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Keywords:

  • avian;
  • building design;
  • bustard;
  • captive breeding;
  • quarantine

The National Avian Research Center is a scientific and conservation organization based in Abu Dhabi. The flagship species for the organization are the Houbara bustard Chlamydotis undulata macqueenii and the Saker falcon Falco cherrug. To minimize the risk of infectious diseases being introduced into the Center a quarantine station was built to facilitate the screening of all incoming birds. This paper describes the design of the quarantine station, technical systems, water supply and drainage, and the maintenance and husbandry practices implemented at the station.