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

3-4/04/2016 at Al-Abraq, Kabd Reserve and Jahra Pools Reserve

Al-Abraq was quiet on 3rd April, except for few migrating birds which were:

Apr 3, 2016 9:09 AM – 11:55 AM

Squacco Heron (Ardeola ralloides) 5, Steppe Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo vulpinus) 1, Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos) 1, Little Stint (Calidris minuta) 2, White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis) 1, Isabelline Shrike (Lanius isabellinus) 1, Steppe Grey Shrike (Lanius meridionalis pallidirostris) 1, Common Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita) 21, Eastern Olivaceous Warbler (Iduna pallida) 1, Eurasian Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla) 6, Semicollared Flycatcher (Ficedula semitorquata) 3, Redstart (Phoenicurus phoenicurus) 11, Pied Wheatear (Oenanthe pleschanka) 2, Grey Wagtail (Motacilla cinerea) 2.

Semi-collared Flycatcher Ficedula semitorquata

Semi-collared Flycatcher Ficedula semitorquata

Semi-collared Flycatcher Ficedula semitorquata

Semi-collared Flycatcher Ficedula semitorquata

European Turtle DoveStreptopelia turtur

European Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur

Eastern Olivaceous Warbler Iduna pallida

Eastern Olivaceous Warbler Iduna pallida

Kabd Reserve
Apr 3, 2016 1:50 PM – 3:31 PM
Montagu’s Harrier (Circus pygargus) 1, Eurasian Wryneck (Jynx torquilla) 1, Isabelline Shrike (Lanius isabellinus) 2, Woodchat Shrike (Lanius senator) 2
Rufous-tailed Scrub-Robin (Cercotrichas galactotes) 1, Redstart (Phoenicurus phoenicurus) 3, Rufous-tailed Rock-Thrush (Monticola saxatilis) 1, Northern Wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe) 7, Pied Wheatear (Oenanthe pleschanka) 1, Eastern Black-eared Wheatear (Oenanthe hispanica melanoleuca) 5.

Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin Cercotrichas galactotes

Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin Cercotrichas galactotes

Montagu's HarrierCircus pygargus

Montagu’s Harrier Circus pygargus

Eurasian WryneckJynx torquilla

Eurasian Wryneck Jynx torquilla

Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe female

Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe female

Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe male

Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe male

Al Jahra Pools Natural Reserve

Apr 4, 2016 10:24 AM – 1:45 PM

There many birds with chicks which includes Little Grebes, Eurasian Coots, Ferruginous Ducks, Common Moorhen, and Water Rail (Seen by Omar Al-Shaheen).

Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis) 6, Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo) 2, Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) 2, Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) 2, Eastern Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliaca) 1, Eurasian Marsh-Harrier (Circus aeruginosus) 2, Long-legged Buzzard (Buteo rufinus) 1, Little Crake (Porzana parva) 2, Grey-headed Swamphen (Porphyrio poliocephalus) 2, Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus) 15, Eurasian Coot (Fulica atra) 3, Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus) 11, Little Ringed Plover (Charadrius dubius) 1, Common Greenshank (Tringa nebularia) 5, Marsh Sandpiper (Tringa stagnatilis) 1, Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola) 3, Ruff (Calidris pugnax) 32, Little Stint (Calidris minuta) 12, Common Snipe (Gallinago gallinago) 4, Namaqua Dove (Oena capensis) 2, Common Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus) 1, White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis) 1, European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster) 3, Isabelline Shrike (Lanius isabellinus) 2, Sand Martin (Riparia riparia) 35, Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) 8, Great Reed-Warbler (Acrocephalus arundinaceus) 4, Graceful Prinia (Prinia gracilis) 3, Bluethroat (Red-spotted) (Luscinia svecica) 2, Redstart (Phoenicurus phoenicurus) 1, Grey Wagtail (Motacilla cinerea) 3, Tree Pipit (Anthus trivialis) 1, Cinereous Bunting (Emberiza cineracea) 1.

Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus

Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus

Eastern Cinereous Bunting Emberiza (cineracea) semenowi

Eastern Cinereous Bunting Emberiza (cineracea) semenowi

Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca

Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca. Adult female with 9 chicks.

Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca

Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca. Adult female.

Eurasian Coot Fulica atra juvenile

Eurasian Coot Fulica atra juvenile

Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis

Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis

Namaqua DoveOena capensis female

Namaqua Dove Oena capensis female

Red-wattled Lapwing Vanellus indicus

Red-wattled Lapwing Vanellus indicus

Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola

Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola , photographed 30/03/2016 at Zour Reedbeds