Welcome to the Birds of Kuwait Birdwatching Tours. I am AbdulRahman Al-Sirhan a Kuwaiti bird watcher and bird guide, the Secretary of Kuwait Ornithological Rarities Committee (KORC), and a council member of the Ornithological Society of The Middle East, The Caucasus And Central Asia OSME.
I am establishing these birdwatching tours to visitors from the world to showcase our birds and allow finding birds as efficiently as possible.
Initially I am conducting three birdwatching tours, two in winter and one in spring on the following dates:
Spring Tour: 8-16 April 2017 (8 nights), Price: €1450.00. (Includes a boat trip) (Places available).
Winter Tour: 02-10 November 2017 (8 nights), Price: €1350.00. (No boat trip) (Places available).
Winter Tour: 11-19 November 2017 (8 nights), Price: €1350.00. (No boat trip) (Places available).
The Winter Tour focuses on finding the Asian shikra, Hypocolius, Crab Plover, Crested Honey Buzzard, Eversmann’s Redstart, Indian Roller, Pallid Scops Owl, Red-tailed Wheatear, Hume’s Leaf Warbler, Afghan Babbler, Siberian Stonechat, Buff-bellied Pipit, Armenian, Heuglin’s, Steppe and Great Black-headed Gull, Pied Kingfisher, White-throated Kingfisher, Blue Rock Thrush, Asian Desert Warbler, Ménétries’s Warbler, Lesser and Greater Crested Tern, Caspian Tern, Mauryan (Steppe) Grey Shrike, Black-crowned Sparrow-Lark, Blue-cheeked Bee-eater, Red-wattled Lapwing, White-tailed Lapwing, Lesser and Greater Sand Plover, Red-vented Bulbul, White-eared Bulbul, Rüppell’s Weaver, Bank Myna, Common Myna, Terek Sandpiper, Broad-billed Sandpiper, Masked Shrike, Lesser Flamingo and Ashy Drongo.
While the Spring Tour focuses on finding the Basra Reed Warbler, White-throated Robin, Socotra Cormorant, Crab Plover, White-cheeked Tern, Bridled Tern, Upcher’s Warbler, Eastern Olivaceous Warbler, Yellow-throated Sparrow, Eastern Cinereous Bunting, Pale Rockfinch, Semi-collared Flycatcher, Egyptian Nightjar, Collared Pratincole, Black-winged Pratincole, Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin, Ménétries’s Warbler, Asian Desert Warbler, White-winged Tern, Caspian Plover, Woodchat Shrike, Lesser Grey Shrike, Kurdistan Wheatear, Hypocolius, Asian Desert Warbler, Ménétries’s Warbler, Lesser and Greater Crested Tern, Caspian Tern, Mauryan (Steppe) Grey Shrike, Blue-cheeked Bee-eater, Afghan Babbler, Siberian Stonechat, Red-wattled Lapwing, White-tailed Lapwing, Lesser and Greater Sand Plover, Red-vented Bulbul, White-eared Bulbul, Rüppell’s Weaver, Ménétries’s Warbler, White-throated Kingfisher, Bank Myna, Common Myna, Terek Sandpiper, Broad-billed Sandpiper, Great Black-headed Gull, Masked Shrike.
Asian shikra, Hypocolius , Crested Honey Buzzard, Eversmann’s Redstart, Indian Roller, Basra Reed Warbler, Socotra Cormorant, Crab Plover, White-cheeked Tern, Bridled Tern, Yellow-throated Sparrow, Pale Rockfinch, Asian Desert Warbler, Ménétries’s Warbler, Greater Crested Tern, Lesser Sand Plover, Red-vented Bulbul, White-eared Bulbul, Rüppell’s Weaver, Bank Myna and Common Myna.
You may consult Kuwait’s Bird Checklist on this link: http://birdsofkuwait.com/annotated_checklist.shtml
I also do private birdwatching tours at dates that are appropriate to certain individuals or groups. Please use the Booking Form below with your suggested dates to get a quote and see if I am available.
Price for Spring Tour: €1450.00 (include a boat trip),
Price for Winter Tour: €1350.00 (Doesn’t include a boat trip)
Single room supplement: €250.00
Group Size: Minimum number for the tour to go ahead is three; and the maximum is eight.
Spring Tour will include a boat trip to see the Socotra Cormorant, White-cheeked Tern and Bridled Tern and whatever we encounter.
Photographic opportunity is superb as of the sunny weather and open areas.
After booking you need to confirm your booking by paying a non-refundable deposit of €300.00. Instruction on how to pay the deposit will be send by email.
Terms and Conditions:
Included in the price:
- Accommodation in twin-bedded rooms, that include breakfast and dinner.
- Lunch, water and refreshment during daytime.
- Entrance fees to reserves and professional bird guidance.
- Ground transport in new 4WD, and also transport from and to airport.
Not Included in the price:
- Air travel tickets, travel insurance, passport costs, entry visas fees, excess baggage charges.
- Telephone calls, laundry, room service, snacks and anything of a purely personal nature.
The tours involve short walking distance as in most reserves we drive through dirt roads and stop for short walks on mostly flat ground.
I reserve the right to cancel any tour for which there are insufficient reservations (2 or 1), 60 days before the tour begins.
Cancellation and refund:
You may cancel your tour and get your deposit refunded back to you as long as it is 90 days before your tour begins.
Entry Visa to Kuwait:
The passport holders of the following countries (52) can obtain Tourist Visa online at: https://evisa.moi.gov.kw/evisa/home_e.do . You are granted to stay for three months from the date of arrival. A 3 KWD (9 Euro) will be required for some countries.
ANDORRA, AUSTRALIA, AUSTRIA, BELGIUM, BHUTAN, BRUNEI, BULGARIA, CAMBODIA, CANADA, CYPRUS, CZECH, DENMARK, ESTONI, FINLAND, FRANCE, GEORGIA, GERMANY, GREECE, HONG KONG, HUNGARY, ICELAND, IRELAND, ITALY, JAPAN, LAOS, LATVIA, LIECHTENSTEIN, LITHUANIA, LUXEMBOURG, MALAYSIA, MALTA, MONACO, NETHERLANDS, NEW ZEALAND, NORWAY, POLAND, PORTUGAL, ROMANIA, SAN MARIN, SINGAPORE, SLOVAKIA, SLOVENIA, SOUTH KOREA, SPAIN, SWAZILAND, SWEDEN, SWITZERLAND, TURKEY, UNITED KINGDOM, UNITED STATES, VATICAN AND VIETNAM.
Note: The rules of visa are also online at https://evisa.moi.gov.kw/evisa/home_e.do .
To book your Birdwatching Tour please fill-in the form below: