I visited a number of birding sites for three consecutive days. The highlights were a a highest daily count of Common Woodpigeon of 294, and two Red-tailed Wheatears at Jal Al Zor.

Kabd Reserve 15/01/2023

Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto 33, Laughing Dove Spilopelia senegalensis 1, Red-wattled Lapwing Vanellus indicus 4, Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus 1, Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus 1, Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus 1, Crested Lark Galerida cristata 6, Isabelline Wheatear Oenanthe isabellina 2, Desert Wheatear Oenanthe deserti 7.

Jal Al Zor 15/01/2023

Feral Pigeon Columba livia Feral Pigeon 4, Finsch’s Wheatear Oenanthe finschii 1, Mourning Wheatear Oenanthe lugens 2, Persian Wheatear Oenanthe chrysopygia 2, House Sparrow Passer domesticus 5.

Abdali Farms 14/01/2023

Common Woodpigeon Columba palumbus 294, Black-winged Kite Elanus caeruleus 2.

Abu Al-Hasaniya 13/01/2023

Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus 15, Great Crested Tern Thalasseus bergii 7, Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis 26, Lesser Crested Tern Thalasseus bengalensis 65 , Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo 1, Grey Heron Ardea cinerea 1.

Al-Nuwaiseeb – Rubbish Dumps 13/01/2023

Laughing Dove Spilopelia senegalensis 9, Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo 7, Grey Heron Ardea cinerea 1, Western Reef Heron Egretta gularis 1, Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis 2, Isabelline Shrike DaurianLanius isabellinus isabellinus 1, Great Grey Shrike Steppe Lanius excubitor pallidirostris 1, White-eared Bulbul Pycnonotus leucotis 10, Asian Desert Warbler Curruca nana 1, Isabelline Wheatear Oenanthe isabellina 4, Desert Wheatear Oenanthe deserti 4, Finsch’s Wheatear Oenanthe finschii 1, House Sparrow Passer domesticus 55.

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