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In November 2018 Leif spent nine days in Oman studying birds.

Together with eight other amateur ornithologists I visited the Dhofar region in Oman.
We stayed in a hotel in Salalah and made every day excursions to various birding sites.
The group observed and recorded 171 different species. I myself observed 121 species.

On this home page you can see some of the birds I observed as well as general impressions from Oman.

Click on the pictures for seeing them in full size.


Hotel Samharam Tourist Village,
Frankincense tree
(Boswellia sacra)
Hotel Samharam Tourist Village,
The Archaeological Museum
of Salalah
Hotel Beach Resort, Salalah Beach view Mirbat seen from sea side A small house in the country
Collapsed road at Al Mughsayl The coast at Al Mughsayl Rock view, Al Mughsayl
The port of Mirbat Fishermen in the harbour ofMirbat Our tour boat Watching sea birds
Beach fishing Beach fishing Beach fisherman Fishing pick-up
View from Ayn Hamran Ornithologists in Ayn Hamran Camel driver with his herd The Tawi Atayr crater
Abdim's storks resting
for the night
Footprints in Wadi Satum Walking in Wadi Satum Desert Rose (Adenium obesum)
Camels (Camelus dromedarius) Old camel driver Ayn Tobruq Khawr Taqah
Black-crowned Tchagra
(Tchagra senegalus)
(Phoenicopterus ruber)
Black-tailed Godwit
(Limosa limosa)
Kentish Plover
(Charadrius alexandrinus)
Ruff (Philomachus pugnax) Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola) Little Stint (Calidris minutus) Blackstart (Cercomela melanura)
Tristam's Starling
(Onychognathus tristamii)
Cinnamon-breasted Bunting
(Emberiza tahapisi)
Singing Bush Lark
(Mirafra cantillans)
Abdim's Stork (Ciconia abdimii)
Small Pratincole (Glareola lactea) Steppe Eagle (Aquila nipalensis) Pheasant-tailed Jacana
(Hydrophasianus chirurgus)
Spur-winged Lapwing
(Vanellus spinosus)
Abdim's Stork (Ciconia abdimii) Grey Hypocolius
(Hypocolius ampelinus
White Stork (Ciconia ciconia) Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)
Bruce's Green Pigeon
(Treron waalia)
Shining Sunbird
(Nectarinia habessinicus)
Draught Beer (Stella artois) Persian Shearwater
(Puffinus persicus)
Spotted Thick-knee
(Burhinus capensis)
Red-necked Phalarope
(Phalaropus lobatus)
Socotra Cormorant
(Phalacrocorax nigrogularis)
Masked Booby (Sula dactylatra)
Saunder's Tern
(Sterna saundersi)
Sooty Gull
(Larus hemprichii)
Long-billed Pipit
(Anthus similis)
Laughing Dove
(Streptopelia senegalensis)
White-spectacled Bulbul
(Pycnonothus xanthopygus)
African Silverbill
(Lonchura cantans)
Heuglin's Gull (Larus heuglini),
Steppe Gull (Larus barabensis)
Sooty Gull(Larus hemprichii)
House Crow (Corvus splendens)
Spider Plain Tiger (Danaus chrysippus) "Exotic" hornet (Vespa sp.) Curious lizard


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Last updated 8. December 2018

Photos: © Leif Høxbroe 2018