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Bird Areas in Jordan - Due to its location between Asia, the
Peninsula, Africa and the Mediterranean region, and owing to its complex
geology and great altitudinal range, Jordan contains a diversity of habitats
ranging from Mediterranean evergreen woodland to stony and rocky deserts.
in Jordan - this excellent website by Ian Andrews will give you
you need to know about Jordan birding, including information on key birding
Oasis - In the eastern desert close to the Iraqi
the Azraq Oasis was a traditional
caravan stopping point. The oasis is an important stopping point by air
as well as land. Each year flocks of birds visit Azraq during their annual
migration, making this a must-see for any bird enthusiast. More
information on the oasis.
in Jordan - from the Royal Society for the Conservation
Nature. Jordan is becoming more and more popular with bird watchers. Its
geographical location makes it possible to see birds from three continents:
Europe, Africa and Asia; and the country itself has a remarkable variety
of habitats, each with its own compliment of birds.
Wildlands of Jordan's Dana by Richard Porter.
Dana is about
a 2 hours drive south of
Amman (on the Desert Highway is best) close to the small towns of Qadisayya
and Buseirah. "As a naturalist, but particularly a birdwatcher, who has
travelled extensively in the Middle East, I cannot recollect an area like
the Dana Wildlands Reserve where in the course of about a 15 km stretch
one can find such a representative selection of truly Middle Eastern birds,
from mountain to desert species.
in Jordan - For the keen bird watcher there is a pleasing
of species present in Jordan. The habitats change from the open desert
and its inhospitable wadis to the pine and oak forests of the hills and
down into the sub-tropical Jordan Valley. In each place there are birds
that are adapted to their environment. As well as the resident species,
the Spring and Autumn brings large numbers of birds that migrate along
one of the major routes between Europe and Africa.
Reserves in Jordan - The Royal Society for the Conservation
Nature has been given a mandate by the Jordanian Government to set up a
network of protected areas. So far it has established six, covering
about 1000 square kilometers.
in Jordan - by Chris Bradley. Pictures by R.F.
Jordan is relatively small
in area yet the tremendous variety of terrain offers visitors a great deal
of nature and wildlife possibilities. Between the lowest point on the earth's
surface and the lofty heights of the eroded sandstone peaks above Wadi
Rum are climatic and geological differences suitable to a whole range of
flora and fauna. The larger species are mainly concentrated into the three
wildlife reserves of Azraq, Shaumari and Wadi Mujib.
Report: Syria & Jordan, May 8 - June 14, 1994 by Remco
From 8 May until 14 June 1994 a friend and I made a 5-week journey through
Syria and Jordan. Our main interest was to visit a number of historical
sites, supplemented by some interesting bird areas. My friend wasn't a
birdwatcher, but since I did all my birdwatching in sites that were scenically
beautiful, he didn't mind.
Report: Eilat (Israel) and Petra (Jordan), December 24-31, 1996
(& Jordan) Trip March/April 1999 - by Teus Luijendijk.
From 28 March to 4 April
1999, I made a short birding trip to Eilat (Israel), with a one day visit
to Wadi Rum (Jordan). The main purpose was birding. Eilat is probably the
best place to be if you wish to study Western Palearctic (WP) migrants.
The site offers good opportunities for watching raptor migration, for getting
close views of all kinds of species of (esp. Sylvia) warblers, for watching
large numbers of shorebirds, etc.
– Petra – Wadi Rum, Jordan Trip Report - November 5 - 14
1999 by Jimmy McDonnell.
The following is a birding summary of a ten day trip I took to Aqaba, Jordan
– the main focus of the trip was Scuba diving (but some birding was accomplished).
Report: Some bird sites in Egypt and Jordan, by Anssi Kullberg.
In this report I intend
to very shortly sum up some experiences in certain places in Egypt, Israel,
West Bank, and Jordan, concerning spots which are less frequently visited
by most birdwatchers. These observations are all from January 2002.
Factoids taken from Where
to watch birds in Asia - by Nigel Wheatley.