18/04/2017 at Kabd Reserve

Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata 1, Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus 1, Laughing Dove Spilopelia senegalensis 1, Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus 1, European Roller Coracias garrulus 1, Eurasian Wryneck Jynx torquilla 1, Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni 4, Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus 4, Turkestan Shrike Lanius phoenicuroides 4, Daurian Shrike Lanius isabellinus 3, Masked Shrike Lanius nubicus 8, Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica 5, Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus 10, Eastern Olivaceous Warbler Iduna pallida 3, Upcher’s Warbler Hippolais languida 5, Basra Reed Warbler Acrocephalus griseldis 1, Eurasian …

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11/04/2017 a Long-toed Stint 1st for Kuwait and a Black-legged Kittiwake 2nd

Good news of today: First a Long-toed Stint Calidris subminutaI, was found by the Big Year WP team. A first for Kuwait if accepted by KORC. Second a Black-legged Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla, found by Peter Colston. A second for Kuwait if accepted by KORC. I couldn’t obtain photographs but will try tomorrow if they are still around.

09/04/2017 at Khiran and a boat trip

Today was the first day of the spring tour (8-16 April 2017). Participants: Massimiliano Dettori and Paul Chapman. We started at Khiran, we saw a number of birds that includes: Barred Warbler Sylvia nisoria 1, Turkestan Shrike Lanius phoenicuroides 2, Red-rumped Swallow Cecropis daurica 2, Mauryan Grey Shrike Lanius lahotra pallidirostris 1, Woodchat Shrike Lanius senator 3, Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca 1, Common Rock Thrush Monticola saxatilis 3, Rufous-tailed …

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22/03/2017 at Abu Al-Hasaniya and Mutla’a Ranch

Mutla’a Ranch: Common Redshank (Tringa totanus) 1, White-eared Bulbul (Pycnonotus leucotis) 6, Common Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita) 12, Eurasian Reed Warbler (Iduna rama) 1, Sedge Warbler (Acrocephalus schoenobaenus) 2, Basra Reed-Warbler (Acrocephalus griseldis) 1, Clamorous Reed, Warbler (Acrocephalus stentoreus) 2, Lesser Whitethroat (Sylvia curruca) 1, Menetries’s Warbler (Sylvia mystacea) 1 Abu Al-Hasaniya Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo) 1, …

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21/03/2017 at Mutla’a Ranch an Eastern Bonelli’s Warbler 3rd record

This morning there was an Eastern Bonelli’s Warbler at Mutla’a Ranch the 3rd record for Kuwait if acceoted by KORC. It was found by Markus Craig.Mutla’a Farm: Laughing Dove (Streptopelia senegalensis) 5, White-eared Bulbul (Pycnonotus leucotis) 15, Common Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita) 13, Eastern Bonelli’s Warbler (Phylloscopus orientalis) 1, Spanish Sparrow (Passer hispaniolensis) 6 Al-Shallal’s Farm: …

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20/03/2017 at JPR a Pygmy Cormorant 4th record!

This morning there were 3 Pygmy Cormorant at JPR. This is the 4th record if accepted by KORC. Jahra Pools Reserve: Garganey (Anas querquedula) 3, Ferruginous Duck (Aythya nyroca) 9, Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis) 4, Pygmy Cormorant (Microcarbo pygmeus) 2, Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus) 1, Steppe Eagle (Aquila nipalensis) 1, Grey-headed Swamphen (Porphyrio poliocephalus) 3, …

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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.