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Middle East

Middle Eastern Countries - Comparative Birding Statistics
Middle Eastern Endangered Species

Middle East Birding Hotspots by Country

...Afghanistan ...Jordan ...Saudi Arabia
...Bahrain ...Kuwait ...Syria
...Iran ...Lebanon ...Turkey
...Iraq  ...Oman ...United Arab Emirates
...Israel ...Qatar ...Yemen
...General Middle East

 This page does not identify the relative ranking of the birding "hotspots".
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Middle East - General

    ...Hot Spots for Bird Watchers - by Dr. Mike Evans.
      The author of this article, Dr Mike Evans, has recently completed work on a massive study of important bird areas in the Middle East (see book-reviews). Arabian Wildlife invited him to tell us exactly what this entailed.
    ...Ornithological Society of the Middle East - This web site
      contains over 100 pages of information about the Ornithological Society of the Middle East, its aims, objectives and achievements. There are articles from 5 issues of the OSME journal Sandgrouse, over 30 trip reports from 12 countries in and around the Middle East, recent sightings from several of these countries and a full list of sales items available from the society.

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Middle East Endangered Species

Information on endangered birds is derived from the IUCN Red List, Birdlife International.

Breeding Birds

 Non-Breeding Birds

___ Audouin's Gull
___ Corn Crake
___ Dalmation Pelican
___ Ferruginous Pochard
___ Great Bustard
___ Greater Spotted Eagle
___ Imperial Eagle 
___ Lesser Kestrel
___ Marbled Teal
___ Northern Bald Ibis (Waldrapp)
___ Red Sea Swallow
___ Socotra Bunting
___ Socotra Cormorant 
___ Socotra Starling
___ White-eyed Gull
___ White-headed Duck
___ Yemen Warbler
___ Yemen Thrush
___ Lesser White-fronted Goose
___ Pallas's Fish-Eagle
___ Pallid Harrier
___ Red-breasted Goose
___ Slender-billed Curlew
___ Sociable Lapwing

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