Birding Checklist

Local Birds of the Jordan Valley and the Gilboa

 Key 
 Resident R
 Summer visitor S
 Winter visitor W
 Migrant M
 Vagrant V
 Common 1
 Available 2
 Rarely found 3
 Rare 4
 Very rare 5
Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollisW, R 1  
Great Crested GrebePodiceps cristatusW 3  
Horned GrebePodiceps auritusV  
Black-necked GrebePodiceps nigricollisW 3  
Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carboW 2  
Pygmy CormorantPhalacrocorax pygmeusR,W 3  
Great White PelicanPelecanus onocrotalusM2, W 4  
Pink-backed PelicanPelecanus rufescensV  
Grey HeronArdea cinereaM, W 2  
Purple HeronArdea PurpureaS, M 3  
 Great White EgretEgretta alba   
Little EgretEgretta garzettaR, W 1  
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibisR 1  
Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloidesS, M 2  
Night HeronNycticorax nycticoraxR, W 1  
Little BitternIxorbrychus minutusR, M 3  
BitternBotaurus stellarisW  4  
Eurasian SpoonbillPlatalea leucordiaW, M 2  
Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellusM 2  
White StorkCiconia ciconiaM, W 2  
Black StorkCiconia nigraM, W 2  
Yellow-billed StorkMycteria ibisV  
Greater FlamingoPhoenicopterus ruberM,W 4  
Mute SwanCygnus olorW 5  
Whooper SwanCygnus cygnusV  
White-fronted  GooseAnser albifronsW 4  
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropusV  
Greylag GooseAnser anserW 5  
Red-breasted GooseBranta ruficollisV  
Common ShelduckTadorna tadornaW 2  
Ruddy ShelduckTadorna ferrugineaM, W 4  
MallardAnas platyrhynchosR, W 1  
GadwallAnas streperaW 3  
PintailAnas acutaM, W 2  
WigeonAnas penelopeW 3  
Common TealAnas creccaW 1  
GarganeyAnas querquedulaM 1  
Marbled DuckMarmonetta angustirostrisS 3  
Northern ShovelerAnas clypeataM, W 1  
Red-crested PochardNetta rufinaW 4  
Tufted DuckAythya fuligulaW 2  
Common PochardAythya ferinaW 2  
Ferruginous DuckAythya nyrocaS, M, W 4  
Greater ScaupAythya marilaV  
Velvet scoterMelanitta fuscaV  
White-headed DuckOxyura leucocephalaW 4  
OspreyPandion haleiaetusW, M 2  
White-tailed EagleHaliaeetus albicillaW 4  
Red kiteMilvus milvusV  
Black kiteMilvus migransW, M 2  
Black-winged KiteElanus caeruleusR 3  
Short-toed Eagle Circaetus gallicusM, S 2  
BateleurTerathopius ecaudatusV  
Eurasian SparrowhawkAccipiter nisusS, M, W 2  
Levant SparrowhawkAccipiter brevipesM 2  
Northern GoshawkAccipiter gentilisM,W 5  
ShikraAccipiter badiusV  
Common BuzzardButeo buteo buteoW 2  
Steppe BuzzardButeo buteo vulpinusM 2  
Long-legged BuzzardButeo rufinusR, W  3  
Honey BuzzardPernis apivorusM 2  
Oriental Honey Buzzard Pernis ptilorhynchusM 4  
Bonelli’s eagleHieraaetus fasciatusM, W 4  
Booted EagleHieraaetus pennatusM, W 3  
Golden EagleAquila chrysaetosR, M 4  
Imperial EagleAquila heliacaW, M 3  
Greater Spotted Eagle Aquila clangaW, M 3  
Lesser Spotted EagleAquila pomarinaM 2  
Steppe EagleAquila nipalensisW, M 3  
Egyptian VultureNeophron percnopterusM 3  
Griffon VultureGyps fulvusM 4  
Black VuktureAegypius monachusW 4  
Marsh HarrierCircus aeruginosusM, W 2  
Hen HarrierCircus cyaneusW 2  
Pallid HarrierCircus macrourusM, W 3  
Montagu’s HarrierCircus pygargusM 2  
Saker FalconFalco cherrugW 5  
PeregrineFalco peregrinusW, M 3  
Eleonora’s FalconFalco eleonoraeM 4  
HobbyFalco subuteoS, M 3  
MerlinFalco columbariusW, M 3  
Barbary FalconFalco pelegrinoidesM 4  
Red-footed FalconFalco vespertinusM 3  
Lesser KestrelFalco naumanniM, S 3  
Common  KestrelFalco tinnunculusR 1  
Chukar PartridgeAlectoris chukarR 2  
Common QuailCoturnix coturnixM, W 3  
Black FrancolinFrancolinus francolinusR 3  
Water Rail Rallus aquaticusW, M 2  
Spotted CrakePorzana porzanaW, M 3  
Little CrakePorzana parvaM, W 2  
Baillon’s CrakePorzana pusillaM 3  
CorncrakeCrex crexM 4  
MoorhenGallinula chloropusR 1  
Purple Swamphen Porphyrio porphyrioV  
Eurasian CootFulica atraS, W 2  
Common CraneGrus grusM, W 3  
Demoiselle Crane Anthropoides virgoV  
Little BustardOtis tetraxW 4  
Great BustardOtis tardaV  
OystercatcherHaemantopus ostralegusV  
Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopusS, M, W 1  
Pied AvocetRecurvirostra avosettaW, M 3  
Stone-curlewBurhinus oedicnemusR 1  
Cream-coloured CourserCursorius cursorM, S 4  
Collared PratincoleGlareola pratincolaS, M 3  
Black-winged PratincoleGlareola nordmanniM 4  
Little Ringed PloverCharadrius dubiusM 2  
Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticulaM, W 1  
Kentish PloverCharadrius alexandriusM, W 2  
Kittlitz’s PloverCharadrius pecuariusV  
Caspian PloverCharadrius asiaticusV  
Greater SandploverCharadrius leschenaultiiM 4  
DotterelCharadrius morinellusM 4  
Grey PloverPluvialis squatarolaM 4  
Pacific Golden Plover Pluvialis fulvaM 4  
Eurasian Golden PloverPluvialis apricariaW, M 3  
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaia interpresM 4  
Northern LapwingVanellus vanellusW, M 1  
White-tailed LapwingVanellus leucurusM 4  
Red wattled LapwingVanellus inbicusV  
Spur-winged LapwingVanellus spinosusR 1  
Sociable LapwingVanellus gregariaM, W 4  
Broad-billed SandpiperLimicola falcinellusM 3  
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferrugineaM 3  
Red KnotCalidris canutusM 4  
DunlinCalidris alpinaM, W 2  
Temminck’s StintCalidris temminckiiM, W 2  
Little StintCalidris minutaM, W 1  
SanderlingCalidris albaM 4  
Long-toed StintCalidris subminutaV  
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotosV  
Grey PhalaropePhalaropus fulicariusV  
Red-necked PhalaropePhalaroups lobatusM 4  
Terek SandpiperXenus cinereusM 5  
Common RedshankTringa totanusW, M 2  
Spotted RedshankTringa erythropusW, M 3  
Common GreenshankTringa nebulariaW, M 2  
Marsh SandpiperTringa stagnatilisW, M 2  
Common SandpiperTringa hypoleucusW, M 2  
Green SandpiperTringa ochropusW, M 2  
Wood SandpiperTringa glareolaW, M 2  
Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipesV  
RuffPhilomachus pugnaxW, M 2  
Jack SnipeLymnocryptes minimusW, M 3  
Common SnipeGallinago gallinagoW, M 2  
Great SnipeGallinago mediaV  
Pintail SnipeGallinago stenuraV  
WoodcockScolopax rusticolaW 4  
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaW, M 3  
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponicaM 5  
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopusM 5  
Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquataM 3  
Parasitic SkuaStercorarius parasiticusV  
Pomarine SkuaStercorarius pomarinusV  
Pallas’s GullLarus ichthyaetusW 2  
Slender-billed GullLarus geneiW, M 3  
Black-headed GullLarus ridibundusW, M 1  
Little GullLarus minutusW 4  
Armenian GullLarus armenicusW, M 1  
Yellow-legged GullLarus michahellsW, M 3  
Caspian GullLarus cachinnansW, M 3  
Audouin’s GullLarus audouiniiV  
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscusM 3  
Siberian GullLarus heugliniM 3  
Common GullLarus canusW 4  
Mediterranean GullLarus melanocephalusW 4  
Gull-billed TernSterna niloticaM 3  
Caspian TernSterna caspiaM 4  
Sandwich TernSterna sandvicensisM 4  
Common TernSterna HirundoM 3  
Little TernSterna albifronsM 3  
Black TernChlidonias nigerM 4  
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterusW, M 3  
Whiskered TernChlidonias hyridusM, W 2  
Black-bellied SandgrousePterocles orientalisW 5  
Stock DoveColumba oenasW 4  
WoodpigeonColumba palumbusW 4  
Rock DoveColumba livia?  
Collared DoveStreptopelia decaoctoR 1  
Turtle DoveStreptopelia turturS, M 2  
Rufous Turtle Dove Streptopelia orientalisV  
Laughing DoveStreptopelia senegalensisR 1  
Namaqua DoveOena capensisR 2  
Great Spotted CuckooClamator glandariusS, M 2  
Common CuckooCuculus canorusS, M 3  
Barn OwlTyto albaR 2  
Eagle OwlBubo buboR 3  
Short-eared Owl Asio flammeusW, M 4  
Long-eared OwlAsio otusS, W 2  
Scops Owl Otus scopsS, M 2  
Little OwlAthene noctuaR 2  
European NightjarCaprimulgus europaeusS, M 3  
Common SwiftApus apusS, M 2  
Pallid SwiftApus pallicusM 3  
Alpine SwiftApus melaM 2  
Little Swift Apus affinisM 3  
European Bee-eaterMerops apiasterS, M 2  
Blue-cheeked Bee-eaterMerops persicusM 3  
Little Green Bee-eaterMerops orientalisR 3  
European Roller Coracias garullusS, M 2  
Ring-necked ParakeetPsitaculla krameriR 1  
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthisW, M 2  
White-breasted  KingfisherHalcyon smyrnensisR 1  
Pied KingfisherCeryle rudisR 2  
HoopoeUpupa epopsR 2  
Syrian WoodpeckerDendrocopus syriacusR 2  
סEurasian WryneckJynx torquillaM, W 3  
Greater Short-toed LarkCalandrella brachydactylaS, M 3  
Lesser Short-toed LarkCalandrella rufescensM 3  
Calandra LarkMelanocorypha calandraS, M 3  
Bimaculated LarkMelanocorypha bimaculataM 4  
SkylarkAlauda arvensisW, M 1  
Oriental  Skylark Alauda gulgulaW, M 3  
Crested LarkGalerida cristataR 1  
Crag MartinHirundo rupestrisM 4  
Barn SwallowHirundo rusticaR, M 1  
Red-rumped SwallowHirundo dauricaS, M 2  
Ethiopian SwallowHirundo aethiopicaV  
Sand MartinRiparia ripariaM 2  
House Martin Delichon urbicaM 2  
Tree PipitAnthus trivialisM 2  
Olive-backed Pipit Anthus hodgsoniV  
Meadow PipitAnthus pratensisW, M 2  
Red-throated Pipit Anthus cervinusW, M 2  
Water PipitAnthus spinolettaW, M 2  
Buff-bellied Pipit Anthus rubescens japonicusW 4  
Tawny PipitAnthus campestrisM 2  
Blyth’s PipitAnthus godlewskiiV  
Richard’s PipitAnthus richardiW, M 3  
White WagtailMotacilla albaW, M 2  
Grey WagtailMotacilla cinereaW, M 3  
Yellow WagtailMotacilla flavaM 2  
Citrine WagtailMotacilla citreolaM, W 3  
White-spectacled BulbulPycnonotus xanthopygosR 1  
Southern Grey Shrike Lanius (excubitor) meridionalisR 2  
Steppe ShrikeLanius (excubitor) pallidirostrisM 4  
Lesser Grey Shrike Lanius minorM 3  
Masked ShrikeLanius nubicusS, M 2  
Woodchat Shrike Lanius senatorS, M 2  
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurioM 3  
Isabelline ShrikeLanius isabellinusM, W 4  
Savi’s Warbler Locustella luscinoidesM 2  
River WarblerLocustella fluviatilisM 4  
Reed WarblerAcrocephalus scirpaceusS, M 2  
Marsh Warbler Acrocephalus palustrisW, M 3  
Great Reed WarblerAcrocephalus arundinaceusM 3  
Clamorous Reed WarblerAcrocephalus stentoreusR 2  
Basra Reed WarblerAcrocephalus griseldisV  
Moustached WarblerAcrocephalus melanopogonW, M 3  
Paddyfield WarblerAcrocephalus agricolaV  
Sedge WarblerAcrocephalus schoenobaenusM 2  
Cetti’s WarblerCettia cettiR, W 2  
Zitting CisticolaCisticola juncidisR 2  
Graceful PriniaPrinia gracillisR 1  
Olivaceous Warbler Hippolais pallidaS, M 2  
Icterine WarblerHippolais icterinaM 4  
Upcher’s WarblerHippolais languidaM 4  
Olive-tree WarblerHippolis olivetorumM 4  
Common Whitethroat Sylvia communisS, M 2  
Lesser WhitethroatSylvia currucaM 2  
Garden WarblerSylvia borinM 3  
Barred warblerSylvia nisoriaM 3  
BlackcapSylvia atricapillaW, M 2  
Orphean WarblerSylvia hortensisM 3  
Sardinian Warbler Sylvia melanocephalaR 1  
Menetries’s Warbler Sylvia mystaceaV  
Ruppell’s Warbler Sylvia rueppelliM 3  
Cyprus Warbler Sylvia melanothroaxM 4  
Subalpine WarblerSylvia cantillansM 5  
Spectacled WarblerSylvia conspicilattaM 5  
Willow WarblerPhylloscopus trochilusM 1  
ChiffchaffPhylloscopus colybittaM, W 1  
Wood WarblerPhylloscopus sibilatrixM 3  
Eastern Bonelli’s Warbler Phylloscopus orientalisM 3  
Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striataS, M 3  
Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleucaM 4  
Semi-collared FlycatcherFicedula semitorquataM 4  
Collared Flycatcher Ficedula albicollisM 3  
Red-breasted Flycatcher Ficedula parvaM 4  
StonechatSaxicola torquataW, M 1  
‘Siberian’ Stonechat Saxicola t. maura / variegataW, M 3  
WhinchatSaxicola rubetraM 2  
Rock ThrushMonticola saxatilisM 3  
Blue Rock ThrushMonticola solitariusR 2  
Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenantheM 2  
Desert Wheatear Oenanthe desertiM 4  
Isabelline WheatearOenanthe isabellinaM 2  
BlackstartCercomela melanuraR 4  
Black-eared WheatearOenanthe hispanicaS, M 3  
Pied WheatearOenanthe pleschankaV  
Kurdish WheatearOenanthe xanthoprymnaW 4  
Finsch’s WheatearOenanthe finschiiW 3  
Common Redstart Phoenicorus phoenicorusM 3  
Black RedstartPhoenicorus ochrorusW 2  
RobinErithacus rubeculaW, M 2  
BluethroatLuscinia svecicaW, M 2  
Thrush NightingaleLuscinia lusciniaM 3  
Common NightingaleLuscinia megarhynchosS, M 3  
Rufous BushchatCercotrichas galactotesS, M 3  
BlackbirdTurdus merulaR 1  
RedwingTurdus iliacusW 5  
FieldfareTurdus pilarisW 4  
Mistle ThrushTurdus viscivorusW 4  
Song ThrushTurdus philomelusW, M 2  
DunnockPrunella modularisW 4  
WrenTroglodytes troglodytesW 4  
Penduline TitRemiz pendulinusW, M 3  
Palestine SunbirdNectarinia oseaR 1  
Great TitParus majorR 2  
Corn BuntingMiliara calandraR, 2  
Rock BuntingEmbriza ciaW 4  
YellowhammerEmbriza citrinellaV  
Black-headed Bunting Embriza melanocephalaM 4  
Ortolan Bunting Embriza hortulanaM 2  
Cretzschmar’s buntingEmbriza caesiaM 2  
Cinereous BuntingEmbriza cineraceaM 4  
Reed BuntingEmbriza schoeniclusW, M 2  
Little buntingEmbriza pusillaV  
BramblingFringilla montifringillaW 3  
ChaffinchFringilla coelebsW 1  
Goldfinch Carduelis carduelisR 2  
SiskinCarduelis spinusW 3  
GreenfinchCarduelis chlorisR 1  
LinnetCarduelis cannabinaS, W 3  
HawfinchCoccothraustes coccothraustesW 3  
Desert FinchRhodospiza obsoletaW, M 3  
SerinSerinus serinusW 3  
Syrin SerinSerinus syriacusM 4  
Red-fronted SerinSerinus pusillusV  
Common RosefinchCarpodacus erythrinusW, M 4  
Pele Rock SparrowCarpospiza brachydactylaM 4  
Yellow-throated Petronia Gymnoris xanthocollisV  
Spanish SparrowPasser hispaniolensisR 2  
Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer montanusV  
House SparrowPasser domesticusR 1  
Dead Sea Sparrow Passer moabiticusR 2  
Indian Silverbill Lonchura malabaricaR  3  
Common Starling Sturnus vulgarisW 2  
Rose-coloured Starling Sturnus roseusW, M 4  
Golden OrioleOriolus oriolusM 3  
JayGarrrulus glandariusR 1  
Hooded CrowCorvus corone cornixR 1  
RookCorvus frugilegusW 5  
JackdawCorvus monedulaR 1  
   
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