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LogocolourDecisions on UAE Rare Bird Reports received

The EBRC would like to thank all observers who have submitted Rare Bird Reports for the time and effort they have
taken to do so.

For an explanation of the decision-making process, see this link.

We are initially working through all records from 2005 until today. Any observer wishing to check a verdict on an RBR
from prior to 2005 should email the EBRC Secretary or Tommy Pedersen (see under Contact).

 

An observation will be classified as one of either:

- Accepted. Placed in Category A.
- Accepted (D). Escape not ruled out. Placed in Category D.
- Accepted (E). Definite escape. Placed in Category E.
- Accepted (H). Hybrid or probable hybrid origin.
- Not proven. Insufficient evidence for acceptance.

Species in blue have received a Rare Bird Report, but no verdict yet from the EBRC. Red indicates a Rare Bird Report is needed from the named observer.

Previous reports:

- 2010 up to and including 2014

- 2003 up to and including 2009

- up to and including 2002

 

2015 and later:

Date

Nr.

Species

File-nr.

Observer/Report writer

Location

Decision

2017

22.11.2017

1

Great White Pelican

Ra's al-Khor--Mangrove Hide

18.11.2017

1

Fieldfare

K Al Dhaheri

Jebel Dhanna--housing area

17.11.2017

1

Spotted Eagle-Owl (Arabian)

A Stoquert/M Smiles

Hajar Mts

01.11.2017

2

Spotted Eagle-Owl (Arabian)

A Stoquert

Hajar Mts

29.10.2017

1

Pied Bush Chat

P Arras

Private estate near Green Mubazzarah

28.10.2017

1

Yellow-browed Warbler

M Smiles

Al Mamzar Park

28.10.2017

1

Black Drongo

N Riddiford

Mushrif National Park

25.10.2017

1

Yellow-browed Warbler

S Lloyd

Mushrif PG

07.10.2017

1

Green Warbler

2017:033

Mushrif PG

Accepted

27.09.2017

1

Green Warbler

Anna B de Alba/Stoquert

Wadi Wurayah NP

21-25.09.2017

1

Lesser Noddy

2017:026

Luo'alou'ayyah beach

Accepted

21.09.2017

1

Blyth's Reed Warbler

2017:030

Mushrif PG

Accepted

16.09.2017

1

Blyth's Reed Warbler

2017:031

Al Mamzar Park

Accepted

16.09.2017

1

Green Warbler

2017:027

Al Mamzar Park

Accepted

16.09.2017

1

Shikra

2017:032

Wamm Farms

Accepted

15.09.2017

1

Pied Bushchat

2017:025

Wamm Farms

Accepted

02-03.09.2017

2

Blyth's Reed Warbler

2017:028/9

Mushrif PG

Accepted

31.08.2017

1

Green Warbler

2017:023

Al Mamzar Park

Accepted

21.05.2017

1

Brown Booby

2017:022

Off Mirfa

Not Proven

19.05.2017

1

Swinhoe's Storm Petrel

2017:020

Khor Kalba Pelagic

Accepted

19-27.05.2017

2

Eastern Cattle Egret

2017:019

Wamm Farms

Accepted

05.05.2017

1

Roseate Tern

2017:015

Fujairah Port Beach

Accepted

28.04.2017

1 m

Siberian Chiffchaff

OJ Campbell, A Ward

Emirates Palace

25.04.2017

1

Common Linnet

2017:017

Safa Park

Accepted

25.04.2017

1

Common Wood Pigeon

2017:021

Saih al Salam--Bike Cafe

Accepted (D)

16.04.2017

1

Common Wood Pigeon

2017:018

Dubai Safari Park

Accepted (D)

05.04.2017

1

Common Wood Pigeon

2017:012

Private estate near Green Mubazzarah

Accepted (D)

01.04.2017

1

Eastern Cattle Egret

2017:016

Ajman WTP

Accepted

20.03.2017

1 m

Omani Owl

A Stoquaert & E Sansault

Wadi Wurrayah NP

18.03.2017

1 m

Common Reed Bunting

2017:014

Al Wathba Wetland Reserve

Accepted

14.-20.03.2017

2

Wire-tailed Swallow

2017:002

Al Ain Cement factory quarries

Accepted

01-04.03.2017

1

Dalmatian Pelican

2017:013

UAQ--general area & RAK--Mangrove Hide

Accepted

01.03.2017

1

Intermediate Egret

2017:024

Al Jazirah Khor

Not Proven

18.02.2017

1

Great Snipe

2017:011

Wamm Farms

Accepted

17.02.2017

1 f

Red-crested Pochard

2017:010

Al Warsan Lakes

Accepted

04.02.2017

1 ad

Great Spotted Cuckoo

2017:009

Wamm Farms

Accepted

03.02.2017

1

Black-legged Kittiwake

2017:007

UAQ marina

Accepted

03.02.2017

1

Redwing

2017:008

Mushrif Palace Gardens

Accepted

03-04.02.2017

1

Wire-tailed Swallow

2017:006

Wamm Farms

Accepted

03.02-17.03.2017

1

Wire-tailed Swallow

2017:005

Al Warsan Lakes

Accepted

27.01.2017

1 f

Eversmann's Redstart

2017:004

Sila'a--Peninsula Plantations

Accepted

16.01-03.02.2017

1

Mistle Thrush

2017:003

Safa Park

Accepted

14.01.2017

1

Wire-tailed Swallow

NP Williams

Zakher Lake

14.01.2017 onwards

2 f

Red-crested Pochard

2017:001

Al Wathba Wetland Reserve

Accepted

2016

31.12.16-13.01.2017

1 f

Eversmann's Redstart

2016:042

Wadi Bih--Colin's Farm

Accepted

01-03.12.2016

1

Little Bustard

2016:039

Fujairah emirate

Accepted

28.11.2016 onwards

1 f

Red-crested Pochard

2016:041

Al Ain Cement factory quarries

Accepted

23.11.2016

1

Yellow-browed Warbler

2016:037

DDCR

Accepted

16-22.11.2016

1

White-capped Bunting

2016:038

Private estate near Green Mubazzarah

Accepted

15.11.2016

1

Mistle Thrush

2016:031

Al Mamzar Park

Not Proven

12-13.11.2016

1

Little Bunting

2016:029

Emirates Palace

Accepted

12-13.11.2016

1

Dusky Warbler

2016:040

Mushrif Palace Gardens

Accepted

10.11-16.12.2016

1 fem

Eversmann's Redstart

2016:030

Wamm Farms

Accepted

10-11.11.2016

1

Masked Booby

2016:028

Dibba Port

Accepted

09.11.2016

1

Spur-winged Lapwing

2016:035

Khalifa City A flash

Accepted

09.11-17.12.2016

1

Spur-winged Lapwing

2016:036

Zakher Lake

Accepted

05-12.11.2016

1

Yellow-browed Warbler

2016:027

Emirates Palace

Accepted

30.10.2016

1

Taiga Flycatcher

2016:026

Al Mamzar Park

Accepted

29-30.10.2016

2

Yellow-browed Warbler

2016:024

Al Mamzar Park

Accepted

29.10.2016 onwards

1

Ashy Drongo

2016:025

Al Mamzar Park

Accepted

21.10.2016

1

Red-footed Booby (deceased)

2016:043

Al Hamra beach, Western Region

Accepted

17.10.2016

1

Little Crake

2016:034

Private estate near Green Mubazzarah

Accepted

14.10.2016

1

Great Stone-curlew

2016:044

Al Rafa’a bridge and beach

Accepted

10.10.2016 onwards

1

Black Drongo

2016:023

Mushrif NP

Accepted

08-10.10.2016

1

Common Crane

2016:022

Zakher Lake

Accepted

04.10.2016

1

Subalpine Warbler

2016:032

Al Mamzar Park

Not Proven

30.09.2016

2

Swinhoe's Storm Petrel

2016:020

Khor Kalba Pelagic Trip

Accepted

30.09.2016

1

European Honey Buzzard

2016:021

Wamm Farms

Accepted

25.09.2016

1

Black Drongo

2016:019

Dubai Polo and Equestrian Club

Accepted

13.09.2016

1

Red Knot

2016:018

Khor al-Beida

Accepted

03.09.2016

1

Red-headed Bunting

2016:017

Al Mamzar Park

Accepted

02.09.2016

1

Swinhoe's Storm Petrel

2016:016

Khor Kalba Pelagic Trip

Accepted

19-26.08.2016

3

Blyth's Reed Warbler

2016:014

Mushrif Palace Gardens

Accepted

05.08.2016

1

Swinhoe's Storm Petrel

2016:015

Khor Kalba Pelagic Trip

Accepted

05.08.2016 onwards

10

African Collared Dove

SP Lloyd

Wamm Farms

24.06.2016

2

Swinhoe's Storm Petrel

2016:012

Khor Kalba Pelagic Trip

Accepted

24.06.2016

3

Arctic Tern

2016:011

Khor Kalba Pelagic Trip

Accepted

22.06.2016

1

Banded Martin

2016:013

Private estate near Green Mubazzarah

Not Proven

04.05.2016

1

Green Warbler

2016:006

Mushrif Palace Gardens

Accepted

11.04-17.05.2016

1

African Collared Dove

J Judas

Zubara--Jebel al Hurrayah

03.04.2016

1

Black Scrub Robin

2016:010

Sila'a--fodder field

Accepted

27.03.2016

1

Little Crake

2016:009

Al Warsan Lakes

Accepted

26.03-08.04.2016

1

Eastern Cattle Egret

2016:007

Wamm Farms

Accepted

10.03.2016

1

Ashy Drongo

2016:033

Jebel Nafka, Old Sarooj

Drongo sp

06.03.2016

1 ad

Long-tailed Skua (5 juv not proven)

2016:008

Dalma Island ferry

Accepted

17.02.2016

2

Black Drongo

2015:039b

Zabeel Park

Accepted

09-26.02.16

1

Spur-winged Lapwing

2016:004

Zakher Lake

Accepted

06.02.2016

1

Asian Koel

2016:004

Al Warsan Lakes

Accepted

09.01.2016

1

Mediterranean Gull

2016:003

Mafraq Rubbish Tip

Accepted

07-11.01.2016

1

Mediterranean Gull

2016:002

Abu Dhabi Golf and Equestrian Club

Accepted

02.01.2016

1

Pacific Swift

2016:001

Yas Island

Accepted

2015

12.12.15-05.02.16

2

Great White Pelican

2015:040

Ajman WTP, then one at Mangrove Hide

Accepted

10.12.2015

1

Black Drongo

2015:039a

Zabeel Park--south

Accepted

28.11-15.12.2015

1

Red-crested Pochard

2015:037

Al Wathba Wetland Reserve

Accepted

27.11.2015

1

Asian Koel

2015:038

Green Mubazzarah

Accepted

22-28.11.2015

1

Spur-winged Lapwing

2015:033

Mafraq

Accepted

15.11.2015

1 imm

Little Gull

2015:032

Fujairah Port Beach

Accepted

13.11.2015

1

Amur Falcon

2015:035

Wamm Farms

Accepted

07.11.2015

1

Caspian Stonechat

2015:036

Wamm Farms

Accepted

07.11.2015

1f

Pied Bushchat

2015:034

Wamm Farms

Accepted

31.10.2015

1

Ashy Drongo

2015:029

Al Mamzar Park

Accepted

31.10.2015

1

Lanceolated Warbler

2015:031

Emirates Palace

Not Proven

31.10.2015

1

Black-winged Kite

2015:041

Al Wathba Wetland Reserve

Accepted

31.10.2015

1

Dusky Thrush

2015:042

Wamm Farms

Accepted

29.10.2015

1

White-crowned Wheatear

2015:030

Jebel Hafit

Accepted

29.10.2015

1

Pheasant-tailed Jacana

2015:028

Saih al Salam--Al Qudra Lake

Accepted

09.10.2015

1

Swinhoe's Storm Petrel

2015:027

Khor Kalba Pelagic

Accepted

03-09.10.2015

1

Collared Flycatcher

2015:025

Al Mamzar Park

Accepted

24.09.2015

1

Hume's Whitethroat

2015:026

Dalma Island

Accepted

12.09.2015

1

Green Warbler

2015:022

Dubai Pivot Fields

Accepted

04.09.2015

1

Blyth's Reed Warbler

2015:021

Al Mamzar Park

Accepted

30.08.& 14.09.2015

1

Cory's/Scopoli's Shearwater

2015:024

Khor Kalba Pelagic

Accepted

04.07.2015

1

Jacobin Cuckoo

2015:020

Wamm Farms

Accepted

03-04.07.2015

4

Amur Falcon

2015:019

Wamm Farms

Accepted

13-26.06.2015

2

Amur Falcon

2015:018

Wamm Farms

Accepted

10.06.2015 onwards

1

Black Drongo

2015:017

Mushrif National Park

Accepted

09.05.2015

1

Calandra Lark

2015:009

Wamm Farms

Accepted

09.05.2015

1

Red-headed Bunting

2015:008

Al Mamzar Park

Accepted

02.05.2015

1 ad

Shikra

2015:043

Al Ain WTP

Accepted

07.04.2015

1

Black Drongo

2015:010

Discovery Gardens

Accepted

21.03.2015 onwards

1m

Taiga Flycatcher

2015:006

Al Mamzar Park

Accepted

21.03.2015

1m

Little Crake

2015:012

Al Wathba Wetland Reserve

Accepted

20.03.2015

1

Asian Koel

2015:016

Jebel Dhanna

Accepted

20.03.2015 onwards

up to 2

Eastern Cattle Egret

2015:005

Wamm Farms

Accepted

20.03.2015

1

Black-winged Kite

2015:004

Dubai Pivot Fields

Accepted

08-13.03.2015

1

Omani Owl

2015:023

Wadi Wurayah National Park

Accepted

06.03.2015

3

Caspian Stonechat

2015:013

Sila'a Peninsula

Accepted

01.03.2015

1

Mesopotamian Crow

2015:003

Al Rafa'a bridge and beach

Accepted

17.02.2015

1

European Goldfinch (Grey-headed)

2015:014

Private estate near Green Mubazzarah

Accepted (D)

07.02.2015

1

Asian Koel

2015:001

Al Mamzar Park

Accepted

07.02.2015 onwards

2

Wire-tailed Swallow

2015:002

Al Warsan Lakes

Accepted

24.01.2015 onwards

1

Asian Koel

2015:007

Safa Park

Accepted

18-20.01.2015

1

Red-crested Pochard

2015:015

Palm Sports Resort

Accepted

01.01-07.02.2015

1

Ashy Drongo

2015:011

Al Mamzar Park

Accepted

01.01.2015

1

Brown Booby

2015:044

Zubara Beach

Accepted