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Khor Al UdeidIt has been agreed that no construction is to take place in Khor Al Udeid. As a result, the area attracts wildlife, particularly migratory birds in abundance.
Number of bird species: 255
A Birdwatcher's Guide to Qatarby Oldfield Colour & b/w illustrations, maps, 111pp 1994 Paperback
Common Birds of Qatarby Frances Gillespie illustrated by Hans & Jens Erikson
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Common Birds of QatarBy Hanne Eriksen, Jens Eriksen and Frances Gillespie | Published by the Authors & Distributed by NHBS | Softcover | 2011 | 248 pages, 400 col photos, dist maps
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Most of Qatar, with its flat desert and scanty vegetation, supports only a sparse and restricted avifauna. Of 255 species recorded in the country, about 23 breed, 78 are winter visitors and 104 are more-or-less regular migrants; the rest are vagrant or are rarely recorded...
Friends of the Environment CentreWebsite
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Qatar Bird ClubWebsite
...the page on the Natural History Group that deals with the Qatar Bird Club. It gives notices of meetings and lists the newsletters published...
Qatar Natural History Group (QNHG)Website
The Qatar Natural History Group (QNHG) was founded in November 1978 to 'bring together people with an interest in the natural history of Qatar and the Gulf', and the inaugural meeting was held in the grounds of the National Museum. This past year we celebrated the Group's 30th anniversary...
Local birders willing to show visiting birders around their area...
Qatar BirdingMailing List
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Qatarbirding is a discussion group related to wild birds in the State of Qatar, their observation, study, and conservation. Qatarbirding is not intended for discussions about captive birds, falconry, or the hunting of birds...
The government has placed increased emphasis on the conservation of biologicalresources. The marine and terrestrial eco-systems of Qatar includes several importantspecies of flora and fauna of bio-diversity value, a few of which are believed to bethreatened and endangered...
Just as Qatar’s birdlife has changed drastically over the last few decades, with the overflow of water from industry and the greening of Doha drawing in new species and threatening old ones, so has Qatar’s interest in that bird life...
...Away from Doha, the main sites of interest are, moving from north to south, through the peninsula, Al Ruwais and Ras Rakan at the northerly tip of the country where stronger tidal currents bring rich fish life and a productive reef system. The coastline from here around to the magnificent fort at Zubara, has a number of small abandoned villages and is a quiet coastal region where one can find an interesting combination of shorebirds and, in spring and autumn, passage migrants...
The Greening of Qatar - Benefits for WildlifeWebsite
Some species that have previously been reported as scarce are now present in large, and seemingly ever increasing, numbers. These are birds which have been resident in other parts of the Middle East and whose range has now extended to include Qatar. The white-cheeked bulbul is a case in point. Previously common in locations to the north and east of Qatar it is believed that a few birds that were deliberately introduced into Qatar successfully bred and established what was, at the time of the 1986 checklist, a very small breeding population in Doha. Today they are to be found twittering musically wherever there are bushes and trees and their breeding status is no longer questioned!
The greening of wide patches of QatarWebsite
The greening of wide patches of Qatar in recent years has created a welcoming environment for migratory birds and a permanent home for many other species. Irrigation systems have helped create large gardens and parks, games fields and golf courses, transforming what was once a hostile environment for many species of wildlife into safe havens...
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