02 April 2013

The Phoenix 29

The latest edition of Phoenix has just arrived in Saudi Arabia.  Phoenix 29 – January 2013 (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 from the entire region. Highlights on birds in Saudi Arabia from Phoenix 29 include:-
Wadi Ushar & Jebal Uthrub: an Important Bird Area in the South West Highlands, Saudi Arabia by M. Zafar-ul Islam
Swifts breeding at the Makkah Holy Sites by Ulrich Tigges
Out of Africa? Some notes on Arabian Vultures by P.J. Mundy
The Changing Status of Egyptian Nightjar in Eastern Arabia by Jem Babbington
Using a Trail Camera to Record the Breeding Behaviour of Saunder’s Tern on Farasan Isands, Saudi Arabia by Monif Al Rashidi
Olivaceous Warblers at Yanbu by Brian Meadows
First Record of Black-winged Kite in the Eastern Province by Phil Roberts
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
E-mail: ArabianBirds AT dsl DOT pipex DOT com