Category: Abraq Al Habari

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River Warbler Locustella fluviatilis

09/05/2021 at Al Abraq

This morning I received a text message from Neil, saying he found 6 River Warblers. This species is difficult to see and I only saw it once so decided to try to find this species and get some...

Marsh Warbler Acrocephalus palustris

07/05/2021 at Al-Abraq

Abraq Al-Habari: Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto  2, Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis  3, Eurasian Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus  1, Corncrake Crex crex  1, Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos  1, Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola  1, Little Egret Egretta garzetta  4, Cattle...

White-throated Robin Irania gutturalis

23/04/2021 at Al-Abraq

A short visit in the afternoon to Al Abraq produced the following: European Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur 1, Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto 3, Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus 1, Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea 1, Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola...

Male Shikra perching on palm tree

13/10/2020 at Al-Abraq

Highlights: Male Shikra Al-Abraq produced the following: Namaqua Dove Oena capensis 3, Black-winged Kite (Asian)Elanus caeruleus vociferus 1, Asian Shikra Accipiter (badius) cenchroides 1, Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus 2, Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus 1, Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops...

Crested Honey Buzzard in flight

07/10/2020 at Abraq Al Habari

This morning at Al Abraq I met Khaled Al-Ghanem and Abdulmohsen Al-Surayea. We stayed chatting together and birding this oasis for three hours.Highlights of the day, again Crested Honey Buzzards and Shikras. They are migrating now so soon...

Shikra perching on branches

04/10/2020 at Abraq Al Habari

An early morning visit to Al Abraq produced 3 Shikras, Ménétries’s Warbler and Common Quail.The list of today include the following: Common Quail Coturnix coturnix 1, Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis 2, Shikra Accipiter badius 3, Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter...

Asian Shikra in flight from below

30/09/2020 at Al Abraq

I arrived at Al Abraq at 6:30 to find both Mike Pope and Khaled Al-Ghanem arrived 30 minutes ahead of me.We moved around then stopped in the shade watching raptors as they come and go. Some drop to...

Crested Honey Buzzard on flight with raised wings

27/09/2020 at Abraq Al Habari

This morning, again I went to Al-Abraq, early in the morning. I arrived an hour after sunrise and raptors started flying around low in the farm. They were lots of Black-eared Kites, Steppe Buzzards and few Honey Buzzards.I...

Eversmann's Redstart perched on a branch of a tree

Birdwatching on 04/11/2018

Highlight of today: Eversmann’s Redstart 1, Hume’s Leaf Warbler 2 found by Omar Al-Shaheen. Also a Great Bittern showed well in the open, photographed by AbdulMohsen Al-Surayea. Other birds include Menetries’s Warbler, Asian Desert Warbler. Other birds seen...

Red-breasted Flycatcher perched on a branch of a tree

Birdwatching on 07/10/2018

Al-Abraq: Jack Snipe (Lymnocryptes minimus) 1, Short-toed Eagle (Circaetus gallicus) 1, Booted Eagle (Hieraaetus pennatus) 1, Steppe Eagle (Aquila nipalensis) 2, Asian Shikra (Accipiter (badius) cenchroides)  1, Eurasian Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) 2, Steppe Buzzard (Buteo buteo vulpinus)  3, Long-legged...