Dubai Creek Park  - return to Central Region


Dubai Creek Park is a large park with lots of open grass. Being a manicured park, it seems to be less attractive to migrants than Al Mamzar & Safa parks.

 

Directions and access:

Dubai Creek Park is located along the Khor Dubai, and is easily accessible by taxi or hire car.

Dubai Creek Park is open every day from 08:00 - 22:00, with no Ladies Day or Family Day restrictions. Entrance fee is AED 5/-
 

 

Birding strategy:

To cover the area thouroughly, plan to spend 2+ hours.

Enter by one of the many entrances from Riyadh Road. Work the whole northern area, checking the grass and trees, as well as the beach and water.
The southern area has a small clump of trees at 25.234487 , 55.327924 worth checking, as well as the bushes along the fence to Riyadh Road.

 

Birds:

143 species (excluding escapes) have been recorded as of December 2018.
Resident species include Shikra and Alexandrine Parakeets.

Migrants include Ortolan Bunting (common in April) and Cinereous Bunting (rare in April).
Masked Shrike and Dark-throated Thrush are near-annual winter visitors.

 

Rarities have included White-breasted Waterhen, Common Gull, Common Wood Pigeon and Eversmann's Redstart.

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