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Bird Observations

Date Range:
Jan, 1900-2025

United Arab Emirates

374 species (+55 other taxa) Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Graylag Goose  
Graylag Goose (Domestic type)  
Greater White-fronted Goose  
goose sp.  
Mute Swan  
Black Swan  
Tundra Swan  
Whooper Swan  
Egyptian Goose  
Ruddy Shelduck  
South African Shelduck  
Common Shelduck  
Muscovy Duck (Domestic type)  
Garganey  
Northern Shoveler  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Gadwall  
Eurasian Wigeon  
Mallard  
Mallard (Domestic type)  
Northern Pintail  
Green-winged Teal  
Marbled Teal  
Red-crested Pochard  
Common Pochard  
Ferruginous Duck  
Tufted Duck  
duck sp.  
Helmeted Guineafowl  
Helmeted Guineafowl (Domestic type)  
Indian Peafowl (Domestic type)  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
See-see Partridge  
Sand Partridge  
Common Quail  
Chukar  
Arabian Partridge  
Black Francolin  
Gray Francolin  
Ring-necked Pheasant  
Greater Flamingo  
Lesser Flamingo  
Little Grebe  
Great Crested Grebe  
Eared Grebe  
Rock Pigeon  
Common Wood-Pigeon  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
European Turtle-Dove  
Oriental Turtle-Dove  
Eurasian Collared-Dove  
Laughing Dove  
Namaqua Dove  
pigeon/dove sp.  
Pin-tailed Sandgrouse  
Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse  
Spotted Sandgrouse  
Lichtenstein's Sandgrouse  
Macqueen's Bustard  
Pied Cuckoo  
Asian Koel  
Common Cuckoo  
Eurasian Nightjar  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Egyptian Nightjar  
Sykes's Nightjar  
Caprimulgus sp.  
Alpine Swift  
Common Swift  
Pallid Swift  
Common/Pallid Swift  
Pacific Swift  
Little Swift  
Apus sp.  
swift sp.  
Water Rail  
Spotted Crake  
Eurasian Moorhen  
Eurasian Coot  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Red-knobbed Coot  
Eurasian/Red-knobbed Coot  
Eurasian x Red-knobbed Coot (hybrid)  
African Swamphen  
Gray-headed Swamphen  
swamphen sp.  
White-breasted Waterhen  
Baillon's Crake  
Porzana/Zapornia/Hapalocrex sp.  
Common Crane  
Eurasian Thick-knee  
Black-winged Stilt  
Pied Avocet  
Eurasian Oystercatcher  
Black-bellied Plover  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
European Golden-Plover  
Pacific Golden-Plover  
Northern Lapwing  
Spur-winged Lapwing  
Red-wattled Lapwing  
Sociable Lapwing  
White-tailed Lapwing  
Lesser Sand-Plover  
Greater Sand-Plover  
Lesser/Greater Sand-Plover  
Caspian Plover  
Kentish Plover  
Common Ringed Plover  
Little Ringed Plover  
Eurasian Dotterel  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
plover sp.  
Whimbrel  
Eurasian Curlew  
Bar-tailed Godwit  
Black-tailed Godwit  
Ruddy Turnstone  
Great Knot  
Red Knot  
Ruff  
Broad-billed Sandpiper  
Curlew Sandpiper  
Temminck's Stint  
Sanderling  
Dunlin  
Little Stint  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
peep sp.  
Long-billed Dowitcher  
Short-billed/Long-billed Dowitcher  
Jack Snipe  
Eurasian Woodcock  
Great Snipe  
Common Snipe  
Pin-tailed Snipe  
snipe sp.  
Terek Sandpiper  
Wilson's Phalarope  
Red-necked Phalarope  
Red Phalarope  
Common Sandpiper  
Green Sandpiper  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Spotted Redshank  
Common Greenshank  
Lesser Yellowlegs  
Marsh Sandpiper  
Wood Sandpiper  
Common Redshank  
Crab-Plover  
Cream-colored Courser  
Collared Pratincole  
Black-winged Pratincole  
Small Pratincole  
pratincole sp.  
shorebird sp.  
skua sp.  
Pomarine Jaeger  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Parasitic Jaeger  
Pomarine/Parasitic Jaeger  
Long-tailed Jaeger  
jaeger sp.  
Slender-billed Gull  
Black-headed Gull  
Brown-headed Gull  
Little Gull  
Mediterranean Gull  
Sooty Gull  
Pallas's Gull  
Mew Gull  
Caspian Gull  
Lesser Black-backed Gull  
Larus sp.  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
gull sp.  
Brown Noddy  
Bridled Tern  
Little Tern  
Saunders's Tern  
Little/Saunders's Tern  
Gull-billed Tern  
Caspian Tern  
White-winged Tern  
Whiskered Tern  
Common Tern  
White-cheeked Tern  
Great Crested Tern  
Sandwich Tern  
Lesser Crested Tern  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
tern sp.  
Red-billed Tropicbird  
Persian Shearwater  
White Stork  
Yellow-billed Stork  
Masked Booby  
Brown Booby  
Great Cormorant  
Socotra Cormorant  
Great White Pelican  
Dalmatian Pelican  
Great Bittern  
Little Bittern  
Gray Heron  
Purple Heron  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Great Egret  
Intermediate Egret  
Little Egret  
Western Reef-Heron  
Little Egret/Western Reef-Heron  
Cattle Egret  
Squacco Heron  
Indian Pond-Heron  
pond-heron sp.  
Striated Heron  
Black-crowned Night-Heron  
Glossy Ibis  
African Sacred Ibis  
Eurasian Spoonbill  
Osprey  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Black-winged Kite  
Egyptian Vulture  
European Honey-buzzard  
Oriental Honey-buzzard  
European/Oriental Honey-buzzard  
Cinereous Vulture  
Lappet-faced Vulture  
Eurasian Griffon  
Short-toed Snake-Eagle  
Greater Spotted Eagle  
Booted Eagle  
Steppe Eagle  
Imperial Eagle  
Golden Eagle  
Bonelli's Eagle  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Aquila sp.  
White-eyed Buzzard  
Eurasian Marsh-Harrier  
Hen Harrier  
Pallid Harrier  
Montagu's Harrier  
Pallid/Montagu's Harrier  
harrier sp.  
Shikra  
Eurasian Sparrowhawk  
Accipiter sp.  
Black Kite  
Pallas's Fish-Eagle  
Common Buzzard  
Long-legged Buzzard  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Buteo sp.  
Barn Owl  
Eurasian Scops-Owl  
Pallid Scops-Owl  
scops-owl sp.  
Pharaoh Eagle-Owl  
Little Owl  
Long-eared Owl  
Short-eared Owl  
Eurasian Hoopoe  
Common Kingfisher  
White-throated Kingfisher  
Collared Kingfisher  
Pied Kingfisher  
Green Bee-eater  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Blue-cheeked Bee-eater  
European Bee-eater  
European Roller  
Indian Roller  
Eurasian Wryneck  
Lesser Kestrel  
Eurasian Kestrel  
Lesser/Eurasian Kestrel  
Amur Falcon  
Merlin  
Eurasian Hobby  
Lanner Falcon  
Saker Falcon  
Peregrine Falcon  
falcon sp.  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Alexandrine Parakeet  
Rose-ringed Parakeet  
Plum-headed Parakeet  
Budgerigar (Domestic type)  
Black Drongo  
Ashy Drongo  
Black/Ashy Drongo  
Red-tailed Shrike  
Isabelline Shrike  
Red-tailed/Isabelline Shrike  
Brown Shrike  
Bay-backed Shrike  
Long-tailed Shrike  
Great Gray Shrike  
Masked Shrike  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Woodchat Shrike  
shrike sp.  
House Crow  
Hooded Crow  
Brown-necked Raven  
Greater Hoopoe-Lark  
Bar-tailed Lark  
Desert Lark  
Black-crowned Sparrow-Lark  
Greater Short-toed Lark  
Bimaculated Lark  
Calandra Lark  
Lesser Short-toed Lark  
Eurasian Skylark  
Oriental Skylark