United Arab Emirates

State of the world's birds case studies

Key publications


  • Evans, M. I. (ed) (1994) Important Bird Areas in the Middle East. Cambridge, UK: BirdLife International.
  • Javed, S. (2011) Status of wetlands and waterbirds in the United Arab Emirates. Abu Dhabi: Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi

United Arab Emirates at a glance


Abu Dhabi


83,600 km2

BirdLife Partner



Total number of birds 294
Globally threatened birds 13
Country endemics 0

Important Bird & Biodiversity Areas

Number of IBAs 30
Total IBA area 420,431 ha

Endemic Bird Areas

Number of EBAs 0

Recommended Citation
BirdLife International (2021) Country profile: United Arab Emirates. Available from http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/country/united-arab-emirates. Checked: 2021-06-24