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

 

Eagles and White Stork in Oman

Driving down from Muscat I arrived in Salalah just as the first of the White Storks and migratory Eagles arrived for the winter .

Eagle Salalah
Eagle Salalah

The storks spread through the hills feeding on insects; they also congregate in an area next to hundreds of eagles.

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