Abraq Al Habari

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...

Ehrenberg's Redstart perched on a branch of a tree

Birdwatching on 02/10/2018

Al Abraq: Steppe Eagle Aquila nipalensis 2, Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus 1, Asian Shikra Accipiter badius cenchroides 1, Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus 2, Steppe Buzzard Buteo buteo vulpinus 25, Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops 5, European Bee-eater Merops apiaster 24, Common...

Richard's Pipit perched on grass leaves

25-26/09/2018 at Al-Abraq, Jahra Pools Reserve and Al-Liyah Reserve

26/09/2018 at Abraq Al-Khabari: Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus, Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus, Steppe Buzzard Buteo buteo vulpinus , Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops, Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio, Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica, Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus, Eastern Olivaceous Warbler Iduna pallida,...

Hume's Whitethroat perched on a branch of a tree

At Abraq Al Habari on 19/09/2018

Al Abraq: Short-toed Eagle Circaetus gallicus  2, Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus  1, Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus  6, Black-eared Kite  Milvus migrans lineatus  3, Steppe Buzzard  Buteo buteo vulpinus  9, Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops  6, European Bee-eater Merops apiaster ...

Asian Shikra perched on ground

At Abraq Al Habari on 18/09/2018

Abraq Al-Habari: Steppe Eagle Aquila nipalensis  2, Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus  4, Steppe Buzzard Buteo buteo vulpinus 6, Asian Shikra Accipiter badius cenchroides 1, Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus  1, Black-eared Kite Milvus migrans lineatus 4, Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops  11, Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio  1, Turkestan Shrike Lanius phoenicuroides  2,...

Common Buzzard in flight

At Abraq Al Habari on 12/09/2018

Abraq Al-Habari (12/09/2018): European Honey–buzzard Pernis apivorus  1, Western Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus  1, Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus  3, Montagu’s Harrier Circus pygargus  1, Black-eared Kite  Milvus migrans lineatus  3, Steppe Buzzard  Buteo buteo vulpinus  6, Eurasian Scops–Owl Otus scops  1, Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops  8,...

Mistle Thrush on the ground

At Abraq Al Habari on 15/11/2017 in

I have British group of four people headed by Chris Bell visiting Kuwait. Only “easy” species was Rueppel’s Weaver which we saw on Green Island yesterday. Now we are trying to find real rarities and vagrants such as...

Eastern Imperial Eagle in flight

15/10/2017 at Abraq Al Habari

Al Abraq: Steppe Eagle Aquila nipalensis 3, Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca 2, Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus 1, Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus 4, Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus 2, Red-tailed Shrike Lanius phoenicuroides 1, Daurian Shrike Lanius isabellinus 1,...

Ehrenberg's or Common Redstart perched on a branch of a tree

24/03/2017 at Abraq Al Habari

I visited today Al Abraq with Bassel. Inspite of thunderstorm in Kuwait city we headed toward this remote farm. It really paid off since rain stopped and Al Abraq was full of migrants. Especially warblers like Menetries’ and...

Richard's Pipit standing on the ground

24/10/2016 at Al-Abraq

Richard’s Pipit Anthus richardi 1, Greater Hoopoe-Lark Alaemon alaudipes 1, Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus 1, White-throated Kingfisher Halcyon smyrnensis 1, Turkestan Shrike Lanius phoenicuroides 1, Eurasian Skylark Alauda arvensis 1, Blue-cheeked Bee-eater Merops persicus 1, Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita 8, Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus 1, Common Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus 1, Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata 2, Eurasian Blackcap...

Greater Spotted Eagle in flight

17-20/10/2016 Al-Abraq, Mutla’a Ranch and Jahra Pools Reserve

Oriental Honey-buzzard Pernis ptilorhynchus 1, Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga 1, Steppe Eagle Aquila nipalensis 5, Imperial Eagle Aquila heliacal 1, Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus 3, Shikra Accipiter badius 1, Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus 1, Long-legged Buzzard Buteo...

Asian Shikra Aperched on a tree truck

12/10/2016 at Al Abraq

A short visit to Al Abraq produced: Asian Shikra 3, Eurasian Sparrowhawk 1, Red-breasted Flycatcher 1, Spotted Flycatchers 3, Pied Wheatear 2, Isabelline Wheatear 1, Tree Pipit 3, White Wagtail 6, Barn Swallows 5, Common Chiffchaff 6.

Green Warbler perched on a branch of a tree

02/10/2016 in Al Abraq

I visited Al Abraq this morning with Saijan and Balu. I found Green Warbler and Saijan and Balu managed to find European Nightjar and two Scops Owls.

Ortolan Bunting standing on the ground

18/04/2016 at Al-Abraq

Little Bittern 1, Cattle Egret 10, Squacco Heron 20, Black-crowned Night-Heron 5, Eurasian Sparrowhawk 3, Black-eared Kite 1, Wood Sandpiper 2, Temminck’s Stint 1, Little Stint 2, Laughing Dove 1, Common Cuckoo 1, Eurasian Hoopoe 2, Blue-cheeked Bee-eater...