The window for visiting this most rich and fascinating country – from the ”Damascus spring” in 2001 to the ”Arab spring” and subsequent civil war in 2011 – was a period of exciting birding discoveries.

I made five visits during the years 2008-2011, both explorative birding, leading tours and doing bird research as intern with BirdLife.

September 2008 (part of Syria & Jordan trip)

April 2009

April 2010

September 2010

March 2011