Abraq Al Habari

Spotted Redshank feeding in water

05/11/2015 Al-Abraq, Jahra Pools Reserve and Jal Al-Zour

Highlights of today:  Eurasian Griffon Vulture Gyps fulvus 4, Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus 1 (Yesterday), Lilith Owl Athene noctua lilith 1, Blue Rock-Thrush Monticola solitarius 1, Mourning Wheatear Oenanthe lugens 5, Kurdistan Wheatear Oenanthe xanthoprymna 3, Trumpeter Finch Bucanetes githagineus 8, Hume’s Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus humei 1 (At Al-Abraq), Steppe Eagle Aquila nipalensis...

Mountain Chiffchaff perched on top of a bush

04/11/2015 Hume’s Warbler and Pallid Scops Owl at Al-Abraq

At Al-Abraq (By A. Al-Sirhan): Hume’s Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus humei 1, Mountain Chiffchaff Phylloscopus sindianus 1, Pallid Scops-Owl Otus brucei 1, White-throated Kingfisher Halcyon smyrnensis 1, Daurian Shrike Lanius isabellinus 2, Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis 1, Common Chiffchaff (Scandinavian) Phylloscopus collybita abietinus 5, Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa...

Asian Shikra in flight

28/09/2015 at Al-Abraq

Asian Shikra (Accipiter (badius) cenchroides) 2, Pallid Harrier (Circus macrourus) 4,Common Redstart (Phoenicurus phoenicurus samamisicus) 1, Eurasian Golden Oriole (Oriolus oriolus) 1, Steppe Eagle (Aquila nipalensis) 1, Long-legged Buzzard (Buteo rufinus) 3 Steppe Buzzard (Buteo buteo vulpinus) 5.

Common Whitethroat perched on a tree branch

01/05/2015 at Al Abraq Al Habari

I visited Al Abraq this morning alone. Obviously the following night had been pretty good for migrants. Uppcher’s Warbler, Syke’s Warbler, several Olivaceous Warblers, Barred Warbler 2, Whitethroat and Lesser Whitethroat several, Red-breasted Flycatcher 1, Spotted Fly many,...

Great Grey Shrike perched on a tree branch

26/02/2015 at Al Abraq Al Khabari

I saw some migrants this morning like Grey Wagtail 4, Tawny Pipit 4, Yellow Wagtail ssp. feldeg c. 30 and one ssp. beema, singing Corn Bunting, obviously the same Redstart ssp. samamisicus which Neil Tovey saw almost a...

Buff-bellied Pipit on ground

26/01/2015 at Al-Abraq

Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) 2, Eurasian Collared-Dove (Streptopelia decaocto) 2, Eurasian Hoopoe (Upupa epops) 1, Crested Lark (Galerida cristata) 8, Eurasian Skylark (Alauda arvensis) 2,, Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) 1, Goldcrest (Regulus regulus) 1, Hume’s Leaf Warbler (Phylloscopus...

Long-eared Owl portrait

07/12/2014 at Al Abraq Al Habari

I wanted to see Long-eared Owls that was found by Khaled Al Ghanim on Dec. 5th. So I drove this morning long trip alone. With a kind help by many and especially Neil Tovey I finally managed to...

Ehrenberg's Redstart perched on a tree branch

15/03/2014 at Al Abraq Al Khabari

My visit today to Al Abraq shows that spring migration is in full swing. I had 4 Redstarts of race samamisicus which always migrate before ordinary Redstarts. I saw 2 Grey Wagtails, Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Blue-cheeked Bee-eaters, Great...