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The Sultanate of Oman
1st-19th of November 1998

In order to enjoy the spectacular birdlife, 8 Danish men visited the Sultanate of Oman between the 1st and the 19th of November 1998. We were:

Steen Christensen, Finn Ennemark, Ebbe A. Hansen, Mogens Henriksen, Morten Jørgensen, Andreas Petersen, Jacob Ryge and Per Schiermacker-Hansen.

We would like to thank:

Erik Schaumburg and Ole Gylling - for helpful information from their own visits.

Hanne and Jens Eriksen - for their very kind support in the planning phase of our journey.

Siw Rantapää-Buring - for unsurpassed help with logistics and organizing.

Barbro Alsing - for kindness and hospitality during our stay in Salalah.

The Executive Managers of Sohar Sun Farm and Dhofar Cattle Feed Co. (Garzais Sun Farm and Sahnoot Sun Farm) - for kindly letting us visit their respective Farm-areas.

Erik Hirschfeld & group - for sharing experiences and exchanging information on hot spots along the way.

The people of the Sultanate of Oman - for so openly and generously bidding us wellcome and helping us along the way in their beautiful country.

The following is a list of the observations, we made. Observations marked with an * need to be accepted by the Omani Rarities Committee, before any reference may be made.

Diary

Durning our visit, the weather was almost the same every day: No winds or very light northerly winds (in Dhofar), no cloud-cover or very little, and temperatures ranging between 30 and 40 degrees Celcius during the day.

1 November
11 Seeb Airport
-> Sunub 8:30
Sunub Dump 8:30-11:10
-> Al Ansaab Lagoons
Al Ansaab Lagoons 11:40-13:10
-> Sawadi
Sawadi Beach Hotel 14:30-18:00

2 November
Sawadi Beach Hotel -> 7:20
-> Barka
-> Daymaniyat Islands
Daymaniyat Islands 9:15-15:20
-> Corniche Hotel, Mutrah (Muscat)

3 November
Mutrah -> Qama Well 7:00-10:00
Qama Well 10:00-11:00
-> Sur 11:00-14:20
Sur Lagoon 15:10-15:35
-> Khor Jaramah 15:35-16:15
Khor Jaramah 16:15-17:15
-> Ras al Junaiz (incl. turtle-watch 21:30-23:00)

4 November
Ras al Junaiz 5:00-6:00
-> Ras al Hadd 6:30-7:30
Ras al Hadd 7:30-12:00
-> Al Ansaab Lagoons 12:00-20:00

5 November
Al Ansaab Lagoons 6:00-11:20
-> Khatmat Malahah via Sohar ->16:30
Khatmat Malahah 16:30-20:00

6 November
Khatmat Malahah 6:00-12:00
-> Shnass 12:00-13:15
Shnass mangrove 13:30-15:20
Khor Shnass 15:40-17:30
-> Sohar Beach Hotel

7 November
Sohar Sun Farm 7:20-12:15 and 14:20-18:00
-> Al Ansaab Lagoons

8 November
Sunub dump 7:30-10.10
Al Ansaab Lagoons 7:30-11:10
Athaiba Beach 11:30-13:15
-> Salalah (domestic flight)

9 November
Ain Hamran 6:45-13:30
Salalah Beach Villas 14:15-16.15
Ain Sahanout 17:25-19:10

10 November
Salalah Beach Villas 6:15-7:15
Garzais Sun Farm (west) 8:00-12:30
Khor Mughsayl 13:35-15:25 and 16:50-17:40
Mughsayl blowhole 15:30-17:00
Wadi Mughsayl evening

11 November
East Khor 6:00-7:45
Sahnoot Sun Farm (east) 8:00-10:00
Khor Salalah 10:00-10:15
West Khor 10:30-11:20
Khor Sauli 13:00-15:00
Khor Rouri 15:45-18:45

12 November
Salalah -> Wadi Hinna 6:00-7:15
Wadi Hinna 7:15-9:15
Tawi Attair (sink hole) 10:00-12:00
Wadi Darbat 12:35-15:10
Wadi Darbat -> Salalah -> Dauka

13 November
Dauka 6:00-10:45
Dauka -> Wadi Ribbut 10:45-12:00
Wadi Ribbut 12:00-14:00
Wadi Ribbut -> Salalah 14:00-16:00
Salalah Beach Villas 16:30-17:40
Wadi Mughsayl evening

14 November
Salalah -> Ras Janjali 6:45-9:45
Ras Janjali 9:45-13:45
Ras Janjali -> Khor Taqah 13:45-16:10
Khor Taqah 16:20-18:00

15 November
Khor Taqah 6:35-9:30
Khor Taqah -> Ain Razad
Ain Razad 10:05-11:30
Garzais Sun Farm (west) 11:50-13:45
Salalah Beach Villas 14:30-16:30
Wadi Mughsayl evening

16 November
Khor Mughsayl 6:40-9:30
Khor Mughsayl -> near Yemen border ->14:00
near Yemen border -> Mughsayl blowhole 14:00-16:15
Mughsayl blowhole 16:15-17:40

17 November
Salalah -> Mirbat 6:15-7:30
Ras Mirbat 7:35-13:40
Ras Mirbat -> Khor Rouri 13:40-14:50
Khor Rouri 14:50 ->

18 November
Khor Rouri 6:00-12:15
Khor Taqah 14:15-17:25
Ain Sahnoot 18:10-19:00

19 November
East Khor 6:15-9:50
Sahnoot Sun Farm 10:10-10:30
Ain Hamran 10:45-11:35
Salalah Beach Villas 10:00 -> afternoon.

Systematic List

Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis)
Al Ansaab Lagoons 4.11 1 (heard), Al Ansaab Lagoons 5.11 13, Sohar Sun Farm 7.11 1, Al Ansaab Lagoons 8.11 15, Khor Mughsayl 10.11 1, East Khor 11.11 1, Khor Salalah 11.11 6, West Khor 11.11 2, Khor Sauli 11.11 heard, Khor Rouri 11.11 6, Wadi Darbat 12.11 4, Khor Mughsayl 16.11 3, Khor Rouri 17.11 2, Khor Rouri 18.11 4, East Khor 19.11 1.

Black-necked Grebe (Podiceps nigricollis) Total 5
Al Ansaab Lagoons 1.11 3, Al Ansaab Lagoons 5.11 3 (same), Al Ansaab Lagoons 8.11 1, East Khor 11.11 1.

* Cape Petrel (Daption capensis) First record for Oman and Arabia if accepted.
Ras al Hadd 4.11 1 ESE/SE.

Jouanin’s Petrel (Bulweria fallax) Total 162+
Ras al Hadd 4.11 40+ ESE/SE, Salalah Beach Villas 9.11 25 E, Salalah Beach Villas 13.11 15 E, Ras Janjari 14.11 70 E, Salalah Beach Villas 15.11 6, Mughsayl blowhole 16.11 2 W, Ras Mirbat 17.11 14 E.

* Cory’s Shearwater (Calonectris diomedea) 7 records.
Ras al Hadd 4.11 1 ESE/SE.

* Streaked Shearwater (Calonectris leucomelas) First record for Oman and Arabia if accepted.
Ras al Hadd 4.11 1 ESE/SE + 1.

* Cory’s/Streaked Shearwater (Calonectris diomedea/leucomelas)
Ras al Hadd 4.11 1 ESE/SE.

Pale-footed Shearwater (Puffinus carneipes) Total 459+
Daymaniat Islands 2.11 1 S, Ras al Hadd 4.11 450+ ESE/SE, Salalah Beach Villas 15.11 2, Mughsayl blowhole 16.11 1, Ras Mirbat 17.11 5 E.

Wedge-tailed Shearwater (Puffinus pacificus)
Ras al Hadd 4.11 1 ESE/SE + 1 (possibly the same bird).

Pale-footed/Wedgetailed Shearwater (Puffinus carneipes/pacificus) Total 17
Ras al Hadd 4.11 2 ESE/SE (at least one of these probably Wedge-tailed Shearwater (Puffinus pacificus)), Ras Janjari 14.11 10 E (probably Pale-footed Shearwater (Puffinus carneipes)).

Persian Shearwater (Puffinus(herminieri) persicus) Total 587+
Sawadi Beach Hotel 1.11 1, Daymaniat Islands 2.11 50+, Ras al Hadd 4.11 150+ ESE/SE, Salalah Beach Villas 10.11 2, Mughsayl blowhole 10.11 1, Salalah Beach Villas 13.11 25 E, Ras Janjari 14.11 65 E, Salalah Beach Villas 15.11 20, Khor Mughsayl (beach) 16.11 2, Mughsayl blowhole 16.11 3, Ras Mirbat 17.11 260 E, Khor Rouri (beach) 17.11 8.

Shearwater sp. (Bulweria/Puffinus sp.) Total 349
Ras al Junaiz 4.11 2 (probably Persian Shearwater (Puffinus (herminieri) persicus)), Ras al Hadd 4.11 1-2 (possibly Little Shearwater (Puffinus assimilis)), Ras al Hadd 4.11 150+ ESE/SE (probably Jouanin’s Petrel/Pale-footed Shearwater (Bulweria fallax/Puffinus carneipes)), Athaiba (beach) 8.11 1, Sawadi Beach Hotel 13.11 10 E (probably Jouanin’s Petrel/Pale-footed Shearwater (Bulweria fallax/Puffinus carneipes)), Ras Janjari 14.11 25 E (probably Jouanin’s Petrel/Pale-footed Shearwater (Bulweria fallax/Puffinus carneipes)), Salalah Beach Villas 15.11 20 (Jouanin’s Petrel/Persian Shearwater (Bulweria fallax/Puffinus (herminieri) persicus)), Mughsayl blowhole 16.11 10 W (probably Jouanin’s Petrel/Pale-footed Shearwater (Bulweria fallax/Puffinus carneipes)), Ras Mirbat 17.11 130 E (probably Jouanin’s Petrel/Pale-footed Shearwater (Bulweria fallax/Puffinus carneipes)).

Wilson’s Storm-petrel (Oceanites oceanicus)
Ras al Hadd 4.11 3.

* White-faced Storm-petrel (Pelagodroma marina) First record close to shore if accepted.
Mughsayl blowhole 16.11 2

Red-billed Tropicbird (Phaeton aethereus)
Mughsayl blowhole 16.11 2 ad. + 1 imm.

* Red-footed Booby (Sula sula) 1 record on ship - first from shore if accepted.
Salalah Beach Villas 9.11 1 ad. white fase E.

Masked Booby (Sula dactylatra) Total 78
Ras al Hadd 4.11 3 1k ESE/SE, Ras Janjari 14.11 41 E, Ras Mirbat 17.11 28 E, Khor Rouri (beach) 17.11 6.

Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster)
Ras Mirbat 17.11 2 ad. E.

Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo sinensis)
Khor Shnass 6.11 4, East Khor 19.11 1.

Socotra Cormorant (Phalacrocorax nigrogularis) Total 140
Salalah Beach Villas 10.11 5 E, Mughsayl blowhole 10.11 25, Khor Taqah (beach) 15.11 20, Khor Mughsayl (beach) 16.11 54, Mughsayl blowhole 16.11 5, Ras Mirbat 17.11 26, East Khor (beach) 19.11 5.

Little Bittern (Ixobrychus minutus)
Khor Taqah 15.11 1 1k.

* Yellow Bittern (Ixobrychus sinensis)
Khor Mughsayl 10.11 1 1k (first record from Khor Mughsayl if accepted).

Little/Yellow Bittern (Ixobrychys minutus/sinensis)
Khor Sauli 11.11 1 ad. + 2 1k, Khor Taqah 14.11 1 1k, East Khor 19.11 4 1k.

* Cinnamon Bittern (Ixobrychus cinnamomeus) First record for Oman and Arabia if accepted.
Khor Sauli 11.11 1 ad. (still-photo from video?).

Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) Total 8
Ain Sahanoot 9.11 3, Khor Mughsayl 10.11 1 ad. + 2 imm., Khor Mughsayl 16.11 2.

Striated Heron (Butorides striatus) Total 8
Daymaniat Islands 2.11 7, Qama Well to Sur 3.11 1.

Squacco Heron (Ardeola ralloides) Total 26
Qama Well 3.11 1, Shnass mangrove 6.11 1 1k, East Khor 11.11 3, Sahnoot Sun Farm 11.11 1, Khor Salalah 11.11 3, West Khor 11.11 2, Khor Rouri 11.11 3, Salalah to Wadi Hinna 12.11 1, Khor Taqah 15.11 2, Khor Mughsayl 16.11 2, Khor Rouri 17.11 1, Khor Rouri 18.11 1, Khor Taqah 18.11 2, East Khor 19.11 3.

Indian Pond Heron (Ardeola grayii) Total 5
Khor Mughsayl 10.11 1 1k, East Khor 11.11 1 1k, Khor Taqah 15.11 2 1k, Khor Taqah 18.11 1 1k.

Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis)
Sohar Sun Farm 7.11 125, Sahnoot Sun Farm 11.11 15, Khor Taqah 15.11 5, East Khor 19.11 100+.

Western Reef Heron (Egretta gularis)
Sawadi Beach Hotel 1.11 1, Sawadi Beach Hotel 2.11 2, Daymaniat Islands 2.11 1, Qama Well 3.11 3, Qama Well to Sur 3.11 10, Sur Lagoon 3.11 2, Khor Jaramah 3.11 15, Khor Shnass 6.11 15, Al Ansaab Lagoons 8.11 1, Salalah Beach Villas 10.11 1, Khor Mughsayl 10.11 15, East Khor 11.11 5, Sahnoot Sun Farm 11.11 1, Khor Rouri 11.11 8, Ras Janjari 14.11 25, Khor Taqah 14.11 15, Khor Taqah 15.11 6, Khor Mughsayl 16.11 5, Ras Mirbat 17.11 5, Khor Rouri 17.11 8, Khor Rouri 18.11 10, East Khor 19.11 4.

Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)
Al Ansaab Lagoons 5.11 2, Ain Hamran 9.11 1, Khor Mughsayl 10.11 10, East Khor 11.11 2, Sahnoot Sun Farm 11.11 2, Khor Salalah 11.11 3, West Khor 11.11 1, Khor Sauli 11.11 1, Khor Rouri 11.11 5, Wadi Darbat 12.11 1, Khor Taqah 14.11 10, Khor Taqah 15.11 10, Khor Mughsayl 16.11 8, Khor Rouri 17.11 5, Khor Rouri 18.11 10, Khor Taqah 18.11 5, East Khor 19.11 2.

Intermediate Egret (Egretta intermedia) 7 records until Jan. 1994
Khor Rouri 18.11 1 (photo).

Great White Egret (Egretta alba) Total 13
Khor Jaramah 3.11 1, Ras al Hadd to Al Ansaab 4.11 1, Khor Shnass 6.11 5, Khor Mughsayl 10.11 1, Khor Salalah 11.11 1, West Khor 11.11 1, Khor Rouri 11.11 1, Khor Taqah 14.11 1, near Sahnoot Sun Farm 15.11 1.

Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)
Sawadi Beach Hotel 1.11 1, Sawadi Beach Hotel 2.11 1, Daymaniat Islands 2.11 2, Qama Well 3.11 5, Qama Well to Sur 3.11 1, Sur Lagoon 3.11 25, Khor Jaramah 3.11 10, Ras Al Junaiz to Ras al Hadd 4.11 20, Al Ansaab Lagoons 5.11 4, Khor Shnass 6.11 5, Al Ansaab Lagoons 8.11 2, Athaiba (beach) 8.11 1, Ain Hamran to Salalah 9.11 1, Salalah Beach Villas 10.11 6, Garzaiz Sun Farm 10.11 2, Khor Mughsayl 10.11 15, Mughsayl blowhole 10.11 10, East Khor 11.11 5, Sahnoot Sun Farm 11.11 3, Khor Salalah 11.11 6, West Khor 11.11 4, Khor Sauli 11.11 4, Khor Rouri 11.11 10, Ras Janjari 14.11 2, Khor Taqah 14.11 50, Khor Taqah 15.11 60, Ain Razad 15.11 1, Khor Mughsayl 16.11 10, Ras Mirbat 17.11 2, Khor Rouri 17.11 8, Khor Rouri 18.11 15, Khor Taqah 18.11 60, East Khor 19.11 10.

Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea) Total 16-17
Qama Well to Sur 3.11 1 (melanistic og oiled?), Khor Mughsayl 10.11 2, West Khor 11.11 3, Khor Sauli 11.11 2, Khor Rouri 11.11 2, Khor Taqah 14.11 1, Khor Taqah 15.11 4, Khor Mughsayl 16.11 2.

White Stork (Ciconia ciconia)
Al Ansaab to Sawadi 1.11 1, Sawadi to Barka 2.11 1, Al Ansaab to Khatmat Malahah 5.11 10, Sohar Sun Farm 7.11 25, Garzaiz Sun Farm 10.11 30, Sahnoot Sun Farm 11.11 20, Wadi Darbat 12.11 1, near Garzaiz Sun Farm 13.11 10, Garzaiz Sun Farm 15.11 10, Sahnoot Sun Farm 19.11 220.

Glossy Ibis (Plegadis facinellus)
Khor Mughsayl 10.11 15, East Khor 11.11 68, Khor Salalah 11.11 15, Khor West 11.11 10, Khor Rouri 11.11 6, Khor Taqah 14.11 8, Khor Taqah 15.11 12, Khor Mughsayl 16.11 18, Khor Rouri 17.11 4, Khor Rouri 18.11 20, Khor Taqah 18.11 12, East Khor 19.11 2.

Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia)
Sur Lagoon 3.11 11, Khor Jaramah 3.11 4, Khor Mughsayl 10.11 9, Khor Rouri 11.11 4, Salalah Beach Villas 15.11 1, Khor Taqah 15.11 3, Khor Mughsayl 16.11 11, Khor Rouri 17.11 1, Khor Rouri 18.11 4, East Khor 19.11 1 1k.

* African Spoonbill (Platalea alba) One record until Jan. 1994
East Khor 19.11 1 ad. (photo). 2 adults have been in the Salalah-area the latest 5 years.

Spoonbill/African Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia/alba)
East Khor 11.11 1 1k, Khor Taqah 15.11 1 1k, East Khor 19.11 1 1k (photo).

Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber)
Qama Well to Sur 3.11 4, Sur Lagoon 3.11 9, Khor Jaramah 3.11 3, Ras al Hadd 4.11 7 ad. + 3 1k ESE/SE, Khor Mughsayl 10.11 37, Khor Salalah 11.11 11, Khor Rouri 11.11 13, Khor Taqah 15.11 10, Khor Mughsayl16.11 42, Khor Rouri 17.11 9, Khor Rouri 18.11 12.

Cotton Teal (Nettapus coromandelianus)
Khor Mughsayl 10.11 1 female/imm., Mughsayl 16.11 1 (same).

Wigeon (Anas penelope)
Al Ansaab Lagoons 8.11 3, Salalah Beach Villas 10.11 2, Khor Mughsayl 10.11 50, Khor Salalah 11.11 10, Khor Sauli 11.11 1, Khor Mughsayl 16.11 8, Khor Rouri 17.11 6, Khor Rouri 18.11 25.

Gadwall (Anas strepera) Total 5 (+2?)
Al Ansaab Lagoons 1.11 1, Khor Mughsayl 10.11 2, East Khor 11.11 2 (male and female, both probably interbred with Mallard (Anas plathyrhynchos)?), Khor Mughsayl 16.11 2, East Khor 19.11 2 (same as 11.11).

Teal (Anas crecca)
Al Ansaab Lagoons 1.11 50, Al Ansaab Lagoons 5.11 50, Sohar Sun Farm 7.11 40, Al Ansaab Lagoons 8.11 60, Khor Mughsayl 10.11 30, East Khor 11.11 10, Khor Salalah 11.11 20, West Khor 11.11 5, Khor Sauli 11.11 12, Khor Rouri 11.11 12, Khor Taqah 14.11 3, Khor Taqah 15.11 75, Khor Mughsayl 16.11 40, Khor Rouri 17.11 40, Khor Rouri 18.11 90, Khor Taqah 18.11 25, East Khor 19.11 10.

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)
Al Ansaab Lagoons 1.11 25, Al Ansaab Lagoons 5.11 30, Sohar Sun Farm 7.11 3, Al Ansaab Lagoons 8.11 20, East Khor 19.11 8.

(*) Spotbilled Duck (Anas poecilorhyncha)
East Khor 19.11 1 ad. male. Known as an escaped individual from Robat Palace 2 km. from East Khor.

Pintail (Anas acuta)
Al Ansaab Lagoons 1.11 3, Qama Well 3.11 3, Khor Jaramah 3.11 4, Al Ansaab Lagoons 5.11 8, Sohar Sun Farm 7.11 15, Al Ansaab Lagoons 8.11 10, Khor Mughsayl 10.11 40, East Khor 11.11 30, Khor Salalah 11.11 40, West Khor 11.11 20, Khor Sauli 11.11 10, Khor Taqah 14.11 1, Khor Taqah 15.11 15, Wadi Mughsayl 15.11 6, Khor Mughsayl 16.11 41, Khor Rouri 17.11 20, Khor Rouri 18.11 100, Khor Taqah 18.11 15, East Khor 19.11 12.

Garganey (Anas querquedula)
Al Ansaab Lagoons 1.11 1, Qama Well 3.11 1, Sohar Sun Farm 7.11 1, Khor Mughsayl 10.11 1, East Khor 11.11 4, Khor Sauli 11.11 1, Khor Taqah 15.11 62, Khor Mughsayl 16.11 10, Khor Rouri 17.11 5, Khor Rouri 18.11 15, East Khor 19.11 2.

Shoveler (Anas clypeata)
Al Ansaab Lagoons 1.11 7, Qama Well 3.11 1, Al Ansaab Lagoons 5.11 3, Sohar Sun Farm 7.11 5, Al Ansaab Lagoons 8.11 6, Khor Mughsayl 10.11 20, East Khor 11.11 8, Khor Salalah 11.11 20, West Khor 11.11 3, Khor Sauli 11.11 15, Khor Taqah 15.11 3, Khor Mughsayl 16.11 24, Khor Rouri 17.11 10, Khor Rouri 8.11 30.

Pochard (Aythya ferina)
Al Ansaab Lagoons 1.11 4, Al Ansaab Lagoons 5.11 5, Al Ansaab Lagoons 8.11 20, Khor Sauli 11.11 9.

Ferruginous Duck (Aythya nyroca)
East Khor 11.11 1 female.

Black Kite (Milvus migrans) Total 3
Al Ansaab Lagoons 1.11 1, Khor Jaramah 3.11 1 juv., Dauka 13.11 1 1k dead (not fresh - wing-measure (437 mm) indicates subspecies M. m. aegyptius, but measurement overlaps slightly with nominate form), Sahnoot Sun Farm 19.11 1 juv.

Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus) Total 306?
Sunub dump 1.11 200, Al Ansaab Lagoons 1.11 5, Al Ansaab to Sawadi 1.11 1, Mutrah to Qama Well 3.11 6 ad., Qama Well to Sur 3.11 9, Sur 4.11 70, Al Ansaab Lagoons 5.11 10, Al Ansaab to Khatmat Malahah 5.11 2, Sunub dump 8.11 150 (same as 1.11?), Al Ansaab Lagoons 8.11 2, Sahnoot Sun Farm 11.11 1 juv., Sahnoot Sun Farm 19.11 1 juv. (same?).

Lappet-faced Vulture (Torgos tracheliotos) Total 6-8
Sunub dump 1.11 3-5, Al Ansaab Lagoons 5.11 1, Sohar Sun Farm 7.11 2, Sunub dump 8.11 1 imm.

Short-toed Eagle (Circaetus gallicus) Total 15
Khatmat Malahah 6.11 1, Khatmat Malahah to Shnass 6.11 1, Salalah to Ain Hamran 9.11 1, Ain Hamran 9.11 5, Garzaiz Sun Farm 10.11 1, Wadi Hinna 12.11 2, Tawi Attair to Wadi Darbat 12.11 1, Wadi Darbat 12.11 2, Mughsayl to near Yemen border 16.11 1.

Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginosus) Total 58?
Al Ansaab Lagoons 1.11 4 juv. , Khor Jaramah 3.11 3, Al Ansaab Lagoons 5.11 2 juv. (same?), Shnass mangrove 6.11 1, Sohar Sun Farm 7.11 20, Al Ansaab Lagoons 8.11 3 juv. (same?), Salalah to Ain Hamran and back 9.11 2, Garzaiz Sun Farm 10.11 1 ad. male + 2, East Khor 11.11 5, Sahnoot Sun Farm 11.11 3, West Khor 11.11 1, Khor Sauli 11.11 2 juv. + 1, Tawi Attair 12.11 1, Khor Taqah 14.11 3, Khor Taqah 15.11 3 (same?), Garzaiz Sun Farm 15.11 1, Khor Rouri 18.11 3, Khor Taqah 18.11 3 (same?), East Khor 19.11 2, Sahnoot Sun Farm 19.11 1.

Pallid Harrier (Circus macrourus) Total 8
Sohar Sun Farm 7.11 2 ad. males + 1 2k male, Sahnoot Sun Farm 11.11 1 ad. male, Dauka 13.11 2 ad. males + 1 2k female (struck, killed and ate Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)!), Garzaiz Sun Farm 15.11 1 ad. male.

Montagu’s Harrier (Circus pygargus) Total 11
Sohar Sun Farm 7.11 2 ad. males + 1 ad. female + 4 juv. , Ain Hamran to Salalah 9.11 1 juv., Garzaiz Sun Farm 10.11 1 juv., near Garzaiz Sun Farm 12.11 1 1k, Khor Taqah 18.11 1 ad. male.

Pallid/Montagu’s Harrier (Circus macrourus/pygargus)
Garzaiz Sun Farm 15.11 1 juv., East Khor 19.11 1 1k.

Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) Total 20
Sunub dump 1.11 1, Sawadi Beach Hotel 2.11 1, Mutrah to Qama Well 3.11 1, Al Ansaab Lagoons 5.11 1, Al Ansaab to Khatmat Malahah 5.11 2, Khatmat Malahah 5.11 1, Khatmat Malahah 6.11 1, Ain Hamran 9.11 1, Wadi Hinna 12.11 3, Tawi Attair 12.11 1, Dauka 13.11 1, Khor Taqah 15.11 3, Salalah to near Yemen border and back 16.11 2, Khor Taqah 18.11 1.

Steppe Buzzard (Buteo buteo vulpinus) First and second records of this form if accepted.
Khor Mughsayl 10.11 1, Outside Mirbat 17.11 1 ad. dark phase.

Long-legged Buzzard (Buteo rufinus)
Khor Rouri 18.11 1 1k.

Greater Spotted Eagle (Aquila clanga) Total 49? + 1 dead
Sunub dump 1.11 10, Al Ansaab Lagoons 1.11 1 ad. (fulvescens) + 1 imm. + 3 juv. + 1, Al Ansaab Lagoons 5.11 1 ad. (fulvescens) + 2 juv. (same as 1.11?), Shnass mangrove 6.11 1 ad., Sohar Sun Farm 7.11 1 ad. + 4 juv., Sunub dump 8.11 2 ad. + 2 subad. + 4 juv. (same as 1.11?), Al Ansaab Lagoons 8.11 8+ (1 fulvenscens), Ain Hamran to Salalah 9.11 1, Wadi Darbat 12.11 2 juv., Khor Rouri 14.11 1 ad. + 1 juv. +1, Khor Taqah 15.11 1 ad. + 2 imm., Khor Taqah to Ain Razad 15.11 2, Garzaiz Sun Farm 15.11 1 ad., Khor Mughsayl 16.11 1 subad., Khor Rouri 17.11 1 imm., Khor Rouri 18.11 1 ad. + 1 juv. + 1 1k dead, Taqah 18.11 1 juv., Khor Taqah 18.11 1 ad., Salalah 19.11 1 1k.

* Tawny Eagle (Aquila rapax) Sixth and seventh records if accepted.
Sunub dump 8.11 1 subad./imm., Garzaiz Sun Farm 10.11 1 subad./imm.

Steppe Eagle (Aquila nipalensis) Total 87?
Sunub dump 1.11 50 (all ages), Al Ansaab Lagoons 1.11 2, Al Ansaab Lagoons 5.11 4 imm., Al Ansaab to Khatmat Malahah 5.11 1 subad., Sohar Sun Farm 7.11 1 imm., Sunub dump 8.11 30+ (all ages - same as 1.11?), Al Ansaab Lagoons 8.11 1, Ain Hamran 9.11 1 ad. + 4, Ain Hamran to Salalah 9.11 1 ad., Garzaiz Sun Farm 10.11 1 ad. + 1, Khor Mughsayl 10.11 3, Sahnoot Sun Farm 11.11 1, Sahnoot Sun Farm to Khor Salalah 11.11 1, Khor Sauli 11.11 1 imm., Khor Rouri 11.11 1 ad. + 1, Sahnoot Sun Farm 19.11 1 ad. + 1 1k.

Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliaca) Total 43?
Sunub dump 1.11 2 juv. (same as 8.11?), Al Ansaab Lagoons 1.11 1 juv., Sohar Sun Farm 7.11 1 juv., Sunub dump 8.11 3 1k, Salalah to Ain Hamran 9.11 1 ad., Ain Hamran 9.11 2 ad. + 1 imm. + 2 juv., Garzaiz Sun Farm 10.11 1 ad. + 2 juv., Khor Mughsayl 10.11 2 ad. + 2 juv., Wadi Mughsayl 10.11 1 subad., Khor Rouri 11.11 1 juv., Wadi Hinna 12.11 1 ad. + 2 juv., Tawi Attair 12.11 1 ad. + 1 juv., Tawi Attair to Wadi Darbat 12.11 1 juv., Wadi Darbat 12.11 2 juv., Salalah to Dauka 12.11 1 ad., Khor Rouri 14.11 1 juv., Khor Taqah 15.11 2 juv., Ain Razad 15.11 1 juv., Garzaiz Sun Farm 15.11 2 juv. (same as 10.11?), Wadi Mughsayl 15.11 1 juv., Khor Mughsayl 16.11 1 imm. + 1 juv. (same as 10.11?), Mughsayl to near Yemen border and back 16.11 1 ad. + 2 juv., Khor Rouri 18.11 1 juv. (same as 14.11?), Taqah 18.11 1 ad. + 2 juv., Sahnoot Sun Farm 19.11 2 imm. + 1 juv.

Verreaux’s Eagle (Aquila verreauxii)
Ain Hamran 9.11 1 ad.

Booted Eagle (Hieraaetus pennatus)
Near Garzaiz Sun Farm 10.11 1 light, Sahnoot Sun Farm 11.11 1 dark, near Garzaiz Sun Farm 12.11 1 dark, near Garzaiz Sun Farm 13.11 1 dark (same?), Garzaiz Sun Farm 15.11 1 dark (same?).

Bonelli’s Eagle (Hieraaetus fasciatus) Total 22?
Mutrah to Qama Well 3.11 1 ad., Qama Well 3.11 2 ad., Qama Well to Sur 3.11 1 ad., Sohar Sun Farm 7.11 1 juv., Ain Hamran 9.11 4 ad., Ain Sahanoot 9.11 2, Garzaiz Sun Farm 10.11 1 ad., Khor Mughsayl 10.11 1 ad., Khor Rouri 11.11 1 ad., Salalah to Wadi Hinna 12.11 1 juv., Wadi Hinna 12.11 2 ad., Wadi Darbat 12.11 2 ad., Ras Janjari 14.11 1, Mughsayl to near Yemen border and back 16.11 2 ad., Khor Rouri 18.11 1 (same as 11.11?).

Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) Total 39
Sawadi Beach Hotel 1.11 1, Daymaniat Islands 2.11 6 pairs, Qama Well 3.11 1, Qama Well to Sur 3.11 1, Khor Jaramah 3.11 2, Athaiba (beach) 8.11 1, Garzaiz Sun Farm 10.11 1, Khor Mughsayl 10.11 1, Mughsayl blowhole 10.11 1, East Khor 11.11 1, Ras Janjari 14.11 3, Khor Taqah 14.11 1, Khor Taqah 15.11 1 (same?), Salalah to Wadi Mughsayl 15.11 3, Khor Mughsayl 16.11 1 (same as 10.11?), Ras Mirbat 17.11 2, Ras Mirbat to Khor Rouri 17.11 1, Khor Rouri 17.11 1 (same as 16.11?), Khor Rouri 18.11 3, Khor Taqah 18.11 2, East Khor 19.11 2.

Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) Total 105
Daymaniat Islands 2.11 1, Mutrah to Qama Well 3.11 3, Qama Well to Sur 3.11 1, Ras al Junaiz 4.11 1, Ras al Hadd 4.11 1, Ras al Hadd to Al Ansaab 4.11 1, Al Ansaab to Khatmat Malahah 5.11 2, Sohar Sun Farm 7.11 5, Al Ansaab Lagoons 8.11 1, Salalah to Ain Hamran and back 9.11 3, Ain Hamran 9.11 8, Ain Sahanoot 9.11 3, East Khor 11.11 1, Garzaiz Sun Farm 10.11 2 (same as 15.11?), Salalah to Khor Mughsayl 10.11 6, Khor Mughsayl 10.11 2, Sahnoot Sun Farm 11.11 2, Wadi Hinna 12.11 1, Tawi Attair 12.11 4, Tawi Attair to Wadi Darbat 12.11 15, near Garzaiz Sun Farm 12.11 1, Salalah to Dauka 12.11 5, Dauka 13.11 4, Wadi Ribbut to Salalah 13.11 5, Salalah to Ras Janjari and back 14.11 1, Khor Taqah 15.11 1, Garzaiz Sun Farm 15.11 4, Khor Mughsayl 16.11 1, Mughsayl to near Yemen border and back 16.11 15, Mughsayl blowhole 16.11 2, Salalah to Mirbat 17.11 5.

Kestrel/Lesser Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus/naumanni)
Sunub dump 1.11 1, Al Ansaab to Sawadi 1.11 1.

Amur Falcon (Falco amurensis)
Garzaiz Sun Farm 15.11 1 1k (photo).

Hobby (Falco subbuteo) Total 11
Garzaiz Sun Farm 10.11 1, Khor Mughsayl 10.11 1, Wadi Hinna 12.11 1, Salalah to Ras Janjari and back 14.11 1, Khor Taqah 15.11 1, Garzaiz Sun Farm 15.11 1 2k + 1, Mughsayl to near Yemen border and back 16.11 4.

Sooty Falcon (Falco concolor) Total 10?
Sawadi Beach Hotel 1.11 4, Sawadi Beach Hotel 2.11 4 (at least 2 new), Daymaniat Islands 2.11 2 ad. + 2 1k.

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) Total 4
Daymaniat Islands 2.11 1 ad., Ras al Junaiz 4.11 1, Sohar Sun Farm 7.11 1 juv., Wadi Darbat 12.11 1.

Barbary Falcon (Falco pelegrinoides) Total 14
Mutrah to Qama Well 3.11 1, Sohar Sun Farm 7.11 1 juv., East Khor 11.11 1 ad., Sahnoot Sun Farm 11.11 1, Khor Rouri 11.11 1 ad., Dauka 13.11 1 ad., Salalah to Ras Janajari 14.11 1 juv., Ras Janjari 14.11 3, Khor Mughsayl 16.11 1 ad., Mughsayl blowhole 16.11 1, Ras Mirbat 17.11 1 juv. (seen 3 times leave land to attempt to catch flying fish over the water surface!), Khor Rouri 18.11 1.

Peregrine/Barbary Falcon (Falco peregrinus/pelegrinoides)
Ain Hamran 9.11 1.

Falcon sp. (Falco sp.)
Sohar Sun Farm 7.11 1 (possibly Saker Falcon (Falco cherrug)).

Arabian Partridge (Alectoris melanocephala) Total 41+
Ain Hamran 9.11 1+ heard, Wadi Mughsayl 10.11 11, Salalah to Waddi Hinna 12.11 4, Wadi Hinna 12.11 3+ heard, Wadi Hinna to Tawi Attair 12.11 6, Mughsayl to near Yemen border 16.11 1 pair + 7 chicks, Khor Rouri 18.11 7.

Sand Partridge (Ammoperdix heyi) Total 11
Sunub dump 1.11 1, Al Ansaab Lagoons 1.11 8, Mutrah to Qama Well 3.11 2.

Grey Francolin (Francolinus pondicerianus) Total 49+
Al Ansaab to Sawadi 1.11 3, Qama Well 3.11 3, Al Ansaab Lagoons 5.11 12, Al Ansaab to Khatmat Malahah 5.11 5, Khatmat Malahah 6.11 heard, Khatmat Malahah to Shnass 6.11 4, Sohar Sun Farm 7.11 20, Al Ansaab Lagoons 8.11 1.

Water Rail (Rallus aquaticus)
Al Ansaab Lagoons 5.11 1 seen, Shnass mangrove 6.11 1 seen + 1 heard.

Spotted Crake (Porzana porzana)
Khor Mughsayl 13.11 1, Khor Rouri 17.11 1 (caught by hand! - photo).

Little Crake (Porzana parva)
Khor Mughsayl 16.11 2, East Khor 19.11 1.

Baillon’s Crake (Porzana pusilla) Total 7
Khor Mughsayl 10.11 1, West Khor 11.11 1, Khor Mughsayl 16.11 1, Khor Rouri 18.11 4.

Crake sp. (Porzana sp.) Total 8
Khor Taqah 15.11 2, Khor Rouri 17.11 4, Khor Rouri 18.11 2.

White-breasted Waterhen (Amaurornis phoenicurus)
Khor Taqah 14.11 1, Khor Taqah 15.11 1 (same), Khor Taqah 18.11 1 (same) - (photo).

Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus)
Al Ansaab Lagoons 1.11 5, Al Ansaab Lagoons 5.11 15, Al Ansaab Lagoons 8.11 18, Khor Mughsayl 10.11 70, East Khor 11.11 90, Khor Sauli 11.11 20, Khor Taqah 14.11 30, Khor taqah 15.11 40, Khor Mughsayl 16.11 90, Khor Rouri 17.11 4, Khor Rouri 18.11 6, Khor Taqah 18.11 10, East Khor 19.11 175.

Coot (Fulica atra)
Al Ansaab Lagoons 1.11 1, Al Ansaab Lagoons 5.11 3, Khor Mughsayl 10.11 3, East Khor 11.11 25, Khor Sauli 11.11 50, Khor Taqah 14.11 5, Khor Taqah 15.11 5, Khor Mughsayl 16.11 4, Khor Rouri 18.11 4, East Khor 19.11 35.

Pheasant-tailed Jacana (Hydrophasianus chirurgus) Total 7+
East Khor 11.11 3, Khor Taqah 15.11 2, Khor Taqah 18.11 3 (same as 15.11?), East Khor 19.11 4 (same as 11.11?).

Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus)
Sawadi Beach Hotel 2.11 2, Sur Lagoon 3.11 30, Ras al Hadd 4.11 2, Sohar (beach) 7.11 6, Salalah Beach Villas 10.11 38, Khor Rouri 11.11 1, Mughsayl blowhole 16.11 1, Ras Mirbat 17.11 2, Khor Rouri 18.11 1, East Khor (beach) 19.11 17.

Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus)
Al Ansaab Lagoons 1.11 25, Al Ansaab Lagoons 5.11 125, Khor Shnass 6.11 8, Sohar Sun Farm 7.11 50, Al Ansaab Lagoons 8.11 100, Khor Mughsayl 10.11 20, East Khor 11.11 10, Khor Salalah 11.11 25, Khor Rouri 11.11 5, Khor Taqah 15.11 5, Khor Mughsayl 16.11 6, Khor Rouri 17.11 1, Khor Rouri 18.11 3, Khor Taqah 18.11 2, East Khor 19.11 3.

Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta)
Khor Shnass 6.11 1.

Crab Plover (Dromas ardeola)
Khor Jaramah 3.11 31.

Cream-coloured Courser (Cursorius cursor) Total 18
Sohar Sun Farm 7.11 12, Salalah to Ain Hamran 9.11 6.

Collared Pratincole (Glareola pratincola) Total 5
Sohar Sun Farm 7.11 4, Garzaiz Sun Farm 15.11 1.

Little Pratincole (Glareola lactea)
Garzaiz Sun Farm 15.11 2 (photo).

Little Ringed Plover (Charadrius dubius) Total 244
Sohar Sun Farm 7.11 20, Sahnoot Sun Farm 11.11 200, Khor Rouri 11.11 2, Khor Taqah 14.11 1, Khor Taqah 15.11 15, Khor Mughsayl 16.11 2, Khor Rouri 17.11 1, Khor Taqah 18.11 3.

Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula) Total 195
Ras al Hadd 4.11 1, Al Ansaab Lagoons 5.11 6, Sohar Sun Farm 7.11 50, Al Ansaab Lagoons 8.11 8, Athaiba (beach) 8.11 2, Khor Mughsayl 10.11 10, Sahnoot Sun Farm 11.11 30, Khor Sauil 11.11 4, Khor Rouri 11.11 8, Khor Taqah 14.11 10, Khor Taqah 15.11 15, Khor Mughsayl 16.11 10, Khor Rouri 17.11 20, Khor Rouri 18.11 5, Khor Taqah 18.11 4, East Khor 19.11 20.

Kentish Plover (Charadrius alexandrinus) Total 820
Sawadi Beach Hotel 2.11 2, Daymaniat Islands 2.11 6, Qama Well 3.11 50, Qama Well to Sur 3.11 1, Sur Lagoon 3.11 30, Ras al Hadd 4.11 15, Khor Jaramah 3.11 200, Khor Shnass 6.11 50, Sohar Sun Farm 7.11 30, Athaiba (beach) 8.11 10, Khor Mughsayl 10.11 6, East Khor 11.11 20, West Khor 11.11 10, Khor Sauli 11.11 5, Khor Rouri 11.11 100, Khor Taqah 15.11 120, Khor Mughsayl 16.11 30, Khor Rouri 17.11 50, Khor Rouri 18.11 30, Khor Taqah 18.11 15, East Khor (partially on beach) 19.11 40.

Lesser Sand Plover (Charadrius mongolus) Total 119+
Qama Well 3.11 10, Khor Jaramah 3.11 80, Al Ansaab Lagoons 5.11 1, Khor Shnass 6.11 10+, Sohar Sun Farm 7.11 1, West Khor 11.11 1, Khor Sauli 11.11 4, Ras Janjari 14.11 4, Khor Taqah 15.11 1, Khor Rouri 17.11 2, Khor Rouri 18.11 1, Khor Taqah 18.11 2, East Khor 19.11 2.

Greater Sand Plover (Charadrius leschenaultii) Total 203
Sawadi Beach Hotel 2.11 3, Daymaniat Islands 2.11 14, Qama Well 3.11 35, Qama Well to Sur 3.11 3, Khor Jaramah 3.11 120, Shnass mangrove 6.11 1, Khor Shnass 6.11 25, Khor Sauli 11.11 2.

Lesser/Greater Sand Plover (Charadrius mongolus/leschenaultii)
Sur Lagoon 3.11 30, East Khor 19.11 14.

Pacific Golden Plover (Pluvialis fulva) Total 11
Sohar Sun Farm 7.11 2, Khor Salalah 11.11 9.

Grey Plover (Pluvialis squatarola) Total 91
Qama Well 3.11 3, Qama Well to Sur 3.11 6, Sur Lagoon 3.11 20, Khor Jaramah 3.11 25, Khor Shnass 6.11 1, Sohar Sun Farm 7.11 1, Salalah Beach Villas 9.11 2, Salalah Beach Villas 10.11 1, Khor Mughsayl 10.11 1, East Khor 11.11 2, West Khor 11.11 2, Khor Rouri 11.11 3, Sawadi Beach Hotel 13.11 1, Ras Janjari 14.11 3, Salalah Beach Villas 15.11 1, Khor Mughsayl 16.11 2, Khor Rouri 17.11 5, Khor Rouri 18.11 7, East Khor (beach) 19.11 5.

* Spur-winged Plover (Hoplopterus spinosus) Ninth record if accepted.
Sohar Sun Farm 7.11 1-2.

Red-wattled Plover (Hoplopterus indicus) Total 226+
Al Ansaab Lagoons 1.11 1, Sawadi Beach Hotel 1.11 6, Sawadi Beach Hotel 2.11 4, Al Ansaab Lagoons 5.11 4, Khatmat Malahah 5.11 4, Khatmat Malahah 6.11 2, Sohar Sun Farm 7.11 200+, Al Ansaab Lagoons 8.11 5.

Sociable Plover (Chettusia gregaria)
Garzaiz Sun Farm 10.11 1 1k (photo).

White-tailed Plover (Chettusia leucura) Total 41
Al Ansaab Lagoons 1.11 1, Al Ansaab Lagoons 5.11 6, Sohar Sun Farm 7.11 25, Al Ansaab Lagoons 8.11 2, Khor Taqah 14.11 3, Garzaiz Sun Farm 15.11 2, Khor Taqah 18.11 2.

Sanderling (Calidris alba) Total 111
Ras al Hadd 4.11 1, Athaiba (beach) 8.11 1, Salalah Beach Villas 9.11 20, Salalah Beach Villas 10.11 15, Mughsayl blowhole 10.11 20, Khor Sauli 11.11 2, Khor Rouri 11.11 6, Khor Mughsayl 16.11 2, Khor Rouri 18.11 4, East Khor (beach) 19.11 40.

Little Stint (Calidris minuta) Total 617
Al Ansaab Lagoons 1.11 10, Khor Jaramah 3.11 50, Al Ansaab Lagoons 5.11 35, Khor Shnass 6.11 50, Sohar Sun Farm 7.11 50, Al Ansaab Lagoons 8.11 40, Khor Mughsayl 10.11 15, East Khor 11.11 15, West Khor 11.11 5, Khor Sauli 11.11 20, Khor Rouri 11.11 30, Wadi Darbat 12.11 1, Khor Taqah 14.11 40, Khor Taqah 15.11 75, Khor Mughsayl 16.11 30, Khor Rouri 17.11 40, Khor Rouri 18.11 75, Khor Taqah 18.11 40, East Khor 19.11 6.

Temminck’s Stint (Calidris temminckii) Total 121
Al Ansaab Lagoons 5.11 10, Khor Shnass 6.11 4, Sohar Sun Farm 7.11 10, Al Ansaab Lagoons 8.11 5, Khor Mughsayl 10.11 2, Sahnoot Sun Farm 11.11 20, Khor Sauli 11.11 8, Khor Rouri 11.11 3, Wadi Darbat 12.11 1, Ras Janjari 14.11 2, Khor Taqah 14.11 15, Khor Taqah 15.11 20, Garzaiz Sun Farm 15.11 1, Khor Mughsayl 16.11 3, Khor Rouri 17.11 2, Khor Rouri 18.11 10, Khor Taqah 18.11 5.

Long-toed Stint (Calidris subminuta)
Khor Taqah 15.11 1 1k.

Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) Total 77+
Khor Jaramah 3.11 2+, Al Ansaab Lagoons 5.11 1, Khor Shnass 6.11 3, Sohar Sun Farm 7.11 15, Al Ansaab Lagoons 8.11 11, Khor Mughsayl 10.11 3, West Khor 11.11 1, Khor Sauli 11.11 15, Khor Rouri 11.11 15, Khor Taqah 14.11 5, Khor Mughsayl 16.11 1, Khor Rouri 17.11 1, Khor Rouri 18.11 1, Khor Taqah 18.11 3.

Dunlin (Calidris alpina) Total 169
Khor Jaramah 3.11 2, Al Ansaab Lagoons 5.11 4, Khor Shnass 6.11 4, Sohar Sun Farm 7.11 15, Al Ansaab Lagoons 8.11 5, Athaiba (beach) 8.11 4, Khor Mughsayl 10.11 1, Khor Sauli 11.11 30, Khor Rouri 11.11 30, Khor Taqah 14.11 5, Khor Taqah 15.11 20, Khor Mughsayl 16.11 7, Khor Rouri 17.11 5, Kor Rouri 18.11 20, Khor Taqah 18.11 15, East Khor 19.11 2.

Broad-billed Sandpiper (Limicola falcinellus) Total 6
Khor Shnass 6.11 2, Khor Rouri 11.11 4.

Ruff (Philomachus pugnax)
Al Ansaab Lagoons 1.11 3, Al Ansaab Lagoons 5.11 25, Sohar Sun Farm 7.11 60, Al Ansaab Lagoons 8.11 20, Khor Mughsayl 10.11 15, East Khor 11.11 45, Sahnoot Sun Farm 11.11 2, Khor Salalah 11.11 15, Khor Taqah 14.11 20, Khor Taqah 15.11 25, Khor Mughsayl 16.11 10, Khor Rouri 17.11 10, Khor Rouri 18.11 10, Khor Taqah 18.11 15, East Khor 19.11 20.

Jack Snipe (Lymnocryptes minimus) Total 14
Al Ansaab Lagoons 5.11 1, Sohar Sun Farm 7.11 1, Al Ansaab Lagoons 8.11 1, Garzaiz Sun Farm 10.11 1, Khor Sauli 11.11 2, Khor Taqah 14.11 4, Khor Rouri 18.11 3, Khor Taqah 18.11 1.

Common Snipe (Gallinago gallinago)
Al Ansaab Lagoons 1.11 2, Al Ansaab Lagoons 5.11 7, Sohar Sun Farm 7.11 15, Al Ansaab Lagoons 8.11 4, Khor Mughsayl 10.11 15, Khor Sauli 11.11 5, Khor Rouri 11.11 5, Wadi Darbat 12.11 6, Khor Taqah 14.11 50, Khor Taqah 15.11 15, Khor Mughsayl 16.11 8, Khor Rouri 17.11 5, Khor Rouri 18.11 15, Khor Taqah 18.11 15.

Pintail Snipe (Gallinago stenura) Total 15
Khor Mughsayl 10.11 3, Khor Sauli 11.11 1, Khor Rouri 11.11 1, Wadi Darbat 12.11 1, Khor Taqah 14.11 2, Khor Mughsayl 16.11 2, Khor Rouri 17.11 1, Khor Rouri 18.11 4.

* Long-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus scolopaceus) Fifth record if accepted.
Sohar Sun Farm 7.11 1 (photo).

Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa) Total 48
Al Ansaab Lagoons 1.11 1, Al Ansaab Lagoons 5.11 2, Sohar Sun Farm 7.11 5, Al Ansaab Lagoons 8.11 2, Khor Mughsayl 10.11 12, East Khor 11.11 1, Khor Rouri 11.11 2, Khor Taqah 15.11 1, Khor Mughsayl 16.11 13, Khor Rouri 17.11 5, Khor Rouri 18.11 2, Khor Taqa 18.11 1, East Khor (beach) 19.11 1.

Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica) Total 63
Qama Well 3.11 1, Sur Lagoon 3.11 10, Khor Jaramah 3.11 5, Khor Shnass 6.11 15, Salalah Beach Villas 9.11 6, Salalah Beach Villas 10.11 1, Khor Rouri 11.11 3, Khor Rouri 17.11 3, Khor Rouri 18.11 3, East Khor (beach) 19.11 19.

Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus) Total 8
Daymaniat Islands 2.11 1, Qama Well 3.11 1, Khor Jaramah 3.11 3, Khor Shnass 6.11 2, Ras Mirbat 17.11 1.

Curlew (Numenius arquata) Total 92
Daymaniat Islands 2.11 2, Qama Well 3.11 3, Sur Lagoon 3.11 20, Khor Jaramah 3.11 25, Shnass mangrove 6.11 1, Khor Shnass 6.11 10, Khor Mughsayl 10.11 2, Khor Salalah 11.11 5, Salalah to Wadi Hinna 12.11 1, Garzaiz Sun Farm 15.11 2, Khor Mughsayl 16.11 2, Khor Rouri 17.11 16, Khor Rouri 18.11 1, East Khor 19.11 2.

Spotted Redshank (Tringa erythropus) Total 40
Al Ansaab Lagoons 1.11 5, Qama Well 3.11 1, Al Ansaab Lagoons 5.11 8, Sohar Sun Farm 7.11 5, Al Ansaab Lagoons 8.11 7, Khor Mughsayl 10.11 2, Khor Taqah 14.11 2, Khor Taqah 15.11 1, Khor Mughsayl 16.11 7, Khor Rouri 18.11 2.

Redshank (Tringa totanus) Total 190
Al Ansaab Lagoons 1.11 1, Sur Lagoon 3.11 30, Khor Jaramah 3.11 15, Al Ansaab Lagoons 5.11 5, Shnass mangrove 6.11 10, Khor Shnass 6.11 2, Sohar Sun Farm 7.11 10, Al Ansaab Lagoons 8.11 2, Khor Mughsayl 10.11 10, Mughsayl blowhole 10.11 4, East Khor 11.11 5, Khor Salalah 11.11 2, West Khor 11.11 1, Khor Sauli 11.11 1, Khor Rouri 11.11 5, Wadi Darbat 12.11 1, Salalah Beach Villas 13.11 1, Khor Taqah 14.11 5, Khor Taqah 15.11 5, Khor Mughsayl 16.11 25, Mughsayl blowhole 16.11 2, Khor Rouri 17.11 2, Khor Rouri 18.11 30, Khor Taqah 18.11 5, East Khor 19.11 1.

Marsh Sandpiper (Tringa stagnatilis) Total 25
Al Ansaab Lagoons 1.11 4, Al Ansaab Lagoons 5.11 2, Khor Shnass 6.11 1, Sohar Sun Farm 7.11 3, Al Ansaab Lagoons 8.11 2, Khor Mughsayl 10.11 1, Khor Salalah 11.11 2, Khor Rouri 11.11 1, Khor Taqah 14.11 2, Khor Mughsayl 16.11 3, Khor Rouri 17.11 2, Khor Rouri 18.11 1, East Khor 19.11 1.

Greenshank (Tringa nebularis) Total 63
Qama Well 3.11 1, Sur Lagoon 3.11 2, Khor Jaramah 3.11 2, Shnass mangrove 6.11 1, Khor Shnass 6.11 2, Al Ansaab Lagoons 8.11 1, Garzaiz Sun Farm 10.11 2, Khor Mughsayl 10.11 2, Mughsayl blowhole 10.11 2, East Khor 11.11 6, Khor Sauli 11.11 3, Khor Rouri 11.11 3, Wadi Darbat 12.11 1, Salalah Beach Villas 13.11 1, Ras Janjari 14.11 1, Khor Taqah 14.11 1, Khor Taqah 15.11 3, Khor Mughsayl 16.11 3, Ras Mirbat 17.11 1, Khor Rouri 17.11 2, Khor Rouri 18.11 20, Khor Taqah 18.11 2, East Khor 19.11 1.

Green Sandpiper (Tringa ochropus) Total 44
Khor Jaramah 3.11 1, Al Ansaab Lagoons 5.11 5, Sohar Sun Farm 7.11 3, Al Ansaab Lagoons 8.11 2, Ain Hamran 9.11 1, Ain Sahanoot 9.11 1, Garzaiz Sun Farm 10.11 1, East Khor 11.11 2, Sahnoot Sun Farm 11.11 2, Khor Sauli 11.11 1, Khor Rouri 11.11 6, Wadi Darbat 12.11 1, Khor Taqah 15.11 5, Ain Razad 15.11 1, Khor Rouri 18.11 1, East Khor 19.11 12.

Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola) Total 304
Al Ansaab Lagoons 1.11 5, Al Ansaab Lagoons 5.11 8, Sohar Sun Farm 7.11 20, Al Ansaab Lagoons 8.11 10, Khor Mughsayl 10.11 15, East Khor 11.11 15, Khor Rouri 11.11 30, Wadi Darbat 12.11 1, Dauka 13.11 1, Khor Taqah 14.11 30, Khor Taqah 15.11 40, Khor Mughsayl 16.11 12, Khor Rouri 17.11 25, Khor Rouri 18.11 50, Khor Taqah 18.11 40, East Khor 19.11 2.

Terek Sandpiper (Xenus cinereus) Total 16
Qama Well 3.11 1, Khor Jaramah 3.11 4, Shnass mangrove 6.11 1, Khor Shnass 6.11 8, Khor Mughsayl 16.11 2.

Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos) Total 170
Al Ansaab Lagoons 1.11 2, Sawadi Beach Hotel 1.11 1, Sawadi Beach Hotel 2.11 1, Qama Well 3.11 2, Qama Well to Sur 3.11 1, Al Ansaab Lagoons 5.11 4, Shnass mangrove 6.11 10, Sohar Sun Farm 7.11 30, Al Ansaab Lagoons 8.11 12, Athaiba (beach) 8.11 1, Ain Hamran 9.11 2, Garzaiz Sun Farm 10.11 1, Khor Mughsayl 10.11 10, Sahnoot Sun Farm 11.11 5, Khor Sauli 11.11 3, Khor Rouri 11.11 2, Wadi Darbat 12.11 4, Ras Janjari 14.11 7, Khor Taqah 14.11 10, Khor Taqah 15.11 10, Ain Razad 15.11 3, Garzaiz Sun Farm 15.11 1, Khor Mughsayl 16.11 10, Ras Mirbat 17.11 3, Khor Rouri 17.11 8, Khor Rouri 18.11 15, Khor Taqah 18.11 10, East Khor 19.11 2.

Turnstone (Arenaria interpres) Total 12
Daymaniat Islands 2.11 9, Qama Well 3.11 3.

Red-necked Phalarope (Phalaropus lobatus) Total 15.000+
Ras al Hadd 4.11 15.000+, Athaiba (beach) 8.11 50, Salalah Beach Villas 10.11 125, Khor Rouri 11.11 1.

Pomarine Skua (Stercorarius pomarina) Total 18
Ras al Hadd 4.11 13 ESE/SE , Athaiba (beach) 8.11 1, Mughsayl blowhole 10.11 1, Salalah Beach Villas 15.11 3.

Arctic Skua (Stercorarius parasiticus) Total 55
Ras al Hadd 4.11 47 ESE/SE, Sohar (beach) 7.11 1, Athaiba (beach) 8.11 3, Mughsayl blowhole 10.11 1, Ras Mirbat 17.11 3.

* South Polar Skua (Catharacta maccormicki) Second record if accepted.
Ras al Hadd 4.11 1 ESE/SE.

Sooty Gull (Larus hemprichii)
Daymaniat Islands 2.11 100, Qama Well 3.11 3, Qama Well to Sur 3.11 5, Ras al Junaiz 4.11 50, Ras al Hadd 4.11 75, Khor Shnass 6.11 1, Sohar (beach) 7.11 1, Athaiba (beach) 8.11 25, Salalah Beach Villas 9.11 3.000+, Salalah Beach Villas 10.11 5.000, Mughsayl blowhole 10.11 2.000, East Khor (beach) 11.11 10.000, West Khor 11.11 50, Khor Rouri 11.11 225, Salalah Beach Villas 13.11 1.000, Ras Janjari 14.11 400, Khor Taqah (beach) 14.11 2.000, Khor Taqah (beach) 15.11 5.000, Salalah Beach Villas 15.11 1.000, Khor Mughsayl (beach) 16.11 1.000, Mughsayl blowhole 16.11 500, Ras Mirbat 17.11 3.000+, Khor Rouri (beach) 17.11 200, Khor Rouri (beach) 18.11 250, Khor Taqah (beach) 18.11 1.500, East Khor (beach) 19.11 1.500+.

Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibundus)
Khor Mughsayl 16.11 1, Mughsayl blowhole 16.11 1 1k (same?), East Khor 19.11 1 ad.

Slender-billed Gull (Larus genei)
Sawadi Beach Hotel 2.11 16, Barka 2.11 15, Qama Well 3.11 10, Sur Lagoon 3.11 20, Khor Jaramah 3.11 15, Ras al Junaiz 4.11 30, Ras al Hadd 4.11 50+ ESE/SE, Khor Shnass 6.11 30 (1 albino), Athaiba (beach) 8.11 7, Salalah Beach Villas 9.11 25+, Salalah Beach Villas 10.11 45, Mughsayl blowhole 10.11 20, East Khor (beach) 11.11 25, Salalah Beach Villas 13.11 15, Ras Janjari 14.11 150, Mughsayl blowhole 16.11 25, Ras Mirbat 17.11 30, Khor Rouri (beach) 18.11 2, East Khor (beach) 19.11 20.

Lesser Black-backed/Yellow-legged Gull (Larus heuglini/taimyrensis/cachinnans/barabensis?)
(2+ forms seen, possibly the above mentioned 4 - pending photo scrutiny and more published material from breeding-areas).
Al Ansaab Lagoons 1.11 1 (barabensis?), Sawadi Beach Hotel 1.11 250, Sawadi Beach Hotel 2.11 150+, Barka and Daymaniat Islands 2.11 300, Qama Well 3.11 40, Qama Well to Sur 3.11 50, Khor Jaramah 3.11 10, Ras al Juniaz 4.11 50, Ras al Hadd 4.11 150+, Khor Shnass 6.11 20, Sohar (beach) 7.11 30, Athaiba (beach) 8.11 35, Salalah Beach Villas 9.11 350+, Salalah Beach Villas 10.11 735, Mughsayl blowhole 10.11 500, East Khor (beach) 11.11 1.000+, West Khor 11.11 20, Khor Rouri 11.11 50, Salala beach hotel 13.11 150, Ras Janjari 14.11 700, Salalah Beach Villas 15.11 200, Khor Mughsayl (beach) 16.11 200, Mughsayl blowhole 16.11 200, Ras Mirbat 17.11 50, Khor Rouri (beach) 18.11 10, East Khor (beach) 19.11 500+.

(*) Armenian Gull (Larus armenicus)
East Khor (beach) 19.11 1 ad.

Gull-billed Tern (Gelochelidon nilotica) Total 37
Khor Jaramah 3.11 10, Khor Shnass 6.11 4, Sohar (beach) 7.11 1, Salalah Beach Villas 9.11 3, Salalah Beach Villas 10.11 3, East Khor 11.11 2, Salalah Beach Villas 15.11 3, Ras Mirbat 17.11 8 E, Khor Rouri (beach) 17.11 2, East Khor 19.11 1.

Caspian Tern (Sterna caspia) Total 53
Salalah Beach Villas 10.11 1, Sur Lagoon 3.11 36, Khor Jaramah 3.11 1, Ras al Hadd 4.11 3, Shnass mangrove 6.11 1, Khor Shnass 6.11 5, Mughsayl blowhole 10.11 1, West Khor 11.11 2, Ras Janjari 14.11 2, East Khor 19.11 1.

Swift Tern (Sterna bergii)
Sawadi Beach Hotel 1.11 15, Sawadi Beach Hotel 2.11 20, Daymaniat Islands 2.11 20, Sur Lagoon 3.11 4, Ras al Juniaz 4.11 10, Ras al Hadd 4.11 10 ESE/SE, Shnass mangrove 6.11 4, Sohar (beach) 7.11 3, Athaiba (beach) 8.11 15 S, Salalah Beach Villas 9.11 12 W, Salalah Beach Villas 10.11 6, Mughsayl blowhole 10.11 30 E, West Khor 11.11 2, Khor Rouri 11.11 5, Salalah Beach Villas 13.11 20 E, Ras Janjari 14.11 25 E, Khor Taqah (beach) 15.11 25, Salalah Beach Villas 15.11 17, Khor Mughsayl (beach) 16.11 20, Mughsayl blowhole 16.11 50, Ras Mirbat 17.11 40 E, Khor Rouri (beach) 17.11 5, East Khor (beach) 19.11 40.

Lesser Crested Tern (Sterna bengalensis) Total 102
Sawadi Beach Hotel 2.11 1, Sur Lagoon 3.11 1, Ras al Hadd 4.11 16 ESE/SE, Sohar (beach) 7.11 5, Athaiba (beach) 8.11 10 S, Salalah Beach Villas 10.11 2, Mughsayl blowhole 10.11 25 E, Ras Janjari 14.11 2 E, Khor Mughsayl (beach) 16.11 5, Mughsayl blowhole 16.11 25, Ras Mirbat 17.11 10.

Sandwich Tern (Sterna sandvicensis)
Sawadi Beach Hotel 1.11 75, Sawadi Beach Hotel 2.11 30, Daymaniat Islands 2.11 10, Qama Well 3.11 1, Qama Well to Sur 3.11 50, Sur Lagoon 3.11 15, Ras al Junaiz 4.11 25, Ras al Hadd 4.11 200+ ESE/SE, Khor Shnass 6.11 30, Sohar (beach) 7.11 1, Athaiba (beach) 8.11 50 S, Salalah Beach Villas 10.11 275 E, Mughsayl blowhole 10.11 200 E, East Khor (beach) 11.11 2, Salalah Beach Villas 13.11 200, Ras Janjari 14.11 300 E, Salalah Beach Villas 15.11 20, Khor Mughsayl (beach) 16.11 50, Mughsayl blowhole 16.11 175, Ras Mirbat 17.11 800 E, Khor Rouri (beach) 17.11 15, Khor Rouri (beach) 18.11 50, East Khor (beach) 19.11 100.

Common Tern (Sterna hirundo)
Daymaniat Islands 2.11 20, Khor Jaramah 3.11 5, Ras al Hadd 4.11 25 ESE/SE, Khor Shnass 6.11 1, Garzaiz Sun Farm 10.11 1, Khor Mughsayl 10.11 1, Ras Janjari 14.11 200 E.

White-cheeked/Common Tern (Sterna repressa/hirundo)
No white-cheeked Tern was positively identified, but has probably been overlooked.
Salalah Beach Villas 10.11 5, Ras Mirbat 17.11 100 E.

Bridled Tern (Sterna anaethetus)
Sawadi Beach Hotel 1.11 2, Daymaniat Islands 2.11 100 + 1 dead, Ras al Hadd 4.11 100+ ESE/SE, Athaiba (beach) 8.11 1, Salalah Beach Villas 9.11 15 E, Mughsayl blowhole 10.11 30 E, Khor Rouri 11.11 6, Salalah Beach Villas 13.11 75 E, Ras Janjari 14.11 50+ E, Khor Taqah (beach) 15.11 200, Salalah Beach Villas 15.11 20, Mughsayl blowhole 16.11 25, Ras Mirbat 17.11 1.500 E, Khor Rouri (beach) 17.11 50.

Saunder’s/Little Tern (Sterna saunders/albifrons)
Most of the small terns seen were Saunder´s, but it cannot be excluded, that Little Tern has been overlooked. Daymaniat Islands 2.11 40 (mostly Saunder´s - including 10 ad. perched on shore), Ras al Hadd 4.11 125 ESE/SE (mostly Saunder´s), Salalah Beach Villas 10.11 2, Khor Mughsayl 10.11 5 + 1 dead (Saunder´s), Mughsayl blowhole 10.11 20 E (Saunder´s), Ras Janjari 14.11 20 E (mostly Saunder´s), Khor Mughsayl 16.11 2 (Saunder´s), Ras Mirbat 17.11 40 E (mostly Saunder´s), Khor Rouri (beach) 17.11 8, Khor Rouri 18.11 2 (Saunder´s), East Khor 19.11 6 (Saunder´s).

Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybridus) Total 90
Al Ansaab Lagoons 1.11 4, Al Ansaab Lagoons 5.11 8, Sohar Sun Farm 7.11 1, Al Ansaab Lagoons 8.11 10, Khor Mughsayl 10.11 4, East Khor 11.11 10, Sahnoot Sun Farm 11.11 10, Khor Rouri 11.11 2, Khor Taqah 14.11 3, Khor Taqah 15.11 3 (same), Garzaiz Sun Farm 15.11 12, Khor Mughsayl 16.11 1, Khor Rouri 17.11 2, Khor Rouri 18.11 6, Khor Taqah 18.11 5, East Khor 19.11 12.

Chlidonias-tern sp. (Chlidonias sp.)
Khor Jaramah 3.11 1 (probably Black Tern Chlidonias niger - 5 records until Jan. 1994).

White-winged Black Tern (Chlidonias leucopterus) Total 270
Al Ansaab Lagoons 1.11 4, Al Ansaab Lagoons 5.11 2, Sohar Sun Farm 7.11 60, Garzaiz Sun Farm 10.11 30, Khor Mughsayl 10.11 1, East Khor 11.11 5, Garzaiz Sun Farm 15.11 120, Khor Rouri 17.11 1, Khor Rouri 18.11 2, East Khor 19.11 45.

Whiskered/White-winged Black Tern (Chlidonias hybridus/leucopterus)
Salalah Beach Villas 10.11 5.

Common Noddy (Anous stolidus) Total 26
Sawadi Beach Hotel 1.11 1, Daymaniat Islands 2.11 15, Ras al Hadd 4.11 4 ESE/SE, Salalah Beach Villas 13.11 2 E, Ras Janjari 14.11 4 E.

Lichtenstein’s Sandgrouse (Pterocles lichtensteinii) Total 10 + 1 dead
Ain Sahanoot 9.11 1 dead, Wadi Ribbut 13.11 1 pair, Salalah to Ras Janjari 14.11 8.

Crowned Sandgrouse (Pterocles coronatus)
Garzaiz Sun Farm 10.11 20.

Spotted Sandgrouse (Pterocles senegallus) Total 99+
Sahnoot Sun Farm 11.11 11+, Dauka 13.11 18, Khor Rouri 18.11 70.

Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse (Pterocles exustus) Total 2.919
Sawadi Beach Hotel 1.11 40, Ras al Hadd to Al Ansaab 4.11 70, Al Ansaab Lagoons 5.11 21, Al Ansaab to Khatmat Malahah 5.11 12, Sohar Sun Farm 7.11 22, Al Ansaab Lagoons 8.11 24, Sahnoot Sun Farm 11.11 2.500, Khor Taqah 15.11 150, Ain Razad to Garzaiz Sun Farm 15.11 5, Khor Mughsayl 16.11 3, Salalah to Mirbat 17.11 4, Khor Rouri 17.11 43, Khor Rouri 18.11 25.

Sandgrouse sp. (Pterocles sp.)
Khatmat Malahah 5.11 75, Khatmat Malahah 6.11 5 (all probably Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse (Pterocles exustus)).

Rock Dove (Columba livia)
Al Ansaab Lagoons 1.11 10 (feral), Al Ansaab Lagoons 5.11 4 (feral?), Sunub dump 8.11 35, Ain Hamran 9.11 35, Salalah to Khor Mughsayl 10.11 10, Wadi Hinna 12.11 30, Tawi Attair 12.11 50, Wadi Darbat 12.11 20, Dauka 13.11 50, Khor Mughsayl 16.11 2, Mughsayl to near Yemen border and back 16.11 10, Khor Rouri 18.11 6.

Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)
Al Ansaab to Sawadi 1.11 2, Sawadi to Barka 2.11 1, Daymaniat Islands 2.11 1, Qama Well to Sur 3.11 1, Khor Jaramah 3.11 3, Al Ansaab Lagoons 5.11 2, Al Ansaab to Khatmat Malahah 5.11 35, Khatmat Malahah 6.11 10, Khatmat Malahah to Shnass 6.11 10, Sohar Sun Farm 7.11 1.500, Garzaiz Sun Farm 10.11 100, Sahnoot Sun Farm 11.11 500, near Garzaiz Sun Farm 12.11 3, Khor Taqah 14.11 30, Khor Taqah 15.11 30, Ain Razad 15.11 5, Garzaiz Sun Farm 15.11 100, Khor Mughsayl 16.11 1, Khor Rouri 18.11 15, Taqah 18.11 3, Khor Taqah 18.11 20, East Khor 19.11 25.

* Rufous Turtle Dove (Streptopelia orientalis)
Khor Taqah 14.11 2, Khor Taqah 18.11 1 (same).

Palm Dove (Streptopelia senegalensis)
Seeb Airport to Sunub dump 1.11 100, Al Ansaab Lagoons 1.11 50, Sawadi Beach Hotel 1.11 75, Sawadi Beach Hotel 2.11 50, Sawadi to Barka 2.11 100+, Mutrah to Qama Well 3.11 150+, Qama Well to Sur 3.11 20, Ras al Junaiz 4.11 5, Al Ansaab Lagoons 5.11 100, Al Ansaab to Khatmat Malahah 5.11 500, Khatmat Malahah 6.11 25, Khatmat Malahah to Shnass 6.11 100, Sohar Sun Farm 7.11 100, Sunub dump 8.11 10, Al Ansaab Lagoons 8.11 25, Ain Hamran 9.11 100+, Garzaiz Sun Farm 10.11 250, Wadi Hinna 12.11 5, Tawi Attair 12.11 10, Wadi Darbat 12.11 25, Dauka 13.11 10, Khor Taqah 14.11 10, Khor Taqah 15.11 10, Ain Razad 15.11 25, Khor Mughsayl 16.11 1, Mughsayl to near Yemen border 16.11 1, Khor Rouri 18.11 50, East Khor 19.11 10, Ain Hamran 19.11 2.

Namaqua Dove (Oenna capensis)
Sahnoot Sun Farm 11.11 1, West Khor to Salalah 11.11 1.

Bruce’s Green Pigeon (Treron waalia)
Ain Razad 15.11 12.

Ring-necked Parakeet (Psittacula krameri) Total 84
Seeb Airport 1.11 3, Sawadi to Barka 2.11 3, Barka to Mutrah 2.11 4, Mutrah to Qama Well 3.11 40, Al Ansaab to Khatmat Malahah 5.11 3, Khatmat Malahah 6.11 9, Shnass mangrove 6.11 1, Sohar Sun Farm 7.11 18, Salalah 15.11 1, Salalah 19.11 2.

Didric Cuckoo (Chrysococcyx caprius)
Ain Hamran 9.11 1 1k male (photo).

Common Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus)
Khor Mughsayl 16.11 1 male.

Barn Owl (Tyto alba)
Sawadi Beach Hotel 1.11 1 seen.

European Scops Owl (Otus scops)
Dauka 13.11 1 dead, Khor Taqah 14.11 1 seen.

African Scops Owl (Otus senegalensis pamelae) Total 3-4
Ain Sahanoot 9.11 1 male heard, Ain Sahanoot 18.11 3 males heard.

Little Owl (Athene noctua)
Al Ansaab Lagoons 7-8.11 1 heard & seen.

Hume’s Tawny Owl (Strix butleri) Total 3 (2 territories)
Wadi Mughsayl 13.11 1 male heard (tape) & seen + 1 bird seen with the male, Wadi Mughsayl 15.11 1 male heard (tape) & seen (same as 13.11) + 1 male heard (tape) far into the wadi.

Owl sp. (Otus brucei / Athene noctua / ?)
Khatmat Malahah 5.11 1 heard (tape).

European Nightjar (Caprimulgus europaeus (unwini)) Total 7+ + 1 dead
Ain Sahanoot 9.11 2, Khor Rouri 11.11 1 ad. male + 4 female/imm., Dauka 13.11 1 dead male (race unwini - also called Hume’s Nightjar - tail and flight feathers measured), Khor Roui 17.11 1 ad. male + 3 female/imm. (same as 11.11? - one measured - at least one, probably all, race unwini - measured).

Nightjar sp. (Caprimulgus sp.)
Salalah 9.11 2 (probably Hume’s Nightjar (C. europaeus unwini)).

Common Swift (Apus apus - races apus and pekinensis identified)
Near Mutrah 3.11 6, Garzaiz Sun Farm 10.11 200, Wadi Darbat 12.11 75, Khor Taqah 15.11 30 (at least some of these race pekinensis), Mughsayl to near Yemen border and back 16.11 20.

Pallid Swift (Apus pallidus)
Ain Hamran 9.11 15+, East Khor 11.11 3, Garzaiz Sun Farm 10.11 10, Sahnoot Sun Farm 11.11 100, Wadi Hinna 12.11 50, Ras Mirbat 17.11 1, Khor Rouri 18.11 1, Khor Taqah 18.11 1, East Khor 19.11 1.

Common/Pallid Swift (Apus apus/pallidus)
Khor Rouri 18.11 30.

Alpine Swift (Apus melba) Total 8
Near Mutrah 3.11 1, Ain Hamran 9.11 7.

Grey-headed Kingfisher (Halcyon leucocephala)
Ain Hamran 9.11 1 1k, Garzaiz Sun Farm 10.11 1.

Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis)
Shnass mangrove 6.11 8.

Little Green Bee-eater (Merops orientalis) Total 135
Al Ansaab Lagoons 1.11 2, Sawadi to Barka 2.11 18, Mutrah to Qama Well 3.11 20, Ras al Hadd to Al Ansaab 4.11 2, Al Ansaab Lagoons 5.11 2 (same as 1.11), Al Ansaab to Khatmat Malahah 5.11 79, Khatmat Malahah to Shnass 6.11 1, Sohar Sun Farm 7.11 1, Athaiba (beach) 8.11 4, Ain Hamran 9.11 4, Khor Sauli 11.11 1, Salalah to Ras Janjari 14.11 1, Khor Taqah 15.11 2.

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater (Merops superciliosus) Total 386+
Al Ansaab Lagoons 1.11 25, Al Ansaab Lagoons 5.11 50+, Al Ansaab Lagoons 8.11 2, Salalah to Ain Hamran 9.11 3, Ain Hamran 9.11 8, Khor Mughsayl 10.11 3, East Khor 11.11 15, Sahnoot Sun Farm 11.11 15, Khor Salalah 11.11 20, West Khor 11.11 25, Khor Sauli 11.11 15, Khor Sauli to Taqah 11.11 63, Salalah to Wadi Hinna 12.11 45, Wadi Darbat 12.11 50, Khor Taqah 14.11 40, Khor Taqah 15.11 1, Khor Rouri 18.11 2, Khor Taqah 18.11 4.

European Roller (Coracias garrulus) Total 24
Sawadi Beach Hotel 1.11 1, Salalah to Ain Hamran 9.11 3, Garzaiz Sun Farm 10.11 3, Wadi Mughsayl 10.11 1, Salalah to East Khor 11.11 2, East Khor 11.11 1, Tawi Attair to Wadi Darbat 12.11 1, Dauka 13.11 1, Salalah to Ras Janjari 14.11 1, Ain Razad to Garzaiz Sun Farm 15.11 1, Garzaiz Sun Farm 15.11 4, Salalah to Mirbat 17.11 1, Sahnoot Sun Farm 19.11 4.

Indian Roller (Coracias bengalensis) Total 715+
Seeb Airport 1.11 2, Al Ansaab to Sawadi 1.11 40, Sawadi Beach Hotel 1.11 3, Sawadi Beach Hotel 2.11 3, Sawadi to Barka 2.11 43, Mutrah to Qama Well 3.11 16, Qama Well 3.11 1, Ras al Hadd to Al Ansaab 4.11 13, Al Ansaab to Khatmat Malahah 5.11 303+, Sohar 5.11 2, Khatmat Malahah 5.11 1, Khatmat Malahah 6.11 5, Khatmat Malahah to Shnass 6.11 16, Shnass mangrove 6.11 15, Khor Shnass 6.11 2, Sohar Sun Farm 7.11 250.

Hoopoe (Upupa epops) Total 24 + 1 dead
Al Ansaab to Khatmat Malahah 5.11 2, Sohar 5.11 2, Khatmat Malahah 6.11 1, Sohar Sun Farm 7.11 15, Ain Hamran 9.11 2, Ain Sahanoot 9.11 1 dead, Khor Taqah 14.11 1, Khor Rouri 18.11 1.

Wryneck (Jynx torquilla)
Ain Hamran 9.11 1.

Singing Bushlark (Mirafra cantillans) Total 42+
Garzaiz Sun Farm 10.11 1, Sahnoot Sun Farm 11.11 40+, Garzaiz Sun Farm 15.11 1.

Black-crowned Finch Lark (Eremopterix nicriceps)
Sawadi Beach Hotel 1.11 30, Mutrah to Qama Well 3.11 15, Ras al Hadd to Al Ansaab 4.11 9, Khatmat Malahah 6.11 85, Sohar Sun Farm 7.11 3.000+, Garzaiz Sun Farm 10.11 10, Khor Rouri 11.11 16, Salalah to Wadi Hinna 12.11 8, Dauka 13.11 1, Salalah to Ras Janjari and back 14.11 25, Khor Rouri 17.11 3, Khor Rouri 18.11 1.

Desert Lark (Ammomanes deserti) Total 30
Mutrah to Qama Well 3.11 2, Qama Well 3.11 2, Qama Well to Sur 3.11 3, Ras al Junaiz 4.11 6, Ras al Hadd to Al Ansaab 4.11 5, Al Ansaab Lagoons 5.11 5, Khatmat Malahah to Shnass 6.11 3 (one coloured like the race azizi), Salalah to Ras Janjari and back 14.11 4.

Hoopoe Lark (Alaemon alaudipes) Total 19
Sur to Khor Jaramah 3.11 1, Ras al Hadd 4.11 2, Dauka 13.11 10, Dauka to Wadi Ribbut 13.11 4, Wadi Ribbut 13.11 1, near Ain Hamran 19.11 1.

Short-toed Lark (Calandrella brachydactyla) Total 56
Qama Well 3.11 7, Al Ansaab Lagoons 5.11 1, Sohar Sun Farm 7.11 2, Sahnoot Sun Farm 11.11 1, Dauka 13.11 15, Khor Mughsayl 16.11 5, Khor Rouri 18.11 25.

Lark sp. (Eremopterix/Calandrella sp.)
Salalah to Wadi Mughsayl 15.11 flock of 150 small larks seen, probably Black-crowned Finch Lark or Short-toed Lark (Eremopterix nicriceps/Calandrella brachydactyla).

Crested Lark (Galerida cristata)
Sunub dump 1.11 1, Al Ansaab Lagoons 1.11 50, Al Ansaab to Sawadi 1.11 100+, Sawadi Beach Hotel 1.11 30, Sawadi Beach Hotel 2.11 40, Sawadi to Barka 2.11 10+, Mutrah to Qama Well 3.11 40, Al Ansaab Lagoons 5.11 25, Al Ansaab to Khatmat Malahah 5.11 50, Khatmat Malahah 6.11 20+, Khatmat Malahah to Shnass 6.11 30, Shnass mangrove 6.11 6, Khor Shnass 6.11 20, Sohar Sun Farm 7.11 2.000+, Al Ansaab Lagoons 8.11 10, Garzaiz Sun Farm 10.11 20, East Khor 11.11 10, Sahnoot Sun Farm 11.11 30, Sahnoot Sun Farm to Khor Salalah 11.11 6, Khor Taqah 14.11 5, Khor Taqah 15.11 5, Garzaiz Sun Farm 15.11 10.

* Small Skylark (Alauda gulgula)
Sohar Sun Farm 7.11 3.

Sand Martin (Riparia riparia) Total 39
Al Ansaab Lagoons 1.11 1, Al Ansaab Lagoons 5.11 1, Khatmat Malahah 6.11 1, Al Ansaab Lagoons 8.11 4, East Khor 11.11 10, West Khor 11.11 1, Khor Rouri 11.11 7, Khor Taqah 14.11 5, Khor Taqah 15.11 5, Khor Mughsayl 16.11 1, Khor Rouri 18.11 1, East Khor 19.11 1.

African Rock Martin (Ptyonoprogne fuligula)
Seeb Airport to Sunub dump 1.11 20, Mutrah to Qama Well 3.11 20, Ras al Hadd to Al Ansaab 4.11 5, Al Ansaab Lagoons 5.11 10, Sohar Sun Farm 7.11 1, Al Ansaab Lagoons 8.11 10, Sunub dump 8.11 10, Ain Hamran 9.11 45, Wadi Hinna 12.11 20, Tawi Attair 12.11 30, Wadi Darbat 12.11 8, Ras Janjari 14.11 1, Ain Razad 15.11 2, Khor Mughsayl 16.11 5, Mughsayl to near Yemen border and back 16.11 40, Khor Rouri 18.11 8, Taqah 18.11 4, East Khor 19.11 2.

Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)
Sunub dump 1.11 2, Al Ansaab Lagoons 1.11 10, Sawadi Beach Hotel 2.11 1, Sawadi to Barka 2.11 2, Mutrah to Qama Well 3.11 2, Ras al Hadd 4.11 10, Al Ansaab Lagoons 5.11 10, Sohar Sun Farm 7.11 30, Al Ansaab Lagoons 8.11 5, Athaiba (beach) 8.11 1, Garzaiz Sun Farm 10.11 50, Khor Mughsayl 10.11 4, East Khor 11.11 10, Sahnoot Far 11.11 15, Dauka 13.11 20, Khor Taqah 14.11 50, Khor Taqah 15.11 40, Garzaiz Sun Farm 15.11 60, Khor Mughsayl 16.11 1, Khor Rouri 17.11 3, Khor Rouri 18.11 3, Khor Taqah 1.11 5, East Khor 19.11 13.

Red-rumped Swallow (Hirundo daurica)
East Khor 19.11 1.

Tawny Pipit (Anthus campestris) Total 30
Daymaniat Islands 2.11 3, Mutrah to Qama Well 3.11 1, Khatmat Malahah 6.11 1, Khor Shnass 6.11 1, Sohar Sun Farm 7.11 10, Dauka 13.11 8, Khor Mughsayl 16.11 6.

Long-billed Pipit (Anthus similis) Total 4
Mutrah to Qama Well 3.11 1, Al Ansaab lagons 5.11 1, Mughsayl to near Yemen border and back 16.11 2.

Tree Pipit (Anthus trivialis) Total 10
Wadi Hinna 12.11 1, Tawi Attair 12.11 1, Wadi Darbat 12.11 5, Khor Taqah 15.11 2, Garzaiz Sun Farm 15.11 1.

Red-throated Pipit (Anthus cervinus) Total 147
Sawadi Beach Hotel 1.11 1, Sohar Sun Farm 7.11 20, Garzaiz Sun Farm 10.11 10, Khor Mughsayl 10.11 40, Sahnoot Sun Farm 11.11 25, Khor Rouri 11.11 30, Dauka 13.11 2, Khor Taqah 15.11 3, Garzaiz Sun Farm 15.11 10, Khor Mughsayl 16.11 3, Khor Rouri 17.11 2, Khor Rouri 18.11 1.

Water Pipit (Anthus spinoletta) Total 9
Sohar Sun Farm 7.11 5, Al Ansaab Lagoons 8.11 2, Khor Rouri 18.11 2.

Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla flava - races feldegg, flava, thunbergi, lutea and beema identified)
Al Ansaab to Sawadi 1.11 1, Sohar Sun Farm 7.11 10, Garzaiz Sun Farm 10.11 15, Khor Mughsayl 10.11 10, East Khor 11.11 3, Sahnoot Sun Farm 11.11 50, Khor Rouri 11.11 10, Khor Taqah 14.11 5, Khor Taqah 15.11 15, Garzaiz Sun arm 15.11 500+, Khor Mughsayl 16.11 15, Khor Rouri 17.1 15, Khor Rouri 18.11 20, Khor Taqah 18.11 15, East Khor 19.11 15.

Citrine Wagtail (Motacilla citreola) Total 114+
Al Ansaab Lagoons 1.11 1, Mutrah to Qama Well 3.11 1, Al Ansaab Lagoons 5.11 3, Khor Shnass 6.11 1, Sohar Sun Farm 7.11 20, Al Ansaab Lagoons 8.11 5, Khor Mughsayl 10.11 10, East Khor 11.11 5, Sahnoot Sun Farm 11.11 20, West Khor 11.11 1, Khor Sauli 11.11 8, Khor Rouri 11.11 3, Wadi Darbat 12.11 1, Khor Taqah 14.11 15+ (same as 15.11), Khor Taqah 15.11 20, Khor Mughsayl 16.11 6, Khor Rouri 17.11 4, Khor Rouri 18.11 4 (same?), Khor Taqah 18.11 5.

Grey Wagtail (Motacilla cinerea) Total 9
Ain Hamran 9.11 2, Sahnoot Sun Farm 11.11 2, Wadi Hinna 12.11 1, Wadi Darbat 12.11 1, Ain Razad 15.11 3.

White Wagtail (Motacilla alba - races alba and personata identified)
Seeb Airport to Sunub dump 1.11 10, Al Ansaab Lagoons 1.11 10, Sawadi Beach Hotel 1.11 5, Sawadi Beach Hotel 2.11 5, Sawadi to Barka 2.11 5, Mutrah to Qama Well 3.11 5, Qama Well 3.11 5, Ras al Junaiz 4.11 1, Al Ansaab Lagoons 5.11 15, Shnass mangrove 6.11 2, Sohar Sun Farm 7.11 800+ (1 race personata), Al Ansaab Lagoons 8.11 20, Athaiba (beach) 8.11 1, Ain Hamran 9.11 10, Garzaiz Sun Farm 10.11 50, Khor Mughsayl 10.11 20, East Khor 11.11 10, Sahnoot Sun Farm 11.11 400, Tawi Attair 12.11 1, Dauka 13.11 25, Khor Taqah 14.11 20, Khor Taqah 15.11 15, Ain Razad 15.11 1, Garzaiz Sun Farm 15.11 50, Khor Mughsayl 16.11 60, Khor Rouri 18.11 6, Taqah 18.11 5, Khor Taqah 18.11 5, East Khor 19.11 10.

Yellow-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus xanthopygos)
Sunub dump 1.11 20, Mutrah to Qama Well 3.11 10, Qama Well to Sur 3.11 15, Sur to Khor Jaramah 3.11 1, Al Ansaab Lagoons 5.11 4, Sohar 5.11 4, Khatmat Malahah 6.11 16, Khatmat Malahah to Shnass 6.11 5, Shnass mangrove 6.11 2, Sohar Sun Farm 7.11 4, Al Ansaab Lagoons 8.11 1, Salalah to Ain Hamran 9.11 2, Ain Hamran 9.11 50, Ain Sahanoot 9.11 5, Garzaiz Sun Farm 10.11 25, Sahnoot Sun Farm 11.11 6, Khor Sauli 11.11 2, Wadi Hinna 12.11 20, Tawi Attair 12.11 10, Wadi Darbat 12.11 30, Wadi Ribbut 13.11 1, Ras Janjari 14.11 2, Khor Taqah 14.11 20, Khor Taqah 15.11 10, Ain Razad 15.11 50, Garzaiz Sun Farm 15.11 10, Khor Mughsayl 16.11 2, Mughsayl to near Yemen border and back 16.11 30, Salalah to Mirbat 17.11 2, Khor Rouri 18.11 10, Ain Hamran 19.11 3.

Red-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus cafer)
Sawadi Beach Hotel 1.11 4, Sawadi Beach Hotel 2.11 6.

* Thrush Nightingale (Luscinia luscinia) Seventh record if accepted.
Ain Hamran 9.11 1.

Bluethroat (Luscinia svecica) Total 17
Al Ansaab Lagoons 5.11 4, Al Ansaab Lagoons 8.11 2, Khor Rouri 11.11 1, Wadi Darbat 12.11 2, Khor Rouri 17.11 4, Khor Rouri 18.11 4.

Black Redstart (Phoenicurus ochrurus semirufus/phoenicuroides) Total 12
Khatmat Malahah 5.11 3, Khatmat Malahah 6.11 7 males + 1 female, Shnass mangrove 6.11 1.

Common Redstart (Phoenicurus phoenicurus)
Dauka13.11 1.

Blackstart (Cercomela familiaris) Total 94
Sunub dump 1.11 1, Ain Hamran 9.11 35, Ain Sahanoot 9.11 8, Khor Rouri 11.11 1, Wadi Hinna 12.11 15, Tawi Attair 12.11 5, Wadi Darbat 12.11 2, Salalah to Dauka 12.11 1, Wadi Ribbut 13.11 2, Salalah to Ras Janjari 14.11 and back 2, Mughsayl to near Yemen border and back 16.11 20, Salalah to Mirbat 17.11 2.

Isabelline Wheatear (Oenantha isabellina) Total 45
Daymaniat Islands 2.11 2, Khatmat Malahah 6.11 1, Sohar Sun Farm 7.11 15, Salalah to Ain Hamran and back 9.11 3, Ain Hamran 9.11 3, Salalah to Khor Mughsayl 10.11 2, Garzaiz Sun Farm 10.11 4, Sahnoot Sun Farm 11.11 4, Khor Rouri 11.11 1, Dauka 13.11 2, Salalah to Ras Janjari and back 14.11 1, Khor Taqah 15.11 1, Garzaiz Sun Farm 15.11 1, Khor Mughsayl 16.11 1, Mughsayl to near Yemen border and back 16.11 3, Khor Rouri 18.11 1.

Northern Wheatear (Oenantha oenantha)
Sohar Sun Farm 7.11 1.

Pied Wheatear (Oenantha pleschanka)
Daymaniat Islands 2.11 1, Dauka 13.11 2.

Desert Wheatear (Oenantha deserti) Total 327
(Males seen had much white in wing - according to Vaurie this indicates the race O. d. oreophila)
Sawadi Beach Hotel 1.11 2, Sawadi Beach Hotel 2.11 1, Daymaniat Islands 2.11 5, Mutrah to Qama Well 3.11 1, Qama Well 3.11 1, Sur to Khor Jaramah 3.11 2, Khor Jaramah 3.11 1, Ras al Junaiz 4.11 1, Ras al Hadd 4.11 1, Ras al Hadd to Al Ansaab 4.11 1, Al Ansaab Lagoons 5.11 1, Shnass mangrove 6.11 1, Khor Shnass 6.11 1, Sohar Sun Farm 7.11 30, Salalah to Ain Hamran and back 9.11 5, Salalah Beach Villas 9.11 2, Salalah Beach Villas 10.11 2, Garzaiz Sun Farm 10.11 40, Salalah to Khor Mughsayl 10.11 25, Khor Mughsayl 10.11 8, Mughsayl blowhole 10.11 2, East Khor 11.11 3, Sahnoot Sun Farm 11.11 15, West Khor 11.11 5, Khor Sauli 11.11 8, Khor Rouri 11.11 8, Salalah to Wadi Hinna 12.11 9, Tawi Attair 12.11 2, Salalah to Dauka 12.11 1, Dauka 13.11 20, Dauka to Wadi Ribbut 13.11 5, Wadi Ribbut 13.11 4, Wadi Ribbut to Salalah 13.11 2, Salalah to Ras Janjari and back 14.11 20, Khor Taqah 14.11 5, Khor Taqah 15.11 10, Ain Razad to Garzaiz Sun Farm 15.11 5, Garzaiz Sun Farm 15.11 15, Salalah Beach Villas 15.11 1, Khor Mughsayl 16.11 6, Mughsayl to near Yemen border and back 16.11 5, Salalah to Mirbat 17.11 6, Ras Mirbat 17.11 2, Ras Mirbat to Khor Rouri 17.11 10, Khor Rouri 17.11 10, Khor Rouri 18.11 8, Khor Taqah 18.11 4, East Khor 19.11 5.

Red-tailed Wheatear (Oenantha xanthoprymna) Total 17
Sawadi Beach Hotel 1.11 1 (xanthoprymna), Daymaniat Islands 2.11 1 (chrysopygia), Mutrah to Qama Well 3.11 2, Qama Well 3.11 1, Qama Well to Sur 3.11 10, Sur to Khor Jaramah 3.11 1, Al Ansaab Lagoons 5.11 1.

Eastern Pied Wheatear (Oenantha picata picata)
Khatmat Malahah 5.11 1 male, Khatmat Malahah 6.11 1 male (same).

* Mourning Wheatear (Oenantha lugens (persica?)) Sixth record if accepted, first from southern Oman.
Mughsayl to near Yemen border (high in the mountains) 16.11 1.

South Arabian Wheatear (Oenantha lugentoides boscaweni) Total 10
Tawi Attair 12.11 2, Tawi Attair to Wadi Darbat 12.11 3, Mughsayl to near Yemen border and back 16.11 5.

Hume’s Wheatear (Oenantha alboniger) Total 24
Sunub dump 1.11 5, Mutrah to Qama Well 3.11 15, Qama Well to Sur 3.11 1, Sur to Khor Jaramah 3.11 1,
Sunub dump 8.11 2.

Blue Rock Thrush (Monticola solitarius) Total 8
Salalah to Khor Mughsayl 10.11 2 males, Tawi Attair 12.11 2, Salalah to Ras Janjari and back 14.11 1, Ain Razad 15.11 1, Mughsayl to near Yemen border and back 16.11 2.

Song Thrush (Turdus philomelus)
Dauka 13.11 2.

Graceful Prinia (Prinia gracilis)
Seeb Airport 1.11 2, Al Ansaab Lagoons 1.11 25, Sawadi Beach Hotel 1.11 15, Sawadi Beach Hotel 2.11 5, Al Ansaab Lagoons 5.11 20, Sohar 5.11 5, Sohar Sun Farm 7.11 5, Al Ansaab Lagoons 8.11 10, Ain Hamran 9.11 20, Garzaiz Sun Farm 10.11 10, East Khor 11.11 5, Sahnoot Sun Farm 11.11 5, West Khor 11.11 5, Khor Sauli 11.11 10, Khor Rouri 11.11 4, Khor Taqah 14.11 20, Khor Taqah 15.11 10, Mughsayl to near Yemen border and back 16.11 5, Khor Rouri 18.11 10, Khor Taqah 18.11 10, East Khor 19.11 20.

Scrub Warbler (Scotocerca inquieta)
Sunub dump 1.11 1.

Sedge Warbler (Acrocephalus schoenobaenus)
Khor Taqah 18.11 1, East Khor 19.11 1.

European Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus scirpaceus) Total 10+
Al Ansaab Lagoons 5.11 2, Khor Taqah 15.11 2, Khor Taqah 18.11 2+, East Khor 19.11 4.

* Mangrove Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus avicenniae) First record for Oman if accepted.
(Has formerly been described as a subspecies of African Reed Warbler (A. baeticatus), but later evidence shows closer affiliation to European Reed Warbler (A. scirpaceus). According to Dutch Birding Vol. 19, nr. 6, 1997, p. 297, it should be regarded as a separate species (A. avicenniae). Breeds along Read Sea coast in Saudi Arabia and Yemen).
Khor Taqah 18.11 2.

Clamorous Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus stentoreus) Total 66
Al Ansaab Lagoons 5.11 7, Shnass mangrove 6.11 5, Khor Shnass 6.11 1, Al Ansaab Lagoons 8.11 8, Khor Mughsayl 10.11 1, East Khor 11.11 1, Khor Sauli 11.11 10, Khor Taqah 14.11 15, Khor Taqah 15.11 8 (same), Khor Mughsayl 16.11 1, Khor Rouri 17.11 6 (same as 18.11), Khor Rouri 18.11 15, Khor Taqah 18.11 5 (same as 14.11), East Khor 19.11 2.

Olivaceous Warbler (Hippolais pallida)
Ain Hamran 9.11 1.

Booted Warbler (Hippolais caligata rama)
Shnass mangrove 6.11 3 heard.

Ménétries’ Warbler (Sylvia mystacea) Total 8
Sawadi Beach Hotel 2.11 1, Khatmat Malahah 6.11 2, Sohar Sun Farm 7.11 1, Al Ansaab Lagoons 8.11 1, Ain Hamran 9.11 2, Dauka 13.11 1 male.

Desert Warbler (Sylvia nana) Total 13
Sawadi Beach Hotel 1.11 2, Sawadi Beach Hotel 2.11 1, Daymaniat Islands 2.11 5, Qama Well to Sur 3.11 1, Dauka 13.11 2, Salalah to Ras Janjari 14.11 1, Ras Janjari 14.11 1.

Arabian Warbler (Sylvia leucomelaena) Total 12
Ain Hamran 9.11 10, Khor Rouri 14.11 1, Ain Hamran 19.11 1.

Orphean Warbler (Sylvia hortensis)
Khatmat Malahah 6.11 1, Ain Hamran 9.11 1, Ain Hamran 19.11 1.

Lesser Whitethroat (Sylvia curruca curruca)
Dauka 13.11 1, Ain Razad 15.11 1.

* Hume’s Lesser Whitethroat (Sylvia (curruca) althaea) Second record if accepted.
Sunub dump 1.11 1.

Dessert Lesser Whitethroat (Sylvia (curruca) minula) Total 35
Sunub dump 1.11 5, Al Ansaab Lagoons 5.11 1, Khatmat Malahah 5.11 3, Khatmat Malahah 6.11 20, Sunub dump 8.11 2, Ain Hamran 9.11 4.

Whitethroat (Sylvia communis icterops) Total 7
Garzaiz Sun Farm 10.11 5 (icterops), Wadi Darbat 12.11 1, Dauka 13.11 1 (icterops).

Wood Warbler (Phylloscopus sibilatrix)
Wadi Hinna 12.11 1.

Plain Leaf Warbler (Phylloscopus neglectus)
Khatmat Malahah 5.11 1, Khatmat Malahah 6.11 5+.

Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita - the race tristis heard/seen, possibly other forms overlooked) Total 36
Al Ansaab Lagoons 5.11 2, Al Ansaab Lagoons 8.11 3, Ain Hamran 9.11 2, Khor Sauli 11.11 1, Dauka 13.11 25, Ras Janjari 14.11 1, Khor Taqah 14.11 1, Khor Taqah 15.11 1.

Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus)
Khor Taqah 15.11 1.

Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata) Total 3
Sawadi Beach Hotel 1.11 1, Sawadi Beach Hotel 2.11 1 (same), Dauka 13.11 1, Ain Razad 15.11 1.

African Paradise Flycatcher (Terpsiphone viridis harterti) Total 41
Ain Hamran 9.11 25, Wadi Hinna 12.11 6, Tawi Attair 12.11 2, Ain Razad 15.11 8, Ain Hamran 19.11 4 (same as 9.11?).

Arabian Babbler (Turdoides squamiceps) Total 24
Sunub dump 1.11 3, Qama Well to Sur 3.11 2, Al Ansaab Lagoons 5.11 1, Khatmat Malahah 5.11 8, Khatmat Malahah 6.11 10.

Nile Valley Sunbird (Anthreptes metallicus)
Ain Hamran 9.11 1 female.

Purple Sunbird (Nectarinia asiatica brevirostris) Total 92
Sunub dump 1.11 9, Sawadi Beach Hotel 1.11 10, Sawadi Beach Hotel 2.11 6, Qama Well 3.11 1 male, Al Ansaab Lagoons 5.11 40, Sohar 5.11 10, Khatmat Malahah 6.11 10, Sohar Sun Farm 7.11 2, Sunub dump 8.11 4.

Shining Sunbird (Nectarinia habessinica) Total 34+
Ain Hamran 9.11 20+, Garzaiz Sun Farm 10.11 3, Wadi Mughsayl 10.11 1, Sahnoot Sun Farm 11.11 1, Wadi Hinna 12.11 3, Khor Taqah 15.11 1, Ain Razad 15.11 4, Khor Rouri 18.11 1.

Palestine Sunbird (Nectarinia osea) Total 12
Ain Hamran 9.11 1, Tawi Attair 12.11 2 males, Khor Taqah 14.11 1, Ain Razad 15.11 5, Khor Taqah 18.11 3 males.

White-breasted White-eye (Zosterops abyssinica)
Ain Hamran 9.11 30, Ain Sahanoot 9.11 2, Garzaiz Sun Farm 10.11 2, Wadi Hinna 12.11 50, Wadi Darbat 12.11 30, Ain Razad 15.11 35, Ain Hamran 19.11 8.

Black-crowned Tchagra (Tchagra senegala percivali)
Ain Hamran 9.11 4.

Isabelline Shrike (Lanius isabellinus - races isabellinus and phoenicuroides seen, speculigerus possibly overlooked) Total 175-6
Mutrah to Qama Well 3.11 1?, Al Ansaab Lagoons 5.11 10, Al Ansaab to Khatmat Malahah 5.11 3, Khatmat Malahah 6.11 1, Shnass mangrove 6.11 4, Sohar Sun Farm 7.11 1, Al Ansaab Lagoons 8.11 1, Salalah to Ain Hamran and back 9.11 2, Ain Hamran 9.11 3, Garzaiz Sun Farm 10.11 50, Salalah to Khor Mughsayl 10.11 2, Khor Mughsayl 10.11 3, East Khor 11.11 3, Sahnoot Sun Farm 11.11 10, Khor Sauli 11.11 3, Khor Rouri 11.11 2, Salalah to Wadi Hinna 12.11 1, Wadi Hinna 12.11 1, Wadi Darbat 12.11 2, Dauka 13.11 2, Salalah to Ras Janjari and back 14.11 6, Ras Janjari 14.11 1, Khor Taqah 14.11 20, Khor Taqah 15.11 10, Khor Mughsayl 16.11 2, Mughsayl to near Yemen border and back 16.11 2, Khor Rouri 17.11 1, Khor Rouri 18.11 15, Khor Taqah 18.11 10, East Khor 19.11 4.

Great Grey Shrike (Lanius excubitor - forms aucheri and pallidirostris identified) Total 124
Sunub dump 1.11 2, Sawadi Beach Hotel 1.11 2, Sawadi Beach Hotel 2.11 2, Mutrah to Qama Well 3.11 15, Qama Well to Sur 3.11 6, Sur to Khor Jaramah 3.11 3, Ras al Junaiz 4.11 1, Ras al Hadd to Al Ansaab 4.11 2, Al Ansaab to Khatmat Malahah 5.11 39, Khatmat Malahah 5.11 1, Khatmat Malahah 6.11 8, Khatmat Malahah to Shnass 6.11 8, Shnass mangrove 6.11 1, Khor Shnass 6.11 1, Sohar Sun Farm 7.11 15, Sunub dump 8.11 2, Salalah to Ain Hamran 9.11 1, East Khor 11.11 1 (pallidirostris), Sahnoot Sun Farm 11.11 2 (both pallidirostris), Sahnoot Sun Farm to Khor Salalah 11.11 2, Wadi Darbat to Salalah 12.11 1, Salalah to Dauka 12.11 1, Dauka 13.11 2, Salalah to Ras Janjari and back 14.11 1, Khor Taqah 14.11 1 (pallidirostris), Khor Rouri 17.11 1 (pallidirostris), Khor Rouri 18.11 2 (pallidirostris), Khor Taqah to Salalah 18.11 1.

House Crow (Corvus splendens)
Sunub dump 1.11 1, Al Ansaab to Sawadi 1.11 25, Sawadi Beach Hotel 1.11 30, Sawadi Beach Hotel 2.11 20, Sawadi to Barka 2.11 250, Mutrah to Qama Well 3.11 20, Qama Well 3.11 6, Al Ansaab to Khatmat Malahah 5.11 428, Sohar 5.11 20, Khatmat Malahah 5.11 15, Khatmat Malahah 6.11 60, Khatmat Malahah to Shnass 6.11 50, Khor Shnass 6.11 20, Sohar Sun Farm 7.11 2.000+, Athaiba (beach) 8.11 1.

Brown-necked Raven (Corvus ruficollis)
Sunub dump 1.11 100+, Mutrah to Qama Well 3.11 15, Qama Well 3.11 3, Ras al Junaiz 4.11 25, Ras al Hadd 4.11 3, Al Ansaab Lagoons 5.11 10, Khatmat Malahah 6.11 2, Sunub dump 8.11 50+, Dauka 13.11 2.

Fan-tailed Raven (Corvus rhipidurus)
Salalah to Ain Hamran and back 9.11 25, Ain Hamran 9.11 50, Salalah to Khor Mughsayl 10.11 2, Mughsayl blowhole 10.11 2, Khor Sauli 11.11 10, Salalah to Wadi Hinna 12.11 50, Wadi Hinna 12.11 15, Tawi Attair 12.11 25, Tawi Attair to Wadi Darbat 12.11 50, Wadi Darbat 12.11 10, Salalah to Dauka 12.11 50, Wadi Ribbut to Salalah 13.11 40, Salalah to Ras Janjari and back 14.11 50, Salalah to Khor Taqah 15.11 10, Khor Taqah 15.11 2, Khor Taqah to Ain Razad 15.11 60, Khor Mughsayl 16.11 10, Mughsayl to near Yemen border and back 16.11 60, Salalah to Mirbat 17.11 80, Khor Rouri 17.11 2, Khor Rouri 18.11 2, Taqah 18.11 60, Sahnoot Sun Farm 19.11 6, Ain Hamran 19.11 40.

Tristram’s Grackle (Onychognathus tristramii)
Ain Hamran 9.11 50, Salalah to Khor Mughsayl 10.11 1, Khor Mughsayl 10.11 30, Sahnoot Sun Farm to Khor Salalah 11.11 2, Salalah to Wadi Hinna 12.11 30, Wadi Hinna 12.11 30, Tawi Attair 12.11 40, Wadi Darbat 12.11 20, Salalah to Ras Janjari and back 14.11 30, Ain Razad 15.11 8, Khor Mughsayl 16.11 37, Mughsayl to near Yemen border and back 16.11 150, Salalah to Mirbat 17.11 5, Ras Mirbat to Khor Rouri 17.11 6, Khor Rouri 18.11 30, Taqah 18.11 25.

Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) Total 4
Garzaiz Sun Farm 10.11 1, Khor Rouri 18.11 1, East Khor 19.11 2.

Rose-coloured Starling (Sturnus roseus) Total 106
Garzaiz Sun Farm 10.11 75, Salalah to Khor Mughsayl 10.11 30, Khor Taqah 14.11 1.

Wattled Starling (Creatophora cinerea)
Khor Taqah 14.11 60, Khor Taqah 18.11 45.

Common Mynah (Acridotheres tristis) Total 98
Seeb Airport to Sunub dump 1.11 30, Al Ansaab to Sawadi 1.11 1, Barka to Mutrah 2.11 30, Mutrah 3.11 4, Mutrah to Qama Well 3.11 10, Al Ansaab to Khatmat Malahah 5.11 15, Sohar 5.11 1, Khatmat Malahah 6.11 2, Sohar Sun Farm 7.11 5.

House Sparrow (Passer domesticus hufufae)
Seeb Airport to Sunub dump 1.11 100, Al Ansaab to Sawadi 1.11 300+, Sawadi Beach Hotel 1.11 100+, Sawadi Beach Hotel 2.11 150+, Mutrah to Qama Well 3.11 250+, Al Ansaab Lagoons 5.11 300, Khatmat Malahah 5.11 500, Khatmat Malahah 6.11 500+, Khatmat Malahah to Shnass 6.11 250+, Sohar Sun Farm 7.11 50, Al Ansaab Lagoons 8.11 50.

Pale Rock Sparrow (Carpospiza brachydactyla)
Khor Sauli 11.11 7.

Rüppell’s Weaver (Ploceus galbula)
Ain Hamran 9.11 250+, Garzaiz Sun Farm 10.11 250, Wadi Hinna 12.11 30, near Garzaiz Sun Farm 12.11 20, near Garzaiz Sun Farm 13.11 25, Khor Taqah 14.11 30+, Khor Taqah 15.11 50, Ain Razad 15.11 10, Khor Rouri 18.11 30, Khor Taqah 18.11 25, Ain Hamran 19.11 10.

(*) Jackson’s Golden-backed Weaver (Ploceus jacksoni)
Al Ansaab Lagoons 5.11 1 ad. male. Known as an escaped individual.

Indian Silverbill (Euodice malabarica) Total 144
Sunub dump 1.11 20, Al Ansaab Lagoons 1.11 20, Mutrah to Qama Well 3.11 10, Ras al Junaiz 4.11 10, Al Ansaab Lagoons 5.11 4, Khatmat Malahah 6.11 10, Khatmat Malahah to Shnass 6.11 4, Shnass mangrove 6.11 4, Sohar Sun Farm 7.11 50, Sunub dump 8.11 6, Al Ansaab Lagoons 8.11 6.

African Silverbill (Euodice cantans) Total 146
Ain Hamran 9.11 40, Garzaiz Sun Farm 10.11 10, East Khor 11.11 2, Sahnoot Sun Farm 11.11 8, Wadi Hinna 12.11 15, Tawi Attair 12.11 5, Wadi Darbat 12.11 20, Khor Taqah 14.11 15, Khor Taqah 15.11 9, Garzaiz Sun Farm 15.11 2, Khor Rouri 18.11 10, Khor Taqah 18.11 10.

* Yemen Serin (Serinus menachensis) Total 35
Tawi Attair 12.11 15 (photo), Mughsayl to near Yemen border (4,1 km. down route 45 towards Rakhyut) 16.11 20 (photo).

House Bunting (Emberiza striolata)
Sunub dump 1.11 3.

African Rock Bunting (Emberiza tahapisi)
Ain Hamran 9.11 55, Ain Sahanoot 9.11 8, Wadi Hinna 12.11 50, Tawi Attair 12.11 100, Wadi Darbat 12.11 25, Ain Razad 15.11 10, Mughsayl to near Yemen border and back 16.11 30, Ain Hamran 19.11 5.

Land-mammals:

Bat sp. (Chiroptera sp.)
Ain Sahanoot 9.11 50+ (small).

Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes)
Wadi Mughsayl 15.11 3.

Quilled Porcupine (Hystrix cristata)
Khor Rouri 18.11 (quills found).

Jerbil sp. (Dipodidae sp.)
Khor Rouri 17.11 1.

Cape Hare (Lepus capensis)
Dauka 13.11 1.

Arabian Gazelle (Gazella gazella)
Qama Well to Sur 3.11 2, Ras Janjari 14.11 1.

Rock Hyrax (Heterohyrax brucei)
Ain Sahanoot 9.11 4, Mughsayl to near Yemen border 16.11 2.

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