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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07/12/2013 Streak-throated Swallow is still at JPR today. A second for WP.

This morning as I was preparing to leave home I received a call from Mike Pope saying that the Streak-throaed Swallow is still at Jahra Pool Reserve.  I went there and saw the bird and had a chance to photograph it. This a first for Kuwait and the 400th addition to Kuwait Bird List. This …

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15/11/2010 at SAANR

Once again I headed to SAANR with Brian. We checked first some wadis founding only Mourning Wheatears and the same White-crowned Wheatear.  After that we went to Tulha thinking that the place is absolutely dead. However, I heard Red-breasted Flycatcher call and then an other call that wasn’t familiar to me. I alerted Brian and …

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The second record for Kuwait; a Long-tailed Skua by Humoud Al-Shayji

On 01/07/2009 Humoud Al-Shayji has seen about 6 Skuas at Jahra coast, they included a Long-tailed Skua, and a Pomarine Skua. Humoud Al-Shayji is a bird photographer who has recently joined our birding forum at http://oskonline.org/forum  he has a photographic Blog at Flickr at http://www.flickr.com/photos/showaiji/ This Long-tailed Skua would be the second record for Kuwait if accepted by KORC,  the …

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The third record of Arctic Tern for Kuwait by Rashed Al-Hajji

Rashed Al-Hajji has photographed a bird on 27/06/2009 that is probably an Arctic Tern, the third record for Kuwait if accepted by KORC Arctic Tern b Rashed Al-Hajji Rashed had also photographed a bird that could well be an Artcic Tern on 29 April 2009, his photograph is shown below.

10/05/2009 a Red-footed Falcon found by Rashed Al-Hajji a second record for Kuwait

On 10/05/2009 Rashed Al-Hajji found and photographed a Red-footed Falcon, a first summer male at Sulaibiya Pivot Fields. This is a second record for Kuwait and a first live bird. The first record was found dead by G. Gregory and H Merlet on 9/05/2002 at Hujaijah. Red-footed Falcon, Falco vespertinus photographed by Rashed on 10/05/2009 …

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29/12/2008 Sulybia Pivot Fields

Pivot Fields: Sociable Lapwing 3 (fourth record for Kuwait), European Golden Plover 5 (fourth record for Kuwait), Long-legged Buzzard 3, Pallid Swifts 5, Common Swift 3, Great Egret  1, Great Cormorant 13, Cattle Egret 12, Black Kite 50, Greater Spotted Eagle 3, Steppe Eagle 3, Imperial Eagle 2, Northern Lapwing 100, Isabelline Shrike 1, Skylark …

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