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Birdwatching in the United Arab Emirates.

List of Species.

The names follow the publication Holarctis fåglar, a list made by SOF (the swedish national birdwatching society)

 27 December 1994 to 7 January 1995.

Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis.
Noted at Ramtha tip 27.12 and 6.1, about five specimen, and at least ten individuals at Zabeel Fish Farm 2.1.

Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis.
One bird seen at Zabeel Fish Farm 2.1 and about 60 at Ramtha tip 6.1.

Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo. Seen at Khor al Beidah, Khor Kalba,
Emirates Golf Course, Khor Dubai and Zabeel Fish Farm. Greatest number about 100 at Khor al Beidah 27.12.

Socotra Cormorant Phalacrocorax nigrogularis.
About 1000 Socotra Cormorants noted flying north near Umm al Quwain 5.1. Also seen at Khor al Beidah 27.12 and 5.1.

Black-crowned Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax.
Seen near Ain al Fayidah 31.12, at Emirates Golf Course 2.1(3 specimen), Zabeel Fish Farm 2.1(about 25 individuals) and at Ramtha tip 6.1.

Striated Heron Butorides striatus brevipes.
Two birds on a pier in Umm al Quwain 5.1.

Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis.
About ten birds seen at Ramtha tip 27.12 and four individuals seen at Al Wathba camel race track 3.1.

Indian Pond Heron Ardeola grayii.
Noted at Fujeirah farm 28.12 and between 10 and 20 individuals at Khor Kalba 30.12. Some individuals maybe confused with Squacco Heron(A. ralloides).

Western Reef Egret Egretta gularis.
Fairly common, seen at Khor al Beidah (about 50 specimen), Ramtha tip, Khor Kalba, Khor Dubai and Zabeel Fish Farm.

Little Egret Egretta garzetta.
Noted mostly in small numbers at Khor al Beidah, Ramtha tip, Fujeirah farm, Khor Kalba and Zabeel Fish Farm(about 35 individuals).

Great Egret Egretta alba.
Noted mostly in small numbers at Khor al Beidah, Ramtha tip, Fujeirah farm, Khor Dubai(about 25 individuals) and Zabeel Fish Farm (at least 15 birds).

Grey Heron Ardea cinerea.
Common. Noted a.i. at Khor al Beidah, Ramtha tip, Khor Kalba, and Zabeel Fish Farm.

Purple Heron Ardea purpur.
One Purple Heron flushed at Ramtha tip 6.1.

Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia.
Seen at Khor al Beidah, Ramtha tip (13 specimen 6.1) and Khor Dubai.

Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber.
Noted at Khor al Beidah (at least 150 individuals), Khor Dubai (about 1000) and Ramtha tip (30).

Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus.
A young bird seen at Ramtha tip 27.12 and 6.1 together with a Greylag Goose. This bird was the first record in the UAE, it had been there since november.

Greylag Goose Anser anser. (The Eastern race).
Seen at Ramtha tip, Emirates Golf Course (about ten individuals) and at Al Wathba camel race track.

Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna.
Noted at Ramtha tip 27.12.

Eurasian Wigeon Anas penelope.
Noted at Ramtha tip 6.1.

Gadwall Anas strepera.
Noted at Ramtha tip (20 or so) and Zabeel Fish Farm.

Common Teal Anas crecca.
Khor al Beidah, Emirates Golf Course, Khor Dubai, Zabeel Fish Farm and Ramtha tip (hundreds).

Mallard Anas platyrhynchos.
Common anywhere where it is water.

Nothern Pintail Anas acuta.
Noted in small numbers at Ramtha tip, Fujeirah farm, Ain al Fayidah and Khor Dubai.

Garganey Anas querquedula.
Noted at Ramtha tip 27.12.

Nothern Shoveler Anas clypeata.
Noted at Ramtha tip (200 or so) and at the Emirates Golf Course.

Common Pochard Aythya ferina.
About 10 individuals at Ramtha tip.

Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula.
One seen at Ain al Fayidah 31.12 and four seen at Khor Dubai 7.1.

Black Kite Milvus migrans.
Two individuals flying near Al Ain camel race track 29.12. A rare winter visitor in the UAE.

Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus.
At least six birds seen in Jebel Hafeet 31.12 and at least four birds between Buraimi and Mahdah (Oman) 8.1.

Short-toed Eagle Circaetus gallicus.
Two birds seen in Oman between the Hatta Road and Mahdah 4.1 and one or two birds seen between Buraimi and Mahdah (Oman) 8.1.

Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus.
Seen almost everyday in different habitats, mostly young birds.

Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus.
Two individuals seen at Al Ain camel race track 29.12 (one male and one female/immature), one male seen by the road between Al Ain and Dubai 29.12, one female noted at Al Wathba camel race track 3.1 and one female by the road between Dubai and Al Ain 8.1.

Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus.
A male and a female seen at Al Ain camel race track 29.12.

Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus.
Fairly common, single birds noted at Fujeirah farm, Emirates Golf Course, Zabeel Fish Farm, Al Wathba camel race track, Ramtha tip and in Oman.

Lesser Spotted Eagle Aquila pomarina.
An old immature seen at Ramtha tip 6.1.

Greater Spotted Eagle Aquila clanga.
An old bird at Ramtha tip 27.12, an old immature at Al Ain camel race track 29.12, an old bird at Khor Dubai and probably the same old bird plus a first winter bird at Zabeel Fish Farm 2.1 and finally two adult birds at Khor al Beidah 5.1.

Steppe Eagle Aquila nipalensis.
A first winter bird seen by the road between Buraimi and Mahdah (Oman) 8.1.

Bonelli's Eagle Hieraaetus fasciatus.
A first winter bird seen at Fujeirah farm 28.12.

Osprey Pandion haliaetus.
Seen at Khor al Beidah, Khor Kalba, and Khor Dubai (three individuals 2.1).

Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus.
Seen almost everyday.

Saker Falcon Falco cherrug.
A bird with jesses seen at Ramtha tip 6.1.

Barbary Falcon Falco pelegrinoides.
An old bird with jesses seen near the Hanging Gardens in Oman 8.1.

Chukar Alectoris chukar.
Five birds seen at Zabeel Fish Farm 2.1. (Introduced?)

Sand Partridge Ammoperdix heyi.
Seen in Masafi 28.12 (ten birds or so), about ten birds in Jebel Hafeet 31.12, five birds near Mahdah (Oman) 4.1 and two individuals seen near Hanging Gardens (Oman) 8.1.

Grey Francolin Francolinus pondicerianus.
Common. Seen or heard a.i. at Ramtha tip, Zabeel Fish Farm and Al Wathba.

Common Quail Coturnix coturnix.
Flushed at Al Wathba camel tace track 3.1.

Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus.
Noted at Ramtha tip and at Zabeel Fish Farm.

Eurasian Coot Fulica atra.
Noted at Emirates Golf Course, Zabeel Fish Farm and at Ramtha tip.

Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus.
Seen at Khor al Beidah (about 50 individuals) and at Khor Dubai.

Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus.
Seen at Ramtha tip (between 25 and 50 individuals), at the Emirates Golf Course (about 20 specimen) and a single bird near Zabeel Fish Farm.

Crab Plover Dromas ardeola.
We saw a flock including about 350 birds plus some lonely birds at Khor al Beidah 27.12. Also noted at the same place 5.1, not counted.

Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius.
One bird seen near Mahdah (Oman) 31.12.

Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula.
Seen in small numbers, i.e. at Khor al Beidah and Khor Dubai.

Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus.
One of the most numerous waders, seen for example at Khor al Beidah (we estimated about 500 specimen), Ramtha tip (about 250 specimen) and Khor Kalba (at least 150 individuals).

Lesser Sand Plover Charadrius mongolus.
Common. Seen a.i. at Khor al Beidah (about 300 27.12), Khor Kalba and Khor Dubai.

Greater Sand Plover Charadrius leschenaultii.
Seen at the same places as Lesser Sand Plover, but in smaller numbers. Sometimes hard to separate from the latter, and therefore difficult to estimate numbers, especially when you have to examine hundreds of birds.

Pacific Golden Plover Pluvialis fulva.
We counted 15 birds at Khor Dubai 7.1.

Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola.
About 50 birds seen at Khor al Beidah 27.12 is the best record. Also seen at Ramtha tip, Khor Kalba and Khor Dubai.

Red-wattled Lapwing Vanellus indicus.
Fairly common. About 90 birds flew over Fujeirah farm 28.12. Also seen at Ramtha tip, Ain al Fayidah, Emirates Golf Course and at Zabeel Fish Farm.

White-tailed Lapwing Vanellus leucurus.
One bird seen at Ramtha tip 27.12.

Great Knot Calidris tenuirostris.
We counted ten birds at Khor al Beidah 27.12 and at least four birds at the same place 5.1.

Sanderling Calidris alba.
16 Sanderlings noted near Khor Kalba 30.12, and one bird at Khor Dubai 2.1.

Little Stint Calidris minuta.
Fairly common, but we never counted more than 50 individuals. Khor al Beidah, Ramtha tip, Emirates Golf Course and Khor Dubai.

Temminck's Stint Calidris temminckii.
Small numbers noted at Khor al Beidah 27.12 and at Ramtha tip 6.1.

Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea.
Almost always found in small numbers among Dunlins.

Dunlin Calidris alpina.
Common. About 500 individuals at Khor Dubai. Also seen a.i. at Khor al Beidah, Ramtha tip and Khor Kalba.

Broad-billed Sandpiper Limicola falcinellus.
We saw four individuals among the Dunlins at Khor Dubai 2.1. At the same place 7.1 we saw at least 33.

Ruff Philomachus pugnax.
One bird seen at the Emirates Golf Course 2.1.

Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago.
Some birds flushed at Ramtha tip 27.12 and 6.1. Seen at Fujeirah farm 28.12. At least 30 Common Snipes flushed several times in a pool by the Emirates Golf Course 2.1.

Pintail Snipe Gallinago stenura.
At least three birds among the flushed Common Snipes at the Emirates Golf Course 2.1.

Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa.
15 birds seen at Ramtha tip 27.12 and 6.1, and a flock containing about 80 birds seen at Khor Dubai 7.1.

Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica.
We estimated 500 birds or so at Khor al Beidah, and one flock containing the same number at Khor Dubai.

Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus.
About 15 specimen seen at Khor al Beidah 27.12.

Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata.
Seen at Khor al Beidah(100 or so) and Khor Dubai. Many birds were very long-billed, suggesting race orientalis.

Common Redshank Tringa totanus.
Often seen, but not in very large numbers.

Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis.
We did look for it, but we only saw one individual - at the Emirates Golf Course 2.1.

Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia.
Often seen, but not in very large numbers.

Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus.
Single birds seen at Ramtha tip 27.12, Fujeirah farm 28.12 and near Al Wathba Camel Race Track 3.1.

Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola.
Noted at Ramtha tip 27.12.

Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus.
Common at Khor al Beidah, must have been at least 300 in the area. At least 30 individuals seen at Khor Dubai 2.1.

Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos.
Single birds seen at Ramtha tip, Fujeirah farm, Emirates Golf Course and Zabeel Fish Farm.

Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres.
About 15 at Khor al Beidah 27.12 and three birds seen by Umm al Quwain 5.1.

Pomarine Jaeger Stercorarius pomarinus.
Distant Jaegers seen at Dibba bay 28.12, Khor Kalba 30.12 (about five individuals) and Umm al Quwain 5.1, refered to as Pomarine Jaegers though we often only had statistical evidence. One or two birds near Khor Kalba clearly identified.

Sooty Gull Larus hemprichii.
About 15 birds seen at Dibba bay 28.12 and about 30 specimen near Khor Kalba 30.12.

Great Black-headed Gull Larus ichthyaetus.
One adult noted near Khor Kalba 30.12, three adults and one first winter bird seen above Zabeel Fish Farm 2.1 and six adults and one immature seen outside Umm al Quwain 5.1.

Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus.
One 1:st winter bird seen at Ramtha tip 27.12.

Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus.
Abundant.

Slender-billed Gull Larus genei.
Common. Often seen together with Black-headed Gull. Greatest record about 300 birds noted at Khor Dubai 7.1.

Herring Gull Larus argentatus.
The cachinnans-race common. Birds showing barabensis-characters also seen in small numbers, for example at Khor al Beidah.

Gull-billed Tern Sterna nilotica.
Seen at Khor al Beidah (about 100 birds 5.1) and in small numbers at Khor Dubai.

Caspian Tern Sterna caspia.
Seen at Khor al Beidah 27.12, and at Khor Dubai 2.1 (16 specimen) and 7.1.

Greater Crested Tern Sterna bergii.
About five individuals at Dibba bay 28.12 and three or so near Khor Kalba 30.12.

Lesser Crested Tern Sterna bengalensis.
About 25 specimen among Sandwich Terns ten kilometers south from Dibba 28.12. About 50 birds dogging fishermen near Khor Kalba 30.12, and a few birds seen at Umm al Quwain 5.1.

Sandwich Tern Sterna sandvicensis.
Most common tern, especially along the east coast. At least 200 at the beach near Khor Kalba (fishermen emptying nets) 30.12.

White-cheeked Tern Sterna repressa.
9 individuals seen a few kilometers north from Khor Kalba 30.12.

Little Tern Sterna albifrons.
At least two individuals seen outside Khor Kalba 30.12 and two individuals observed at Khor al Beidah 5.1. The race appearing is saundersi (Saunders's Little Tern).

Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybridus.
Seen at Ramtha tip 27.12 and 6.1, about 40 birds, mostly adults. One adult bird also seen near Khor Kalba 30.12.

White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus.
1st winter birds seen twice; one individual at Ramtha tip 27.12 and two individuals 30.12 near Khor Kalba.

Lichtenstein's Sandgrouse Pterocles lichtensteinii.
Two birds seen in Masafi 28.12 and about 20 birds seen near Hanging Gardens (Oman) 8.1.

Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse Pterocles exustus.
We saw about 60 birds at Al Ain camel race track 29.12, at least 15 near Ain al Fayidah 31.12, 30 birds or so near the Emirates Golf Course 2.1 and a whole lot (i.a. one flock about 280 birds) at Al Wathba camel race track 3.1.

Rock Dove Columba livia.
Some seen in Jebel Hafeet 31.12. Domestic Doves also often seen.

Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto.
Common.

Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis.
We had to live with them everyday.

Rose-ringed Parakeet Psittacula krameri.
Single birds or small groups seen almost everyday.

Striated Scops Owl Otus brucei.
Two individuals seen in lamplight in Mushrif National Park 7.1.

Pallid Swift Apus pallidus.
Often seen in Dubai in different numbers. Also seen in other places.

Collared Kingfisher Halcyon chloris.
One individual of this endemic race seen at Khor Kalba 30.12.

Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis.
Between five and ten specimen seen at Khor Kalba 30.12.

Green Bee-eater Merops orientalis.
Common and seen almost every day.

Indian Roller Coracias benghalensis.
Common, especially the eastern parts of the country (i.e. around Dibba and Khor Kalba).

Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops.
Four specimen seen at Khor al Beidah 27.12, three individuals at the Emirates Golf Course 2.1, one seen at Ramtha tip 6.1 and one seen at Dubai camel race track 7.1.

Black-crowned Sparrow-lark
Eremopterix nigriceps. Abouts ten individuals seen at Khor al Beidah 27.12, one noted at Al Ain camel race track 29.12, about 20 individuals noted at Khor Kalba and ten or so noted at Al Wathba camel race track 3.1.

Desert Lark Ammomanes deserti.
Common in Masafi, in Jebel Hafeet and in the visited areas of Oman.

Greater Hoopoe Lark Alaemon alaudipes.
Noted at Khor al Beidah 27.12 (9 specimen) and 5.1 (2 or 3 specimen). One individual seen at Al Wathba camel race track 3.1.

Bimaculated Lark Melanocorypha bimaculata.
At least six specimen noted at Al Ain camel race track 29.12.

Greater Short-toed Lark Calandrella brachydactyla.
We estimated about 200 at Al Ain camel race track 29.12 and 60 or so at Al Wathba camel race track 3.1.

Lesser Short-toed Lark Calandrella rufescens.
At least four specimen seen at Al Ain camel race track 29.12.

Crested Lark Galerida cristata.
Very common.

Oriental Skylark Alauda gulgula.
One individual seen at Al Wathba camel race track 3.1.

Eurasian Skylark Alauda arvensis.
A few individuals noted at Al Ain camel race track 29.12 and at Al Wathba camel race track 3.1.

Sand Martin Riparia riparia.
Seen at Al Ain camel race track 29.12, Al Wathba race track 3.1 and at Ramtha tip 6.1.

Rock Martin Hirundo fuligula (obsoleta) (Pale Crag Martin).
Often seen, mostly in mountains.

Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica.
Noted at Al Ain camel race track 29.12 and at Al Wathba camel race track 3.1.

Richard's Pipit Anthus richardi.
Two specimen noted at Al Wathba camel race track 3.1.

Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris.
Very common in suitable habitats, a.i. at Al Ain and Al Wathba camel race tracks.

Long-billed Pipit Anthus similis.
At least two birds seen in Masafi 28.12, and one individual noted between the Hatta road and Mahdah (Oman) 4.1.

Meadow Pipit Anthus pratensis.
Noted at Al Wathba camel race track 3.1.

Red-throated Pipit Anthus cervinus.
Noted at Khor al Beidah 27.12, at Al Ain camel race track 29.12 and at Al Wathba camel race track 3.1 (30 or 40 individuals).

Water Pipit Anthus spinoletta.
About 100 birds noted at Al Wathba camel race track 3.1. Also noted at Al Ain camel race track, Ain al Fayidah and Ramtha tip.

Buff-bellied Pipit Anthus rubescens.
One individual of the race japonicus seen at Al Wathba camel race track 3.1.

Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava.
At least two individuals showing beema-characters noted at Fujeirah farm 28.12.

Citrine Wagtail Motacilla citreola.
Two birds seen at Fujeirah farm 28.12, one noted at the Emirates Golf Course 2.1 and two females seen at Ramtha tip 6.1.

Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea.
At least two individuals noted at Fujeirah farm 28.12.

White Wagtail Motacilla alba.
Common. Two personata-like males noted at Fujeirah farm 28.12.

White-eared Bulbul Pycnonotus leucotis.
Seen at Ramtha tip, Zabeel Fish Farm and Al Wathba camel race track.

Red-vented Bulbul Pycnonotus cafer.
Seen at the Emirates Golf Course and at Zabeel Fish Farm.

White-spectacled Bulbul Pycnonotus xanthopygos.
Noted in Masafi, at Al Ain camel race track, Ain al Fayidah, and near Mahdah (Oman).

Bluethroat Luscinia svecica.
Noted at Fujeirah farm 28.12, a male at Ain al Fayidah 31.12, two birds at Emirates Golf Course 2.1, about four individuals at Al Wathba camel race track 3.1 and three or so at Ramtha tip 6.1.

Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros.
Noted in Masafi 28.12, near Mahdah (Oman) 31.12, 4.1 and 8.1 and near Quarn Nazwa 4.1. The males showed semirufus-characters.

Common Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus.
A female of the race samamisicus seen near Mahdah (Oman) 31.12.

Common Stonechat Saxicola torquata.
One specimen seen at the Emirates Golf Course 2.1, and six specimen at and near Al Wathba camel race track 3.1.

Isabelline Wheatear Oenanthe isabellina.
Greatest number about 20 birds at Al Ain camel race tracks. Also noted at Khor Kalba, Emirates Golf Course and Al Wathba camel race track.

Desert Wheatear Oenanthe deserti.
Common. At least ten individuals (about seven males) seen at Khor al Beidah 27.12. Also seen a.i. at Al Ain and Al Wathba camel race tracks.

Red-tailed Wheatear Oenanthe xanthoprymna.
Common at rocky grounds and in mountains. Noted i.a. in Masafi and in the visited mountains of Oman.

Variable Wheatear (Eastern Pied Wheatear) Oenanthe picata picata.
A male and a female seen at Quarn Nazwa 4.1.

Hooded Wheatear Oenanthe monacha.
Two adult males and one 1:st winter male seen in Jebel Hafeet 31.12. Between the Hatta road and Mahdah (Oman) we saw one female, one adult male and two 1st winter males 4.1.

Hume's Wheatear Oenanthe alboniger.
Three individuals seen between Masafi and Dibba 28.12, at least nine specimen seen in Jebel Hafeet 31.12 and about ten birds seen between the Hatta road and Mahdah (Oman) 4.1.

Blue Rock Thrush Monticola solitarius.
One male noted in Masafi 28.12, one in Jebel Hafeet 31.12 and one 2:nd year male at Quarn Nazwa 4.1.

Graceful Prinia Prinia gracilis.
Abundant and noted nearly every day.

Scrub Warbler Scotocerca inquieta.
Three individuals seen in Masafi 28.12. Probably heard near Hanging Gardens (Oman) 8.1.

Clamorous Reed Warbler Acrocephalus stentoreus.
One seen at Khor al Beidah 27.12, five or ten noted at Khor Kalba 30.12, two individuals noted at Ain al Fayidah 31.12 and two individuals noted at the Emirates Golf Course 2.1.

Booted Warbler Hippolais caligata.
At least five individuals noted at Khor Kalba 30.12. Probably rama-race.

Ménétries's Warbler Sylvia mystacea.
A male seen at Ain al Fayidah 31.12 and a female/1:st year male seen the same day near Mahdah (Oman).

Desert Warbler Sylvia nana.
Fairly common in semi-desert, often seen at the same places as Desert Wheatear.

Orphean Warbler Sylvia hortensis.
A male and a female seen in Masafi 28.12 and two individuals noted at Quarn Nazwa 4.1.

Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca.
Common. All the birds we studied were minula (Desert Lesser Whitethroat).

Plain Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus neglectus.
Seemed to be fairly common in wadis and semi-desert. Four individuals noted in Masafi 28.12, one individual seen at Ain al Fayidah 31.12, at least five specimen noted near Mahdah (Oman) 31.12 and one individual noted at Hanging Gardens (Oman) 8.1.

Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita.
Fairly common. Sometimes confusing calls different from european Chiffchaffs, but they looked like abietinus.

Arabian Babbler Turdoides squamiceps.
Between five or ten birds seen in Masafi 28.12 and at least 25 birds seen between the Hatta road and Mahdah (Oman) 4.1.

Purple Sunbird Nectarinia asiatica.
Common and noted almost every day.

Isabelline Shrike Lanius isabellinus.
Four birds seen at Khor Kalba 30.12, two or three seen at the Emirates Golf Course 2.1, two birds seen at Ramtha tip 6.1 and one bird seen at Dubai camel race track 7.1.

Great Grey Shrike Lanius excubitor.
The race aucheri very common. Greatest record about 50 individuals between the Hatta road and Mahdah (Oman) 4.1. We looked quiet hard for the race pallidirostris but we only saw it once - at Khor al Beidah 5.1.

House Crow Corvus splendens.
Common around Dibba and Khor Kalba. Also seen at the Emirates Golf Course and Zabeel Fish Farm.

Brown-necked Raven Corvus ruficollis.
Seen in small numbers at Khor al Beidah, in Jebel Hafeet, Quarn Nazwa and between Buraimi and Mahdah (Oman).

Common Starling Sturnus vulgaris.
A flock with between 50 and 100 individuals seen at Ramtha tip 27.12.

Rose-coloured Starling Sturnus roseus.
About ten specimen seen at Ramtha tip 27.12 and 11 individuals seen at the Emirates Golf Course 2.1.

Pied Mynah Sturnus contra.
Three or four individuals seen at Ramtha tip 27.12, and the same number at the same place 6.1. At least two individuals seen at Zabeel Fish Farm 2.1.

Common Mynah Acridotheres tristis.
Common in and around cities.

Bank Mynah Acridotheres ginginianus.
Quiet a few birds seen at Ramtha tip 27.12.

House Sparrow Passer domesticus.
Abundant.

Indian Silverbill Euodice malabarica.
Common and seen almost everyday.

House Bunting Emberiza striolata.
At least four specimen seen in Masafi 28.12, two individuals seen in Jebel Hafeet 31.12, four specimen seen between the Hatta road and Mahdah (Oman) 4.1 and at least ten birds seen at Hanging Gardens (Oman) 8.1.

Corn Bunting Miliaria calandra.
Two singing birds noted at Al Ain camel race track 29.12.