24/03/2017 at Abraq Al Habari

I visited today Al Abraq with Bassel. Inspite of thunderstorm in Kuwait city we headed toward this remote farm. It really paid off since rain stopped and Al Abraq was full of migrants. Especially warblers like Menetries’ and Eastern Orphean were numerous. Menetries Warblers we saw 12. Although 8 Eastern Orphean Warblers is not new …

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Jahra East Outfall 3/3/2017

I visited with my friend Bassel Jahra East Outfall last friday. First I made a mistake where to turn and this lead us to place where Bassel spotted Brown-necked Raven. Then we found our way to right direction and my friend spotted Stone-curlew. I struggled to see bird even that I knew the direction. We …

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02/10/2016 in Al Abraq

I visited Al Abraq this morning with Saijan and Balu. I found Green Warbler and Saijan and Balu managed to find European Nightjar and two Scops Owls. Green Warbler (Phylloscopus nitidus) Green Warbler European Nightjar (Caprimulgus europaeus) Scops Oel (Otus scops)  

19/03/2016 at Al Abraq and Jahra Pool Reserve

This morning was a clear sign that spring migration has really begun. Most common migrants were Willow Warblers and Redstarts. However, there were many others too like Semicollared Flycatchers 3-4, Spotted Crake 2, Savi’s Warbler 1, Blue-cheeked Bee-eater 5 etc. At Jahra Pool Reserve I saw Short-toed Eagle, 4 White-tailed Lapwings and a flock of …

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07/03/2016 at Kabd Reserve

I visited the reserve today since a big flock of Bimaculated Larks were seen on previous day. I couldn’t find them but it was nice to see that Black-crowned Finch Larks breed in good numbers again after several bad years. However, Dunn’s Lark is still missing. Family of Hoopoe Larks was very nice to find. …

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25/02/2016 at Jahra PoolReserve

Neil Tovey and Markus Graig found Indian Pond Heron in the reserve and kindly asked me to visit. They knew that this species is my bogey bird. Neil got confirmation from U.A.E. expert stating that the bird is indeed Indian Pond Heron. This is 3rd. record for Kuwait if accepted by KORC. Indian Pond Heron …

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Winter souvenirs from Finland between Xmas holidays and New Years Day

I managed to twitch Azure Tit and in the same place where other interesting birds showed up too. The place is in the city of Helsinki! Azure Tit (Parus cyanus) Note that the crown is completely white and thus there is no risk to hybrid between Blue Tit (Parus caerulus) Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos minor) …

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