pin-tailed sandgrouse

Welcome to the Birds of Qatar Website

This website is published by the Qatar Birds Records Committee (QBRC). QBRC maintains a list of all wild birds that have recorded in the State of Qatar.

Some 352 species of birds have been seen in Qatar. A number are present throughout the year, but many others visit during the cooler winter months, or pass through the country during spring and autumn migration.

The aim of the Qatar List is to contribute to national and international conservation programmes by providing accurate and up-to-date information about the birds occurring in Qatar. A key aspect of this effort is to encourage the submission of records and observations in order to help maintain a complete picture of the country’s birdlife.

Great Spotted Cuckoo, Irikaya Farm 15th January 2021 © Simon Tull