Dubai RFI

To: "'Neville Pamment'" <>,
Subject: Dubai RFI
From: "Billinghurst, David (CRTS)" <>
Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2001 01:42:52 -0000
I have been to Dubai for a week or so every couple of years and on my last
trip I did a few hours birding.  I'm definitely not an expert.  Check the
birding-aus archives for July 1998 for the advise I got.

Pottering around the parks was quite interesting, and there are flamingos
and other waterbirds in the Dubai creek a few km out of town.  If you travel
further afield there is quite a lot to see. Transport may be an issue.  I
have always had a car.  There are one or two people who offer guiding
services, which would be worth investigating.

A number of the Euorpean field guides provide reasonable coverage of the
UAE.  I used Heinzel, Fitter and Parslow (spelling?). 

In Dubai I bought "The birds of the United Arab Emirates" by Colin
Richardson, which has some mud maps of good birding sites.   Could be hard
to find a copy.  I got mine by contacting the author to find out where it
was sold.  If your friend is in Melbourne I may be able to lend them my

(Mr) David Billinghurst
Comalco Research Centre
PO Box 316, Thomastown, Vic, Australia, 3074
Phone:  +61 3 9469 0642
FAX:    +61 3 9462 2700

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Neville Pamment [SMTP:
> Sent: Tuesday, 21 August 2001 11:19
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> Subject:      [BIRDING-AUS] Dubai  RFI
> Does anyone have any experience of birding in Dubai - places to visit,
> accessibility etc? A friend will be having a one day stopover there
> shortly. Any information will be much appreciated.
> Neville Pamment 
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