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Bird Observations

Date Range:
Mar, 1900-2025

United Arab Emirates

392 species (+65 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  
Whooper Swan  
Egyptian Goose  
Ruddy Shelduck  
Common Shelduck  
Muscovy Duck (Domestic type)  
Garganey  
Northern Shoveler  
Gadwall  
Eurasian Wigeon  
Mallard  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Mallard (Domestic type)  
Northern Pintail  
Green-winged Teal  
dabbling duck sp.  
Marbled Teal  
Red-crested Pochard  
Common Pochard  
Ferruginous Duck  
Tufted Duck  
Red-breasted Merganser  
Helmeted Guineafowl (Domestic type)  
Indian Peafowl (Domestic type)  
Sand Partridge  
Common Quail  
Chukar  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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  
European Turtle-Dove  
Eurasian Collared-Dove  
African Collared-Dove  
African Collared-Dove (Domestic type or Ringed Turtle-Dove)  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Red Collared-Dove  
Laughing Dove  
Namaqua Dove  
pigeon/dove sp.  
Pin-tailed Sandgrouse  
Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse  
Spotted 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  
nightjar sp.  
Alpine Swift  
Common Swift  
Pallid Swift  
Common/Pallid Swift  
Little Swift  
Apus sp.  
swift sp.  
Water Rail  
Corn Crake  
Spotted Crake  
Eurasian Moorhen  
Eurasian Coot  
Red-knobbed Coot  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Eurasian x Red-knobbed Coot (hybrid)  
African Swamphen  
Gray-headed Swamphen  
swamphen sp.  
White-breasted Waterhen  
Little Crake  
Baillon's Crake  
Porzana/Zapornia/Hapalocrex sp.  
Demoiselle Crane  
Common Crane  
Eurasian Thick-knee  
Great Thick-knee  
Black-winged Stilt  
Pied Avocet  
Eurasian Oystercatcher  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Black-bellied Plover  
European Golden-Plover  
Pacific Golden-Plover  
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  
plover sp.  
Whimbrel  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Eurasian Curlew  
Bar-tailed Godwit  
Black-tailed Godwit  
godwit sp.  
Ruddy Turnstone  
Great Knot  
Red Knot  
Ruff  
Broad-billed Sandpiper  
Curlew Sandpiper  
Temminck's Stint  
Red-necked Stint  
Sanderling  
Dunlin  
Little Stint  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
peep sp.  
Jack Snipe  
Great Snipe  
Common Snipe  
Pin-tailed Snipe  
snipe sp.  
Terek Sandpiper  
Red-necked Phalarope  
Red Phalarope  
Common Sandpiper  
Green Sandpiper  
Spotted Redshank  
Common Greenshank  
Lesser Yellowlegs  
Marsh Sandpiper  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wood Sandpiper  
Common Redshank  
Tringa sp.  
Crab-Plover  
Cream-colored Courser  
Collared Pratincole  
Black-winged Pratincole  
Small Pratincole  
shorebird sp.  
Pomarine Jaeger  
Parasitic Jaeger  
Pomarine/Parasitic Jaeger  
Long-tailed Jaeger  
Parasitic/Long-tailed Jaeger  
jaeger sp.  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Black-legged Kittiwake  
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.  
Bridled Tern  
Sooty/Bridled Tern  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Little Tern  
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.  
Sooty Shearwater  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Persian Shearwater  
Black Stork  
White Stork  
Masked Booby  
Brown Booby  
Great Cormorant  
Socotra Cormorant  
Great White Pelican  
Pink-backed Pelican  
Dalmatian Pelican  
Great Bittern  
Little Bittern  
Gray Heron  
Purple Heron  
Great Egret  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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  
Black-winged Kite  
Egyptian Vulture  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
European Honey-buzzard  
Oriental Honey-buzzard  
European/Oriental Honey-buzzard  
Lappet-faced Vulture  
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  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Eurasian Marsh-Harrier  
Hen Harrier  
Pallid Harrier  
Montagu's Harrier  
Pallid/Montagu's Harrier  
harrier sp.  
Shikra  
Eurasian Sparrowhawk  
Accipiter sp.  
Black Kite  
Common Buzzard  
Long-legged Buzzard  
hawk sp.  
eagle sp.  
Barn Owl  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Eurasian Scops-Owl  
Pallid Scops-Owl  
scops-owl sp.  
Pharaoh Eagle-Owl  
Spotted Eagle-Owl  
Little Owl  
Omani Owl  
Long-eared Owl  
Short-eared Owl  
Eurasian Hoopoe  
Common Kingfisher  
White-throated Kingfisher  
Collared Kingfisher  
Pied Kingfisher  
White-throated Bee-eater  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Green Bee-eater  
Blue-cheeked Bee-eater  
European Bee-eater  
bee-eater sp.  
European Roller  
Indian Roller  
Eurasian Wryneck  
Lesser Kestrel  
Eurasian Kestrel  
Lesser/Eurasian Kestrel  
Sooty Falcon  
Merlin  
Eurasian Hobby  
Lanner Falcon  
Saker Falcon  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Peregrine Falcon  
falcon sp.  
Cockatiel (Domestic type)  
Alexandrine Parakeet  
Rose-ringed Parakeet  
Plum-headed Parakeet  
Blossom-headed Parakeet  
Budgerigar (Domestic type)  
Eurasian/Indian Golden Oriole  
Black Drongo  
Ashy Drongo  
Black/Ashy Drongo  
Red-backed Shrike  
Red-tailed Shrike  
Isabelline Shrike  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Red-tailed/Isabelline Shrike  
Brown Shrike  
Bay-backed Shrike  
Long-tailed Shrike  
Great Gray Shrike  
Lesser Gray Shrike  
Masked Shrike  
Woodchat Shrike  
shrike sp.  
House Crow  
Hooded Crow  
Brown-necked Raven  
Greater Hoopoe-Lark  
Bar-tailed Lark  
Desert Lark