Pharaohs Birds Tour
- The early morning view across the Nile gave many their first Pied Kingfishers and many Little Egrets and Grey Herons were flying along. Spur winged Plover, Hoopoe and White wagtail were soon added...John Miles reports.
Sinai in Egypt
- We were very much surprised to find rare species like Eastern Imperial Eagle, Steppe Eagle, Levant Sparrowhawk.....Jan Landsverk reports.
Aswan (Movenpick) & Abu Simbel, Eygpt
- The back of the Movenpick faces the Botanical Garden on Kitchener’s Island and there are notable flows of birds past the hotel in the morning (must be great on passage)....Graeme Wright reports.
- Anne and I spent a wonderful week at Luxor immersed in ancient history, beautiful scenery, fantastic weather and excellent birding. My target species was Nile Valley Sunbird and I couldn’t believe how easy it proved to be, seen daily outside our bungalow....Alan Miller reports.
Egypt (Temples and Birds) a report in .pdf format (2Mb) from Rupert Hafner
- A country suitable both for the more leisurely tourist/birdwatcher-kind of travelling and for the “WP-birder” who has lots of exclusive species to seek out...Jan Vermeulen reports.
- White-eyed Gulls were present around the resort area in large numbers with single figures of Sooty Gull. Caspian Terns patrolled the beach whilst waders included summer plumaged Grey Plover and Ringed Plover. Western Reef-Heron were also quite numerous. Laughing Doves were particularly abundant...Steve Baines reports.
Egypt: Dahab, East Sinai
- A family holiday break brought us to Dahab, a relatively unspoilt town one hour’s drive north of Sharm-el-Sheikh. In terms of active birding I limited myself to a few bicycle trips around town and half a day at Nabq national park, but interesting birds presented themselves....Martijn Voorvelt reports.
Egypt - Sharm el Sheikh and St. Katherine's Monastery
- This trip was a celebration of our 20th wedding anniversary. Concessions had to be made after our disastrous 10th anniversary 4 day trip in search of Bustards, which nearly ended in divorce....Eric Barnes reports.
Egypt, Nile River Cruise
- The trip produced the target bird! A Cruise along the
River Nile is an ideal relaxed way to bird watch, whilst keeping
the family happy and enjoying the Egyptian historical sites...Mark
Egypt: Nile Valley
- Late-May is not the most comfortable time for birding (with
temperatures often exceeding 40°C) and relatively few species
are present, but it does provide an opportunity to connect with
some of the Afrotropical specialities which occur in the summer
months...Richard & Erica Klim report.
Egypt Nile Valley, Luxor
to Aswan and Abu Simbel
- This was a holiday which we had been
trying to build into out work schedules since January, but had
been too busy to manage. May is probably getting towards the
limit of uncomfortable temperature at some of the historical
sites, and I think we were probably a late in the season for
many of the migrants...Mike and Eleanor
- Cairo, Luxor and the Red Sea Coast,
- Having visited the country with my
girlfriend in July 2005, and experiencing the area around Sharm
el Sheikh, it was obvious that the country had a lot more to
offer in terms of its birdlife. It was not too difficult to
drum up enthusiasm for an early spring trip...Richard
Egypt- Sharm el Sheikh, Na'ama
Bay and St. Katherine's Monastery
- During July
2005, I spent a week based at the Sonesta Club Resort at Na’ama
Bay, Egypt with my girlfriend. Realising that this is potentially
not the best month to visit the area, I nevertheless targeted
a few species that I knew would be available at this time of
year and that I had not seen previously within the Western Palearctic...Richard
- This report gives details of the birds seen
and the sites visited during a week's holiday in Sharm el Sheik,
on the Sinai Peninsular in Egpyt. We had visited this area in
October 2002 and found it very good for birds during the autumn
migration, so I was keen to revisit it in spring to see what it
was like then...Bob Swann reprts
- This was a normal Nile cruise on a Thomas
Cook boat called 'the African Queen' with the historic trips to
sites often used to add to the bird list. Extra trips were to
Crocodile Island  and west bank of the Nile at Aswan. Benefits
of this time of the year were temperature [24c - 28c] through
the day and the depth of the Nile which is low at this time of
the year effecting many of the wintering species.
Egypt, El Gouna
- This resort is situated 20Km north
of Hurghada. It has a golf course which attracts many birds
(pipits, larks, wheatears, hoopoes). There is also a tidal
creek which has many waders. The best place for waders is
behind the Abidos Marina, south of El Gouna. A good place
to look for the migration of raptors seems to be the "oasis",
a place with trees along the mountains.....Denis Torche
reports. (Photo: Rock Thrush)
Trip through the Middle East
(Egypt, Jordan, Syria, and Turkey)
- From 14 March to 28 April 2004, we visited
the Middle East on a combined culture and birdwatching holiday.
We had a great time and many nice observations throughout, and
mostly nice weather. From a birding point of view, certain species
are missing, that may be found on a pure birdwatching trip...Christoph
Cairo, Alexandria, Suez and
- The following is an account of birds encountered
in and around Cairo and on day trips to Alexandria, Suez and el
Faiyoum undertaken when the demands of work permitted in mid December
2003.....Jeremy Gaskel reports.
Lots more reports from Egypt all pre 2003