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Birds on the campus of SQU

There is a separate page on all Birds of Oman spotted by us.

On the campus of Sultan Qaboos University, some 50 km west of Masqat, Oman, the following birds were spotted by us during the period from August 2009 to May 2010. They are listed here in four categories, according to the timing of their sightings. Because of the limited time span covered, some entries may be incorrect. Birds listed as present all year round are known sedentary species.

Bird species we have seen breeding on-campus (with at least a photo of a nest or nest entrance) are marked with a clickable superscript "N", leading to the relevant information.

Any time of year Spring & summer Autumn & winter Irregular or infrequent
Grey Francolin

Red-wattled Lapwing

Laughing Dove N

Eurasian Collared Dove

Rock Dove N

Lichtenstein's Sandgrouse

Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse

Ring-necked Parakeet

Indian Roller N

Green Bee-eater N

Purple Sunbird N

Arabian Babbler

House Crow N

House Sparrow N

Indian Silverbill N

Rock Martin N

Graceful Prinia

White-eared Bulbul

White-spectacled Bulbul

Red-vented Bulbul

Common Myna N

Crested Lark

MacQueen's Bustard

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater

European Roller

Rufous Bush-Robin

Barn Swallow

Marsh Warbler

Olivaceous Warbler

Upcher's Warbler

Little Egret

Grey Heron

Striated Heron

Common Sandpiper

Temminck's Stint

Common Greenshank

Green Sandpiper


Black-winged Stilt


Black Redstart

Desert Wheatear

Red-tailed Wheatear

Lesser Whitethroat

Spotted Flycatcher

Isabelline Shrike

Golden Oriole

White Wagtail

Grey Wagtail

Western Yellow Wagtail

Egyptian Vulture



Pallid Scops Owl

Little Owl

European Nightjar

Striolated Bunting

Clamorous Reed Warbler

Blue Rock Thrush

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Any time of year Spring & summer Autumn & winter Irregular or infrequent

One of the attractions, for both humans and birds, on the campus of SQU is this pond, where many of the species listed above were found