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The latest on birds and birdwatching

in the Sultanate of Oman

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Now 522 species on the Oman Bird List

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Updated 19 May 2015

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Updated 23 April 2015*

* Recent uploads from Oman:

Little Grebe      Persian Shearwater      Swinhoe's Storm Petrel      Matsudaira's Storm Petrel      Great Cormorant      Socotra Cormorant      Striated Heron      Western Reef Heron      Grey Heron      Purple Heron      Abdim's Stork      Black Stork      African Sacred Ibis      Glossy Ibis      Greater Flamingo      Greater White-fronted Goose      Northern Shoveler      Egyptian Vulture      Black Kite      Yellow-billed Kite      Western Marsh Harrier      Pallid Harrier      Montagu's Harrier      Crested Honey Buzzard      Long-legged Buzzard      Greater Spotted Eagle      Steppe Eagle      Eastern Imperial Eagle      Verreaux's Eagle      Bonelli's Eagle      Arabian Partridge      Sand Partridge      Grey Francolin      Purple Swamphen      Pheasant-tailed Jacana      Spotted Thick-knee      Collared Pratincole      Cream-coloured Courser      Sociable Lapwing      Kentish Plover      Greater Sand Plover      Caspian Plover      Black-tailed Godwit      Common Sandpiper      Little Stint      Temminck's Stint      Dunlin      Broad-billed Sandpiper      Common Snipe      Ruff      Slender-billed Gull      Baltic Gull      Caspian Gull      Steppe Gull      Heuglin's Gull      Black-headed Gull      Caspian Tern      Gull-billed Tern      Saunders's Tern      Lesser Crested Tern      Whiskered Tern      Brown Noddy      African Skimmer      Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse      Spotted Sandgrouse      Namaqua Dove      Rose-ringed Parakeet      Western Barn Owl      Pallid Scops Owl      Hume's Owl      European Nightjar      Egyptian Nightjar      Pallid Swift      Common Kingfisher      Blue-cheeked Bee-eater      European Roller      Black-crowned Sparrow-Lark      Desert Lark      Greater Hoopoe-Lark      Calandra Lark      Bimaculated Lark      Greater Short-toed Lark      Crested Lark      Eurasian Skylark      Barn Swallow      Black-backed Citrine Wagtail      Southern Grey Shrike      Grey Hypocolius      Siberian Stonechat      Isabelline Wheatear      Desert Wheatear      Variable Wheatear      Arabian Babbler      Clamorous Reed Warbler      Asian Desert Warbler      Plain Leaf Warbler      Common Chiffchaff      Nile Valley Sunbird      Corn Bunting      Striolated Bunting      Arabian Golden-winged Grosbeak      Indian Silverbill      House Sparrow      Pale Rockfinch      Yellow-throated Sparrow      Ruppell's Weaver      Tristram's Starling      Common Starling      Brown-necked Raven      Fan-tailed Raven     

Desert Rose      Raphionacme arabica      Cistanche rosea     

Cherry-Eyes Sprite      Oasis Bluetail      Vagrant Emperor      Blue Basker      Black Percher      Carmine Darter      Epaulet Skimmer      Oasis Skimmer      Coastal Glider      Phantom Glider      Violet Dropwing      Diadem      Painted Lady      Blue-spotted Arab      Desert Orange Tip      Mediterranean Pierrot      Arabian Paper Wasp     

Arabian Red Fox      Gordon's Wildcat      Indian Ocean Bottlenose Dolphin      Risso's Dolphin      Sperm Whale      Rock Hyrax     

Green Turtle      Bloodsucker      Masirah Fringe-toed Lizard      Spiny-tailed Lizard     

Brown Paper Nautilus      Sand Dollar     


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Last updated on 19 May 2015          Copyright 2000-2015  Hanne & Jens Eriksen