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Migratory birds from WF16

We have selected to feature 88 of the 187 birds that have been seen in Faynan, choosing those most likely to be seen and some of the most elusive, many of which were also present in the Neolithic. We present these birds in two sections, those which are resident and might be seen all year round, and the migrants, to be seen either in the spring or the autumn. Click on the linked bird names below to see additional information about them.  

We then present a further 23 birds that are represented in the bird bones at the Neolithic site of WF16 but no longer seen in Faynan. These show how the habitats in Faynan have changed, indicating that there was once much more water and woodland than is found today. 

Greylag Goose Anser anser

Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula

Common Pochard Aythya ferina

Gadwall Mareca strepera

Northern Pintail Anas acuta

Eurasian Wigeon Mareca penelope

Northern Bald Ibis Geronticus eremita

Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus

Little Egret Egretta garzetta

Purple Heron Ardea purpurea

Osprey Pandion haliaetus

Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos

Eurasian Coot Fulica atra

Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus

Stock Dove Columba oenas

Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus

Rook Corvus frugilegus

Hooded Crow Corvus cornix

Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus