Jordan Bird List

Jordan Bird List, prepared and updated by Jordan Bird Watch (2019)

E=extinct; fb=former breeder; ob=occasional or irregular breeder; pm=passage migrant; sb=summer visitor and breeder; sv = non-breeding summer visitor; r=resident; t=transient (present all year but without breeding); wv=winter visitor; V=vagrant; upper case (PM, SB, R, WV) =locally common or widespread; ? = status unclear


Common NameScientific NameStatus
1Ostrich Struthio camelus E
2Black-throated DiverGavia arctica V
3Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollisSB,R?
4Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus pm,wv
5Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis pm,wv
6Soft-plumaged PetrelPterodroma mollisV
7Atlantic Petrel Pterodroma incertaV
8Cory's ShearwaterCalonectris diomedeaPm
9Streaked ShearwaterCalonectris leucomelasV
10Flesh-footed ShearwaterPuffinus carneipes V
11Sooty Shearwater Puffinus griseusPm
12Wilson's Storm-petrelOceanites oceanicusV
13Red-billed Tropicbird Phaethon aethereus V
14Brown Booby Sula leucogastert
15Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbopm,WV
16Pygmy Cormorant Phalacrocorax pygmeust, wv?
17Darter Anhinga melanogaster wv (formerly)
18White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalusPm
19Pink-backed Pelican Pelecanus rufescensV
20Lesser FrigatebirdFregata ariel V
21Great BitternBotaurus stellarisWv
22Little BitternIxobrychus minutussb,pm,?wv
23Black-crowned Night HeronNycticorax nycticoraxt, sb? wv, PM
24Striated Heron Butorides striatat
25Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloidessb,PM
26Cattle EgretBubulcus ibisR,PM, WV
27Western Reef Egret Egretta gularist
28Little Egret Egretta garzettaR,PM, WV
29Intermediate Egret Mesophoyx intermediaV
30Great Egret Casmerodius albusPM,WV
31Black-headed Heron Ardea melanocephalaV
32Grey Heron Ardea cinerea t,PM, WV
33Purple Heron Ardea purpurea sb?,PM
34Goliath Heron Ardea goliath V
35Yellow-billed Stork Mycteria ibisV
36Black Stork Ciconia nigra PM,wv
37White Stork Ciconia ciconiaPM, sv
38Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellusPM, sv
39Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia PM
40Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber wv, t
41Mute Swan Cygnus olorv
42Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianusv
43Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnusv
44White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons v
45Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropusv
46Bean GooseAnser fabilis v
47Greylag GooseAnser anser wv
48Egyptian GooseAlopochen aegytiagar (introduced)
49Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferrugineawv
50Shelduck Tadorna tadornaob,pm,WV
51Cotton Pygmy-gooseNettapus coromandelianusv
52WigeonAnas penelope pm,WV
53Falcated Duck Anas falcatav
54Gadwall Anas streperawv
55Eurasian Teal Anas crecca PM,WV
56MallardAnas platyrhynchosr,WV
57Pintail Anas acuta pm,wv
58Garganey Anas querquedula PM, ?wv
59ShovelerAnas clypeata PM,WV
60Marbled Duck Marmaronetta angustirostris v
61Red-crested Pochard Netta rufinapm,wv
62Common Pochard Aythya ferinapm,wv
63Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyrocapm, wv
64Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula pm,wv
65Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalisv
66White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala v
67Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serratorv
68Honey Buzzard Pernis apivorus PM
69Crested Honey Buzzard Pernis ptilorhyncuspm, wv
70Black Kite Milvus migransPM, WV
71Red Kite Milvus milvusv
72Black-winged KiteElanus caeruleusr
73Lammergeier Gypaetus barbatusfb (?e)
74Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterusfb,PM
75Eurasian Griffon Vulture Gyps fulvus r
76Lappet-faced Vulture Torgos tracheliotosfb,v
77Black Vulture Aegypius monachusv, ?wv
78Short-toed Eagle Circaetus gallicusSB,PM
79Western Marsh HarrierCircus aeruginosusfb,PM,WV
80Hen Harrier Circus cyaneusPM,wv
81Pallid Harrier Circus macrourusPM,wv
82Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargusPM
83Northern Goshawk Accipiter gentilis?wv
84Eurasian SparrowhawkAccipiter nisus PM,WV, r
85Levant Sparrowhawk Accipiter brevipesPM
86Steppe Buzzard Buteo buteo vulpinusPM
87Common BuzzardButeo buteo buteo wv
88Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinusR
89Rough-legged Buzzard Buteo lagopusv
90Lesser Spotted Eagle Aquila pomarinaPM
91Spotted Eagle Aquila clanga pm, wv
92Steppe Eagle Aquila nipalensisPM,WV
93Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca pm,wv
94Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetosr
95Verreaux's Eagle Aquila verreauxiifb, v
96Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatusPM
97Bonelli's Eagle Aquila fasciatusr
98Osprey Pandion haliaetuspm
99Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni SB,PM
100Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculusR,pm
101Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus pm
102Merlin Falco columbariusWV
103Eurasian Hobby Falco subbuteosb,PM
104Eleonora's Falcon Falco eleonoraev
105Sooty Falcon Falco concolorSB, pm
106Lanner FalconFalco biarmicusr
107Saker FalconFalco cherrug pm,wv
108Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinuspm,wv
109Barbary Falcon Falco pelegrinoidesr
110Chukar Alectoris chukarR
111Sand Partridge Ammoperdix heyiR
112Black Francolin Francolinus francolinus R
113Common Quail Coturnix coturnixPM,(?sb)
114Water RailRallus aquaticusfb,pm,wv
115Spotted Crake Porzana porzanapm, wv?
116Little Crake Porzana parva pm
117Baillon's Crake Porzana pusillafb, pm
118Corncrake Crex crexpm
119Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropusR,pm,wv
120Purple SwamphenPorphyrio porphyriov
121Eurasian Coot Fulica atra ob,pm,WV
122Common Crane Grus grusPM,WV
123Siberian White CraneGrus leucogeranusv
124Demoiselle CraneGrus virgo v
125Macqueen’s Bustard Chlamydotis maqueeniiwv, r?
126Painted Snipe Rostratula benghalensisV
127Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostraleguspm
128Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus SB,PM
129Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta ob,PM
130Crab Plover Dromas ardeolav
131Stone-curlew Burhinus oedicnemusR
132Cream-coloured Courser Cursorius cursorSB,R,pm
133Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola ob,PM
134Black-winged Pratincole Glareola nordmanni V
135Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius sb,PM
136Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula PM,wv
137Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus R,PM,wv
138Greater Sand Plover Charadrius leschenaultii sb,PM,(?wv)
139Caspian Plover Charadrius asiaticus PM
140Eurasian Dotterel Eudromias morinellus wv
141Pacific Golden PloverPluvialis fulvav
142European Golden PloverPluvialis apricaria V
143Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarolapm
144Spur-winged Plover Vanellus spinosusR
145Blackhead PloverVanellus tectusV
146Red-wattled PloverVanellus indicusV
147Sociable Plover Vanellus gregariuspm
148White-tailed Plover Vanellus leucurusob,pm
149Northern LapwingVanellus vanelluspm,WV
150Red Knot Calidris canutusV
151SanderlingCalidris alba V
152Little Stint Calidris minutaPM, WV
153Temminck's Stint Calidris temminckiiPM
154Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotosV
155Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferrugineaPM
156Dunlin Calidris alpinaPM,WV
157Broad-billed Sandpiper Limicola falcinellus pm
158Ruff Philomachus pugnaxPM,wv
159Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimuspm,wv
160Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago PM,WV
161Great Snipe Gallinago mediaV
162Pintail SnipeGallinago stenuraV
163Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticolaV
164Painted Snipe Rostratula benghalensisV
165Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosaPM, wv
166Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponicaV
167Whimbrel Numenius phaeopuspm
168Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquataPM
169Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus pm
170Common Redshank Tringa totanusPM,WV
171Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilisPM
172Greenshank Tringa nebulariaPM, wv
173Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropusPM, WV, sv
174Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola PM
175Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereuswv
176Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos PM, wv
177Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interprespm
178Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatus pm
179Red PhalaropePhalaropus fulicarius v
180Pomarine Skua Stercorarius pomarinusv
181Arctic Skua Stercorarius parasiticus PM
182Long-tailed Skua Stercorarius longicaudusv
183South Polar Skua Catharacta maccormickiv
184Sooty Gull Larus hemprichiiv
185White-eyed GullLarus leucophthalmus t
186Palla's GullLarus ichthyaetuspm,wv
187Little GullLarus minutuspm
188Sabine's Gull Xema sabini v
189Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus PM,WV, sv
190Grey-headed Gull Larus cirrocephalusv
191Slender-billed Gull Chroicocephalus geneiPM,wv, sv
192Audouin's Gull Larus audouiniiv
193Common Gull Larus canuswv
194Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus, L. f. heugliniPM,wv
195Caspian Gull Larus cachinnanspm,WV
196Yellow-legged GullLarus michaellis?wv
197Armenian GullLarus armenicuspm, WV
198Glaucous Gull Larus hyperboreusv
199Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica ob,PM
200Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspiar
201Crested Tern Sterna bergiiv
202Lesser Crested TernSterna bengalensis v
203Sandwich Tern Sterna sandvicensispm
204Common Tern Sterna hirundoPM, sv
205Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaeav
206White-cheeked TernSterna repressapm
207Little TernSterna albifronssb/ob,PM
208Bridled Tern Onychoprion anaethetusV
209Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybridaPm
210Black Tern Chlidonias niger pm
211White-winged Black Tern Chlidonias leucopterusPM
212Lichtenstein's Sandgrouse Pterocles lichtensteiniir
213Crowned Sandgrouse Pterocles coronatusr
214Spotted SandgrousePterocles senegallusR
215Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse Pterocles exustusV
216Black-bellied Sandgrouse Pterocles orientaliswv
217Pin-tailed Sandgrouse Pterocles alchatar?
218Rock DoveColumba livia (+C.l.domest.)R
219Stock Dove Columba oenaswv
220Common Woodpigeon Columba palumbuswv
221African Collared Dove Streptopelia roseogriseaV
222Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaoctoR
223European Turtle Dove Streptopelia turturSB,PM
224Laughing Dove Stigmatopelia senegalensisR
225Namaqua DoveOena capensis R,sb,pm
226Ring-necked Parakeet Psittacula krameri r (introduced)
227Great Spotted Cuckoo Clamator glandariusSB, PM
228Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus SB, PM
229Barn Owl Tyto albaR
230Pallid Scops Owl Otus brucei V / r?
231Eurasian Scops Owl Otus scopsSB,PM
232Eurasian Eagle OwlBubo bubor
233Pharaoh Eagle OwlBubo ascalaphus R
234Brown Fish Owl Ketupa zeylonensisfb (e)
235Little Owl Athene noctua R
236Tawny Owl Strix alucoR
237Hume’s (Desert) Owl Strix butleri (hadorami)R
238Long-eared Owl Asio otusr, pm,wv
239Short-eared Owl Asio flammeuspm, wv
240Nubian Nightjar Caprimulgus nubicusr
241European NightjarCaprimulgus europaeus pm
242Egyptian Nightjar Caprimulgus aegyptius ?sb, pm
243Common Swift Apus apus SB,PM, wv
244Pallid Swift Apus pallidusSB,PM, wv
245Alpine Swift Tachymarptis melbaSB,PM
246Little Swift Apus affinisR
247White-throated Kingfisher Halcyon smyrnensisR
248Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis PM,WV
249Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis R
250Little Green Bee-eaterMerops orientalisR
251Blue-cheeked Bee-eater Merops superciliosusSB,pm
252Bee-eater Merops apiaster SB,PM
253Roller Coracias garrulussb,PM
254Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epopsR,PM
255Wryneck Jynx torquillaPM
256Syrian Woodpecker Dendrocopos syriacus R
257Black-crowned Finch-lark Eremopterix nigricepsv
258Dunn's Lark Eremalauda dunnir?/ob
259Bar-tailed Desert Lark Ammomanes cincturaR
260Desert Lark Ammomanes deserti R
261Greater Hoopoe Lark Alaemon alaudipesR
262Thick-billed Lark Rhamphocoris clotbey R
263Calandra Lark Melanocorypha calandra R, WV
264Bimaculated Lark Melanocorypha bimaculataob,pm, wv
265Short-toed Lark Calandrella brachydactylaSB,PM
266Lesser Short-toed Lark Calandrella rufescens SB,pm, wv
267Crested Lark Galerida cristataR
268 Woodlark Lullula arborea r,WV
269Common SkylarkAlauda arvensis WV
270Oriental Skylark Alauda gulgulav
271Temminck's Horned Lark Eremophila bilophaR
272Common Sand Martin Riparia riparia PM
273Rock Martin Hirundo fuligulaR
274Eurasian Crag Martin Hirundo rupestris pm,wv
275Barn Swallow Hirundo rusticaR,PM
276Red-rumped Swallow Hirundo daurica SB,PM
277Common House Martin Delichon urbicumSB,PM
278Tawny Pipit Anthus campestrissb,PM
279Long-billed Pipit Anthus similis R
280Richard's Pipit Anthus novaeseelandiaepm
281Blyth's PipitAnthus godlewskiiv
282Water Pipit Anthus spinoletta WV
283Buff-bellied PipitAnthus rubescens japonicusv
284Olive-backed Pipit Anthus hodgsoniwv
285Tree PipitAnthus trivialis PM, wv
286Meadow Pipit Anthus pratensispm,WV
287Red-throated Pipit Anthus cervinusPM,WV
288Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flavasb,PM
289Citrine Wagtail Motacilla citreola pm, ob
290Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea pm,WV
291White Wagtail Motacilla alba PM,WV
292White-eared Bulbul Pycnonotus leucotisR (introduced)
293Spectacled Bulbul Pycnonotus xanthopygos R
294Winter Wren Troglodytes troglodytesR
295Dunnock Prunella modularis wv
296Radde's Accentor Prunella ocularis v
297Alpine Accentor Prunella collaris v
298Rufous-tailed Scrub RobinCercotrichas galactotesSB,PM
299Black Bush RobinCercotrichas podobev
300European RobinErithacus rubeculaWV
301Thrush Nightingale Luscinia lusciniaPM
302Common Nightingale Luscinia megarhynchos sb,PM
303BluethroatLuscinia svecicaPM,WV
304White-throated RobinIrania gutturalis pm
305Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochrurosPM,WV
306Common RedstartPhoenicurus phoenicurusPM
307Blackstart Cercomela melanura R
308Whinchat Saxicola rubetraPM
309Common Stonechat Saxicola torquatuspm,WV
310Isabelline WheatearOenanthe isabellinaSB,PM,wv
311Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe PM
312Cyprus Wheatear Oenanthe cypriaca pm
313Black-eared Wheatear Oenanthe hispanicaSB,PM
314Desert Wheatear Oenanthe desertiR
315Finsch's Wheatear Oenanthe finschiiWV
316Red-rumped Wheatear Oenanthe moestar
317Kurdish Wheatear Oenanthe xanthoprymnav
318Mourning Wheatear Oenanthe lugens R
319Basalt (Mourning) WheatearOenanthe lugens warriaer
320Hooded Wheatear Oenanthe monachaR
321White-crowned Black Wheatear Oenanthe leucopygaR
322Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush Monticola saxatilisPM
323Blue Rock ThrushMonticola solitariusR, PM
324Ring OuzelTurdus torquatus v
325Common Blackbird Turdus merulaR,wv
326Fieldfare Turdus pilariswv
327Song Thrush Turdus philomelosWV
328Redwing Turdus iliacusv
329Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus wv
330Cetti's Warbler Cettia cetti R
331Zitting CisticolaCisticola juncidis R
332Graceful PriniaPrinia gracilis R
333Scrub Warbler Scotocerca inquieta R
334Grasshopper Warbler Locustella naeviav
335River Warbler Locustella fluviatilisPM
336Savi's Warbler Locustella luscinioidesfb,PM
337Moustached WarblerAcrocephalus melanopogonfb,wv
338Sedge Warbler Acrocephalus schoenobaenusPM
339Marsh Warbler Acrocephalus palustris pm
340Reed Warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceusSB,PM,wv
341Paddyfield Warbler Acrocephalus agricolav
342Clamorous Reed Warbler Acrocephalus stentoreusR
343Great Reed Warbler Acrocephalus arundinaceus fb,PM
344Olivaceous Warbler Iduna pallida SB,PM
345Booted Warbler Iduna caligatapm
346Upcher's Warbler Hippolais languida SB,pm
347Olive-tree Warbler Hippolais olivetorumpm
348Icterine Warbler Hippolais icterinapm
349Spectacled Warbler Sylvia conspicillataR,wv
350Subalpine WarblerSylvia cantillanspm
351Ménétries's Warbler Sylvia mystaceapm
352Sardinian Warbler Sylvia melanocephalaR,WV
353Cyprus Warbler Sylvia melanothoraxwv
354Rüppell's Warbler Sylvia rueppellipm
355Asian Desert Warbler Sylvia nanapm,wv
356Arabian Warbler Sylvia leucomelaenar
357Eastern Orphean Warbler Sylvia crassirostrisSB,PM
358Barred Warbler Sylvia nisoriaPM
359Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia currucaSB,PM
360Common Whitethroat Sylvia communisSB,PM
361Garden Warbler Sylvia borin PM
362Blackcap Sylvia atricapillaPM,wv
363Eastern Bonelli's Warbler Phylloscopus orientalis?sb,PM
364Wood Warbler Phylloscopus sibilatrix PM
365Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybitaPM,WV
366Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus PM
367Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus v
368Goldcrest Regulus regulusv
369Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striataSB,PM
370Red-breasted Flycatcher Ficedula parvapm
371Semi-collared Flycatcher Ficedula semitorquataPM
372Collared Flycatcher Ficedula albicollisPM
373Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleucaPM
374Arabian BabblerTurdoides squamicepsR
375Coal TitParus aterv
376Blue Tit Parus caeruleus R
377Great Tit Parus majorR
378WallcreeperTichodroma murariav
379Eurasian Penduline Tit Remiz pendulinuspm,wv
380Palestine Sunbird Nectarinia oseaR
381Golden Oriole Oriolus oriolusPM
382Great Grey ShrikeLanius excubitorR
383Lesser Grey Shrike Lanius minor PM
384Isabelline Shrike Lanius isabellinusv
385Turkestan ShrikeLanius phoenicuroides pm
386Red-backed ShrikeLanius collurioPM
387Long-tailed ShrikeLanius schachv
388Woodchat Shrike Lanius senator SB,PM
389Masked Shrike Lanius nubicusSB,PM
390Eurasian Jay Garrulus glandariusR
391Western Jackdaw Corvus monedulaR, ?wv
392Indian House Crow Corvus splendens R
393Rook Corvus frugilegusv
394Hooded CrowCorvus corone R
395Brown-necked Raven Corvus ruficollisR
396Raven Corvus coraxr
397Fan-tailed Raven Corvus rhipidurus R
398Tristram's Grackle Onychognathus tristramiiR
399Common Starling Sturnus vulgaris WV
400Rose-coloured Starling Pastor roseuspm
401Common MynaAcridotheres tristis R (introduced)
402Bank MynaAcridotheres ginginianusfb (introduced)
403House Sparrow Passer domesticusR
404Spanish Sparrow Passer hispaniolensisR,WV
405Dead Sea SparrowPasser moabiticusR
406Pale Rock SparrowCarpospiza brachydactylaSB,pm
407Common Rock Sparrow Petronia petroniaR
408Yellow-throated SparrowGymnoris xanthocollisv
409Indian Silverbill Lonchura malabarica R (introduced)
410Red AvadavatAmandava amandavar? (introduced)
411Common Chaffinch Fringilla coelebsWV
412Brambling Fringilla montifringillawv
413Red-fronted Serin Serinus pusillusv
414Serin Serinus serinus?r,WV
415Syrian Serin Serinus syriacusR,pm,wv
416GreenfinchChloris chloris R,wv
417Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis r,wv
418Eurasian Siskin Carduelis spinus wv
419Common Linnet Carduelis cannabinaR,wv
420Common Crossbill Loxia curvirostrav
421Desert FinchRhodopechys obsoletusR
422Trumpeter Finch Bucanetes githagineus R
423Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus v
424Sinai Rosefinch Carpodacus synoicusR
425Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes wv
426Pine BuntingEmberiza leucocephalosv
427Yellowhammer Emberiza citrinellawv
428Rock Bunting Emberiza ciawv
429Striolated BuntingEmberiza striolata R
430Cinereous Bunting Emberiza cineraceapm
431Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulanaPM
432Cretzschmar's Bunting Emberiza caesia SB,PM
433Rustic BuntingEmberiza rusticav
434Little Bunting Emberiza pusilla v
435Reed Bunting Emberiza schoeniclus wv
436Black-headed Bunting Emberiza melanocephala sb, pm
437Corn Bunting Miliaria calandraR, WV