Oman is hot year round (80-110˚ F (25-45˚ C)), but the cooler
winter months of November to early March are slightly more tolerable. The south,
around Dhofar also gets a fair amount of rain from June to late August.
Oman is quite mountainous, dry, and deserted so the wildlife
is limited in scope. Among the mammals in the country are oryx, gazelles, wolves,
mongooses, goats, and more, primarily smaller mammals like rodents. The sea life
inland is very limited as there are few lakes or rivers in Oman, however just off
the long coasts are thousands of species. These waters include nearly every type
of fish from large sharks to corals, shellfish, and two most commonly fished animals,
the sardine and tuna.
The bird life is very impressive during the right seasons as many birds migrate
from East Africa to Asia and Europe
through the country. These birds include ostriches, grebes, pelicans, cormorants,
flamingos, hawks, eagles, and more. There are few amphibians due to the dry climate,
but reptiles live well here and include lizards, snakes, and sea turtles. There
are also a number of insects and other animals, like scorpions present.