During Richard Porter's latest visit to Socotra in February and March 2011, he and Ahmed Saeed Suleiman, added three new bird species to the archipelago list

all vagrants from Asia: Watercock Gallicrex cinerea, Black-throated Thrush Turdus
atrogularis and Steppe Grey Shrike Lanius pallidirostris. They were all discovered
on the same day - 2 March. This brings the number of species recorded on Socotra to

           Black-throated Thrush Turdus atrogularis

                   Watercock Gallicrex cinerea


      Steppe Grey Shrike Lanius pallidirostris

Check the species updated checklists here


Did you Know

The highest concentration of the endangered Egyptian Vulture can be found on Socotra. Worldwide, populations of this species are decreasing and it is listed in the IUCN Red List.