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Bird Observations

Date Range:
Apr, 1900-2025

United Arab Emirates

378 species (+61 other taxa) Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Graylag Goose  
Graylag Goose (Domestic type)  
Greater White-fronted Goose  
Mute Swan  
Whooper Swan  
Egyptian Goose  
Ruddy Shelduck  
Common Shelduck  
Muscovy Duck (Domestic type)  
Garganey  
Northern Shoveler  
Gadwall  
Eurasian Wigeon  
Mallard  
Mallard (Domestic type)  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Northern Pintail  
Green-winged Teal  
dabbling duck sp.  
Common Pochard  
Ferruginous Duck  
Tufted Duck  
duck sp.  
Helmeted Guineafowl  
Helmeted Guineafowl (Domestic type)  
Indian Peafowl  
Indian Peafowl (Domestic type)  
See-see Partridge  
Sand Partridge  
Common Quail  
Chukar  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Arabian Partridge  
Red-necked Francolin  
Black Francolin  
Gray Francolin  
Greater Flamingo  
Lesser Flamingo  
Little Grebe  
Eared Grebe  
Rock Pigeon  
Speckled Pigeon  
Common Wood-Pigeon  
European Turtle-Dove  
Oriental Turtle-Dove  
Eurasian Collared-Dove  
African Collared-Dove  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
African Collared-Dove (Domestic type or Ringed Turtle-Dove)  
Laughing Dove  
Namaqua Dove  
pigeon/dove sp.  
Pin-tailed Sandgrouse  
Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse  
Spotted Sandgrouse  
Lichtenstein's Sandgrouse  
Macqueen's Bustard  
Great Spotted Cuckoo  
Asian Koel  
Common Cuckoo  
Eurasian Nightjar  
Egyptian Nightjar  
Caprimulgus sp.  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
nightjar sp.  
Alpine Swift  
Common Swift  
Pallid Swift  
Common/Pallid Swift  
Little Swift  
Apus sp.  
swift sp.  
Corn Crake  
Spotted Crake  
Eurasian Moorhen  
Eurasian Coot  
Red-knobbed Coot  
Eurasian x Red-knobbed Coot (hybrid)  
African Swamphen  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Gray-headed Swamphen  
swamphen sp.  
White-breasted Waterhen  
Little Crake  
Baillon's Crake  
Porzana/Zapornia/Hapalocrex sp.  
Demoiselle Crane  
Eurasian Thick-knee  
Black-winged Stilt  
Pied Avocet  
Eurasian Oystercatcher  
Black-bellied Plover  
European Golden-Plover  
Pacific Golden-Plover  
Northern Lapwing  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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  
Eurasian Curlew  
Bar-tailed Godwit  
Black-tailed Godwit  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Ruddy Turnstone  
Great Knot  
Red Knot  
Ruff  
Broad-billed Sandpiper  
Curlew Sandpiper  
Temminck's Stint  
Long-toed Stint  
Sanderling  
Dunlin  
Little Stint  
peep sp.  
Jack Snipe  
Common Snipe  
Pin-tailed Snipe  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
snipe sp.  
Terek Sandpiper  
Red-necked Phalarope  
Red Phalarope  
Common Sandpiper  
Green Sandpiper  
Spotted Redshank  
Common Greenshank  
Lesser Yellowlegs  
Marsh Sandpiper  
Wood Sandpiper  
Common Redshank  
Crab-Plover  
Cream-colored Courser  
Collared Pratincole  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Oriental Pratincole  
Black-winged Pratincole  
pratincole sp.  
shorebird sp.  
Pomarine Jaeger  
Parasitic Jaeger  
Pomarine/Parasitic Jaeger  
Long-tailed Jaeger  
Parasitic/Long-tailed Jaeger  
jaeger sp.  
Black-legged Kittiwake  
Slender-billed Gull  
Black-headed Gull  
Little Gull  
Sooty Gull  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Pallas's Gull  
Mew Gull  
Caspian Gull  
Lesser Black-backed Gull  
Larus sp.  
gull sp.  
Brown Noddy  
Bridled Tern  
Little Tern  
Saunders's Tern  
Little/Saunders's Tern  
Gull-billed Tern  
Caspian Tern  
Black Tern  
White-winged Tern  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Whiskered Tern  
Common Tern  
Arctic Tern  
White-cheeked Tern  
Great Crested Tern  
Sandwich Tern  
Lesser Crested Tern  
tern sp.  
Red-billed Tropicbird  
Jouanin's Petrel  
Flesh-footed Shearwater  
Sooty Shearwater  
Persian Shearwater  
Black Stork  
White Stork  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Masked Booby  
Brown Booby  
Great Cormorant  
Socotra Cormorant  
Great White Pelican  
Great Bittern  
Little Bittern  
Gray Heron  
Purple Heron  
Great Egret  
Intermediate 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  
European Honey-buzzard  
Oriental Honey-buzzard  
European/Oriental Honey-buzzard  
Lappet-faced Vulture  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Eurasian Griffon  
Short-toed Snake-Eagle  
Greater Spotted Eagle  
Booted Eagle  
Steppe Eagle  
Imperial Eagle  
Bonelli's Eagle  
Aquila sp.  
White-eyed Buzzard  
Eurasian Marsh-Harrier  
Hen Harrier  
Pallid Harrier  
Montagu's Harrier  
Pallid/Montagu's Harrier  
harrier sp.  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Shikra  
Eurasian Sparrowhawk  
Northern Goshawk  
Accipiter sp.  
Black Kite  
Pallas's Fish-Eagle  
Common Buzzard  
Long-legged Buzzard  
hawk sp.  
Barn Owl  
Eurasian Scops-Owl  
Pallid Scops-Owl  
Pharaoh Eagle-Owl  
Spotted Eagle-Owl  
Little Owl  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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  
Eurasian Wryneck  
Lesser Kestrel  
Eurasian Kestrel  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Lesser/Eurasian Kestrel  
Red-footed Falcon  
Amur Falcon  
Eleonora's Falcon  
Merlin  
Eurasian Hobby  
Lanner Falcon  
Saker Falcon  
Peregrine Falcon  
falcon sp.  
Alexandrine Parakeet  
Rose-ringed Parakeet  
Plum-headed Parakeet  
Budgerigar (Domestic type)  
Eurasian Golden Oriole  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Black Drongo  
Black/Ashy Drongo  
Red-backed Shrike  
Red-tailed Shrike  
Red-backed x Red-tailed Shrike (hybrid)  
Isabelline Shrike  
Red-tailed/Isabelline Shrike  
Brown Shrike  
Bay-backed Shrike  
Long-tailed Shrike  
Great Gray Shrike  
Lesser Gray Shrike  
Masked Shrike  
Woodchat Shrike  
shrike sp.  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Red-billed Blue-Magpie  
House 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  
Crested Lark  
lark sp.