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Dahab Sewage ponds and birdwatching.

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Dahab Sewage ponds and birdwatching.

Thanks to those who submitted information about the sewage ponds.

Had a great holiday at the Happy Life Hotel.They ran a daily shuttle bus which dropped me off every day within 250 yards.

Apart from its desolate location and ocassional bad pongs at the sewage ponds the birdwatching was top notch.

Birds recorded there-

1 Whiskered Tern

5 Black winged Stilt

2 Squacco Heron

1 Reef Egret

1 Cattle Egret

5 Greenshank

3 Redshank

4 Common Sandpiper

4 Grey Heron

10 Spur - Winged Lapwing

6 Ringed Plover

5 Rock Dove

Numerous Rock Martin

15 Yellow Wagtail

50 Coot

50 Little Grebe

1 Shoveller

1 Snipe

12 Mallard

3 Dunlin

15 Yellow Legged Gull

1 European Beeater

Hooded Crow

Laughing Doves and House Sparrows in abundance

1 Kestrel.

Birds around the Happy Life to the Mercure and coastal path going south,and Wadi Gnai included- Caspian Tern

Rock Martin

Hooded Wheatear

White Crowned Wheatear

Isabelline Wheatear

Spotted Flycatcher

European Wheatear

Collared Flycatcher

Yellow Legged Gull

Green Heron

Kingfisher

Common Sandpiper

Yellow Legged Gull

Red Back Shrike

Grey Shrike

Brown Necked Raven

Rose Coloured Starling

Rock Martin

Barn Swallow

Red Rump Swallow

Swift

Olivaceous Warbler

Yellow Wagtail

Collared Dove

Numerous Hous Sparrows and Laughing Gulls

Edited: 9:39 am, August 31, 2012
Scotland
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1. Re: Dahab Sewage ponds and birdwatching.

Thanks for the report.

London, United...
posts: 835
reviews: 14
2. Re: Dahab Sewage ponds and birdwatching.

Cheers!

The last paragraph should have read House Sparrows and Laughing Doves.

Faro, Faro, Portugal
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reviews: 7
3. Re: Dahab Sewage ponds and birdwatching.

Looks like you enjoyed yourself. Top ten squire.

London, United...
posts: 835
reviews: 14
4. Re: Dahab Sewage ponds and birdwatching.

Yes we did.

The sewage works were great for birds.

The Happy Life wasn't half bad either.Great location.

We did a a lot of walking south along the coast path.north to the Mercure ,WadiQunai and visited Dahab a few times.

Great holiday nice area.

Edited: 4:42 pm, September 03, 2012
South Sinai
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reviews: 2
5. Re: Dahab Sewage ponds and birdwatching.

Hi

Thanks for posting allthis about Dahab. Come back soon.

Hopefully we'll get more visitors and bird watching enthusiasts. :)

Thanks

London, United...
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6. Re: Dahab Sewage ponds and birdwatching.

A lovely holiday in a nice hotel,the Happy Life Hotel Dahab.

I really enjoyed seeing the spectacular Sinai Mountains and swimming in the clear waters looking at the reefs and fish.

I would definitely recommend this area in March,late August,September and October as I am sure there wold be a lot of bird migration happening then..

Scotland
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7. Re: Dahab Sewage ponds and birdwatching.

Well, I'm there in a week, staying for a month and pedalling out to the sewage ponds with a clothes peg on my nose and my ancient 10x25s.

Bring on the birds!

London, United...
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8. Re: Dahab Sewage ponds and birdwatching.

Best of luck!

Lets know what you find.

posts: 34
reviews: 16
9. Re: Dahab Sewage ponds and birdwatching.

Any more birding updates?

we are going in early December. Not desparately excited by the sewage ponds, but would like any other suggestions of good places to go for wildlife, interesting plants etc.

Can't wait.

In Motion
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10. Re: Dahab Sewage ponds and birdwatching.

Thank you for this report! I didn't know there is so much bird life around Dahab. Will check it out myself next time.