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The Following Reports are available from the United Arab Emirates:
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United Arab Emirates April 2004

  • Speaking of obscure species, we then tried for Blyth’s Pipit Anthus godlewskii in the long pasture grass, and ended up finding 3 birds, one of which I got in the scope....Phil Gregory reports

UAE and Oman April 4 - 10, 2004

  • The United Arab Emirates, and adjacent Oman, is an interesting and very accessible birding region with desert specialties as well as some exciting migrants such as Hypocolius. The UAE consists of seven individual emirates, although there are no borders between them. Oman is to the east and south, and in some places it is possible to enter Oman for a short distance without going through a border checkpost....Gary and Marlene Babic report

United Arab Emirates February 23rd - March 2nd 2004

  • Gunnar Gundersen and Vegard Bunes visited UAE for our second time in late February 2004. Our major goals were to get more experience with potential vagrants to Norway, to extend our Western Palearctic lists, and to see some of the wintering species that we missed on a trip in late April 2003. The total number of species on this trip was 176.

Monthly Bird Report United Arab Emirates (and adjacent parts of Oman) March 2002

  • Compiled by Colin Richardson

UAE trip report April 13th to 20th 2000

  • My wife and I visited the United Arab Emirates from April 13th to 20th. The weather was excellent with temperatures between 33 and 41 C. Humidity was acceptable (however, the hottest months are from July to September with temperatures close to 50C)... Ivan Steenkiste reports.

The UAE. A Twitcher´s Guide Nov. 26-Dec. 3, 1997

  • This article by Peter Hellyer was originally written for Emirates News


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Some Useful bird books for the United Arab Emirates:
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Birds of the United Arab Emirates (Helm Field Guides)
Simon Aspinall & Richard Porter: Buy from or

  • The UAE is an increasingly popular tourist destination, with a good infrastructure for visitors. This new field guide covers all the birds of these Gulf states. The new text written by Simon Aspinall and Richard Porter is specific to the Gulf, and new maps are provided for all breeding birds and regular visitors.

Birds of the United Arab Emirates
Colin Richardson: Buy from

  • A valuable book Colin Richardson's guide ,birds of the United Arab Emirates contains maps of the IBAs - 'Inportant Birding Areas').

Birds of the Middle East
R.F. Porter, S. Christensen, P. Schiermacker-Hansen: Buy from or

  • If your going to this region you must buy this book. It is a great break through. Comprehensive and complete, it eliminates the need to carry too many books in the field: we know how important that is! The text is well written by experts, and many of the plates are fantastic; those by John Gale especially stand out; just dream about those raptors! Birds of the Middle East" is the first comprehensive field guide dealing exclusively with the birds of this region. It covers all the species, including vagrants likely to be seen in Turkey

Birds of Europe with North Africa and the Middle East
Lars Jonsson: Buy from or

  • A highly illustrated guide covering all but a few of the Western Palearctic's breeding birds, and includes information on all regularly encountered vagrants.

Collins Bird Guide
Lars Svensson et al: Buy from or

  • Described by some as the best field guide in the world, and 15 years in the making. Has it been Worth the Wait?...Yes definately! If you buy just 1 book a year then make sure that its this one. Stunning drawings by the worlds finest bird illustrators..and it shows..check out the plates on tern, Skuas, and the Ducks...not forgetting the Finches and Crossbills.

Recommended travel books for the UAE:

Dubai: Abu Dhabi & The UAE ("Time Out" Guides)
"Time Out": Buy from or

  • Dubai and the rest of the United Arab Emirates is an extraordinary mixture of ancient Arabic culture and modern Western capitalism. The most opulent hotels in the world fight for attention with open tracts of desert that stretch, uninhabited, to the horizon. Hundreds of kilometres of sandy beaches, which run into the warm and clear waters of the Arabian Gulf


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