Other Birds Publications



Islam, M. Z. & Shah, M. S. 2014. Saja/Umm Ar-Rimth Protected Area, central Saudi Arabia: important for birds. Phoenix, 30 (2104): 9.


Shobrak, M. (2012). Electrocution and collision of birds with power lines in Saudi Arabia. Zoology in the Middle East 57, 45-52.

Al-Rashidi, M. M., Long, P. R., O’Connell, M., Shobrak. M. & Székely, T. (2011). Use of remote sensing to identify suitable breeding habitat for the Kentish Plover and estimate population size along the western coast of Saudi Arabia. Wader Study Group Bulletin 118 (1) 2011, 32-39.

Al-Rashidi, M. M. (2010). Breeding ecology and conservation of the Kentish plover in Saudi Arabia. Unpublished PhD, University of Bath, UK, 100pp.

Williams, J. B., Tieleman, B.I., Shobrak, M. (2009). Validation of temperature-sensitive radio transmitters for measurement of body temperature in small animals. Ardea - Official journal of the Netherlands Ornithologists' Union, 97(1), 120-124.


Islam, M. Z., Boug, A. (2009). Two important birding sites in Western Saudi Arabia. Phoenix, 4.


Cunningham, P. (2009). Nesting tree utilisation by Brown-necked Ravens Corvus ruficollis in west central Saudi Arabia. Sandgrouse, 31(09402), 68.


Shobrak, M. (2007). On the nesting status of some seabirds in Djibouti. Zoology in the Middle East, 42, 6.

Ostrowski, S., Shobrak, M., Boug, A., Khoja, A.R., Bedin, E. (2005). The breeding avifauna of the Umm al-Qamari Islands protected area, Saudi Arabia. Sandgrouse, 27(1), 9.


Shobrak, M. (2005). Breeding success of Brown-necked Ravens Corvus ruficollis in the Mahazat as-Sayd Protected Area, Saudi Arabia. Sandgrouse, 27(2), 6.

Bertilsson, P. A. (2004). First breeding of yellow wagtail in Arabia. The Phoenix, 20, 1-2.


Ostrowski, S., & Guinard, E. (2002). A new record of green warbler Phylloscopus trochiloides nitidus in Saudi Arabia. Sandgrouse, 24(1), 58-59.


Castell, P., Coburn, J., Pleasance, B., & Williams, S. (2001). Notes on the breeding biology of some Arabian birds. Sandgrouse, 23(1), 49-58.


Castell, P. (2000). Breeding birds of western Saudi Arabia. The Phoenix, 16.


van Heezik, Y., & Seddon, P. J. (1999). Effects of season and habitat on bird abundance and diversity in steppe desert, in northern Saudi Arabia. Journal of Arid Environments, 43, 301-317.

Stanton, D. (1998). Gambaga flycatchers use same nest site two years running. The Phoenix, 15, 3-4.


Jennings, M. C. (1998). What is a rock pigeon? The Phoenix, 15, 12-13.


Jennings, M. C. (1998). Acrocephalus and Hippolais warblers taxonomic change. The Phoenix, 15, 13-14.


Jennings, M. C. (1998). Yemen, December 1997 and January 1998. The Phoenix, 15, 13-14.


Jennings, M. C. (1998). Brown-necked raven Corvus ruficollis. The Phoenix, 15, 18-19.


Hill, M. (1998). Disaster strikes Socotra cormorant colony on Hawar Islands, Bahrain. The Phoenix, 15, 16-17.


Aspinall, S. (1998). Breeding of pallid swift in the UAE. The Phoenix, 15, 3.


Steward-Smith, J. (1997). Socotra cormorant colonies in the UAE in the 1970's. The Phoenix, 14, 19-22.


Nikolaus, G. (1997). Riyadh river, Saudi Arabia: notes on breeding birds. The Phoenix, 14, 18-19.


Newton, S. F., & Newton, A. V. (1997). The effect of rainfall and habitat on abundance and diversity of birds in a fenced protected area in the central Saudi Arabian desert. Journal of Arid Environments, 35(4), 715-735.

Kirwan, G. M. (1997). Socotra: Forbes-Watson's manuscript. The Phoenix, 14, 6-7.


Jennings, M. C. (1997). Summary report of ABBA Survey No.21 to Central Oman, March 1997. The Phoenix, 14, 14-16.


Jennings, M. C. (1997). Abu Dhabi and the Liwa, July 1997: summary report of ABBA Survey No.22. The Phoenix, 14, 22-24.


Aspinall, S., & Hockey, P. A. R. (1997). The Indian Ocean’s Crab-loving plover. Arabian Wildlife, 3(1), 32-35.


Anon. (1997). African spoonbill and sacred ibis do strange things in Yemen. The Phoenix, 14, 7-8.


Anon. (1997). Bald ibis gain. The Phoenix, 14, 16.


Yahya, H. S. A., & Salamah, M. (1996). The Asir magpie: results of recent field surveys. The Phoenix, 13, 13-14.


Winkler, H., Newton, A. V., & Newton, S. F. (1996). On the ecology and behaviour of the Arabian woodpecker Picoides dorae. Zoology in the Middle East, 12, 33-45.


Werner, M. (1996). Der Sokotra-Kormoran. Fünf Jahre nach Ölkatastrophe. Der Falke, 43(7/8), 198-203.


Symens, P. (1996). First record of red-fronted serin Serinus pusillus in the Arabian Peninsula. Zoology in the Middle East, 12, 29-31.


Rietkerk, F. E., & Wacher, T. J. (1996). The birds of Thumamah, Central Province, Saudi Arabia. Sandgrouse, 18(1), 24-52.

Newton, S. F., & Symens, P. (1996). The status of the pink-backed pelican (Pelecanus rufescens) and the great white pelican (P. onocrotalus) in the Red Sea: the importance of Saudi Arabia. Colonial Waterbirds, 19(1), 56-64.


Newton, S. F., & Newton, A. V. (1996). Seasonal changes in the abundance and diversity of birds in threatened juniper forest in the southern Asir mountains. Bird Conservation International, 6(4), 371-392.


Newton, S. F., & Al Suhaibany, A. H. (1996). Survey of summer breeding seabirds in the Saudi Arabian Red Sea. The Phoenix, 13, 5-6.


Newton, S. F. (1996). Wintering range of Palaearctic-African migrants includes south-west Arabia. Ibis, 138(2), 335.


Newton, S. F. (1996). Raydah escarpment. The unique cloud forest of Saudi Arabia. Arabian Wildlife, 2(3), 19-21.


Meadows, B. S. (1996). First record of hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes in Arabian Peninsula. Zoology in the Middle East, 12, 21-23.


Jennings, M. C. (1996). Summary report of ABBA Survey 19 to South Central Saudi Arabia; March and April 1996. The Phoenix, 13, 21-23.


Jennings, M. C. (1996). The bald ibis in Arabia. The Phoenix, 13, 12.


Hill, M. (1996). Socotra cormorants. Arabian Wildlife, 2(3), 8-10.


Green, G. (1996). From desert sand to coral sea. World Birdwatch, 18(1), 12-15.


Aspinall, S. (1996). International research on Socotra cormorants. Arabian Wildlife, 2(3), 11.


Al-Saghier, O., & Porter, R. F. (1996). Aden wetlands, Yemen. The Phoenix, 13, 4.


Yahya, H. S. A. (1995). Notes on breeding palm doves. The Phoenix, 12, 14-15.


Wranik, W. (1995). Island of dragons: Socotra. Arabian Wildlife, 2(1), 28-30.


Al-Suhaibany, A. H. (1995). The white-cheeked tern Sterna repressa. Egg: temperature and behavioural thermoregulation during incubation in a hot environment. Unpublished Master of Science Thesis, University College North Wales, Bangor, UK, 35pp.

Oldfield, C. (1995). The greening of Qatar: benefits for wildlife. Arabian Wildlife, 2(1), 13.


Lobley, G. R. (1995). Birds of western Saudi Arabia. Part I. Arabian Wildlife, 2(1), 10-12.

Lobley, G. R. (1995). Birds of western Saudi Arabia. Part II. Arabian Wildlife, 2(2), 12-13.

Lobely, G. R. (1995). Bani Yazid, Hejaz Mountains. The Phoenix, 12, 4-5.


Jennings, M. C., & Robinson, D. (1995). Sir Bani Yas Island. The Phoenix, 12, 3-4.


Jennings, M. C. (1995). Layla Lakes Central Arabia. The Phoenix, 12, 19.


Jennings, M. C. (Ed.). (1995). An interim atlas of the breeding birds of Saudi Arabia (Vol. Bb 006). Riyadh: NCWCD, 134pp.

Jennings, M. C. (1995). ABBA Survey 17 to the northern edges of the Empty Quarter, Saudi Arabia. The Phoenix, 12, 15-17.


Jennings, M. C. (1995). ABBA survey 15 to northern Oman, winter 1993/94. The Phoenix, 12, 5-7.


Hellyer, P. (1995). Mangrove study yields new information on fish breeding. Arabian Wildlife, 2(1), 36-37.


Hellyer, P. (1995). Wildlife tourism in Arabia. United Arabe Emirates. Part I. Abu Dhabi. Arabian Wildlife, 2(2), 15-17.


Evans, M. (1995). Hot spots for bird watchers. Arabian Wildlife, 2(1), 14-15.

Symens, P., & Al Suhaibany, A. H. (1994). The impact of the 1991 Gulf War oil spill on bird populations in the northern Arabian Gulf. A review. Courier Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg, 166, 47-54.


Symens, P., & Al Suhaibany, A. H. (1994). Corn bunting confirmed breeding in the eastern province of Saudi Arabia. The Phoenix, 11, 4.


Suhaibany, A. H., & Symens, P. (1994). A breeding colony of gull-billed terns in Saudi Arabia. The Phoenix, 11, 3-4.


Stagg, A. (Ed.). (1994). Birds of the Riyadh region. An Annotated Checklist. 2nd Edition. Riyadh: NCWCD, 77pp.

Rahmani, A. R., Shobrak, M., & Newton, S. F. (1994). Birds of the Tihamah coastal plains of Saudi Arabia. OSME, 32, 1-19.


Pilcher, C. W. T. (1994). The palm dove in Kuwait and an unusual nest. The Phoenix, 11, 14.


Pilcher, C. W. T. (1994). Kuwait's Jahra Pool Reserve. The Phoenix, 11, 18.


Newton, S. F. (1994). Further notes on the nightjars of Arabia. Oman Bird News, 15 (Winter 1993/1994), 1-3.


Newton, S. F. (1994). NCWCD bird ringing scheme, Saudi Arabia. Oman Bird News, 15 (Winter 1993/1994), 3-4.


Jennings, M. C. (1994). Arabia's breeding birds on the map. Arabian Wildlife, 1(1), 30-31.

Hellyer, P. (1994). Greater flamingos: first time to breed in Arabia for seventy years. Arabian Wildlife, 1(1), 11.


Eriksen, H., & Eriksen, J. (1994). Man made bird paradise: Al-Ansab Lagoons. Arabian Wildlife, 1(2), 24-26.


Aspinall, S. (1994). Abu Dhabi's seabird islands. The Phoenix, 11, 15-16.


Ash, J. S. (1994). The possible origin of Malachite kingfishers Alcedo cristata in Yemen. The Phoenix, 11, 7-8.


Abuzinada, A. H., & Krupp, F. (1994). The Arabian Gulf environment and the consequences of the 1991 oil spill. Courier Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg, 166, 3-10.


Symens, P., & Suhaibany, A. (1993). Seabird and shorebird ringing in the Gulf. Oman Bird News, 14, 23-25.


Symens, P., & Suhaibani, A. (1993). The impact of the Gulf War oil spills on wintering seabird populations along the northern Arabian Gulf coast of Saudi Arabia, 1991. Sandgrouse. Arabian Gulf Issue, 15(1-2), 37-43.


Symens, P., & Suhaibani, A. (1993). The impact of the Gulf War oil spills on Saudi Arabian breeding populations of terns Sterna in the Arabian Gulf, 1991. Sandgrouse. Arabian Gulf Issue, 15(1-2), 18-36.


Symens, P., Newton, S. F., Stagg, A., & Winkler, H. (1993). More about mountain nightjar. The Phoenix, 10, 13.


Symens, P., Kinzelbach, R., Al Suhaibany, A. H., & Werner, M. (1993). A review of the status, distribution and conservation of the Socotra cormorant, Phalacrocorax nigrogularis. Zoology in the Middle East, 8, 17-30.


Richardson, C. (1993). Corn bunting possibly breeding at Hamraniyah, UAE. The Phoenix, 10, 3.


Pilcher, C. W. T., & Sexton, D. B. (1993). Effects of the Gulf War oil spills and well-head fires on the avifauna and environment of Kuwait. Sandgrouse. Arabian Gulf Issue, 15(1-2), 6-17.


Newton, S. F., & Newton, A. V. (1993). Breeding season and multiple brooding of some common birds in west central Saudi Arabia. The Phoenix, 10, 16-17.


Meadows, B. S. (1993). Islets near Yanbu al Bahr, Red Sea. The Phoenix, 10, 7-8.


Kirwan, G. (1993). Malachite kingfisher presumed breeding in Yemen. The Phoenix, 10, 2.


Keijl, G. O., & Symens, P. (1993). Biometrics and moult of Socotra cormorant Phalacrocorax nigrogularis. Sandgrouse. Arabian Gulf Issue, 15(1-2), 44-55.


Evans, M. I., & Keijl, G. O. (1993). Spring migration of coastal waders through the Saudi Arabian Gulf in 1991. Sandgrouse. Arabian Gulf Issue, 15(1-2), 56-84.


Evans, M. I., & Keijl, G. O. (1993). Impact of the Gulf War oil spill on the wader populations of the Saudi Arabian Gulf coast. Sandgrouse. Arabian Gulf Issue, 15(1-2), 85-105.


Evans, I. M., Symens, P., & Pilcher, W. T. C. (1993). Short-term damage to coastal bird populations in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait following the 1991 Gulf War marine pollution. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 27, 157-161.


El Din, S. B. (1993). First record of rock bunting Emberiza cia in Saudi Arabia. Sandgrouse. Arabian Gulf Issue, 15(1-2), 106.


Davidson, P. (1993). Summary of the OSME survey of southern and eastern Yemen and Socotra: spring 1993. The Phoenix, 10, 18-19.


Brooks, D. J., & Evans, M. (1993). First Record of Rock Bunting Emberiza cia in Saudi Arabia. Sandgrouse. Arabian Gulf Issue, 15(1-2), 106 pp.


Aspinall, S., & Hirschfeld, E. (1993). Greater flamingos breed in the United Arab Emirates in 1993. The Phoenix, 10, 14-15.


Abuzinada, A. H. (1993). An overview of the Ornithology Program of the National Commission for Wildlife Conservation and Development. Sandgrouse. Arabian Gulf Issue, 15(1-2), 3-5.


Symens, P., Newton, S. F., Winkler, H., & Stagg, A. J. (1992). Mountain nightjar Caprimulgus poliocephalus in Arabia: identification, status, and distribution. Sandgrouse, 14(2), 81-92.


Schulz, H., & Schulz, M. (1992). New records of the bald ibis (Geronticus eremita) from Saudi Arabia. Journal of Ornithology, 133, 165-172.


Stagg, A. (1992). Mountain nightjar: a new breeding bird for Arabia. The Phoenix, 9, 5.


Sanson, E., & Athendriou, M. (1992). Nest building activities of streaked weaver near Qatif, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia. The Phoenix, 9, 5.


Sanson, E. (1992). First breeding record of shoveler in Arabia. The Phoenix, 9, 2-3.


Ramsay, G. (1992). White-tailed plovers breed in the eastern province of Saudi Arabia in 1992. The Phoenix, 9, 3-4.


Rahmani, A. R., & Shobrak, M. (1992). Status of partridges in Saudi Arabia. Newsletter of the ICBP/WPA Specialist Group on Partridges, Quails and Francolins, 2, 6.


Rahmani, A. R., & Shobrak, M. (1992). Status of storks, spoonbills and ibises in Saudi Arabia. Specialist Group on Storks, Ibises and Sponbills Newsletter, 5(1/2), 5-6.


Rahmani, A. R., & Shobrak, M. (1992). Glossy ibises (Plegadis falcinellus) and black-tailed godwits (Limosa limosa) feeding on sorghum in flooded fields in south-western Saudi Arabia. Colonial Waterbirds, 15(2), 239-240.


Newton, S. F. (1992). Ornithological research at the National Wildlife Research Center, Taif, Saudi Arabia. OSME, 29, 1-5.


Jennings, M. C. (1992). The house crow Corvus splendens in Aden (Yemen) and an attempt at its control. Sandgrouse, 14(1), 27-33.


Hellmich, J., & Schulz, H. (1992). A note on the guineafowl in Arabia. Newsletter of the ICBP/WPA Specialist Group on Partridges, Quails and Francolins, 2, 12.


Gaucher, P. (1992). Nest of Philby's partridge Alectoris philbyi predated by cobra Naja haje arabica. Newsletter of the ICBP/WPA Specialist Group on Partridges, Quails and Francolins, 1, 11.


Schulz, M., & Schulz, H. (Eds.). (1991). Working bibliography of the bustards (Otididae). Riyadh: NCWCD, 171pp.

Symens, P. (1991). First breeding record of Sandwich tern in Arabia. The Phoenix, 8, 3.


Symens, P. (1991). The ICBP/NCWCD seabird monitoring survey of offshore islands in the northern Arabian Gulf, Saudi Arabia, May-July 1991 (Report Summary). The Phoenix, 8, 4-5.


Shobrak, M., & Rahmani, A. R. (1991). Notes on the Arabian bustard Ardeotis arabs in Saudi Arabia. Sandgrouse, 13(1), 14-23.


Richardson, C. (1991). Sites of interest: Digdaga and Hamraniyah, United Arab Emirates. The Phoenix, 8, 12-13.


Pambour, B., & Al Karrairy, A. R. A. (1991). Notes on the birds of the eastern Rub' al-Khali, Saudi Arabia. Sandgrouse, 13(2), 80-91.

Jennings, M. C. (1991). Arabian endemics for lumpers and splitters. The Phoenix, 8, 10-11.


Jennings, M. C. (1991). The changing avifauna of Saudi Arabia. Journal of the Saudi Arabian Natural History Society, 3(2), 16-28.


Crease, A. J. (1991). The Gulf conflict. A different perspective. The Phoenix, 8, 5-6.


Verhage, M., Chapman, A., & Brown, T. (1990). Crab plovers breed in the Gulf. The Phoenix, 7, 4-5.


Tye, A. (1990). Wheatears of the Oenanthe lugens complex (mourning wheatear) in Arabia. The Phoenix, 7, 2-3.


Symens, P. (1990). Effects of the mass migration of desert locusts Schistocerca gregaria on birds in the Taif area, Saudi Arabia. Sandgrouse, 12, 3-7.


Summers-Smith, J. D. (1990). Request for information: where do Dead Sea sparrows go for winter? The Phoenix, 7, 17-19.


Sontag, W. A. (1990). Wattled starling Creatophora cinerea. A potential breeding species. The Phoenix, 7, 4.


Richardson, C. (1990). New breeding species: Coracias garrulus European roller. The Phoenix, 7, 2.


Richardson, C. (1990). Sites of interest: Qarneyn Island, United Arab Emirates. The Phoenix, 7, 7-8.


Richardson, C. (1990). Sites of interest: Khor Kalba and surrounding area, UAE Est Coast. The Phoenix, 7, 8-9.


Jennings, M. C. (1990). Sites of interest: Wabbah Crater, central Saudi Arabia. The Phoenix, 7, 9.


Jennings, M. (1990). Summary report of an ornithological survey of the northern part of central Saudi Arabia, May 1990. Journal of the Saudi Arabian Natural History Society, 3(1), 35-39.


Hirschfeld, E. (1990). Black-winged stilts breeding for the first time in Bahrain. The Phoenix, 7, 3-4.


Stagg, A. J. (1989). Tabuk Airbase sewage lagoon, north west Saudi Arabia. The Phoenix, 6, 7.


Pilcher, C. W. T. (1989). Kubbar Island, Kuwait. The Phoenix, 6, 8.


Pilcher, C. W. T. (1989). Oriental scourge. Indian house crow. The Phoenix, 6, 10.


Jennings, M. C. (1989). Doves update. The Phoenix, 6, 9.


Jennings, M. C. (1989). Birds & locusts. The Phoenix, 6, 18.


Jennings, M. C. (1989). Summary report of an ornithological survey of parts of central and northwest Saudi Arabia, 12 March-8 April 1989. Journal of the Saudi Arabian Natural History Society, 2(9), 38-43.


Richardson, C. (1988). The Liwa oasis. The Phoenix, 5, 6-7.


Richardson, C. (1988). The Masafi area. The Phoenix, 5, 7-8.


Pilcher, C. W. T. (1988). Future breeders and exotics in Kuwait. The Phoenix, 5, 4-5.


Pilcher, C. W. T. (1988). Kuwait avifaunal survey. The Phoenix, 5, 18.


Jennings, M. C. (1988). The Harrat al Harrah, Northern Saudi Arabia. The Phoenix, 5, 8.

Jennings, M. C. (1988). Oriental menace. The Phoenix, 5, 3-4.


Jennings, M. C. (1988). Interim report of an ornithological survey of the Asir National Park of saudi Arabia: 29 June-18 July. Journal of the Saudi Arabian Natural History Society, 2(8), 34-42.


Heath, D. C. (1988). Das and Qarneyn Islands, UAE. The Phoenix, 5, 5-6.