Liwa Oasis

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The huge Liwa Oasis is an under-watched site 160 km southwest of the city of Abu Dhabi.

Directions and access:
Easily reached from Abu Dhabi. There are two access roads, one via Madinat Zayed, and one entering the eastern tip of the oasis from Sila'a.

Birding strategy:
Bird any fodder drying field and grassy area along the whole lenght of the oasis.
There are several eBird Hotspots:

Wadi al-Reum

Madinat Zayed to Liwa Oasis Road

Sabakha plantations

Liwa Oasis West

Liwa Oasis--Chairman of the State Mosque

Liwa Hotel

Liwa Oasis South

Liwa Oasis--Mezaira'a

Liwa Oasis Camel Race Track

Liwa Oasis East

Liwa Oasis--Jereirah

Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort

Qasr Al Sarab Protected Area--lakes



Birds:
132 species (excluding escapes) have been recorded as of January 2020.
Namaqua Dove seems to be regular here.
Other records of note;
- Crested Honey Buzzard
- Golden Eagle
- Long-legged Buzzard
- Little Owl
- Grey Hypocolius (2012)
- Greater Hoopoe-lark
- Black-crowned Sparrow-lark
- Lesser Short-toed Lark
- Desert Whitethroat
- Asian Desert Warbler
- Ring Ouzel
- Mourning Wheatear

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