15/08/2013 at Jahra Pool Reserve and Sulaibikhat Bay

In August migrant and wintering birds start to arrive in Kuwait in small numbers.
Yesterday a first record of Striolated Bunting was seen and photographed at SAANR by AmmarAlJeraiwi.
Also just less than a week ago, a Pygmy Cormorant was seen at Jahra Pool Rserve this is the 3rd record, by Omar Al Shaheen and Hamad Boresli.
Yesterday, a Booted Warbler was seen and photographed at probably Jahra Pool Reserve, this is a 4th record for Kuwait.
Today I visited Jahra Pool Reserve and Sulaibikhat Bay.
At Sulaibikhat Bay:
Ruff 3, Little Stint 10, Common Sandpiper 2, Little Ringed Plover 3, Armenian Gull 3, Steppe Gull 6.
At Jahra Pool reserve:
Grey Wagtail 3, Indian Reed Warbler 3, Ruff 5, Purple Heron 1, Mallard 3, Eurasian Coot 2, Ferruginous Duck 1, Little Grebe 12, Little Stint 20, Common Moorhen 10, Wood Sandpiper 1, Ruff, Whiskered Tern 3, Black-winged Tern 5, Squacco Heron 2, Little Ringed Plover 6, Black-winged Stilt 7, Purple Swamphen 6. Marsh Sandpiper 1, Green Sandpiper 2, Isabelline Wheatear 3, Collared Dove 8, Namaqua Dove 1, European Roller 2, Little Egret 6, White-throated Kingfisher 1, Glossy Ibis 1, Graceful Prinia 2.
Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis

Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis

White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus 

White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus

White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus

White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus

Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida 

Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida

Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida

Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius 

Little Ringed Plover	 Charadrius dubius

Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea 

Grey Wagtail	 Motacilla cinerea

Little Stint Calidris minuta 

Little Stint Calidris minuta


Little Stint  Calidris minuta

Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus  juvenile

Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus

Black-winged Stilt

4 Responses

  1. Thamer says:

    Nice photos ,can you please help me to locate Al Jahra Pool Reserve ?
    I’m searching for birds locations in Kuwait and I would be grateful if you can help me to find spots to photograph birds.
    Thank you

  2. Hi Thamer,

    See this link it has coordinates you may use to find your way to many birding sites.

  3. Niels says:

    Great Photo’s.

    Can you give me some guidance regarding getting a permit for Jahra Pool Reserve? Where do I have to go and who to see?

    Thanks and Brgds

  4. Shamon says:

    helo sir,greay fotos and informations
    i copy @Niels .. i was trying for a long time to access to Jahra pool reserve.. can you help ?