05/01/2017 at Jahra Farms and Sulaibikhat Bay

Sulaibikhat Bay Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus) 500, Lesser Flamingo (Phoeniconaias minor) 1, Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea) 2, Little Egret (Egretta garzetta) 1, Kentish Plover (Charadrius alexandrinus) 30, Eurasian Curlew (Numenius arquata) 12, Broad-billed Sandpiper (Calidris falcinellus) 15, Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) 100, Armenian Gull (Larus armenicus) 2 Jahra Farms Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) 16, Common …

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04/01/2017 some rarities today

Rarities today: Lesser Flamingo Phoeniconaias minor, the 5th record if accepted by KORC. Pale Crag Martin Ptyonoprogne obsoleta, the 10th if accepted by KORC. Olive-backed Pipit t Anthus hodgsoni, 10th still at Jahra Farms. Hume’s Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus humei, still at Al-Abraq, seen today.

2nd Winter Tour Report 5-12 December 2016

Participants: Michel Gerber and Martin Miguel. The tour was another success, although missed the Shikra, Eversmann’s Redstart and the Crested Honey Buzzard, but were replaced with Indian Roller, Buff-bellied pipit, Pallid Scops Owl and Sykes’s Warbler!!! Other highlights, include the Hume’s Leaf Warbler and the Great Black-headed Gull. Day 1: 05/12/2106 The participants arrived at 6 …

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01/01/2017 with the first ever WP Big Yearers

This morning, it has been my privilege to meet the first ever Western Palearctic Big Year guys for the year 2017. I will be guiding and helping them to access some birding site to achieve their goal to reach their target of 700 species in the year 2017. They are here for 16 days and planning to …

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Kuwait Trip Report Winter Tour 12-20 November 2016

12th November: Arrival at Kuwait airport and overnight at Continental Inn. 13th November: At 6am we left the hotel with boxed breakfast towards Abu Al-Hasaniya. There we first encountered eleven Lesser Crested Tern then a Greater Crested Tern landed on steel wires showed well through scope being distinctly larger the nearby Lesser Crested Terns. At …

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19/11/2016 At Al Shallal’s Farm another Eversmann’s Redstart

The winter tour 12-20 November 2016 ended today with another Eversmann’s Redstat at Al Shallal’s Farm. Highlights of the tour was two Eversman’s Redstarts at different location, two Shikras at two different locations and two Crested Honey Buzzards at different locations. The number of bird species seen during the seven days was approximately 167. Interesting …

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15/11/2016 At Mutla’a Ranch

Today the visitors I am guiding were happy to see and photograph an obliging Eversmann’s Redstart, the 12th record for Kuwait. The visitors were Hugues DUFOURNY, Brian Rasmussen, Henrik Rask, Daniel Mauras, Jean-Jacques CLEMENT, Francis SMIGIELSKI and Thierry JEAN. Birds seen at Mutla’a Ranch: Eversmann’s Redstart 1, Shikra (male) 1, Eurasian Sparrowhawk 1, , European Robin …

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8/11/2016 At Al Salmi and Jahra Pools Reserve

At Al Salmi: Dunn’s Lark 1 (photographed by Rashed), Finsch’s Wheatear 2, Eastern Pied Wheatear 1, Isabelline Wheatear 2, Northern Wheatear 1, Desert Wheatear 4, Asian Desert Warbler. At Jahra Pools Reserve (by Omar): Griffon Vulture 15, Cinereous Vulture 1, Steppe Eagle 465, Eastern Imperial Eagle 18, Northern Goshawk 1, Crested Honey Buzzard 1, Long-legged Buzzard …

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