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Bird Observations

Date Range:
Aug, 1900-2025

United Arab Emirates

291 species (+41 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  
Egyptian Goose  
Ruddy Shelduck  
Common Shelduck  
Muscovy Duck (Domestic type)  
Garganey  
Northern Shoveler  
Mallard  
Mallard (Domestic type)  
Northern Pintail  
Green-winged Teal  
dabbling duck sp.  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Common Pochard  
Ferruginous Duck  
Helmeted Guineafowl (Domestic type)  
Indian Peafowl (Domestic type)  
Sand Partridge  
Common Quail  
Chukar  
Arabian Partridge  
Black Francolin  
Gray Francolin  
Greater Flamingo  
Lesser Flamingo  
Little Grebe  
Eared Grebe  
Rock Pigeon  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Common Wood-Pigeon  
European 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  
Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse  
Spotted Sandgrouse  
Lichtenstein's Sandgrouse  
Macqueen's Bustard  
Common Cuckoo  
Egyptian Nightjar  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Alpine Swift  
Common Swift  
Pallid Swift  
Common/Pallid Swift  
swift sp.  
Water Rail  
Eurasian Moorhen  
Eurasian Coot  
Red-knobbed Coot  
African Swamphen  
Gray-headed Swamphen  
swamphen sp.  
White-breasted Waterhen  
Baillon's Crake  
Porzana/Zapornia/Hapalocrex sp.  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Demoiselle Crane  
Common Crane  
Eurasian Thick-knee  
Black-winged Stilt  
Pied Avocet  
Eurasian Oystercatcher  
Black-bellied Plover  
Pacific Golden-Plover  
Spur-winged Lapwing  
Red-wattled Lapwing  
White-tailed Lapwing  
Lesser Sand-Plover  
Greater Sand-Plover  
Caspian Plover  
Kentish Plover  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Common Ringed Plover  
Little Ringed Plover  
Eurasian Dotterel  
plover sp.  
Whimbrel  
Eurasian Curlew  
curlew sp.  
Bar-tailed Godwit  
Black-tailed Godwit  
Ruddy Turnstone  
Great Knot  
Red Knot  
Ruff  
Broad-billed Sandpiper  
Curlew Sandpiper  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temminck's Stint  
Sanderling  
Dunlin  
Little Stint  
peep sp.  
Calidris sp.  
Common Snipe  
Pin-tailed Snipe  
Terek Sandpiper  
Red-necked Phalarope  
Common Sandpiper  
Green Sandpiper  
Spotted Redshank  
Common Greenshank  
Marsh Sandpiper  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wood Sandpiper  
Common Redshank  
Crab-Plover  
Cream-colored Courser  
Collared Pratincole  
Oriental Pratincole  
Black-winged Pratincole  
shorebird sp.  
Pomarine Jaeger  
Parasitic Jaeger  
Pomarine/Parasitic Jaeger  
Long-tailed Jaeger  
Slender-billed Gull  
Black-headed Gull  
Sooty Gull  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Lesser Black-backed Gull  
Larus sp.  
gull sp.  
Brown Noddy  
Lesser Noddy  
Sooty Tern  
Bridled Tern  
Little Tern  
Saunders's Tern  
Little/Saunders's Tern  
Gull-billed Tern  
Caspian Tern  
Black Tern  
White-winged Tern  
Whiskered Tern  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Common Tern  
White-cheeked Tern  
Great Crested Tern  
Sandwich Tern  
Lesser Crested Tern  
tern sp.  
Red-billed Tropicbird  
Wilson's Storm-Petrel  
Swinhoe's Storm-Petrel  
Oceanodroma sp.  
Jouanin's Petrel  
Cory's Shearwater  
Flesh-footed Shearwater  
Wedge-tailed Shearwater  
Persian Shearwater  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Procellariid sp.  
White Stork  
Masked Booby  
Red-footed Booby  
Great Cormorant  
Socotra Cormorant  
Great White Pelican  
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
white egret sp.  
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  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Lappet-faced Vulture  
Eurasian Griffon  
Short-toed Snake-Eagle  
Greater Spotted Eagle  
Booted Eagle  
Imperial Eagle  
Golden Eagle  
Bonelli's Eagle  
Eurasian Marsh-Harrier  
Pallid Harrier  
Montagu's Harrier  
Shikra  
Black Kite  
Common Buzzard  
Long-legged Buzzard  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Barn Owl  
Pallid Scops-Owl  
Pharaoh Eagle-Owl  
Spotted Eagle-Owl  
Little 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  
Amur Falcon  
Sooty Falcon  
Merlin  
Saker Falcon  
Peregrine Falcon  
falcon sp.  
Alexandrine Parakeet  
Rose-ringed Parakeet  
Budgerigar (Domestic type)  
Eurasian Golden Oriole  
Black/Ashy Drongo  
Red-backed Shrike  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Red-tailed Shrike  
Isabelline Shrike  
Red-tailed/Isabelline Shrike  
Bay-backed Shrike  
Great Gray Shrike  
Lesser Gray Shrike  
Woodchat Shrike  
shrike sp.  
House Crow  
Brown-necked Raven  
Greater Hoopoe-Lark  
Bar-tailed Lark  
Desert Lark  
Black-crowned Sparrow-Lark  
Greater Short-toed Lark  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Crested Lark  
Graceful Prinia  
Sykes's Warbler  
Booted/Sykes's Warbler  
Eastern Olivaceous Warbler  
Upcher's Warbler  
Icterine Warbler  
Hippolais sp.  
Sedge Warbler  
Blyth's Reed Warbler  
Marsh Warbler  
Eurasian Reed Warbler  
Great Reed Warbler  
Clamorous Reed Warbler  
Acrocephalus sp.  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
River Warbler  
Savi's Warbler  
Common Grasshopper-Warbler  
Bank Swallow  
Eurasian Crag-Martin  
Rock Martin  
Barn Swallow  
Red-rumped Swallow  
Common House-Martin  
Red-vented Bulbul  
Red-whiskered Bulbul  
White-spectacled Bulbul  
White-eared Bulbul  
Willow Warbler  
Green Warbler  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Scrub Warbler  
Barred Warbler  
Lesser Whitethroat  
Menetries's Warbler  
Greater Whitethroat  
Sylvia sp.  
Arabian Babbler  
European Starling  
Rosy Starling  
Asian Pied Starling  
Brahminy Starling  
Common Myna  
Bank Myna  
Violet-backed Starling  
Superb Starling  
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Spotted Flycatcher  
Rufous-tailed Scrub-Robin  
European Robin  
White-throated Robin  
Thrush Nightingale  
Common Nightingale  
Bluethroat  
European Pied/Collared/Semicollared Flycatcher  
Black Redstart  
Blue Rock-Thrush  
Pied Bushchat  
Northern Wheatear  
Isabelline Wheatear  
Hooded Wheatear  
Desert Wheatear