Read about bird watching destinations of Iran in separate and exclusive posts

Best Seasons

Gain the information about the best seasons to travel to Iran for bird watching purposes


Read the latest news about Iran bird species and affairs related to bird watching

Birds in Culture

Articles about the legendary birds and bird symbolism in Persian culture, art and architecture


Watch pictures, videos, and listen to audios, all related to different bird species of Iran

Pied kingfisher

About Birding in Iran

Iran is located in West Asia and have borders with the Caspian Sea, Persian Gulf, and the Gulf of Oman. The most important countries in the Middle East regarding biodiversity is Iran and this country is a suitable destination for those with a curious spirit of birdwatching. There are endemic and rare birds and species which are worth seeing.


World Migratory Bird Day is and international event that importance of migratory birds has been emphasized to maintain the balance of land, ecosystem and human beings.

In order to increase global attention to the issue of the importance of migratory birds, since 2006, the African-Eurasian Water-Migrated Birds Agreements (AEWA) have been naming and hosting the International Day of Migratory Birds

World Migratory Bird Day

The Most Interesting Bird Species in Iran

Based on the latest listings Iran possesses 550 bird species; 70 percent of them are migrating; or they come to Iran in the winter; or they come in the summer for breeding.

  The following list is a list of bird species in Iran that are the most interesting for watching; Macqueen’s Bustard, Iranian Ground Jay,  Caspian Tit, Black-headed Penduline Tit, Sind Woodpecker, Caspian Snowcock, See-see Partridge,  Eastern Rock Nuthatch,