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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 red have received a Rare Bird Report, but no verdict yet from the EBRC. Blue indicates a Rare Bird Report is needed from the named observer.

Previous reports:

- 2015 onwards

- 2010 up to and including 1014

- 2003 up to and including 2009

 

Up to 1999:

Date

Nr.

Species

File-nr.

Observer/Report writer

Location

Decision

2003

31.12.03-17.03.2004

4

Wire-tailed Swallow

2003:061

Al Wathba Lake

Accepted

26.12.03-05.03.04

4

Long-eared Owl

2003:60/2004:28

Mushrif National Park

Accepted

26.12.2003

1

Northern Goshawk

2003:059

Mushrif National Park

Accepted

26.12.2003

1

Bay-backed Shrike

2003:058

Wamm Farms

Accepted

26.12.2003

1

Mediterranean Gull

2003:051

Dibba

Not proven

19.12.2003

1

Masked Booby

2003:047

Ra's Dibba

Accepted

18.-28.12.2003

1 ad m

Kurdistan Wheatear

2003:045

Jebel Hafit

Accepted

18.12.2003

1

White-breasted Waterhen

2003:046

Dubai; Jumeirah Beach Park

Accepted

07.12.03-24.12.08

up to 5

Red-knobbed Coot hybrids

2003:042/48

Wimpey Pits (now Al Warsan Lakes)

Accepted (H)

02.12.03-03.02.04

1

Buff-bellied Pipit

2003:044

Dubai Pivot Fields

Accepted

24.11.-11.12.2003

1

Taiga Flycatcher

2003:057

Khalidiyah

Accepted

22.-28.11.2003

6

Cotton Pygmy Goose

2003:043

Wimpey Pits (now Al Warsan Lakes)

Accepted

16.-27.11.2003

1

White-breasted Waterhen

2003:054

The Montgomerie; Emirates Hills Golf Course

Accepted

08.-30.11.2003

1

European Goldfinch

2003:041

Abu Dhabi; Hilton/Spinneys area

Accepted (D)

31.10.2003

1

Brown Booby

2003:049

Ra's Dibba

Accepted

31.10.2003

1

Lappet-faced Vulture

2003:040

Wamm Farms

Accepted

30.10.-02.11.2003

1

Oriental Turtle Dove

2003:39/2005:33

Wamm Farms

Accepted

25.10.03-07.02.04

1

Spotted Thick-knee

2003:053

Abu Dhabi; Al Maqta 3rd crossing

Accepted (D)

24.10.03-20.03.04

1

Long-tailed Shrike

2003:038

Wamm Farms

Accepted

21.10.-07.11.2003

2

Brown-throated Martin

2003:037

Al Wathba Camel Racetrack

Accepted

16.10.2003

1

Brown-throated Martin

2003:036

Jebel Hafit

Accepted

09.10.2003

1

River Warbler

2003:035

Mushrif Palace Gardens

Accepted

06.10.2003

1

Great White Pelican

2003:050

Abu Dhabi Island; Grand Mosque

Accepted

22.09.2003

1

Pied Stonechat

2003:034

Wamm Farms

Accepted

13.09.2003

1

Red-headed Bunting

2003:033

Al Mamzar Park

Accepted (E)

12.-14.09.2003

1

Little Crake

2003:032

Abu Dhabi Golf and Equestrian Club

Accepted

10.-11.09.2003

1

Little Crake

2003:063

Jebel Ali; The Gardens

Not proven

08.09.2003

2

Black Drongo

2003:031

Dubai Post Office

Not proven

05.09.2003

1

Blyth's Reed Warbler

2003:010

Dubai Creek Park

Accepted

28.08.2003

1

Black-winged Pratincole

2003:062

Al Wathba Camel Racetrack

Accepted

28.08.2003

1

Merlin

2003:055

Al Wathba Camel Racetrack

Accepted

22.08.2003

1

Oriental Pratincole

2003:030

Al Wathba Camel Racetrack

Not proven

31.07.2003

1

Brown Noddy

2003:029

Ra's Dibba

Accepted

08.-09.06.2003

1

Red-headed Bunting

2003:027

Safa Park

Accepted (E)

08.06.2003

1

Amur Falcon

2003:028

Shahama

Not proven

25.05. - 05.11.2003

up to 3

Grey-headed Swamphen

2003:026

Wimpey Pits (now Al Warsan Lakes)

Accepted

14.05.2003

1

European Pied Flycatcher

2003:025

Mushrif Palace Gardens

Accepted

07.-08.05.2003

1

Blyth's Reed Warbler

2003:009

Safa Park

Accepted

06.-08.05.2003

2

Blyth's Reed Warbler

2003:024

Abu Dhabi Hilton/Spinney's area

Accepted

06.05.2003

1

Blyth's Reed Warbler

2003:024

Abu Dhabi Hotel Intercontinental

Accepted

02.05.2003

1

Crested Honey Buzzard

2003:023

Al Wathba Camel Racetrack

Accepted

11.04.2003

1

Wire-tailed Swallow

2003:022

Al Wathba Camel Racetrack

Accepted

11.04.2003

1

White-headed Wagtail

2003:064

Dubai Pivot Fields

Not proven

07.04.2003

1

Amur Falcon

2003:021

Shahama

Not proven

03.-04.04.2003

1

Oriental Pratincole

2003:020

Al Wathba Camel Racetrack

Accepted

03.04.2003

1

Common Gull

2003:006

Kalba Corniche

Accepted

21.03.2003

1

Asian Koel

2003:004

Safa Park

Accepted

16.03.2003

3

Pin-tailed Sandgrouse

2003:056

Al Wathba Camel Racetrack

Accepted (E)

13.03.2003-19.01.2004

1

Lesser Flamingo

2003:008

Wimpey Pits and Ra's al-Khor WS

Accepted

12.03.2003

2

Golden Eagle

2003:019

Masafi Wadi

Accepted

09.03.2003

1

Lesser Spotted Eagle

2003:018

Wimpey Pits (now Al Warsan Lakes)

Accepted

09.03.2003

1

White-breasted Waterhen

2003:017

Emirates Golf Club

Accepted

04.03.2003

1

Sooty Shearwater

2003:005

Fujairah Corniche

Accepted

03.-21.03.2003

1

Long-tailed Shrike

2003:007

Dubai; Millennium Airport Hotel

Accepted

25.02. - 05.03.2003

1

Buff-bellied Pipit

2003:016

Abu Dhabi Health and Fitness Club

Accepted

17.02. - 04.03.2003

up to 4

Long-eared Owl

2003:002

Mushrif National Park

Accepted

14.02.2003

1

Mistle Thrush

2003:015

Ghiyathi

Accepted

07.02. - 20.03.2003

up to 6

Buff-bellied Pipit

2003:003

Dubai Pivot Fields

Accepted

06.02.2003

1

Goliath Heron

2003:011

Ra's al-Khor Wildlife Sanctuary

Not proven

28.01.2003

1

Sykes's Nightjar

2003:014

Al Wathba Camel Racetrack

Not proven

03.01.2003

1

Yellow-browed Warbler

2003:001

Jebel Ali Hotel

Accepted

02.-15.01.2003

1

Ring Ouzel

2003:013

Jebel Hafit

Accepted

02.-04.01.2003

1

Ring Ouzel

2003:012

Mushrif Palace Gardens & AD Golf and Eq. Cl.

Accepted

01.01.-15.04.2003

6

Whooper Swan

2003:052

Wimpey Pits (now Al Warsan Lakes)

Accepted

01.01.-10.02.2003

1

Mistle Thrush

2003:066

Jebel Hafit

Accepted

01.01.2003

1

Moustached Warbler

2003:065

Qurrayah

Accepted

2002

27.12.2002-10.01.2003

1

Wire-tailed Swallow

2002:030

Dubai Pivot Fields & Wimpey Pits

Accepted

26.12.2002

1

Buff-bellied Pipit

2002:028

Wimpey Pits (now Al Warsan Lakes)

Accepted

24.12.2002-08.03.2003

3

Mute Swan

2002:041

Wimpey Pits (now Al Warsan Lakes)

Accepted

13.-27.12.2002

1

Buff-bellied Pipit

2002:027

Dubai Pivot Fields

Accepted

04.12.2002

1

Eurasian Woodcock

2002:029

Safa Park

Accepted

29.11.2002-01.02.2003

1

Small Pratincole

2002:026

Wimpey Pits (now Al Warsan Lakes)

Accepted

24.11.2002-08.01.2003

1

White-breasted Waterhen

2002:034

Safa Park

Accepted

14.11.2002

1imm F

Amur Falcon

2002:047

Wamm Farms

Accepted

14.11.2002

3

Brown-throated Martin

2002:043

Al Wathba Camel Racetrack

Accepted

11.-28.10.2002

up to 2

Brown Noddy

2002:020/21/22

Ra's Dibba

Accepted

13.09. & 09.11.2002

1

White-eyed Gull

2002:013/039

Fujairah Port Beach

Accepted

14.06.02-23.03.08

1 ad

Red-knobbed Coot

2002:010

Wimpey Pits (now Al Warsan Lakes)

Accepted

16.05.2002

1

River Warbler

2002:038

Emirates Golf Club

Accepted

24.04.2002

1

Amur Falcon

2002:042

Shahama

Accepted

12.04.2002

1

Brown Booby

2002:040

Fujairah Port Beach

Accepted

29.03. - 05.04.2002

1

Brown-throated Martin

2002:037

Al Wathba Camel Racetrack

Accepted

11.03.2002

1

Oriental Pratincole

2002:031

Al Wathba Camel Racetrack

Not proven

08.03.2002

1 ad M

Merlin

2002:036

Al Wathba Camel Racetrack

Accepted

01.02.2002

1

Merlin

2002:035

Al Wathba Camel Racetrack

Accepted

20.01.2002

1

Pacific Swift

2002:002

Emirates Golf Club

11.01.2002

1

Merlin

2002:045

Al Wathba Camel Racetrack

Accepted

10.01.2002

1ad M

Hen Harrier

2002:046

Abu Dhabi Island (Airport Road)

Accepted

03.01.2002

1 ad M

Ring Ouzel

2002:044

Ghantoot

Accepted

02.01.2002

1

Golden Eagle

2002:033

Bab Oilfield

Accepted

01.01.2002

1

Merlin

2002:032

Bab Oilfield

Accepted

2001

2000

18.01.2000

1

Brown Skua

2000:084

Sandy Beach Motel

Not proven

18.01.2000

1

Brown-/South Polar Skua

2000:084

Sandy Beach Motel

Accepted

1999

09-18.11.1999

1

Lesser Flamingo

1999:052

Ra's al-Khor

Accepted

15.10.1999

1

Great Snipe

1999:055

Al Wathba Camel Racetrack

Accepted

24.09.1992

1

Pacific Swift

1999:019

Al Wathba Camel Racetrack

1998

11-13.05.1998

1

Green Warbler

1998:068

Khalidiyah

Accepted

1997

10.12.1997

1

Black-winged Kite

1997:085

Umm al-Quaiwain

Not proven

02.-03.02.1997

2

Golden Eagle

1997:086

Madinat Zayed desert

Accepted

1996

30.09.1996

1

Saker

1996:080

near Sweihan

Accepted (D)

1995

1994

22.11.1994

1

Ring Ouzel

1994:062

Emirates Golf Club

Accepted

1993

21.-25.10.1993

1

Cetti's Warbler

1993:064

Ruwais reed beds

Accepted

29.03.1993

1

Eurasian Griffon Vulture

1993:093

Masafi

Accepted

25.03.1993

1

Finsch's Wheatear

1993:094

Abu al-Abyadh

Accepted

1992

23.-27.11.1992

1

Oriental Pratincole

1992:003

Emirates Golf Club

Not proven

09.02.1992

1

Black-bellied Sandgrouse

1992:005

Abu al-Abyadh Island

1989

23.01.1989

1

Ring Ouzel

1989:002

Emirates Golf Club

Accepted

1988

03.12.1988

1

Lappet-faced Vulture

1988:001

Abu Dhabi - Al Ain Road

Accepted