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This checklist includes all bird species found in Qatar , based on the best information available at this time. It is based on a wide variety of sources that I collated over many years. I am pleased to offer these checklists as a service to birdwatchers. If you find any error, please do not hesitate to .

The taxonomic order and nomenclature follows Clements, version 2017. If you prefer to view the list based on a different authority, click on one of the list available below. Globally threatened species (status in red) were identified by Birdlife International in Threatened Birds of the World (Birds to Watch 3).

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Country or region: Qatar [map]
Number of species: 337
Number of globally threatened species: 13
Number of introduced species: 1
Date last reviewed: 2017-08-27
See also: http://www.qatarbirds.org/list.htm

 
STRUTHIONIFORMES: Struthionidae

Common OstrichStruthio camelus

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Graylag GooseAnser anser
Greater White-fronted GooseAnser albifronsRare/Accidental
Whooper SwanCygnus cygnusRare/Accidental
Egyptian GooseAlopochen aegyptiacaIntroduced species
Ruddy ShelduckTadorna ferrugineaRare/Accidental
Common ShelduckTadorna tadorna
Cotton Pygmy-GooseNettapus coromandelianusRare/Accidental
GarganeySpatula querquedula
Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeata
GadwallMareca strepera
Eurasian WigeonMareca penelope
MallardAnas platyrhynchos
Northern PintailAnas acuta
Green-winged TealAnas crecca
Marbled TealMarmaronetta angustirostrisRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Red-crested PochardNetta rufinaRare/Accidental
Common PochardAythya ferinaVulnerable
Ferruginous DuckAythya nyrocaNear-threatened
Tufted DuckAythya fuligula
Long-tailed DuckClangula hyemalisRare/Accidental Vulnerable

 
GALLIFORMES: Numididae

Vulturine GuineafowlAcryllium vulturinumRare/Accidental

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Common QuailCoturnix coturnix
Gray FrancolinFrancolinus pondicerianus

 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollis
Great Crested GrebePodiceps cristatus
Eared GrebePodiceps nigricollis

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae

Greater FlamingoPhoenicopterus roseus

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

Red-billed TropicbirdPhaethon aethereus

 
CICONIIFORMES: Ciconiidae

Black StorkCiconia nigraRare/Accidental
White StorkCiconia ciconia
Marabou StorkLeptoptilos crumeniferRare/Accidental

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo
Socotra CormorantPhalacrocorax nigrogularisVulnerable

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Great White PelicanPelecanus onocrotalusRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Great BitternBotaurus stellarisRare/Accidental
Little BitternIxobrychus minutus
Gray HeronArdea cinerea
Purple HeronArdea purpurea
Great EgretArdea alba
Intermediate EgretArdea intermediaRare/Accidental
Little EgretEgretta garzetta
Western Reef-HeronEgretta gularis
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Squacco HeronArdeola ralloides
Indian Pond-HeronArdeola grayiiRare/Accidental
Striated HeronButorides striataRare/Accidental
Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus
Sacred IbisThreskiornis aethiopicus
Eurasian SpoonbillPlatalea leucorodiaRare/Accidental

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Black-shouldered KiteElanus caeruleusRare/Accidental
Egyptian VultureNeophron percnopterusRare/Accidental Endangered
European Honey-buzzardPernis apivorusRare/Accidental
Oriental Honey-buzzardPernis ptilorhynchusRare/Accidental
Short-toed Snake-EagleCircaetus gallicusRare/Accidental
Greater Spotted EagleClanga clangaVulnerable
Booted EagleHieraaetus pennatusRare/Accidental
Steppe EagleAquila nipalensisRare/Accidental Endangered
Imperial EagleAquila heliacaRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Bonelli's EagleAquila fasciataRare/Accidental
Eurasian Marsh-HarrierCircus aeruginosus
Hen HarrierCircus cyaneusRare/Accidental
Pallid HarrierCircus macrourusNear-threatened
Montagu's HarrierCircus pygargus
Levant SparrowhawkAccipiter brevipesRare/Accidental
Eurasian SparrowhawkAccipiter nisus
Northern GoshawkAccipiter gentilisRare/Accidental
Black KiteMilvus migrans
Common BuzzardButeo buteo
Long-legged BuzzardButeo rufinus

 
OTIDIFORMES: Otididae

Macqueen's BustardChlamydotis macqueeniiVulnerable

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Corn CrakeCrex crexRare/Accidental
Water RailRallus aquaticusRare/Accidental
White-breasted WaterhenAmaurornis phoenicurusRare/Accidental
Spotted CrakePorzana porzana
Little CrakeZapornia parvaRare/Accidental
African SwamphenPorphyrio madagascariensis
Gray-headed SwamphenPorphyrio poliocephalusRare/Accidental
Eurasian MoorhenGallinula chloropus
Eurasian CootFulica atra

 
GRUIFORMES: Gruidae

Common CraneGrus grusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae

Eurasian Thick-kneeBurhinus oedicnemus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus
Pied AvocetRecurvirostra avosetta

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae

Eurasian OystercatcherHaematopus ostralegus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
European Golden-PloverPluvialis apricariaRare/Accidental
Pacific Golden-PloverPluvialis fulva
Northern LapwingVanellus vanellusNear-threatened
Spur-winged LapwingVanellus spinosusRare/Accidental
Red-wattled LapwingVanellus indicus
Sociable LapwingVanellus gregariusRare/Accidental Critically endangered
White-tailed LapwingVanellus leucurusRare/Accidental
Lesser Sand-PloverCharadrius mongolus
Greater Sand-PloverCharadrius leschenaultii
Caspian PloverCharadrius asiaticusRare/Accidental
Kentish PloverCharadrius alexandrinus
Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticula
Little Ringed PloverCharadrius dubius
Eurasian DotterelCharadrius morinellusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Jacanidae

Pheasant-tailed JacanaHydrophasianus chirurgusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquataNear-threatened
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponicaNear-threatened
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaNear-threatened
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Great KnotCalidris tenuirostrisRare/Accidental Endangered
RuffCalidris pugnax
Broad-billed SandpiperCalidris falcinellus
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferrugineaNear-threatened
Temminck's StintCalidris temminckii
SanderlingCalidris alba
DunlinCalidris alpina
Little StintCalidris minuta
Jack SnipeLymnocryptes minimus
Eurasian WoodcockScolopax rusticolaRare/Accidental
Common SnipeGallinago gallinago
Pin-tailed SnipeGallinago stenuraRare/Accidental
Terek SandpiperXenus cinereus
Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatus
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Green SandpiperTringa ochropus
Spotted RedshankTringa erythropus
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
Marsh SandpiperTringa stagnatilis
Wood SandpiperTringa glareola
Common RedshankTringa totanus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Dromadidae

Crab-PloverDromas ardeola

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Cream-colored CourserCursorius cursor
Collared PratincoleGlareola pratincola
Black-winged PratincoleGlareola nordmanniRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Small PratincoleGlareola lacteaRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Pomarine JaegerStercorarius pomarinus
Parasitic JaegerStercorarius parasiticusRare/Accidental
Long-tailed JaegerStercorarius longicaudusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Slender-billed GullChroicocephalus genei
Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundus
Little GullHydrocoloeus minutusRare/Accidental
Sooty GullIchthyaetus hemprichii
Pallas's GullIchthyaetus ichthyaetus
Caspian GullLarus cachinnansRare/Accidental
Armenian GullLarus armenicusNear-threatened
Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscus
Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetus
Little TernSternula albifrons
Saunders's TernSternula saundersi
Gull-billed TernGelochelidon nilotica
Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterus
Whiskered TernChlidonias hybrida
Common TernSterna hirundo
White-cheeked TernSterna repressa
Great Crested TernThalasseus bergii
Sandwich TernThalasseus sandvicensis
Lesser Crested TernThalasseus bengalensis

 
PTEROCLIFORMES: Pteroclidae

Pin-tailed SandgrousePterocles alchata

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba livia
European Turtle-DoveStreptopelia turturVulnerable
Eurasian Collared-DoveStreptopelia decaocto
African Collared-DoveStreptopelia roseogriseaRare/Accidental
Laughing DoveStreptopelia senegalensis
Namaqua DoveOena capensis
Zebra DoveGeopelia striata

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Great Spotted CuckooClamator glandariusRare/Accidental
Pied CuckooClamator jacobinusRare/Accidental
Asian KoelEudynamys scolopaceusRare/Accidental
Common CuckooCuculus canorus

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Barn OwlTyto alba

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

European Scops-OwlOtus scops
Pallid Scops-OwlOtus bruceiRare/Accidental
Pharaoh Eagle-OwlBubo ascalaphus
Little OwlAthene noctua
Long-eared OwlAsio otusRare/Accidental
Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Eurasian NightjarCaprimulgus europaeus
Egyptian NightjarCaprimulgus aegyptius

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

Alpine SwiftApus melbaRare/Accidental
Common SwiftApus apus
Pallid SwiftApus pallidus
Little SwiftApus affinisRare/Accidental

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Upupidae

Eurasian HoopoeUpupa epops

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Common KingfisherAlcedo atthis
White-throated KingfisherHalcyon smyrnensisRare/Accidental
Pied KingfisherCeryle rudisRare/Accidental

 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

Green Bee-eaterMerops orientalisRare/Accidental
Blue-cheeked Bee-eaterMerops persicus
European Bee-eaterMerops apiaster

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

European RollerCoracias garrulus
Indian RollerCoracias benghalensisRare/Accidental

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Eurasian WryneckJynx torquilla

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Lesser KestrelFalco naumanni
Eurasian KestrelFalco tinnunculus
Amur FalconFalco amurensisRare/Accidental
Sooty FalconFalco concolorRare/Accidental Near-threatened
MerlinFalco columbariusRare/Accidental
Eurasian HobbyFalco subbuteo
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Alexandrine ParakeetPsittacula eupatriaNear-threatened
Rose-ringed ParakeetPsittacula krameri

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Red-backed ShrikeLanius collurio
Red-tailed ShrikeLanius phoenicuroides
Isabelline ShrikeLanius isabellinus
Bay-backed ShrikeLanius vittatusRare/Accidental
Long-tailed ShrikeLanius schachRare/Accidental
Great Gray ShrikeLanius excubitor
Southern Gray ShrikeLanius meridionalis
Lesser Gray ShrikeLanius minor
Masked ShrikeLanius nubicus
Woodchat ShrikeLanius senator

 
PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae

Eurasian Golden OrioleOriolus oriolus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

House CrowCorvus splendens
Brown-necked RavenCorvus ruficollisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Greater Hoopoe-LarkAlaemon alaudipes
Bar-tailed LarkAmmomanes cinctura
Desert LarkAmmomanes deserti
Black-crowned Sparrow-LarkEremopterix nigriceps
Greater Short-toed LarkCalandrella brachydactyla
Bimaculated LarkMelanocorypha bimaculataRare/Accidental
Dunn's LarkEremalauda dunniRare/Accidental
Lesser Short-toed LarkAlaudala rufescensRare/Accidental
Wood LarkLullula arboreaRare/Accidental
Eurasian SkylarkAlauda arvensis
Crested LarkGalerida cristata

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Bank SwallowRiparia riparia
Eurasian Crag-MartinPtyonoprogne rupestrisRare/Accidental
Rock MartinPtyonoprogne fuligulaRare/Accidental
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Red-rumped SwallowCecropis daurica
Common House-MartinDelichon urbicum

 
PASSERIFORMES: Remizidae

Eurasian Penduline-TitRemiz pendulinusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

Red-vented BulbulPycnonotus cafer
White-eared BulbulPycnonotus leucotis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Willow WarblerPhylloscopus trochilus
Common ChiffchaffPhylloscopus collybita
Plain Leaf WarblerPhylloscopus neglectusRare/Accidental
Wood WarblerPhylloscopus sibilatrixRare/Accidental
Yellow-browed WarblerPhylloscopus inornatusRare/Accidental
Hume's WarblerPhylloscopus humeiRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Sykes's WarblerIduna ramaRare/Accidental
Eastern Olivaceous WarblerIduna pallida
Upcher's WarblerHippolais languida
Icterine WarblerHippolais icterinaRare/Accidental
Moustached WarblerAcrocephalus melanopogonRare/Accidental
Sedge WarblerAcrocephalus schoenobaenus
Paddyfield WarblerAcrocephalus agricolaRare/Accidental
Marsh WarblerAcrocephalus palustris
Eurasian Reed WarblerAcrocephalus scirpaceus
Great Reed WarblerAcrocephalus arundinaceus
Clamorous Reed WarblerAcrocephalus stentoreus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

Savi's WarblerLocustella luscinioidesRare/Accidental
Common Grasshopper-WarblerLocustella naeviaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cisticolidae

Graceful PriniaPrinia gracilis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sylviidae

Eurasian BlackcapSylvia atricapilla
Garden WarblerSylvia borinRare/Accidental
Asian Desert WarblerSylvia nana
Barred WarblerSylvia nisoria
Desert WhitethroatSylvia minula
Hume's WhitethroatSylvia althaeaRare/Accidental
Lesser WhitethroatSylvia curruca
Eastern Orphean WarblerSylvia crassirostris
Menetries's WarblerSylvia mystacea
Greater WhitethroatSylvia communis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Spotted FlycatcherMuscicapa striata
Black Scrub-RobinCercotrichas podobeRare/Accidental
Rufous-tailed Scrub-RobinCercotrichas galactotes
European RobinErithacus rubecula
White-throated RobinIrania gutturalis
Thrush NightingaleLuscinia lusciniaRare/Accidental
Common NightingaleLuscinia megarhynchos
BluethroatLuscinia svecica
Red-breasted FlycatcherFicedula parva
Semicollared FlycatcherFicedula semitorquataRare/Accidental
Rufous-backed RedstartPhoenicurus erythronotusRare/Accidental
Common RedstartPhoenicurus phoenicurus
Black RedstartPhoenicurus ochruros
Rufous-tailed Rock-ThrushMonticola saxatilis
Blue Rock-ThrushMonticola solitarius
WhinchatSaxicola rubetra
European StonechatSaxicola rubicola
Siberian StonechatSaxicola maurus
White-crowned WheatearOenanthe leucopygaRare/Accidental
Hooded WheatearOenanthe monachaRare/Accidental
Hume's WheatearOenanthe albonigraRare/Accidental
Northern WheatearOenanthe oenanthe
Mourning WheatearOenanthe lugens
Finsch's WheatearOenanthe finschiiRare/Accidental
Pied WheatearOenanthe pleschanka
Black-eared WheatearOenanthe hispanica
Red-tailed WheatearOenanthe xanthoprymna
Desert WheatearOenanthe deserti
Isabelline WheatearOenanthe isabellina

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Ring OuzelTurdus torquatusRare/Accidental
Eurasian BlackbirdTurdus merulaRare/Accidental
Black-throated ThrushTurdus atrogularisRare/Accidental
Red-throated ThrushTurdus ruficollisRare/Accidental
FieldfareTurdus pilarisRare/Accidental
Song ThrushTurdus philomelos

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Rosy StarlingPastor roseus
Common MynaAcridotheres tristis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Western Yellow WagtailMotacilla flava
Citrine WagtailMotacilla citreola
Gray WagtailMotacilla cinerea
White WagtailMotacilla alba
Richard's PipitAnthus richardiRare/Accidental
Long-billed PipitAnthus similisRare/Accidental
Tawny PipitAnthus campestris
Meadow PipitAnthus pratensisNear-threatened
Tree PipitAnthus trivialis
Red-throated PipitAnthus cervinus
Water PipitAnthus spinoletta
American PipitAnthus rubescensRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hypocoliidae

HypocoliusHypocolius ampelinus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

Cinereous BuntingEmberiza cineraceaNear-threatened
Ortolan BuntingEmberiza hortulana
Cretzschmar's BuntingEmberiza caesiaRare/Accidental
Striolated BuntingEmberiza striolataRare/Accidental
Rustic BuntingEmberiza rusticaRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Black-headed BuntingEmberiza melanocephalaRare/Accidental
Corn BuntingEmberiza calandra

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Common ChaffinchFringilla coelebsRare/Accidental
BramblingFringilla montifringillaRare/Accidental
HawfinchCoccothraustes coccothraustesRare/Accidental
Common RosefinchCarpodacus erythrinus
Trumpeter FinchBucanetes githagineusRare/Accidental
Desert FinchRhodospiza obsoletaRare/Accidental
Eurasian LinnetLinaria cannabinaRare/Accidental
Eurasian SiskinSpinus spinusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticus
Spanish SparrowPasser hispaniolensis
Chestnut-shouldered PetroniaPetronia xanthocollisRare/Accidental
Pale RockfinchCarpospiza brachydactyla

 
PASSERIFORMES: Ploceidae

Streaked WeaverPloceus manyar
Bengal WeaverPloceus benghalensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Indian SilverbillEuodice malabarica

 

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