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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 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions). 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 Birdlife Data Zone (species).

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Country or region: Qatar [map]

Other names: State of Qatar

Number of species: 354
Number of introduced species: 5
Date last reviewed: 2020-03-01
Last modified: 2021-06-08
See also: http://www.qatarbirds.org/list.htm
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STRUTHIONIFORMES: Struthionidae

OstrichStruthio camelus

 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollis
Great Crested GrebePodiceps cristatus
Eared GrebePodiceps nigricollis

 
PELECANIFORMES: Phaethontidae

Red-billed TropicbirdPhaethon aethereus

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Great White PelicanPelecanus onocrotalusRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo
Socotra CormorantPhalacrocorax nigrogularis

 
CICONIIFORMES: Ardeidae

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

 
CICONIIFORMES: Ciconiidae

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

 
CICONIIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Sacred IbisThreskiornis aethiopicus
Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus
Eurasian SpoonbillPlatalea leucorodiaRare/Accidental
African SpoonbillPlatalea albaIntroduced species

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae

Greater FlamingoPhoenicopterus roseus

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Whooper SwanCygnus cygnusRare/Accidental
Greater White-fronted GooseAnser albifronsRare/Accidental
Greylag GooseAnser anser
Egyptian GooseAlopochen aegyptiacusIntroduced species
Ruddy ShelduckTadorna ferrugineaRare/Accidental
Common ShelduckTadorna tadorna
Cotton Pygmy-gooseNettapus coromandelianusRare/Accidental
Eurasian WigeonAnas penelope
GadwallAnas strepera
Eurasian TealAnas crecca
MallardAnas platyrhynchos
Northern PintailAnas acuta
GarganeyAnas querquedula
Northern ShovelerAnas clypeata
Marbled TealMarmaronetta angustirostrisRare/Accidental
Red-crested PochardNetta rufinaRare/Accidental
Common PochardAythya ferina
Ferruginous PochardAythya nyroca
Tufted DuckAythya fuligula
Long-tailed DuckClangula hyemalisRare/Accidental

 
FALCONIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
FALCONIFORMES: Accipitridae

European Honey-buzzardPernis apivorusRare/Accidental
Oriental Honey-buzzardPernis ptilorhynchusRare/Accidental
Black-shouldered KiteElanus caeruleusRare/Accidental
Black KiteMilvus migrans
Egyptian VultureNeophron percnopterusRare/Accidental
Short-toed EagleCircaetus gallicusRare/Accidental
Western Marsh-HarrierCircus aeruginosus
Northern HarrierCircus cyaneus
Pallid HarrierCircus macrourus
Montagu's HarrierCircus pygargus
ShikraAccipiter badiusRare/Accidental
Levant SparrowhawkAccipiter brevipesRare/Accidental
Eurasian SparrowhawkAccipiter nisus
Northern GoshawkAccipiter gentilisRare/Accidental
Eurasian BuzzardButeo buteo
Long-legged BuzzardButeo rufinus
Greater Spotted EagleAquila clanga
Steppe EagleAquila nipalensisRare/Accidental
Imperial EagleAquila heliacaRare/Accidental
Bonelli's EagleAquila fasciatusRare/Accidental
Booted EagleAquila pennatusRare/Accidental

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Lesser KestrelFalco naumanni
Eurasian KestrelFalco tinnunculus
Amur FalconFalco amurensisRare/Accidental
Sooty FalconFalco concolorRare/Accidental
MerlinFalco columbariusRare/Accidental
Eurasian HobbyFalco subbuteo
Barbary FalconFalco pelegrinoides
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Gray FrancolinFrancolinus pondicerianus
Common QuailCoturnix coturnix

 
GALLIFORMES: Numididae

Vulturine GuineafowlAcryllium vulturinumRare/Accidental

 
GRUIFORMES: Gruidae

Common CraneGrus grusRare/Accidental

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Water RailRallus aquaticus
Corn CrakeCrex crexRare/Accidental
White-breasted WaterhenAmaurornis phoenicurusRare/Accidental
Little CrakePorzana parvaRare/Accidental
Baillon's CrakePorzana pusillaRare/Accidental
Spotted CrakePorzana porzana
Purple SwamphenPorphyrio porphyrioRare/Accidental
Allen's GallinulePorphyrio alleniRare/Accidental
Common MoorhenGallinula chloropus
Eurasian CootFulica atra

 
GRUIFORMES: Otididae

Macqueen's BustardChlamydotis macqueenii

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Jacanidae

Pheasant-tailed JacanaHydrophasianus chirurgusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Rostratulidae

Greater Painted-snipeRostratula benghalensisRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Dromadidae

Crab PloverDromas ardeola

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae

Eurasian OystercatcherHaematopus ostralegus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus
Pied AvocetRecurvirostra avosetta

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae

Eurasian Thick-kneeBurhinus oedicnemus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

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

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

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

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

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

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

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

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Sooty GullLarus hemprichii
Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscus
Heuglin's GullLarus heugliniRare/Accidental
Caspian GullLarus cachinnansRare/Accidental
Armenian GullLarus armenicus
Steppe GullLarus barabensis
Great Black-headed GullLarus ichthyaetus
Black-headed GullLarus ridibundus
Slender-billed GullLarus genei
Little GullLarus minutusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Sternidae

Gull-billed TernSterna nilotica
Caspian TernSterna caspia
Lesser Crested TernSterna bengalensis
Sandwich TernSterna sandvicensis
Great Crested TernSterna bergii
Common TernSterna hirundo
Little TernSterna albifrons
Saunders's TernSterna saundersi
White-cheeked TernSterna repressa
Bridled TernSterna anaethetus
Whiskered TernChlidonias hybridus
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterus

 
PTEROCLIFORMES: Pteroclidae

Pin-tailed SandgrousePterocles alchata
Chestnut-bellied SandgrousePterocles exustusRare/Accidental
Crowned SandgrousePterocles coronatusRare/Accidental

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba livia
Stock PigeonColumba oenasRare/Accidental
Eurasian Turtle-DoveStreptopelia turtur
Eurasian Collared-DoveStreptopelia decaocto
African Collared-DoveStreptopelia roseogriseaRare/Accidental
Laughing DoveStreptopelia senegalensis
Namaqua DoveOena capensis
Zebra DoveGeopelia striataIntroduced species

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae

Alexandrine ParakeetPsittacula eupatria
Rose-ringed ParakeetPsittacula krameri

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

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

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Barn OwlTyto alba

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

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

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Eurasian NightjarCaprimulgus europaeus
Egyptian NightjarCaprimulgus aegyptius

 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae

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

 
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

 
CORACIIFORMES: Upupidae

HoopoeUpupa epops

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Eurasian WryneckJynx torquilla

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Black-crowned Sparrow-LarkEremopterix nigriceps
Bar-tailed LarkAmmomanes cincturus
Desert LarkAmmomanes deserti
Greater Hoopoe-LarkAlaemon alaudipes
Calandra LarkMelanocorypha calandraRare/Accidental
Bimaculated LarkMelanocorypha bimaculataRare/Accidental
Greater Short-toed LarkCalandrella brachydactylaRare/Accidental
Lesser Short-toed LarkCalandrella rufescensRare/Accidental
Dunn's LarkEremalauda dunniRare/Accidental
Crested LarkGalerida cristata
Wood LarkLullula arboreaRare/Accidental
Eurasian SkylarkAlauda arvensis
Horned LarkEremophila alpestrisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

White-eared BulbulPycnonotus leucotisIntroduced species
White-cheeked BulbulPycnonotus leucogenysIntroduced species
Red-vented BulbulPycnonotus cafer

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hypocoliidae

HypocoliusHypocolius ampelinus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Rufous-tailed Rock-ThrushMonticola saxatilis
Blue Rock-ThrushMonticola solitarius
Ring OuzelTurdus torquatusRare/Accidental
Eurasian BlackbirdTurdus merulaRare/Accidental
Dark-throated ThrushTurdus ruficollis
Dusky ThrushTurdus naumanniRare/Accidental
FieldfareTurdus pilarisRare/Accidental
Song ThrushTurdus philomelos

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cisticolidae

Graceful PriniaPrinia gracilis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sylviidae

Grasshopper WarblerLocustella naeviaRare/Accidental
Savi's WarblerLocustella luscinioidesRare/Accidental
Moustached WarblerAcrocephalus melanopogonRare/Accidental
Sedge WarblerAcrocephalus schoenobaenus
Paddyfield WarblerAcrocephalus agricolaRare/Accidental
Eurasian Reed-WarblerAcrocephalus scirpaceus
Marsh WarblerAcrocephalus palustris
Great Reed-WarblerAcrocephalus arundinaceus
Clamorous Reed-WarblerAcrocephalus stentoreus
Basra Reed-WarblerAcrocephalus griseldisRare/Accidental
Sykes's WarblerHippolais ramaRare/Accidental
Eastern Olivaceous WarblerHippolais pallida
Upcher's WarblerHippolais languida
Icterine WarblerHippolais icterinaRare/Accidental
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
BlackcapSylvia atricapilla
Garden WarblerSylvia borinRare/Accidental
Greater WhitethroatSylvia communis
Lesser WhitethroatSylvia curruca
Small WhitethroatSylvia minulaRare/Accidental
Margelanic WhitethroatSylvia margelanica
Hume's WhitethroatSylvia althaeaRare/Accidental
Asian Desert WarblerSylvia nana
Barred WarblerSylvia nisoria
Eastern Orphean WarblerSylvia crassirostris
Menetries's WarblerSylvia mystacea

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Remizidae

Eurasian Penduline-TitRemiz pendulinusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae

Eurasian Golden OrioleOriolus oriolus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

House CrowCorvus splendens
Brown-necked RavenCorvus ruficollisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Common MynaAcridotheres tristis
Rosy StarlingPastor roseus
European StarlingSturnus vulgaris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Ploceidae

Streaked WeaverPloceus manyar
Bengal WeaverPloceus benghalensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Red AvadavatAmandava amandavaRare/Accidental
White-throated MuniaEuodice malabarica

 
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

Cinereous BuntingEmberiza cineracea
Ortolan BuntingEmberiza hortulana
Cretzschmar's BuntingEmberiza caesiaRare/Accidental
House BuntingEmberiza striolata
Rustic BuntingEmberiza rusticaRare/Accidental
Black-headed BuntingEmberiza melanocephalaRare/Accidental
Corn BuntingEmberiza calandra

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

ChaffinchFringilla coelebsRare/Accidental
BramblingFringilla montifringillaRare/Accidental
Common RosefinchCarpodacus erythrinus
Eurasian SiskinCarduelis spinusRare/Accidental
Eurasian LinnetCarduelis cannabinaRare/Accidental
HawfinchCoccothraustes coccothraustesRare/Accidental
Trumpeter FinchBucanetes githagineaRare/Accidental
Desert FinchRhodospiza obsoletaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

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

 

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