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SEEN - SE European Bird Migration Network
SEEN - SE European Bird Migration Network
First Cataract Islands Protected Area
Hosny Helmy Aly
Saluga and Ghazel Protected Area, Aswan, Egypt

Protected Areas in Egypt
Number of protected areas in Egypt is 24, which represent about 9% of total country area. By 2017 this number will increase to 40.
First Cataract Islands Protected Area (Saluga & Ghazal)
Saluga and Ghazal were declared as protected areas in 1986 in Aswan. Vegetation of these areas comprises 120 species, and five species of Acacia trees dominate in the islands’ habitat. Some species found on the islands are unique to the Nile valley.
Saluga and Ghazal islands are an important stop-over sites for migratory birds. The unique natural conditions provide superb conditions for birds: up till 124 species were recorded, among these are: migratory bird species, rare visitors and residents.
Moreover there are many species of insects, reptiles and amphibians found on these islands.

Results of Ringing Station
Autumn 2003
Number of  migrant birds: 521 from 33 species
Number of resident birds: 216 from 10 species
Recovery:
1 individual of the Reed Warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceus  ringed in Hungary
(ring no.: BUDAPEST A131385)
Spring 2004
Number of  migrant birds: 840
Number of resident birds: 212
Autumn 2004
Number of  migrant birds: 424 from 30 species
Number of resident birds: 120 from 12 species
Recovery:
1 individual of the Reed Warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceus  ringed in Israel
(ring no.: W97804 ITL-AVIVUNIV Israel)
Spring 2005
Number of  migrant birds: 484 from 21 species
Number of resident birds: 60 from 8 species
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