04 April 2012

Phoenix 28

The latest edition of Phoenix has just arrived in Saudi Arabia.  Phoenix 28 – January 2012 (ISSN 0268-487X) Complied and distributed by Michael Jennings, coordinator of the Breeding Birds of Arabia. This is a magazine about Arabian birds and has many interesting articles in it. Highlights on birds in Saudi Arabia from Phoenix 28 include:-
·         Status and range extension of Purple Swamphen in eastern Saudi Arabia – Phil Roberts & Jem Babbington
·         The decline of Griffon Vulture in Saudi Arabia – Mohammed Shobrak
·         Breeding seabirds in the northern Red Sea of Saudi Arabia – Mohammed Shobrak & Abdulhadi A. Aloufi
·         The status of Shelducks in the Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia – Brian S. Meadows
·         Crested Honey Buzzard – A summer record from Saudi Arabia – Jem Babbington
·         Wildlife trade in Taif Region, Saudi Arabia – Mohammed Shobrak & Ali S. Al-Fagih
·         Bird observations at three Protected Areas in north-west Saudi Arabia : May 2011
·         Slender-billed Curlew survey in Saudi Arabia January 2011

Mike Jennings is the editor of the magazine and it is sent free to all people who help Mike with his ABBA (Arabian Breeding Bird Atlas) work or who contribute articles to the magazine. This is another example of Mike’s tremendous efforts regarding Arabian Birds and he is undoubtedly the most knowledgeable birdwatcher on the birds of Saudi Arabia. Another great thing is Mike is also willing to share his knowledge with anyone who is interested in asking.

Copies can often be obtained for a small donation from Mike at:-
Mike Jennings
ABBA Phoenix
Warners Farm House
Warners Drove
PE28 3WD
United Kingdom
Tel: 0044 1487 841733