2017 - click here for top of page

29 Dec 2017

The Streak-throated Swallow re-found at Ajman WTP.

One Siberian Chiffchaff at Wamm Farms (6h record since 2006).

26 Dec 2017

At least one Calandra Lark still present at Wamm Farms.

25 Dec 2017

The Black Drongo still present in Mushrif NP by the mosque.

02 Dec 2017

One Streak-throated Swallow at Al Zorah Nursery (10th record).

One Buff-bellied Pipit at Al Hamriyah E311 overpass.

22 Dec 2017

The immature Great White Pelican still at Al Zorah Khor.

20 Dec 2017

One Moustached Warbler Saih al Salam--Al Qudra Lake (18th record).

15 Dec 2017

Two immature Mute Swan over Jebel Dhanna--plantation (5h record).

10 Dec 2017

The immature Great White Pelican now at Al Zorah Khor.

09 Dec 2017

Two Calandra Lark present at Wamm Farms.

08 Dec 2017

One Calandra Lark at Wamm Farms (11th record).

03 Dec 2017

One Black Drongo at Abu Dhabi Golf Club (11th record).

02 Dec 2017

Eight Calandra Lark at Sila'a--The Seep (10h record).

30 Nov 2017

One Caspian Stonechat at Saih al Salam--Qudra Pivots (3rd autumn record).

26 Nov 2017

The Paddyfield Pipit still present at Hamraniyah--Paddyfield grass farm.

 

22 Nov 2017

One immature Great White Pelican at Ra's al-Khor--Mangrove Hide (9h record).

Ca 21 Nov 2017

One Merlin at Al Marmoum Desert Reserve (Qudra area), with up to 4 Eastern Imperial Eagle.

18 Nov 2017

One Fieldfare in Jebel Dhanna--housing area (6h record). Not recorded since Dec 1990.

17 Nov 2017

One Spotted Eagle-Owl (Arabian) at Hajar Mts site B (village and small side wadi).

16 Nov 2017

Eight Sociable Lapwing still near Al Ain.

10 Nov 2017

One Paddyfield Pipit at Hamraniyah--Paddyfield grass farm- 1st record for UAE, Arabia and the Western Palearctic.

7 Nov 2017

One White Wagtail (East Siberian - ocularis) at Saadiyat Island Golf Course, (1st record for UAE and WP).

01 Nov 2017

One Spotted Eagle-Owl (Arabian) at Hajar Mts site A (pristine long wadi)

and one bird at Hajar Mts site B (village and small side wadi) - 1st and 2nd confirmed UAE record.

 

28 Oct 2017

One Black Drongo in Mushrif National Park (10h record), possibly returning bird from 2015/2016.

One Yellow-browed Warbler in Al Mamzar Park (18h record).

 

27 Oct 2017

37 Jouanin's Petrel (25th record) and 1 Red-billed Tropicbird during a Khor Kalba Pelagic.

 

25 Oct 2017

One Yellow-browed Warbler in Mushrif Palace Gardens (17h record).

 

23 Oct 2017

Five Sociable Lapwing near Al Ain.

 

7 Oct 2017

One Green Warbler in Al Mamzar Park (19h record).

 

27 Sep 2017

One Green Warbler in Wadi Wurrayah NP (18h record).

 

25 Sep 2017

One Eastern Cattle Egret in at a private estate near Green Mubazzarah.

 

21 Sep 2017

One Lesser Noddy at Luo'alou'ayyah beach (9th record).

One Blyth's Reed Warbler in Mushrif Palace Gardens (16th confirmed record).

 

16 Sep 2017

One Green Warbler (17th record) and one Blyth's Reed Warbler (15th confirmed record) at Al Mamzar Park.

One Black-winged Kite at Al Qudra Lake (29th record). One Shikra Wamm Farms (11th vagrant record).

 

15 Sep 2017

One male Pied Bushchat at Wamm Farms (19th record).

 

05 Sep 2017

The Masked Booby found dead.

 

04 Sep 2017

One Masked Booby found wounded on the beach next to Le Meridien Al Aqqah (34th record).

 

03 Sep 2017

Two Blyth's Reed Warbler in Mushrif Palace Gardens (14th confirmed record).

 

02 Sep 2017

One Blyth's Reed Warbler in Mushrif Palace Gardens (13th confirmed record).

 

01 Sep 2017

One Caspian Plover at Hamraniyah Nursery. The adult Bay-backed Shrike still at Wamm Farms.

One Lappet-faced Vulture at Saih al-Salaam near Al Qudra Lake.

 

31 Aug 2017

One Green Warbler in Al Mamzar Park (16th record).

 

26 Aug 2017

One adult Bay-backed Shrike at Wamm Farms (35th record).

 

21 Aug 2017

One Savi's Warbler Mushrif Palace Gardens.

 

11 July 2017

One Eastern Imperial Eagle at Saih al Salam--Oasis Lakes. First UAE summer record between May and September.

 

30 June 2017

A Black-winged Kite at Hamraniyah--carpet grass farm (28th record) - first summer record.

 

9 June 2017

A Khor Kalba Pelagic produced 4 Flesh-footed Shearwater (23rd record), 5 Jouanin's Petrel (24th record). 1 immature Sooty Tern (24th record), 121 Wilson's Storm Petrel and 159 Persian Shearwater.

 

27 May 2017

The Eastern Cattle Egret still present at Wamm Farms.

 

21 May 2017

A Booby sp. off Mirfa, a rare west coast record.

 

19 May 2017

Two Eastern Cattle Egret at Wamm Farms (returning birds).

A Khor Kalba Pelagic produced 1 Swinhoe's Storm Petrel (11th record) and 12 Wilson's Storm Petrel.

 

16 May 2017

One immature Golden Eagle at Khor Kalba (Alqurm Protected Area) (29th record).

 

5 May 2017

One adult Roseate Tern on Fujairah Port Beach (11th record).

A Khor Kalba Pelagic produced 80 Jouanin's Petrel (23rd record) and a Sooty Tern (24th record).

 

30 April 2017

One Bay-backed Shrike in Mushrif Palace Gardens (34th record).

 

29 April 2017

One Sooty Shearwater off Al Bidiyah (29th record).

 

28 April 2017

One Alpine Swift on Sila'a Peninsula

A singing Siberian Chiffchaff at Emirates Palace.

 

26 April 2017

One Jouanin's Petrel (22nd record) and two Masked Booby (33rd record) on a Fujairah Pelagic.

 

25 April 2017

One imm. male Common Linnet in Safa Park (5th UAE record). Not recorded since 25 Apr 2005.

Three Common Wood Pigeon at Saih al Salam--Bike Cafe (flying to treetops in grove 2 km SW of bike center). Escaped or released.

 

16 April 2017

A Common Wood Pigeon at Dubai Safari Park, probably escaped or released.

 

14 April 2017

The Bay-backed Shrike still in Palm Jumeirah Park (Al Ittihad Park), with two continuing Cinereous Bunting.

 

9 April 2017

Two Sooty Shearwater off Khor Kalba (28th record).

 

7 April 2017

30 Jouanin's Petrel during a Khor Kalba Pelagic (21st record) - earliest spring record to date.

 

6 April 2017

An Eurasian Bittern in Hatta (24th record).

A Black-winged Kite over Safa Park (27th record).

5 April 2017

A Common Wood Pigeon at a private estate near Green Mubazzarah (7th UAE record if wild).

1 April 2017

One Eastern Cattle Egret at Ajman WTP (5th UAE record - only 3rd record away from Wamm Farms).

A record 3 Asian Koel at a private estate near Green Mubazzarah.

 

30 March 2017

One Bay-backed Shrike in Palm Jumeirah Park (33rd record).

 

24 March 2017

One Bay-backed Shrike in Masafi Wadi (32nd record).

 

22 March 2017

Five Black-winged Pratincole at Hamraniyah--carpet grass farm (28th record), not seen since 2014.

 

21 March 2017

One Wire-tailed Swallow still at Al Warsan Lakes.

 

20 March 2017

One Omani Owl heard in Wadi Wurrayah NP (2nd UAE record).

Two Wire-tailed Swallow still at Al Ain Cement factory quarries.

 

18 March 2017

A male Common Reed Bunting at Al Wathba Wetland Reserve (9th UAE record), not seen since 2000.

 

14 March 2017

Two Wire-tailed Swallow at Al Ain Cement factory quarries (18th record).

 

?? March 2017

A Baillon's Crake at Al Qudra Lake and Nad al-Sheba.

 

12 March 2017

Two Cinereous Bunting at Wadi Wurayah and near Green Mubazzarah - first two birds of spring.

 

4 March 2017

The Dalmatian Pelican now at Ra's al-Khor--Mangrove Hide.

 

3 March 2017

A Black-winged Kite at Hamraniyah Fields (26th record).

The male Ring Ouzel still at Jebel Dhanna.

1 March 2017

A Dalmatian Pelican over the city of Umm al-Qaiwain (3rd UAE record).

 

24 Feb 2017

A male Ring Ouzel at Jebel Dhanna (27th record).

 

18 Feb 2017

A Great Snipe at Wamm Farms (12th record). Last seen in 2006 and 2011.

A Black-winged Kite at Lahab Fields (25th record).

 

17 Feb 2017

A female-coloured Red-crested Pochard at Al Warsan Lakes (20th record).

Two Sociable Lapwing at Wamm Farms. An African Collared Dove also present (probably released).

At Sila'a Peninsula a Caspian Stonechat, 1 Black-throated Thrush and 20 Grey Hypocolius present.

4 Feb 2017

An adult Great Spotted Cuckoo at Wamm Farms (5th UAE record).  The Wire-tailed Swallow still present.

The Redwing still in Mushrif Palace Gardens.

A female Red-crested Pocard still at Al Wathba Wetland Reserve. Ruddy Shelduck also present.

3 Feb 2017

An immature Black-legged Kittiwake at Umm al-Qaiwain Harbour (7th UAE record).

A Redwing in Mushrif Palace Gardens (9th UAE record). Black-throated Thrush still present.

A Wire-tailed Swallow at al Warsan Lakes (16th record) and Wamm Farms (17th record).

The Mistle Thrush still in Safa Park.

The Black Drongo still in Mushrif National Park, near the mosque.

7 Black-throated Thrush still in Al Mamzar Park.

 

31 Jan 2017

A Buff-bellied Pipit at Al Wathba Camel Racetrack (grass in front of Grandstand). Namaqua Dove also present.

 

30 Jan 2017

The Mourning Wheatear still on Jebel Hafit, with a female Black-throated Thrush in Green Mubazzarah.

 

28 Jan 2017

The Little Swift still at Ajman Water Treatment Plant.

 

27 Jan 2017

A Little Swift at Ajman Water Treatment Plant (24th record).

Female Eversmann's Redstart on Sila'a Peninsula (workers plantation) and 3 Red-breasted Flycatchers.

 

14 Jan 2017

A Wire-tailed Swallow at Zakher Lake (15th record).

Two female Red-crested Pocard at Al Wathba Wetland Reserve (19th record).

 

13 Jan 2017

The female Eversmann's Redstart still at Wadi Bih--Colin's Farm.

 

12 Jan 2017

The Black Drongo still in Mushrif National Park, near the mosque.

 

6 Jan 2017

The female Red-crested Pocard still at Al Ain Cement factory quarries.

 

1 Jan 2017

A male Eversmann's Redstart in Sharjah National Park.

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2016 - click here for top of page

31 Dec 2016

A female Eversmann's Redstart at Wadi Bih--Colin's Farm.

 

18 Dec 2016

The Asian Koel and Baillon's Crake (28th UAE record) still at at a private estate in Al Ain. Today with the female Red-crested Pochard.

 

14 Dec 2016

A female-coloured Asian Koel at at a private estate in Al Ain (22nd UAE record). Baillon's Crake also present.

 

11 Dec 2016

A new max count of 15 Black-throated Thrush on Lulu Island. Bay-backed Shrike still present there, with 30 Hypocolius.

 

9 Dec 2016

A Mistle Thrush at Al Qua'a Fodder Field (21st UAE record), not seen since Nov 2013.

The Red-crested Pochard still present at Al Ain Cement factory quarries.

3 Dec 2016

The Little Bustard still in Fujairah.

1 Dec 2016

A Little Bustard in Fujairah (1st UAE record if deemed wild).

28 Nov 2016

A female Red-crested Pocard at Al Ain Cement factory quarries (18th UAE record).

23 Nov 2016

A Yellow-browed Warbler (16th UAE record) in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve.

22 Nov 2016

A female Brambling (29th UAE record) at Emirates Palace. Male Brambling and 4 Black-throated Thrush also seen.

The White-capped Bunting still at unaccessible site in Al Ain.

 

19 Nov 2016

An Oriental Turtle Dove at Emirates Palace, with the second Brambling also seen, and 3 Black-throated Thrush.

A total of 30 Hypocolius on Lulu Island, with an early Pallas's Gull.

Al Mamzar Park had the Yellow-browed Warbler again, with 4 Black-throated Thrush still lingering.

 

16 Nov 2016

A White-capped Bunting at a private estate in Al Ain (2nd UAE record).

The adult male Amur Falcon still at Dibba.

15 Nov 2016

A high count of 8 Black-throated Thrush in Al Mamzar Park. European Robin still present.

 

14 Nov 2016

The Brambling re-found at Emirates Palace Hotel. 

A high 11 Egyptian Nightjar at Al Wathba Camel Racetrack.

 

13 Nov 2016

Two Black-throated Thrush at Jebel Ali Hotel.

The Little Bunting and Eversmann's Redstart still at Emirates Palace. Dusky Warbler still Mushrif PG.

 

12 Nov 2016

A Dusky Warbler in Mushrif Palace Gardens (8th UAE record).

A Little Bunting also at Emirates Palace (18th UAE record), as well as a Ring Ouzel (26th UAE record) an Eversmann's Redstart and a high count of 5 Black-throated Thrush. The Yellow-browed Warbler also still present.

 

11 Nov 2016

A Brambling at Emirates Palace Hotel (8th UAE record). Also a Black-throated Thrush present.

The male Amur Falcon still at Dibba

One Masked Booby off Dibba--Holiday Beach Motel.

Sila'a Peninsula reports of a male Eversmann's Redstart in the park and European Robin in small plantation.

The Black Drongo still in Mushrif National Park.

 

10 Nov 2016

A Masked Booby at Dibba Port (31st UAE record). A female Eversmann's Redstart at nearby Wamm Farms.

The Black-throated Thrush still at Al Mamzar Park, with an European Robin.

A Brambling reported in November from Wamm Farms by a Swedish couple (Jan?) - more info needed please.

 

9 Nov 2016

A Spur-winged Lapwing at Zakher Lake at 2.30pm (9th UAE record).

Another Spur-winged Lapwing at Khalifa City A flash, 112 km to the east at 5.15pm (10th UAE record).

A Brown Noddy photographed off Kalba Corniche (37th UAE record).

8 Nov 2016

An adult male Black-throated Thrush at Wadi Bih--Colin's Farm.

 

6 Nov 2016

A Black-throated Thrush photographed in Al Mamzar Park.

 

5 Nov 2016

A Yellow-browed Warbler at Emirates Palace (15th UAE record).

 

4 Nov 2016

An adult male Amur Falcon (22nd UAE record) at Dibba. 

 

30 Oct 2016

A Taiga Flycatcher (8th UAE record) in Al Mamzar Park. Now two Yellow-browed Warbler present, as well as the Ashy Drongo.

 

29 Oct 2016

An Ashy Drongo (12th UAE record) and a Yellow-browed Warbler (14th UAE record) in Al Mamzar Park.

 

28 Oct 2016

Two Jouanin's Petrel on a Khor Kalba Pelagic trip.

 

14 Oct 2016

A Great Stone Curlew at Al Rafa'a bridge and beach (2nd UAE record).

 

12 Oct 2016

A Black-winged Kite at Khudhairah farms (24th UAE record).

 

10 Oct 2016

A Black Drongo in Mushrif National Park, probably returning bird to the mosque.

The juv Common Crane still at Zakher Lake.

8 Oct 2016

A juv Common Crane at Zakher Lake (9th UAE record).

30 Sep 2016

2 Swinhoe's Storm Petrel (10th UAE record), 28 Jouanin's Petrel and 6 migrating European Nightjar on a Khor Kalba Pelagic trip.

One European Honey Buzzard at Wamm Farms (16th known UAE record, not recorded since Aug 2013).

25 Sep 2016

A Black Drongo at Dubai Polo and Equestrian Club (9th UAE record).

 

21 Sep 2016

A female Pied Bush Chat near Green Mubazzarah (18th UAE record). Second record of this species in Al Ain.

 

13 Sep 2016

A Red Knot at Khor al-Beida (12th UAE record). 

The juv Bay-backed Shrike still at Al Mamzar Park.

 

3 Sep 2016

A male Red-headed Bunting in Al Mamzar Park (9th UAE record). Also a juv Bay-backed Shrike (30th UAE record).

 

2 Sep 2016

1 Swinhoe's Storm Petrel (9th UAE record), 5 Jouanin's Petrel, 3 Flesh-footed Shearwater, 1 Brown Noddy on a Khor Kalba Pelagic trip.

 

1 Sep 2016

An Alpine Swift photographed over Zakher Lake early morning (28th UAE record).

 

5 Aug 2016

1 Swinhoe's Storm Petrel (8th UAE record), 1 Jouanin's Petrel, 1 Flesh-footed Shearwater, 1 Brown Noddy on a Khor Kalba Pelagic trip.

 

24 June 2016

A record 3 Arctic Tern (5th UAE record), 2 Swinhoe's Storm Petrel (7th UAE record), 1 Sooty Tern (23rd UAE record) on a Khor Kalba Pelagic trip.

 

22 June 2016

A putative Banded Martin photographed near Green Mubazzarah.

 

28 May 2016

One Eurasian Bittern at Saih al Salam (23rd UAE record). First May record in the UAE.

 

13 May 2016

One Sooty Shearwater off Fujairah Port Beach (27th UAE record).

 

4 May 2016

One male Green Warbler in Mushrif Palace Gardens (15th UAE record).

 

3 May 2016

A pelagic trip off Fujairah produced one Jouanin's Petrel (16th UAE record), at least one Flesh-footed Shearwater (20th UAE record), three Sooty Shearwater (26th UAE record) and one Sooty Tern (22nd UAE record).

 

15 Apr 2016

One Bay-backed Shrike at Masafi Wadi (29th UAE record).

 

14 Apr 2016

One Sooty Shearwater (25th record) and a Masked Booby (30th record) on a Khor Kalba fishing trip.

 

8 Apr 2016

Two adult Eastern Cattle Egret at Wamm Farms, possibly three birds.

An immature Shikra was photographed near Green Mubazzarah (9th UAE record away from Dubai/Abu Dhabi).

3 Apr 2016

One Black Scrub Robin at Sila'a--fodder field (7th UAE record).

 

31 Mar 2016

One White-breasted Waterhen at Ghantoot--Golden Tulip Jazirah Resort (34th UAE record).

 

27 Mar 2016

One male Little Crake at Al Warsan Lakes (24th UAE record).

 

26 Mar 2016

One adult Eastern Cattle Egret at Wamm Farms (11th UAE record), most likely the returning bird.

 

21 Mar 2016

One male Asian Koel at Jebel Dhanna--housing area (21st UAE record) - exactly 12 months since seen in same tree.

 

13 Mar 2016

The juvenile Great White Pelican still at Ra's al-Khor--Mangrove Hide.

 

10 Mar 2016

One Ashy Drongo at Jebel Nakfa, Al Ain after the huge storm (11th UAE record).

 

6 Mar 2016

One Shikra in the Al Wathba area.

 

5 Mar 2016

The Spur-winged Lapwing still present at Zakher Lake.

 

4 Mar 2016

One Alpine Swift at Wamm Farms (27th UAE record).

The Black Drongo still present in Mushrif NP.

3 Mar 2016

The Pied Kingfisher still in the Dubai Creek--Al Badia shoreline area.

 

20 Feb 2016

A Sociable Lapwing at Al Zora Nursery.

 

18 Feb 2016

The Caspian Stonechat still present at Wamm Farms. The Mourning Wheatear still on Jebel Hafit.

 

17 Feb 2016

Not one, but TWO Black Drongo in Zabeel Park.

One Pied Kingfisher still at Dubai Creek--Al Badia shoreline, spotted from the Creek Metro St.

 

16 Feb 2016

A White-crowned Wheatear reported from Jebel Hafit.

 

12 Feb 2016

A Forest Wagtail in Mushrif Palace Gardens (back wood).

One Hume's Leaf Warbler in Abi Dhabi--Al Ghaf Wood. Newly arrived migrants also recorded.

 

9 Feb 2016

A Spur-winged Lapwing at Zakher Lake (8th UAE record), possibly the Mafraq bird moving 110 km east.

 

6 Feb 2016

A male Common Koel at Al Warsan Lakes (19th UAE record).

The Spur-winged Lapwing still present at Mafraq Rubbish Tip.

 

5 Feb 2016

The Pied Kingfisher still at Ajban

The Caspian Plover and a Buff-bellied Pipit still at Hamraniyah Nursery.

 

1 Feb 2016

The Black Drongo still showing well in Mushrif National Park, next to the mosque.

One Red-billed Tropicbird on the inaccessible Zirku Island.

30 Jan 2016

A first-winter Common Gull at Mafraq Rubbish Tip (28th UAE record).

 

23 Jan 2016

The first-winter Mediterranean Gull now at Mafraq WTP.

A record 9 Grey-headed Swamphen at Al Wathba Wetland Reserve, incl 2 juveniles.

18 Jan 2016

A Pied Kingfisher at Dubai Creek--Al Badia shoreline (31st UAE record).

15 Jan 2016

The first-winter Mediterranean Gull still at Mafraq Rubbish Tip.

 

11 Jan 2016

The first-winter Mediterranean Gull still at Abu Dhabi Golf and Equestrian Club.

10 Jan 2016

A Black-winged Kite at Al Bidiyah--garbage dump track (23rd UAE record).

 

9 Jan 2016

A first-winter Mediterranean Gull at Mafraq Rubbish Tip (15th UAE record).

7 Jan 2016

A first-winter Mediterranean Gull at Abu Dhabi Golf and Equestrian Club (14th UAE record).

2 Jan 2016

A Pacific Swift seen at Yas Island (4th UAE record).

The Black Drongo showing well in Mushrif National Park, since 10 June 2015.

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2015 - click here for top of page

31 Dec 2015

The juvenile Great White Pelican still at Ra's al-Khor--Mangrove Hide.

It's partner discovered 300km south, in Oman.

26 Dec 2015

One juvenile Great White Pelican at Ra's al-Khor--Mangrove Hide. Identified as same as Ajman 12 Dec.

15 Dec 2015

The Red-crested Pochard still at Al Wathba Lake.

The Grey-headed Swamphen still at Ain al-Fayda.

12 Dec 2015

Two Great White Pelican at Ajman WTP - not recorded in the UAE since Oct 2003 (8th UAE record).

A Grey-headed Swamphen at Ain al-Fayda (9th UAE record away from Al Warsan Lakes).

10 Dec 2015

One Black Drongo at Zabeel Park--south (8th UAE record).

 

9 Dec 2015

Two European Robin at Saadiyat Golf Club.

4 Dec 2015

The Black-winged Kite still present at Saih al Salam--Al Qudra Lake.

The Pied Kingfisher still at Ajban.

3 Dec 2015

A Black-winged Kite at Saih al Salam--Al Qudra Lake (22nd UAE record).

2 Dec 2015

A Pied Kingfisher still at Khor al-Beida.

 

29 Nov 2015

A Black-winged Kite at Dubai Investment Park (21st UAE record).

 

28 Nov 2015

A Red-crested Pochard at Al Wathba Lake (17th UAE record).

The Spur-winged Lapwing still at Mafraq Rubbish Tip.

Up to three Pied Kingfisher at Khor al-Beida (30th UAE record).

One Eurasian Siskin in Dubai Creek Park, and one in Safa Park.

27 Nov 2015

One female-coloured Asian Koel in Green Mubazzarah (18th UAE record).

The Casian Stonechat still present at Wamm Farms. A Buff-bellied Pipit at Hamraniyah Nursery.

22 Nov 2015

One Spur-winged Lapwing at Mafraq Rubbish Tip (7th UAE record).

15 Nov 2015

One immature Little Gull on Fujairah Port Beach (16th UAE record).

13 Nov 2015

One Amur Falcon at Wamm Farms (21st UAE record).

7 Nov 2015

Wamm Farms held a female Pied Bushchat (17th UAE record) and a Caspian Stonechat (2nd autumn record).

Saadiyat Golf Course had a Pied Kingfisher (29th UAE record).

6 Nov 2015

A pelagic from Khor Kalba produced 1 Masked Booby (28th UAE record).

The Pheasant-tailed Jacana still showing well at Saih al Salam--Al Qudra Lake

3 Nov 2015

The Black Drongo still showing well in Mushrif National Park.

31 Oct 2015

A Dusky Thrush briefly at Wamm Farms (4th UAE record).

A Black-winged Kite at Al Wathba Wetland Reserve (20th UAE record).

An Ashy Drongo in Al Mamzar Park (10th UAE record).

 

29 Oct 2015

A White-crowned Wheatear photographed on Jebel Hafit (13th UAE record), and not seen in the UAE since 2002.

A Pheasant-tailed Jacana at Saih al Salam--Al Qudra Lake (3rd UAE record).

25 Oct 2015

A Pied Kingfisher at Al Wathba Wetland Reserve (28th UAE record).

21 Oct 2015

A Pied Kingfisher on Sir Bani Yas (27th UAE record).:

19 Oct 2015

A female Pied Kingfisher at Ajban (26th UAE record).

16 Oct 2015

Two (male and female) Pied Kingfisher present at Al Wathba Camel Racetrack.

15 Oct 2015

A Pied Kingfisher at Al Wathba Camel Racetrack (25th UAE record).

9 Oct 2015

A pelagic from Khor Kalba produced 2 Swinhoe's Storm Petrel (8th UAE record), 90 Jouanin's Petrel (15th UAE record), 2 Flesh-footed Shearwater (18th UAE record) and a good number of Wilson's Storm Petrel.:

The Collared Flycatcher still in Al Mamzar Park.

3 Oct 2015

One Collared Flycatcher in Al Mamzar Park - 1st UAE record!

26 Sep 2015

The Masked Booby still seen on buoy 1.5 km off Dibba Port.

24 Sep 2015

One Hume's Whitethroat on Delma Island.

20 Sep 2015

One Masked Booby off Dibba Port - 27th UAE record.

12 Sep 2015

One Green Warbler at Dubai Pivot Fields (birders standing outside, peeking in) - 14th UAE record.

 

4 Sep 2015

One Blyth's Reed Warbler Al Mamzar Park.

30 Aug 2015

One Cory's/Scopoli's Shearwater during a fishing trip from Khor Kalba - 6th UAE record. Also present was at least one Flesh-footed Shearwater (16th UAE record) and two Masked Booby (26th record).

1 Aug 2015

One Red-billed Tropicbird during a fishing trip from Khor Kalba.

31 July 2015

The Masked Booby still off Khor Kalba.

25 July 2015

One Masked Booby off Khor Kalba - 25th UAE record. Also present were 15 Flesh-footed Shearwater (15th UAE record)

23 July 2015

One Indian Pond Heron at Khor Kalba (Alqurm Protected Area), a nice mid-summer record.

 

10 July 2015

The Bay-backed Shrike and Eastern Cattle Egret still present at Wamm Farms.

8 July 2015

Western Cattle Egret breeding in Al Ain city, 30 nests counted.

6 July 2015

The Black Drongo showing well in Mushrif National Park, as did a Pallid Scops Owl.

4 July 2015

A Jacobin Cuckoo at Wamm Farms - 4th UAE record. 

Also present at Wamm was an incredible 4 Amur Falcon, the Bay-backed Shrike and the Eastern Cattle Egret.

 

3 July 2015

A new Amur Falcon at Wamm Farms - 19h UAE record.

Also present was one Bay-backed Shrike and one Eastern Cattle Egret.

20 June 2015

One Bay-backed Shrike at Wamm Farms - 28th UAE record.

 

17 June 2015

The Black Drongo showing well in Mushrif National Park.

 

13 June 2015

Two Amur Falcon at Wamm Farms - 18th UAE record.

10 June 2015

A Black Drongo in Mushrif National Park - 7th UAE record.

2 June 2015

One Masked Booby off Khor Kalba - 24th UAE record. One Sooty Shearwater was 25th record.

9 May 2015

One Red-headed Bunting at Al Mamzar Park - 8th UAE record.

One Calandra Lark at Wamm Farms - 9th UAE record and only second UAE spring record.

One Purple Swamphen (Grey-headed) at Emirates Golf Club - 11th UAE record and first away from the Al Warsan/Al Wathba area since 1996.

2 May 2015

One adult Shikra at Al Ain WTP - 7th UAE record away from Dubai.

7 Apr 2015

One Black Drongo at Discovery Gardens, Gems School Academy - 6th UAE record.

Two Eastern Cattle Egret at Wamm Farms.

4 Apr 2015

One Bay-backed Shrike at Wamm Farms - 27th UAE record.

31 Mar 2015

The male Taiga Flycatcher still showing well in Al Mamzar Park.

28 Mar 2015

One immature Shikra at Al Ain WTP - 6th UAE record away from Dubai.

21 Mar 2015

One male Taiga Flycatcher in Al Mamzar Park - 7th UAE record.

One ad male Little Crake at Al Wathba Wetland Reserve - 23rd UAE record.

20 Mar 2015

One Black-winged Kite at Dubai Pivot Fields - 19th UAE record.

One male Asian Koel at Jebel Dhanna - 17th UAE record.

The adult Eastern Cattle Egret at Wamm Farms - 10th UAE record, possibly returning bird.

13 Mar 2015

A Little Swift in Al Ain.

6 Mar 2015

Three Caspian Stonechat at Sila'a Peninsula.

1 Mar 2015

One Mesopotamian Crow past Al Rafa'a bridge and beach - 2nd UAE record.

17 Feb 2015

One European Goldfinch of the Grey-headed subspecies in garden near Green Mubazzarah. Deemed escaped, but this is not proven.

7 Feb 2015

Two Wire-tailed Swallow Al Warsan Lakes - 14th UAE record. One Asian Koel in Al Mamzar Park - 16th record.

The Ashy Drongo still present Al Mamzar Park.

 

31 Jan 2015

Two Little Swift Dalma Island.

24 Jan 2015

One male Asian Koel in Safa Park - 15th UAE record.

18 Jan 2015

One female Red-crested Pochard at Palm Sports Resort - 16th UAE record.

16 Jan 2015

One Forest Wagtail in Mushrif Palace Gardens. Almost annual on Abu Dhabi island.

10 Jan 2015

One Ring Ouzel on Jebel Hafit - 24th UAE record.

9 Jan 2015

The Ashy Drongo still present in Al Mamzar Park.

1 Jan 2015

One Ashy Drongo in Al Mamzar Park - 9th UAE record. One Brown Booby Zubara Beach - 16th record.

One Blue-cheeked Bee-eater at the Dubai Pivot Fields, a rare winter record.

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2014 - click here for top of page

26 Dec 2014

One male Ring Ouzel in Jebel Dhanna - 23rd UAE record.

 

20 Dec 2014

The returning adult Mediterranean Gull at Mafraq Rubbish Tip.

One Brambling on Dalma Island - 25th UAE record. Three Hypocolius also present.

13 Dec 2014
Two Fan-tailed Raven over Al Samha - 2nd UAE record.

The Pied Bush Chat still at Abu Dhabi Golf and Equestrian Club.

4 Dec 2014

The Ashy Drongo still in Wadi Bih, outside Parr's Farm.

3 Dec 2014

One Ashy Drongo at Wadi Bih--Parr's Farm - 8th UAE record.

1 Dec 2014

One Amur Falcon at Emirates Palace - 17th UAE record.

29 Nov 2014

One Pied Bush Chat at Abu Dhabi Golf and Equestrian Club - 16th UAE record.

22 Nov 2014

One White-breasted Waterhen at Al Dhait South Rubbish Tip - 32nd UAE record.

8 Nov 2014

The Black Drongo still at Wamm Farms. Male Eversmann's Redstart in Zabeel Park--north.

7 Nov 2014

One Black Drongo at Wamm Farms - 6th UAE record.

6 Nov 2014

The Watercock refound at Nad al-Sheba, caught and relocated to Al Warsan Lakes.

5 Nov 2014

One Watercock at Nad al-Sheba - 1st UAE record.

31 Oct 2014

A Drongo sp. at Zabeel Park--south. Probably same bird that has been hanging around the Zabeel area.

25 Oct 2014

Al Mamzar Park today; one Green Warbler - 13th UAE record.

17 Oct 2014

A Swift with a white rump, possibly Pacific Swift at Zakher Lake. A Black Kite (nominate?) at the Pivots.

12 Oct 2014

The possible Large-billed Leaf Warbler present Al Mamzar Park until 10:30am.

11 Oct 2014

Al Mamzar Park today; one Large-billed Leaf Warbler - 1st UAE record.

Also present was a Green Warbler - 12th UAE record.

A Shikra still near Green Mubazzarah.

 

8 Oct 2014

A Shikra at a private estate near Green Mubazzarah.

26 Sep 2014

Fifty Jouanin's Petrel, one Flesh-footed Shearwater and one Brown Noddy on a Khor Kalba fishing trip.

 

20 Sep 2014

One Moustached Warbler at Wamm Farms - 17th UAE record. One Savi's Warbler also seen.

Khor Kalba Pelagic had 120 Jouanin's Petrel, 1 Flesh-footed Shearwater and 5 Brown Noddy.

 

19 Sep 2014

Two Masked Booby on a Khor Kalba fishing trip - 23rd UAE record. Also seen were more than 300 Jouanin's Petrel and

at least 30 Flesh-footed Shearwater.

At Hamraniyah Fields one Black-winged Kite was seen - 18th UAE record.

16 Sep 2014

One Swinhoe's Storm Petrel on a Khor Kalba fishing trip - 8th UAE record.

Also seen were 1 Brown Noddy, 85 Jouanin's Petrel and 16 Flesh-footed Shearwater.

15 Sep 2014

One Black-winged Kite at Dubai Pivot Fields - 17h UAE record.

13 Sep 2014

One Cory's Shearwater on a Khor Kalba fishing trip - 5h UAE record.

Also seen were 10 Jouanin's Petrel and 40 Flesh-footed Shearwater.

One adult and one juvenile Roseate Tern on Fujairah Port Beach - 10h UAE record. Black Tern still present.

12 Sep 2014

One immature Black Tern on Fujairah Port Beach - 16th UAE record.

12 Sep 2014

One Pacific Swift over Wamm Farms - 3rd UAE record. Not recorded since 2002.

30 Aug 2014

One Black Kite of the non-lineatus type at Dubai Pivot Fields - 1st UAE record.

30 July 2014

One adult Roseate Tern on Fujairah Port Beach, different from last bird - 9th UAE record.

19 July 2014

One Roseate Tern on Fujairah Port Beach - 8th UAE record.

A Khor Kalba Pelagic produced one Lesser Noddy - 8th UAE record, one Flesh-footed Shearwater, one Sooty Tern and

one immature Long-tailed Skua.

14 July 2014

One Long-tailed Skua on Fujairah Port Beach - 19th UAE record.

11 July 2014

One Black/Ashy Drongo on Palm Jumeirah - 8th UAE record.

 

9 July 2014

One chick of Eurasian Stone-Curlew on Abu al-Abyadh Island - 2nd UAE breeding record, probably of released birds.

8 July 2014

One immature Sooty Tern off Bidiya - 20th UAE record.

4 July 2014

One Wedge-tailed Shearwater on a Khor Kalba Pelagic - 7th UAE record. Five Flesh-footed Shearwater.

28 June 2014

Two Swinhoe's Storm Petrel on a Khor Kalba Pelagic - 7th UAE record. One Red-billed Tropicbird seen.

 

24 June 2014

One Swinhoe's Storm Petrel on a Khor Kalba Pelagic - 6th UAE record. The earliest UAE record!

Also 1 juv Masked Booby - 21st record, and 3 Flesh-footed Shearwater and 18 Wilson's Storm Petrel.

20 June 2014

One Cory's Shearwater close to shore on a Khor Kalba Pelagic - 4th UAE record. Different from the May bird.

Also 1 adult Long-tailed Skua - 18th record, 3 Flesh-footed Shearwater - 12th record and a late Sooty Shearwater.

 

7 June 2014

One immature Sooty Tern on a Khor Kalba Pelagic - 19th record.

 

31 May 2014

The Cory's Shearwater refound on a Khor Kalba Pelagic. Also seen were 8 Jouanin's Petrel - 10th record.

Five Flesh-footed Shearwater - 11th record and one Sooty Tern - 18th record.

 

30 May 2014

One Cory's Shearwater on a Khor Kalba deepwater fishing trip - 3rd UAE record.

27 May 2014

One Sooty Shearwater on a Khor Kalba deepwater fishing trip.

17 May 2014

Two Masked Booby on a Khor Kalba deepwater fishing trip - 20th UAE record.

23 Apr 2014

The Taiga Flycatcher still in Mushrif Palace Gardens.

19 Apr 2014

One adult Black Tern on Kalba Corniche - 15th UAE record.

18 Apr 2014

Two immature Black-legged Kittiwake on Fujairah Port Beach - 6th UAE record.

Two Little Swift at the tip of Sila'a Peninsula, migrating north-west.

The Eastern Cattle Egret at Wamm Farms.

16 Apr 2014

A Taiga Flycatcher in Mushrif Palace Gardens - 6th UAE record.

11 Apr 2014

The White-breasted Waterhen still at Al Barsha Pond Park.

8 Apr 2014

A Black Drongo at Al Awir, along the E-311 - 5th UAE record.

7 Apr 2014

A White-breasted Waterhen at Al Barsha Pond Park - 31st UAE record.

5 Apr 2014

An adult Eastern Cattle Egret at Al Qua'a Fodder Field - 7th UAE record.

 

3 Apr 2014

A juv Pallas's Fish Eagle at Ra's al-Khor - 3rd UAE record.

29 Mar 2014

The Forest Wagtail still in Mushrif Palace Gardens.

25 Mar 2014

An adult Bay-backed Shrike at Green Mubazzarah - 26th UAE record.

14 Mar 2014

The Ashy Drongo still in Mushrif NP, same place.

10 Mar 2014

A Sooty Falcon in downtown Abu Dhabi, a very early record.

7 Mar 2014

A Black-winged Pratincole at Al Hamraniya Nursery - 27th UAE record.

6 Mar 2014

A Pied Crow flying north along the beach at Dreamland. Probably an escapee. NOT a Mesopotamian Crow.

28 Feb 2014

A Black-winged Kite at Wamm Farms (goat farm) - 16th UAE record.

18 Feb 2014

Two Eurasian Griffon Vulture and at least 6 Lappet-faced in a flock of 15-18 vultures at Tijarah desert (restricted access)

10 Feb 2014

Two Eurasian Griffon Vulture at Nakhali (restricted access) - 14th UAE record.

 

2 Feb 2014

The Eversmann's Redstart still in the Mercure Hotel garden on Jebel Hafit.

31 Jan 2014

A Yellow-browed Warbler at the Royal Stables - 13th UAE record.

24 Jan 2014

A male Black Redstart (Western??) in Wadi Bih--Simosca's Farm - 3rd UAE record.

 

11 Jan 2014

The Ashy Drongo still in Mushrif NP, same place.

5 Jan 2014

The drongo confirmed as Ashy Drongo in Mushrif NP - 7th UAE record.

3 Jan 2014

An unidentified Drongo reported from Mushrif NP.

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2013 - click here for top of page

21 Dec 2013

The two Amur Falcon still at Al Qua'a Fodder Field.

 

20 Dec 2013

The Dusky Warbler still in Mushrif Palace Gardens.

18 Dec 2013

An Eurasian Woodcock in Safa Park - 18th UAE record. Olive-backed Pipit was good supporting cast.

 

15 Dec 2013

A Dusky Warbler in Mushrif Palace Gardens - 7th UAE record.

Two Amur Falcon at Al Qua'a Fodder Field - 15th UAE record.

7 Dec 2013

An adult Mediterranean Gull at Mafraq Rubbish Tip - 12th UAE record, possibly returning bird.

6 Dec 2013

The Pheasant-tailed Jacana still at Zakher Lake and Eversmann's Redstart at Jebel Hafit.

The Long-toed Stint with two Buff-bellied Pipits still at Al Hamraniyah Nursery.

4 Dec 2013

The Forest Wagtail still in Mushrif Palace Gardens.

2 Dec 2013

One Brambling at Jebel Hafit (Mercure Hotel) - 24th UAE record.

The Forest Wagtail still in Mushrif Palace Gardens, joined by an European Robin.

30 Nov 2013

Dalma Island produced 1 Yellow-browed Warbler (12th record), 1 Buff-bellied Pipit (25th record)

The Cotton Pygmy Goose still at Abu Dhabi Golf & Equestrian Club.

29 Nov 2013

Two Eversmann's Redstart in Wadi Bih.

28 Nov 2013

One Pheasant-tailed Jacana at Zakher Lake - 2nd UAE record.

27 Nov 2013

One Eversmann's Redstart at Jebel Jais. Hooded Wheatear and Chukar also recorded here.

The Baillon's Crake still in Green Mubazzarah.

26 Nov 2013

Two Mistle Thrush in Ajban - 20th UAE record.

25 Nov 2013

One White-breasted Waterhen at Dubai Silicon Oasis - 30th UAE record, the second this autumn.

The Buff-bellied Pipit still at Al Hamraniyah Nursery.

25 Nov 2013

One Forest Wagtail in Musrif Palace Gardens.

 

23 Nov 2013

The Long-toed Stint still at Al Hamraniyah Nursery.

22 Nov 2013

One Cotton Pygmy Goose at Abu Dhabi Golf & Equestrian Club - 11th UAE record.

One Long-toed Stint at Al Hamraniyah Nursery - 23rd UAE record, not recorded since 2007.

Eight Lappet-faced Vulture and an European Golden Plover at Bab al-Shams.

21 Nov 2013

A high count of 37 Greater White-fronted Goose in Safa Park.

16 Nov 2013

One Buff-bellied Pipit at Al Hamraniyah Nursery - 24th record.

One Ruddy Shelduck at Zakher Lake.

15 Nov 2013

One Amur Falcon on Lulu Island - 14th record. Hypocolius also present.

A first-winter male Eversmann's Redstart on Jebel Hafit.

The Mistle Thrush still in Ain al-Waal.

14 Nov 2013

One Mistle Thrush at Ain al-Waal - 19th UAE record, first since March 2009.

13 Nov 2013

One Baillon's Crake in Green Mubazzarah - 21st record.

10 Nov 2013

One Black-throated Thrush at the entrance of Wadi Wurrayah Protected Area. One Hypocolis near Green Mub.

8 Nov 2013

One White-breasted Waterhen at Hamraniyah Fields near RAK Airport - 29th UAE record, first since Dec 2011.

31 Oct 2013

One Pheasant-tailed Jacana at Wamm Farms -1st UAE record.

A Calandra Lark also present - 8th record.

 

4 Oct 2013

One Brown Booby, on buoy off Dibba Port - 15th record.

28 Sep 2013

One Roseate Tern, adult in winter plumage on Fujairah Port Beach - 8th record.

20 Sep 2013

One adult and a juv Roseate Tern at Khor Fakkan, different from last week - 7th record.

14 Sep 2013

One adult Roseate Tern photographed on Fujairah Port Beach, different from 6 Sep birds - 5th record.

13 Sep 2013

One ad feeding a juv Roseate Tern on Fujairah Port Beach, different from last week - 4th record 

The juv Sooty Tern also seen. On the Khor Kalba Pelagic a Lesser Noddy was seen.

 

10 Sep 2013

One Sooty Tern on the beach at Khor Kalba Korniche - 18th record.

6 Sep 2013

Two adult Roseate Tern photographed on Fujairah Port Beach - 3rd record, not seen since 1989.

A Khor Kalba Pelagic produced 3 Lesser Noddy - 7th record.

A Pectoral Sandpiper at Saih al Salam--Qudra Lake - 6th record.

 

1 Sep 2013

The immature male Red-headed Bunting still at Wamm Farms

31 Aug 2013

An immature male Red-headed Bunting at Wamm Farms - 7th record.

30 Aug 2013

A Khor Kalba Pelagic produced 2 Lesser Noddy.

16 Aug 2013

A Khor Kalba Pelagic produced: two Lesser Noddy - 6th record.

11 Brown Noddy, 183 Persian Shearwater and 17 Wilson's Storm Petrel also seen.

Wamm Farms had an European Honey Buzzard, a Crested Honey Buzzard and a Variable Wheatear.

19 Jul 2013

A Cory's Shearwater during a Fujairah Pelagic - 3rd record. Also 2 Flesh-footed Shearwaters and a Sooty Tern.

 

11 Jul 2013

The Black Stork seen flying away, near Green Mubazzarah.

7 Jul 2013

A Black Stork discovered near Green Mubazzarah - 7th record if deemed wild.

21 Jun 2013

A Khor Kalba Pelagic produced: one ad Long-tailed Skua - 18th record, one Flesh-footed Shearwater, and three Brown Noddy.

The Bewick's Swan still present and flying strongly at Fujairah Tennis Club Dam.

17 Jun 2013

A Bewick's Swan at Fujairah Tennis Club Dam - 2nd record if accepted as wild.

 

14 Jun 2013

A Khor Kalba Pelagic produced: six Wedge-tailed Shearwater, 20 Jouanin's Petrel - 9th record, one Flesh-footed Shearwater,

22 Wilson's Storm Petrel and one Brown Noddy.

8 Jun 2013

Eight Wedge-tailed Shearwater - 6th record, two Flesh-footed Shearwater - 11th record, during a Khor Kalba Pelagic.

 

7 Jun 2013

Two Wedge-tailed Shearwaters, one adult Long-tailed Skua - 17th record during a Khor Kalba Pelagic.

 

31 May 2013

Epic Khor Kalba Pelagic with Wedge-tailed Shearwaters, Flesh-footed Shearwaters, Sooty Tern etc.

 

17 May 2013

The River Warbler still in Abu Dhabi Golf and Equestrian Club

16 May 2013

One River Warbler in Abu Dhabi Golf and Equestrian Club - 12th record.

11 May 2013

The River Warbler still present in Mushrif Palace Gardens.

7 May 2013

One River Warbler in Mushrif Palace Gardens - 11th record.

27 Apr 2013

Seven Black-winged Pratincole at Wamm Farms - 24th record. 107 Lesser Kestrels present!

26 Apr 2013

One adult Long-tailed Skua migrating north over Al Qua'a Fodder Fields - 16th record, but no Rare Bird Record submitted.

25 Apr 2013

One Black-winged Pratincole at Ajban - 23rd record.

23 Apr 2013

One Alpine Swift near Abu Dhabi Airport - 26th record.

22 Apr 2013

The Wire-tailed Swallow still at Ajban.

21 Apr 2013

One Wire-tailed Swallow at Ajban - 14th record.

20 Apr 2013

One male Caucasian Bluethroat (magna) in Al Mamzar Park - 1st photographed record.

11 Apr 2013

One female Hen Harrier at Wamm Farms.

Possible Bay-backed/Red-backed Shrike hybrid at Green Mub.

6 Apr 2013

The Red Knot still at Khor al-Beida.

29 Mar 2013

The Black Scrub Robin still at Sila'a Peninsula.

29 Mar 2013

The Lesser Spotted Eagle still at Dubai Pivot Fields.

27 Mar 2013

One Lesser Spotted Eagle at Dubai Pivot Fields - 1st photographed record. 

The Cretzschmar's Bunting still at Jebel Dhanna--hotels.

 

25 Mar 2013

One male Red-headed Bunting at Emirates Palace Hotel - 6th record.

24 Mar 2013

One adult male Cretzschmar's Bunting at Jebel Dhanna--hotels - 1st UAE record with Cinereous Buntings.

 

18 Mar 2013

Six Eurasian Griffon Vulture over Al Faqa, south of DDCR - 13th record.

16 Mar 2013

The Taiga Flycatcher still in Safa Park.

 

15 Mar 2013

One Common Crane over Hamraniyah Fields - 8th record.

6 Mar 2013

One Little Gull on Fujairah Port Beach - 15th record.

1 Mar 2013

The two Demoiselle Crane still at Al Qua'a Fodder Field.

 

23 Feb 2013

One Great Spotted Cuckoo at Al Qua'a Fodder Field - 4th record. Two Demoiselle Crane still present.

22 Feb 2013

Two adult Demoiselle Crane at Al Qua'a Fodder Field - 7th record.

One Red Knot at Khor al-Beida.

21 Feb 2013

One 3cy Mediterranean Gull at Al Warsan Lakes - 11th record.

 

6 Feb 2013

The female Red-crested Pochard still at Discovery Gardens.

3 Feb 2013

One female Red-crested Pochard at Discovery Gardens - 14th record.

2 Feb 2013

One Wire-tailed Swallow at the Al Ain Water Treatment Plant. Same as the Zakher bird?

 

27 Jan 2013

The Mesopotamian Crow again at Khor al-Beida, northern part at sunset.

25 Jan 2013

One Long-billed Dowitcher at Khor al-Beida - 1st UAE record.

 

23 Jan 2013

The Mesopotamian Crow still on Siniyah Island.

19 Jan 2013

Two Streak-throated Swallow at Al Warsan Lakes - 9th record.

The Mesopotamian Crow seen at Khor al-Beida.

 

18 Jan 2013

The Black Scrub Robin still on Sila'a--general area.

 

12 Jan 2013

The two Red-crested Pochards still at Zakher Lake.

 

10 Jan 2013

One adult winter Mediterranean Gull at Mafraq Rubbish Tip - 11th record.

 

6 Jan 2013

One immature Masked Booby past Luoluayah Beach - 19th record.

 

4 Jan 2013

Two male Red-crested Pochard at Ajman WTP - 14th record.

 

2 Jan 2013

The adult male Hen Harrier still at Wamm Farms. An unseasonal European Roller there as well.

 

1 Jan 2013

The Black-winged Kite still at Yas Island--Yas Links Golf Course. The female Hen Harrier still at Khor al-Beida.

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2012 - click here for top of page

31 Dec 2012

Two female Red-crested Pochard at Zakher Lake - 13th record.

30 Dec 2012

One Wire-tailed Swallow at Zakher Lake - 12th record.

26 Dec 2012

The Cotton Pygmy Goose still at Zakher Lake.

21 Dec 2012

A record 609 Jouanin's Petrel during a Khor Kalba Pelagic.

16 Dec 2012

6 Eurasian Siskin still in Safa Park.

The Red Knot still showing at at Al Jazirah Khor (Khor Muzahmi).

 

13 Dec 2012

One Lappet-faced Vulture twice over Green Mubazzarah.

12 Dec 2012

One immature Brown-headed Gull in Dibba Harbour - 7th record.

8 Dec 2012

One Cotton Pygmy Goose at Zakher Lake - 10th record.

7 Dec 2012

One adult Kittiwake in Dibba Harbour - 5th record.

One Asian Koel in Green Mubazzarah - 14th record. 

The Mesopotamian Crow still on Siniyah Island.

6 Dec 2012

A high count of 16 Eurasian Siskin in Safa Park.

5 Dec 2012

An Eurasian Siskin in Safa Park. The Taiga Flycatcher still present.

 

3 Dec 2012

One Calandra Lark on Dalma Island - 7th record. One Brambling also present.

The Taiga Flycatcher still at Wamm Farms (goat farm), as well as a male Hen Harrier.

2 Dec 2012

One Forest Wagtail at Jebel Dhanna--hotels.

1 Dec 2012

One Ruddy Shelduck at Zakher Pools.

30 Nov 2012

A Taiga Flycatcher in Safa Park - 5th record.

29 Nov 2012

One Buff-bellied Pipit at Emirates Palace.

The Marbled Teal still present at Al Warsan Lakes.

27 Nov 2012

The Black-winged Kite still at Yas Island--Yas Links Golf Course.

26 Nov 2012
One Mesopotamian Crow at the inaccessible Siniyah Island - 1st UAE record.

25 Nov 2012

One Taiga Flycatcher at Wamm Farms (goat farm) - 4th record.

24 Nov 2012

One Shikra at Kharran Water Treatment Plant - 3rd record. 4 Ruddy Shelduck also present.

The Brown Shrike still in Wadi Bih
Red Knot at Al Jazirah Khor (Khor Muzahmi) still present.

22 Nov 2012
A first-winter Mediterranean Gull at Al Warsan Lakes - 10th record.

A Caspian Stonechat at Al Wathba Camel Racetrack - first autumn record for the UAE.

21 Nov 2012
One Red Knot at Khor al-Beida - 11th record.

20 Nov 2012

A Brown Shrike at Wadi Bih--Colin's Farm - 7th record.

A total of 58 Hypocolius came in to roost in the mangroves west of Yas Links between 4:45-5:05pm.

 

19 Nov 2012

One Marbled Teal at Al Warsan Lakes - 6th record.

 

17 Nov 2012

One Red Knot at Al Jazirah Khor (Khor Muzahmi) - 10th record.

 

16 Nov 2012

One female Amur Falcon at Al Qua'a Fodder Field - 13th record.

A Lesser Noddy during a Khor Kalba Pelagic - 6th record. Also present were the young Masked Booby, 100 Jouanin's Petrels and two Common Noddy.

The Black Scrub Robin still at Sila'a Peninsula

15 Nov 2012

One Black Scrub Robin at Sila'a Peninsula - 6th record.

One Black-winged Kite at Yas Island--Yas Links Golf Club - 14th record.

10 Nov 2012
The female-plumaged Greater Scaup still at Ruwais Water Treatment Plant.

9 Nov 2012

A female-plumaged Greater Scaup at Ruwais Water Treatment Plant is 1st UAE record.

145 Jouanin's Petrel during a Khor Kalba Pelagic. Two Long-tailed Skua - 15th record. Two Masked Booby also recorded - 18th record. No Persian Shearwaters seen.

 

8 Nov 2012

Four Sociable Lapwings now at the Dubai Pivot Fields.

6 Nov 2012

31 Jouanin's Petrel during a Khor Kalba Pelagic - 7th record. An immature Masked Booby also recorded - 17th record. No Persian Shearwaters seen.

 

31 Oct 2012

One Caspian Plover with the two Sociable Lapwings at the Dubai Pivot Fields.

The Cinereous (Black) Vulture still at the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve.

26 Oct 2012

One Little Bunting in Wadi Bih - 17th record, not recorded since 2001.

25 Oct 2012

Three Sociable Lapwings at the Dubai Pivot Fields. No Caspian Plover seen.

22 Oct 2012

A Yellow-browed or Hume's Leaf Warbler in Safa Park.

21 Oct 2012

A Yellow-browed Warbler at Mafraq Marsh - 11th record.

20 Oct 2012

Four Eurasian Griffon Vultures and 14 Lappet-faced Vultures at the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve.

One immature Sooty Falcon at Wamm Farms.

19 Oct 2012

Four Eurasian Griffon Vultures and 20 Lappet-faced Vultures at the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve.

16 Oct 2012

One Cinereous (Black) Vulture, the Himalayan and two Eurasian Griffon Vultures and a high count of 47 Lappet-faced Vultures at the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. The Cinereous Vulture is 1st UAE record.

 

13 Oct 2012

One Himalayan Griffon Vulture at the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve - 1st UAE and first Arabian record!

Four Eurasian Griffon Vultures also present - 12th record

6 Oct 2012

The juvenile Shikra still at Sila'a Peninsula--Public Park.

 

5 Oct 2012

One Oriental Turtle Dove at Al Qua'a Fodder Field.

 

2 Oct 2012

The Caspian Plover still at Al Wathba Camel Racetrack.

 

29 Sep 2012

One Blyth's Reed Warbler in Safa Park.

 

28 Sep 2012

A juvenile Shikra at Sila'a Peninsula--Public Park - 2nd vagrant record.

 

26 Sep 2012

The Caspian Plover still at Al Wathba Camel Racetrack, with Egyptian & European Nightjars.

 

25 Sep 2012

One Caspian Plover at Al Wathba Camel Racetrack.

 

25 Sep 2012

The juv Little Crake still at Abu Dhabi Golf & Equestrian Club.

 

19 Sep 2012

One juv Little Crake at Abu Dhabi Golf & Equestrian Club - 21st record.

 

14 Sep 2012

One Flesh-footed Shearwater during a Khor Kalba Pelagic - 9th record.

 

1 Sep 2012

One adult winter Black Tern on Fujairah Port Beach - 14th record.

 

20 Aug 2012

One fledgling Purple Heron in Al Ain. 1st UAE breeding record.

 

10 Aug 2012

Three immature Sooty Tern during a Khor Kalba Pelagic - 13th record.

 

7 Aug 2012

One Alpine Swift still feeding at the pool of Palm Jumeirah--Atlantis Hotel in the morning.

 

6 Aug 2012

One Alpine Swift feeding at the pool of Palm Jumeirah--Atlantis Hotel in the evening - 25th record.

 

13 Jul 2012

Two Long-tailed Skua during a Khor Kalba Pelagic - 14th record.

 

12 Jul 2012

One immature Sooty Tern at Fujairah Port Beach - 13th record.

 

30 Jun 2012

Seven Flesh-footed Shearwater during a Khor Kalba Pelagic.

 

28 Jun 2012

Twelve Flesh-footed Shearwater seen during a Khor Kalba Pelagic - 8th record. One Wedge-tailed Shearwater also seen - 5th record.

 

15 Jun 2012

One Sooty Falcon at Wamm Farms.

8 Jun 2012

One Little Swift at Kharran Water Treatment Plant.

26 May 2012

The White-rumped Sandpiper still in Al Ain.

18 May 2012

One White-rumped Sandpiper in Al Ain - 1st UAE and first Arabian record!

 

11 May 2012

One Long-tailed Skua and one Masked Booby during a Khor Kalba Pelagic - 13th and 16th record.

4 May 2012

One immature Bay-backed Shrike at Wamm Farms - 26th record.

26 Apr 2012

The Great Spotted Cuckoo still at Wamm Farms.

22 Apr 2012

One Baillon's Crake at Dubai--API Tower - 16th record.

20 Apr 2012

One Great Spotted Cuckoo at Wamm Farms - 3rd record.

15 Apr 2012

One sub-adult Bay-backed Shrike at Wamm Farms - 25th record.

14 Apr 2012

The Radde's Accentor still in Safa Park.

10 Apr 2012

One Radde's Accentor in Safa Park - 1st UAE record!

 

8 Apr 2012

One adult Bay-backed Shrike at Wamm Farms - 24th record.

6 Apr 2012

One Cinereous Bunting at Wamm Farms.

4 Apr 2012

One potential Hume's Whitethroat in Al Mamzar Park.

2 Apr 2012

The 1st winter male Kurdistan Wheatear still at Jebel Dhanna.

1 Apr 2012

One White-throated Kingfisher at Jebel Dhanna - 11th record.

28 Mar 2012

One Eastern Cattle Egret at Wamm Farms.

25 Mar 2012

The Ashy Drongo still at Ain al-Fayda.

23 Mar 2012

The female Hen Harrier still at Wamm Farms.

22 Mar 2012

One 1st winter male Kurdistan Wheatear at Jebel Dhanna - 2nd UAE record.

 

21 Mar 2012

One hybrid male Finsch's Wheatear lookalike at Jebel Dhanna. Photographed.

19 Mar 2012

The adult summer Mediterranean Gull still at Mafraq Rubbish Tip.

11 Mar 2012

A Black Drongo passing through Dubai Pivot Fields, possibly same individual as in Al Barsha in February.

9 Mar 2012

A record 300-600 Pale Rockfinch at Al Dhahra fodder drying fields. One Cinereous Bunting Saadiyat Island.

 

6 Mar 2012

The Great Stone-curlew at Musaffah at 7am.

At least two Caspian Stonechat on Abu Dhabi Island.

Three Caspian Stonechat at Jebel Dhanna.

27 Feb 2012

The Great Stone-curlew re-found at Musaffah.

25 Feb 2012

The Black-naped Oriole still in Safa Park

A high 70 Hypocolius on Lulu Island.

6 Sociable Lapwing at Pivots.

22 Feb 2012

The female Hen Harrier still at Khor al-Beida
The male Hen Harrier still at Wamm Farms.

 

18 Feb 2012

One Black-naped Oriole in Safa Park - 1st UAE record.

One Ashy Drongo at Ain al-Fayda - 5th record.

 

6 Feb 2012

One Caspian Stonechat on Sila'a Peninsula.

4 Feb 2012

One ad winter Mediterranean Gull at Mafraq Rubbish Tip - 9th record.

Now three Red-crested Pochard at Dubai Investment Park.

 

1 Feb 2012

The Black Drongo still in Al Barsha Pond Park.

 

28 Jan 2012

Two Red-crested Pochard at Dubai Investment Park - 12th record.

 

21 Jan 2012

One Ruddy Shelduck at Al Ain Palm Sports Resort.

 

20 Jan 2012

One female Hen Harrier and a male Merlin at Khor al-Beidah.

One Buff-bellied Pipit (21st record) and two Hen Harriers at Wamm Farms, one being a male.

 

18 Jan 2012

One Black Drongo in Al Barsha Pond Park - 2nd record.

 

16 Jan 2012

The Moustached Warblers still present at Zakher.

One Golden Eagle at the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve.

14 Jan 2012

The Marbled Duck still at Zakher Pools. The two Moustached Warblers still present.

13 Jan 2012

The Marbled Duck re-found at Zakher Pools, with two Moustached Warbler - 16th record.

One female Hen Harrier at Wamm Farms.

7 Jan 2012

The putative Western Black Redstart still at Jebel Dhanna.

The Redwing still on Sila'a Peninsula, as was the European Robin.

3 Jan 2012

The Eurasian Bittern still at Zakher Pools.

1 Jan 2012

One Crested Honey Buzzard in Al Maqam Palace forest in Al Ain.

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2011 - click here for top of page

30 Dec 2011

Two Long-eared Owl in Mushrif NP today.

27 Dec 2011

One putative Western Black Redstart at Jebel Dhanna, see photos.

25 Dec 2011

One Long-eared Owl in Mushrif NP - 14th record.

The Marbled Duck still at Zakher Pools.

23 Dec 2011

One Marbled Duck at Zakher Pools - 5th record.

17 Dec 2011

One Alpine Swift over Arabian Ranches - 24th record.

 

7 Dec 2011

One Lesser Flamingo at Ra's al-Khor Wildlife Sanctuary, not ringed and fully flighted.

14 Dec 2011

One Eurasian Bittern at Zakher Pools - 21st UAE record and not seen since Oct 2008.

10 Dec 2011

One Buff-bellied Pipit at Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi - 20th record and second on AD Island.
The Calandra Lark was still present at Al Qua'a Fodder Field.

9 Dec 2011

Sila'a Peninsula today: one Redwing - 8th record, one Asian Koel - 13th record, and one Eurasian Woodcock -17th record.
A Calandra Lark was photographed at Al Qua'a Fodder Field - 6th record.

 

7 Dec 2011

The Hen Harrier still at Al Qua'a Fodder Field.

3 Dec 2011

The White-breasted Waterhen still at Sharjah University City

2 Dec 2011

One White-breasted Waterhen at Sharjah University City - 28th record.

2 Dec 2011

One Lappet-faced Vulture along the Dubai to Al Ain Road, close to Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve.

30 Nov 2011

The White-throated Kingfisher still at Wamm Farms.

19 Nov 2011

An adult winter Mediterranean Gull on Lulu Island - 8th record.

Juvenile Pectoral Sandpiper still at Mirfa WTP.
Also one adult male Eurasian Blackbird on Jebel Dhanna - 26th record.

One Lappet-faced Vulture Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve.

18 Nov 2011

A high total of 21 Hypocolius at Sila'a Peninsula.

The Spur-winged Lapwing still at Al Ain WTP.

17 Nov 2011

Two Alpine Swift over Samaya Hotel in Dubai - 23rd record.

16 Nov 2011

Two Lappet-faced Vultures near Shwaib.

15 Nov 2011

A juvenile Pectoral Sandpiper at Mirfa WTP - 5th record.

14 Nov 2011

Up to ten Lappet-faced Vultures at Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve.

12 Nov 2011

A high total of 42 Greater White-fronted Goose at Wamm Farms, 2 Oriental Skylarks also present. 

 

10 Nov2011

The putative Brown-throated Martin still at Wamm Farms.

Five Lappet-faced Vultures at Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve.

6 Nov 2011

The Common Gull still on Fujairah Port Beach.

One Pied Cuckoo still at Wamm Farms.

5 Nov 2011

One White-throated Kingfisher at Wamm Farms - 10th record. Two Pied Cuckoo still present.

4 Nov 2011

Two Pied Cuckoo at Wamm Farms - 3rd record. 

One Spur-winged Lapwing at Al Ain WTP - 6th record.

30 Oct 2011

One Masked Booby on a Fujairah Pelagic - 15th record.

29 Oct 2011

One Baillon's Crake in Wadi Al Ain - 16th record.

27 Oct 2011

One Asian Paradise Flycatcher on Delma Island - 1st UAE record!

One Ashy Drongo in Safa Park - 4th record. 

One Hen Harrier at Al Qua'a Fodder Field - not recorded since 2006.

 

22 Oct 2011

One Common Gull on Fujairah Port Beach - 25th record.

19 Oct 2011

One juvenile European Honey Buzzard at Ruwais Water Treatment Plant.

14 Oct 2011

One putative Brown-throated Martin at Wamm Farms. Also present was one Oriental Turtle Dove.

The Sooty Tern still at Fujairah Port Beach.

12 Oct 2011

One Sooty Tern at Fujairah Port Beach - 12th record.

9 Oct 2011

The Pectoral Sandpiper still at Mirfa Water Treatment Plant.

 

7 Oct 2011

One European Honey Buzzard at Wamm Farms, with at least 3 Crested Honey Buzzard.

6 Oct 2011

One adult Pectoral Sandpiper at Mirfa Water Treatment Plant - 4th record.

27 Sep 2011

One Great Stone-curlew at the Bu Al Siaief Marine Protected Area - 1st UAE record!

One Baillon's Crake in Wadi Al Ain - 15th record.

22 Sep 2011

One Lesser Noddy on a Khor Kalba Pelagic - 4th record.

17 Sep 2011

Two Jouanin's Petrel on a Khor Kalba Pelagic - 7th record.

14 Sep 2011

One Jouanin's Petrel on a Fujairah Pelagic - 6th record.

11 Sep 2011

One adult male Brown Shrike or a shrike hybrid on Sir Bani Yas island, showing characteristics of L. c. lucionensis.

9 Sep 2011

One Swinhoe's Storm Petrel (5th record) and three Jouanin's Petrel (5th record) during a Khor Kalba Pelagic.

2 Sep 2011

Two Swinhoe's Storm Petrel during a Khor Kalba Pelagic - 4th UAE record.

31 Aug 2011

The Oriental Pratincole still at Wamm Farms (Goat Farm area).

26 Aug 2011

Five Swinhoe's Storm Petrel during a Khor Kalba Pelagic - 3rd UAE record. Also two Jouanin's Petrel (4th record) and 21 Flesh-footed Shearwater (7th record).

 

24 Aug 2011

One adult-winter Oriental Pratincole at Wamm Farms (Goat Farm area). The 4th UAE record.

19 Aug 2011

Two Swinhoe's Storm Petrel during a Khor Kalba Pelagic - 2nd UAE record Also one Jouanin's Petrel (3rd record), 2 Flesh-footed Shearwater (6th record) and 1 Sooty Tern (11th record).

16 Aug 2011

One sub-adult Golden Eagle in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve.  The 24th UAE record.

12 Aug 2011

Two Swinhoe's Storm Petrel during a Khor Kalba Pelagic - 1st UAE record! Also one Jouanin's Petrel (2nd record), 5 Flesh-footed Shearwater (6th record) and 2 Sooty Tern (10th record).

6 Aug 2011

One Long-tailed Skua during a Fujairah Pelagic 12th record. 19 Brown Noddy also recorded.

1 July 2011

One Cory's Shearwater (3rd record) four Flesh-footed Shearwater and 40 Wilson's Storm Petrel during a Khor Kalba Pelagic.

28 June 2011

A record 35 Flesh-footed Shearwater (5th record), one Wedge-tailed Shearwater, (4th record), 45 Wilson's Storm Petrel, a high count of 7 imm Sooty Tern (9th record), one adult Arctic Tern (4th record) and one Brown Noddy during a Khor Kalba Pelagic, 60 km east of Khor Kalba.

 

24 June 2011

One Flesh-footed Shearwater (shared 4th rec), one 1st summer Sooty Tern (8th record) and a Brown Noddy during a Fujairah Pelagic.
At Wamm Farms an adult Eastern Cattle Egret is still showing well, and a Bay-backed Shrike in Masafi Wadi.

22 June 2011

One Cory's Shearwater (2nd record), one Flesh-footed Shearwater (4th record) during a Khor Kalba Pelagic.

13 June 2011

Today two recently fledged Yellow Wagtails at the Dubai Pivot Fields.

11 June 2011

One recently fledged Yellow Wagtail at the Dubai Pivot Fields. The 1st UAE breeding record.

10 June 2011

One 1st summer Sooty Tern on the Khor Kalba Pelagic. The 7th UAE record.

27 May 2011

One immature Long-tailed Skua off Khor Kalba. The 11th UAE record.

25 May 2011

Two Wedge-tailed Shearwater during a Khor Kalba Pelagic. The 3rd UAE record.

23 May 2011

One adult Red-footed Booby off Khor Kalba, photographed with an iPhone. The 2nd UAE record.

21 May 2011

One adult Arctic Tern on Al Ghurfa Breakwater. The 3rd UAE record.

The Franklin's Gull still at Fujairah Port Beach. Many happy faces on this beach the last 3 days!

20 May 2011

One Bay-backed Shrike at Wamm Farms. The 20th UAE record.

19 May 2011

One Lappet-faced Vulture over Hili, Al Ain. 

17 May 2011

One adult Franklin's Gull at Fujairah Port Beach. The 1st UAE record and the first for Arabia

14 May 2011

Eight Sooty Shearwater during a Khor Kalba Pelagic.

12 May 2011

One Cory's Shearwater during a Khor Kalba Pelagic. The 1st UAE record.
One Masked Booby seen as well. The 14th UAE record.

07 May 2011

Two Wedge-tailed Shearwater and one Flesh-footed Shearwater on a Khor Kalba Pelagic. 2nd and 3rd UAE record.

04 May 2011

One Black-winged Pratincole at Wamm Farms. The 20th UAE record.

29 Apr 2011

Four Sooty Shearwater off Fujairah Port Beach.

23 Apr 2011

One male Red-headed Bunting at Wamm Farms. 5th UAE record. Also present were 2 Eastern Cattle Egret.

22 Apr 2011

One male Amur Falcon at Wamm Farms is the 12th UAE record.

The 2 Flesh-footed Shearwaters still off Khor Kalba. Shared 3rd record.

The immature/winter Black Tern still on Fujairah Port Beach.

16 Apr 2011

One adult Black Tern 13th UAE record and one unidentified Booby on a Fujairah Pelagic. 

15 Apr 2011

A pelagic trip off Khor Kalba produced 2 Flesh-footed Shearwaters. The 3rd UAE record.

14 Apr 2011

A hybrid shrike bearing strong resemblance to Long-tailed Shrike in Al Mamzar Park.

08 Apr 2011

The Grey Phalarope still at Al Wathba Lake.

06 Apr 2011

An immature/winter Black Tern at Fujairah Port Beach. The 12th UAE record.

28 Mar 2011

One Pink-backed Pelican at Ra's al-Khor Wildlife Reserve caused quite a stir. Probably escaped from a nearby palace.

26 Mar 2011

One European Honey Buzzard over Wafi city in Dubai. 

25 Mar 2011

The Grey Phalarope and Wire-tailed Swallow still at Al Wathba Lake.

11 Mar 2011

A Great Snipe at Al Warsan Lakes. The 12th UAE record.

05 Mar 2011

A Grey Phalarope at the restricted-acces Al Wathba Lake. The 5th UAE record.

04 Mar 2011

A White-throated Kingfisher in Al Mamzar Park. The 9th UAE record.

A Ring Ouzel on Lulu Island. The 20th UAE record.

26 Feb 2011

The female-coloured Red-flanked Bluetail still in Mushrif Palace Garden.

24 Feb 2011

The Dusky Thrush still in Hili Oasis.

23 Feb 2011

A Dusky Thrush in Hili Oasis, Al Ain. The 3rd UAE record.

An Eurasian Woodcock in Hili Oasis, Al Ain. The 16th UAE record.

22 Feb 2011

A Wire-tailed Swallow at Al Wathba Lake. The 10th UAE record.

 

21 Feb 2011

Two male Caspian Stonechats at Jebel Dhanna. The 4th UAE record.

17 Feb 2011

The Spur-winged Lapwing still at Al Ain Water Treatment Plant.

Two Ring Ouzels still at Jebel Hafit.

16 Feb 2011

One Great Spotted Cuckoo at Wamm Farms. The 2nd UAE record.

15 Feb 2011

The two Sociable Lapwings still at Dubai Pivot Fields.

11 Feb 2011

One Eurasian Blackbird on Dalma Island. Also present were three Hypocolius and one European Robin.

 

05 Feb 2011

One Spur-winged Lapwing inside Al Ain Water Treatment Plant. The 5th UAE record.

A male Merlin over Al Wathba Camel Racetrack.

28 Jan 2011

One Common Gull in Khor Kalba Harbour. The 24th UAE record.

26 Jan 2011

The Streak-throated Swallow still at Al Warsan Lakes.

Three Buff-bellied Pipits now at Dubai Pivot Fields.

The Eversmann's Redstart still present on Jebel Hafit. Seven Ring Ouzel also still showing well.

25 Jan 2011

The Eversmann's Redstart still on Dabb'iya Peninsula. One Short-eared Owl still present.

One Ring Ouzel at Asab Oilfield. The 19th UAE record.

High count of 188 Crab Plovers at Dreamland Beach. 15 more at Khor al-Beida and 25 at Al Jazirah Khor.

Two Sociable Lapwings at Dubai Pivot Fields.

22 Jan 2011

One female-coloured Red-flanked Bluetail photographed in Mushrif Palace Garden. The 2nd UAE record.

17 Jan 2011

One immature male Eurasian Blackbird at Dabb'iya Peninsula (restricted access). The 24th UAE record.

The Spur-winged Lapwing again present at Al Quoz Stables (Godolphin). Not seen since 31 Oct 2010.

15 Jan 2011

One Pied Kingfisher on Sir Bani Yas Island. The 24th UAE record.

14 Jan 2011

The Eversmann's Redstart still present on Jebel Hafit. Nine Ring Ouzel and 4 Black-throated Thrush also there.

10 Jan 2011

One Streak-throated Swallow at Al Warsan Lakes is the 8th UAE record.

07 Jan 2011

One Cretzschmar's Bunting at Al Ankah fodder field. 1st UAE record.

Three Streak-throated Swallow at the Kharran Water Treatment Plant is the 7th UAE record.

 

05 Jan 2011

The Black-throated Thrush, Olive-backed Pipit, Red-breasted Flycatcher and European Robin still in Safa Park.

 

04 Jan 2011

One female-coloured Eversmann's Redstart in Dubai Creek Park. The fifth bird in the UAE this winter!

One subadult Steppe Eagle at Zakher Pools.

At least two Ring Ouzel still at Mercure Hotel, Jebel Hafit, with one Black-throated Thrush. No sign of the Eversmann's.

The Buff-bellied Pipit still at the Dubai Pivot Fields, as is one Sociable Lapwing.

03 Jan 2011

The Lesser Flamingo still present at Al Wathba Lake

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2010 - click here for top of page

23.12.2010

One Eurasian Siskin in Abu Dhabi Port.

 

21.12.2010

One Buff-bellied Pipit at the Dubai Pivot Fields. The 19th UAE record.

21.12.2010

The Eurasian Dotterel still on Sir Bani Yas Island.

20.12.2010

One female Eversmann's Redstart at Dabb'iya Peninsula (restricted access). Also 2 Short-eared Owls and 2 Black-throated Thrush.

 

10.12.2010

One Eversmann's Redstart on Jebel Hafit. The seven Ring Ouzel and two Black-throated Thrush still present.

One Sociable Lapwing at Al Qua'a Fodder Field.

One Hume's Leaf Warbler in Ain al-Fayda is first for Al Ain. The eleven Greater White-fronted Goose still present.

One Sooty Gull at Zakher Pools. A first for Al Ain and furthest inland record in the UAE.The Asian Koel still in Jebel Ali; DUGAS. Restricted access.

09.12.2010

One Bay-backed Shrike at Hamraniyah Fields. The 19th UAE record.

Seven Ring Ouzel on Jebel Hafit is the 18th UAE record. Two Black-throated Thrush also present.

08.12.2010

One Little Bustard seen and later caught in the Madinat Zayed desert. Possible NARC released bird. 

07.12.2010

One Short-eared Owl on Al Wathba Camel Racetrack. One Barn Owl and one Egyptian Nightjar also present.

05.12.2010

The Taiga Flycatcher still on Sila'a Peninsula.

At least one Baillon's Crake still present in Green Mubazzarah.

04.12.2010

One Taiga Flycatcher on Sila'a Peninsula.  The 3rd UAE record.

The Eversmann's Redstart still on Dalma Island.

03.12.2010

Three Red-billed Tropicbird on Dalma Island.

One Eurasian Dotterel on Sir Bani Yas Island. The 22nd UAE record.

Two Black-throated Thrush on Sila'a Peninsula (plantation and town park).

The Pied Stonechat still in Mirfa.

02.12.2010

Nine Hypocolius on Sir Bani Yas Island.

One Eversmann's Redstart on Dalma Island.

One Pied Stonechat (the 15th UAE record and first winter record) and two Hume's Leaf Warblers in Mirfa.

30.11.2010

The European Robin still in Safa Park.

29.11.2010

One Black-throated Thrush on the Sila'a Peninsula.

 

28.11.2010

One European Robin in Safa Park.

Fourteen Hypocolius still in the Sila'a Peninsula Plantation. 

27.11.2010

One Eversmann's Redstart at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi (restricted access).

26.11.2010

Now two Hume's Leaf Warbler singing in Mushrif Palace Gardens.

25.11.2010

One Eastern Imperial Eagle over Al Warsan Lakes.

24.11.2010

One Asian Koel photographed in Jebel Ali; DUGAS. The 12th UAE record.

One Hume's Leaf Warbler singing in Mushrif Palace Gardens (back wood).

21.11.2010

One Macqueen's Bustard seen in the Ra's al-Khaimah area.

Six Ruddy Shelduck now at Al Quoz Stables (Godolphin).

19.11.2010

One Lappet-faced Vulture west of Wadi Helo on the Sharjah-Kalba Road.

Eighteen Hypocolius still present on Sila'a Peninsula; also 2 Bar-tailed Larks and 2 Red-breasted Flycatcher.

17.11.2010

Five Ruddy Shelduck at the restricted access site Al Quoz Stables (Godolphin).

15.11.2010

At least one Baillon's Crake still present in Green Mubazzarah.

Two Sociable Lapwing now present at the Dubai Pivot Fields.

14.11.2010

One Ring Ouzel at Jebel Dhanna. The 17th UAE record. A record eight Eastern Mourning Wheatear also present.

13.11.2010

The adult Lesser Flamingo still at Al Wathba Lake.

12.11.2010

One adult Lesser Flamingo at Al Wathba Lake. The 7th UAE record.

Twelve Hypocolius present on Sila'a Peninsula, in the Sila'a harbour lake & marsh plantation.

 

11.11.2010

The Sociable Lapwing still present at the Dubai Pivot Fields.

10.11.2010

Martin's Buff-breasted Sandpiper present at Dubai Pivot Fields at dawn, but seen flying off high at 07:00. 
One Sociable Lapwing seen here in the afternoon. The 37th UAE record.

 

09.11.2010

The White-breasted Waterhen still at Sharjah University City; American University campus.

07.11.2010

One Buff-breasted Sandpiper at Dubai Pivot Fields, found by visiting birder Martin Kennewell. 1st UAE record.

One White-breasted Waterhen at Sharjah University City; American University campus. The 27th UAE record.

05.11.2010

Two Lappet-faced Vultures over the Hili District in Al Ain City.

One Sociable Lapwing at the Ghantoot Polo Club.

02.11.2010

Two Baillon's Crake still present in Green Mubazzarah.

 

01.11.2010

The Dusky Warbler still in Safa Park.

31.10.2010

The Spur-winged Lapwing still at Al Quoz Stables (Godolphin). Present since 28.02.2010.

High count of 22 Ruddy Shelducks at Khor al-Beida, flying away. New UAE max count.

Two Lappet-faced Vulture in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve.

 

29.10.2010

A Dusky Warbler in Safa Park is the 5th UAE record. Also present were 2 Wood Warbler and 1 Olive-backed Pipit.

 

25.10.2010

Two Crested Honey Buzzards in Mushrif National Park.

The Corncrake still present in Sila'a Park.

24.10.2010

The Rufous Turtle Dove still at Wamm Farms.

23.10.2010

The Eastern Cattle Egret back at Wamm Farms (in the Goat farm) An Olive-backed Pipit also seen.

A record count of 3 Baillon's Crake now in Green Mubazzarah.

22.10.2010

A female Hypocolius in the plantation on Delma Island.

21.10.2010

The Spur-winged Lapwing still on Sir Bani Yas Island.

15.10.2010

A Spur-winged Lapwing on Sir Bani Yas Island. The 4th UAE record

08.10.2010

A Corncrake in Sila'a Park.

 

01.10.2010

An Oriental Turtle Dove at Wamm Farms.

 

26.09.2010

One European Honey Buzzard in Wadi Bih.

25.09.2010

Two Baillon's Crake now present Green Mubazzarah.

23.09.2010

Two Caspian Plovers at Jumeirah Golf Estates.

18.09.2010

A Baillon's Crake in Green Mubazzarah. The 13th UAE record.

17.09.2010

A putative Brown-throated Martin at Wamm Farms.

A high count of 13 Brown Noddy during the pelagic trip off Khor Kalba.

07.09.2010

The Caspian Plover still present Dubai Pivot Fields.

06.09.2010

The Black-winged Pratincole still present at Wamm Farms.

04.09.2010

The Pied Stonechat and Black-winged Pratincole still present at Wamm Farms.

The Caspian Plover from Warsan re-found at Dubai Pivot Fields.

 

03.09.2010

Wamm Farms produced a male Pied Stonechat (the 14th record) and one Black-winged Pratincole (19th rec.).

One Savi's Warbler in a garden in the Dubai Zoo.

31.08.2010

A Caspian Plover at Al Warsan Lakes.

24.08.2010

An early Caspian Plover at Al Wathba Lake.

13.08.2010

Todays pelagic trip off Khor Kalba produced one Masked Booby. The 13th UAE record.

 

12.08.2010

A seawatch from Khor Kalba Breakwater gave one Wedge-tailed Shearwater. The 1st UAE record.

06.08.2010

Todays pelagic trip off Khor Kalba produced one Wilson's Storm Petrel and 4 Brown Noddy.

23.07.2010

One adult and two juvenile Bay-backed Shrike still in Masafi Wadi.

09.07.2010

Todays pelagic trip off Khor Kalba produced 1 Wilson's Storm Petrel.

03.07.2010

The immature Golden Eagle still in the Dubai Desert Conservation Area.

29.06.2010

One immature Golden Eagle in the Dubai Desert Conservation Area. The 24th UAE record.

25.06.2010

Three Brown Noddy still offshore Khor Kalba.

23.06.2010

One adult and two juvenile Bay-backed Shrike still in Masafi Wadi.
1 Brown Noddy offshore Khor Kalba.

12.06.2010

One Wilson's Storm Petrel off Khor Kalba Harbour breakwater.

11.06.2010

One Flesh-footed Shearwater offshore Khor Kalba. The 2nd UAE record.

One Masked Booby still off Khor Kalba Harbour.

07.06.2010

One adult and two juvenile Bay-backed Shrike in the Masafi Wadi. First UAE breeding record.

 

03.06.2010

One immature Brown Booby off Khor Kalba Harbour with 2 Masked Booby still present.

One Masked Booby off Fujairah Port Beach; presumably same as off Khor Kalba Harbour.

Two adult Mute Swan in the Jumeirah Golf Estates, fully winged but presumed escapes.

29.05.2010

An incredible 3 immature Brown Booby off Khor Kalba Harbour with 2 Masked Booby present.

28.05.2010

One immature Brown Booby off Fujairah Port Beach & Al Ghurfa is the 14th UAE record. Not recorded since  December 2005

 

25.05.2010

One Brown Noddy off Fujairah Port Beach.

22.05.2010

Two Sooty Shearwater off Fujairah Port Beach.

21.05.2010

One Wilson's Storm Petrel off Fujairah Port Beach.

 

15.05.2010

The Sooty Shearwater still inshore off Fujairah Port Beach, not looking too healthy.

07.05.2010

An Arctic Tern on Fujairah Port Beach. The 2nd UAE record. The Sooty Shearwater still present.

27.04.2010

The Basra Reed Warbler still in Mushrif Palace Garden, singing.

26.04.2010

A Basra Reed Warbler at Mushrif Palace Garden; front wood. The 1st UAE record.

 

21.04.2010

The adult male Brown Shrike still at Dubai Pivot Fields.

20.04.2010

An African Collared Dove reliably heard on the Kalba Plain, but not seen. Possibly an escapee.

17.04.2010

A Sooty Shearwater close inshore at Fujairah Port Beach. The 13th UAE record.

16.04.2010

The Eastern Cattle Egret still present at Wamm Farms, in full breeding plumage.

11.04.2010

An un-identified Drongo seen in Abu Dhabi.

04.04.2010

An Icterine Warbler at Al Mamzar Park. The 14th UAE record.

03.04.2010

A Bay-backed Shrike at Wamm Farms. The 16th UAE record.

29.03.2010

The Eastern Cattle Egret still present at Wamm Farms; has apparently over-wintered.

20.03.2010

The Little Gull still at Khor Kalba. The 14th UAE record now confirmed.

The Bay-backed Shrike still in the Ra's al-Khaimah mountains.

 

19.03.2010

A Bay-backed Shrike at Al Jais in the Ra's al-Khaimah mountains. The 15th UAE record.

A Bay-backed Shrike at Wamm Farms. The 14th UAE record.

An Eurasian Siskin in a plantation on Sila'a Peninsula. Not recorded in the UAE since 2005.

14.03.2010

Lulu Island still holds 18 Hypocolius.

12.03.2010

The Mute Swan again seen in Dubai, in the IMPZ, west of Arabian Ranches.

11.03.2010

Little Gull at Khor Kalba; details from observer requested. The 14th UAE record.

07.03.2010

The Ashy Drongo still in Safa Park.

 

05.03.2010

A Pied Kingfisher in the Ruwais pool. The 22nd UAE record.

A Lappet-faced Vulture seen from the top parking lot of Jebel Hafit. 

 

04.03.2010

A Mute Swan seen in Dubai, in the IMPZ, west of Arabian Ranches, presumed escape.

03.03.2010

The Ashy Drongo still in Safa Park, photographed. A Hume's Leaf Warbler also heard.

02.03.2010

The Ashy Drongo again seen in Safa Park. Not seen since January 15th.

28.02.2010

A Spur-winged Lapwing found at Al Quoz Stables (Godolphin). The 3rd UAE record.

A female-coloured Merlin at Umm al-Qaiwain Breakwater.

 

24.02.2010

The single Spur-winged Lapwing present at the Al Ain Water Treatment Plant in the morning.

16.02.2010

One single Spur-winged Lapwing present at the Al Ain Water Treatment Plant in the morning. Not present afternoon.

14.02.2010

The two Spur-winged Lapwing still present at the Al Ain Water Treatment Plant, as was the Wire-tailed Swallow.

13.02.2010

Two Spur-winged Lapwing at the Al Ain Water Treatment Plant. The 2nd UAE record.

12.02.2010

The Black-legged Kittiwake re-found exhausted on Fujairah Port Beach, taken to shelter, died next day.

11.02.2010

A Black-legged Kittiwake on Fujairah Port Beach. The 4th UAE record.

06.02.2010

A Wire-tailed Swallow at the Al Ain Water Treatment Plant. The 9th UAE record.

 

28.01.2010

A female Amur Falcon at the Dubai Pivot Fields. The 14th UAE record.

23.01.2010

Several Pale Martins still present outside the fence at Al Ain Water Treatment Plant; looks like wintering here.

22.01.2010

A Mourning Wheatear and two Golden Eagle in Liwa Oasis.

30 Hypocolius on Lulu Island (kayak needed to access).

21.01.2010

An Oriental Turtle Dove on Sila'a Peninsula.

20.01.2010

A Golden Eagle between Liwa Oasis East and Umm az Zumul. The 22nd UAE record.

15.01.2010

The Ashy Drongo still present in Safa Park.

14.01.2010

An Ashy Drongo was seen in Safa Park, possibly same bird as seen at Warsan on 21 Dec 2009.

 

12.01.2010

A female Hypocolius was seen at 16:50 at Ghantoot.

The Pied Kingfisher still at the pond in front of the CNN building in Dubai Media City.

10.01.2010

Three Hypocolius was seen leaving roost at Ghantoot at 8:15 this morning, and Dotterel still present.

09.01.2010

The Wilson's Phalarope was reported again at Al Wathba Lake.

08.01.2010

A Redwing on Sila'a Peninsula. The 8th UAE record.

The Pied Kingfisher still in front of the CNN building.

06.01.2010

A Pied Kingfisher reported from the pond at the CNN building in Dubai Media City.

 

03.01.2010

A Wilson's Phalarope at Al Wathba Lake, site not yet accessible to the public. The first for the UAE!

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2009 - click here for top of page

29.12.2009

A 1st year Amur Falcon at Al Qua'a Fodder Field, present for several hours.

28.12.2009

The adult male Brown Shrike still at Dubai Pivot Fields.

The Yellow-browed Warbler still at Al Warsan Water Treatment Plant.

26.12.2009

Two Shikra on the Sila'a Peninsula (adult male and immature female). First UAE vagrant record.

22.12.2009

A Yellow-browed Warbler discovered at Al Warsan Water Treatment Plant. The 15th UAE record.

21.12.2009

An  Ashy Drongo at Al Warsan Water Treatment Plant. The 3rd UAE record and 3rd WP record.

17.12.2009

A female Amur Falcon at Ghantoot. One Eurasian Dotterel still present as well.

12.12.2009

Two Eurasian Dotterel now at Ghantoot.

11.12.2009

An Eurasian Dotterel at Ghantoot. The 22nd UAE record, not recorded since October 2006.

Two Hume's Leaf Warbler in Mushrif Palace Gardens; Back wood.

09.12.2009

The Little Swift was over Al Warsan Water Treatment Plant in the afternoon.

 

04.12.2009

The Hypocolius are back on Sila'a Peninsula; 17+ birds seen at the Sila'a harbour lake plantation.
The Little Swift was over the nearby Al Warsan Water Treatment Plant at first light.

 

02.12.2009

One Little Swift was a new species to the Dubai Pivot Fields. Nearest old record at Al Warsan Lakes.

21.11.2009

Five Hypocolius on Abu Dhabi; Lulu Island this morning. The first this autumn.

19.11.2009

Six Sociable Lapwings photographed on the beach at Khor Kalba.

18.11.2009

There are now four Lappet-faced Vultures in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve.

 

14.11.2009

The presumed Booted-/ Sykes's Warbler still in Green Mubazzarah.

 

12.11.2009

A small Hippolais warbler, presumed Booted-/ Sykes's Warbler found in Green Mubazzarah.

10.11.2009

There are now four Olive-backed Pipits in Safa Park.

07.11.2009

The first-year Lesser Spotted Eagle again at the Dubai Pivot Fields.

There are now three Lappet-faced Vultures in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve.

05.11.2009

The Moustached Warbler still in the small pond behind the Al Ain Water Treatment Plant.

03.11.2009

A Moustached Warbler found in a small pond behind the Al Ain Water Treatment Plant.

An Arabian Partridge in Masafi Wadi shows a surprising spread of this introduced species away from Al Ain.

02.11.2009

A Red Knot at Khor al-Beida. The 9th UAE record.

01.11.2009

The first-year Lesser Spotted Eagle again seen in Mushrif National Park.

31.10.2009; The first-year Lesser Spotted Eagle seen in Mushrif National Park.

 

30.10.2009

This winters first Greater White-fronted Goose photographed at Ra's al-Khor Wildlife Sanctuary.

The two young Pin-tailed Sandgrouse still at Wamm Farms. Genuine vagrants?

29.10.2009

A first-year Lesser Spotted Eagle at Dubai Pivot Fields, the first photos of this species in the UAE.

27.10.2009

The Spotted Sandgrouse seen at 09:15 behind the Al Ain Water Treatment Plant.

The two Lappet-faced Vultures seen again in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve.

 

24.10.2009

A Spotted Sandgrouse seen at 08:50 behind the Al Ain Water Treatment Plant. The 5th UAE record.

A Yellow-browed Warbler on Lulu Island. The 14th UAE record

23.10.2009

Two young Pin-tailed Sandgrouse at Wamm Farms might be genuine vagrants.

The Forest Wagtail still present in Safa Park, with three Olive-backed Pipits and a Wood Warbler also seen.

21.10.2009

A Forest Wagtail found in Safa Park.

 

07.10.2009

The Eastern Cattle Egret still reported from Wamm Farms.

03.10.2009

An adult male Brown Shrike at Dubai Pivot Fields. The 6th UAE record.

25.09.2009

A Wood Warbler at Wamm Farms.

22.09.2009

A Great Snipe at Wamm Farms. The 11th UAE record.

21.09.2009

The Pied Stonechat still present at Wamm Farms. A Steppe Eagle also seen.

20.09.2009

The Sooty Falcon seen again at 6:10 pm at Wamm Farms.

19.09.2009

A Baltic Gull seen Sila'a Peninsula. 100 Namaqua Dove also noted.

The Pied Stonechat still present at Wamm Farms, and the Sooty Falcon seen at 6:30 pm.

 

16.09.2009

A Sooty Falcon passing overhead Wamm Farms.

The Masked Booby still present Khor Kalba.

15.09.2009

A Goliath Heron on Zirku Island, present last 2 years. Presumed escape. 50 Red-billed Tropicbirds also present.

 

12.09.2009

Two Lappet-faced Vulture in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve.

The two Black-winged Pratincole still at Wamm Farms.

11.09.2009

A Pied Stonechat at Wamm Farms. Also present were 1 European Honey Buzzard and 2 Black-winged Pratincole.

A Sooty Falcon passed through the Dubai Pivot Fields in the late afternoon.

An adult Masked Booby off Ra's Dibba; possibly one of the two seen from Khor Kalba on 26.08.

 

04.09.2009

Two Black-winged Pratincole at Wamm Farms. Also present was the Eastern Cattle Egret.

28.08.2009

The Black Tern still present at Wamm Farms.

27.08.2009

18 Common Starlings with young birds begging for food at Dubai Pivot Fields indicate possible breeding. If so, it is the third breeding site in Arabia, the first being Hamraniyah Fields in the Ra's al-Khaimah emirate and Zabeel Ponds in Dubai.

26.08.2009

Two Masked Booby present today at Khor Kalba Harbour. The 11th UAE record.

22.08.2009

One Black Tern at Wamm Farms, the 11th UAE record.

09.08.2009

Two Wilson's Storm Petrel seen off Khor Kalba in the afternoon.

08.08.2009

Five Wilson's Storm Petrel off Fujairah Port Beach.

A bird showing characteristics of Eastern Cattle Egret, B. (ibis) coromandus at Wamm Farms. The 1st UAE record.

 

07.08.2009

The Masked Booby still present Khor Kalba, as was one Wilson's Storm Petrel.

03.07.2009

Two Wilson's Storm Petrel off Khor Kalba.

26.06.2009

Two Wilson's Storm Petrel and a Brown Noddy off Khor Kalba.

19.06.2009

A subadult Masked Booby off Khor Kalba Harbour at 6.00 am. The 10th UAE record.

02.06.2009

The released Common Woodpigeons still near Wafi City in Dubai.

24.05.2009

The Corncrake still in Safa Park.

 

23.05.2009

A Corncrake in Safa Park.

20.05.2009

The Red Phalarope still at Al Wathba Lake.

16.05.2009

A Red Phalarope at Al Wathba Lake in the evening. The 4th UAE record.

08.05.2009

An Icterine Warbler on Sila'a Peninsula.

02.05.2009

The Pied Kingfisher still present on Sir Bani Yas Island.

23.04.2009

The now adult male Brown Shrike still at Dubai Pivot Fields, since 02.12.2008.

16.04.2009

The White-breasted Waterhen still at Dubai Pivot Fields.

 

15.04.2009

The released Common Woodpigeons still present near Wafi in Dubai.

11.04.2009

A Little Crake reported at Dubai Pivot Fields, as well as the White-breasted Waterhen.

10.04.2009

Five Alpine Swift reported from the extreme end of Sila'a Peninsula.

09.04.2009

A White-breasted Waterhen at Dubai Pivot Fields.

A Lappet-faced Vulture reported near Al Ain Intercontinental.

 

06.04.2009

An Alpine Swift passing through the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve.

The Black Scrub Robin still showing well on Sila'a Peninsula.

05.04.2009

A Black Scrub Robin on Sila'a Peninsula.  The 5th UAE record.

04.04.2009

A Lappet-faced Vulture on the eastern side of Jebel Hafit.

30.03.2009

The Common Gull still at Dreamland Beach north, at the bridge.

28.03.2009

A Common Gull at Fujairah Port Beach.

 

27.03.2009

A Common Gull at Dreamland Beach north, at the main road bridge 5 km north.

A female Merlin at Khor al-Beida.

24.03.2009

The Red Knot still present at Khor al-Beida.

14.03.2009

A Long-tailed Shrike at Wamm Farms.

The Moustached Warbler still at Dubai Pivot Fields.

 

12.03.2009

The Brown Shrike and Mistle Thrush still on Jebel Hafit; Mercure Hotel garden.

The Red-flanked Bluetail still in Safa Park.

 

10.03.2009

The Hume's Leaf Warbler still at Khalidiyah.

08.03.2009

The Caspian Stonechat 'variegatus' still present at Mirfa fodder field.

A Red Knot at Khor al-Beida.

 

06.03.2009

The Red Phalarope still at Al Wathba Camel Racetrack.

A sub-adult Golden Eagle still on Sila'a Peninsula.

05.03.2009

A Red Phalarope at Al Wathba Camel Racetrack. The 3rd UAE record.

The 12 Hypocolius still on Sila'a Peninsula, near the harbour.

02.03.2009

An Asian Koel reported from Mushrif National Park. No details known.

21.02.2009

An adult Long-toed Stint at Al Wathba Lake.

20.02.2009

A White-throated Kingfisher at Khor Kalba.

19.02.2009

A Pied Kingfisher at Sir Bani Yas Island, near the hotel. The 5th record this winter. An amazing winter for this species.

 

18.02.2009

The Macqueen's Bustard still present at Al Wathba CRT, found after a 9 hour search.

16.02.2009

An adult male Macqueen's Bustard with no rings on the legs were found at Al Wathba Camel Racetrack.

 

11.02.2009

A Pied Kingfisher photographed on Musaffah, near Abu Dhabi. The 4th bird in the UAE this winter.

09.02.2009

The Pied Kingfisher still in Abu Dhabi; Eastern Lagoon.

08.02.2009

The first-winter Brown Shrike still present at Dubai Pivot Fields.

07.02.2009

The Ring Ouzel still on Abu Dhabi; Lulu Island.

05.02.2009

An amazing 12 Common Woodpigeon now present near Wafi City in Dubai. Presumed escaped birds from the palace.

01.02.2009

The Mediterranean Gull still seen in front of Sheik Mohammeds palace in Dubai; Umm Suqeim. Evening only.

30.01.2008

A Common Woodpigeon overflew the Dubai Pivot Fields, possibly an escapee.

12 Hypocolius still on Sila'a Peninsula.

28.01.2009

A Black-winged Kite briefly at Al Wathba Lake.

26.01.2009

The Pied Kingfisher refound in Abu Dhabi; Eastern Lagoon, not seen in 51 days.

 

23.01.2009

The Red-flanked Bluetail still in Safa Park, as was the Mediterranean Gull.

 

21.01.2009

A Mistle Thrush on Jebel Hafit; Mercure Hotel garden.

 

18.01.2009

The Sociable Lapwing still at Ghantoot.

Three Great Knot at Dreamland Beach.

 

17.01.2009

The Streak-throated Swallow still at Al Warsan Lakes.

 

09.01.2009

The Mediterranean Gull re-found in front of Sheik Mohammeds palace in Dubai; Umm Suqeim.

Six Sociable Lapwing at Lahbab Fields, the highest UAE count ever.

No Pied Cuckoo whole day at Ajban Farms, but the Hume's Leaf Warbler still there.

 

07.01.2009

The Pied Cuckoo still at Ajban Farms.

 

05.01.2009

The Pied Cuckoo still at Ajban Farms, as was a Hume's Leaf Warbler.

A Hume's Leaf Warbler and an Olive-backed Pipit in Mushrif National Park.

 

04.01.2009

One Pied Cuckoo at Ajban Farms. The 2nd UAE record.

 

03.01.2009

The Hume's Leaf Warbler still present in Jebel Ali: The Gardens.

 

02.01.2009

Still present on Sila'a Peninsula were 24 Hypocolius.

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2008 - click here for top of page

31.12.2008

One Hume's Leaf Warbler found behind Block 79 in 'Jebel Ali:The Gardens'.

 

27.12.2008

One Streak-throated Swallow roosting at Al Warsan Lakes.

22.12.2008

One Eurasian Woodcock in Safa Park. The Mediterranean Gull also present, but no sign of the Bluetail.

19.12.2008

The Mediterranean Gull still in Safa Park.

17.12.2008

One Moustached Warbler in the Dubai Pivot Fields reeds.

One Dark-throated Thrush in Dubai; Creekside Park.

15.12.2008

No sign of the Black-winged Kite on Sila Peninsula, but ten Hypocolius still present and easy to see.

10.12.2008

One 1st winter Mediterranean Gull in Safa Park.

09.12.2008

One Golden Eagle on Sila Peninsula, as well as one Hume's Leaf Warbler.

The Black-winged Kite still in Sila Harbour, as well as two Dark-throated Thrush.

 

07.12.2008

One Red-flanked Bluetail in Safa Park. The 1st UAE record, and a new species for Arabia.

One Black-winged Kite in Sila Harbour. Not recorded in the UAE since January 2002.

 

02.12.2008

One first-winter Brown Shrike at Dubai Pivot Fields., and one White-breasted Waterhen same place.

 

30.11.2008

One female Pied Kingfisher, this time in Abu Dhabi Eastern Lagoon.

28.11.2008

One adult Long-toed Stint at Al Wathba Lakes.

Fourteen Hypocolius and a Dark-throated Thrush on Lulu Island, Abu Dhabi.

Five Hypocolius at Ghantoot.

One Eurasian Golden Plover and one Oriental Skylark at Dubai Pivot Fields.

27.11.2008

One Hypocolius at Dubai Pivot Fields. New species for this location.

26.11.2008

One Short-eared Owl at Khalidyah.

25.11.2008

One immature Golden Eagle at Green Mubazzarah.

24.11.2008

One Short-eared Owl in Ras al Khaimah city.

22.11.2008

Seven Olive-backed Pipit now in Safa Park.

The Sociable Lapwing still at Wamm Farms, with three European Stonechats also present.

 

19.11.2008

The female Pied Kingfisher still present in Khor Zawra.

Three Bar-tailed Lark in the Saih As Sidirah desert.

18.11.2008

One female Pied Kingfisher at Ras al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary.

16.11.2008

The Oriental Turtle Dove and five Namaqua Doves still at Wamm Farms.

15.11.2008

One Dark-throated Thrush at Mercure Hotel, Jebel Hafit.

13.11.2008

One adult female Brown Shrike at Mercure Hotel, Jebel Hafit. It is the 4th UAE record.

10.11.2008

One Oriental Honey Buzzard, one Hume's Leaf Warbler and 2 Olive-backed Pipits in Safa Park.

The Mistle Thrush still at Emirates Palace Hotel.

 

09.11.2008

The Water Rail still present Al Wathba Lake.

Three Common Wood Pigeon in Dubai near Al Wasl Hospital; escaped birds.

07.11.2008;

One immature Sooty Tern Khor Kalba Harbour.

One Caspian Plover and one Oriental Turtle Dove at Wamm Farms.

One Ring Ouzel, 24 Namaqua Dove, 1 Oriental Honey Buzzard and 4 Oriental Skylark on Sila Peninsula.

One female Pied Kingfisher at Khor Zawra.

06.11.2008

One Mistle Thrush at Emirates Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi.

03.11.2008

One European Stonechat at Abu Dhabi Golf & Equestrian Club.

31.10.2008

Two Bar-tailed Lark in the Saih As Sidirah desert.

One Sociable Lapwing at Ghantoot.

Three Oriental Turtle Dove at Wamm Farms.

 

29.10.2008

One Water Rail at Al Wathba Lake.

24.10.2008

One Mediterranean Gull at Fujairah Port Beach, with the adult Lesser Noddy offshore.

22.10.2008

The Little Crake still present at Al Wathba Lake.

18.10.2008

One Blyth's Reed Warbler on Khalidiyah.

15.10.2008

The Forest Wagtail still on Khalidiyah.

14.10.2008

One Little Crake at Al Wathba Lake.

13.10.2008

One Eurasian Bittern in Safa Park.

10.10.2008

One Forest Wagtail on Khalidiyah.

04.10.2008

The two adult Lesser Noddy still off Fujairah Port Beach.

One Common Wood Pigeon at Wamm Farms, as well as a Small Pratincole, a Black-winged Pratincole and a Little Crake.

29.09.2008

The European Robin still in Mushrif Palace Gardens.

20.09.2008

The Little Gull still on Khor Kalba Harbour.

19.09.2008

Three adult Lesser Noddy off Fujairah Port Beach.

One immature Sooty Tern at Ras Dibba.

15.09.2008

One European Robin in Mushrif Palace Gardens.

One immature Sooty Tern at Khor Kalba.

 

14.09.2008

One Forest Wagtail on Khalidiyah, a very early record

12.09.2008

The immature Sooty Tern still present Fujairah Port Beach.

One Little Gull in Khor Kalba Harbour.

22.08.2008

The immature and two 1st summer Sooty Tern present Fujairah Port Beach.

14.08.2008

Two adult Lesser Noddy off Fujairah Port Beach.

10.08.2008

One adult Lesser Noddy off Fujairah Port Beach.

The pale Lesser Noddy still present, but off Fujairah Hilton Hotel.

09.08.2008

One adult Sooty Tern off Fujairah Port Beach.

One immature Sooty Tern off Fujairah Hilton Hotel. It is the 3rd UAE record.

One pale Lesser Noddy off Fujairah Hilton Hotel. It is the 3rd UAE record.

01.08.2008

One Long-tailed Skua off Fujairah Hilton Hotel.

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