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Wildlife in Oman - a guide for young people


by Hanne & Jens Eriksen and Anne Bouji

Al Roya Publishing, October 2016


Just published! This hard-cover book covers mammals, birds, reptiles, insects and marine life in the Sultanate of Oman. Though it is intended for children and young people there is something for everyone in this book. Each of the 130 pages features full colour photographs of the stunning wildlife in the Sultabate of Oman and everyone will be surprised at the variety of animals that live here. Learn about the Arabian Oryx, Arabian Gazelle, Arabian Leopard, flamingos, herons, eagles, falcons, doves, kingfishers, sunbirds, lizards, geckos, snakes, butterflies, dragonflies, mantises, spiders, scorpions, whales, dolphins, sea turtles, fish, corals, seashells and many, many more. If you are visiting Oman, this is a great gift for friends and grandchildren back home.




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Birds in Oman Calendar 2017  by Hanne & Jens Eriksen

Fourteen photographs of birds from Oman.

Images of Malachite Kingfisher, Crab-plover, Arabian Golden-winged Grosbeak, Common Moorhen, Whiskered Tern, Arabian Partridge, White-winged Tern, Little Owl, Wilson's Storm Petrel, Common Cuckoo, Bonelli's Eagle, Red-tailed Wheatear, Amur Falcon, Corn Crake.

Contact us at hjoman@gmail.com. We can send copies around the world. If you send us adresses, we can send directly to yourself and your friends.

Price per copy: OMR 4, AED 40, GBP 9, USD 13, EUR 10 (all including air mail postage).


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Birdwatching guide to Oman, 2nd Edition

by Dave E. Sargeant

and Hanne & Jens Eriksen

Al Roya Publishing, March 2008


     A comprehensive guide to where, when and how to watch birds in the Sultanate of Oman. This second edition is completely rewritten and updated. All maps have been redrawn and include GPS coordinates that can be freely downloaded, see below.      The book's 256 pages are packed with useful information for resident and visiting birdwatchers alike, including items such as:
     How and when to come, including the latest visa regulations
     Contacts (phone, fax and email) for car rental companies, tour operators and hotels throughout the country
     Detailed maps and description for over 60 top birdwatching sites in Oman
     Complete list of birds with relative abundance for each site
     A Bird Finder guide with suggestions on how to find each species
     A complete list, with status, of birds in the Sultanate of Oman
     Comprehensive index of bird names and sites
     65 maps and 133 colour photographs
     and much, much more!

     ISBN 978-9948-03-643-2




Produced and printed in Oman to the highest international standards, 16 x 23 cm, soft, matte, laminated cover

Available in bookstores throughout Oman and at the Natural History Book Service in the UK

Click here for updates to Birdwatching guide to Oman, 2nd Edition

Click GPS to download the GPS coordinates for each map in the book



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Common Birds in Oman, 2nd edition

- an identification guide

by Hanne & Jens Eriksen

Al Roya Publishing, November 2010


Whatever you level of birdwatching, there is something for you in this easy-to-use book. Some 400 photographs are included to help identify 250 species of birds covering all the common, and many not so common, birds found in Oman. Species have been grouped together by habitat to make identification easier. Also covers all common birds of the UAE. Revised and updated with latest taxonomic changes to bird names. ISBN 978-9948-15-327-6.


Available in bookstores throughout Oman and at the Natural History Book Service in the UK









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The Birds of Al Jabal Al Akhdar

by Jens Eriksen

Centre for Environmental Studies and Research

Sultan Qaboos University, February 2008


This book covers all the 125 species of birds recorded at the Sayq Plateau and Jabal Shams area of Al Jabal Al Akhdar, the central mountain region of the northern Oman. For each species is given: Identification, Similar Species, Status at Al Jabal Al Akhdar, Habitat, Habits and a histogram showing when the species occurs. The introduction gives a description of the region, how and when to visit, and provides an estimate of the minimum number of breeding pairs for all breeding species. The book is packed with colour photographs to help identifying the birds.

Available in bookstores throughout Oman and at the Natural History Book Service in the UK



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Oman Bird List, Edition 7

by Jens Eriksen and Reginald Victor

Center for Environmental Studies and Research

Sultan Qaboos University, October 2013


This book includes all accepted species of birds recorded in Oman (513) up to the publication date (1 October 2013). Contains:

     Status for all species of birds in Oman
     Breeding maps for all breeding species
     Histograms for all migratory species
     Details of each record of vagrants
     IUCN Red Data status for each species
     Population trend in Oman for each species
     500 colour photographs
     Gazetteer and extensive index

A must for anyone birdwatching in Oman

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Available in bookstores throughout Oman and at the Natural History Book Service in the UK



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Common Birds of Qatar

by Hanne & Jens Eriksen and Frances Gillespie

Doha, Qatar, 2010

An introductory guide to the birds of Qatar. Some 500 photographs are included to help identify 215 species of birds covering all the common, and many not so common, birds found in Qatar. Species have been grouped together by habitat to make identification easier. ISBN 978-9948-15-747-2.













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Birds of the United Arab Emirates, a guide to common and important species

by Simon Aspinall, Salim Javed and Hanne & Jens Eriksen

Environment Agency Abu Dhabi, 2011


An introductory guide to the birds of the UAE. Over 530 photographs are included to help identify 240 species of birds covering all the common, and many not so common, birds found in the UAE. Species have been grouped together by habitat to make identification easier. ISBN 978-9948-15-959-9.














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If you have any difficulty finding these publications, please contact us by email:

hjoman@gmail.com

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We want to know what you see when you visit Oman!

Please send you observations as a Word document listing the date and place and then all the observations giving the name of the bird and the numbers seen. Note that species with less than 10 accepted records require a Rare Bird Report and photos if available. Please contact the Oman Bird Recorder for a copy of the RBR form.

Please send all you records by email to the Oman Bird Recorder at:

hjoman@gmail.com




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