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Bird Observations

Date Range:
Feb, 1900-2025

United Arab Emirates

375 species (+54 other taxa) Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Graylag Goose  
Graylag Goose (Domestic type)  
Greater White-fronted Goose  
Lesser White-fronted Goose  
Mute Swan  
Tundra Swan  
Whooper Swan  
Egyptian Goose  
Ruddy Shelduck  
Common Shelduck  
Muscovy Duck (Domestic type)  
Cotton Pygmy-Goose  
Garganey  
Northern Shoveler  
Gadwall  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Eurasian Wigeon  
Mallard  
Mallard (Domestic type)  
Northern Pintail  
Green-winged Teal  
dabbling duck sp.  
Marbled Teal  
Red-crested Pochard  
Common Pochard  
Ferruginous Duck  
Tufted Duck  
Ferruginous x Tufted Duck (hybrid)  
Red-breasted Merganser  
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  
European Turtle-Dove  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Eurasian Collared-Dove  
African Collared-Dove  
Laughing Dove  
Namaqua Dove  
pigeon/dove sp.  
Pin-tailed Sandgrouse  
Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse  
Black-bellied Sandgrouse  
Lichtenstein's Sandgrouse  
sandgrouse sp.  
Macqueen's Bustard  
Great Spotted 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  
Little Swift  
Apus sp.  
large swift 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 x Red-knobbed Coot (hybrid)  
African Swamphen  
Gray-headed Swamphen  
swamphen sp.  
White-breasted Waterhen  
Baillon's Crake  
Porzana/Zapornia/Hapalocrex sp.  
Demoiselle Crane  
Common Crane  
Eurasian Thick-knee  
Spotted Thick-knee  
Great Thick-knee  
Black-winged Stilt  
Pied Avocet  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Eurasian Oystercatcher  
Black-bellied Plover  
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  
Caspian Plover  
Kentish Plover  
Common Ringed Plover  
Little Ringed Plover  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Eurasian Dotterel  
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  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Little Stint  
Pectoral Sandpiper  
peep sp.  
Jack Snipe  
Eurasian Woodcock  
Great Snipe  
Common Snipe  
Pin-tailed Snipe  
snipe sp.  
Terek Sandpiper  
Red-necked Phalarope  
Common Sandpiper  
Green Sandpiper  
Spotted Redshank  
Common Greenshank  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Lesser Yellowlegs  
Marsh Sandpiper  
Wood Sandpiper  
Common Redshank  
Crab-Plover  
Cream-colored Courser  
Collared Pratincole  
Black-winged Pratincole  
Small Pratincole  
shorebird sp.  
Pomarine Jaeger  
Parasitic Jaeger  
Pomarine/Parasitic Jaeger  
jaeger sp.  
Black-legged Kittiwake  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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.  
gull sp.  
Brown Noddy  
Bridled Tern  
Little Tern  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Saunders's Tern  
Little/Saunders's Tern  
Gull-billed Tern  
Caspian Tern  
Black Tern  
White-winged Tern  
Whiskered Tern  
Common Tern  
White-cheeked Tern  
Great Crested Tern  
Sandwich Tern  
Lesser Crested Tern  
tern sp.  
Red-billed Tropicbird  
Persian Shearwater  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
White Stork  
Masked Booby  
Brown Booby  
Great Cormorant  
Socotra Cormorant  
Great White Pelican  
Great Bittern  
Little Bittern  
Gray Heron  
Purple Heron  
Great Egret  
Little Egret  
Western Reef-Heron  
Little Egret/Western Reef-Heron  
Cattle Egret  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Squacco Heron  
Indian Pond-Heron  
pond-heron sp.  
Striated Heron  
Black-crowned Night-Heron  
Glossy Ibis  
African Sacred Ibis  
Eurasian Spoonbill  
Osprey  
Black-winged Kite  
Egyptian Vulture  
Oriental Honey-buzzard  
European/Oriental Honey-buzzard  
Cinereous Vulture  
Lappet-faced Vulture  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Eurasian Griffon  
Short-toed Snake-Eagle  
Lesser Spotted Eagle  
Greater Spotted Eagle  
Booted Eagle  
Steppe Eagle  
Imperial Eagle  
Golden Eagle  
Bonelli's Eagle  
Aquila sp.  
White-eyed Buzzard  
Eurasian Marsh-Harrier  
Hen Harrier  
Pallid Harrier  
Montagu's Harrier  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Pallid/Montagu's Harrier  
harrier sp.  
Shikra  
Eurasian Sparrowhawk  
Northern Goshawk  
Accipiter sp.  
Black Kite  
Common Buzzard  
Long-legged Buzzard  
Buteo sp.  
hawk sp.  
eagle sp.  
Barn Owl  
Eurasian Scops-Owl  
Pallid Scops-Owl  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Pharaoh Eagle-Owl  
Spotted Eagle-Owl  
Little Owl  
Long-eared Owl  
Short-eared Owl  
Eurasian Hoopoe  
Common Kingfisher  
White-throated Kingfisher  
Collared Kingfisher  
Pied Kingfisher  
Green Bee-eater  
Blue-cheeked Bee-eater  
European Bee-eater  
European Roller  
Indian Roller  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Eurasian Wryneck  
Lesser Kestrel  
Eurasian Kestrel  
Merlin  
Eurasian Hobby  
Lanner Falcon  
Saker Falcon  
Peregrine Falcon  
falcon sp.  
Alexandrine Parakeet  
Rose-ringed Parakeet  
Plum-headed Parakeet  
Budgerigar (Domestic type)  
Eurasian/Indian Golden Oriole  
Black-naped Oriole  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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  
Woodchat Shrike  
shrike sp.  
House Crow  
Brown-necked Raven  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Fan-tailed 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  
Crested Lark  
lark sp.  
Graceful Prinia  
Sykes's Warbler