UAE & OMAN 2011

 

Planning a similar trip to the Arabian Peninsula

Useful Field Guides

There is a phase "Fore-warned if fore-armed".
It means preparation before hand is very important
and this philosophy certainly applies to fieldwork.
Many reptiles and amphibians are secretive and difficult
to find, so simply pitching up in a foreign country and
expecting to find them is to be disappointed.
To this end, pre-trip research, contact with local experts or people
who have been there before, and an up-to-date field guide,
will massively increase your chances of success.

This page is intended as a source for field guides
and other useful books for someone planning a trip to UAE & Oman.

Another aspects of pre-trip preparation I would emphasise
is take a good quality camera and know how to use it.
Since you should only be going to take photographs, no specimens,
and your photographic images should be all you taking home with you,
you owe it to yourself to learn how to take good photographs.

 

The only field guide
to all the Reptiles & Amphibian of UAE & Oman

Jongbloed 2000
Wild about Reptiles:
Field Guide to the Reptiles and Amphibians of UAE

 

Guides to the Snakes of UAE & Oman

Egan 2008
Snakes of Arabia
Arabian Heritage Guides

Arabic edition also available