World Tourism Day in Oman

with a focus on BioDoversity

The theme for Word Tourism Day this year is Tourism and BioDiversity.

So what better proponents of the theme in Oman than Hadi Al Hikmani, who is doing his part in securing a future for Oman’s Arabian Leopard and its environment in Jebel Samhan in southern Oman

Hadi Al Hikmani in Dhofar
Hadi Al Hikmani in Dhofar

and Prince Charles, shown here in Oman’s spectacular Continue reading “World Tourism Day in Oman”

Oman’s Birds

Oman is home or visited by almost 500 species of Bird; we were delighted to see two of the most magnificent.

Skirting around Jebel Samhan in Dhofar we had two wonderful experiences . Over the coastal region two Verreaux’s Eagles cavorted in the sky above. These are probably the largest Eagles in Oman and since they pair for a long time – I assume this was a male and female.

Verreaux’s Eagles in the skies of Dhofar
Verreaux’s Eagles in the skies of Dhofar

Larger still – a flock (if that’s the appropriate name ) of 8 Griffin Vultures glided away over the mountain plateau. The Griffin, along with the Lappet Faced, is Oman’s largest Raptor .

One of a flock of 8 Griffin Vultures over Dhofars Mountains
One of a flock of 8 Griffin Vultures over Dhofars Mountains