25/04/2019 at Sulaibiya Pivot Fields
At this time of the year we see Black-winged Pratincole, this year they were late as with many other birds such as the Semi-collared Flycatcher. This is because of the good rain that hit the Arabian Peninsula, birds tend to stay longer at stop over sites, because of the abundant food that they see around.
Sulaibiya Pivot Fields:
Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto 9, Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis 4, Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus 19, Red-wattled Lapwing Vanellus indicus 2, Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres 2, Ruff Calidris pugnax 55, Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea 6, Little Stint Calidris minuta 6, Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos 1, Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis 1, Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola 10, Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola 227, Black-winged Pratincole Glareola nordmanni 12, White-winged Black Tern Chlidonias leucopterus 13, Western Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus 2, Black-eared Kite Milvus migrans lineatus 1, Blue-cheeked Bee-eater Merops persicus 1, European Bee-eater Merops apiaster 17, Isabelline Shrike Lanius isabellinus 2, Masked Shrike Lanius nubicus 1, Woodchat Shrike Lanius senator 5, Eurasian Golden Oriole Oriolus oriolus 1, Sand Martin Riparia riparia 9, Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica 5, Graceful Prinia Prinia gracilis 2, Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata 2, Common Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus 2, Whinchat Saxicola rubetra 7, Common Myna Acridotheres tristis 2, Red-throated Pipit Anthus cervinus 2, Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana 4.