Updated: Oct 20, 2020
YOUR PHOTOGRAPHIC GUIDE TO BIRDS OF THE RED SEA, EGYPT
According to the Egyptian Ornithology Rarities Committee, 466 species of birds have been recorded in Egypt. Two thirds of these birds are migratory species and one third breed in the area.
The photographs in this guide were taken during the past year by Georgina Cole who has been living in El Gouna since 2004. Her passion for bird photography began after discovering kestrels nesting every year directly opposite to her balcony.
As a founding member of Rotary Club of Red Sea—El Gouna, Georgina has been working as a volunteer on projects serving all seven of Rotary International’s Areas of Focus since 2014.
The purpose of this guide is to support citizen science, providing you with directions on how to identify bird species using simple identification tools through the use of stunning photography. It will also be used to add further data submissions, mainly on the eBird platform.
eBird is among the world’s largest biodiversity-related science projects, with more than 100 million bird sightings recorded each year by eBirders around the world. eBird is managed by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and is a collaborative enterprise with hundreds of partner organizations, thousands of regional experts, and hundreds of thousands of users.
Author: Georgina Cole
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