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Ras Al Khor, United Arab Emirates (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Ras Al Khor, United Arab Emirates

Map of Ras Al Khor, United Arab Emirates

Isabelline Shrike (Lanius isabellinus) Arabian Green Bee-eater (Merops cyanophrys)

A wetland area full of flamingos in the shadow of Dubai.


Uganda and stops between

12/30/2016: We left the hotel early with the idea to take the metro to Safi Park. As it turns out, the subway does not start running until 10:00AM on Fridays. So, we ended up getting into a taxi instead. The taxi driver told us that the Safi Park had skyscrapers on it now, and for a last minute decision, we headed off to Ras Al Khor despite heavy fog. Ras Al Khor was closed as well, but we were able to walk along the fence for a ways.

When it came time to get back to town, the taxis did not want to come out to get us. Fortunately, some workers from China were kind enough to give us a ride to the metro station.

Previous Visit (Dubai Creek Park: 12/29/2016)
Next Visit (Deira: 12/30/2016)

Species Recorded (41)

Birds ( 41 )

Grebes ( Podicipedidae )
Eared Grebe - Podiceps nigricollis
Little Grebe - Tachybaptus ruficollis

Hawks, Eagles, and Kites ( Accipitridae )
Eurasian Marsh-Harrier - Circus aeruginosus

Cormorants ( Phalacrocoracidae )
Great Cormorant - Phalacrocorax carbo

Herons ( Ardeidae )
Great Egret - Ardea alba
Gray Heron - Ardea cinerea
Purple Heron - Ardea purpurea
Little Egret - Egretta garzetta
Western Reef-Heron - Egretta gularis

Flamingos ( Phoenicopteridae )
Greater Flamingo - Phoenicopterus roseus

Swans, Geese, and Ducks ( Anatidae )
Green-winged Teal - Anas crecca
Mallard - Anas platyrhynchos
Graylag Goose - Anser anser
Common Shelduck - Tadorna tadorna

Kites, Hawks, Eagles, and Allies ( Acciptridae )
Greater Spotted Eagle - Clanga clanga

Grouse, Turkeys, and Allies ( Phasianidae )
Gray Francolin - Ortygornis pondicerianus

Plovers ( Charadriidae )
Kentish Plover - Charadrius alexandrinus
Little Ringed Plover - Charadrius dubius
Black-bellied Plover - Pluvialis squatarola
Pied Avocet - Recurvirostra avosetta
Red-wattled Lapwing - Vanellus indicus

Stilts and Avocets ( Recurvirostridae )
Black-winged Stilt - Himantopus himantopus

Sandpipers and Allies ( Scolopacidae )
Common Snipe - Gallinago gallinago
Eurasian Curlew - Numenius arquata
Common Greenshank - Tringa nebularia
Common Redshank - Tringa totanus

Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers ( Laridae )
Caspian Tern - Hydroprogne caspia

Pigeons and Doves ( Columbidae )
Laughing Dove - Spilopelia senegalensis
Eurasian Collared-Dove - Streptopelia decaocto

Swifts ( Apodidae )
Pallid Swift - Apus pallidus

Bee-eaters ( Meropidae )
Arabian Green Bee-eater - Merops cyanophrys

Rollers ( Coraciidae )
Indian Roller - Coracias benghalensis

Bulbuls ( Pycnonotidae )
Red-vented Bulbul - Pycnonotus cafer
White-eared Bulbul - Pycnonotus leucotis

Prinias and Apalis ( Cisticolidae )
Delicate Prinia - Prinia lepida

Wagtails and Pipits ( Motacillidae )
Western Yellow Wagtail - Motacilla flava

Shrikes ( Laniidae )
Isabelline Shrike - Lanius isabellinus

Starlings and Mynas ( Sturnidae )
Common Myna - Acridotheres tristis
Asian Pied Starling - Gracupica contra

Old World Sparrows ( Passeridae )
Indian Silverbill - Euodice malabarica
House Sparrow - Passer domesticus




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