- This was a combined birdwatching and sight-seeing trip, with the balance well in favour of birdwatching! We had been attracted to Jordan by the itineraries produced by Naturetrek, by the desire to see Petra and Wadi Rum, by the possibility of picking up quite a few “lifers”, by the expected pleasant climate in the Spring, and by the idea of birdwatching in an almost un-birdwatched location...Rosemary Royle reports.
- Don't miss out on a trip to Petra! Birdwise, we added Fan-tailed Raven, Mourning Wheatear, Sinai Rosefinch and Scrub Warbler to our list...Alison and Colin Parnell report.
- If you plan to go birding in Jordan, be prepared, because it seems to be a destination that is just at the dawn of ecotourism. Also, be prepared to be disappointed...a cautionary tale by David T. Bell
- This report covers birds seen during a one week holiday in Jordan in November 2009. The holiday was based at the Tala Bay Movenpick...Graeme Wright reports.
- For my second birding trip with my wife Dina to the Middle East, after the one to Oman in 2006, I chose Jordan, as this is a safe country, with generous and welcoming people, wonderful archaeological sites, and, of course, a lot of birds...Ernesto Occhiato reports.
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
Birding trip to Jordan
proved to be an excellent destination for Middle East birding.
The country is safe and beautiful, people are extraordinarily
helpful and roads are generally good and well signposted in English
as well as Arabic. Taking into account that in neighboring Israel
the situation was the worst in many years, I never had the slightest
problem....Ignacio Yúfera reports.
Red rocks, pink birds and
blue lizards: Jordan
- Combining some amazing geology, a 2000 year-old
ancient city and some very good birds, Petra can safely be labelled
as a top class site for birders with wider interests. We saw
good numbers of the lovely Sinai Rosefinch, and added White-crowned
Black Wheatear to our tally. One of these fluttering round a huge
knarled fig tree like a Pallas' Leaf Warbler was joined to my
delight by a Hooded Wheatear, which I had missed at Dana. We also
saw several Fan-tailed Ravens, which fitted perfectly with the
historical context, especially of the High Place of Sacrifice,
which in days gone by doubtless swam with the blood of slaughtered
animals....Mike Kilburn reports.