The Qatar List
The Qatar List provides the official record of bird taxa occuring in a wild state in Qatar. The list adopts the taxonomic order, English and scientific names presented in the OSME Region List of Bird Taxa (currently version 2.3 2013).
The current Qatar List can be downloaded from the following link:
QBRC List and definitions 07-02-16-v3.XLSX (©QBRC)
|1. Category A:
||Taxa occurring in an apparently wild state. Category A taxa are included in the official Qatar List.
|2. Category B:
||Taxa on the Qatar List as at 01 Jan 2013 for which there is an accepted historic record, and which would otherwise appear in Category A, but for which there is currently no known supporting documentation. Category B taxa are included in the official Qatar List.
|3. Category C:
||Taxa that, although originally introduced, now derive from the resulting self-sustaining populations. Category C taxa are included in the official Qatar List.
|4. Category D:
||Taxa for which vagrancy is possible, and which would otherwise appear in Category A, except that there is reasonable doubt of natural occurrence. Category D taxa are not included in the official Qatar List.
|5. Category E:
||Escaped, released or otherwise unnaturally introduced taxa that do not derive from self-sustaining populations and for which vagrancy is highly unrealistic. Category E taxa are not included in the official Qatar List.
|6. Category F:
||Taxa whose occurrence in Qatar has been demonstrated in the ancient, archaeological or paleontological, record and which are not represented in either Category A, B or C.
Category F taxa are not included in the official Qatar List.
By implication, those species which do not appear in the list are those which have not been accepted onto the Qatar List. In other words, there are no satisfactorily proven or historically accepted records.
We have endeavoured to ensure the accuracy of the list. However, it will only be as up-to-date and correct as the submissions and evidence the QBRC receives.
We ask all those birdwatching in Qatar, in the past and in the future, to review their own notes and records against the current list and, where possible, to:
- Bring to our attention any missing records (i.e. species or occurences of rare birds which are not featured in the list)
- Notfiy us of any errors the list contains, providing the accurate information to put these right
- Provide clarification of records/evidence which remain unknown or uncertain (highlighted by QBRC in the list)
- Send photographs of significant sightings to support and illustrate the record for future generations