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.

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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