Magnificent UAE birdwatching tour 07.04-17 to 10.04.17
1200 Miles (2000 Km) covered in 4 days, 14 sites visited and 114 species seen. See attached species list. If you would like to organise your own small group bird watching tour with me in the UAE and/or Oman please do not hesitate to contact me, Egyptian Goose (Alopochen aegyptiaca) Common Shelduck (Tadorna tadorna) Mallard (Domestic type) (Anas platyrhynchos (Domestic type)) Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata) Northern Pintail (Anas acuta) Sand Partridge (Ammoperdix heyi
Close encounter with a Bonelli's Eagle !
Had a great experience with a pair of Bonelli's Eagles during my last UAE Bird Watching tour in February this year (2017). We basically surprised each other as we came through from under a tin roof, the birds had been hawking very low over the building unbeknown to us. As we appeared the two birds were flying directly at us, it took them a few seconds to realise we were there and immediately swerved off and away from us. It was a great "close encounter" having only ever