I'm new to this site, in case you missed my introductory post I'm working at Al Ain Zoo as Conservation Officer (a bit more info in my intro post!).
At the zoo we have just started a new project at the zoo documenting the wild biodiversity on site. We want to make improvements to encourage more wild species and to include native wildlife in our interpretation to zoo guests.
We began yesterday with a bird survey - thanks so much to Dr Reza Khan, Mizanur Rahman, Scott Young, Gregory Askew and his daughter Isza for coming to help us. We look forward to seeing you again and maybe meeting more of you in the winter when we can do some more surveying.
Here is what we found yesterday:
Blue-cheeked Bee Eater
Little Green Bee Eater
Pale Crag Martin
Plus there was a Plover but I neglected to write the first part of the name.
I'll be trying to put the information we collect onto Ebird at some point!