petronia Resident (local)
bookmark Yellow-throated SparrowPetronia xanthocollis                   7 records (1982, 2001-2, 2017, 2018)
bookmark Pale RockfinchPetronia brachydactyla         PM, SV (local, irregular)
ESTRILDIDAE
bookmark Indian SilverbillEuodice malabarica Resident, spreading
CALCARIIDAE
bookmark Snow BuntingPlectrophenax nivalis                       1 record1, 2013
FRINGILLIDAE
bookmark Common ChaffinchFringilla coelebs PM, WV, (OS)
bookmark BramblingFringilla montifringilla           PM, WV (irregular)
bookmark Common LinnetCarduelis cannabina Resident, PM, WV
bookmark European GoldfinchCarduelis carduelis Resident, PM, WV
bookmark European GreenfinchCarduelis chloris Resident, PM, WV
bookmark Eurasian SiskinCarduelis spinus           PM, WV (irregular)
bookmark European SerinSerinus serinus Resident (local), PM, WV
bookmark Syrian SerinSerinus syriacus PM, WV (local), SV (local)
bookmark Red-Fronted SerinSerinus pusillus               PM, WV (local)
bookmark Red CrossbillLoxia curvirostra WV (irregular), OS, occasionally breeds
bookmark HawfinchCoccothraustes coccothraustes             PM, WV (local, irregular)
bookmark Common RosefinchCarpodacus erythrinus     PM, WV
bookmark Sinai RosefinchCarpodacus synoicus resident (local), WV
bookmark Trumpeter FinchBucanetes githagineus Resident & dispersal
bookmark Asian Crimson-winged FinchRhodopechys sanguineus     SV (WV) (local at Hermon)
bookmark Desert FinchRhodospiza obsoleta Resident, (PM), WV, (SV)
EMBERIZIDAE
bookmark Corn BuntingEmberiza calandra (Resident), WV, SV
bookmark Common Reed BuntingEmberiza schoeniclus PM, WV, SV
bookmark Little BuntingEmberiza pusilla           PM (WV)
bookmark Rustic BuntingEmberiza rustica             PM
bookmark Ortolan BuntingEmberiza hortulana     PM, SV (local)
bookmark Cretzschmar's BuntingEmberiza caesia       PM, SV
bookmark YellowhammerEmberiza citrinella               WV
bookmark Pine BuntingEmberiza leucocephalos               WV (local)
bookmark Cinereous BuntingEmberiza cineracea               PM
bookmark Red-headed BuntingEmberiza bruniceps                       2 records (1979, 2010)
bookmark Black-headed BuntingEmberiza melanocephala           PM, SV (local)
bookmark Yellow-breasted BuntingEmberiza aureola                 Occasional PM
bookmark Rock BuntingEmberiza cia Resident (local), WV
bookmark Striolated BuntingEmberiza striolata Resident & dispersive (localy common)
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Passage MigrantPM
Summer VisitorSV
Winter VisitorWV
Summer BreedingSB
Over-SummeringOS

References:

  • - The Israeli Rarities and Distribution Committee (IRDC)
  • - "The Birds of Israel" (Shirihai, 1996)
  • - Checklist of the Birds of Israel by Arnon Tsairi.