Rare birds

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Last updated on 05/09/2013

Eastern Greylag Goose Anser anser rubrirostri
Rare winter visitor.
HDC: 3 on 18/01/2001

Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea
Rare winter visitor. Rare passage migrant
HDC: 3 on 03/03/2005

Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus
Rare passage migrant. Rare winter visitor.
HDC: 12 on 26/02/1999

Black Stork Ciconia nigra
Rare passage migrant.

Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus
Rare disperser in all seasons. Has bred.
HDC: 100 breeding adults on 18/04/1922

Crested Honey Buzzard Pernis ptilorhynchus
Rare passage migrant. Recent records.

Black-winged Kite Elanus caeruleus
Rare disperser. Recent records.

Eurasian Griffon Vulture Gyps fulvus
Rare passage migrant.
HDC: 5 on several dates in November and December 2001.

Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus
Rare passage migrant.
HDC: 2 on 09/03/1990

Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus
Rare passage migrant. Rare winter visitor.
HDC: 2 on several dates.

Levant Sparrowhawk Accipiter brevipes
Rare passage migrant and winter visitor.
HDC: 5 on 29/09/2000

Northern Goshawk Accipiter gentilis
Rare passage migrant. Rare winter visitor.
HDC: 1 on many dates.

Lesser Spotted Eagle Aquila pomarina
Rare passage migrant.
HDC: 2 on 08/03/2000

Merlin Falco columbarius
Rare passage migrant. Rare winter visitor.
HDC: 15 on 05/02/1993

Lanner Falcon Falco biarmicus
Rare disperser in autumn, winter and spring.
HDC: one on several occasions.

Saker Falcon Falco cherrug
Rare passage migrant. Rare winter visitor.
HDC: one on many dates.

Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
Rare disperser in all seasons. Rare resident.
HDC: 2 on 29/10/1989

Macqueen's Bustard Chlamydotis macqueenii
Rare winter visitor. Has bred.
HDC: 30 on 06/03/1966

Pacific Golden Plover Pluvialis fulva
Rare passage migrant and winter visitor.
HDC: 3 on several dates.

Eurasian Dotterel Charadrius morinellus
Rare passage migrant and winter visitor.
HDC: 15 on 30/11/1962

Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola
Rare winter visitor.
HDC: 3 on several dates.

Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus
Rare passage migrant. Rare winter visitor.
HDC: 10 on 9/10/1992

Great Snipe Gallinago media
Rare passage migrant.
HDC: 1 on many dates.

Great Knot Calidris tenuirostris
Rare winter visitor.
HDC: 19 on 24/03/2004

Common Gull Larus canus
Rare winter visitor.
HDC: 4 on 25/03/2007

Pin-tailed Sandgrouse Pterocles alchata
Rare winter visitor and passage migrant. Rare summer visitor. Has bred.
HDC: 900 on 02/04/1968

Spotted Sandgrouse Pterocles senegallus
Rare winter visitor and passage migrant. Rare summer visitor. Has bred.
HDC: 'Hundreds' of breeding pairs from March to July 1994 to 2000.

Black-bellied Sandgrouse Pterocles orientalis
Rare winter visitor.
HDC: 21 on 30/11/1984

African Collared Dove Streptopelia risoria
Rare resident. Rare disperser in spring and autumn.
HDC: 9 on 06/02/2002

Great Spotted Cuckoo Clamator glandarius
Rare passage migrant.
HDC: 2 on several dates.

Pharaoh Eagle Owl Bubo ascalaphus
Rare resident. Breeds.
HDC: 7 on 10/03/1995

Alpine Swift Tachymarptis melba
Rare passage migrant. Rare winter visitor.
HDC: 8 on 31/08/1973

Little Swift Apus affinis
Rare disperser in autumn, winter and spring.
HDC: 2 on 16-18/03/2008

Dunn's Lark Eremalauda dunni
Rare resident. Breeds.
HDC: 15 on 30/03/2008

Mountain Chiffchaff Phylloscopus sindianus
Rare winter visitor.
HDC: 2 on several dates.

Wood Warbler Phylloscopus sibilatrix
Rare passage migrant.
HDC: 3 on several dates.

Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus
Rare passage migrant. Rare winter visitor.
HDC: 2 on 26/09/1986

Green Warbler Phylloscopus nitidus
Rare passage migrant.
HDC: 2 on 30/04/1997

Icterine Warbler Hippolais icterina
Rare passage migrant.
HDC: 5 on 05/05/1961

Common Grasshopper Warbler Locustella naevia
Rare passage migrant.
HDC: 3 on 10/04/1965

River Warbler Locustella fluviatilis
Rare passage migrant.
HDC: 5 on 12/05/1966

Black-throated Thrush Turdus atrogularis
Rare winter visitor.
HDC: 24 on 18/01/1985

Fieldfare Turdus pilaris
Rare winter visitor.
HDC: 8 on 21/11/1965

Redwing Turdus iliacus
Rare winter visitor.
HDC: 2 on 08/12/1995

Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus
Rare winter visitor.
HDC: 3 on many dates.

White-crowned Wheatear Oenanthe leucopyga
Rare winter visitor. Rare summer disperser. Recent records.

Dead Sea Sparrow Passer moabiticus
Rare passage migrant. Rare winter visitor. Recent records.

Olive-backed Pipit Anthus hodgsoni
Rare winter visitor.
HDC: 4 on many dates.

Buff-bellied Pipit Anthus (rubescens) japonicus
Rare winter visitor. Recent records.

Common Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs
Rare winter visitor.
HDC: 12 on 12/01/1990

Brambling Fringilla montifringilla
Rare winter visitor.
HDC: 15 on 02/12/1988

Eurasian Siskin Carduelis spinus
Rare winter visitor.
HDC: 100 on 29/11/1985

European Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis
Rare passage migrant and winter visitor.
HDC: 14 on 27/01/1995

Common Linnet Carduelis cannabina
Rare winter visitor.
HDC: 48 on 27/01/1995

Little Bunting Emberiza pusilla
Rare winter visitor.
HDC: 2 on 20/05/2004

Red-headed Bunting Emberiza bruniceps
Rare passage migrant and winter visitor.
HDC: 5 on 8/09/2000

Common Reed Bunting Emberiza schoeniclus
Rare winter visitor.
HDC: 3 on 18/11/2006