Birding the East Coast, UAE

I drove over to the east coast of the UAE today for a days birding. There are plenty of migratory birds moving through, most notably collared pratincoles, woodchat shrikes, european bee-eaters and rollers.

Woodchat shrike

Woodchat shrike

Green bee-eater

Green bee-eater

Caper white

Caper white

Sooty gull

Sooty gull

Indian roller

Indian roller

Collared pratincole

Collared pratincole

Hoopoe

Hoopoe

A list of the 40 species of birds I saw...

Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea)
Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis)
Squacco Heron (Ardeola ralloides)
Red-wattled Lapwing (Vanellus indicus)
Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus)
Common Snipe (Gallinago gallinago)
Collared Pratincole (Glareola pratincola)
Sooty Gull (Ichthyaetus hemprichii)
Saunders's Tern (Sternula saundersi)
Gull-billed Tern (Gelochelidon nilotica)
White-cheeked Tern (Sterna repressa)
Sandwich Tern (Thalasseus sandvicensis)
Lesser Crested Tern (Thalasseus bengalensis)
Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse (Pterocles exustus)
Rock Dove (Columba livia)
Eurasian Collared-Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)
Laughing Dove (Streptopelia senegalensis)
Pallid Swift (Apus pallidus)
Eurasian Hoopoe (Upupa epops)
Green Bee-eater (Merops orientalis)
European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster)
European Roller (Coracias garrulus)
Indian Roller (Coracias benghalensis)
Lesser Kestrel (Falco naumanni)
Red-tailed Shrike (Lanius phoenicuroides)
Woodchat Shrike (Lanius senator)
House Crow (Corvus splendens)
Crested Lark (Galerida cristata)
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)
White-spectacled Bulbul (Pycnonotus xanthopygos)
White-eared Bulbul (Pycnonotus leucotis)
Graceful Prinia (Prinia gracilis)
Red-tailed shrike (Phoenicurus phoenicurus)
Isabelline Wheatear (Oenanthe isabellina)
Common Myna (Acridotheres tristis)
Bank Myna (Acridotheres ginginianus)
Purple Sunbird (Cinnyris asiaticus)
Red-throated Pipit (Anthus cervinus)
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)
Indian Silverbill (Euodice malabarica)