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Transit in Dubai

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There is a wonderful site called UAE Birding , that makes a great reference once you have decided how much time you have to spare and it carries a list of part-time guides who may be able to show you around. For a comprehensive description of the park, go to UAE Birding. For a quick snapshot, try a winter post from Redgannet.

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Western Reef-Heron

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with photographs taken at Ra’s Al Khor Sanctuary in Dubai, UAE. There are two subspecies, E.g.gularis (western) and E.g.schistacea (eastern) and this post features the eastern ssp.

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It feels like spring….

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Do try and get it right) is found from the Canary Islands to India; in the Middle East it is found in oases and dry barely vegetated wadis like the one I saw them in, in the drier areas of Syria, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, UAE and Iran. A whole bunch coming for a drink.

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Pin-tailed Sandgrouse

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It was introduced into UAE. The Pin-tail Sandgrouse, Pterocles alchata , is a bird of the dry lands, inhabiting stony semi-desert and plain. The bird featured today is a female of the eastern race P.a. caudacutus which includes northern Africa and the Middle East within its range. The nominate form can be seen in Spain and southern France.

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26 Hours in Dubai

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The most valuable site I found was UAE Birding , an excellent site full of location guides, recent sightings, and a busy forum where its members discuss all aspects of birdiness in the area. I can’t thank Mike enough for a great day and highly recommend UAE Birding if you happen to be thinking of heading to the area.

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26 Hours in Dubai

10,000 Birds

The most valuable site I found was UAE Birding , an excellent site full of location guides, recent sightings, and a busy forum where its members discuss all aspects of birdiness in the area. I can’t thank Mike enough for a great day and highly recommend UAE Birding if you happen to be thinking of heading to the area.

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Collaborative List – July 2019

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During July, 11 beats birded 11 countries (USA, UK, Australia, Spain, New Zealand, Costa Rica, Japan, UAE, Mexico, China and Saudi Arabia) and submitted 82 checklists. They accounted for 562 species at this sluggish time of year. The year list has moved forward to 1962 and the life list has leapt forward to 3759. These are the numbers.

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