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Old Sunday 12th January 2020, 17:00   #1
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Birds of UAE query

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I've got a family holiday booked to Dubai in October and was after a\some field guides. Looking at the Helm's Birds of the UAE this was published in 2011, so was just wondering if the data is still pretty accurate?

Are there any others I should be looking at? I currently have the Princeton Birds of the Middle East but it's limited in its distribution maps. As I'm a complete novice in the area something that covers a lot of species in detail would be nice!

So field guide and site guides (if they exist) is what I'd like.

Have been looking at the UAE Birding site which is useful, but something I can have in hand would be kool.

Many thanks in advance.

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Birds of the UAE is now out of print, I'm afraid. See if you can get a second-hand copy! (Birds of the Middle East would be my other recommendation).

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Birds of the UAE is now out of print, I'm afraid. See if you can get a second-hand copy! (Birds of the Middle East would be my other recommendation).

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Easy enough to get but not cheap, min 70-80.

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Thank you both, will keep my eyes peeled for a second hand copy!

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Thank you both, will keep my eyes peeled for a second hand copy!

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They are second hand!
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…………... Looking at the Helm's Birds of the UAE this was published in 2011, so was just wondering if the data is still pretty accurate?

Are there any others I should be looking at? I currently have the Princeton Birds of the Middle East but it's limited in its distribution maps. …………...
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Not sure whether you can do better than with the second edition of Birds of the Middle East? What do you not like about those distribution maps? Just make sure you have the second edition, though. Should be pretty close to the UAE book, at least. Not sure whether there would be specific site information, however.
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Not sure whether you can do better than with the second edition of Birds of the Middle East? What do you not like about those distribution maps? Just make sure you have the second edition, though. Should be pretty close to the UAE book, at least. Not sure whether there would be specific site information, however.
Thanks Swissboy.

The first edition just doens't seem to have as many maps as I'd like I guess, but maybe I'm asking too much!

I haven't seen inside the second edition yet, to see if it's much different. Will keep an eye out though.

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Thanks Swissboy.

The first edition just doens't seem to have as many maps as I'd like I guess, but maybe I'm asking too much!

I haven't seen inside the second edition yet, to see if it's much different. Will keep an eye out though.

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Nigel, you get a decent selection of pages to look at here: https://www.nhbs.com/birds-of-the-middle-east-book

Just click on "additional images".
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Nigel, you get a decent selection of pages to look at here: https://www.nhbs.com/birds-of-the-middle-east-book

Just click on "additional images".
Many thanks, already looks better than the first edition! I'll get a copy ordered

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Many thanks, already looks better than the first edition! I'll get a copy ordered

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I think you will not regret getting this book. This weekend, I had a chance to compare it with a copy of the UAE book, and mostly the distribution maps are pretty close or identical in what info they contain.
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I think you will not regret getting this book. This weekend, I had a chance to compare it with a copy of the UAE book, and mostly the distribution maps are pretty close or identical in what info they contain.
Brilliant that's good to know thanks :)

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I think you will not regret getting this book. This weekend, I had a chance to compare it with a copy of the UAE book, and mostly the distribution maps are pretty close or identical in what info they contain.
Hey Swissboy, second edition arrived in the post this morning :)

Definitely an improvement on the first edition! Thanks again for the advice :)

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Just as an addendum to this, Field Guide to Birds of the UAE will be available again from 9th March.

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Just as an addendum to this, Field Guide to Birds of the UAE will be available again from 9th March.

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