Wetlands are land areas that are saturated or flooded with water either permanently or seasonally. They provide habitat for animals and plants and are key for the survival of many species.

As the world celebrated #WorldWetlandsDay on the 2nd of February, 2019, NCE organized a birdwatching trip to Lake Qarun Protected Area, a Ramsar wetland site and Important Bird Area (IBA), and Tunis village in Fayoum.

We saw a variety of beautiful birds, some residing in Egypt, and others that migrated long distances to spend their winters here.

Here’s the list of birds we saw:

Greater flamingo
Little egret
Coot
Slender-billed gull
Pied kingfisher
Common kingfisher
White-breasted kingfisher
Spur-winged lapwing
Black-winged stilt
Little-ringed plover
Shoveler duck
Little stint
Southern grey shrike (Aucher’s)
Black-winged kite
African swamphen
Barn swallow
Squacco heron
Bittern
Moorhen
Clamorous reed warbler
Crested lark
Laughing dove
Common sandpiper
Ruff
Dunlin
Redshank
Snipe
White wagtail
Common Kestrel
Chiffchaff
Willow warbler

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