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Summary of UAE leg of Wader Quest

Posted Sunday 18th November 2012 at 13:05 by Rick and Elis
A very short time was available so we had to make it count, and thanks to Tommy Pedersen the UAE recorder and long standing friend of ours we did.

We had few target species, but due to a piece of good fortune we were lucky enough to add Sociable Lapwing to that list of target species. They are very scarce visitors and we were extremely lucky that they stayed for our visit, it's a shame the Caspian Plover wasn't so obliging, leaving well before our arrival.

We arrived in the UAE with a WQ list of 46, we saw 28 species of which 6 were new for the list so we left the UAE with a WQ total of 52.
Species seen: (* new for WQ)

Eurasian Oystercatcher
Crab Plover *
Black-winged Stilt
Pied Avocet
Red-wattled Lapwing
Sociable Lapwing*
White-tailed Lapwing*
Pacific Golden Plover
Grey Plover
Common Ringed Plover*
Little Ringed Plover
Kentish Plover
Lesser Sandplover
Greater Sandplover
Common Snipe
Bar-tailed Godwit
Eurasian Curlew
Common Redshank
Common Greenshank
Terek Sandpiper
Common Sandpiper
Ruddy Turnstone
Little Stint*
Temminck's Stint
Curlew Sandpiper
Cream-coloured Courser*
Total Comments 2


Excellent effort,
Posted Wednesday 21st November 2012 at 11:21 by sajins sajins is offline
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Thanks Sajins. We loved the UAE, great place and great birds.
Posted Wednesday 21st November 2012 at 12:14 by Rick and Elis Rick and Elis is offline
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