New book, app, about birds in Qatar


This 2014 video is about birds (and a lizard) in Qatar.

Fortunately, the news from Qatar is not just poets jailed for poetry, construction workers exploited and dying, etc. …

From BirdLife:

New book and mobile app to guide people’s interest in nature of Qatar

By Ade Long, Thu, 28/05/2015 – 11:34

The Friends of the Environment Center in Qatar (BirdLife Partner for Qatar) have used both traditional and digital routes to create two guides to the nature of Qatar.

The first ever field guide book to the birds of Qatar and a mobile application – ‘Qatar e-Nature’ – which allows users to explore the rich and varied species of flora, birds and insects of Qatar on their smart phones.

“The field guide is dedicated to all bird lovers and watchers living in Qatar who are committed to bird conservation and wildlife protection,” said Dr Elsadig Awad Bashir, Head of the Qatar Bird Project, who compiled and edited both the Arabic and English-language editions of the guide.

The Field Guide to the Birds of Qatar has species accounts including illustrations for all 323 species found in Qatar. Additional information on the birds includes local names as well as their status in Qatar and regionally.

Qatar e-Nature is designed for environmental awareness and education by incorporating interactive and engaging features. …

Qatar e-Nature is available for IPhones from ITunes and for Android devices from Google Play.