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

06/04/2016 at Abraq Al Habari (arrival of the Basra Reed Warbler)

Today I witnessed the arrival of Basra Reed Warbler, just three days ago I checked the reed at Al Abraq thoroughly with no sign of Basra Reed Wabler, but today I found four.

Squacco Heron (Ardeola ralloides) 21, Common Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus) 2, Eurasian Hoopoe (Upupa epops) 1, White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis) 1, Blue-cheeked Bee-eater (Merops persicus) 1, Turkestan Shrike (Lanius phoenicuroides) 3, Duarian Shrike (Lanius isabellinus) 5, Masked Shrike (Lanius nubicus) 3, Woodchat Shrike (Lanius senator) 4, Common Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita) 5, Eurasian Reed-Warbler (Acrocephalus scirpaceus) 2, Basra Reed-Warbler (Acrocephalus griseldis) 4, Great Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus arundinaceus) 1, Grasshopper Warbler (Locustella naevia) 1, Eurasian Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla) 18, Hume’s Whitethroat (Sylvia althaea) 1, Lesser Whitethroat (Sylvia curruca) 5, Rufous-tailed Scrub-Robin (Cercotrichas galactotes) 1, White-throated Robin (Irania gutturalis) 5, Semicollared Flycatcher (Ficedula semitorquata) 1, Common Redstart (Phoenicurus phoenicurus) 26,Ehrenberg’s Redstart (Phoenicurus phoenicurus samamisicus) 1, Red-throated Pipit (Anthus cervinus) 1, Hypocolius (Hypocolius ampelinus) 2, Ortolan Bunting (Emberiza hortulana) 1, House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) 35, Spanish Sparrow (Passer hispaniolensis) 4.

Basra Reed Warbler Acrocephalus griseldis

Basra Reed Warbler Acrocephalus griseldis

White-throated Robin Irania gutturalis

White-throated Robin Irania gutturalis

Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin Cercotrichas galactotes

Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin Cercotrichas galactotes

Hume's Whitethroat Sylvia althaea

Hume’s Whitethroat Sylvia althaea

Turkestan ShrikeLanius phoenicuroides

Turkestan Shrike Lanius phoenicuroides

Turkestan ShrikeLanius phoenicuroides

Turkestan Shrike Lanius phoenicuroides

Daurian ShrikeLanius isabellinus

Daurian Shrike Lanius isabellinus

Great Reed Warbler Acrocephalus arundinaceus

Great Reed Warbler Acrocephalus arundinaceus

Red-throated Pipit Anthus cervinus

Red-throated Pipit Anthus cervinus

1 Response

  1. Mudhafar Salim says:

    Dear AbdulRahman,

    It is always nice to talk to wonderful birdwatcher like you!

    Finding some BRWs in northern Kuwait in April is really interesting (and important). I do admire your efforts in coming up with such important field observation. As you know, late April/May is the nesting time for the BRW in Ahwar of southern Iraq, and this what makes your observation of this bird (in this specific time) very important, however, it might be in their way northward to Iraq. I’m aware of Abraq Al-Habari area from the Iraq part, abut not aware of its parts in Kuwait, there is no permanent water there, nevertheless, it requires more check just in case they stay there for longer period for a reason or another .. Anyway, I’m feeling happy each time I go through your observations and great photos in your website .. Keep it up my friend 😉

    All the best
    Mudhafar
    mudhafarsalim@yahoo.com