The Annotated Bird Checklist is available for download from Dropbox.
Four files are available from the below link:
UAE-checklist.docx: a Word document with the Annotated Checklist
UAE-sites.xlsx: an Excel file containing all UAE sites with coordinates and notes
2023-03-20-UAE-sites.kmz: a Google Earth file that marks all UAE site names in Google Earth.
Download the file and open it in Google Earth.
EBRC-Decisions.xlsx: an Excel file with all EBRC decisions on rare birds.
They are all updated frequently, so make sure you have the latest copy.
Since January 2014 the UAE taxonomy follows the IOC World Bird List.
The order of species follows Clements, to be more compatible with eBird.
Checklist with Arabic names is found here
Annual Bird Reports
The UAE bird records database is kept with Wildlife Recorder, a program developed by the British company Wildlife Computing.
It has a built in database of all the worlds Bird species and subspecies, all the worlds Mammals, European and North American Dragonflies and Butterflies.
The below year-lists are generated from Wildlife Recorder, sorted by species. Updated November 2018.
Click on the species number to view.
2005 - 316 species
2006 - 338 species
2007 - 321 species
2008 - 324 species
2009 - 323 species
2010 - 324 species
2011 - 346 species
2012 - 347 species
2013 - 341 species
2014 - 330 species
2015 - 321 species
2016 - 327 species
2017 - 327 species
2018 - 326 species
UAE Abundance Diagram
UAE Abundance Diagram via eBird, check here
UAE bird calls
Found on Xeno-Canto, click here
Historical Emirates Bird Reports (EBR)
Thanks to the effort of Colin Richardson for making them and Mark Smiles for scanning them, the following pdf's are available for viewing. They can be saved to your computer from your web browser:
EBR 20 species list covering 1995-2000
Unpublished - Delma Island and surrounding island, visit 1990
The two must-have bird books for the region are:
- Birds of the United Arab Emirates by Richard Porter and Simon Aspinall
Published in 2011, Christopher Helm Publishers Ltd.
- Collins Bird Guide 2nd edition by Lars Svensson, Killian Mullarney, Dan Zetterstrom and Peter J Grant.
Published in 2010, Harper Collins
Also available in large format
Also two apps for your Smartphone:
Birds of the Middle East app
Collins Bird Guide app