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Friday, February 1, 2019

A Visit to Tunis - Part 2, Birdwatching

In addition to the local artists, the village of Tunis is known for Egyptian birdwatching. The Fayoum oasis and Lake Qaroun are a major stopping point for migrating birds.  As this description of the Lake Qaroun Protected Area describes it:

Lake Qaroun is well known for wetland of international importance for waterbirds. The internationally important concentrations are Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis, Shoveler Anas clypeata and Slender-billed Gull Larus genei.
... The biological diversity of the reserves are very important when one considers that 88 species of birds have been spotted here. In addition, there are rare kinds of ducks, eagles, falcons, hornbills, macaws, swans and parakeets.
We came upon this bird watching guide's shop while walking through town but did not see the owner.
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We only spotted a couple of common types of birds on our walk through town but I imagine that an early morning visit to the right areas at the right time of the year would yield some very good pictures.
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