Jan 24

Bird Count in Khor Al Baidah+UAQ side 23-01-2019

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Edited: Jan 24

By Dubai Safari Conservation Team: Dr. Reza Khan, Dr. Shamshad Alam, Syed Ismail and Mohammed Shafwan

 

KHOR AL BAIDA 7am to 10am

 

Gps - N 25o31.933 and E 055o34.242’ East side, towards the main road, BANK WITH MANGROVE and

UAQ SIDE N25o35.726’ E055o34.601’

Mallard - 9

Flamingo - 304

Western Reef Heron - 22

Grey heron – 21

Great Egret- 4

Intermediate or Median Egret- 1, id confirmation needed

Socotra Cormorant - 2

Greater Cormorant - 8

Crab Plover – 10

Oystercatcher – 10

Bar-tailed Godwit- 4

Black-tailed Godwit- 30+

Whimbrel- 2

Eurasian Curlew -6

Curlew sandpiper - 4

Common Redshank- 41

Common Greenshak-2

Kentish Plover-37

Common Ringed plover – 7

Eurasian Spoonbill-1

Black headed Ibis (too far to confirm id) - 1

Little stint - 13

Greater Sandplover - 6

Green Sandpipers - 6

Pacific Golden - 1

Common Sandpiper - 1

Terek Sandpiper -2

Unidentified Waders – 450 (mostly stints, dunlins, smallish plovers, turnstone, )

Oystercatcher - 20

Black-headed gull -17

Slender-billed Gull- 9

Heuglin’s Gull - 3

Gull-billed Tern-5

Caspian Tern – 6

Swift Tern ?- 2

Common Tern-2

Common myna -11

Crested Lark -8

Dourian Shrike – 1

Graceful Prinia- 3

Hose Crow - 100+

Common myna -11

Rose--ringed Parakeet - 6

Arabian Bee-eater – 1

Laughing Dove- many

Eurasian Collared Dove- many

White-eared Bulbul- 12

Red-vented Bulbul- 2

House Sparrow- many

This is possibly the Intermediate Egret due to gapeline not going beyond the back margin of the eye.

 

Great Egret with gapeline going far behind the eye margin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Great images, Reza.

Intermediate Egret = Western Reef Egret, Reza. Note bill colour and yellow on feet, extending up.

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