During four winter seasons from 2002 to 2006, I lived in the Red Sea resort village of El Gouna. Working as a tour guide and doing lots of birding during my free time I collected a wealth of knowledge and experience on birding and travelling in this fascinating country. I have since arranged and lead a number of birding trips, the last one in April/May 2010.
I was one of the early board members of the Egyptian Ornithological Rarities Committee, to see our work please visit the website at http://www.chn-france.org/eorc/
Caspian Plover - a dream bird possible for those visiting Egypt in March - early April.
El Gouna, April 2010. Photo by Mattias Ullman
There is now a Facebook group called "Birding in Egypt" that is active and lively with records, photos and discussions.
Some records and photos, including Black Bush Robin, from swedish birders visiting in March 2008 can be seen here and pictures of many raptors and a Pintail Snipe at Sharm el-Sheikh in October 2010 can be seen here
Here are the results of the trips I have arranged over the last years:
January 2009 (only the list of species in English)
April/May 2010 (for swedish tour operator AviFauna)
The Egyptian Red Sea coastline with its isolated villages and gardens
have a mega potential for vagrants: this Pied Stonechat is one of very
few records in the Western Palearctic! Photo by Kai Gauger