Is Al Mouj Golf a safe haven for birds?

By: December 26, 2019

Hanne & Jens Eriksen have already written 7 books about the birds of Oman. This is why I was curious about what can they add more.

Al Mouj Golf and Al Mouj Muscat are home to 173 bird species!!!

In the latest book of Hanne & Jens Eriksen, the 180-page ‘Birds at Al Mouj Golf’ book we will find imagery and a brief of each bird and the month it was spotted.

The book is sponsored by HE Najeeb bin Ali Al-Rawas, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs.

'Birds at Al Mouj Golf' Book Launch 

The book was officially launched, just before Christmas on 18th December at Marsa Plaza.

The event gathered bird-watching enthusiasts, golf members, media personnel and local individuals from the community to celebrate Al Mouj Golf’s extraordinary diversity of bird species Oman inhabits.

Nasser bin Masoud Al Sheibani, CEO of Al Mouj Muscat, said:

“From early on it was clear that Al Mouj Golf would attract a vast number of birds, both residential and birds migrating for the winter seasons, with significant initiatives implemented in our efforts to conserve the biodiversity and natural habitats of Muscat wildlife.

We are proud that the authors of the book have truly encapsulated the beauty, showcasing Oman in all its glory; as a beautiful destination for tourists and investors.”

This is not the first sustainability initiative of Al Mouj Golf:

  • 2019 IAGTO Sustainability Award for Community value: outstanding charitable work and social inclusivity programs, e.g. annual charity events for autism help raise significant money and awareness; flexible golf days and membership categories make golf available to all, etc.
  • Al Mouj Golf has also been GEO Certified since August 2017.
'Birds at Al Mouj Golf' Book Launch

Al Mouj Golf’s birds on mobile

I think it would help Oman, the Al Mouj Golf if this knowledge and information would be available in mobile applications (e.g. eBird, iBird, Birdseye, etc.) too.

At the age of tablets and smartphones, it makes sense, especially if we utilize virtual reality and augmented reality solutions.