Category Archive: Birds

B is for Beautiful Bee-eaters

Not the best images, but I just wanted to announce their arrival – which for me marks the official start of springtime! ūüôā¬†The¬†European Bee-eater,¬†Merops apiaster, flies through Egypt on spring and fall migration.… Continue reading

W is for White-crowned Black Wheatears

Not the best capture, I realize, but it is not often I get to post under the letter ¬®W¬®! The White-crowned Black Wheatear (Oenanthe leucopyga) is only one of several different wheatear species… Continue reading

M is for the Marvellous Migration

Autumn is in the air – and so are the birds! It¬īs prime migration season right now and Egypt lies on one of the busiest flyways in the world. On a recent bird… Continue reading

P is for a Plump Little Plover

This plump little plover is probably, according to my birding-buddy Nicole B, a Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula), most likely juvenile. Many different plovers migrate through Egypt and some are resident breeders. This one… Continue reading

E: Egret

This Little Egret (Egretta garzetta) was on the shore along the path from the Blue Hole to Ras Abu Galum, South Sinai. Learn more about egrets here.

B: Birds

Since I am not in Egypt at the moment and did not travel with my folder of photos, I’d thought I’d take the opportunity over the next couple of weeks to highlight some… Continue reading

S: Stork

S is for Stork The White Stork, or Ciconia ciconia, does not live or nest in Egypt, but they do pass through by the thousands during their migration. Their route, similar to the¬†White… Continue reading

P: Pelican

P is for Pelican Flocks of White Pelicans pass through the Nile Valley and Sinai during their spring and autumn migration, although this photo was taken at the Giza Zoo. The birds like… Continue reading

B: Bee-eaters

B is for Bee-eaters A European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster), to be exact -my absolute favorite bird! These colorful birds pass through Egypt during their spring migration and I wait all of April for… Continue reading

H: Herons

H is for Herons This is a Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) that I photographed at the Giza Zoo. I watched a group of these birds for hours as they alternately perched in… Continue reading