Recent significant UAE bird sightings

All reports of rare birds are subject to assessment by the EBRC and should not be considered formal records.

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Radde's Accentor

Wadi Shees Park, 14 Dec 2021
© Reza Khan

White Wagtail (Chinese), Motacilla alba leucopsis

Al Wathba Camel Racetrack, 21 Jan 2021
© Oscar Campbell

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2022

23 Jan 2022

The Radde's Accentor still in Wadi Shees Park.

19 Jan 2022
A new count of TWO Wire-tailed Swallows at Al Maha Forest--Pivot Fields (no access).

14 Jan 2022
Five Sociable Lapwing at Al Rawdha.

12 Jan 2022

The White-throated Kingfisher still in Sila'a--Public Park.
A Hen Harrier at Al Maha Forest--Pivot Fields (no access). Not seen in the UAE since Nov 2020.

9 Jan 2022

A Long-eared Owl on Lulu Island. 17th UAE record.

8 Jan 2022

Three Spanish Sparrow in Sila'a--Harbour Marsh. 14th UAE record since summer 2007, not recorded since March 2013 (Lulu Island)

A Forest Wagtail at Sila'a WTP (14th record away from Abu Dhabi island), and the White-throated Kingfisher still in Sila'a--Public Park.

The Wire-tailed Swallow still at Al Maha Forest--southern desert lakes.

5 Jan 2022

A male Eversmann's Redstart in a private garden in Al Ain.

4 Jan 2022

The Radde's Accentor still showing well in Wadi Shees Park.

The female Eversmann's Redstart still on Jebel Hafit.

3 Jan 2022

A record count of 16 Little Swift at Al Ain Water Treatment Plant. 42nd UAE record.

2 Jan 2022

The Yellow-browed Warbler still in Abu Dhabi--Formal Park.

1 Jan 2022

One Long-eared Owl Al Wathba Wetland Reserve. 16th UAE record, not recorded since 2013.