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101 زيارة إلى جزيرة توتي Tuti Island visit

Thursday, 17 May 2012 Tuti Island visit Things were quiet at Tuti last Friday when I visited again with Terry and Stephen. Bird of the day was a European Honey-Buzzard which was flying around at the northern end of the island. European Honey-Buzzard, Tuti…

102 زيارة برك مياه الصرف الصحري ببحري في أكتوبر October visit to Bahri Sewage Pools

Saturday, 18 October 2014 Marwa and I made a another visit to Bahri yesterday. There were a few migrants around, with several Glossy Ibises scattered among the resident Sacred Ibises. Wintering duck numbers were up significantly, with lots of Gargany and…

103 زيارة ثانية إلى جامعة أم درمان الإسلامية Second visit to Omdurman Islamic University

Sunday, 1 February 2015 Second visit to Omdurman Islamic University This was my first proper trip out since my winter break in Cambodia. Marwa and I decided to return to the small sewage site at Omdurman Islamic University that we discovered back in May,…

104 زيارة ثانية إلى جبل أولياء A second visit to Jebel Aulia

Sunday, 7 November 2010 A second visit to Jebel Aulia Last week I had the chance to spend a couple of nights camping at Jebel Aulia with students from my school. I had little chance for any real birding, but there were still plenty of good birds around. I…

105 زيارة ثانية لمستعمرة الحباك القرفي A second visit to the Cinnamon Weaver colony

Saturday, 6 October 2012 I returned to Wad Medani this weekend to take another look at the Cinnamon Weaver colony found two weeks ago. In the intervening weeks the Blue Nile must have been flowing extra fast, because the bank had collapsed beside the colony…

106 زيارة سريعة إلى توتي A quick visit to Tuti

الخميس 9 سبتمبر 2010 زيارة سريعة إلى توتي قمت بزيارة سريعة إلى توتي صباح أمس استغرقت بضع ساعات. ولاحظت أنه لا يزال هناك عدد من الطيور المهاجرة في…

107 زيارة عائلية قصيرة إلى توتي A brief family visit to Tuti

Sunday, 6 November 2011 A brief family visit to Tuti I made a brief visit to Tuti yesterday with my family and some friends. There was little opportunity for serious birding, but I was still able to see a few things. There were a few wheatears about, though…

108 زيارة قصيرة إلى غابة السنط A brief visit to the Sunt Forest

Friday, 10 February 2012 A brief visit to the Sunt Forest Last Friday (February 3rd) I made a brief visit to the Sunt Forest. I was most interested in visiting the forest to look for land birds. There were big numbers of Lesser Whitethroats and lots of Eastern…

109 زيارة لمنتجع البحر الأحمر A visit to the Red Sea Resort

Tuesday, 6 November 2012 Just after the Eid festival I drove up to Port Sudan with my family. We spent 4 nights at the Red Sea Resort, which lies about 30km north of Port Sudan www.sudanredsearesort.com/ . Apparently this place has been open for several years,…

110 زيارة مسائية إلى توتي برفقة يوسف وباتي An evening visit to Tuti with Yousif and Patti

Tuesday, 20 December 2011 An evening visit to Tuti with Yousif and Patti Today I made a brief evening visit to Tuti with Yousif (a birder visiting from Canada) and his fiancé Patti. The main aim of the trip was to show them where to go on Tuti Island and…

111 زيارتي الأولى في الخريف لجزيرة توتي My first Tuti Island visit of the autumn

Wednesday, 22 August 2012 My first Tuti Island visit of the autumn On Monday I made my first visit to Tuti Island since arriving back from my summer vacation. It was good to see that the Lesser and Greater Blue-eared Starlings were back, as they had not yet…

112 زيارتي الثانية إلى السبلوقة - الشلال السادس My second visit to Sabaluka - The Sixth Cataract

Thursday, 24 March 2011 My second visit to Sabaluka - The Sixth Cataract I made my second visit to Sabaluka last weekend, accompanied by Joop Vrielink a visiting birder from the Netherlands. After turning off the main road into the desert we quickly came…

113 سيراً على ضفة النيل الأزرق A walk along the Blue Nile

السبت 11 سبتمبر 2010 سيراً على ضفة النيل الأزرق من الرائع وجود هذه المدونة عن الطيور. في يومي 9 10 سبتمبر مشيت على طول الضفة الجنوبية للنيل الأزرق…

114 شمال كردفان - بواسطة حاكم عبدي North Kordofan - by Hakim Abdi

Thursday, 30 January 2014 There is very little information available about the birds of North Kordofan, so when I received a list of species seen by Hakim Abdi I was interested in posting his sightings. Hakim is a PhD student studying remote sensing of Net…

115 شواطئ النيل الأزرق Blue Nile beaches

Friday, 21 January 2011 Blue Nile beaches It has been a long time since my last blog entry because I have been traveling in Kenya and Zanzibar, where the birding and general wildlife were both fantastic. Today I went with my family for a picnic on the Blue…

116 صباح الخير لطيور الباربيت في توتي A good morning for Barbets on Tuti

Sunday, 2 September 2012 A good morning for Barbets on Tuti There are two species of barbet found as far north as Khartoum - Vieillot's and Yellow-breasted. The latter is relatively common, but I have seen very few on Tuti, while I have only ever seen one…

117 صفحة موسى عن طيور السودان على فيسبوكMusa's Sudanese birds on Facebook

الأربعاء 5 فبراير 2014 اختصاصي الطيور السوداني - الأميركي موسى مروح زار السودان مؤخرا لمتابعة بعض الطيور وللأسف لم تتح لنا الفرصة للعمل معاً لمتابعة…

118 صور حديثة من برك مياه الصرف الصحي بالخرطوم بواسطة محمد اسماعيل Some recent photos from Khartoum Sewage Pools, by Mohamed Ismael

Friday, 13 February 2015 Some recent photos from Khartoum Sewage Pools, by Mohamed Ismael Mohamed Ismael visited Khartoum Sewage Pools on Thursday and sent me these photos to post. Gargany, Khartoum Sewage Pools 12th February 2014 Common Moorhen, Khartoum…

119 صيد الطيور في سنار Netting in Sennar

Tuesday, 16 December 2014 This is a slightly late report of a trip to Sennar on 28th and 29th November. My main aim was to check on the Cinnamon Weaver population there and to try and catch some. The breeding season was clearly over and none of the males…

120 صيد الطيور في سنار Netting in Sennar

Thursday, 20 March 2014 I have been on my mid-semester break this week, so I decided to head down to Sennar for a couple of days of ringing. My main hope was to try and catch some Cinnamon Weavers in non-breeding plumage. First priority was to locate the…

121 صيد المزيد من الطيور في سنار More netting in Sennar

Monday, 4 November 2013 I was back in Sennar at the weekend to continue my study of Cinnamon Weavers at the colony there. I had limited luck with the weavers and most seemed to have left the nest and few were sticking around to be caught. However, there were…

122 صيد المزيد من الطيور لدى برك الصرف الصحي بسوبا More netting at Soba Sewage Pools

Friday, 25 October 2013 I returned to Soba Sewage Pools today to catch some more Northern Masked Weavers. Once again I had a lot of success, catching 21 weavers using only a single net. These were all new birds, with no re-traps from last week. This suggests…

123 طائر حباك هجين بمنطقة بحري Another hybrid weaver at Bahri

Saturday, 6 September 2014 For the last two weekends Marwa and I have been netting weavers at Bahri sewage pools. Yesterday we caught our second Cinnamon Weaver x Northern Masked Weaver hybrid. As with the previous one, the underparts had extensive cinnamon…

124 طائرالسُّبَد أو صقر الليل طويل الذيل يعشش Nesting Long-tailed Nightjar

Saturday, 22 September 2012 Nesting Long-tailed Nightjar I was recently sent this photo of a Long-tailed Nightjar sitting on a nest with two eggs. It was taken at the KICS riding stables on the Blue Nile, and sent to me by David Hancock, who is the head riding…

125 طيور الحباك الهجين تبني أعشاشها Hybrid weavers building nests

الجمعة 25 أبريل 2014 Friday, 25 April 2014 تمكنت أنا ومروة من العثور على بعض طيور الحباك الشمالي بمنطقة بحري اليوم كما شاهدنا زوجاً من طائر الحباك القرفي…

126 طيور الغرة المقنزعة بموقع معالجة مياه الصرف الصحي Red-knobbed Coots at Khartoum sewage treatment plant

Saturday, 30 November 2013 Red-knobbed Coots at Khartoum sewage treatment plant Today I made my first visit to the Khartoum sewage treatment plant which lies to the south of the city. I went there with Marwa, and on the way there she discussed how she felt…

127 طيور جزيرة توتي Birds on Tuti Island

الخميس 2 سبتمبر 2010 طيور جزيرة توتي 28 أغسطس 2010 في 28 أغسطس قمت أنا توم جينير Tom Jenner وملاليو بزيارتنا الأولى إلى جزيرة توتي، المعروفة بكونها منطقة…

128 طيور خطاف البحر صغيرة في توتي Probable Little Terns at Tuti

Friday, 30 March 2012 Probable Little Terns at Tuti It was surprisingly quiet today at Tuti when I visited with Stephen. I was expecting a lot of migrant land birds, but there were virtually none. There were still quite a few terns moving up the White Nile,…

129 طيور فصل الشتاء في فنتي Wintering birds at Fenti

Tuesday, 1 February 2011 Wintering birds at Fenti Having seen many migrants on my previous two trips to Fenti, I was interested in finding out what hangs around for the winter. There were fewer birds present and many species had clearly just been passing…

130 طيور ودمدني أواخر الخمسينات والستينات وما قبلها - بواسطة بيتر دار Wad Medani Birds in the late 50s and early 60s - by Peter Dare

Tuesday, 2 October 2012 Wad Medani Birds in the late 50s and early 60s - by Peter Dare I have recently had the good fortune to be contacted by Peter Dare, who worked as an ornithologist at the Gezira Research Station at Wad Medani between 1958 and 1962. He…

131 عدد قليل من الطيور المهاجرة إلى توتي Only a few migrants at Tuti

Friday, 4 March 2011 Only a few migrants at Tuti After my success with Mark last weekend I had hoped there would be more migrants moving through Tuti, but it was still relatively quiet. Passerines included quite a few Lesser whitethroats, a Common Whitethroat…

132 عدد قليل من الطيور المهاجرة ما يزال في توتي Few migrants yet at Tuti

Thursday, 13 September 2012 Few migrants yet at Tuti Last Friday I made a brief visit to Tuti Island with Terry and Julie. As it is September I was expecting a lot more activity from migrants, but things were still pretty quiet. There were probably three…

133 عرض خاص A private show

Sunday, 3 October 2010 I made a short trip to Tuti on my own this weekend and the highlight was a fabulous display by a male Pin-tailed Whydah to his would-be mate. Despite her seeming indifference, the female was clearly interested and kept flying back to…

134 عناوين بعض مواقع مراقبة الطيور حول الخرطوم Locations of some birding sites around Khartoum

Wednesday, 18 December 2013 Locations of some birding sites around Khartoum Recently, I said I would make up some maps for a birder, Jan from South Africa, who is visiting Khartoum while I am away in the UK for a couple of weeks. I then thought it would be…

135 عودة لزيارة أركويت A return visit to Erkowit

Wednesday, 7 November 2012 On our way back from Port Sudan we stopped off for one night in Erkowit (or Arkowit) in the Red Sea Hills. When I visited 16 months ago with my brother we had to stay in an old and very basic hotel with no food and unwashed sheets.…

136 غابة السنط The Sunt Forest

Saturday, 29 October 2011 The Sunt Forest I visited the Sunt forest again yesterday with Terry Barry and Stephen Blight. The water levels still restricted our movements a bit, but we could tell that it will soon be easy to walk around the forest edge without…

137 غابة السنط مرة أخرى The Sunt Forest Again

Friday, 2 December 2011 زرت غابة السنط مرة أخرى اليوم مع ستيفن وتيري وكانت هناك بعض مشاهد جديدة مثيرة للاهتمام. ومن المفاجآت السارة أننا رأينا سرباً مكوناً…

138 في جزيرة توتي مع ستيفن وتيري وسيمون Tuti Island with Stephen, Terry and Simon

Friday, 4 May 2012 Tuti Island with Stephen, Terry and Simon I visited Tuti Island this morning with Stephen, Terry and Simon. It was fairly quiet, with few migrants other than some groups flying over, some of which had passed over our heads before we had…

139 كتب ومؤلفات عن الطيور في السودانBird books to use in Sudan

Bird books to use in Sudan In recent years there have been a number of good quality field guides produced (mainly by Helm) that cover most of Africa. Unfortunately, most of these guides miss out Sudan and only include countries to the north, east, west and…

140 كوبري الدباسين بواسطة جولي ديويلد Al Dabbaseen Bridge - By Julie Dewilde

Thursday, 17 May 2012 Al Dabbaseen Bridge - By Julie Dewilde Friday, 11th of May Location : 15°30’53 N, 32°27’50 E ; near the Al Dabbaseen bridge still under construction I went to the Al Dabbaseen bridge, with Laurent. It was a very interesting place,…

141 كيف حال طيور الزرزور اللامعة في الخرطوم؟ What is the status of glossy starlings in Khartoum?

Saturday, 22 January 2011 What is the status of glossy starlings in Khartoum? During the autumn I saw the Lesser Blue-eared Starlings reduce in number, with a single bird on October 22nd and no birds after that. This was expected, because Nikolaus describes…

142 لوحة جيدة لسنونو البحر الأحمر Good painting of Red Sea swallow on photo bucket

Saturday, 22 March 2014 Good painting of Red Sea swallow on photo bucket I was just searching on Google for 'Red Sea Swallow' and I came across this good painting of one on photo bucket. I thought I would add the link here as others might be interested in…

143 مالك الحزين يمر بجزيرة توتي Heron passage at Tuti

Monday, 18 October 2010 The most visible migration at Tuti this weekend was several groups of herons heading south. Most numerous were Grey Herons in small groups, with larger groups of 20 to 30 individuals. One small group included a Purple Heron. A group…

144 متابعة الطيور في أم شقيرة Ringing on Um Shugeira – Chris & Esmat

Sunday, 26 February 2012 Ringing on Um Shugeira – Chris & Esmat Between the 5th and 9th of January the two of us (Chris and Esmat) made a waterbird ringing expedition to um Shugeira Island in the Blue Nile in Khartoum. We were accompanied by 3 researchers…

145 متابعة الطيور في توتي Ringing on Tuti

Friday, 31 May 2013 For a while now I have been wanting to start a project to study Cinnamon Weavers. A few months ago I received some rings (bands) and I hope to start in earnest when the Cinnamon weavers are back in breeding plumage at my one known nest…

146 محاضرة يوم الثلاثاء بواسطة أحد رواحد علم الطيور السودانيين Talk on Tuesday 10th by leading Sudanese ornithologist

Wednesday, 4 December 2013 Talk on Tuesday 10th by leading Sudanese ornithologist I teach at Khartoum International Community School (KICS) and the school regularly invites outside speakers to talk to the students and wider community. Next week we are excited…

147 مدونة جديدة عن مراقبة طيور السودان والدول المجاورة New blog with posts on birding in Sudan and neighbouring countries

Monday, 23 March 2015 New blog with posts on birding in Sudan and neighbouring countries I was recently contacted by Ben, a birder from Belgium. He is working in several countries in the region, including Sudan, and he recently made his first visit here.…

148 مراقبة الطيور بالقرب من جسر الدباسين - بواسطة جولي ديويلد Birdwatching near Al Dabaseen Bridge - By Julie Dewilde

Monday, 17 December 2012 On the 30 th of November, I went back to the al Dabbaseen bridge, a place I found very interesting when I visited it in may. I went there in the late afternoon. The Nile was a bit higher than last time : the herbaceous islands where…

149 مراقبة الطيور حول برك الصرف الصحي بحري Birding around Bahri Sewage Pools

Friday, 31 January 2014 I visited Bahri Sewage Pools again today with Marwa. We originally planned to do some mist-netting, but in the end we spent our time checking the many large pools and thick surrounding reedbeds. Last time at this site we had seen some…

150 مراقبة وصيد الطيور في سنار Sennar Birding and Netting

Thursday, 17 October 2013 Sennar Birding and Netting I have just returned from 4 nights in Sennar, which lies on the Blue Nile about 250km South of Khartoum. My main interest was a study I am conducting there on Cinnamon Weavers, but in this posting I will…