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Birds of Syria

Birds of Syria coded for abundance, breeding, migration, wintering, endemic, rare, etc.; 2000 pages on birds, nature, birdwatching, where to go birding, birds and nature pictures, nature conservation, equipment, bird feeding, etc. Welcome to the bird list of Syria.

Syria is home to an impressive number of species of birds that vary from residents, that stay all year around, to breeding birds, that spend a good part of the growing season in Syria to raise their young, migrants who pass through Syria with the seasons, to wintering birds who like to spend a good part of the winter in Syria to escape colder conditions up north. While many species of birds are relatively common as they are part of the ecosystems of the state, it is always a thrill to stumble upon a rare bird or vagrant, that does not really form part of any the Syria ecosystems. Maybe it got lost during its travels between its summer and winter residence or it got displaced by bad weather.

Among the species of the checklist of the birds of Syria you can find  waterfowl and wading birds, a large suite of song birds, raptors, game birds, swifts and nighthawks, etc., many of which occupy several ecosystems simultaneously, as they fly to and from forests, meadows, shorelines of waters, cities and and urban green spaces. At Birdlist, we have developed a coding system that can help you predict when you may expect a certain species, with a code for seasonality, such as resident, nesting, wintering, etc. A code for abundance will give you a clue on the likelihood that you may actually see a certain species of bird. As we progressed with the coding, we realized that there should be a differentiation in the coding for "common", such as less common, common and very common birds. However, this would require reliable quantative data, which for most states, are not revealed by the commission of bird records. We hope to provide those in the future. In the meantime, enjoy the current checklist of the birds of Syria.







Alectoris chukar



Columba livia

Rock Pigeon or Feral Pigeon


Streptopelia senegalensis

Laughing Dove


Streptopelia decaocto

Eurasian Collared-Dove


Chlamydotis undulata

Houbara Bustard


Fulica atra

Common Coot or Eurasian Coot or Coot


Pterocles alchata

Pin-tailed Sandgrouse


Gallinago gallinago

Common Snipe


Tringa totanus

Common Redshank


Tringa nebularia

Common Greenshank


Tringa ochropus

Green Sandpiper


Tringa hypoleucos

Common Sandpiper


Calidris minuta

Little Stint


Charadrius leschenaultii

Greater Sand Plover


Vanellus vanellus

Northern Lapwing


Cursorius cursor

Cream-colored Courser


Larus ridibundus

Common Black-headed Gull


Larus genei

Slender-billed Gull


Pandion haliaetus



Milvus migrans

Black Kite


Neophron percnopterus

Egyptian Vulture


Buteo rufinus

Long-legged Buzzard


Aquila nipalensis

Steppe Eagle


Hieraaetus fasciatus

Bonelli's Eagle


Falco tinnunculus

Common or Eurasian Kestrel


Falco cherrug

Saker Falcon


Falco peregrinus

Peregrine Falcon


Falco pelegrinoides

Barbary Falcon


Tachybaptus ruficollis

Little Grebe


Egretta gularis

Western Reef-Egret


Petronia petronia

Rock Sparrow


Serinus pusillus

Fire-fronted Serin


Serinus serinus

European Serin


Rhodopechys sanguinea

Crimson-winged Finch


Rhodopechys mongolica

Mongolian Finch


Emberiza caesia

Cretzschmar's Bunting



Megapodius forstenii

Forsten's Megapode


Thank you for visiting Nature Worldwide on Syria. In this linked net of country pages you can find lists of birds, nature, mammals and national parks. Birds of Syria provides a checklist of the birds of Syria. It is a complete birdlist or bird list listing all the birds of Syria in ornithological taxonomic order. In Nature of Syria you can find nature related websites, like on birding, birdwatching, general ornithology, nature, nature conservation, national parks, protected areas, nature reserves, etc. In Mammals of Syria you can find the list of the mammals of Syria in taxonomic order. National parks, Nature reserves and Protected areas of Syria provides you with list of all the national parks and other protected areas of Syria.  Click on the following links for our web pages on Syria.



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