In recent years I and Anita have felt an increasing interest to again explore the outskirts of Western Palearctic. Even if we have traveled extensively in our home region for four decades, there are still new things to look for. In Jordan I wished for specifically Sinai Rosefinch and Nubian Nightjar, birds that have eluded me on previous trips. I also looked forward to photograph White-eyed Gull and other localized specialties. And could I even dare to dream of a Desert Owl willing to perform? We also put in a real effort on mammalwatching, mostly at night. The result from this was rather poor, although a brief view of the rare Blanford’s Fox warmed our souls in the desert night! The first 6 photos in this gallery, represent some of the most wanted or unique targets on the trip. The rest are uploaded chronologically.