Petra’s amazing and intricately carved, multi-storey temples and buildings became familiar to many people when it was used as a set for one of the films from the Indiana Jones series, as well as for the cover of National Geographic Magazine. And rightfully so; as this is without a doubt, the most 'must-see' site in the entire Middle East!
This marvellous ancient city is set within a 20 000ha National Park and some special birds can also be seen during our short extension here. These include the monotypic Streaked Scrub Warbler, Sooty Falcon, Sand Partridge, Mourning Wheatear, Palestine Sunbird, Rock Sparrow, Sinai Rosefinch, Syrian Serin and Striolated Bunting. In addition, this region is situated within a strong raptor migration route, so we can expect to see good numbers of these passage migrants as they soar overhead
Palestine Sunbird; Sinai Rosefinch; Syrian Woodpecker; Fan-tailed Raven; Sooty Falcon; Sand Partridge; Rock Sparrow; Syrian Serin; Striolated Bunting
gardens and fields in Amman and various dry habitats further south
warm and dry conditions with cooler evenings
1 - 10 with 1 Rockjumper leader / 11 - 14 with 2 Rockjumper leaders
leisurely paced birding, undemanding but long walk in Petra
relaxed and easy
Rose City of Petra, shopping
I was really pleasantly surprised about every aspect of the Oman & UAE tour. Forrest Rowland did an outstanding job in every way and he has a great sense of humour. This tour exceeded my expectations. The pace was just right, accommodations and meals were of high quality, and Forrest did a great job of organizing details and making sure everything ran smoothly. He found the species that were sought and had expert knowledge of where the birds were likely to be found and when was the best time to try for them.
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