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News from 2008-2011
 

30 Dec 2011; Two Long-eared Owl in Mushrif NP today!

27 Dec 2011; One Western Black Redstart - gibraltariensis at Jebel Dhanna - 1st UAE record!

25 Dec 2011; One Long-eared Owl in Mushrif NP - 14th record. The Marbled Duck still at Zakher Pools.

23 Dec 2011; One Marbled Duck at Zakher Pools - 5th record.

17 Dec 2011; One Alpine Swift over Arabian Ranches - 24th record.

7 Dec 2011; One Lesser Flamingo at Ra's al-Khor Wildlife Sanctuary, not ringed and fully flighted.

14 Dec 2011; One Eurasian Bittern at Zakher Pools - 21st UAE record and not seen since Oct 2008.

10 Dec 2011; One Buff-bellied Pipit at Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi - 20th record and second on AD Island.
..................... The Calandra Lark was still present at Al Qua'a Fodder Field.

9 Dec 2011; Sila'a: one Redwing - 8th record, one Asian Koel - 13th record, and one Eurasian Woodcock -17th record.
.................... A Calandra Lark was photographed at Al Qua'a Fodder Field - 6th record.

7 Dec 2011; The Hen Harrier still at Al Qua'a Fodder Field.

3 Dec 2011; The White-breasted Waterhen still at Sharjah University City

2 Dec 2011; One White-breasted Waterhen at Sharjah University City - 28th record.

2 Dec 2011; One Lappet-faced Vulture along the Dubai to Al Ain Road, close to Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve.

30 Nov 2011; The White-throated Kingfisher still at Wamm Farms.

19 Nov 2011; An adult winter Mediterranean Gull on Lulu Island - 8th record. Juvenile Pectoral Sandpiper still at Mirfa WTP.
.................... Also one adult male Eurasian Blackbird on Jebel Dhanna - 26th record. One Lappet-faced Vulture DDRC.

18 Nov 2011; A high total of 21 Hypocolius at Sila'a Peninsula.

18 Nov 2011; The Spur-winged Lapwing still at Al Ain WTP.

17 Nov 2011; Two Alpine Swift over Samaya Hotel in Dubai - 23rd record.

16 Nov 2011; Two Lappet-faced Vultures near Shwaib.

15 Nov 2011; A juvenile Pectoral Sandpiper at Mirfa WTP - 5th record.

14 Nov 2011; Up to ten Lappet-faced Vultures at Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve.

12 Nov 2011; A high total of 42 Greater White-fronted Goose at Wamm Farms, 2 Oriental Skylarks also present.

10 Nov2011; The Brown-throated Martin still at Wamm Farms. Five Lappet-faced Vultures at Dubai Desert Conservation R.

6 Nov 2011; The Common Gull still on Fujairah Port Beach. One Pied Cuckoo still at Wamm Farms.

5 Nov 2011; One White-throated Kingfisher at Wamm Farms - 10th record. The two Pied Cuckoo still present.

4 Nov 2011; Two Pied Cuckoo at Wamm Farms - 3rd record. One Spur-winged Lapwing at Al Ain WTP - 6th record.

30 Oct 2011; One Masked Booby on a Fujairah Pelagic - 15th record.

29 Oct 2011; One Baillon's Crake in Wadi Al Ain - 16th record.

27 Oct 2011; One Ashy Drongo in Safa Park - 4th record. One Asian Paradise Flycatcher on Delma Island - 1st UAE record!
.................... Also one Hen Harrier at Al Qua'a Fodder Field
- not recorded since 2006.

22 Oct 2011; One Common Gull on Fujairah Port Beach - 25th record.

19 Oct 2011; One juvenile European Honey Buzzard at Ruwais Water Treatment Plant.

14 Oct 2011; One Brown-throated Martin at Wamm Farms. Also present was one Oriental Turtle Dove.

14 Oct 2011; The Sooty Tern still at Fujairah Port Beach.

12 Oct 2011; One Sooty Tern at Fujairah Port Beach - 12th record.

9 Oct 2011; The Pectoral Sandpiper still at Mirfa Water Treatment Plant.

7 Oct 2011; One European Honey Buzzard at Wamm Farms, with at least 3 Crested Honey Buzzard.

6 Oct 2011; One adult Pectoral Sandpiper at Mirfa Water Treatment Plant - 4th record.

27 Sep 2011; One Great Stone-curlew at the Bu Al Siaief Marine Protected Area - 1st UAE record!

27 Sep 2011; One Baillon's Crake in Wadi Al Ain - 15th record.

22 Sep 2011; One Lesser Noddy on a Khor Kalba Pelagic - 4th record.

17 Sep 2011; Two Jouanin's Petrel on a Khor Kalba Pelagic - 7th record.

14 Sep 2011; One Jouanin's Petrel on a Fujairah Pelagic - 6th record.

11 Sep 2011; One adult male Brown Shrike or a shrike hybrid on Sir Bani Yas island, showing characteristics of L. c. lucionensis.

9 Sep 2011; One Swinhoe's Storm Petrel (5th rec) and three Jouanin's Petrel (5th rec) during a Khor Kalba Pelagic.

2 Sep 2011; Two Swinhoe's Storm Petrel during a Khor Kalba Pelagic - 4th UAE record.

31 Aug 2011; The Oriental Pratincole still at Wamm Farms (Goat Farm area).

26 Aug 2011; Five Swinhoe's Storm Petrel during a Khor Kalba Pelagic - 3rd UAE record.
..................... Also two Jouanin's Petrel (4th record) and 21 Flesh-footed Shearwater (7th record).

24 Aug 2011; One adult-winter Oriental Pratincole at Wamm Farms (Goat Farm area). The 4th UAE record.

19 Aug 2011; Two Swinhoe's Storm Petrel during a Khor Kalba Pelagic - 2nd UAE record
..................... Also one Jouanin's Petrel (3rd record), 2 Flesh-footed Shearwater (6th record) and 1 Sooty Tern (11th record).

16 Aug 2011; One sub-adult Golden Eagle in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. The 24th UAE record.

12 Aug 2011; Two Swinhoe's Storm Petrel during a Khor Kalba Pelagic - 1st UAE record!
..................... Also one Jouanin's Petrel (2nd record), 5 Flesh-footed Shearwater (6th record) and 2 Sooty Tern (10th record).

6 Aug 2011; One Long-tailed Skua during a Fujairah Pelagic 12th record. 19 Brown Noddy also recorded.

1 July 2011; One Cory's Shearwater (3rd record) four Flesh-footed Shearwater (shared 4th record) and 40 Wilson's Storm Petrel
................... during a Khor Kalba Pelagic.

28 June 2011; A record 35 Flesh-footed Shearwater (5th record), one Wedge-tailed Shearwater, (4th record),
...................... 45 Wilson's Storm Petrel, 7 imm Sooty Tern (9th record), one Arctic Tern (4th record) and one Brown Noddy
...................... during a Khor Kalba Pelagic, 60 km east of Khor Kalba.

24 June 2011; One Flesh-footed Shearwater (shared 4th rec), one 1st summer Sooty Tern (8th record) and a Brown Noddy
....................... during a Fujairah Pelagic.
........................At Wamm Farms an adult Eastern Cattle Egret is still showing well, and a Bay-backed Shrike in Masafi Wadi.

22 June 2011; One Cory's Shearwater (2nd record), one Flesh-footed Shearwater (4th record) during a Khor Kalba Pelagic.

13 June 2011; Two recently fledged Yellow Wagtails at the Dubai Pivot Fields.

11 June 2011; One recently fledged Yellow Wagtail at the Dubai Pivot Fields. The 1st UAE breeding record.

10 June 2011; One 1st summer Sooty Tern on the Khor Kalba Pelagic. The 7th UAE record.

27 May 2011; One immature Long-tailed Skua off Khor Kalba. The 11th UAE record.

25 May 2011; Two Wedge-tailed Shearwater during a Khor Kalba Pelagic. The 3rd UAE record.

23 May 2011; One adult Red-footed Booby off Khor Kalba. The 2nd UAE record.

21 May 2011; One adult Arctic Tern on Al Ghurfa Breakwater. The 3rd UAE record.

21 May 2011; The Franklin's Gull still at Fujairah Port Beach. Many happy faces on this beach the last 3 days!

20 May 2011; One Bay-backed Shrike at Wamm Farms. The 20th UAE record.

19 May 2011; One Lappet-faced Vulture over Hili, Al Ain.

17 May 2011; One Franklin's Gull at Fujairah Port Beach. The 1st UAE record and the first for Arabia.

14 May 2011; Eight Sooty Shearwater during a Khor Kalba Pelagic.

12 May 2011; One Cory's Shearwater during a Khor Kalba Pelagic. The 1st UAE record and first record for the OSME region.
...................... One Masked Booby seen as well. The 14th UAE record.

07 May 2011; Two Wedge-tailed Shearwater and one Flesh-footed Shearwater on a Khor Kalba Pelagic. 2nd and shared 3rd rec.

04 May 2011; One Black-winged Pratincole at Wamm Farms. The 20th UAE record.

29 Apr 2011; Four Sooty Shearwater off Fujairah Port Beach.

23 Apr 2011; One male Red-headed Bunting at Wamm Farms. 5th UAE record. Also present were 2 Eastern Cattle Egret!

22 Apr 2011; One male Amur Falcon 12th UAE record from Wamm Farms.

22 Apr 2011; The 2 Flesh-footed Shearwaters still off Khor Kalba. Shared 3rd record.

22 Apr 2011; The immature/winter Black Tern still on Fujairah Port Beach.

16 Apr 2011; One adult Black Tern 13th UAE record and one probable Masked Booby Fujairah Pelagic.

15 Apr 2011; A pelagic trip off Khor Kalba produced 2 Flesh-footed Shearwaters. The 3rd UAE record.

14 Apr 2011; A hybrid shrike bearing strong resemblance to Long-tailed Shrike in Al Mamzar Park.

08 Apr 2011; The Grey Phalarope still at Al Wathba Lake.

06 Apr 2011; An immature/winter Black Tern at Fujairah Port Beach. The 12th UAE record.

28 Mar 2011; One escaped Pink-backed Pelican at Ra's al-Khor Wildlife Reserve caused quite a stir.

26 Mar 2011; One European Honey Buzzard over Wafi city in Dubai.

25 Mar 2011; The Grey Phalarope and Wire-tailed Swallow still at Al Wathba Lake.

11 Mar 2011; A Great Snipe at Al Warsan Lakes. The 12th UAE record.

05 Mar 2011; A Grey Phalarope at the restricted-acces Al Wathba Lake. The 5th UAE record.

04 Mar 2011; A White-throated Kingfisher in Al Mamzar Park. The 9th UAE record.

04 Mar 2011; A Ring Ouzel on Lulu Island. The 20th UAE record.

26 Feb 2011; The female-coloured Red-flanked Bluetail still in Mushrif Palace Garden.

24 Feb 2011; The Dusky Thrush still in Hili Oasis.

23 Feb 2011; A Dusky Thrush in Hili Oasis, Al Ain. The 3rd UAE record.

23 Feb 2011; An Eurasian Woodcock in Hili Oasis, Al Ain. The 16th UAE record.

24 Feb 2011; The two Caspian Stonechats still at Jebel Dhanna.

22 Feb 2011; A Wire-tailed Swallow at Al Wathba Lake. The 10th UAE record.

21 Feb 2011; Two male Caspian Stonechats at Jebel Dhanna. The 4th UAE record.

17 Feb 2011; The Spur-winged Lapwing still at Al Ain Water Treatment Plant.

17 Feb 2011; Two Ring Ouzels still at Jebel Hafit.

16 Feb 2011; One Great Spotted Cuckoo at Wamm Farms. The 2nd UAE record.

15 Feb 2011; The two Sociable Lapwings still at Dubai Pivot Fields.

11 Feb 2011; One Eurasian Blackbird on Dalma Island. Also present were three Hypocolius and one European Robin.

05 Feb 2011; One Spur-winged Lapwing inside Al Ain Water Treatment Plant. The 5th UAE record.

05 Feb 2011; A male Merlin over Al Wathba Camel Racetrack.

28 Jan 2011; One Common Gull in Khor Kalba Harbour. The 24th UAE record.

26 Jan 2011; The Streak-throated Swallow still at Al Warsan Lakes.

26 Jan 2011; Three Buff-bellied Pipits now at Dubai Pivot Fields.

26 Jan 2011; The Eversmann's Redstart still present on Jebel Hafit. Seven Ring Ouzel also still present.

25 Jan 2011; The Eversmann's Redstart still on Dabb'iya Peninsula. One Short-eared Owl still there also.

25 Jan 2011; One Ring Ouzel at Asab Oilfield. The 19th UAE record.

25 Jan 2011; High count of 188 Crab Plovers at Dreamland Beach. 15 more at Khor al-Beida and 25 at Al Jazirah Khor.

25 Jan 2011; Two Sociable Lapwings at Dubai Pivot Fields.

22 Jan 2011; One female-coloured Red-flanked Bluetail photographed in Mushrif Palace Garden. The 2nd UAE record.

17 Jan 2011; One immature male Eurasian Blackbird at Dabb'iya Peninsula (restricted access). The 24th UAE record.

17 Jan 2011; The Spur-winged Lapwing again present at Al Quoz Stables (Godolphin). Not seen since 31 Oct 2010.

15 Jan 2011; One Pied Kingfisher on Sir Bani Yas Island. The 24th UAE record.

14 Jan 2011; The Eversmann's Redstart still present on Jebel Hafit. Nine Ring Ouzel and 4 Black-throated Thrush also there.

10 Jan 2011; One Streak-throated Swallow at Al Warsan Lakes. The 8th UAE record. Also present one Brown-throated Martin.

07 Jan 2011; One Cretzschmar's Bunting at Al Ankah fodder field. A UAE first if accepted.

07 Jan 2011; Three Streak-throated Swallow at the Kharran Water Treatment Plant. The 7th UAE record.

05 Jan 2011; The Black-throated Thrush, Olive-backed Pipit, Red-breasted Flycatcher and European Robin still in Safa Park.

04 Jan 2011; One female-coloured Eversmann's Redstart in Dubai Creek Park. The 5th in UAE this winter!

04 Jan 2011; One subadult Steppe Eagle at Zakher Pools.

04 Jan 2011; At least two Ring Ouzel still at Mercure Hotel, Jebel Hafit, with one Black-throated Thrush. No sign of Eversmann's.

04 Jan 2011; The Buff-bellied Pipit still at the Dubai Pivot Fields, as is one Sociable Lapwing.

03 Jan 2011; The Lesser Flamingo still present at Al Wathba Lake.

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23.12.2010; One Eurasian Siskin in Abu Dhabi Port.

21.12.2010; One Buff-bellied Pipit at the Dubai Pivot Fields. The 19th UAE record.

21.12.2010; The Eurasian Dotterel still on Sir Bani Yas Island.

20.12.2010; One female Eversmann's Redstart at Dabb'iya Peninsula (restricted access). Also 2 Short-eared Owls and
................... 2 Black-throated Thrush.

10.12.2010; One Sociable Lapwing at Al Qua'a Fodder Field.

10.12.2010; One Hume's Leaf Warbler in Ain al-Fayda is first for Al Ain. The eleven Greater White-fronted Goose still present.

10.12.2010; One Sooty Gull at Zakher Pools. A first for Al Ain and furthest inland record in the UAE.

10.12.2010; One Eversmann's Redstart on Jebel Hafit. The seven Ring Ouzel and two Black-throated Thrush still present.

10.12.2010; The Asian Koel still in Jebel Ali; DUGAS. Restricted access.

09.12.2010; One Bay-backed Shrike at Hamraniyah Fields. The 19th UAE record.

09.12.2010; Seven Ring Ouzel on Jebel Hafit. The 18th UAE record. Two Black-throated Thrush also present.

08.12.2010; One Little Bustard seen and later caught in the Madinat Zayed desert. Possible NARC released bird.

07.12.2010; One Short-eared Owl on Al Wathba Camel Racetrack. One Barn Owl and one Egyptian Nightjar also present.

05.12.2010; The Taiga Flycatcher still on Sila'a Peninsula.

05.12.2010; At least one Baillon's Crake still present in Green Mubazzarah.

04.12.2010; One Taiga Flycatcher on Sila'a Peninsula. The 3rd UAE record.

04.12.2010; The Eversmann's Redstart still on Dalma Island.

03.12.2010; Three Red-billed Tropicbird on Dalma Island.

03.12.2010; One Eurasian Dotterel on Sir Bani Yas Island. The 22nd UAE record.

03.12.2010; Two Black-throated Thrush on Sila'a Peninsula (plantation and town park).

03.12.2010; The Pied Stonechat still in Mirfa.

02.12.2010; Nine Hypocolius on Sir Bani Yas Island.

02.12.2010; One Eversmann's Redstart on Dalma Island.

02.12.2010; One Pied Stonechat (the 15th UAE record and first winter record) and two Hume's Leaf Warblers in Mirfa.

30.11.2010; The European Robin still in Safa Park.

29.11.2010; One Black-throated Thrush on the Sila'a Peninsula.

28.11.2010; One European Robin in Safa Park.

28.11.2010; Fourteen Hypocolius still in the Sila'a Plantation.

27.11.2010; One Eversmann's Redstart at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi (restricted access).

26.11.2010; Now two Hume's Leaf Warbler singing in Mushrif Palace Gardens.

25.11.2010; One Eastern Imperial Eagle at Al Warsan Lakes.

24.11.2010; One Asian Koel photographed in Jebel Ali; DUGAS. The 12th UAE record.

24.11.2010; One Hume's Leaf Warbler singing in Mushrif Palace Gardens (back wood).

21.11.2010; One Macqueen's Bustard seen in the Ra's al-Khaimah area.

21.11.2010; Six Ruddy Shelduck now at Al Quoz Stables (Godolphin).

19.11.2010; One Lappet-faced Vulture west of Wadi Helo on the Sharjah-Kalba Road.

19.11.2010; Eighteen Hypocolius still present on Sila'a Peninsula; also 2 Bar-tailed Larks and 2 Red-breasted Flycatcher.

17.11.2010; Five Ruddy Shelduck at the restricted access site Al Quoz Stables (Godolphin).

15.11.2010; At least one Baillon's Crake still present in Green Mubazzarah.

15.11.2010; Two Sociable Lapwing now present at the Dubai Pivot Fields.

14.11.2010; One Ring Ouzel at Jebel Dhanna. The 17th UAE record. A record 8 Eastern Mourning Wheatear also present!

13.11.2010; The adult Lesser Flamingo still at Al Wathba Lake.

12.11.2010; One adult Lesser Flamingo at Al Wathba Lake. The 7th UAE record.

12.11.2010; Twelve Hypocolius present on Sila'a Peninsula, in the Sila'a harbour lake & marsh plantation.

11.11.2010; The Sociable Lapwing still present at the Dubai Pivot Fields.

10.11.2010; Martin's Buff-breasted Sandpiper present at Dubai Pivot Fields in the morning, but seen flying off high at 07:00.
----------------One Sociable Lapwing seen in the afternoon. The 37th UAE record.

09.11.2010; The White-breasted Waterhen still at Sharjah University City; American University campus.

07.11.2010; One Buff-breasted Sandpiper at Dubai Pivot Fields. Found by Martin Kennewell. New UAE species # 443

07.11.2010; One White-breasted Waterhen at Sharjah University City; American University campus. The 27th UAE record.

05.11.2010; Two Lappet-faced Vultures over the Hili District in Al Ain City.

05.11.2010; One Sociable Lapwing at the Ghantoot Polo Club.

02.11.2010; Two Baillon's Crake still present in Green Mubazzarah.

01.11.2010; The Dusky Warbler still in Safa Park.

31.10.2010; The Spur-winged Lapwing still at Al Quoz Stables (Godolphin). Present since 28.02.2010.

30.10.2010; High count of 22 Ruddy Shelducks at Khor al-Beida, flying away. New UAE max count.

30.10.2010; Two Lappet-faced Vulture in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve.

29.10.2010; A Dusky Warbler in Safa Park. The 5th UAE record. Also present were 2 Wood Warbler and 1 Olive-backed Pipit.

25.10.2010; Two Crested Honey Buzzards in Mushrif National Park.

25.10.2010; The Corncrake still present in Sila'a Park.

24.10.2010; The Rufous Turtle Dove still at Wamm Farms.

23.10.2010; The Eastern Cattle Egret back at Wamm Farms (in the Goat farm) An Olive-backed Pipit also seen.

23.10.2010; A record count of 3 Baillon's Crake now in Green Mubazzarah.

22.10.2010; A female Hypocolius in the plantation on Delma Island.

21.10.2010; The Spur-winged Lapwing still on Sir Bani Yas Island.

15.10.2010; A Spur-winged Lapwing on Sir Bani Yas Island. The 4th UAE record

08.10.2010; A Corncrake in Sila'a Park.

01.10.2010; An Oriental Turtle Dove at Wamm Farms.

26.09.2010; One European Honey Buzzard in Wadi Bih.

25.09.2010; Two Baillon's Crake now present Green Mubazzarah.

23.09.2010; Two Caspian Plovers at Jumeirah Golf Estates.

18.09.2010; A Baillon's Crake in Green Mubazzarah. The 13th UAE record.

17.09.2010; One Brown-throated Martin at Wamm Farms.

17.09.2010; A high count of 13 Brown Noddy during the pelagic trip off Khor Kalba.

07.09.2010; The Caspian Plover still present Dubai Pivot Fields.

06.09.2010; The Black-winged Pratincole still present at Wamm Farms.

04.09.2010; The Pied Stonechat and Black-winged Pratincole still present at Wamm Farms.

04.09.2010; The Caspian Plover from Warsan re-found at Dubai Pivot Fields.

03.09.2010; Wamm Farms produced a male Pied Stonechat (the 14th record) and one Black-winged Pratincole (19th rec.).

03.09.2010; One Savi's Warbler in a garden in the Dubai Zoo.

31.08.2010; Another Caspian Plover at Al Warsan Lakes.

24.08.2010; An early Caspian Plover at Al Wathba Lake.

13.08.2010; Todays pelagic trip off Khor Kalba produced one Masked Booby. The 13th UAE record.

12.08.2010; A seawatch from Khor Kalba Breakwater gave one Wedge-tailed Shearwater. The 1st UAE record.

06.08.2010; Todays pelagic trip off Khor Kalba produced one Wilson's Storm Petrel and 4 Brown Noddy.

23.07.2010; One adult and two juvenile Bay-backed Shrike still in Masafi Wadi.

09.07.2010; Todays pelagic trip off Khor Kalba produced 1 Wilson's Storm Petrel.

03.07.2010; The immature Golden Eagle still in the Dubai Desert Conservation Area.

29.06.2010; One immature Golden Eagle in the Dubai Desert Conservation Area. The 24th UAE record.

25.06.2010; Three Brown Noddy still offshore Khor Kalba.

23.06.2010; One adult and two juvenile Bay-backed Shrike still in Masafi Wadi, and 1 Brown Noddy offshore Khor Kalba.

12.06.2010; The Flesh-footed Shearwater still off Khor Kalba Harbour breakwater. One Wilson's Storm Petrel also present.

11.06.2010; One Flesh-footed Shearwater offshore Khor Kalba. The 2nd UAE record.

11.06.2010; One Masked Booby still off Khor Kalba Harbour.

07.06.2010; One adult and two juvenile Bay-backed Shrike in the Masafi Wadi. First UAE breeding record.

03.06.2010; Two adult Mute Swan in the Jumeirah Golf Estates, fully winged but presumed escapes.

03.06.2010; One imm Brown Booby off Khor Kalba Harbour with 2 Masked Booby still present.

03.06.2010; One Masked Booby off Fujairah Port Beach; presumably same as off Khor Kalba Harbour.

29.05.2010; An incredible 3 imm Brown Booby off Khor Kalba Harbour with 2 Masked Booby present. The 12th UAE record.

28.05.2010; An imm. Brown Booby off Fujairah Port Beach & Al Ghurfa. The 14th UAE record. Not recorded since 05.12.2005

25.05.2010; One Brown Noddy off Fujairah Port Beach.

22.05.2010; Two Sooty Shearwater off Fujairah Port Beach.

21.05.2010; One Wilson's Storm Petrel off Fujairah Port Beach.

15.05.2010; The Sooty Shearwater still inshore off Fujairah Port Beach, not looking too healthy.

07.05.2010; An Arctic Tern on Fujairah Port Beach. The 2nd UAE record. The Sooty Shearwater still present.

27.04.2010; The Basra Reed Warbler still in Mushrif Palace Garden, singing.

26.04.2010; A Basra Reed Warbler at Mushrif Palace Garden; front wood. The 1st UAE record if confirmed.

21.04.2010; The adult male Brown Shrike still at Dubai Pivot Fields.

20.04.2010; An African Collared Dove reliably heard on the Kalba Plain, but not seen. The 1st UAE record if later confirmed.

17.04.2010; A Sooty Shearwater close inshore at Fujairah Port Beach. The 13th UAE record.

16.04.2010; The Eastern Cattle Egret still present at Wamm Farms. In full breeding plumage.

11.04.2010; An un-identified Drongo seen in Abu Dhabi.

04.04.2010; An Icterine Warbler at Al Mamzar Park. The 14th UAE record.

03.04.2010; A Bay-backed Shrike at Wamm Farms. The 16th UAE record.

29.03.2010; The Eastern Cattle Egret still present at Wamm Farms; has apparently over-wintered!

20.03.2010; The Little Gull still at Khor Kalba. The 14th UAE record now confirmed.

20.03.2010; The Bay-backed Shrike still in the Ra's al-Khaimah mountains.

19.03.2010; A Bay-backed Shrike at Al Jais in the Ra's al-Khaimah mountains. The 15th UAE record.

19.03.2010; A Bay-backed Shrike at Wamm Farms. The 14th UAE record.

19.03.2010; An Eurasian Siskin in a plantation on Sila'a Peninsula. Not recorded since 2005.

14.03.2010; Lulu Island still holds 18 Hypocolius.

12.03.2010; The Mute Swan again seen in Dubai, in the IMPZ, west of Arabian Ranches.

11.03.2010; Unconfirmed report of a Little Gull at Khor Kalba; details from observer requested. The 14th UAE record if confirmed.

07.03.2010; The Ashy Drongo still in Safa Park.

05.03.2010; A Lappet-faced Vulture seen from the top parking lot of Jebel Hafit.

05.03.2010; A Pied Kingfisher in the Ruwais pool. The 22nd UAE record.

04.03.2010; A Mute Swan seen in Dubai, in the IMPZ, west of Arabian Ranches, presumed escape.

03.03.2010; The Ashy Drongo still in Safa Park, photographed. A Hume's Leaf Warbler also heard.

02.03.2010; The Ashy Drongo again seen in Safa Park. Not seen since January 15th.

28.02.2010; A Spur-winged Lapwing found by Kevin Hyland at Al Quoz Stables (Godolphin). The 3rd UAE record.

28.02.2010; A female-coloured Merlin at Umm al-Qaiwain Breakwater.

24.02.2010; The single Spur-winged Lapwing present at the Al Ain Water Treatment Plant in the morning.

16.02.2010; One single Spur-winged Lapwing present at the Al Ain Water Treatment Plant in the morning. Not present afternoon.

14.02.2010; The two Spur-winged Lapwing still present at the Al Ain Water Treatment Plant, as was the Wire-tailed Swallow.

13.02.2010; Two Spur-winged Lapwing at the Al Ain Water Treatment Plant. The 2nd UAE record.

12.02.2010; The Black-legged Kittiwake re-found exhausted on Fujairah Port Beach, taken to shelter, died next day.

11.02.2010; A Black-legged Kittiwake on Fujairah Port Beach. The 4th UAE record.

06.02.2010; A Wire-tailed Swallow at the Al Ain Water Treatment Plant. The 9th UAE record.

28.01.2010; A female Amur Falcon at the Dubai Pivot Fields. The 14th UAE record.

23.01.2010; Several Pale Martins still present outside the fence at Al Ain Water Treatment Plant; looks like wintering here.

22.01.2010; A Mourning Wheatear and two Golden Eagle in Liwa Oasis. 30 Hypocolius on Lulu Island (kayak needed to access).

21.01.2010; A Rufous Turtle Dove on Sila'a Peninsula.

20.01.2010: A Golden Eagle between Liwa Oasis East and Umm az Zumul. The 22nd UAE record.

15.01.2010; The Ashy Drongo still present in Safa Park.

14.01.2010; An Ashy Drongo was seen in Safa Park, probably same bird as seen at Warsan on 21 Dec 2009.

12.01.2010; A female Hypocolius was seen at 16:50 at Ghantoot.

12.01.2010; The Pied Kingfisher still at the pond in front of the CNN building in Dubai Media City.

10.01.2010; Three Hypocolius was seen leaving roost at Ghantoot at 8:15 this morning, and Dotterel still present.

09.01.2010; The Wilson's Phalarope was reported again at Al Wathba Lake today.

08.01.2010; A Redwing on Sila'a Peninsula. The 8th UAE record. The Pied Kingfisher still in front of the CNN building.

06.01.2010; A Pied Kingfisher reported from the pond at the CNN building in Dubai Media City.

03.01.2010; A Wilson's Phalarope at Al Wathba Lake, site not yet accessible to the public. The first for the UAE!

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29.12.2009; A 1st year Amur Falcon at Al Qua'a Fodder Field, present for several hours.

28.12.2009; The adult male Brown Shrike still at Dubai Pivot Fields.

28.12.2009; The Yellow-browed Warbler still at Al Warsan Water Treatment Plant.

26.12.2009; Two Shikra on the Sila'a Peninsula (adult male and immature female). First UAE vagrant record?

22.12.2009; A Yellow-browed Warbler discovered at Al Warsan Water Treatment Plant. The 15th UAE record.

21.12.2009; An Ashy Drongo at Al Warsan Water Treatment Plant. The 3rd UAE record and 3rd WP record.

17.12.2009; A female Amur Falcon at Ghantoot. One Eurasian Dotterel still present as well.

12.12.2009; Two Eurasian Dotterel now at Ghantoot.

11.12.2009; An Eurasian Dotterel at Ghantoot. The 22nd UAE record, not recorded since October 2006.

11.12.2009; Two Hume's Leaf Warbler in Mushrif Palace Gardens; Back wood.

09.12.2009; The Little Swift was over Al Warsan Water Treatment Plant in the afternoon.

04.12.2009; The Hypocolius are back on Sila'a Peninsula; 17+ birds seen at the Sila'a harbour lake plantation.
Report of a possible Shikra could very well be a Levant Sparrowhawk, so keep your eyes open and camera ready!

04.12.2009; The Little Swift was over the nearby Al Warsan Water Treatment Plant at first light.

02.12.2009; One Little Swift was a new species to the Dubai Pivot Fields. Nearest old record at Al Warsan Lakes.

21.11.2009; Five Hypocolius on Abu Dhabi; Lulu Island this morning. The first this autumn.

19.11.2009; Six Sociable Lapwings reported from the beach at Khor Kalba; great photos taken.

18.11.2009; There are now four Lappet-faced Vultures in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve.

14.11.2009; The Booted-/ Sykes's Warbler still in Green Mubazzarah.

12.11.2009; A small Hippolais warbler, proposed Booted-/ Sykes's Warbler found in Green Mubazzarah.

10.11.2009; There are now four Olive-backed Pipits in Safa Park.

07.11.2009; There are now three Lappet-faced Vultures in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve.

07.11.2009; The first-year Lesser Spotted Eagle again at the Dubai Pivot Fields.

05.11.2009; The Moustached Warbler still in the small pond behind the Al Ain Water Treatment Plant.

03.11.2009; A Moustached Warbler found in a small pond behind the Al Ain Water Treatment Plant.

03.11.2009; An Arabian Partridge in Masafi Wadi shows a surprising spread of this introduced species away from Al Ain.

02.11.2009; A Red Knot at Khor al-Beida. The 9th UAE record if accepted.

01.11.2009; The first-year Lesser Spotted Eagle again seen in Mushrif National Park.

31.10.2009; The first-year Lesser Spotted Eagle seen in Mushrif National Park.

30.10.2009; This winters first Greater White-fronted Goose photographed at Ra's al-Khor Wildlife Sanctuary.

30.10.2009; The two young Pin-tailed Sandgrouse still at Wamm Farms. Might they be genuine vagrants?

29.10.2009; A first-year Lesser Spotted Eagle at Dubai Pivot Fields, an early bird.

27.10.2009; The two Lappet-faced Vultures seen again in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve.

27.10.2009; The Spotted Sandgrouse seen at 09:15 behind the Al Ain Water Treatment Plant.

24.10.2009; A Spotted Sandgrouse seen at 08:50 behind the Al Ain Water Treatment Plant. The 5th UAE record.

24.10.2009; A Yellow-browed Warbler on Lulu Island. The 14th UAE record

23.10.2009; Two young Pin-tailed Sandgrouse at Wamm Farms might be genuine vagrants from further north.

23.10.2009; The Forest Wagtail still present in Safa Park, with three Olive-backed Pipits and a Wood Warbler also seen.

21.10.2009; A Forest Wagtail found in Safa Park.

07.10.2009; The Eastern Cattle Egret still reported from Wamm Farms.

03.10.2009; An adult male Brown Shrike at Dubai Pivot Fields. The 6th UAE record.

25.09.2009; A Wood Warbler at Wamm Farms.

22.09.2009; A Great Snipe at Wamm Farms. The 11th UAE record. Also present was a Brown-throated Martin.

21.09.2009; The Pied Stonechat still present at Wamm Farms. A Steppe Eagle also present.

20.09.2009; The Sooty Falcon seen again at 6:10 pm at Wamm Farms.

19.09.2009; A Baltic Gull present Sila'a Peninsula. 100 Namaqua Dove also present.

19.09.2009; The Pied Stonechat still present at Wamm Farms, and the Sooty Falcon seen at 6:30 pm.

16.09.2009; A Sooty Falcon passing overhead Wamm Farms.

16.09.2009; The Masked Booby still present Khor Kalba.

15.09.2009; A Goliath Heron on Zirku Island, present last 2 years. Presumed escape. 50 Red-billed Tropicbirds also present.

12.09.2009; Two Lappet-faced Vulture in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve.

12.09.2009; The two Black-winged Pratincole still at Wamm Farms.

11.09.2009; A Sooty Falcon passed through the Dubai Pivot Fields in the late afternoon.

11.09.2009; A Pied Stonechat at Wamm Farms. Also present were 1 European Honey Buzzard and 2 Black-winged Pratincole.

11.09.2009; An adult Masked Booby off Ra's Dibba; possibly one of the two present at Khor Kalba on 26.08.

04.09.2009; Two Black-winged Pratincole at Wamm Farms. Also present was the Eastern Cattle Egret.

28.08.2009; The Black Tern still present at Wamm Farms.

27.08.2009; 18 Common Starlings with young birds begging for food at Dubai Pivot Fields indicate possible breeding. If so, it is the
third breeding site in Arabia, the first being Hamraniyah Fields in the Ra's al-Khaimah emirate and Zabeel Ponds in Dubai.

26.08.2009; Two Masked Booby present today at Khor Kalba Harbour. The 11th UAE record.

22.08.2009; One Black Tern at Wamm Farms, the 11th UAE record.

09.08.2009; Two Wilson's Storm Petrel seen off Khor Kalba in the afternoon.

08.08.2009; Five Wilson's Storm Petrel off Fujairah Port Beach.

08.08.2009; A bird showing characteristics of Eastern Cattle Egret B. ibis coromandus at Wamm Farms. The 1st UAE record.

07.08.2009; The Masked Booby still present Khor Kalba, as was one Wilson's Storm Petrel.

03.07.2009; Two Wilson's Storm Petrel off Khor Kalba.

26.06.2009; Two Wilson's Storm Petrel and a Brown Noddy off Khor Kalba.

19.06.2009; A subadult Masked Booby off Khor Kalba Harbour at 6.00 am. The 10th UAE record.

02.06.2009; The escaped Common Woodpigeons still near Wafi City in Dubai.

24.05.2009; The Corncrake still in Safa Park.

23.05.2009; A Corncrake in Safa Park.

20.05.2009; The Grey Phalarope still at Al Wathba Lake.

16.05.2009; A Grey Phalarope at Al Wathba Lake in the evening. The 4th UAE record.

08.05.2009; An Icterine Warbler on Sila'a Peninsula.

02.05.2009; The Pied Kingfisher still present on Sir Bani Yas Island.

23.04.2009; The now adult male Brown Shrike still at Dubai Pivot Fields, since 02.12.2008.

16.04.2009; The White-breasted Waterhen still at Dubai Pivot Fields.

15.04.2009; The escaped Common Woodpigeons still present near Wafi in Dubai.

11.04.2009; A Little Crake reported at Dubai Pivot Fields, as well as the White-breasted Waterhen.

10.04.2009; Five Alpine Swift at the extreme end of Sila'a Peninsula.

09.04.2009; A White-breasted Waterhen at Dubai Pivot Fields.

09.04.2009; The Lappet-faced Vulture still present, this time near Al Ain Intercontinental.

06.04.2009; An Alpine Swift passing through the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve.

06.04.2009; The Black Scrub Robin still showing well on Sila'a Peninsula.

05.04.2009; A Black Scrub Robin on Sila'a Peninsula. The 5th UAE record.

04.04.2009; A Lappet-faced Vulture on the eastern side of Jebel Hafit.

30.03.2009; The Common Gull still at Dreamland Beach north, at the bridge.

28.03.2009; A Common Gull at Fujairah Port Beach.

27.03.2009; A Common Gull at Dreamland Beach north, at the main road bridge 5 km north.

27.03.2009; A female Merlin at Khor al-Beida.

24.03.2009; The Red Knot still present at Khor al-Beida.

14.03.2009; A Long-tailed Shrike at Wamm Farms.

14.03.2009; The Moustached Warbler still at Dubai Pivot Fields.

12.03.2009; The Brown Shrike and Mistle Thrush still on Jebel Hafit; Mercure Hotel garden.

12.03.2009; The Red-flanked Bluetail still in Safa Park.

10.03.2009; 10.03.2009; The Hume's Leaf Warbler still at Khalidiyah.

08.03.2009; The Caspian Stonechat 'variegatus' still present at Mirfa fodder field.

08.03.2009; A Red Knot at Khor al-Beida.

06.03.2009; The Grey Phalarope still at Al Wathba Camel Racetrack.

06.03.2009; A sub-adult Golden Eagle still on Sila'a Peninsula.

05.03.2009; A Grey Phalarope at Al Wathba Camel Racetrack. The 3rd UAE record.

05.03.2009; The 12 Hypocolius still on Sila'a Peninsula, near the harbour.

02.03.2009; An Asian Koel reported from Mushrif National Park. No details known.

21.02.2009; An adult Long-toed Stint at Al Wathba Lake.

20.02.2009; A White-throated Kingfisher at Khor Kalba.

19.02.2009; A Pied Kingfisher at Sir Bani Yas Island, near the hotel. The 5th record this winter. An amazing winter for this species.

18.02.2009: The Macqueen's Bustard still present, found after a 9 hour search.

16.02.2009; An adult male Macqueen's Bustard with no rings on the legs were found at Al Wathba Camel Racetrack.

11.02.2009; A Pied Kingfisher photographed on Musaffah, near Abu Dhabi. The 4th bird in the UAE this winter.

09.02.2009; A Brown Shrike at Ghantoot.

09.02.2009; The Pied Kingfisher still in Abu Dhabi; Eastern Lagoon.

08.02.2009; The first-winter Brown Shrike still present at Dubai Pivot Fields.

07.02.2009; The Ring Ouzel still on Abu Dhabi; Lulu Island.

05.02.2009; An amazing 12 Common Woodpigeon now present near Wafi City in Dubai. Presumed escaped birds from the palace.

01.02.2009; The Mediterranean Gull still seen in front of Sheik Mohammeds palace in Dubai; Umm Suqeim. Evening only.

30.01.2008; A Common Woodpigeon overflew the Dubai Pivot Fields.

30.01.2009; 12 Hypocolius still on Sila'a Peninsula.

28.01.2009; A Black-winged Kite at Al Wathba Lake.

26.01.2009; The Pied Kingfisher refound in Abu Dhabi; Eastern Lagoon, not seen in 51 days.

23.01.2009; The Red-flanked Bluetail still in Safa Park, as was the Mediterranean Gull.

21.01.2009; A Mistle Thrush on Jebel Hafit; Mercure Hotel garden.

18.01.2009; The Sociable Lapwing still at Ghantoot.

18.01.2008; Three Great Knot at Dreamland Beach.

17.01.2009; The Streak-throated Swallow still at Al Warsan Lakes.

09.01.2009; The Mediterranean Gull refound in front of Sheik Mohammeds palace in Dubai; Umm Suqeim.

09.01.2009; Six Sociable Lapwing at Lahbab Fields, the highest UAE count ever.

09.01.2009; No Pied Cuckoo whole day at Ajban Farms, but the Hume's Leaf Warbler still there.

07.01.2009; The Pied Cuckoo still at Ajban Farms.

05.01.2009; The Pied Cuckoo still at Ajban Farms, as was a Hume's Leaf Warbler.

05.01.2009; A Hume's Leaf Warbler and an Olive-backed Pipit in Mushrif National Park.

04.01.2009; One Pied Cuckoo at Ajban Farms. The 2nd UAE record.

03.01.2009; The Hume's Leaf Warbler still present in Jebel Ali: The Gardens.

02.01.2009; Still present on Sila'a Peninsula were 24 Hypocolius.

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31.12.2008; One Hume's Leaf Warbler found behind Block 79 in 'Jebel Ali:The Gardens'.

27.12.2008; One Streak-throated Swallow roosting at Al Warsan Lakes.

23.12.2008; The Brown-throated Martin still present at Al Ain Compost Plant.

22.12.2008; One Eurasian Woodcock in Safa Park. The Mediterranean Gull also present, but no sign of the Bluetail.

19.12.2008; The Mediterranean Gull still in Safa Park.

17.12.2008; One Moustached Warbler in the Dubai Pivot Fields reeds.

17.12.2008; One Dark-throated Thrush in Dubai; Creekside Park.

15.12.2008; No sign of the Black-winged Kite on Sila Peninsula, but ten Hypocolius still present and easy to see.

10.12.2008; One 1st winter Mediterranean Gull in Safa Park.

09.12.2008; One Golden Eagle on Sila Peninsula, as well as one Hume's Leaf Warbler.

09.12.2008; The Black-winged Kite still in Sila Harbour, as well as two Dark-throated Thrush.

07.12.2008; One Red-flanked Bluetail in Safa Park. The 1st UAE record, and a new species for Arabia.

07.12.2008; One more Black-winged Kite along the road from Sila to Abu Dhabi, 50 km west of Abu Dhabi near Tarif.

07.12.2008; One Black-winged Kite in Sila Harbour. Not recorded in the UAE since January 2002.

02.12.2008; One White-breasted Waterhen at Dubai Pivot Fields.

02.12.2008; One first-winter Brown Shrike at Dubai Pivot Fields.

30.11.2008; One female Pied Kingfisher, this time in Abu Dhabi Eastern Lagoon.

28.11.2008; One adult Long-toed Stint at Al Wathba Lakes.

28.11.2008; Fourteen Hypocolius and a Dark-throated Thrush on Lulu Island, Abu Dhabi.

28.11.2008; Five Hypocolius at Ghantoot.

28.11.2008; One Eurasian Golden Plover and one Oriental Skylark at Dubai Pivot Fields.

27.11.2008; One Hypocolius at Dubai Pivot Fields. New species for this location.

26.11.2008; One Short-eared Owl at Khalidyah.

25.11.2008; One immature Golden Eagle at Green Mubazzarah.

24.11.2008; One Short-eared Owl in Ras al Khaimah city.

22.11.2008; Seven Olive-backed Pipit now in Safa Park.

22.11.2008; The Sociable Lapwing still at FNDF, with three European Stonechats also present.

19.11.2008; The female Pied Kingfisher still present in Khor Zawra.

19.11.2008; Three Bar-tailed Lark in the Saih As Sidirah desert.

18.11.2008; One female Pied Kingfisher at Ras al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary.

16.11.2008; The Oriental Turtle Dove and five Namaqua Doves still at FNDF.

15.11.2008; One Dark-throated Thrush at Mercure Hotel, Jebel Hafit.

13.11.2008; One adult female Brown Shrike at Mercure Hotel, Jebel Hafit. It is the 4th UAE record.

10.11.2008; One Oriental Honey Buzzard, one Hume's Leaf Warbler and 2 Olive-backed Pipits in Safa Park.

10.11.2008; The Mistle Thrush still at Emirates Palace Hotel.

09.11.2008; The Water Rail still present Al Wathba Lake.

09.11.2008; Three Common Wood Pigeon in Dubai near Al Wasl Hospital.

07.11.2008; One immature Sooty Tern Khor Kalba Harbour.

07.11.2008; One Caspian Plover and one Oriental Turtle Dove at FNDF.

07.11.2008; One Ring Ouzel, 24 Namaqua Dove, 1 Oriental Honey Buzzard and 4 Oriental Skylark on Sila Peninsula.

07.11.2008; One female Pied Kingfisher at Khor Zawra.

06.11.2008; One Mistle Thrush at Emirates Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi.

03.11.2008; One European Stonechat at Abu Dhabi Golf & Equestrian Club.

31.10.2008; Two Bar-tailed Lark in the Saih As Sidirah desert.

31.10.2008; One Sociable Lapwing at Ghantoot.

31.10.2008; Three Oriental Turtle Dove at FNDF.

29.10.2008; One Water Rail at Al Wathba Lake.

24.10.2008; One Mediterranean Gull at Fujairah Port Beach, with the adult Lesser Noddy offshore.

22.10.2008; The Little Crake still present at Al Wathba Lake.

18.10.2008; One Blyth's Reed Warbler on Khalidiyah.

15.10.2008; The Forest Wagtail still on Khalidiyah.

14.10.2008; One Little Crake at Al Wathba Lake.

13.10.2008; One Eurasian Bittern in Safa Park.

10.10.2008; One Forest Wagtail on Khalidiyah.

04.10.2008; Two adult Roseate Tern in Khor Kalba Harbour.

04.10.2008; The two adult Lesser Noddy still off Fujairah Port Beach.

04.10.2008; One Common Wood Pigeon at FNDF, as well as a Small Pratincole, a Black-winged Pratincole and a Little Crake.

01.10.2008, One adult Roseate Tern in Khor Kalba Harbour.

29.09.2008; The European Robin still in Mushrif Palace Gardens.

20.09.2008; The Little Gull still on Khor Kalba Harbour.

19.09.2008; One immature Sooty Tern at Ras Dibba.

19.09.2008; Three adult Lesser Noddy off Fujairah Port Beach.

15.09.2008; One European Robin in Mushrif Palace Gardens.

15.09.2008; One immature Sooty Tern at Khor Kalba.

14.09.2008; One Forest Wagtail on Khalidiyah, a very early record

12.09.2008; The immature Sooty Tern still present Fujairah Port Beach.

12.09.2008; One Little Gull in Khor Kalba Harbour.

12.09.2008; One Brown-throated Martin at FNDF.

22.08.2008; The immature and two 1st summer Sooty Tern present Fujairah Port Beach.

14.08.2008; Two adult Lesser Noddy off Fujairah Port Beach.

10.08.2008; One adult Lesser Noddy off Fujairah Port Beach.

10.08.2008; The pale Lesser Noddy still present, but off Fujairah Hilton Hotel.

09.08.2008; One adult Sooty Tern off Fujairah Port Beach.

09.08.2008; One immature Sooty Tern off Fujairah Hilton Hotel. It is the 3rd UAE record.

09.08.2008; One pale Lesser Noddy off Fujairah Hilton Hotel. It is the 3rd UAE record.

01.08.2008; One Long-tailed Skua off Fujairah Hilton Hotel.