Rare migratory birds appear for first time in Aqaba

Jordan

Published: 2021-05-23 18:10

Last Updated: 2024-04-22 01:41


Rare migratory birds appear for first time in Aqaba
Rare migratory birds appear for first time in Aqaba

The Jordanian Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature recorded Sunday the passage of rare migratory birds that appeared for the first time in the city of Aqaba during their break as part of their migration.

The director of the Aqaba Birds Observatory, Firas Al-Rahaleh, told Roya that the black-headed lark was documented during the current month for the first time on Jordanian soil.

He pointed to the monitoring of other rare birds, including the white-fronted geese, and white-eyed red ducks, which are threatened with extinction worldwide, and the pied oystercatcher, which is witnessing a decrease in species too.

Additionally, there was a presence of large numbers of other migratory birds recently, most notably the see-see partridge, which are on their way back from Africa to their original regions in Europe.

The society called on the general public to leave the birds be in order for them to be able to complete their journey.