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Bird Observations

Date Range:
May, 1900-2025

United Arab Emirates

346 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  
Egyptian Goose  
Ruddy Shelduck  
Common Shelduck  
Muscovy Duck (Domestic type)  
Garganey  
Northern Shoveler  
Gadwall  
Eurasian Wigeon  
Mallard  
Mallard (Domestic type)  
Northern Pintail  
Green-winged Teal  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
dabbling duck sp.  
Red-crested Pochard  
Common Pochard  
Ferruginous Duck  
Tufted Duck  
duck sp.  
Helmeted Guineafowl (Domestic type)  
Indian Peafowl (Domestic type)  
See-see Partridge  
Sand Partridge  
Common Quail  
Chukar  
Arabian Partridge  
Black Francolin  
Gray Francolin  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Ring-necked Pheasant  
Greater Flamingo  
Lesser Flamingo  
Little Grebe  
Eared Grebe  
Rock Pigeon  
European Turtle-Dove  
Oriental Turtle-Dove  
Eurasian Collared-Dove  
African Collared-Dove  
African Collared-Dove (Domestic type or Ringed Turtle-Dove)  
Laughing Dove  
Namaqua Dove  
pigeon/dove sp.  
Pin-tailed Sandgrouse  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse  
Lichtenstein's Sandgrouse  
Macqueen's Bustard  
Common Cuckoo  
Eurasian Nightjar  
Egyptian Nightjar  
Caprimulgus sp.  
Alpine Swift  
Common Swift  
Pallid Swift  
Common/Pallid Swift  
Little Swift  
Apus sp.  
swift sp.  
Water Rail  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Corn Crake  
Spotted Crake  
Eurasian Moorhen  
Eurasian Coot  
Red-knobbed Coot  
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.  
Common Crane  
Eurasian Thick-knee  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Black-winged Stilt  
Pied Avocet  
Eurasian Oystercatcher  
Black-bellied 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  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
plover sp.  
Whimbrel  
Eurasian Curlew  
Whimbrel/Eurasian Curlew  
Bar-tailed Godwit  
Black-tailed Godwit  
Ruddy Turnstone  
Great Knot  
Ruff  
Broad-billed Sandpiper  
Curlew Sandpiper  
Temminck's Stint  
Long-toed Stint  
Red-necked Stint  
Sanderling  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Dunlin  
Little Stint  
White-rumped Sandpiper  
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  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Common Greenshank  
Marsh Sandpiper  
Wood Sandpiper  
Common Redshank  
Crab-Plover  
Cream-colored Courser  
Collared Pratincole  
Black-winged Pratincole  
shorebird sp.  
Pomarine Jaeger  
Parasitic Jaeger  
Pomarine/Parasitic Jaeger  
Long-tailed Jaeger  
Parasitic/Long-tailed Jaeger  
Sabine's Gull  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Slender-billed Gull  
Black-headed Gull  
Little Gull  
Franklin's Gull  
White-eyed Gull  
Sooty Gull  
Pallas's Gull  
Caspian Gull  
Lesser Black-backed Gull  
Larus sp.  
gull sp.  
Brown Noddy  
Sooty Tern  
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  
Roseate Tern  
Common Tern  
Arctic Tern  
White-cheeked Tern  
Great Crested Tern  
Sandwich Tern  
Lesser Crested Tern  
tern sp.  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Red-billed Tropicbird  
Wilson's Storm-Petrel  
Leach's Storm-Petrel  
Swinhoe's Storm-Petrel  
storm-petrel sp.  
Jouanin's Petrel  
Cory's Shearwater  
Flesh-footed Shearwater  
Wedge-tailed Shearwater  
Sooty Shearwater  
Persian Shearwater  
shearwater sp.  
White Stork  
Masked Booby  
Brown Booby  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Red-footed Booby  
booby sp.  
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  
Squacco Heron  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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  
Short-toed Snake-Eagle  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Greater Spotted Eagle  
Steppe Eagle  
Imperial Eagle  
Golden Eagle  
Bonelli's Eagle  
Eurasian Marsh-Harrier  
Hen Harrier  
Pallid Harrier  
Montagu's Harrier  
Shikra  
Eurasian Sparrowhawk  
Accipiter sp.  
Black Kite  
Common Buzzard  
Long-legged Buzzard  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Buteo sp.  
hawk sp.  
Barn Owl  
Eurasian Scops-Owl  
Pallid Scops-Owl  
Pharaoh Eagle-Owl  
Little Owl  
Eurasian Hoopoe  
Common Kingfisher  
Collared Kingfisher  
Pied Kingfisher  
Green Bee-eater  
Blue-cheeked Bee-eater  
European Bee-eater  
European Roller  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Indian Roller  
Eurasian Wryneck  
Lesser Kestrel  
Eurasian Kestrel  
Sooty Falcon  
Eurasian Hobby  
Lanner Falcon  
Peregrine Falcon  
falcon sp.  
Alexandrine Parakeet  
Rose-ringed Parakeet  
Plum-headed Parakeet  
Budgerigar (Domestic type)  
Eurasian Golden Oriole  
Red-backed Shrike  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Red-tailed Shrike  
Isabelline Shrike  
Red-tailed/Isabelline Shrike  
Brown Shrike  
Bay-backed Shrike  
Great Gray Shrike  
Lesser Gray Shrike  
Masked Shrike  
Woodchat Shrike  
shrike sp.  
House Crow  
Brown-necked Raven  
Greater Hoopoe-Lark  
Bar-tailed Lark  
Desert Lark  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Black-crowned Sparrow-Lark  
Greater Short-toed Lark  
Calandra Lark  
Lesser Short-toed Lark  
Crested Lark  
lark sp.  
Graceful Prinia  
Sykes's Warbler  
Booted/Sykes's Warbler  
Eastern Olivaceous Warbler  
Upcher's Warbler  
Icterine Warbler  
Hippolais sp.  
Moustached Warbler  
Sedge Warbler  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Blyth's Reed Warbler  
Marsh Warbler  
Eurasian Reed Warbler  
Marsh Warbler/Eurasian Reed Warbler  
Great Reed Warbler  
Clamorous Reed Warbler  
Acrocephalus sp.  
River Warbler  
Savi's Warbler  
Common Grasshopper-Warbler  
Bank Swallow  
Pale Sand Martin  
Eurasian Crag-Martin  
Rock Martin  
Eurasian Crag-Martin/Rock Martin