At various sites, 13-16/04/2022

At various sites, 13-16/04/2022

Kabd Reserve 13/04/2022

Feral Pigeon Columba livia 2, Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto 6, Pallid Swift Apus pallidus 2, Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca 1, Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops 1, European Bee-eater Merops apiaster8, Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni 3, Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus 3, Turkestan Shrike Lanius phoenicuroides 1, Isabelline Shrike Lanius isabellinus isabellinus 1, Great Grey Shrike Steppe Lanius excubitor pallidirostris 1, Crested Lark Galerida cristata 6, Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica 11, Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus 2, Lesser Whitethroat Lesser Curruca curruca 1, Spotted Flycatcher Spotted Muscicapa striata 1, White-throated Robin Irania gutturalis 2, Common Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus 9, Common Rock Thrush Monticola saxatilis 1, Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe 1, Isabelline Wheatear Oenanthe isabellina 3, Desert Wheatear Oenanthe deserti 2, Pied Wheatear Oenanthe pleschanka 21, Hypocolius Hypocolius ampelinus 1, House Sparrow Passer domesticus 25.

Ras Al-Salmiya 13/04/2022

Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto 5, Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis 1, Pallid Swift Apus pallidus 6, Slender-billed Gull Chroicocephalus genei 56, Little Tern Sternula albifrons 2, White-cheeked Tern Sterna repressa 4, Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis 2, Lesser Crested Tern Thalasseus bengalensis 18, House Crow Corvus splendens 1, House Sparrow Passer domesticus 15, Western Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava lutea 1, Western Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava feldegg 1.

Jahra Pool Reserve 14/04/2022

Namaqua Dove Oena capensis 1, Spur-winged Lapwing Vanellus spinosus 1, Temminck’s Stint Calidris temminckii 1, Little Stint Calidris minuta 1, Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus 1, Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola 2, Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides 3, Black-winged Kite Elanus caeruleus 2, Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus 1, White-throated Kingfisher Halcyon smyrnensis 2, Turkestan Shrike Lanius phoenicuroides 3, Common Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus 4, Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea 1, Western Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava beema 2, Western Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava feldegg 1, Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis 8.

Mutla’a Ranch 14/04/2022

Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus 2, Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus 3, Steppe Buzzard Buteo buteo vulpinus/menetriesi 1, Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus 1, Eurasian Hobby Falco subbuteo 1, Eastern Olivaceous Warbler Iduna pallida 1, White-eared Bulbul Pycnonotus leucotis 15, White-throated Robin Irania gutturalis 1.

KISR West 14/04/2022

Feral Pigeon Columba livia Feral Pigeon 100, Pallid Swift Apus pallidus 150, Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus 5, Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica 15, Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida 5, European Bee-eater Merops apiaster 3, Common Myna Acridotheres tristis 24..

United Poultry Pivot Fields 16/04/2022

White Stork Ciconia ciconia 6, Western Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus 2, Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus 4, Montagu’s Harrier Circus pygargus 1, Black-eared Kite Milvus migrans lineatus/formosanus 1, Steppe Buzzard Buteo buteo vulpinus/menetriesi 1, Blue-cheeked Bee-eater Merops persicus 4, European Bee-eater Merops apiaster 10, Crested Lark Galerida cristata 8, Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica 32, Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus 42, Common Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus 13, Whinchat Saxicola rubetra 1, Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe 3, Pied Wheatear Oenanthe pleschanka 7, Finsch’s Wheatear Oenanthe finschii 1 , House Sparrow Passer domesticus 5, Red-throated Pipit Anthus cervinus 8, Corn Bunting Emberiza calandra 1, Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana 4.

2 Responses

  1. Jenny Elvin says:

    Hi, when I stayed in Kuwait about 7 years ago, you took my husband and I into the desert for 2 memorable days. I will be staying in Saudi over next 2-3 years. Do you do guiding there? Is it possible to go birding and take binoculars there (not sure where exactly, my son-in-law will be working with the Saudi army). Best wishes, Jenny Elvin

  2. Hi Jenny,
    Yes, I do remember when I guided you.
    I will be doing bird watching tour in Saudi Arabia in future.
    Yes, you can take binoculars with you.
    Best wishes,