Taiga Flycatcher and Black Drongo in Kuwait

I’ve been birding with Kari Haataja and Hannu Palojarvi for last 5 days. The highlights of the trip have been Taiga Flycatcher and Black Drongo. We have had many other nice species as well. The most notably of them were 3 Black-shouldered Kites, 3 Hume’s Leaf Warblers, Mountain Chiffchaff, male Shikra, Red-tailed Wheatear, big number …

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05/10/2011 a new record for Kuwait a Pectoral Sandpiper at Sulaibiya Pivot Fileds

Today at Pivot Fields Rashed Al-Hajji was able to photograph a Pectoral Sandpiper which would the first record for Kuwait if accepted by KORC. For the photograph follow these links: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rashed11112/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/rashed11112/6213527289/in/photostream http://www.flickr.com/photos/rashed11112/6213527289/sizes/o/in/photostream/  

A Striated Heron, Butorides striata a new first for Kuwait

On 31st July Khaled Al-Ghanem had photographed a  Striated Heron, Butorides striata at Sulaibikhat Bay, which is a first for Kuwait. There were no past records of this species in Kuwait  (The Birds of the State of Kuwait, George Gregory 2005). This record is of course subject to acceptance by KORC. The bird only showed for a while …

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22/07/2011 Savi’s Warbler confirmed breeding for the first time at JEO

The Savi’s Warbler has bred in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia and has been suspected to breed in Kuwait (G. Gregory 2005). This morning there were three birds at JEO one of which was a juvenile. Birds seen today some suspected breeding (the adults show yellow gape) include: Indian Reed Warbler 3, Basra Reed …

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20/05/2011 at Al Abraq Al Khabari and a first record at Jahra Pool Reserve

Al Abraq didn’t produce much this morning. Brian and myself were still pleased to find European Nightjar. Most of the migrants have gone through. The biggest surprise that we had today happened at Jahra Pool Reserve. Initially I just wanted to show to Brian how low water level is at the moment there. We checked …

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03/04/2010 at Jahra Farms

Update 5.4.2010: Thierry and Marianne Quelennec managed to see the bird in its origanal place yesterday. Seems that it is moving in much bigger area than we assumed. Update 4.4.2010: I decided to omit word possible as I received confirmation of ID from several people. I have also learnt much about its ID since yesterday …

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24/09/2009 African Darter at Jahra Pool Reserve a new species for Kuwait

African Darter Anhinga (melanogaster) rufa is a new species for Kuwait was found and photographed by OSk members today at Jahra Pool reserve. It was Rashed who first paid attention to the bird identified it. This morning it was seen Nawaf Ahmed, Mohammad Al-Kandary, Ibrahim Al-Nassar and AbdulRsahman Al-Sirhan. African Darter Anhinga (melanogaster) rufa, photographs by Rashed Al-Hajji …

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