Red Sea Coast  >  Egypt

Popular tourist town on the Red Sea. Scuba diving and stopover for migrant birds from Europe.

Added* by Iain Crawford
Most recent update 16 January 2023


Hurghada is one of Egypt's main tourist centres located on the Red Sea coast. Well landscaped resorts with irrigated trees and shrubs attracting migrant passerines from Europe. Desert species in the surrounding hills. Among the birds you can encounter are Desert Wheatear, Mourning Wheatear, Egyptian Vulture, Laughing Dove, Common Bulbul, Desert Lark, Brown-necked Raven, Slender-billed Gull, White-eyed Gull, Sooty Gull, Caspian Tern, Western Reef-Heron and Osprey.



Airport at Hurghada, taxis, excursions and buses in the town. You can explore the hotel gardens, the beaches, lagoons and coast and the surrounding desert hills. Take plenty of water.

Terrain and Habitat

Scattered trees and bushes , Desert , Sea , Dunes , City/village , Canyon/cliff , Plateau


Rocky , Sandy , No shadow

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

Winter , Spring , Autumn

Best time to visit

Winter , Spring , Autumn


Wide path , Narrow trail , Unpaved road

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by

Foot , Car , Boat

Birdwatching hide / platform



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