17 July 2014

Eurasian Griffon Vultures at Tanoumah Park – Tanoumah

Tanoumah Park is positioned along the edge of the main escarpment. It is reached by taking a left turn at the main junction in Tanoumah town and has a parking area with picnic tables and some trees and grass. The rocky edge of the escarpment has had Yemen Serin previously and Eurasian Griffon Vulture can be seen flying over these cliffs. We had good views of eight birds in the air together, which was encouraging for this declining species. This is probably the best site in the Kingdom for seeing this species, so are worth looking for if you are in the area. We did not stay in the area for very long as but also saw Long-billed Pipits, Tristram’s Starlings, Red-rumped Swallows, Palestinian Sunbirds, Gambaga Flycatchers and African Paradise Flycatcher.
Eurasian Griffon Vulture
Eurasian Griffon Vulture
Gambaga Flycatcher
Palestinian Sunbird