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Birding in Jordan : Wadi Rum, a desert paradise

Wadi Rum desert 1

Crossing the desert towards Wadi Rum

Wadi Rum desert 2

We enter the spectacular desert gorges

Wadi Rum desert 3

Dramatic desert scenery

Wadi Rum desert camel train

We meet the locals!

Wadi Rum desert showing birds

We were soon showing them some fantastic birds

Wadi Rum Sooty 1

Sooty Falcon

Wadi Rum Sooty 2

Sooty Falcon in flight. We saw at least five of these enigmatic falcons, a lifer for us!

Wadi Rum desert camels

Bedouin Camels grazing

Wadi Rum desert camp

We were invited to the Bedouins' camp for tea!

Wadi Rum Rosefinch 4

Sinai Rosefinches fed and watered by the Bedouins

Wadi Rum Rosefinch 5

Beautiful male Sinai Rosefinches

Wadi Rum Rosefinch 6

A handsome couple!

Wadi Rum Sand Partridge 1

Sand Partridge, another lifer

Wadi Rum desert bird book

Discussing partridge identification

Wadi Rum desert tracks

As the sun began to set, our guide showed us his expertise in making tracks

Wadi Rum desert camel Cristina

Cristina takes the camels for a ride

Wadi Rum desert sunset 1

Watching the setting sun

Wadi Rum desert sunset 2

Atmospheric desert sunset

As the sun rose the next day, we headed out to do more desert birding. More photos to come....


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