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Eastern Rock Nuthatch in Iraq: Photo by Jukka Perttu

Welcome to our guide to the birds of Iraq! Situated at the crossroads of the Middle East, Iraq is a country with a rich cultural heritage and varied landscapes, including the fertile Tigris-Euphrates alluvial plains, expansive deserts, and mountainous regions. These diverse habitats support an array of bird species, and in this section, you’ll discover our curated guides that highlight the unique avian wonders of Iraq. From the stunning beauty of the Basra Reed Warbler flitting through the marshes to the majestic flight of the Eastern Imperial Eagle soaring over the plains, Iraq’s birdlife offers a captivating glimpse into the country’s natural splendor. Whether you’re birdwatching in the marshlands of southern Iraq or exploring the woodlands of the Zagros Mountains, we invite you to delve into our guides and immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Iraqi birds.