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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 29 participants 647 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

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
Oleander hawk-moth Senda Kala 1 0 Oleander hawk-moth
Eurasian curlew Senda Kala 1 0 Eurasian curlew
Darkling Beetle Senda Kala 0 0 Darkling Beetle
Caspian tern Senda Kala 3 0 Caspian tern
Red Dwarf Honey Bee Nest Bernadette S 5 0 Red Dwarf Honey Bee Nest
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
Milk Broom Bernadette S 1 0 Milk Broom
Egyptian Pygmy Mantis SendaKala 3 1 Egyptian Pygmy Mantis
Vine Hawk-moth or Silver-striped Hawk-moth Senda Kala 1 0 Vine Hawk-moth or Silver-striped Hawk-moth
Praying Mantis Egg Case Senda Kala 0 3 Praying Mantis Egg Case
Eastern Bordered Straw Moth SendaKala 2 1 Eastern Bordered Straw Moth
Hairy Rose Beetle Senda Kala 1 0 Hairy Rose Beetle
Northern wheatear Senda Kala 1 0 Northern wheatear
Band-winged Grasshopper Bernadette S 0 2 Band-winged Grasshopper
Beetle Larva Senda Kala 0 2 Beetle Larva
Red Dwarf Honey Bee Bernadette S 7 1 Red Dwarf Honey Bee
Schokari Sand Racer Bernadette S 13 19 Schokari Sand Racer
Laughing Dove Nest with Eggs Bernadette S 1 0 Laughing Dove Nest with Eggs
Kentish Plover Bernadette S 3 0 Kentish Plover
White Storks Bernadette S 16 10 White Storks
Nubian Ibex Scat Bernadette S 1 0 Nubian Ibex Scat
Green Lynx Spider w/ Prey Bernadette S 1 0 Green Lynx Spider w/ Prey
Beetle Bernadette S 1 0 Beetle
Banded Black Carpet Beetle Bernadette S 1 2 Banded Black Carpet Beetle
White Storks Bernadette S 7 10 White Storks

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