Ains Casson: United Arab Emirates (UAE) Life List EBRC, All records Record(s) 1 to 151 of 151 total. Seq. Species Scientific Name Date Location Comments 1 Egyptian Goose Alopochen aegyptiaca 25/01/2014 Eastern Mangroves, Abu Dhabi 2 Gadwall Anas strepera 13/01/2018 Al Wathba WLR, back pond 3 Mallard Anas platyrhynchos 17/01/2014 Eastern Mangroves, Abu Dhabi 4 Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata 07/11/2015 Al Wathba Nature Reserve, Abu Dhabi 5 Northern Pintail Anas acuta 25/02/2017 Zakhar Lake, Al Ain, UAE Lone female 6 Common Pochard Aythya ferina 25/02/2017 Zakhur Lake, Al Ain, UAE 7 Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula 25/02/2017 Zukhar Lake, Al AIn, UAE 8 Chukar Alectoris chukar 20/07/1995 Troodos Massif Cyprus 9 Grey Francolin Francolinus pondicerianus 17/01/2014 Eastern Mangroves, Abu Dhabi 10 Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis 25/02/2017 Zukhar Lake, Al Ain, UAE 11 Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis 07/11/2015 Al Wathba Nature Reserve, Abu Dhabi 12 Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus 15/01/2004 Dammam Harbour Rd, Saudi Arabia Grubbing about in the muck behind the causeway road. 13 Wilson's Storm Petrel Oceanites oceanicus 03/07/2015 Mussarah Reef, offshore east UAE During diving Trip, east UAE (Indian Ocean). 14 White Stork Ciconia ciconia 16/07/2001 El Gassi Oilfield, Algeria. 105kms south of Hassi Messaoud. A flock of 6+ standing in the desert near the main camp at Gassi on migration. E6 slide pix. 15 Eurasian Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo sinensis/hanedae 24/02/2017 Al Ain, UAE Flying over the One to One Faya Hotel. 16 Socotra Cormorant Phalacrocorax nigrogularis 20/10/2010 Doha Thousands migrating along the coast of Doha. 17 Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus 26/11/2000 River Kura, Caspian Sea coast, Azerbijan 18 Grey Heron Ardea cinerea 21/12/2001 Neftchala, Caspian Sea, Azerbijan 19 Purple Heron Ardea purpurea 08/10/2001 El Gassi Oilfield, Algeria Flock migration, middle of the desert again. And, RSPB wouldn't believe me when I wrote to them at the time. 20 Great Egret Ardea alba 21/12/2000 Neftchala, Caspian Sea coast, Azerbijan 21 Intermediate Egret Mesophoyx intermedia 28/03/2014 Eastern Mangroves, Abu Dhabi 22 Little Egret Egretta garzetta 25/02/2017 Zakhar Lake, Al Ain, UAE Not the first sighting but it'll do... I'll change later. 23 Indian Reef Heron Egretta gularis schistacea 15/12/2012 Corniche, Doha, Qatar Western Reef Heron, Grey Phase, but this list hasn't got it on. Both Morphs Eastern Mangroves, Abu Dhabi, UAE... 20 Nov 2013. 24 Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis 29/09/2001 GEA Oilfield Algeria Another mid-desert migration sighting. 25 Indian Pond Heron Ardeola grayii 24/02/2017 Geen Mubarrah, Al Ain, UAE Flew out of the smallest pond in the world next to the main campsite road 26 Striated Heron Butorides striata 30/11/2013 Abu Dhabi Marina Breakwater 27 Black-crowned Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax 21/12/2000 River Kura, Caspian Sea coast 28 Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus 07/04/2018 Al Wathba Wetlands, UAE Single bird on pond at the back of the Flamingo Hide. Took off as soon as I stepped out. It was over 100m away. A wild one. 29 Osprey Pandion haliaetus 18/12/2013 Hail Island, offshore Abu Dhabi A few pairs, and more on Mubarraz and Bu Tinah Island. Bigger than the Aussie version. They have adapted well by taking Cormorant and also burying fish in the sand near the nest for summer food stores. 30 Crested Honey Buzzard Pernis ptilorhynchus 16/01/2020 Soaring over Ruwais Town 4 of 31 Black-eared Kite Milvus migrans lineatus/formosanus 25/02/2017 Zukah Lake, Al Ain, UAE A bit of a rarity in these parts. Also seen the Camargue where they are everywhere. My old book has them as migrans with no sub-sp. 32 Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus 09/03/1997 REG Oilfield (El Gassi) Algeria A wounded juvenile that flew into some HT pylons and was adopted by the Algerian Paras that were supposed to be guarding us. They insisted it was an Eagle! 33 Western Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus 04/10/2014 Eastern Mangroves, Abu Dhabi 34 Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus 18/11/2018 Al Maha Forest, Ghantoot, UAE Aparently you don't see many of then around here. 35 Greater Spotted Eagle Aquila clanga 25/02/2017 Zuhkar Lakes, Al Ain, UAE Awesome bird, soaring over the Camel farm and lake shore with a Booted Eagle in tow. 36 Booted Eagle Aquila pennata 25/02/2017 Zukhar Lake, Al Ain, UAE With a Gtr Spotted Eagle 37 Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni 16/09/2019 Soaring outside ADNOC HQ Abu Dhabi Male & Female 38 Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus 24/02/2017 Green Mubarrah, Al Ain, UAE Seen many times in the UK. 39 Eurasian Hobby Falco subbuteo 04/09/2002 Offshore Saudi Arabia Used the ships updraft over the superstructure to hover. 27 05N 50 25E. Got a decent E6 slide pic too. 40 Purple Swamphen Porphyrio porphyrio 13/01/2018 Al Wathba back pond 41 Eurasian Coot Fulica atra 25/02/2017 Zukhar Lake, Al AIn, UAE 11 of. Seen loads in the UK. 42 Red-wattled Lapwing Vanellus indicus 15/11/2013 Eastern Mangroves, Abu Dhabi, UAE 43 White-tailed Lapwing Vanellus leucurus 10/03/2018 Al Wathba Wetlands 44 Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola 10/03/2017 Eastern Mangroves 45 Lesser Sand Plover Charadrius mongolus [atrifrons-group] 26/02/2019 NW coast, Dalma Island 46 Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus 20/12/2013 Eastern Mangroves, ABu Dhabi, UAE 47 Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula 20/12/2013 Eastern Mangroves, Abu Dhabi 48 Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus 21/02/2014 Eastern Mangroves Abu Dhabi, UAE Seen loads in the UK. Will put them on at another time. 49 Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus 15/11/2013 Eastern Mangoves, ABu Dhabi, UAE Also seen on the Salt Marsh, Calpi, Spain a good few years ago. 50 Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta 22/04/2017 Al Wathba NR 51 Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus 16/02/2019 Bu Sayayeef MPA Abu Dhabi 52 Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos 22/11/2013 Eastern Mangroves, Abu Dhabi, UAE 53 Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus 22/04/2017 Al Wathba NR 54 Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis 10/03/2018 Al Wathba Wetlands 55 Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola 02/02/2019 Al Wathba Wetland Reserve in amounst a load of Timminck's Stints. 56 Common Redshank Tringa totanus 21/02/2014 Eastern Mangroves, Abu Dhabi, UAE 57 Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus 22/11/2013 Eastern Mangroves, Abu Dhabi, UAE 58 Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata 05/03/2016 Eastern Mangroves, Abu Dhabi, UAE 59 Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica 05/03/2016 Eastern Mangroves 60 Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres 15/11/2013 Eastern Mangroves, ABu Dhabi, UAE 61 Sanderling Calidris alba 05/02/2014 Mubarraz Island, offshore ABu Dhabi, UAE 62 Little Stint Calidris minuta 15/11/2013 Eastern Mangroves, Abu Dhabi, UAE 63 Temminck's Stint Calidris temminckii 22/04/2017 Al Wathba NR 64 Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea 22/04/2017 Al Wathba NR 65 Ruff Philomachus pugnax 16/02/2016 Al Wathba Nature Reserve, Abu Dhabi, UAE 66 Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago 22/04/2017 Al Wathba NR 67 Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus 29/08/2002 Abu Safah Oilfield, offshore Saudi Arabia, Arabian Gulf 68 Cream-coloured Courser Cursorius cursor 10/09/2001 El Gassi Oilfield, Algeria 69 Slender-billed Gull Chroicocephalus genei 29/08/2000 Offshore Arabian Gulf, Saudi Arabia. 19 17N 49 17E All over the place in the Gulf. Collect in their hundred by ships at night collecting small fry off the surface attracted by the ship's deck lights. 70 Common Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus 05/03/2016 Marina Al Bateen, Abu Dhabi, UAE Winter visitor - plus all over the plave in the UK 71 Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus 30/11/2000 offshore Neftchala, Caspian Sea, Azerbaijan 72 Sooty Gull Ichthyaetus hemprichii 07/02/2003 Arabian Gulf 27 06N 50 13E Also Marina Al Bateen, ABu Dhabi, 6th May 2015. Flew past my living room window. 73 Great Black-headed Gull Ichthyaetus ichthyaetus 31/01/2014 Saadiyat Public Beach, Abu Dhabi, UAE A winter migrant to the southern Gulf. 74 Russian Common Gull Larus canus heinei 28/11/2000 Offshore Caspian Sea, Azerbaijan 75 Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans 08/02/2015 Marina Al Bateen, Abu Dhabi, UAE Another living room window fly by. 76 Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus fuscus/heuglini/barabensis 20/12/2013 Eastern Mangroves, Abu Dhabi, UAE Larus Heuglini - leave the bloody names alone will you because I've got Steppe (barabenis) & Baltic (fuscus fuscus) 12 Feb 2017 as well. Different grey colour wings. 77 Bridled Tern Onychoprion anaethetus 12/02/2017 Hail/Gull Island, offshore Abu Dhabi Common south Gulf, see them every time there's a field visit. 78 Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica 04/02/2004 Offshore Arabian Gulf 28 07 11N 49 57.9E 79 Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia 31/01/2014 Saadiyat Public Beach, ABu Dhabi, UAE 80 Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida Offshore north Saudi Arabian Gulf. 2003- 2004. Zuluf and Safania oilfields. 81 Common Tern Sterna hirundo 24 23 08.9N 54 30.16.6E Mussafa, Abu Dhabi 2015. Forgot to write the date down... 82 White-cheeked Tern Sterna repressa 12/06/2014 Marina Al Bateen, Abu Dhabi, UAE Another fly by... and, all over the south Gulf in summer. 83 Swift Tern Thalasseus bergii 04/07/2015 Mussanah Resort, Oman 84 Lesser Crested Tern Thalasseus bengalensis Offshore Arabian Gulf Pictures of 25+ sitting on the bridge handrail looking at me looking at them. 2003 sometime. 85 Pomarine Skua Stercorarius pomarinus 20/12/2000 Offshore Neftchala, Caspian Sea, Azerbijan A bit further north than the book shows... 86 Rock Dove Columba livia 24/02/2017 Green Mubbarah, Al Ain, UAE A real one sitting in a cave up on a Jebel craggy cliff face. 87 European Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur 28/04/2001 El Gassi oilfield, ALgeria arenicola rather than turtur, unless it was just covered on sand and shit. 88 Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto 13/01/2014 Saadiyat Public Beach and just about everywhere else... ... in the UK 89 Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis 24/11/2013 Outside Hilton Hotel, Corniche, Abu Dhabi ... and just about everywhere else out here. 90 Rose-ringed Parakeet Psittacula krameri 07/12/2013 Kaladiyah Park, ABu Dhabi, UAE All escapees gone feral. 91 Pharaoh Eagle-Owl Bubo ascalaphus 15/02/2015 Desert road, north of AUH - Al Ain highway. Sitting in the middle of the road. Pitch black no lights. I thought it was a Bedou! 92 Egyptian Nightjar Caprimulgus aegyptius 17/09/2001 El Gassi Oilfield, Algeria 93 Pallid Swift Apus pallidus 12/11/2013 ADNOC HQ, Corniche, Abu Dhabi They use the old HQ building as a nest site. 94 Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis 21/12/2000 River Kura, Neftchala, Azerbaijan Not on the river, but a dirty deep puddle next to the road! Unmistakable. A black and white Kingfisher! 95 Green Bee-Eater Merops orientalis 19/09/2014 Mercure Hotel, Jebel Jafeet, Al Ain, UAE 96 European Bee-Eater Merops apiaster 29/03/2013 El Gassi oilfield, Algeria In around the base camp near the swimming pool. 97 Indian Roller Coracias benghalensis 14/09/2014 Al Ain Botanical Gardens 98 Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops 30/03/2001 El Gassi oilfield, Algeria 99 Eurasian Wryneck Jynx torquilla 28/03/2002 GEA oilfield main base, Algeria Picture of it in hand. 100 Daurian Shrike Lanius isabellinus Al Wathba Nature Reserve, Abu Dhabi, UAE Spring 2016. Picture of it sitting on top of a twig 101 Southern Grey Shrike Lanius meridionalis aucheri 19/09/2014 Al Ain Archaeological Gardens 102 Eastern Woodchat Shrike Lanius senator niloticus 10/03/2018 Al Wathba Wetlands 103 Brown-necked Raven Corvus ruficollis 02/12/2015 Ras Al Kaimah. On the flat plain before the big climb up the mountain where all the Indians decide to have a BBQ! 104 Greater Hoopoe-Lark Alaemon alaudipes 15/04/1997 REB oilfield Algeria 105 Desert Lark Ammomanes deserti 24/02/2017 Wadi AL Terat, AL Ain, UAE 106 Greater Short-toed Lark Calandrella brachydactyla 28/03/2002 GEA oilfield, Algeria 107 Crested Lark Galerida cristata 14/02/2014 Al Sader, UAE 108 Eurasian Skylark Alauda arvensis 29/10/2000 Offshore Caspian Sea, Azerbaijan Migrant on its way somewhere that landed on the M/v Baki. 109 Sand Martin Riparia riparia 27/04/2001 El Gassi oilfield, Algeria 2 of, in the camp after a sandstorm. 110 Pale Crag Martin Ptyonoprogne obsoleta 19/09/2014 Mercure Hotel, Jebel Hafeet, Al Ain 111 Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica 04/04/2001 El Gassi oilfield Like most of the birds in and around El Gassi, they were using the base camp as a stop over for a bit of kip and a drink out the swimming pool. 112 Common House Martin Delichon urbicum 04/04/2001 El Gassi oilfield, Algeria 113 White-spectacled Bulbul Pycnonotus xanthopygos 07/12/2013 Hiltonia Park, Corniche, ABu Dhabi 114 White-eared Bulbul Pycnonotus leucotis 04/11/2013 Everywhere in Abu Dhabi 115 Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita 24/02/2017 Green Mubarrah, Al Ain, UAE 116 Plain Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus neglectus 24/02/2017 Green Mubarrah, Al Ain, UAE. 117 Eastern Olivaceous Warbler Iduna pallida 24/08/2000 Offshore Caspian Sea Landed on the m/v Baki near the old platforms 118 Sedge Warbler Acrocephalus schoenobaenus 16/09/2001 El Gassi oilfield main camp, Algeria 119 Indian Reed Warbler Acrocephalus stentoreus brunnescens 04/07/2015 Mussahara Resort, Oman Is it a Clamorous or not! 120 Savi's Warbler Locustella luscinioides 12/09/2001 El Gassi oilfield main camp 121 Graceful Prinia Prinia gracilis 11/04/2015 Opposite Mugg & Bean, Al Marasy Buildings, AL Bateen, Abu Dhabi 122 Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca 24/02/2017 Wadi Al Terat, Al Ain, UAE ID'd as a Desert Lesser Whitethroat. 123 Menetries's Warbler Sylvia mystacea 14/02/2017 Bu Tinah Island, offshore south Gulf, Abu Dhabi, UAE Picture 124 Arabian Babbler Turdoides squamiceps 24/02/2017 Green Mubbarah, Al Ain, UAE 125 Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin Cercotrichas galactotes 07/04/2018 Al Wathba Wetlands, Abu Dhabi 126 White-throated Robin Irania gutturalis Neftchala, Azerbaijab Autumn 2000 127 Bluethroat Luscinia svecica 13/01/2018 Al Wathba WLR, dirt road to back of reserve 128 Common Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus 28/04/2001 El Gassi oilfield mian camp, Algeria 129 Eastern Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros 03/10/2001 El Gassi oilfield mian camp, Algeria 130 Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush Monticola saxatilis 17/03/2018 Jebel Hafeet, Al Ain 131 Blue Rock Thrush Monticola solitarius 24/02/2017 Wadi Al Terat 132 White-crowned Wheatear Oenanthe leucopyga 25/02/1997 REG oilfield main base 133 Hooded Wheatear Oenanthe monacha 17/03/2018 Jebel Hafeet, Al Ain 134 Hume's Wheatear Oenanthe albonigra 24/02/2017 Green Mubarrah 135 Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe 25/09/2001 GEA oilfield main camp, Algeria seabohui 136 Pied Wheatear Oenanthe pleschanka 08/03/2019 South Gayiathi Farm 137 Black-eared Wheatear Oenanthe hispanica 30/03/2001 El Gassi oilfield main camp, Algeria melanoleuca 138 Red-tailed Wheatear Oenanthe chrysopygia 25/09/2001 GEA oilfield main camp, Algeria 139 Desert Wheatear Oenanthe deserti 11/03/1997 REG oilfield main camp, Algeria 140 Isabelline Wheatear Oenanthe isabellina 31/03/2002 GEA oilfield main camp, Algeria 141 Black-throated Thrush Turdus atrogularis 24/02/2017 Green Mubarrah Not common in these parts apparently. 142 Song Thrush Turdus philomelos 24/02/2017 Green Mubarrah 143 Common Myna Acridotheres tristis 04/11/2013 All over Abu Dhabi! 144 Purple Sunbird Cinnyris asiaticus 24/04/2015 Fujaira Miramar Hotel 145 White Wagtail Motacilla alba 24/02/2017 Green mubarrah, Al Ain, UAE 146 Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris 27/02/2001 El Gassi oilfield main base, Algeria 147 Water Pipit Anthus spinoletta 14/12/2016 Bu Tinah Island, offshore Abu Dhabi, Sth Arabian Gulf 148 Striolated Bunting Emberiza striolata 24/02/2017 Wadi Al Terat, Al Ain, UAE 149 Trumpeter Finch Bucanetes githagineus 07/09/2019 Al Marasy, Mariner Al Bateen, Abu Dhabi Perched on the windowledge of our apartment. 150 House Sparrow Passer domesticus 04/11/2013 Hilton Hotel, Corniche, Abu Dhabi, UAE 151 Indian Silverbill Euodice malabarica 10/10/2015 Al Ain Oasis, Al Ain, UAE