Endangered Birds of the Middle East
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Show all birds of concern in the Middle East.
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Common Name Range ***
African Skimmer Middle East
Arabian Woodpecker Saudi Arabia, Yemen
Asian Dowitcher Middle East
Audouin's Gull Middle East
Baer's Pochard Asia, vagrant populations in Pakistan and the Philippines
Balearic Shearwater Middle East
Basra Reed Warbler Egypt, Iran, Israel, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia
Black Crowned-crane Middle East
Black-headed Ibis Middle East
Black-tailed Godwit Middle East
Black-winged Pratincole Africa to Asia
Buff-breasted Sandpiper Middle East
Cheer Pheasant Pakistan
Cinereous Bunting Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Yemen
Cinereous Vulture Middle East
Corncrake Africa to Asia
Dalmatian Pelican Middle East
Dartford Warbler Middle East
Egyptian Vulture Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East
Eurasian Curlew Middle East
Eurasian Peregrine Falcon Eurasia south to Africa and Mideast
European Roller Middle East
Falcated Duck Iraq
Fea's Petrel Israel
Ferruginous Duck Middle East
Great Bustard Middle East
Great Indian Bustard Pakistan
Greater Spotted Eagle Middle East
Houbara Bustard Middle East
Indian Skimmer Iran, Oman, Pakistan
Kashmir Flycatcher Pakistan
Laggar Falcon Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan
Lappet-faced Vulture Middle East
Lesser Flamingo Middle East
Lesser Kestrel Middle East
Lesser White-fronted Goose Middle East
Little Bustard Middle East
Northern Bald Ibis Middle East
Ostrich Jordan, Saudi Arabia
Pallid Harrier Middle East
Red Kite Middle East
Red-breasted Goose Middle East
Red-footed Falcon Middle East
Rufous-vented Prinia Pakistan
Sarus Crane Pakistan
Siberian White Crane C.I.S. (Siberia) to India, including Iran and China
Slender-billed Curlew Europe, Africa, and the Middle East
Sociable Lapwing Middle East
Socotra Cormorant Bahrain, Iran, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
Sooty Falcon Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Israel, Jordan, Oman, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
Sooty Shearwater Middle East
Syrian Serin Egypt, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria
White-headed Duck Africa to Asia
Yelkouan Shearwater Middle East
Yemen Accentor Yemen

**What birds are listed here?:

The Middle East section of this site lists the folllowing birds appearing on select endangered species lists:
  • Birds that dwell in or migrate to any area considered apart of the Middle East.
  • Birds that dwell in the Arabian Peninsula.
  • Birds of Cyprus.
  • Birds of Egypt, Israel or any other transcontinental (with Africa or Asia) area.
  • Birds of the Mediterranean Sea and its islands.
  • Birds of the Palearctic.
  • Birds of Saudi Arabia.

This list combines species from several endangered species lists. Using the total count of species found on this site as an official count of endangered species of the world is not recommended. For more information on what creatures are listed on this site, please visit our About EEC page.

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