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Old Tuesday 26th January 2016, 08:08   #1
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My 2016 list

Starting off in the United Arab Emirates... lifers in bold.

1 Greater Flamingo
2 Great Cormorant
3 Great White Pelican (UAE Lifer)
4 Grey Heron
5 Great Egret
6 Western Reef-Heron
7 Glossy Ibis
8 Eurasian Spoonbill
9 Greater Spotted Eagle
10 Black-winged Stilt
11 Red-wattled Lapwing
12 Slender-billed Gull
13 Laughing Dove
14 Pallid Swift
15 Common Kestrel
16 White-eared Bulbul
17 Graceful Prinia
18 Tufted Duck
19 Grey Francolin
20 Little Grebe
21 Little Bittern
22 Purple Heron
23 Little Egret
24 Eurasian Marsh-Harrier
25 Grey-headed Swamphen
26 White-tailed Lapwing
27 Common Sandpiper
28 Black-headed Gull
29 Caspian Gull
30 Caspian Tern
31 Rock Dove
32 Eurasian Collared-Dove
33 Eurasian Hoopoe
34 Green Bee-eater
35 Indian Roller
36 House Crow
37 Crested Lark
38 White-spectacled Bulbul
39 Common Chiffchaff
40 Common Myna
41 Purple Sunbird
42 White/Pied Wagtail
43 House Sparrow
44 Mallard
45 Northern Shoveler
46 Eurasian Teal
47 Pied Avocet
48 Little Ringed Plover
49 Common Greenshank
50 Wood Sandpiper
51 Common Redshank
52 Black-tailed Godwit
53 Common Snipe
54 Common Pochard
55 Squacco Heron
56 Black-crowned Night-Heron
57 Green Sandpiper
58 Whiskered Tern
59 Red-vented Bulbul
60 Bank Myna
61 Streaked Weaver
62 Indian Silverbill
63 Cattle Egret
64 Striated Heron
65 Osprey
66 Whimbrel
67 Ruddy Turnstone
68 Eurasian Wryneck
69 Ring-necked Parakeet
70 Isabelline Shrike
71 Song Thrush
72 Asian Pied Starling
73 Cream-colored Courser
74 Southern Grey/Steppe Grey Shrike
75 Tawny Pipit
76 Red-throated Pipit
77 Kentish Plover
78 Ruff
79 Dunlin
80 Pied Kingfisher (only my 2nd in UAE)
81 Barn Swallow
82 Desert Wheatear
83 Isabelline Wheatear
84 Water Pipit
85 Red-billed Tropicbird (6 on Zirku Island)
86 Asian Desert Warbler
87 Brown-necked Raven
88 Egyptian Goose
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Old Friday 29th January 2016, 18:53   #2
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Dipped the long staying black drongo here in Dubai but there were plenty of over wintering eagles about...

89 Booted eagle
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Old Wednesday 10th February 2016, 07:26   #3
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A few days back on Zirku Island in the Persian Gulf (sans bins for security reasons)...

90 Yellow wagtail
91 Skylark
92 Socotra cormorant

And a weekend in Almaty, Kazakhstan with time for a walk around one of the city parks, although I didn't see anything I'm not likely to see again in the year ahead...

93 Linnet
94 Greenfinch
95 Blackbird
96 Great tit
97 Hooded crow
98 Rook
99 Common magpie
100 Great spotted woodpecker
101 Long-legged buzzard
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Old Saturday 13th February 2016, 14:40   #4
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A wander around a couple of the Dubai parks, but another dip on the black drongo...

102 Alexandrine parakeet
103 Pallid scops owl
104 Peregrine falcon
105 Masked shrike
106 Black redstart
107 Shikra
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Old Friday 19th February 2016, 14:35   #5
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A trip to Al Ain in the south of the UAE for a white-crowned wheatear (but no sign of it)...

108 Red-necked phalarope
109 Eurasian wigeon
110 Northern pintail
111 Garganey
112 Black-necked grebe
113 Common moorhen
114 Eurasian coot
115 Spotted redshank
116 Marsh sandpiper
117 Little stint
118 Sand martin
119 Red-rumped swallow
120 Citrine wagtail
121 Egyptian vulture
122 Mourning wheatear
123 Desert lark
124 Plain leaf warbler
125 Clamorous reed warbler
126 Arabian babbler
127 Blue rock thrush
128 Hume's wheatear
129 Red-tailed wheatear
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Old Monday 22nd February 2016, 14:33   #6
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Gantoot polo grounds on the way home but no sign of reported caspian plovers...

130 Pied wheatear
131 Richards pipit
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Old Monday 29th February 2016, 18:40   #7
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Two new opportune species...

132 Striolated bunting
133 Grey wagtail
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An afternoon at Pulborough Brooks RSPB reserve in Sussex...

134 Mute Swan
135 Greylag Goose
136 Canada Goose
137 Common Shelduck
138 Common Pheasant
139 Common Buzzard
140 Northern Lapwing
141 Common Wood-Pigeon
142 Eurasian Green Woodpecker
143 Eurasian Jay
144 Eurasian Jackdaw
145 Carrion Crow
146 Blue Tit
147 Long-tailed Tit
148 Eurasian Nuthatch
149 Eurasian Wren
150 Goldcrest
151 Robin
152 Redwing
153 Dunnock
154 Chaffinch
155 Bullfinch
156 Siskin
157 Red Kite
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Old Saturday 19th March 2016, 20:06   #9
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A week in Cyprus and three lifers...

158 Greater Short-toed Lark
159 Meadow Pipit
160 Common Quail
161 Yellow-legged Gull
162 Alpine Swift
163 Lesser Whitethroat
164 Eastern Orphean Warbler
165 Rueppell's Warbler
166 Stonechat
167 Black-eared Wheatear
168 Spur-winged Lapwing
169 Common House-Martin
170 Whinchat
171 Cyprus Wheatear
172 Chukar
173 Common Swift
174 Cyprus Warbler
175 Sardinian Warbler

176 Whitethroat
177 Wheatear
178 Mistle Thrush
179 Cretzschmar's Bunting
180 Goldfinch
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Old Sunday 27th March 2016, 05:48   #10
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Migration is under way in the UAE...

181 Menetries warbler
182 Rufous-tailed scrub robin
183 Semi-collared flycatcher (good numbers in the UAE this year)
184 Redstart
185 Rufous-tailed rock thrush
186 Tree pipit
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Old Saturday 2nd April 2016, 14:49   #11
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More migration in the UAE...

187 Eurasian curlew
188 White-breasted waterhen (UAE vagrant)
189 European turtle dove
190 Blue-cheeked bee-eater
191 Lesser kestrel
192 Siberian stonechat
193 Black-headed bunting
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Old Wednesday 6th April 2016, 07:59   #12
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Some more migrants around Abu Dhabi...

194 Eastern olivaceous warbler
195 Willow warbler
196 Eurasian blackcap
197 Desert whitethroat
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Old Tuesday 12th April 2016, 17:51   #13
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Lunch time strolls in an Abu Dhabi park have squeezed out a few more migrants...

198 Nightingale
199 Barred warbler
200 Marsh warbler
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Old Saturday 16th April 2016, 17:22   #14
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A trip over to the east coast of the UAE...

201 Red-breasted flycatcher
202 Woodchat shrike
203 Red-tailed shrike
204 European roller
205 European bee-eater
206 Chestnut-bellied sandgrouse
207 Collared pratincole
208 Lesser crested tern
209 Sandwich tern
210 White-cheeked tern
211 Gull-billed tern
212 Saunders tern
213 Sooty gull
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Old Monday 18th April 2016, 13:33   #15
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The later migrants now starting to come through Dubai...

214 Spotted flycatcher
215 Ortolan bunting
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Old Monday 25th April 2016, 12:16   #16
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A few more from Dubai and Abu Dhabi...

216 Oriental Honey-buzzard
217 Upcher's Warbler
218 White-throated Robin
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Old Thursday 5th May 2016, 06:20   #17
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A couple of days at Hornbill Camp in Kerala, India...

219 Stork-billed Kingfisher
220 White-rumped Munia
221 Asian Openbill
222 Crested Serpent-Eagle
223 Watercock
224 Mottled Wood-Owl
225 Brown Boobook
226 Black Drongo
227 Crested Goshawk
228 Grey-fronted Green-Pigeon
229 Mountain Imperial-Pigeon
230 Pied Cuckoo
231 Indian Cuckoo
232 Square-tailed Drongo-Cuckoo
233 White-rumped Needletail
234 Heart-spotted Woodpecker
235 Plum-headed Parakeet
236 Malabar Parakeet
237 Orange Minivet
238 Ashy Drongo
239 White-bellied Treepie
240 Red-whiskered Bulbul
241 Rufous Babbler
242 Purple-rumped Sunbird
243 Lesser Whistling-Duck
244 Grey Junglefowl
245 Intermediate Egret
246 Bronze-winged Jacana
247 Spotted Dove
248 Greater Coucal
249 Black-rumped Flameback
250 Ashy Woodswallow
251 Black-hooded Oriole
252 Jungle Babbler
253 Yellow-billed Babbler
254 Little Cormorant
255 Oriental Darter
256 River Tern
257 Indian Scops-Owl
258 Indian Swiftlet
259 Little Swift
260 Common Kingfisher
261 White-throated Kingfisher
262 Chestnut-headed Bee-eater
263 Rufous Treepie
264 Oriental Magpie-Robin
265 White-browed Wagtail
266 Emerald Dove
267 Banded Bay Cuckoo
268 Sri Lanka Frogmouth
269 Malabar Trogon
270 Malabar Grey Hornbill
271 Malabar Barbet
272 White-cheeked Barbet
273 Brown-capped Woodpecker
274 Lesser Yellownape
275 Greater Flameback

276 Vernal Hanging-Parrot
277 Malabar Woodshrike
278 Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike
279 Bronzed Drongo
280 Greater Racket-tailed Drongo
281 Large-billed Crow
282 Cinereous Tit
283 Velvet-fronted Nuthatch
284 Grey-headed Bulbul
285 Flame-throated Bulbul
286 Yellow-browed Bulbul
287 Dark-fronted Babbler
288 Asian Fairy-bluebird
289 White-bellied Blue-Flycatcher
290 Southern Hill Myna
291 Malabar Starling
292 Golden-fronted Leafbird
293 Indian Cormorant
294 Indian Pond-Heron
295 Black-headed Ibis
296 Black Kite
297 Brahminy Kite
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Some opportune birding on a trip to Kyrgyzstan...

298 Greenish warbler
299 Golden Eagle
300 Ibisbill
301 Common Raven
302 Starling
303 Common Rosefinch
304 Oriental Turtle-Dove
305 Long-tailed Shrike
306 Red-billed Chough
307 Brown Dipper
308 Red-fronted Serin
309 Ruddy Shelduck
310 Lesser Grey Shrike
311 Corn Bunting
312 Tree Sparrow
313 Common Cuckoo
314 Eurasian sparrowhawk
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A quick visit to England and a walk around the RHS gardens at Wisley.

315 Eurasian treecreeper
316 Mandarin duck
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Braving the summer heat here in the UAE with a pelagic off of the east coast...

317 Great crested tern
318 Bridled tern
319 Brown noddy
320 Lesser black-backed gull
321 Swinhoe's storm petrel
322 Wilson's storm petrel
323 Persian shearwater
324 Flesh-footed shearwater
325 Jouanin's petrel (only my 3rd ever)
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Old Thursday 27th October 2016, 16:41   #21
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A few recent additions...

326 Griffon vulture (Cyprus)
327 Red-backed shrike (Cyprus)
328 Long-billed pipit (UAE)
329 Rosy starling (UAE)
330 Variable wheatear (UAE)
331 Hooded wheatear (UAE)
332 Rock martin (UAE)
333 Namaqua dove (UAE)
334 European golden plover (UAE)
335 Sanderling (UAE)
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Old Tuesday 15th November 2016, 02:20   #22
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336 Amur falcon at Fujeirah, UAE.
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A long weekend in Goa...

337 Common Hawk-Cuckoo
338 Black-headed Cuckooshrike
339 Indian Paradise-Flycatcher
340 Common Tailorbird
341 White-rumped Shama
342 Tickell's Blue-Flycatcher
343 Chestnut-tailed Starling
344 Thick-billed Flowerpecker
345 Malabar Pied-Hornbill
346 Blue-eared Kingfisher
347 Brown Shrike
348 Black-naped Oriole
349 Black-naped Monarch
350 Western Crowned Leaf Warbler
351 Malabar Whistling-Thrush
352 Orange-headed Thrush
353 Indian Blackbird
354 Crimson-backed Sunbird
355 Forest Wagtail
356 Paddyfield Pipit
357 Chestnut-shouldered Petronia
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A long weekend in Jordan...

358 Bonelli's Eagle
359 Scrub Warbler
360 Tristram's Starling
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