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Sir Bani Yas Island


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Sir Bani Yas is a large island immediately off Jebel Dhanna.

Directions and access:
A new 5-star hotel opened in 2009. They will pick you up from Jebel Dhanna ferry terminal.
There are today (2020) three hotels on the island. Click here for more info.


Birding strategy:
By bike or foot around the hotel. Or by scheduled excursions from the hotel.

207 species (excluding escapes) have been recorded as of Jan 2020.
Rarities and notable records have included;
- Greater White-fronted Goose
- Red-billed Tropicbird
- Indian Pond Heron
- Crested Honey Buzzard
- Golden Eagle
- Hen Harrier
- Macqueen's Bustard (probably from the released stock)
- Corn Crake
- Eurasian Stone-curlew
- Crab Plover
- Spur-winged Lapwing (2010)
- European Golden PLover
- Caspian Plover
- Eurasian Dotterel
- Broad-billed Sandpiper
- Pallas's Gull
- Caspian Gull
- Pomarine and Arctic Skua
- Namaqua Dove
- Egyptian Nightjar
- Pied Kingfisher
- Sooty Falcon
- Masked Shrike
- Grey Hypocolius (might be regular here)
- Greater Hoopoe-lark
- Desert Lark
- Black-crowned Sparrow-lark
- Lesser Short-toed Lark
- Eurasian Crag Martin
- Great Reed Warbler
- Icterine Warbler (1989)
- European Robin
- Hooded Wheatear
- Variable Wheatear
- Spanish Sparrow
- Pale Rockfinch
- Little Bunting (1989)

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