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Historical Rarity Records

Pin-tailed Snipe
Historical Record - Pintail Snipe at Kfar Ruppin, November 1998
....In the late afternoon of November 17th, Rami found a strange and pallid snipe at the turf fields, but on November 19th Barak already had good views of the bird and identified it as a putative Pintail Snipe Gallinago stenura...

Historical Record - Tree Sparrow, Kfar Ruppin, Oct 1998
During autumn 1998 I operated the ringing station at Kfar Ruppin, Bet She'an Valley. Rami Lindroos helped me during much of the season. October 20th 1998 was another very busy morning, with many birds being processed. Going to the nets...

Historical Record - Crab Plover, Ma'agan Michael, 20/Jul/1997
Whilst weak on migration, summer period is nevertheless regarded as an excelent time for finding vagrants. In July 97', during a photo session at Ma'agan Michael, Yossi Eshbol was fortunate enough...
Oriental Pratincole (Glareola maldivarum)
Oriental Pratincole (Glareola maldivarum), 2-3/OCT/99
...now he asked the question about what I must have seen but refused to notice for all that time: if this is a "beautiful Black-winged Pratincole", how come the underwing is red?...
Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus
Horned Grebe, summer 1981
...the first Horned Grebe recorded in Israel, which stayed at Ashdod sewage pools between May 7th and mid July 1981, when it moved to Shifdan...
Black Wheatear
Black Wheatear, Eilot/1982
The first and only record of Black Wheatear in Israel...

Didric Cuckoo, Eilat, 12/Mar/1994
The date was 12th March 1994 and it was my day off from working at the Eilat Ringing Station, so I decided to have a general days birding in the area. When I set off I was pleased to see that the weather was unusually cloudy and just walking through the town parks...
Red-headed Bunting
Red-headed Bunting, Eilat/1979
The first and only record of Red-headed Bunting in Israel....

Red-breasted Goose, Winter/1984
This image below is of 2 out of 4 Red-breasted Geese which stayed in Ayelet HaShahar, Hula valley, in December-February 1982-3 (Hoter Eli, Ephraim Zaterman et al.)...

Long-billed Dowitcher, Jul-Aug/1984
The 1st Long-billed Dowitcher reocded in Israel, was found by Ehud Dovrat on the 21st of July 1984, in Dan region's sewage pools (AKA Shifdan), where it remained till August 25th...

Red Knot
(Calidris canus) Acre, Jan.06

Night Heron
(Nycticorax nycticorax) Ma'agan Michael, Aug.04

Citrine Wagtail
(Motacilla citreola) Yotvata, Mar.05
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