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Birding Babylon
Blog by US army based in Iraq.Among recent sightings have been Little Grebe, Pygmy Cormorant, 3 species of Kingfishers (Pied, Common and White-breasted), Wattled, Spur-winged and White-tailed Plovers, Black-winged Stilt, Common and Iraq Babblers, Squacco Heron, Little Egret, Blue-cheeked Bee-eater, Black Francolin, Wood Pigeon, Collared Dove, Rufous Bush Robin, Magpie and Graceful Prinia.
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bird sightings in and around Iraq
Discussion of birds and bird sightings in and around Iraq and the AOR. This list was created for discussions birds seen in and around Iraq and the AOR. The group is intended to help birders of all skill levels find and identify birds on their deployments to the AOR, but anyone with experiences about the local birds is welcome join. Beat the boredom, find some birds!
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Field Guide to the Birds of the Middle East Field Guide to the Birds of the Middle East
Richard Porter,Steen Christensen & Per Schiermacker
Illustrated by A Birch,J Gale,M Langman & B Small

" The bottom line is:this is the best field guide published so far on birds of the Middle East."....Josef Kren, Wilson Bulletin

" A real tour de force and should remain the standard work for the region for a long time to come."..Gordon Hamlett, Birdwatching

"An indispensable and thoroughly recommended aid for birdwatchers in the Middle East and beyond." ...Andrew Grieve, Birdwatch.
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Systematic bird list for Iraq
IRAQ COUNTRY LIST - Preliminary based on Avibase run and A Systematic List of Vertebrates of Iraq by Mahdi and Georg. Over time this list will be refined by sight records, publications and museum specimens. I'd like to have a data page for each species eventually.
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Restoration of the Mesopotamian Marshlands

Restoration of the Mesopotamian Marshlands

The marshlands of southern Iraq and Iran were once the largest in western Eurasia, encompassing an area larger than the Florida Everglades. During the 1990s, a combination of upstream damming and local drainage projects resulted in their almost complete disappearance. These Mesopotamian Marshlands and their human inhabitants represent unique aspects of our cultural heritage and are vital elements of our global environmental mosaic.
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Important bird areas in Iraq
Abu Dalaf and Shari lake, Abu Habba, Al Jadriyah and Umm Al Khanazeer island, Al Musayyib - Haswa area, Anah and Rawa, Attariya plains, Augla, Bahr Al Milh, Bakhma, Dukan and Darbandikhan dams, Baquba wetlands, Benavi, Central Marshes, Dori Serguza, Gasr Muhaiwir,
Haur Al Abjiya and Umm Al Baram, Haur Al Habbaniya and Ramadi marshes, Haur Al Hachcham and Haur Maraiba, and other sites with species lists.Birdlife International IBA's in Iraq Click here for further information....

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