Still from Dubai Municipality clip on X (formerly Twitter) showing a Greater Flamingo in Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary Image Credit: Screengrab/X

Dubai: A Wildlife Tracking System that includes satellite tracking is being used to protect endangered migratory bird species that visit Dubai.

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In a social media post, Dubai Municipality said the system has been in place since 2018 to track the birds’ movements and nesting grounds in various protected areas in the emirate.

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The endangered migratory bird species visiting Dubai include:

  1. Northern Wheatear
  2. Common kestrel
  3. Lappet-faced vulture
  4. Greater flamingo
  5. Egyptian vulture
  6. Bonelli’s eagle
  7. Houbara bustard
  8. Socotra Cormorant