04/11/2019 at Khiran and Sabah Al Ahmad Reedbeds

In preparing for the Autumn Tour I went to the south of Kuwait in search of a wintering Red-tailed Wheatear. After half an hour search I managed to find one. I was also waiting for the Ménétries’s and asian Desert Warbler to arrive, the Asian Desert Warbler has arrived as I found 8 of them, but didn’t see any Ménétries’s Warbler yet.

I then stopped at a Reedbed at Sabah Al Ahmad town. It was a vast sewage water reedbed, newly established in the desert attracting many fresh water birds. It has a potential of becoming as rich as Jahra Pools Reserve, but this would time.

Al-Nuwaiseeb – Rubbish Dumps

Isabelline Shrike Lanius isabellinus 1, Crested Lark Galerida cristata 5, Asian Desert Warbler Curruca nana 8, Isabelline Wheatear Oenanthe isabellina 1, Persian Wheatear Oenanthe chrysopygia 1, Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea 1, Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris 1.

Sabah Al Ahmad Reedbeds

Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis 4, Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus 15, Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus 69, Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta 2, Red-wattled Lapwing Vanellus indicus 1, Greater Sand Plover Charadrius leschenaultii 7, Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus 25, Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula 7, Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius 2, Temminck’s Stint Calidris temminckii 8, Dunlin Calidris alpina 122, Little Stint Calidris minuta 60, Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago 4, Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus 15, Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis ibis 5, Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus 3, Western Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus 2, Blue-cheeked Bee-eater Merops persicus 6, Isabelline Shrike Lanius isabellinus 1, European Stonechat Saxicola rubicola 2, White Wagtail Motacilla alba 3, Water Pipit Anthus spinoletta 5.