Here we go!

I first talked about creating a website identifying birds on our campus about 18 months ago, and have now finally got round to doing it. I have always been interested in birds, luckily my working environment provides a great opportunity to view and photograph them. I was astounded at the variety of birds that are on our campus and thought it would be fun to document them, and with the help of others, birds on other campuses.

At least half of the photos on this site are from Nick Lake, an ornithological guru, as well as many other things, during my time in the UAE. Thank you for sharing, as I hope others will too.

We are going public with the site tomorrow, so I hope you enjoy it and feel the desire to be involved.

Just to get things started, I saw this little chap on Wednesday at the Sharjah Colleges, I had never seen one before; unfortunately I only had my iPhone with me. I know what it is, but do you?

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Comments: 6
  • #1

    Rach S (Saturday, 17 January 2015)

    Is it the roadrunner?

  • #2

    Nick B (Sunday, 18 January 2015 12:15)

    Beep Beep, sorry no.

  • #3

    Barry Christian (Monday, 19 January 2015 06:34)

    Some type of finch?

  • #4

    Nick Bates (Monday, 19 January 2015 13:07)

    Sorry Barry, not some sort of finch.

  • #5

    Nick Bates (Wednesday, 21 January 2015 12:41)

    I know the anticipation has been killing you. It's a Bluethroat, bit like a Robin. More unidentifiable bird shots coming soon.

  • #6

    Lydia Rock (Thursday, 22 January 2015 06:37)

    Oh gosh I am too late, that's just what I was about to say!


Contact us if you'd like your campus to be part of this project and we will add your bird list and photos. Alternatively, if your campus is already listed just send us your pictures.