15-16/04/2011 birding the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Mike Pope and I went birding in Saudi Arabia on the 15-16/04/2011. We went as far as Zulfi, 370km south of the border of Kuwait where we stayed the night and also birded Artawiya and some desert areas in between.

We found three Pharaoh Eagle Owl at the same site of last year (27/01/2010) which is situated along Wadi Al-Batin 30km south of Kuwait.

15/04/2011 KSA

Pharaoh Eagle Owl 3, Desert Lark 4, Eurasian Hoopoe 1, Hume’s Whitethroat 1, Black-eared Wheatear 3, Pied Wheatear 2, Woodchat Shrike 1, Common Whiterthroat 1, Whinchat 1, Willow Warbler 20, Desert Wheatear 1,  Cattle Egret 6, Squacco Heron 1, Northern Wheatear 5, Barred Warbler 1, Barn Swallow 2, Collared Dove 2, Common Redstart 1, House Sparrow 20.

16/04/2011 KSA

Hen Harrier 3, Booted Eagle 1, Desert Lark 2, Eastern Olivaceous Warbler 1, Pale Crag Martin 2, Alpine Swift 1, Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin 4, Black Scrub Robin 1, Ortolan Bunting 2, Laughing Dove 15, Little Green Bee-eater 2, Common Whitethroat 1, Common Redstart 20, White-eared Bulbul 3, Woodchat Shrike 2, Crested Lark 3, Collared Dove 15, Namaqua Dove 5, Eastern Cinereous Bunting 7, Gracefull Prinia 2, Barn Swallow 5,  House Martin 3, Spotted Flycatcher 2, Yellow Wagtail 1, Grey Wagtail 1, Red-throated Pipit 4, Tree Pipit 3, Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush 1, Hoopoe Lark 1, Crested Lark 5, Kurdestan Shrike 1, Masked Shrike 1, Pied Wheatear 3, Common Whitethroat 2, Northern Pintail 1, Red-wattled Lapwing 6, Little Egret 3, Eurasian Coot 1, Common Moorhen 3, Black-winged Stilt 1, Eurasian Wryneck 1, Eurasian Hoopoe 1, Meadow Pipit 1, European Turtle Dove 1, Northern Wheatear 6, Black-eared Wheatear 5.

Pharaoh Eagle OwL Bubo ascalaphus

Pharaoh Eagle OwL Bubo ascalaphus

Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus acredula

Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus

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