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List of birds of Egypt

List of birds of Egypt
With a good tourist infrastructure and many historical sites to visit, Egypt is a popular destination. Luckily for birdwatchers, tourist destinations such as the Pyramids, the Red Sea, and the Upper Nile coincide with important locations for bird watching. Its strategic position with a land bridge and short sea crossings between Africa and Asia ensures that Egypt is an important country for migrants and wintering species.

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  • Abyssinian roller
  • African collared dove
  • African darter
  • African fish eagle
  • African openbill
  • African pied wagtail
  • African pipit
  • African skimmer
  • African swamphen
  • Allen’s gallinule
  • Alpine swift
  • American pipit
  • Aquatic warbler
  • Aquatic warbler
  • Arabian babbler
  • Arabian ostrich
  • Arabian warbler
  • Armenian gull
  • Asian desert warbler
  • Audouin’s gull
  • Baillon’s crake
  • Balearic shearwater
  • Bamacle goose
  • Banded martin
  • Bank swallow
  • Barbary falcon
  • Barbary partridge
  • Barn owl
  • Barn swallow
  • Barred warbler
  • Bar-tailed godwit
  • Bar-tailed lark
  • Bateleur
  • Bearded reedling
  • Bearded vulture
  • Bimaculated lark
  • Black kite
  • Black redstart
  • Black stork
  • Black tern
  • Black-bellied plover
  • Black-bellied sandgrouse
  • Black-crowned night-heron
  • Black-crowned sparrow-lark
  • Black-eared wheatear
  • Black-headed bunting
  • Black-headed gull
  • Black-headed heron
  • Black-legged kittiwake
  • Black-scrub robin
  • Blackstart
  • Black-tailed godwit
  • Black-throated thrush
  • Black-winged kite
  • Black-winged pratincole
  • Black-winged stilt
  • Blue rock-thrush
  • Blue winged teal
  • Blue-cheeked bee-eater
  • Bluethroat
  • Blythy’s reed warbler
  • Bonelli’s eagle
  • Booted warbler
  • Booty eagle
  • Brambling
  • Brant
  • Bridled tern
  • Broad-billed sandpiper
  • Brown booby
  • Brown-necked raven
  • Bruce’s green pigeon
  • Calandra lark
  • Carrion crow
  • Caspian gull
  • Caspian plover
  • Caspian tern
  • Cattle egret
  • Cetti’s warbler
  • Chestnut-bellied sandgrouse
  • Chestnut-shouldered petronia
  • Chukar
  • Cinereous bunting
  • Cinereous vulture
  • Cinnamon roller
  • Cirl bunting
  • Citrine wagtail
  • Clamorous reed warbler
  • Collared flycatcher
  • Collared kingfisher
  • Collared pratincole
  • Common bulbul
  • Common buzzard
  • Common chaffinch
  • Common chiffchaff
  • Common crane
  • Common cuckoo
  • Common fire-crest
  • Common grasshopper warbler
  • Common greenshank
  • Common house-martin
  • Common kingfisher
  • Common myna
  • Common nightingale
  • Common ostrich
  • Common pochard
  • Common quail
  • Common raven
  • Common redshank
  • Common redstart
  • Common ringed plover
  • Common rose-finch
  • Common sandpiper
  • Common shelduck
  • Common snipe
  • Common swift
  • Common tern
  • Common wood pigeon
  • Corn bunting
  • Corn crake
  • Cory’s shearwater
  • Crab-plover
  • Cream-colored courser
  • Crested lark
  • Cretzschmar’s bunting
  • Crowned sandgrouse
  • Curlew sandpiper
  • Cyprus warbler
  • Cyprus wheatear
  • Dalmatian pelican
  • Dead sea sparrow
  • Demoiselle crane
  • Desert lark
  • Desert owl
  • Desert sparrow
  • Desert wheatear
  • Dunlin
  • Dunnock
  • Dupont’s lark
  • Dusky warbler
  • Eared grebe
  • Eastern bonelli’s warbler
  • Eastern olivaceous warbler
  • Eastern orphean warbler
  • Egyptian goose
  • Egyptian nightjar
  • Egyptian plover
  • Egyptian vulture
  • Eleonora’s falcon
  • Ethiopian swallow
  • Eurasian blackbird
  • Eurasian blackcap
  • Eurasian collared dove
  • Eurasian coot
  • Eurasian crag-martin
  • Eurasian curlew
  • Eurasian dotterel
  • Eurasian eagle owl
  • Eurasian golden oriole
  • Eurasian griffon
  • Eurasian hobby
  • Eurasian hoopoe
  • Eurasian kestrel
  • Eurasian marsh-harrier
  • Eurasian moorhen
  • Eurasian nightjar
  • Eurasian oystercatcher
  • Eurasian penduline-tit
  • Eurasian reed warbler
  • Eurasian river warbler
  • Eurasian scops owl
  • Eurasian siskin
  • Eurasian skylark
  • Eurasian sparrow-hawk
  • Eurasian spoonbill
  • Eurasian thick-knee
  • Eurasian tree-sparrow
  • Eurasian wigeon
  • Eurasian woodcock
  • Eurasian wryneck
  • European bee-eater
  • European golden-plover
  • European green-finch
  • European honey buzzard
  • European pied flycatcher
  • European robin
  • European roller
  • European serin
  • European shag
  • European starling
  • European stonechat
  • European turtle dove
  • Fan-tailed raven
  • Ferruginous duck
  • Fieldfare
  • Finsch’s wheatear
  • Fire-fronted serin
  • Franklin’s gull
  • Fulvous chatterer
  • Gabar goshawk
  • Gadwall
  • Garden warbler
  • Garganey
  • Glossy ibis
  • Goldcrest
  • Golden eagle
  • Goliath heron
  • Graceful prinia
  • Gray heron
  • Gray wagtail
  • Gray-hooded gull
  • Graylag goose
  • Gray-necked bunting
  • Great bittern
  • Great bustard
  • Great cormorant
  • Great crested grebe
  • Great crested tern
  • Great egret
  • Great gray shrike
  • Great reed warbler
  • Great snipe
  • Great spotted cuckoo
  • Great tit
  • Great white pelican
  • Greater flamingo
  • Greater hoopoe-lark
  • Greater painted snipe
  • Greater sand-plover
  • Greater short-toed lark
  • Greater spotted-eagle
  • Greater white-fronted goose
  • Greater whitethroat
  • Green bee-eater
  • Green sandpiper
  • Greenish warbler
  • Green-winged teal
  • Gull-billed tern
  • Hawfinch
  • Hen harrier
  • Hooded crow
  • Hooded wheatear
  • Houbara bustard
  • House crow
  • House sparrow
  • Hypocolius
  • Icterine warbler
  • Imperial eagle
  • Indian silverbill
  • Isabelline shrike
  • Isabelline wheatear
  • Jack snipe
  • Kentish plover
  • Kitilitz’s plover
  • Kurdish wheatear
  • Lanner falcon
  • Lappet-faced vulture
  • Laughing dove
  • Leach’s storm petrel
  • Lesser black-backed gull
  • Lesser crested tern
  • Lesser flamingo
  • Lesser gray shrike
  • Lesser kestrel
  • Lesser moorhen
  • Lesser sand plover
  • Lesser short-toed lark
  • Lesser spotted-eagle
  • Lesser white-fronted goose
  • Lesser whitethroat
  • Levant sparrow-hawk
  • Lichtenstein’s sandgrouse
  • Little bittern
  • Little bunting
  • Little bustard
  • Little crake
  • Little egret
  • Little grebe
  • Little gull
  • Little owl
  • Little ringed plover
  • Little stint
  • Little swift
  • Little tern
  • Long-billed pipit
  • Long-eared owl
  • Long-legged buzzard
  • Long-tailed cormorant
  • Long-tailed jaeger
  • Long-toed stint
  • Macqueen’s bustard
  • Mallard
  • Marabou stork
  • Marbled teal
  • Marmora’s warbler
  • Marsh sandpiper
  • Marsh warbler
  • Masked booby
  • Masked shrike
  • Meadow pipit
  • Mediterranean gull
  • Menetries’s warbler
  • Merlin
  • Mew gull
  • Mistle thrush
  • Moltoni’s warbler
  • Mongolian finch
  • Montagu’s harrier
  • Mourning collared dove
  • Mourning wheatear
  • Moustached warbler
  • Mute swan
  • Namaqua dove
  • Nile valley sunbird
  • North African ostrich
  • Northern gannet
  • Northern goshawk
  • Northern lapwing
  • Northern pintail
  • Northern shoveler
  • Northern wheatear
  • Olive-tree warbler
  • Oriental honey buzzard
  • Oriental pratincole
  • Oriental skylark
  • Oriental turtle dove
  • Ortolan bunting
  • Osprey
  • Pacific golden plover
  • Pale rock-finch
  • Palestine sunbird
  • Pallas’s gull
  • Pallid harrier
  • Pallid scops-owl
  • Pallid swift
  • Parasitic jaeger
  • Pectoral sandpiper
  • Peregrine falcon
  • Pharaoh eagle-owl
  • Pied avocet
  • Pied bush-chat
  • Pied crow
  • Pied kingfisher
  • Pied wheatear
  • Pink-backed pelican
  • Pin-tailed sandgrouse
  • Plain martin
  • Pomarine jaeger
  • Purple heron
  • Pygmy cormorant
  • Red Avadavat
  • Red kite
  • Red knot
  • Red phalarope
  • Red-backed shrike
  • Red-billed tropicbird
  • Red-breasted flycatcher
  • Red-breasted goose
  • Red-breasted merganser
  • Red-crested pochard
  • Red-footed falcon
  • Red-headed bunting
  • Red-necked grebe
  • Red-necked phalarope
  • Red-rumped swallow
  • Red-rumped wheatear
  • Red-tailed shrike
  • Red-throated pipit
  • Redwing
  • Reed bunting
  • Richard’s pipit
  • Ring ouzel
  • Rock martin
  • Rock pigeon
  • Rook
  • Rose-ringed parakeet
  • Rosy starling
  • Rosy-patched bush-shrike
  • Ruddy duck
  • Ruddy shelduck
  • Ruddy turnstone
  • Ruff
  • Rufous-tailed rock-thrush
  • Rufous-tailed scrub-robin
  • Ruppell’s vulture
  • Ruppell’s warbler
  • Rustic bunting
  • Sacred ibis
  • Saker falcon
  • Sand partridge
  • Sanderling
  • Sandwich tern
  • Sardinian warbler
  • Saunders’s tern
  • Sav’s warbler
  • Schrenck’s bittern
  • Scrub warbler
  • Sedge warbler
  • Semi-collared flycatcher
  • Senegal coucal
  • Senegal thick-knee
  • Shinning sunbird
  • Short-eared owl
  • Short-toed snake-eagle
  • Siberian ruby-thrush
  • Siberian stonechat
  • Sinai rose-finch
  • Slender-billed curlew
  • Slender-billed gull
  • Smew
  • Sociable lapwing
  • Song thrush
  • Sooty falcon
  • Sooty gull
  • Sooty shearwater
  • Spanish sparrow
  • Spectacled warbler
  • Spotted crake
  • Spotted flycatcher
  • Spotted redshank
  • Spotted sandgrouse
  • Spur-winged plover
  • Squacco heron
  • Steppe eagle
  • Stock dove
  • Streaked shearwater
  • Streaked weaver
  • Streak-throated swallow
  • Striated heron
  • Striolated bunting
  • Sub-alpine warbler
  • Syrian serin
  • Syrian woodpecker
  • Taiga bean-goose
  • Tawny eagle
  • Tawny pipit
  • Temmnick’s lark
  • Temmnick’s stint
  • Terek sandpiper
  • Thekla’s lark
  • Thick-billed lark
  • Thick-billed warbler
  • Three-banded plover
  • Thrush nightingale
  • Tree pipit
  • Tristram’s starling
  • Trumpeter finch
  • Tufted duck
  • Upcher’s warbler
  • Velvet scoter
  • Verreaux’s eagle
  • Village weaver
  • Wahlberg’s eagle
  • Water pipit
  • Water rail
  • Wedge-tailed shearwater
  • Western bonelli’s warbler
  • Western olivaceous warbler
  • Western reef heron
  • Western yellow wagtail
  • Whimbrel
  • Whinchat
  • Whiskered tern
  • White spectacled bulbul
  • White stock
  • White wagtail
  • White-backed vulture
  • White-capped albatross
  • White-cheeked tern
  • White-crowned wheatear
  • White-eyed gull
  • White-headed duck
  • White-tailed eagle
  • White-tailed lapwing
  • White-throated kingfisher
  • White-throated robin
  • White-winged snow-finch
  • White-winged tern
  • Whooper swan
  • Willow warbler
  • Wilson’s storm petrel
  • Wood lark
  • Wood sandpiper
  • Wood warbler
  • Woodchat shrike
  • Yelkouan shearwater
  • Yellow bittern
  • Yellow-billed kite
  • Yellow-billed stork
  • Yellow-breasted bunting
  • Yellow-browed warbler
  • Yellow-legged gull
  • Zitting cisticola

Best time for birding in Egypt

The best time to visit Egypt is between October and April, when temperatures are cooler, but still pleasantly warm across the country. This makes exploring the busy streets of Cairo, visiting the Pyramids in the desert, and exploring ancient Pharaonic tombs more comfortable and enjoyable.

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