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What

Black Kite Milvus migrans

Observer

dakhlarovers

Date

February 15, 2018

Description

A group of eight, on a dune and then flying in cricles when we approached (they got back to their dune soon).

Time = 10:00 am; T = 16°C

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Observer

dakhlarovers

Date

February 15, 2018

Description

From the pic we are in doubt (S. elegans or S. petri) but the cool thing here is: did you see the rain droplets?

Time: 9:00 pm; Temperature about 16°C.

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What

Fennec Fox Vulpes zerda

Observer

dakhlarovers

Date

February 16, 2018

Description

A curious kid, slightly smaller than usual, getting very close to our tent! (about 20 m).

Time: ca. 1:00 am; T = 14°C

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What

Golden Jackal Canis aureus

Observer

dakhlarovers

Date

December 27, 2017 09:13 PM GMT

Description

Golden Wolf? Golden Jackal? Our guest ID is the former, so we leave it (while waiting for genetic studies to have the final word). Small, possibly juvenile.

Time: ca. 8:30 pm (metadata set on a different time zone), T = 18°C

Special guest: Andreas Jonsson

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What

Sand Cat Felis margarita

Observer

dakhlarovers

Date

December 29, 2017

Description

This individual was spotted along the road, but stayed still just for about one minute before vanishing in the bush.

Time: 21:35, temperature 19 °C

Special guest: Andreas Jonsson (the picture is his!!)

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What

Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola

Observer

dakhlarovers

Date

November 10, 2017

Description

A great morning at the White Dune, with basically no people apart from us and a couple of fishermen (these have been there for so long that the birds got to get used to their presence). Lots of birds!

From left to right, this pic shows: One Eurasian Curlew (not too sharp, flying); a Lesser Black-backed Gull (right under the Curlew); some Charadius sp (tiny in the middle, looking head into the camera); a Grey Heron (https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/8875928); some Pluvialis sp (likely?); and one Eurasian Oystercatcher (https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/8876053).

Special guest: Siham

Time: ca. 11:00 am

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What

Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus

Observer

dakhlarovers

Date

November 10, 2017

Description

A great morning at the White Dune, with basically no people apart from us and a couple of fishermen (these have been there for so long that the birds got to get used to their presence). Lots of birds!

From left to right, this pic shows: One Eurasian Curlew (not too sharp, flying); a Lesser Black-backed Gull (right under the Curlew); some Charadius sp (tiny in the middle, looking head into the camera); a Grey Heron (https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/8875928); some Pluvialis sp (likely?); and one Eurasian Oystercatcher (https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/8876053).

Special guest: Siham

Time: ca. 11:00 am

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What

Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata

Observer

dakhlarovers

Date

November 10, 2017

Description

A great morning at the White Dune, with basically no people apart from us and a couple of fishermen (these have been there for so long that the birds got to get used to their presence). Lots of birds!

From left to right, this pic shows: One Eurasian Curlew (not too sharp, flying); a Lesser Black-backed Gull (right under the Curlew); some Charadius sp (tiny in the middle, looking head into the camera); a Grey Heron (https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/8875928); some Pluvialis sp (likely?); and one Eurasian Oystercatcher (https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/8876053).

Special guest: Siham

Time: ca. 11:00 am

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What

Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus

Observer

dakhlarovers

Date

November 10, 2017

Description

A great morning at the White Dune, with basically no people apart from us and a couple of fishermen (these have been there for so long that the birds got to get used to their presence). Lots of birds!

These flamingos were wandering along the tidal line, until the fishermen approached too much. Good for a colorful pic and no worries, they simply moved 50 m further right and started over.

Special guest: Siham

Time: ca. 11:00 am

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What

Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica

Observer

dakhlarovers

Date

November 10, 2017

Description

A great morning at the White Dune, with basically no people apart from us and a couple of fishermen (these have been there for so long that the birds got to get used to their presence). Lots of birds!

This was literally head into its job! Also obvious the Oystercatcher on the left.

Special guest: Siham

Time: ca. 11:00 am

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What

Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus

Observer

dakhlarovers

Date

November 10, 2017

Description

A great morning at the White Dune, with basically no people apart from us and a couple of fishermen (these have been there for so long that the birds got to get used to their presence). Lots of birds!

This was one of a single pair - also see the Bar-tailed Godwit on the right.

Special guest: Siham

Time: ca. 11:00 am

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What

Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia

Observer

dakhlarovers

Date

November 10, 2017

Description

A great morning at the White Dune, with basically no people apart from us and a couple of fishermen (these have been there for so long that the birds got to get used to their presence). Lots of birds!

(yes, if you look carefully you will see a couple of them mixed with many more Audoin's Gulls :-) some of which have been ringed https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/8875967)

Special guest: Siham

Time: ca. 11:00 am

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What

Audouin's Gull Ichthyaetus audouinii

Observer

dakhlarovers

Date

November 10, 2017

Description

A great morning at the White Dune, with basically no people apart from us and a couple of fishermen (these have been there for so long that the birds got to get used to their presence). Lots of birds!

We took some random pics in this flock of gulls (mixed with Sterna caspia), and only at home saw at least four of them were ringed.

Special guest: Siham

Time: ca. 11:00 am

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What

Grey Heron Ardea cinerea

Observer

dakhlarovers

Date

November 10, 2017

Description

A great morning at the White Dune, with basically no people apart from us and a couple of fishermen (these have been there for so long that the birds got to get used to their presence). Lots of birds!

Special guest: Siham

Time: ca. 11:00 am

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What

Eurasian Kestrel Falco tinnunculus

Observer

dakhlarovers

Date

November 5, 2017

Description

Spotted by chance on the short pist from the "Oyster Farm", a simply (and tasty!) restaurant literally feet in the water. We tried to get closer with the car but to no avail. This is all we got.

Special guests: Roxane & Daniel

Time: ca 4 pm

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Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata

Observer

dakhlarovers

Date

October 31, 2017

Description

However, the pic is so bad that we're still undecided... are they Whimbrels, instead?

Time about noon.
Special Guests: Sophie, Abdu, Julie, Kamal and friends

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What

Osprey Pandion haliaetus

Observer

dakhlarovers

Date

October 31, 2017

Place

White Dune (Google, OSM)

Description

Not the first time we spotted it around the White Dune, but the first we could catch it on camera.

Time: around noon.

Special guests: Sophie, Abdu, Kamal, Julie and friends

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What

Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia

Observer

dakhlarovers

Date

September 20, 2017 04:54 PM BST

Description

In a mixed group with Lesser Black-backed Gulls.

Time: ca. 5:00 pm

Special guests: Françoise and Michel

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What

Dunlin Calidris alpina

Observer

dakhlarovers

Date

September 20, 2017 02:32 PM BST

Description

Mixed with Plovers https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/8206537 and Lesser Black-backed Gulls. In the core of the Dakhla Ramsar zone, right when the tide was reaching its peak (on a day with tidal coefficient close to 1).

Time: ca. 2:30 pm

Special guests: Françoise and Michel

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What

Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula

Observer

dakhlarovers

Date

September 20, 2017 02:32 PM BST

Description

Mixed with Dunlins https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/8207006 and Lesser Black-backed Gulls.
In the core of the Dakhla Ramsar zone, right when the tide was reaching its peak (on a day with tidal coefficient close to 1). A nice pool of birds, here focusing on Plovers. Debating which one (bad light and focus zooming in).

Time: ca. 2:30 pm

Special guests: Françoise and Michel

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What

Greater Hoopoe-Lark Alaemon alaudipes

Observer

dakhlarovers

Date

June 12, 2017 01:39 PM WET

Description

A rather common encounter in the dunes (but taking a decent pic is a different story...).

Time ca. 1:30 pm

Special guests: Dan & Rose

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dakhlarovers

Date

June 15, 2017 01:50 PM BST

Description

A tiny one - can't get beyond genus, advice more than welcome!

Time: ca. 2pm

Special guests: Dan & Rose

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What

Libyan Striped Weasel Ictonyx libycus

Observer

dakhlarovers

Date

June 12, 2017 01:39 PM WET

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

It crossed the way to disappear quickly in the dark. Spotted in an area with scattered dunes.

Time: midnight

Special giests: Dan and Rose

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What

Garden Orbweavers Genus Argiope

Observer

dakhlarovers

Date

August 29, 2017

Description

On its way to spin its web, we spotted this spider while walking through the plants in the artificial oasis.

We think it is A. lobata but comments and better IDs are welcome! In this, we're taking advantage of your expertise (also thanks for the A. sector obs, it helped a lot! http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/7490658)

@finrod
@sambiology
@andreapnor

Time: ca 10:30 am

Special thanks to Franck Chevalier for letting us in.

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What

Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus

Observer

dakhlarovers

Date

August 16, 2017 10:38 AM BST

Description

A single individual spotted by chance while stopping on our way to Imlili.

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What

West African Fiddler Crab Afruca tangeri

Observer

dakhlarovers

Date

August 29, 2017 12:10 PM BST

Description

This is the iconic fiddler crab of the Dakhla bay, here spotted in the sea foam of the intertidal (Ramsar zone).

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Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus

Observer

dakhlarovers

Date

August 29, 2017 12:10 PM BST

Description

A small group of Greater Flamingo combing the tidal flat of Dakhla's Ramsar zone.

Time: ca. 12:00

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Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica

Observer

dakhlarovers

Date

August 29, 2017 12:10 PM BST

Description

One of the many birds that can be spotted in the Ramsar zone of the Dakhla bay, here at very low tide.

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White Stork Ciconia ciconia

Observer

dakhlarovers

Date

August 29, 2017

Description

A single individual initially spotted around the ponds in the artificial oasis where many birds come to find water in the morning.

Time: ca 10:30 am

Special thanks to Franck Chevalier for letting us in.

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What

Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia

Observer

dakhlarovers

Date

August 29, 2017

Description

Spotted at one of the ponds in the artificial oasis.

Time: ca 10:30 am

Special thanks to Franck Chevalier for letting us in.

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