Fayoum Bird-watching Guide

There are variety of many birds in Fayoum that you can watch and discover all over the year, but usually the best time we recommend and known as the season of these Birds in Fayoum is from October till the end of April as the numbers and the kinds of birds are multiplied.
Fayoum is an amazing bird watching destination in Egypt, very famous for its tasty fruits and vegetables. Birds migrate to the oasis for the lush plants and the waters of Lake Quarun, the largest salt water lake in Egypt and one of the oldest natural lakes in the world. Here you’ll find Grebes, coots, ducks and shorebirds during winter.
In its South-Western part, the Fayoum depression is also home to the Rayyan Valley, or Wadi Ar-Rayyan, which covers 11,450 hectares of lakes, 1,580 hectares of wetlands and 160,949 hectares of desert lands. The area has been declared as a protected area in 1989. Being near from Cairo, the area is visited yearly by Only hundreds or thousands of Egyptians and foreign tourists who enjoy the natural features of the protectorate.
Fayoum Oasis offers a great experience to explore some of the beautiful migratory birds. There are various kinds of Birds that can be watched in Fayoum as below:
Grey Shrike
Fan-tailed warbler
Graceful – warbler
Nile valley Sunbird
Common Bulbul
Crested Lark
Hoopoe Lark
Pied Kingfisher
Little Green Bee –Eater
Turtle Dove
Collared dove
Little owl
Senegal Cucal
Spur – winged Plover
Painted Snipe
Senegal thick – knee
Black – Shouldered kite
Purple Gallinule
Little Egret
Cattle Egret
Grey Heron
Squacco Heron
Black-winged stilt
Curlew (from December till March)
Cormorant (from November till March)
Flamingo (from December till April)
Spoonbill (from December till April)
Purple Heron (from November till March)
Bee-eater (from April till September)
Glossy Ibis (September till October / March till May)
Ringed plover (Winter visitor)
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