10/09/2017 at Green Island, Abu Al-Hasaniya, Jahra Pools Reserve & Mutla’a Ranch

DunlinCalidris alpina

Dunlin Calidris alpina (Archive photo: taken on 12/10/2016)

Birding with Dr Rob Sheldon OSME Chair.

Highlight of the day was two male Hypocolius, Rose-coloured Starling, Yellow-throated SparrowCommon Rosefinch & Tawny Pipit.

82 species were seen.

Green Island: 21 species

Grey Heron Ardea cinerea 2, Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides 8, Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis 3, Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto 12, Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis 5, Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops 1, Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio 2, Turkestan Shrike Lanius phoenicuroides 1, Masked Shrike Lanius nubicus 3, Woodchat Shrike Lanius senator 1, White-eared Bulbul Pycnonotus leucotis 8, Caspian Reed Warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceus fuscus 1, Common Whitethroat Sylvia communis 3, Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata 4, Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe 2, Isabelline Wheatear Oenanthe isabellina 2, Rose-coloured Starling Pastor roseus 2, Common Myna Acridotheres tristis 5, Sykes’s Wagtail Motacilla flava beema 8, Hypocolius Hypocolius ampelinus 2, Rüppell’s Weaver Ploceus galbula 1.

Abu Al-Hasaniya: 11 species

Greater Sand Plover Charadrius leschenaultia 23, Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrines 14, Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula 1, Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa 4, Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres 5, Ruff Calidris pugnax 10, Sanderling Calidris alba 6, Common Redshank Tringa tetanus 4, Great Crested Tern Thalasseus bergii 1, Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis 16, Lesser Crested Tern Thalasseus bengalensis 188.

Jahra Pools Reserve: 55 species

Garganey Spatula querquedula  14, Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata  2, Common Pochard Aythya ferina  2, Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca 7, Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis 3, Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus 1, Grey Heron Ardea cinerea 18, Purple Heron Ardea purpurea 3, Little Egret Egretta garzetta 32, Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides 9, Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax 4, Black Black-eared Milvus migrans lineatus 1, Steppe Buzzard Buteo buteo vulpinus 1, Little Crake Zapornia parva 1, Grey-headed Swamphen Porphyrio poliocephalus 1, Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus 7, Eurasian Coot Fulica atra 14, Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus 4, Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus 12, Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola 27, Lesser Sand Plover Charadrius mongolus 8, Greater Sand Plover Charadrius leschenaultia 4, Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus 24, Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula 6, Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius 5, Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa 22, Ruff Calidris pugnax 1, Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea 29, Dunlin Calidris alpina 3, Little Stint Calidris minuta  25, Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago 1, Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus 1, Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia 6, Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis 1, Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola 14, Common Redshank Tringa totanus 2, Slender-billed Gull Chroicocephalus genei 125, Little Tern Sternula albifrons 1, Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica 1, Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia 36, White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus 10, Blue-cheeked Bee-eater Merops persicus 1, European Bee-eater Merops apiaster 1, Turkestan Shrike Lanius phoenicuroides 1, Daurian Shrike Lanius isabellinus 2, Greater Short-toed Lark Calandrella brachydactyla 12, Sand Martin Riparia riparia 4, Great Reed Warbler Acrocephalus arundinaceus 1, Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata 1, Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe 2, Eastern Black-eared Wheatear Oenanthe hispanica melanoleuca 1, Isabelline Wheatear Oenanthe isabellina 2, Sykes’s Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava beema  4, Black-headed Wagtail Motacilla flava feldegg 1, Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris 1, Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis 6.

Mutla’a Ranch: 18 species

Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto 5, Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis 4, Namaqua Dove Oena capensis 1, Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops 8, European Bee-eater Merops apiaster 39, Eurasian Hobby Falco Subbuteo 1, Eurasian Golden Oriole Oriolus oriolus 4, Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica 1, White-eared Bulbul Pycnonotus leucotis 5, Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus 2, Common Whitethroat Sylvia communis 5, Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata 5, Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe 2, Isabelline Wheatear Oenanthe isabellina 1, Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana 7, Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus 1, House Sparrow Passer domesticus 15, Yellow-throated Sparrow Petronia xanthocollis 5.

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