Bird watching in Sir Bani Yas Island

Nature lovers, bird watchers, and nature communioners in Abu Dhabi rejoice: Sir Bani Yas Island is a verdant island that provides a soothing break from the arid desert-scape that makes up much of the region. Savour the natural delights of the island when you stay at one of the fine Abu Dhabi villas onsite such as the Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Sahel Villas which is considered an ideal choice of the resorts Abu Dhabi has to offer nature enthusiasts. Bird watchers in particular will enjoy their stays on the island, as there are more than 169 species of feathered denizens flitting around the island, according to the last count of enthusiastic bird watchers coming onto the island. Bird lovers will have the chance to spot some very rare species of birds, both endemic and migratory, who call the isle home at various times of the year. Photo opportunities are best at the shallow ponds dotting the island, with the pink flamingos that gather in large numbers, protected as they are by the dense mangrove trees scattered throughout Sir Bani Yas. Your hotel will be more than happy to help you organize bird-watching tours around the island so inquire from your front desk for more details.

Angela Fernando is an impassioned travel writer who composes pieces under the pen name Sumaira Narayan. She loves writing about new and exciting places around the world and hopes to visit them all someday. Google+