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Wildlife of the Sinai Peninsula

Wildlife of the Sinai Peninsula

The Sinai desert, at first glance, may seem pretty barren, but with closer inspection, visitors can see a variety of desert wildlife! Plants, insects, mammals, reptiles, and more. Join us on this mission to document these amazing desert species.
Please only wild native or migratory species. No marine life, just terrestrial plants and animals, and no captive animals. Please provide as much information as possible on location, time of spotting, animal behavior and interactions, and weather conditions. Please include any information about local (Bedouin) traditional uses (medicinal, practical, edible). Sign in to join mission

Wildlife of the Sinai Peninsula
Created by

Bernadette S

Website 31 participants 657 spottings

The purpose of this mission is to document all native wildlife found in the deserts of the Sinai Peninsula, Egypt. Sinai is located in a unique position - a land bridge between Africa and Asia - covering some 61,000 km in total area, with a variety of geographic features - limestone hills, a sandstone belt, gravel plains, magmatic & metaphoric rocks, extreme deserts, coastal plains, and high mountains. Regarding the flora, three geographical regions are found here - Saharo-Arabian, Sudanian, and Irano-Turanian.

Wildlife of the Sinai Peninsula

Lat: 29.72 Long: 33.86

Recent Spottings

Curculionidae mikatzu 4 0 Curculionidae
dwarf honeybees mikatzu 7 0 dwarf honeybees
Leaf-footed Bug Bernadette S 3 0 Leaf-footed Bug
Convolvulus hystrix Bernadette S 2 0 Convolvulus hystrix
Spotting Senda Kala 1 0 Spotting
Spotting Bernadette S 2 0 Spotting
Scarce Marsh Helleborine Bernadette S 7 4 Scarce Marsh Helleborine
Desert Grayling Bernadette S 5 2 Desert Grayling
Oleander hawk-moth Senda Kala 2 0 Oleander hawk-moth
Spotting Bernadette S 2 0 Spotting
Milk Broom Bernadette S 9 2 Milk Broom
Spider Web Bernadette S 7 4 Spider Web
Egyptian Pygmy Mantis SendaKala 5 1 Egyptian Pygmy Mantis
Large Salmon Arab Bernadette S 1 0 Large Salmon Arab
African Caper White Bernadette S 1 0 African Caper White
Large Salmon Arab - Larva to Adult Bernadette S 1 0 Large Salmon Arab - Larva to Adult
Desert Skimmer Bernadette S 3 0 Desert Skimmer
Spotting Senda Kala 0 0 Spotting
Red Dwarf Honey Bee Nest Bernadette S 7 0 Red Dwarf Honey Bee Nest
Roughtail Rock Agama Senda Kala 0 0 Roughtail Rock Agama
Weevil Senda Kala 1 1 Weevil
Bluethroat Senda Kala 2 0 Bluethroat
Moth Bernadette S 1 0 Moth
Egyptian Red Fox Senda Kala 1 2 Egyptian Red Fox
Oleander hawk-moth Senda Kala 2 1 Oleander hawk-moth
Long-legged buzzard Senda Kala 3 0 Long-legged buzzard
Slender-billed gull Senda Kala 1 2 Slender-billed gull
Western reef heron Senda Kala 1 0 Western reef heron
White stork Senda Kala 3 0 White stork
Darkling Beetle Senda Kala 1 3 Darkling Beetle
Eurasian curlew Senda Kala 1 0 Eurasian curlew
Darkling Beetle Senda Kala 0 1 Darkling Beetle
Caspian tern Senda Kala 3 0 Caspian tern
Jumping spider Senda Kala 4 3 Jumping spider
Laughing dove nest Senda Kala 2 0 Laughing dove nest
Blackstart Senda Kala 3 2 Blackstart
Rüppell's warbler Senda Kala 3 0 Rüppell's warbler
Palestine sunbird Senda Kala 1 0 Palestine sunbird
Desert Locust Senda Kala 3 0 Desert Locust
Heliotropes Senda Kala 1 0 Heliotropes
Dwarf honey bee Senda Kala 1 2 Dwarf honey bee
Carpenter Bee Senda Kala 1 2 Carpenter Bee
Aphid Senda Kala 1 2 Aphid
Spotting Senda Kala 1 0 Spotting
Giant African Mantis Senda Kala 3 0 Giant African Mantis
Mantis Ootheca Bernadette S 7 9 Mantis Ootheca
Desert Locust Bernadette S 1 0 Desert Locust
Grasshopper Bernadette S 3 2 Grasshopper
House Mouse Senda Kala 4 9 House Mouse
Vine Hawk-moth or Silver-striped Hawk-moth Senda Kala 1 1 Vine Hawk-moth or Silver-striped Hawk-moth

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