BirdingPortalMvc.Models.MultiLanguageText
Name Latin name Status & distribution
Chukar Alectoris chukar Common resident
Sand Partridge Ammoperdix heyi Common resident in S
Black Francolin Francolinus francolinus Locally common resident in N Valleys
Common Quail Coturnix coturnix Common migrant, uncommon in winter. Localised summer visitor to N Valleys
Red Junglefowl Gallus gallus Red Junglefowl
Red Junglefowl (Domestic type) Gallus gallus (Domestic type)
Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo Wild Turkey
Wild Turkey (Domestic type) Meleagris gallopavo (Domestic type)
Indian Peafowl Pavo cristatus
Indian Peafowl (Domestic type) Pavo cristatus (Domestic type)
BirdingPortalMvc.Models.MultiLanguageText
Name Latin name Status & distribution
Red-throated Loon Gavia stellata Vagrant
Arctic Loon Gavia arctica Very rare winter visitor to Med. Coast and Gulf of Aqaba
BirdingPortalMvc.Models.MultiLanguageText
Name Latin name Status & distribution
Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis Common resident and winter visitor
Little Grebe (Little) Tachybaptus ruficollis [ruficollis Group]
Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena Vagrant
Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus Locally common winter visitor, mainly Kineret
Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus Vagrant
Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis Locally common passage and winter visitor, Mainly N and C
BirdingPortalMvc.Models.MultiLanguageText
Name Latin name Status & distribution
Shy Albatross Thalassarche cauta Vagrant
White-capped Albatross (cauta) Thalassarche cauta cauta
Fea's Petrel Pterodroma feae Vagrant
Fea's Petrel (Fea's) Pterodroma feae feae
Soft-plumaged Petrel Pterodroma mollis Vagrant
Atlantic Petrel Pterodroma incerta Vagrant
Cory's Shearwater Calonectris diomedea Uncommon visitor year round to Med. Coast (diomedea) and Gulf of Aqaba (borealis)
Cory's Shearwater (Scopoli's) Calonectris diomedea diomedea
Cory's Shearwater (borealis) Calonectris diomedea borealis
Streaked Shearwater Calonectris leucomelas Vagrant
Flesh-footed Shearwater Puffinus carneipes Vagrant
Great Shearwater Puffinus gravis Vagrant
Sooty Shearwater Puffinus griseus Uncommon summer visitor (Apr - Aug) to gulf of Aqaba, rare off Med. Coast
Yelkouan Shearwater Puffinus yelkouan fairly common visitor (Aug - Apr) to Med. Coast, vagrant to Gulf of Aqaba
Manx Shearwater Puffinus puffinus Vagrant
Balearic Shearwater Puffinus mauretanicus Vagrant
Audubon's Shearwater Puffinus bailloni Vagrant
Tropical Shearwater (Mascarene) Puffinus bailloni bailloni Tropical Shearwater (Mascarene)
Barolo Shearwater Puffinus baroli Vagrant
Persian Shearwater Puffinus persicus Vagrant
Wilson's Storm-petrel Oceanites oceanicus Vagrant
Wilson's Storm-Petrel (Wilson's) Oceanites oceanicus oceanicus/exasperatus
European Storm-petrel Hydrobates pelagicus Vagrant
European Storm-Petrel (Mediterranean) Hydrobates pelagicus melitensis
Madeiran Storm-petrel Oceanodroma castro Vagrant
Band-rumped Storm-Petrel (Madeiran) Oceanodroma castro castro
Band-rumped Storm-Petrel (Grant's) Oceanodroma castro [undescribed form]
Swinhoe's Storm-petrel Oceanodroma monorhis Vagrant
Leach's Storm-petrel Oceanodroma leucorhoa Very rare winter visitor to Med. Coast
Leach's Storm-Petrel (Leach's) Oceanodroma leucorhoa leucorhoa
BirdingPortalMvc.Models.MultiLanguageText
Name Latin name Status & distribution
Lesser Whistling-duck Dendrocygna javanica Vagrant
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons Rare in winter, mainly in the N
Greater White-fronted Goose (Eurasian) Anser albifrons albifrons
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus Vagrant
Bean Goose Anser fabalis Vagrant
Taiga Bean-Goose Anser fabalis
Tundra Bean-Goose Anser serrirostris
Greylag Goose Anser anser Very rare in winter, mainly in the N
Graylag Goose (European) Anser anser anser
Graylag Goose (Siberian) Anser anser rubrirostris
Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis Vagrant
Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis Vagrant
Graylag Goose (Domestic type) Anser anser (Domestic type)
Domestic goose sp. (Domestic type) Anser sp. (Domestic type)
Muscovy Duck Cairina moschata
Muscovy Duck (Domestic type) Cairina moschata (Domestic type)
Mute Swan Cygnus olor Very rare in winter
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus Vagrant
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus Vagrant
Tundra Swan (Bewick's) Cygnus columbianus bewickii
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea Rare in winter
Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna Locally common winter visitor
Egyptian Goose Alopechon aegyptius Introduced, local resident, mainly in C and N Negev
Cape Teal Anas capensis Vagrant
Gadwall Anas strepera Scarce in winter
Gadwall (Common) Anas strepera strepera
Eurasian Wigeon Anas penelope Locally common in winter and on migration
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos Common resident throughout the country, very common in winter and migration
Mallard (Domestic type) Anas platyrhynchos (Domestic type)
Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata Very common in winter and on migration
Red-billed Duck Anas erythrorhyncha Vagrant
Northern Pintail Anas acuta Common in winter and on migration
Garganey Spatula querquedula Common on migration, very rare breeder in N
Green-winged Teal Anas crecca Green-winged Teal
dabbling duck sp. Anas sp.
Green-winged Teal (Eurasian) Anas crecca crecca/nimia Very common in winter and on migration
Marbled Teal Marmaronetta angustirostris Rare breeder in Hula and Jizreel Valleys, in winter seen mainly in Jizre'el Valley
Mandarin Duck Aix galericulata
Red-crested Pochard Netta rufina Rare in winter
Southern Pochard Netta erythrophthalma Vagrant
Common Pochard Aythya ferina Common in winter and on migration
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca Very rare breeder mainly in Judean Plains, uncommon in winter
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula Common in winter and on migration
Greater Scaup Aythya marila Vagrant
Common Eider Somateria mollissima Vagrant
Common Eider (Eurasian) Somateria mollissima mollissima
Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca Vagrant
Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis Vagrant
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula Very rare in winter
Smew Mergellus albellus Very rare in winter
Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator Very rare in winter
Common Merganser Mergus merganser Vagrant
Common Merganser (Eurasian) Mergus merganser merganser/orientalis
White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala Locally common in winter (Oct - Mar), mainly in Jizre'el Valley and Judean Plains
BirdingPortalMvc.Models.MultiLanguageText
Name Latin name Status & distribution
Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus Locally common in winter and on migration, rare in summer
Lesser Flamingo Phoenicopterus minor Vagrant
BirdingPortalMvc.Models.MultiLanguageText
Name Latin name Status & distribution
Yellow-billed Stork Mycteria ibis Very rare visitor, mainly in summer
Black Stork Ciconia nigra Common on migration (Mar - Apr, Sep - Oct), locally common in winter in N
White Stork Ciconia ciconia Large numbers on migration (Mar - May, Aug - Oct), common in winter in N, small population breeding in N
Marabou Stork Leptoptilos crumeniferus Vagrant
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus Common resident in N and C, common on migration throughout the country
Northern Bald Ibis Geronticus eremita Vagrant
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia Locally common in winter and on migration
Great Bittern Botaurus stellaris Uncommon winter visitor
Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus Resident in reedbeds in N and C, uncommon on migration throughout the country
Little Bittern (Little) Ixobrychus minutus minutus
Gray Heron (Gray) Ardea cinerea cinerea/jouyi
Black-crowned Night-heron Nycticorax nycticorax Very common resident in N and C, common on migration throughout the country
Black-crowned Night-Heron (Eurasian) Nycticorax nycticorax nycticorax
Striated Heron Butorides striata Uncommon resident in Gulf of Aqaba, spreading N along Med Coast
Striated Heron (Old World) Butorides striata [atricapilla Group]
Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides Locally common summer visitor in reedbeds in N and C, common on migration throughout the country, uncommon in winter
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis Very common resident in N, C and N Negev, common on migration elsewhere
Cattle Egret (Western) Bubulcus ibis ibis
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea Very common on migration and in winter throughout the country, rare in summer
Goliath Heron Ardea goliath Vagrant
Black-headed Heron Ardea melanocephala Vagrant
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea Locally scarce resident in reedbeds in N, uncommon on migration throughout the country
Purple Heron (Purple) Ardea purpurea [purpurea Group]
Great Egret Ardea alba Common on migration and in winter, mainly in N and C
Great Egret (Eurasian) Ardea alba alba Great Egret (Eurasian)
Great Egret (Australasian) Ardea alba modesta Great Egret (Australasian)
Black Heron Egretta ardesiaca Vagrant
Little Egret Egretta garzetta Very common resident in N and C, common on migration and in winter throughout the country
Little Egret (Western) Egretta garzetta garzetta
Western Reef-Heron Egretta gularis Uncommon visitor all year in Gulf of Aqaba
Western Reef-Heron (Eastern) Egretta gularis schistacea Western Reef-Heron (Eastern)
Little Egret/Western Reef-Heron Egretta garzetta/gularis
Intermediate Egret Ardea intermedia Vagrant
Intermediate Egret (Intermediate) Ardea intermedia intermedia
BirdingPortalMvc.Models.MultiLanguageText
Name Latin name Status & distribution
African Darter Anhinga rufa Vagrant
Red-billed Tropicbird Phaethon aethereus Very rare visitor (Mar - Sep) to Gulf of Aqaba
Lesser Frigatebird Fregata ariel Vagrant
Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus Large numbers on migration through N and W (Apr, Oct - Dec), uncommon in winter mainly in N, rare in summer
Pink-backed Pelican Pelecanus rufescens Vagrant
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus Vagrant
Northern Gannet Morus bassanus Uncommon winter visitor (Nov - Mar) to Med. Coast
Brown Booby Sula leucogaster Rare visitor to Gulf of Aqaba
Brown Booby (Forster's) Sula leucogaster plotus
Masked Booby Sula dactylatra Vagrant
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmeus Common resident in N Valleys and N Med Coast
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo Very common winter visitor
Great Cormorant (Eurasian) Phalacrocorax carbo sinensis/hanedae
Great Cormorant (White-breasted) Phalacrocorax carbo lucidus
European Shag Phalacrocorax aristotelis Vagrant
European Shag (Mediterranean) Phalacrocorax aristotelis desmarestii
BirdingPortalMvc.Models.MultiLanguageText
Name Latin name Status & distribution
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni Locally common summer visitor (Feb - Jun) in N and C. Seen on migration throughout the country
Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus Very common resident.
Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus Common in autumn (Sep - Oct) and uncommon in spring (Apr - May), mainly in N and C
Eleonora's Falcon Falco eleonorae Rare migrant (Sep - Oct, Apr - May)
Sooty Falcon Falco concolor Uncommon summer visitor (May - Oct) in S, rare vagrant elsewhere
Merlin Falco columbarius Uncommon winter visitor, mainly in Hula Valley, Judean Plains and NW Negev
Eurasian Hobby Falco subbuteo Common summer visitor and migrant (Apr - Oct) mainly to N and C
Lanner Falcon Falco biarmicus Very rare and endangered resident in Judean Negev and Negev, rare visitor elsewhere
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug Very rare and local winter visitor, mainly to NW Negev
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus Uncommon migrant and winter visitor, very rare summer visitor and breeder
Peregrine Falcon (Barbary) Falco peregrinus pelegrinoides Uncommon resident in S, rare visitor elsewhere
large falcon sp. Falco sp. (large falcon sp.)
Osprey Pandion haliaetus Locally common on migration and in winter, mainly in N and Eilat
Osprey (haliaetus) Pandion haliaetus haliaetus
European Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus Large numbers on migration (Aug - Sep in N & C, Apr - May in S)
Black-winged Kite (African) Elanus caeruleus caeruleus Black-winged Kite (African)
Oriental Honey-buzzard Pernis ptilorhynchus Want to See CHB? come to Eilat!
Oriental Honey-buzzard (Northern) Pernis ptilorhynchus orientalis
Black-winged Kite Elanus caeruleus Black-winged Kite
Black-winged Kite (Asian) Elanus caeruleus [vociferus Group] Rare and local resident, recent colonisation
Red Kite Milvus milvus Vagrant
Red Kite (Red) Milvus milvus milvus
Black Kite Milvus migrans Very common in winter mainly in N, C and N Negev, and on migration
Black Kite (Black) Milvus migrans [migrans Group]
Black Kite (Black-eared) Milvus migrans lineatus/formosanus
Black Kite (Yellow-billed) Milvus migrans aegyptius/parasitus Black Kite (Yellow-billed)
White-tailed Eagle Haliaeetus albicilla Rare winter visitor mainly to N, reintroduced resident in Hula Valley
Lammergeier Gypaetus barbatus Extinct as breeder, vagrant
Lammergeier (Eurasian) Gypaetus barbatus barbatus
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus Uncommon and threatened summer visitor, Golan, Judean Desert and Negev. Common on migration
Eurasian Griffon Gyps fulvus Uncommon and threatened resident, Golan, Galilee, Judean Desert & Negev
Rueppell's Vulture Gyps rueppellii Vagrant
Lappet-faced Vulture Torgos tracheliotus Extinct as breeder, vagrant
Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus Rare in winter (Nov - mar), mainly Golan and Negev
Short-toed Snake-eagle Circaetus gallicus Common summer visitor (Mar - Aug) to N and C. Common on migration
Bateleur Terathopius ecaudatus Vagrant
Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus Common on migration and in winter, uncommon summer non-breeding visitor in N
Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus Very rare on migration, common winter visitor
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus Uncommon on migration and in winter (Oct - Apr)
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus Uncommon on migration
Dark Chanting-goshawk Melierax metabates Vagrant
Shikra Accipiter badius Vagrant
Shikra (Asian) Accipiter badius [badius Group]
Levant Sparrowhawk Accipiter brevipes Large numbers on migration (Sep in N & C, Apr in S)
Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus Uncommon resident in N & C, common migrant and winter visitor throughout the country
Northern Goshawk Accipiter gentilis Rare in winter (Nov - mar)
Northern Goshawk (Eurasian) Accipiter gentilis [gentilis Group]
Common Buzzard Buteo buteo Common winter visitor
Common Buzzard (Western) Buteo buteo buteo Common Buzzard (Western)
Common Buzzard (Steppe) Buteo buteo vulpinus Large numbers mainly on spring migration (Mar - May)
Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus Uncommon resident, mainly in N and C. Common migrant and winter visitor
Long-legged Buzzard (Northern) Buteo rufinus rufinus
Long-legged Buzzard (Atlas) Buteo rufinus cirtensis
Rough-legged Buzzard Buteo lagopus Vagrant
hawk sp. Accipitridae sp. (hawk sp.)
Lesser Spotted Eagle Clanga pomarina Large numbers on migration (Apr, Oct), mainly in N and C. Rare in winter
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga Uncommon winter visitor (Nov - Mar), mainly in N. Rare on migration
Tawny Eagle Aquila rapax Vagrant
Steppe Eagle Aquila nipalensis Common on migration (Oct - Nov, Feb - Mar), mainly in S. Rare in winter
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca Uncommon winter visitor (Nov - Mar), mainly in N. Rare on migration
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos Very rare resident in S, rare visitor elsewhere
Verreaux's Eagle Aquila verreauxii Very rare visitor mainly to the S
Bonelli's Eagle Hieraaetus fasciatus Very rare resident, uncommon outside breeding season
Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus Common on migration, uncommon winter visitor
eagle sp. Accipitridae sp. (eagle sp.)
BirdingPortalMvc.Models.MultiLanguageText
Name Latin name Status & distribution
Great Bustard Otis tarda Vagrant
MacQueen's Bustard Chlamydotis macqueeni Rare, localised and threatened resident in S
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax Very rare winter visitor, mainly in N
Water Rail Rallus aquaticus Common Migrant and winter visitor (Sep - Apr), very rare summer visitor
Corncrake Crex crex Uncommon migrant
Little Crake Zapornia parva Locally common migrant (Aug - Nov, Mar - May)
Baillon's Crake Zapornia pusilla Uncommon migrant
Baillon's Crake (Western) Zapornia pusilla intermedia
Little/Baillon's Crake Zapornia parva/pusilla
Little/Baillon's/Spotted Crake Zapornia parva/pusilla/Porzana porzana
Spotted Crake Porzana porzana Locally common migrant (Aug - Nov, Mar - May)
Zapornia sp. Zapornia sp.
Purple Swamphen Porphyrio madagascariensis Very rare visitor mainly to Rift Valley and Med. Coast, resident at Yeroham Lake
Gray-headed Swamphen Porphyrio poliocephalus
swamphen sp. Porphyrio sp. (swamphen sp.)
Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus Very common resident and winter visitor
Eurasian Coot Fulica atra Very common migrant and winter visitor (Oct - Mar), locally common breeder mainly in N and C
Demoiselle Crane Anthropoides virgo Very rare migrant (Sep & Mar - May) and winter visitor
Common Crane Grus grus Large numbers on migration and in winter (Oct - Mar), mainly in Hula Valley
BirdingPortalMvc.Models.MultiLanguageText
Name Latin name Status & distribution
Eurasian Thick-knee Burhinus oedicnemus Common resident
Senegal Thick-knee Burhinus senegalensis Senegal Thick-knee
Burhinus sp. Burhinus sp.
Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus Uncommon migrant, mainly along Med. coast
Eurasian Oystercatcher (Western) Haematopus ostralegus ostralegus/longipes
Crab Plover Dromas ardeola Vagrant
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus Very common resident and winter visitor
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta Locally common migrant and winter visitor
Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus Very common migrant and winter visitor (Sep - Mar), mainly in N and C
Spur-winged Lapwing Vanellus spinosus Very common resident
Black-headed Lapwing Vanellus tectus Vagrant
Red-wattled Lapwing Vanellus indicus Vagrant
Sociable Lapwing Vanellus gregarius Very rare and localised migrant and winter visitor, mainly to NW Negev
White-tailed Lapwing Vanellus leucurus Rare migrant (Mar - May, Sep - Oct), mainly to Eilat and S Arava
Eurasian Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria Common migrant and winter visitor (Sep - Apr), mainly to N and C
Pacific Golden Plover Pluvialis fulva Very rare migrant
Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola Locally common migrant and winter visitor (Aug - May)
American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica Vagrant
Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula Very common migrant and winter visitor
Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius Common migrant and winter visitor, very rare breeder
Little Ringed Plover (curonicus) Charadrius dubius curonicus
Kittlitz's Plover Charadrius pecuarius Vagrant
Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus Common migrant and winter visitor, rare breeder
Kentish Plover (Kentish) Charadrius alexandrinus alexandrinus
Lesser Sand Plover Charadrius mongolus Vagrant
Lesser Sand-Plover (Tibetan) Charadrius mongolus [atrifrons Group]
Lesser Sand-Plover (Mongolian) Charadrius mongolus mongolus/stegmanni
Greater Sand Plover Charadrius leschenaultii Locally common migrant and winter visitor to Med. coast and Eilat
Caspian Plover Charadrius asiaticus Rare migrant (Mar - May) mainly to Eilat and S Arava
Eurasian Dotterel Charadrius morinellus Rare migrant and winter visitor (Oct - Mar), mainly to N Valleys and NW Negev
Plover sp. Charadrius sp. Plover sp.
Greater Painted-snipe Rostratula benghalensis Very rare and sporadic visitor
Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola Uncommon winter visitor (Nov - Mar) mainly to N and C
Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus Uncommon winter visitor (Nov - Mar) mainly to N and C
Pintail Snipe Gallinago stenura Vagrant
Great Snipe Gallinago media Very rare migrant
Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago Common migrant and winter visitor
Long-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus scolopaceus Vagrant
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa Common migrant and winter visitor
Black-tailed Godwit (limosa) Limosa limosa limosa
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica Uncommon migrant
Bar-tailed Godwit (European) Limosa lapponica lapponica
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus Uncommon migrant and winter visitor
Whimbrel (European) Numenius phaeopus phaeopus Whimbrel (European)
Whimbrel (Hudsonian) Numenius phaepos hudsonicus Vagrant
Whimbrel (Steppe) Numenius phaeopus alboaxillaris
Slender-billed Curlew Numenius tenuirostris Vagrant
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata Uncommon migrant and winter visitor
Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus Common migrant and winter visitor
Common Redshank Tringa totanus Very common migrant and winter visitor
Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis Common migrant and winter visitor
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia Common migrant and winter visitor
Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes Vagrant
Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus Common migrant and winter visitor
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola Common migrant and winter visitor
Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus Rare migrant (Aug - Oct, Apr - May)
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos Very common migrant and winter visitor
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres Common migrant and winter visitor
Great Knot Calidris tenuirostris Vagrant
Red Knot Calidris canutus Rare migrant, mainly Aug - Oct on Med. coast
Sanderling Calidris alba Locally common migrant and winter visitor
Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla Vagrant
Little Stint Calidris minuta Very common migrant and winter visitor
Red-necked Stint Calidris ruficollis Vagrant
Temminck's Stint Calidris temminckii Common migrant and winter visitor
Long-toed Stint Calidris subminuta Vagrant
Baird's Sandpiper Calidris bairdii Vagrant
White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicolis Vagrant
peep sp. Calidris sp. (peep sp.)
Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos Very rare migrant
Buff-breasted sandpiper Calidris subruficollis Buff-breasted sandpiper
Dunlin Calidris alpina Common migrant and winter visitor
Dunlin (schinzii) Calidris alpina schinzii
Dunlin (alpina) Calidris alpina alpina
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea Uncommon migrant and winter visitor
Broad-billed Sandpiper Calidris falcinellus Uncommon migrant
Ruff Philomachus pugnax Very common migrant and winter visitor
Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus Uncommon migrant
Red Phalarope Phalaropus fulicarius Very rare migrant and winter visitor
Cream-colored Courser Cursorius cursor Uncommon and local resident in S, rare migrant in N and C
Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola Common migrant, rare summer visitor in N Valleys
Oriental Pratincole Glareola maldivarum Vagrant
Black-winged Pratincole Glareola nordmanni Uncommon migrant
Collared/Black-winged Pratincole Glareola pratincola/nordmanni
shorebird sp. Charadriiformes sp.
White-eyed Gull Larus leucophthalmus Common non-breeding visitor year round to gulf of Aqaba
Sooty Gull Larus hemprichii Vagrant
Mew Gull Larus canus Uncommon migrant and winter visitor
Mew Gull (European) Larus canus canus
Mew Gull (Russian) Larus canus heinei
Audouin's Gull Larus audouinii Very rare migrant and winter visitor, mainly to Med. coast and Gulf of Aqaba
Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus Vagrant
Glaucous Gull Larus hyperboreus Vagrant
Herring Gull Lars argentatus Herring Gull
Herring Gull (European) Larus argentatus argentatus/argenteus Vagrant
Armenian Gull Larus armenicus Very common migrant and winter visitor
Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis Small breeding population on islands of N Med. Coast and in Tel Aviv, uncommon migrant and winter visitor elsewhere
Yellow-legged Gull (michahellis) Larus michahellis michahellis Yellow-legged Gull (michahellis)
Caspian gull Larus cachinnans Common migrant and winter visitor mainly to Med. coast and Gulf of Aqaba
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Steppe) Larus fuscus barabensis Lesser Black-backed Gull (Steppe)
Yellow-legged/Caspian/Armenian Gull Larus michahellis/cachinnans/armenicus
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus
Baltic Gull Larus fuscus fuscus Common migrant and winter visitor mainly to Med. coast and Gulf of Aqaba
Lesser Black-backed Gull (intermedius) Larus fuscus intermedius Lesser Black-backed Gull (intermedius)
British Western Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus graellsii British / Western Lesser Black-backed Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Heuglin's) Larus fuscus heuglini Lesser Black-backed Gull (Heuglin's)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (taimyrensis) Larus fuscus taimyrensis Lesser Black-backed Gull (taimyrensis)
Pallas's Gull Larus ichthyaetus Common migrant and winter visitor (Nov - Apr) mainly to Med. coast and Gulf of Aqaba
Brown-headed Gull Larus brunnicephalus Vagrant
Grey-headed Gull Larus cirrocephalus Vagrant
Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus Very common migrant and winter visitor
Slender-billed Gull Larus genei Common migrant, summer and winter visitor mainly to Med. coast and Gulf of Aqaba
Franklin's Gull Larus pipixican Vagrant
Mediterranean Gull Ichthyaetus melanocephalus Uncommon migrant and winter visitor mainly to Med. coast and Gulf of Aqaba
Little Gull Larus minutus @
Sabine's Gull Xema sabini Vagrant
Black-legged Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla Rare migrant and winter visitor to Med. coast and Gulf of Aqaba
Black-legged Kittiwake (tridactyla) Rissa tridactyla tridactyla
gull sp. Larinae sp.
Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica Scarce migrant mainly to Med. coast and Gulf of Aqaba
Gull-billed Tern (Gull-billed) Gelochelidon nilotica [nilotica Group] Gull-billed Tern (Gull-billed)
Caspian Tern Sterna caspia Common visitor year round to Eilat, rare visitor to Med. Coast
Lesser Crested Tern Thalasseus bengalensis Rare summer visitor (May - Sep) to Gulf of Aqaba, very rare visitor to Med. Coast
Great Crested Tern Sterna bergii Very rare migrant and summer visitor (Mar - Nov) to Gulf of Aqaba
Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis Common migrant, summer and winter visitor mainly to Med. coast and Gulf of Aqaba
Sandwich Tern (Eurasian) Thalasseus sandvicensis sandvicensis
Roseate Tern Sterna dougallii Vagrant
Common Tern Sterna hirundo Common migrant Med. coast and Gulf of Aqaba, uncommon summer visitor to N Med. Coast and Hula valley
Common Tern (hirundo) Sterna hirundo hirundo
Common Tern (longipennis) Sterna hirundo longipennis
Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea Very rare non-breeding summer visitor to Gulf of Aqaba (Jun - Aug)
Little Tern Sternula albifrons Common migrant Med. coast and Gulf of Aqaba, rare summer visitor to N Med. Coast and Hula valley
Saunders's Tern Sterna saundersi Vagrant
White-cheeked Tern Sterna repressa Rare non-breeding summer visitor to Gulf of Aqaba (Mar - Sep), very rare visitor to Med. coast
Bridled Tern Sterna anaethetus Rare non-breeding summer visitor to Gulf of Aqaba (Mar - Sep), very rare visitor to Med. coast
Sooty Tern Sterna fuscata Vagrant
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida Common migrant and winter visitor
White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus Common migrant
Black Tern Chlidonias niger Uncommon migrant, extinct as breeder
Black Tern (Eurasian) Chlidonias niger niger
African Skimmer Rynchops flavirostris Vagrant
Great Skua Catharacta skua Vagrant
South Polar Skua Catharacta maccormicki Vagrant
Pomarine Jaeger Stercorarius pomarinus Uncommon migrant and visitor year round to Med. coast and Gulf of Aqaba
Parasitic Jaeger Stercorarius parasiticus Common migrant and visitor year round to Med. coast and Gulf of Aqaba
Pomarine/Parasitic Jaeger Stercorarius pomarinus/parasiticus
Long-tailed Jaeger Stercorarius longicaudus Rare migrant and visitor year round to Gulf of Aqaba, very rare in Med.
Atlantic Puffin Fratercula arctica Atlantic Puffin
BirdingPortalMvc.Models.MultiLanguageText
Name Latin name Status & distribution
Pin-tailed Sandgrouse Pterocles alchata Uncommon and local resident in S, rare elsewhere
Pin-tailed Sandgrouse (Pin-tailed) Pterocles alchata caudacutus
Spotted Sandgrouse Pterocles senegallus Uncommon resident in S
Black-bellied Sandgrouse Pterocles orientalis Uncommon resident especially in the high Negev
Crowned Sandgrouse Pterocles coronatus Uncommon resident
Lichtenstein's Sandgrouse Pterocles lichtensteinii Rare resident restricted to Eilat and the southern Arava region
Lichtenstein's Sandgrouse (Lichtenstein's) Pterocles lichtensteinii [lichtensteinii Group]
Lichtenstein's Sandgrouse (Close-barred) Pterocles lichtensteinii arabicus
Rock Pigeon Columba livia Genuine populations apparently present only in the remote desert
Rock Pigeon (Wild type) Columba livia (Wild type)
Feral Pigeon Columba livia (domesticus) Very common and widespread resident
Stock Dove Columba oenas Uncommon winter visitor mainly to N
Common Wood-pigeon Columba palumbus Locally common winter visitor mainly to N
Common Wood-Pigeon (White-necked) Columba palumbus [palumbus Group]
European Turtle-dove Streptopelia turtur Very common summer visitor and migrant
Oriental Turtle-dove Streptopelia orientalis Vagrant
Eurasian Collared-dove Streptopelia decaocto Very common resident, widespread
Eurasian Collared-Dove (Eurasian) Streptopelia decaocto decaocto Eurasian Collared-Dove (Eurasian)
African Collared-dove Streptopelia roseogrisea Vagrant
Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis @
Namaqua Dove Oena capensis Locally common resident along Rift Valley expanding its range W
BirdingPortalMvc.Models.MultiLanguageText
Name Latin name Status & distribution
Rose-ringed Parakeet Psittacula krameri Introduced, widespread
Nanday Parrot Aratinga nenday Introduced, a small breeding population exists in the Pardes Hana area since the 1980's
Monk Parakeet Myiopsitta monachus Introduced, common in Tel Aviv region
Cockatiel Nymphicus hollandicus
Senegal Parrot Poicephalus senegalus Senegal Parrot
Monk Parakeet (Monk) Myiopsitta monachus [monachus Group]
Cockatiel (Domestic type) Nymphicus hollandicus (Domestic type)
Budgerigar Melopsittacus undulatus
Budgerigar (Domestic type) Melopsittacus undulatus (Domestic type)
Alexandrine Parakeet Psittacula eupatria
parakeet sp. Psittaciformes sp. (parakeet sp.)
lovebird sp. Agapornis sp.
BirdingPortalMvc.Models.MultiLanguageText
Name Latin name Status & distribution
Alpine Swift Apus melba Common migrant and summer visitor
Common Swift Apus apus Common migrant with a healthy breeding population in N and C
Pallid Swift Apus pallidus Common migrant, good numbers breeding in colonies in the Dead Sea area
Common/Pallid Swift Apus apus/pallidus
Little Swift Apus affinis Uncommon migrant, summer visitor in N and E
Swift sp. Apus sp. @
BirdingPortalMvc.Models.MultiLanguageText
Name Latin name Status & distribution
Eurasian Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus Locally common migrant
Egyptian Nightjar Caprimulgus aegyptius Rare on migration (Feb-May) mainly in S Arava
Nubian Nightjar Caprimulgus nubicus Very rare and localised resident of the S Dead Sea region
Nubian Nightjar (Tamarisk) Caprimulgus nubicus tamaricis
BirdingPortalMvc.Models.MultiLanguageText
Name Latin name Status & distribution
Barn Owl Tyto alba Common Resident
Barn Owl (Eurasian) Tyto alba [alba Group]
Pallid Scops-owl Otus brucei Rare wintere visitor in remote Acacia Wadis in the S
Eurasian Scops-owl Otus scops Common summer visitor in N and C, common migrant and rare winter visitor
European Scops-Owl (European) Otus scops [scops Group]
European Scops-Owl (Cyprus) Otus scops cyprius
Eurasian Eagle-owl Bubo bubo Uncommon resident in N, C and N Negev
Pharaoh Eagle-owl Bubo ascalaphus Uncommon resident - restricted to the S
Pharaoh Eagle-Owl (Pharaoh) Bubo ascalaphus ascalaphus
Brown Fish Owl Ketupa zeylonensis Extinct
Brown Fish-Owl (Turkish) Ketupa zeylonensis semenowi
Tawny Owl Strix aluco Uncommon resident in the N
Tawny Owl (Tawny) Strix aluco [aluco Group]
Hume's Owl Strix hadorami Rare resident in the S
Little Owl Athene noctua Common resident
Little Owl (Little) Athene noctua [noctua Group]
Little Owl (Lilith) Athene noctua lilith
Long-eared Owl Asio otus Fairly common summer visitor mainly to N and C, uncommon winter visitor
Long-eared Owl (Eurasian) Asio otus otus/canariensis
Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus Rare migrant and winter visitor
Short-eared Owl (Northern) Asio flammeus flammeus
owl sp. Strigiformes sp.
BirdingPortalMvc.Models.MultiLanguageText
Name Latin name Status & distribution
Great Spotted Cuckoo Clamator glandarius Common summer visitor (Jan - Aug)
Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus Uncommon Summer visitor and migrant
Oriental Cuckoo Cuculus saturatus Vagrant
Diedrik Cuckoo Chrysococcyx caprius Vagrant
BirdingPortalMvc.Models.MultiLanguageText
Name Latin name Status & distribution
European Roller Coracias garrulus Fairly common summer visitor mainly to N and C, common migrant
White-throated Kingfisher Halcyon smyrnensis Common resident in N and C, rare winter visitor in S
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis Common migrant and winter visitor
Common Kingfisher (Common) Alcedo atthis [atthis Group]
Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis Fairly common resident, mainly in N and C
Little Green Bee-eater Merops orientalis Common resident in S
Green Bee-eater (Arabian) Merops orientalis cyanophrys/najdanus
Blue-cheeked Bee-eater Merops persicus Uncommon migrant. Rare and local summer visitor in the Rift Valley.
European Bee-eater Merops apiaster Common migrant and summer visitor, breeds C and N
Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops Common resident in N and C, common migrant and winter visitor S
Eurasian Hoopoe (Eurasian) Upupa epops [epops Group]
BirdingPortalMvc.Models.MultiLanguageText
Name Latin name Status & distribution
Eurasian Wryneck Jynx torquilla Fairly common migrant, rare winter visitor
Syrian Woodpecker Dendrocopos syriacus Common resident in C and N
BirdingPortalMvc.Models.MultiLanguageText
Name Latin name Status & distribution
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio Common migrant, common summer visitor on Mt. Hermon
Isabelline Shrike Lanius isabellinus Uncommon migrant and winter visitor (Oct - Apr)
Isabelline Shrike (Daurian) Lanius isabellinus isabellinus
Turkestan Shrike Lanius phoenicuroides Turkestan Shrike
Red-tailed/Isabelline Shrike Lanius phoenicuroides/isabellinus
Long-tailed Shrike Lanius schach Vagrant
Long-tailed Shrike (erythronotus/caniceps) Lanius schach erythronotus/caniceps
Lesser Grey Shrike Lanius minor Common migrant mainly in autumn
Southern Grey Shrike Lanius excubitor Common resident
Great Gray Shrike (Arabian) Lanius excubitor aucheri/buryi
Great Gray Shrike (Sahara) Lanius excubitor [elegans Group]
Great Gray Shrike (Steppe) Lanius excubitor pallidirostris Very rare migrant and winter visitor (Oct - Mar)
Woodchat Shrike Lanius senator Common migrant, common summer visitor in N and C
Woodchat Shrike (Caucasian) Lanius senator niloticus
Masked Shrike Lanius nubicus Common migrant, uncommon summer visitor in N
Eurasian Golden Oriole Oriolus oriolus Uncommon migrant, rare summer visitor in Hula Valley
Ashy Drongo Dicrurus leucophaeus Vagrant
Ashy Drongo (Blackish) Dicrurus leucophaeus [longicaudatus Group]
Eurasian Jay Garrulus glandarius Common resident in N and C
Eurasian Jay (Black-capped) Garrulus glandarius [atricapillus Group]
Red-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax Vagrant
Red-billed Chough (Red-billed) Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax [pyrrhocorax Group]
Yellow-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax graculus Vagrant
Eurasian Jackdaw Corvus monedula Very common resident in N and C
House Crow Corvus splendens Common resident around Eilat, introduced
Rook Corvus frugilegus Locally common winter visitor in N and C
Hooded Crow Corvus cornix Very common resident, widespread
Brown-necked Raven Corvus ruficollis Common resident in S
Common Raven Corvus corax Very rare resident in S
Fan-tailed Raven Corvus rhipidurus Common resident around the Dead Sea
raven sp. Corvus sp. (raven sp.)
Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus Vagrant
Grey Hypocolius Hypocolius ampelinus Very rare migrant in S Arava
Sombre Tit Poecile lugubris Common resident on Mt. Hermon
Coal Tit Periparus ater Vagrant
Coal Tit (Caucasus) Periparus ater [phaeonotus Group]
Great Tit Parus major Common resident, widespread in N and C
Great Tit (Great) Parus major [major Group]
Eurasian Penduline-tit Remiz pendulinus Fairly common migrant and winter visitor, mainly in N and C (Oct - Apr)
Bank Swallow Riparia riparia Very common migrant
Plain Martin Riparia paludicola Vagrant
Gray-throated Martin Riparia chinensis
Eurasian Crag-martin Ptyonoprogne rupestris Uncommon migrant and winter visitor, rare breeder on Mt. Hermon
Rock Martin Ptyonoprogne fuligula Common resident in S
Rock Martin (Pale Crag-Martin) Ptyonoprogne fuligula [obsoleta Group] Rock Martin (Pale Crag-Martin)
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica Very common migrant, winter and summer visitor
Barn Swallow (White-bellied) Hirundo rustica rustica
Eurasian Crag-Martin/Rock Martin Ptyonoprogne rupestris/fuligula
Barn Swallow (Levant) Hirundo rustica transitiva
Ethiopian Swallow Hirundo aethiopica Vagrant
Red-rumped Swallow Cecropis daurica Very common migrant and summer visitor
Red-rumped Swallow (Red-rumped) Cecropis daurica [daurica Group]
Common House-martin Delichon urbicum Very common migrant, uncommon summer visitor
house-martin sp. Delichon sp.
Asian House Martin Delichon dasypus Asian House Martin
Swallow sp. Hirundinidae sp. @
Greater Hoopoe-lark Alaemon alaudipes Very rare and localised resident in S
Greater Hoopoe-Lark (Mainland) Alaemon alaudipes [alaudipes Group]
Thick-billed Lark Rhamphocoris clotbey Rare migrant, rare irruptive breeder
Calandra Lark Melanocorypha calandra Uncommon summer visitor to the N and E, locally common winter visitor
Bimaculated Lark Melanocorypha bimaculata Uncommon migrant
Bar-tailed Lark Ammomanes cinctura Uncommon resident in S
Desert Lark Ammomanes deserti Common resident in S
Greater Short-toed Lark Calandrella brachydactyla Very common migrant, rare and localised breeder in S and N
Hume's Lark Calandrella acutirostris Vagrant
Lesser Short-toed Lark Calandrella rufescens Uncommon migrant and rare breeder in S
Dunn's Lark Eremalauda dunni Very rare migrant ,extremely rare irruptive breeder in S
Dunn's Lark (Arabian) Eremalauda dunni eremodites
Crested Lark Galerida cristata Common resident, widespread
Wood Lark Lullula arborea Locally common winter visitor, breeds on Mt. Hermon and locally in N and C
Eurasian Skylark Alauda arvensis Very common winter visitor and migrant
Eurasian Skylark (European) Alauda arvensis [arvensis Group]
Eurasian Skylark (Asian) Alauda arvensis [japonica Group]
Oriental Skylark Alauda gulgula Rare migrant and winter visitor (Nov - Mar)
Skylark sp. Alauda sp. Skylark sp.
Chestnut-headed Sparrow-lark Eremopterix signatus Vagrant
Black-crowned Sparrow-lark Eremopterix nigriceps Very rare migrant and winter visitor to S
Horned Lark Eremophila alpestris Rare resident, restricted to Mt. Hermon
Horned Lark (Black-necklaced) Eremophila alpestris [penicillata Group]
Temminck's Lark Eremophila bilopha Uncommon migrant and rare breeder in the south
Lark sp. Alaudidae sp. @
Zitting Cisticola Cisticola juncidis Common resident N and C
Zitting Cisticola (Zitting) Cisticola juncidis [juncidis Group]
Scrub Warbler Scotocerca inquieta Common resident in rocky wadis in the S
Scrub Warbler (Eastern) Scotocerca inquieta [inquieta Group]
Graceful Prinia Prinia gracilis Very common resident, widespread
White-spectacled Bulbul Pycnonotus xanthopygos Very common resident, widespread
Cetti's Warbler Cettia cetti Common resident N and C
Common Grasshopper-warbler Locustella naevia Vagrant
Pallas's Grasshopper-warbler Locustella certhiola Vagrant
Eurasian River Warbler Locustella fluviatilis Uncommon migrant
Savi's Warbler Locustella luscinioides Fairly common migrant, very rare summer visitor to N
Locustella sp. Locustella sp. @
Moustached Warbler Acrocephalus melanopogon Uncommon winter visitor in N and C, very rare summer visitor to N
Sedge Warbler Acrocephalus schoenobaenus Common migrant
Paddyfield Warbler Acrocephalus agricola Vagrant
Eurasian Reed-warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceus Very common migrant and summer visitor
Eurasian Reed-Warbler (Eurasian) Acrocephalus scirpaceus scirpaceus
Eurasian Reed-Warbler (Caspian) Acrocephalus scirpaceus fuscus
Blyth's Reed-warbler Acrocephalus dumetorum Vagrant
Marsh Warbler Acrocephalus palustris Fairly common migrant
Marsh Warbler/Eurasian Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus palustris/scirpaceus
Great Reed-warbler Acrocephalus arundinaceus Fairly common migrant, rare summer visitor in N
Oriental Reed-warbler Acrocephalus orientalis Vagrant
Clamorous Reed Warbler Acrocephalus stentoreus Locally Common resident in N and C
Clamorous Reed-Warbler (Clamorous) Acrocephalus stentoreus stentoreus/levantinus
Clamorous Reed-Warbler (Brown) Acrocephalus stentoreus [brunnescens Group]
Basra Reed-warbler Acrocephalus griseldis Very rare migrant, single pairs bred in the Hula Valley 2006 to 2008
Reed warbler sp. Acrocephalus sp. @
Booted Warbler Iduna caligata Vagrant
Sykes's Warbler Iduna rama Vagrant
Eastern Olivaceous Warbler Iduna pallida Very common migrant and summer visitor
Eastern/Western Olivaceous Warbler Iduna pallida/opaca
Upcher's Warbler Hippolais languida Uncommon migrant, rare and local summer visitor in N and C
Olive-tree Warbler Hippolais olivetorum Fairly common migrant, rare and local summer visitor in N
Icterine Warbler Hippolais icterina Rare migrant
Bush Warbler sp. Hippolais sp. @
Iduna/Hippolais/Acrocephalus sp. Iduna/Hippolais/Acrocephalus sp.
Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus Very common migrant
Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita Very common migrant and winter visitor, small population breeding on Mt. Hermon
Common Chiffchaff (collybita) Phylloscopus collybita collybita
Common Chiffchaff (Siberian) Phylloscopus collybita tristis
Mountain Chiffchaff Phylloscopus sindianus Mountain Chiffchaff
Willow Warbler/Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus trochilus/collybita
Mountain Chiffchaff (Caucasian) Phylloscopus sindianus lorenzii Vagrant
Balkan Warbler Phylloscopus orientalis Common migrant, small breeding population on Mt. Hermon
Wood Warbler Phylloscopus sibilatrix Fairly common migrant
Dusky Warbler Phylloscopus fuscatus Vagrant
Radde's Warbler Phylloscopus schwarzi Vagrant
Lemon-rumped Warbler Phylloscopus proregulus Vagrant
Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus Very rare migrant and winter visitor
Hume's Leaf-warbler Phylloscopus humei Very rare migrant and mainly winter visitor
Green Warbler Phylloscopus trochiloides nitidus Vagrant
Arctic Warbler Phylloscopus borealis Arctic Warbler in Eilat! first for Israel
Leaf warbler sp. Phylloscopus sp. @
Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla Very common migrant, common winter visitor
Garden Warbler Sylvia borin Common migrant
Common Whitethroat Sylvia communis Common migrant, common summer visitor in N and C
Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca Very common on migration, locally common summer visitor in N
Lesser Whitethroat (halimodendri) Sylvia curruca halimodendri
Asian Desert Warbler Sylvia nana Rare winter visitor and migrant in S
Barred Warbler Sylvia nisoria Fairly common migrant mainly Apr - May
Eastern Orphean Warbler Sylvia crassirostris Common migrant, uncommon summer visitor in N and C
Arabian Warbler Sylvia leucomelaena Very rare and local resident in the S always in Acacia scrub
Rueppell's Warbler Sylvia rueppelli Locally common migrant mainly Mar
Sardinian Warbler Sylvia melanocephala Very common resident N and C, common winter visitor S
Cyprus Warbler Sylvia melanothorax Uncommon migrant and winter visitor, mainly S
Subalpine Warbler Sylvia cantillans Uncommon migrant
Subalpine Warbler (albistriata) Sylvia cantillans albistriata
Menetries's Warbler Sylvia mystacea Very rare migrant and winter visitor, mainly S
Menetries's Warbler (mystacea) Sylvia mystacea mystacea
Menetries's Warbler (rubescens/turcmenica) Sylvia mystacea rubescens/turcmenica
Spectacled Warbler Sylvia conspicillata Uncommon migrant and winter visitor to S, rare and local summer visitor
Sylvia warbler sp. Sylvia sp. @
Arabian Babbler Turdoides squamiceps Common resident in S
Bearded Reedling Panurus biarmicus Vagrant
Goldcrest Regulus regulus Rare winter visitor
Firecrest Regulus ignicapilla Vagrant
Winter Wren Troglodytes troglodytes Common resident in N and C
Eurasian Wren (Eurasian) Troglodytes troglodytes [troglodytes Group]
Western Rock-nuthatch Sitta neumayer Common resident on Mt. Hermon
Wallcreeper Tichodroma muraria Very rare winter visitor, mainly on Mt. Arbel (Dec - Feb)
Rosy Starling Pastor roseus Uncommon migrant (mainly May)
Common Starling Sturnus vulgaris Very common winter visitor
Common Myna Acridotheres tristis Introduced, widespread
Vinous-breasted Myna Acridotheres burmannicus Introduced, uncommon in Tel Aviv region
Tristram's Starling Onychognathus tristramii Common resident around the Dead Sea
Ring Ouzel Turdus torquatus Very rare migrant and winter visitor
Ring Ouzel (Alpine) Turdus torquatus alpestris
Ring Ouzel (Caucasian) Turdus torquatus amicorum
Eurasian Blackbird Turdus merula Common resident N and C Israel, winter visitor to S
Dark-throated Thrush Turdus ruficollis Vagrant
Eyebrowed Thrush Turdus obscurus Vagrant
Dusky Thrush Turdus eunomus Vagrant
Fieldfare Turdus pilaris Uncommon winter visitor
Redwing Turdus iliacus Uncommon winter visitor
Redwing (Eurasian) Turdus iliacus iliacus
Song Thrush Turdus philomelos Common winter visitor and migrant
Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus Rare winter visitor
Thrush sp. Turdus sp. @
European Robin Erithacus rubecula Common winter visitor and migrant
Thrush Nightingale Luscinia luscinia Common migrant mainly Apr - May
Common Nightingale Luscinia megarhynchos Common migrant, very rare summer visitor N
Common Nightingale (megarhynchos/africana) Luscinia megarhynchos megarhynchos/africana
Common Nightingale (golzii) Luscinia megarhynchos golzii
Bluethroat Luscinia svecica Common migrant and winter visitor
Bluethroat (Red-spotted) Luscinia svecica [svecica Group]
Bluethroat (White-spotted) Luscinia svecica cyanecula/namnetum
Bluethroat (Caucasian) Luscinia svecica magna
Red-flanked Bluetail Tarsiger cyanurus Vagrant
White-throated Robin Irania gutturalis Very rare on migrantion, single pairs breed on Mt. Hermon
Rufous-tailed Scrub-robin Cercotrichas galactotes @
Black Scrub-robin Cercotrichas podobe Rare migrant mainly in S Arava (Mar - May)
Rufous-backed Redstart Phoenicurus erythronotus Vagrant
Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros Common winter visitor and migrant
Black Redstart (Western) Phoenicurus ochruros gibraltariensis/aterrimus
Black Redstart (Eastern) Phoenicurus ochruros [ochruros Group]
Common Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus Common migrant
Common Redstart (Common) Phoenicurus phoenicurus phoenicurus
Common Redstart (Ehrenberg's) Phoenicurus phoenicurus samamisicus
Redstart sp. Phoenicurus sp. @
Whinchat Saxicola rubetra Common migrant
Common Stonechat Saxicola rubicola Very common winter visitor and migrant
Siberian Stonechat Saxicola maurus Scarce migrant and winter visitor (Oct - Mar)
Siberian Stonechat (Caspian) Saxicola maurus hemprichii
Siberian Stonechat (Siberian) Saxicola maurus maurus
European/Siberian Stonechat Saxicola rubicola/maurus
Pied Bushchat Saxicola caprata Vagrant
Stonechat sp. Saxicola sp. Stonechat sp.
White-crowned Wheatear Oenanthe leucopyga Common resident in S
Hooded Wheatear Oenanthe monacha Uncommon resident in S
Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe Common migrant, common summer visitor on Mt. Hermon
Northern Wheatear (Eurasian) Oenanthe oenanthe oenanthe/libanotica
Mourning Wheatear Oenanthe lugens Common resident in S
Mourning Wheatear (Mourning) Oenanthe lugens lugens/persica
Mourning Wheatear (Basalt) Oenanthe lugens warriae Vagrant
Finsch's Wheatear Oenanthe finschii Uncommon winter visitor, very rare summer visitor on Mt. Hermon
Red-rumped Wheatear Oenanthe moesta Vagrant
Black-eared Wheatear Oenanthe hispanica Common on migration, fairly common summer visitor in N and C
Black-eared Wheatear (Eastern) Oenanthe hispanica melanoleuca
Pied Wheatear Oenanthe pleschanka Rare migrant
Cyprus Wheatear Oenanthe cypriaca Rare migrant mainly Mar
Red-tailed Wheatear Oenanthe xanthoprymna Red-tailed Wheatear Super-species
Red-tailed Wheatear (Kurdistan) Oenanthe xanthoprymna xanthoprymna Red-tailed Wheatear (Kurdistan)
Red-tailed Wheatear (Red-tailed) Oenanthe xanthoprymna chrysopygia AKA Persian Wheatear
Desert Wheatear Oenanthe deserti Uncommon and resident in S, rare migrant and winter visitor elsewhere
Isabelline Wheatear Oenanthe isabellina Common migrant, uncommon winter visitor, uncommon resident in S
Wheatear sp. Oenanthe sp. @
Blackstart Cercomela melanura Common resident in S
Rufous-tailed Rock-thrush Monticola saxatilis Uncommon migrant, rare summer visitor on Mt. Hermon
Blue Rock-thrush Monticola solitarius Fairly common migrant and winter visitor, uncommon breeder in suitable habitats
Blue Rock-Thrush (solitarius Group) Monticola solitarius [solitarius Group]
Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata Common migrant, common summer visitor in N and C
Spotted Flycatcher (Spotted) Muscicapa striata [striata Group]
Muscicapid sp. Muscicapidae sp.
European Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca Fairly common migrant
Collared Flycatcher Ficedula albicollis Fairly common migrant mainly Apr
Semicollared Flycatcher Ficedula semitorquata Uncommon migrant mainly Mar - Apr
Flycatcher sp. Ficedula sp. @
Red-breasted Flycatcher Ficedula parva Uncommon on migration, mainly Oct
Taiga Flycatcher Ficedula albicilla Vagrant
Palestine Sunbird Cinnyris osea Very common resident, widespread
Palestine Sunbird (Palestine) Cinnyris osea osea
House Sparrow Passer domesticus Very common resident, widespread
Spanish Sparrow Passer hispaniolensis Locally common resident in N and C, common winter visitor in S
House/Spanish Sparrow Passer domesticus/hispaniolensis
Dead Sea Sparrow Passer moabiticus Locally common resident in N and E, common winter visitor in S
Dead Sea Sparrow (Dead Sea) Passer moabiticus moabiticus
Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer montanus Vagrant
Sparrow sp. Passer sp. @
Chestnut-shouldered Petronia Petronia xanthocollis Vagrant
Rock Sparrow Petronia petronia Uncommon summer visitor to N and E
Pale Rockfinch Carpospiza brachydactyla Unpredictable migrant and breeding summer visitor
Indian Silverbill Euodice malabarica Introduced, uncommon and local resident in the Rift Valley
Common Waxbill Estrilda astrild Introduced, uncommon
Southern Masked-Weaver Ploceus velatus
Red Avadavat Amandava amandava
Yellow-crowned Bishop Euplectes afer
Peters's Twinspot Hypargos niveoguttatus
Alpine Accentor Prunella collaris Very rare in winter, mainly in N
Radde's Accentor Prunella ocularis Very rare in winter, mainly in N
Black-throated Accentor Prunella atrogularis Vagrant
Hedge Accentor Prunella modularis Scarce winter visitor and migrant
White Wagtail Motacilla alba Abundant winter visitor and migrant, very rare summer visitor in N
White Wagtail (White-faced) Motacilla alba alba/dukhunensis
White Wagtail (British) Motacilla alba yarrellii
Citrine Wagtail Motacilla citreola Uncommon migrant and winter visitor
Citrine Wagtail (Gray-backed) Motacilla citreola citreola/werae
Citrine Wagtail (Black-backed) Motacilla citreola calcarata
Western Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava Western Yellow Wagtail
Western Yellow Wagtail (flava) Motacilla flava flava Western Yellow Wagtail (flava)
Western Yellow Wagtail (superciliaris-type intergr Western Yellow Wagtail (superciliaris-type intergr Western Yellow Wagtail (superciliaris-type intergrade)
Western Yellow Wagtail (dombrowskii-type intergrad Motacilla flava (dombrowskii intergrade) Western Yellow Wagtail (dombrowskii-type intergrade)
Western Yellow Wagtail (xanthophrys-type intergrad Western Yellow Wagtail (xanthophrys-type intergrad Western Yellow Wagtail (xanthophrys-type intergrade)
Western Yellow Wagtail (lutea/flavissima) Motacilla flava lutea/flavissima
Western Yellow Wagtail (thunbergi) Motacilla flava thunbergi Western Yellow Wagtail (thunbergi)
Western Yellow Wagtail (flava/beema) Motacilla flava flava/beema Western Yellow Wagtail (flava/beema)
Western Yellow Wagtail (cinereocapilla) Motacilla flava cinereocapilla Western Yellow Wagtail (cinereocapilla)
Western Yellow Wagtail (feldegg) Motacilla flava feldegg Western Yellow Wagtail (feldegg)
Western Yellow Wagtail (leucocephala) Motacilla flava leucocephala Western Yellow Wagtail (leucocephala)
Eastern Yellow Wagtail Motacilla tschutschensis
Eastern Yellow Wagtail (Eastern) Motacilla tschutschensis tschutschensis/plexa
Western/Eastern Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava/tschutschensis
Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea Common winter visitor
Richard's Pipit Anthus richardi Rare migrant and winter visitor (Oct - Mar)
Pipit sp. Anthus sp. @
Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris Common on migration, rare winter visitor in S, breeds on Mt. Hermon
Blyth's Pipit Anthus godlewskii Vagrant
Long-billed Pipit Anthus similis Uncommon and local resident in N and C
Long-billed Pipit (Middle Eastern) Anthus similis captus
Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis Common migrant, uncommon winter visitor
Olive-backed Pipit Anthus hodgsoni Rare migrant and winter visitor (Nov - Mar)
Meadow Pipit Anthus pratensis Common winter visitor and migrant
Red-throated Pipit Anthus cervinus Common winter visitor and migrant
Water Pipit Anthus spinoletta Common winter visitor and migrant
Water Pipit (Caucasian) Anthus spinoletta coutellii
Water Pipit (Western) Anthus spinoletta spinoletta
Water Pipit (Blakiston's) Anthus spinoletta blakistoni
American Pipit Anthus rubescens
Buff-bellied Pipit Anthus rubescens japonicus Rare migrant and winter visitor (Nov - Mar)
Common Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs Common migrant and winter visitor
Common Chaffinch (Common) Fringilla coelebs [coelebs Group]
Brambling Fringilla montifringilla Fairly common migrant and winter visitor
Fire-fronted Serin Serinus pusillus Very rare winter visitor
European Serin Serinus serinus Common winter visitor, fairly common summer visitor in N and C
Syrian Serin Serinus syriacus Common summer visitor to Mt. Hermon, Uncommon and local winter visitor in S
Serin sp. Serinus sp. Serin sp.
Fire-fronted/European/Syrian Serin Serinus pusillus/serinus/syriacus
European Greenfinch Carduelis chloris Common resident, widespread in N and C
Eurasian Siskin Carduelis spinus Uncommon winter visitor mainly in N and C, irruptive
European Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis Common but declining resident in N and C
Eurasian Linnet Linaria cannabina Uncommon resident in N and C, common winter visitor
Crimson-winged Finch (Eurasian) Rhodopechys sanguineus sanguineus
Crimson-winged Finch Rhodopechys sanguineus Uncommon resident on Mt. Hermon
Desert Finch Rhodospiza obsoletus Uncommon resident and summer visitor in E and S, locally common in winter in S
Trumpeter Finch Bucanetes githagineus Common resident in S
Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus Very rare migrant and winter visitor
Sinai Rosefinch Carpodacus synoicus Uncommon resident in S
Red Crossbill Loxia curvirostra Very rare winter visitor
Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes Locally common migrant winter visitor in N and C
Corn Bunting Emberiza calandra Common resident
Yellowhammer Emberiza citrinella Uncommon and local winter visitor in N and C
Pine Bunting Emberiza leucocephalos Rare and local winter visitor in N
Rock Bunting Emberiza cia Fairly common resident on Mt. Hermon, uncommon winter visitor N and C
Cinereous Bunting Emberiza cineracea Uncommon migrant
Cinereous Bunting (Gray-bellied) Emberiza cineracea cineracea
Cinereous Bunting (Yellow-bellied) Emberiza cineracea semenowi
Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana Common migrant
Cretzschmar's Bunting Emberiza caesia Common migrant, uncommon summer visitor N and C
Mountain Bunting Emberiza striolata Uncommon and local resident in S
Little Bunting Emberiza pusilla Very rare migrant and winter visitor
Rustic Bunting Emberiza rustica Very rare migrant
Yellow-breasted Bunting Emberiza aureola Vagrant
Black-headed Bunting Emberiza melanocephala Uncommon migrant, uncommon and local summer visitor in N
Red-headed Bunting Emberiza bruniceps Vagrant
Reed Bunting Emberiza schoeniclus Locally common migrant and winter visitor
Bunting sp. Emberiza sp. @
Snow Bunting Plectrophenax nivalis Vagrant
warbler sp. (Parulidae sp.) Parulidae sp.
Passerine sp. Passeriformes sp. Passerine sp.
Wagtail sp. Motacilla sp. Wagtail sp.