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March 2005

Tomer Landsberger

Red-billed tropicbird (Phaethon aethereus): 1 adult off Eilat's north beach on the 13th (J. P. Smith).

White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons): 1 at Meitzar reservoir, Golan heights, 7th (A. Chaver, N. Akad).

Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea): 1 at Ktziot pools, 9th (A. Geffen, A. Cohen); 2, Ma'ayan Tzvi, 27th (A. Chaver, N. Akad).

Black Vulture (Aegypius monachus): 2 above Jonathan Jnc. Golan heights, 7th (A. Chaver, N. Akad).

Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus): 1 off Eilat's north beach, 10th (J. P. Smith); 1 off Eilat's north beach, 26th (Y. Wasserlauf et al.).

White-tailed Lapwing (Vanellus leucurus): 1 at Eliphaz's sewage ponds, Arava, 19th onwards (F. Moffat et al).

Red-necked Phalarope (Phalaropus lobatus): At Km 20 saltpans, Arava, 1 1st winter on 20-24th and a summer plumage adult on the 26th (T. Landsberger et al)

Common Gull (Larus canus): 1 off Eilat's north beach, 4th (J. Meyrav).

Crested Tern (Sterna bergii): 1 off Eilat's north beach during a southern storm on the 31st (R. Lindroos, T. Landsberger, A. Shoresh et al).

Lesser Crested Tern (Sterna bengalensis): 1 off Eilat's north beach during a southern storm on the 31st (R. Lindroos, T. Landsberger, A. Shoresh et al).

Egyptian Nightjar (Caprimulgus aegyptius): 1 at Km 19 area, Arava, 25th (N. Weiss et al).

 Egyptian Nightjar (Caprimulgus aegyptius) 
Egyptian Nightjar
 Km 19 fields, 25-MAR 

Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus): 1 at Hasharon shore reserve, 4th (Y. Dax); 1 at Km 19 area, Arava, 25th (N. Weiss).

Little Green Bee-eater (Merops orientallis): an off range bird, Morasha jnc, Ramat Hasharon (N. Primo).

Bimaculated Lark (Melanocorypha bimaculata): an influx. Max. 100 at Grofit, Arava, on the 12th (J. Meyrav, T. Landsberger et al); 200-300 at Samar's fields, Arava, 20th (T. Landsberger, J. Meyrav et al et al.).

Temminck's Lark (Eremophila bilopha): 11 at Grofit, Arava, 11th (J. Meyrav); 4 at wadi Hayun and 7 on Tzihor jnc on the 16th (J. Meyrav); 1 at Km 37 shit heaps, Arava, 20th - 27th (J. Meyrav, T. Landsberger et al); several at the Meyshar, road 40, 24th (J. P. Smith et al).

 Temminck's Lark (Eremophila bilopha) 
Temminck's Lark
 Km 37 compost heaps, 24-MAR 

Thick-billed Lark (Ramphocoris clotbey): 4, wadi Hayun, 17th (J. Meyrav); 3 Mt. Yoash, Eilat, 17th (H. Shirihai).

Buff-bellied Pipit (Anthus japonicus): 1 at Yotvata's circular field, 4th (J. Meyrav).

Richard's Pipit (Anthus richardi): 1 at Yotvata's circular field, 4th (J. Meyrav).

Olive-backed Pipit (Anthus hodgsoni): the 2 present since January at Samar's date plantation were last seen on the 8th (J. P. Smith).

Cyprus Pied Wheatear (Oenanthe cypriaca): 1 near Yotvata's sewage ponds, Arava, 13th (T. Landsberger et al); 1, Samar date plantation, Arava, 14th (A. Cohen, T. Landsberger); 1 at Dimona area, 24th (Y. Perlman).

Black Bush Robin (Cercotrichas podobe): 1 at Eilat's southern date plantation, 31st (R. Lindroos et al).

Subalpine Warbler (Sylvia cantillans): 1 at Yeruham lake, 19th (E. Banker); 1 at Shulamit garden Eilat, 20th onwards (J. P. Smith et al.); 1 at Elifaz's date plantation, Arava, 26th (T. Landsberger et al); 1, Be'er Sheva area, 28th (Y. Perlman).

Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus): 1, Sde Boker college, 14th (Y. Perlman, M. Wojchiecowsky).

Semi-collared Flycatcher (Ficedula semitorquata): 1 at Ye'elim holiday village, near Yotvata, 12th (J. Meyrav).

Red-breasted Flycatcher (Ficedula parva): the 1 that wintered at Lotan's date plantation was last seen on the 8th (J. P. Smith).

Steppe Shrike (Lanius pallidirostris): 1 at the Hayun plains on the 26th (J. P. Smith et al)' possibly a returning individual.

Fan-tailed Raven (Corvus rhipidulus): 8 off range at Mt. Gilboa on the 1st (A. Geffen, Z. Labinger).

Syrian Serin (Serinus syriacus): 5 at Mt. Gilboa on the 5th (B. Granit).

Red-fronted Serin (Serinus pussilus): 1 at Mt. Gilboa on the 5th (B. Granit).

Cinereous Bunting (Emberiza cineracea): 1 at wadi Kidron, Dead sea area, 12th (Y. Dax); 1 at Km 37 shit heaps, Arava, 26th (R. Livne); 2 at Lotan's cow-sheds, Arava, 27th (Swedish birders).

Rustic Bunting (Emberiza rustica): a summer plumage male seen at Elifaz's Date plantation, Arava, on the evening of the 25th (J. Meyrav et al).


White-winged Black Tern
(Chlidonias leucopterus) Ma'agan Michael, Mar.04

Broad-billed Sandpiper
(Limicola falcinellus) Ma'agan Michael, Sep.04

Red-necked Phalarope
(Phalaropus lobatus) Ma'agan Michael, Oct.05
 
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