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July 2007

Below is a summary featuring the most interesting observations from this month, based on reports from the ISRABIRDNET mailing list and other sources.
Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster): 1 adult off Eilat's north beach, 13/Jul onwards (N. Lethaby et al.).

 Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster) 
Brown Booby Sula leucogaster

Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus): 6 off Carmel coast, 17/Jul (T. Landsberger); 10 at Ma'agan Michael, 22/Jul (Y. Eshbol).

Broad-billed Sandpiper (Limicola falcinellus): 1 at Heimar reservoir, southern Dead Sea, 19/Jul (I. Tsurim)..

Terek Sandpiper (Xenus cinereus): 2 at Nahsholim fishponds, 23/Jul (A. Cohen); 1 at Eilat's north beach, 26/Jul (R. Mizrachi, R. Livne).

Arctic Tern (Sterna paridisaea): 1 adult off Eilat's north beach, 27/Jul (N. Weiss).

Caspian Tern (Sterna caspia): ~60 bird around Eilat area (R. Mizrachi, R. Livne). The highest count on record.

Lesser Crested Tern (Sterna benegalensis): max. 10 on 25/Jul, Eilat (R. Mizrachi, R. Livne).

White-cheeked Tern (Sterna repressa): 30 off Eilat's north beach, 25/Jul (R. Mizrachi, R. Livne).

Bridled Tern (Onychoprion anaethetus): max. 29 on 25/Jul, Eilat (R. Mizrachi, R. Livne).

Barred Warbler (Sylvia nisoria): 1 ringed at the Jerusalem bird observatory, 21/Jul (S. Agmon). Either an oversummering bird or a very early autumn migrant.

Little Bittern
(Ixobrychus minutus) Neot Semadar, Oct.05

Desert Finch
(Rhodospiza obsoleta) Ein Ovdat, Jun.04

Striated Scops Owl
(Otus brucei) Wadi Ketura, Dec.05
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