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Abd al-Kuri Sparrow in Yemen: Photo by Robert Hutchinson

Welcome to our guide to the birds of Yemen! This Middle Eastern country offers a stunning mix of landscapes, from the arid expanses of the Rub’ al Khali desert to the verdant mountains and pristine coastlines along the Red Sea and the Arabian Sea. These varied environments support a diverse range of bird species, including many endemic birds found nowhere else in the world. In this section, you’ll explore our curated guides that highlight the avian wonders of Yemen. From the striking plumage of the Yemen Thrush in the mountains to the sight of the Pink-backed pelican in the coastal mangroves, Yemen’s birdlife offers a captivating glimpse into the country’s natural beauty. Whether you’re observing migratory birds passing through the Bab-el-Mandeb strait or exploring the bird-rich Socotra Archipelago, we invite you to delve into our guides and immerse yourself in the fascinating world of Yemeni birds.