Eight new records of bird species from North-Eastern Iran

Document Type : Research articles


1 Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran

2 Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary synthesis, Department of Biology, University of Oslo, Norway

3 Department of Environment, Faculty of Natural Resources and Marine Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University


During ornithological expedition to four provinces in the northeast and north of Iran in June 2009, a total of 117 bird species belonging to 14 orders and 40 families were recorded. Based on these records, eight bird species were found outside their presumed breeding range according to the available distribution maps covering Iran, suggesting that updating of the distribution maps should be provided.