Birds Sightings from Kuwait: owned and managed by AbdulRahman Al-Sirhan

03/09/2017 at Jahra Pools Reserve and Jahra Farms

Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa

Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa, on the right, and Ruff Philomachus pugnax, on the left. Size comparison!

Black Tern Chlidonias niger

Black Tern Chlidonias niger

Black Tern Chlidonias niger

Black Tern Chlidonias niger on the right, to compare with three White-winged Terns Chlidonias leucopterus.

A four Black Terns were found the day before yesterday by Neil Tovey. It constitutes the 17th record for Kuwait if accepted by KORC. I went at low tide yesterday but missed them. At high tide today I managed to see 2 of them.

Jahra Pools Reserve:

Garganey Spatula querquedula 82, Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata 10, Common Pochard Aythya ferina 3, Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca 1, Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis 5, Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus 1, Great Bittern Botaurus stellaris 1, Grey Heron Ardea cinerea 1, Little Egret Egretta garzetta 1, Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis 15, Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides 2, Western Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus 1, Black-eared Kite Milvus migrans lineatus 1, Grey-headed Swamphen Porphyrio poliocephalus 8, Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus 8, Eurasian Coot Fulica atra 10, Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus 3, Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus 19, Lesser Sand Plover Charadrius mongolus 12, Caspian Plover Charadrius asiaticus 1, Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus 84, Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula 25, Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa 1, Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres 5, Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea 6, Dunlin Calidris alpina 4, Little Stint Calidris minuta 4, Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago 1, Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus 1, Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos 1, Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus 1, Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis 4, Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola 1, Slender-billed Gull Chroicocephalus genei 12, Little Tern Sternula albifrons 5, Black Tern Chlidonias niger 2, White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus 42, Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida 3, Common Tern Sterna hirundo 2, Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto 35, Namaqua Dove Oena capensis 8, Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops 2, Blue-cheeked Bee-eater Merops persicus 2, European Bee-eater Merops apiaster 64, European Roller Coracias garrulus 1, Isabelline Shrike Lanius isabellinus 1, Greater Short-toed Lark Calandrella brachydactyla 5, Sand Martin Riparia riparia 1, Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica 3, Indian Reed Warbler Acrocephalus stentoreus brunnescens 1, Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin Cercotrichas galactotes 1, Pied Wheatear Oenanthe pleschanka 1, Isabelline Wheatear Oenanthe isabellina 7. 

Jahra Farms:

Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis 2, Rock Dove Columba livia 5, Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis 18, Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops 4, Blue-cheeked Bee-eater Merops persicus 3, European Bee-eater Merops apiaster 2, European Roller Coracias garrulus 1, Ring-necked Parakeet Psittacula krameri 2, Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio 4, Red-tailed Shrike Lanius phoenicuroides 1, Steppe Grey Shrike Lanius meridionalis pallidirostris 2, Masked Shrike Lanius nubicus 2, Woodchat Shrike Caucasian Lanius senator niloticus 3, Eurasian Golden Oriole Oriolus oriolus 4, Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica 1, White-eared Bulbul Pycnonotus leucotis 29, Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus 1, Caspian Reed Warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceus fuscus 1, Great Reed Warbler Acrocephalus arundinaceus 1, Garden Warbler Sylvia borin 1, Common Whitethroat Sylvia communis 2, Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata 3, Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin Cercotrichas galactotes 1, Bluethroat Luscinia svecica 1, Whinchat Saxicola rubetra 1, Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe 2, Isabelline Wheatear Oenanthe isabellina 5, Common Myna Acridotheres tristis 15, Bank Myna Acridotheres ginginianus 27, Sykes’s Wagtail Motacilla flava/beema 13, Black-headed Wagtail Motacilla flava feldegg 1, Citrine Wagtail Motacilla citreola 3, Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea 3, House Sparrow Passer domesticus 90.