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

Author: Gary Brown

Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus

07/10/2009 at Jahra Pool Reserve (JPR)

An early morning to JPR turned out to be well-worthwhile, and I started off by photographing the Red-necked Phalaropes that have been around for a while now. This time, they came very close to...

Temminck's Lark Eremophila bilopha

05/08/2009 at Kebd

Highlight at KISR-Kebd was a juvenile Temminck’s Lark at the small pool. The bird was showing the typical cooling behaviour, as described by myself for other larks in a recent edition of Sandgrouse (31(1):...

Caspian Reed Warbler Acrocephalus (scirpaceus) fuscus

May 2009 in Kebd and at KISR Shuwaikh

As noted earlier (20.04.2009), two successive dry seasons seem to have led to the disappearance of Dunn’s Lark from Kebd, although a few pairs may still persist in the far north of the area....

20/04/2009 at Kebd

After a long absence, I’m back again with a brief report of a trip to Kebd. Unfortunately, the dry season seems to have led to the disappearance of Dunn’s Lark from the area, as...

Corn Bunting Emberiza calandra

29/12/2008 at Kebd

A final trip to Kebd during 2008 was not very productive. The Black-crowned Sparrow-larks, very much in evidence just a few weeks earlier, had all vanished, no doubt foraging in other parts of the...

July 6th 2008 at Kebd

My first visit to Kebd for a long while yielded an interesting sighting of a Dunn’s Lark at our small pool. Although Black-crowned Sparrow-larks are regularly present there in the summer months, I’ve only...

09/05/2008 at Al-Abraq

Several of us (Brian, Rick, Pekka (non-stop from Cyprus to Al-Abraq!), Ina and myself) enjoyed a trip to Al-Abraq, which was full of migrants. Thankfully, there was only little shooting, but the hunters were...

Week 04/05 – 08/05/2008 at KISR, Shuwaikh

The lawns at KISR have become a little quieter over the past 2 weeks, but still have an interesting variety of birds. During the past two weeks, there has been a large influx of...

03/05/2008 at the Pivot Fields

The Pivot Fields were alive with migrants over the weekend. Other birders (Brian, Pekka et al.) also turned up. The following species were noted: Little Bittern 3, Purple Heron 2, Squacco Heron 30+, Cattle...

26/04/2008 at the Pivot Fields and Kabd

Both areas were fairly quiet on Saturday. Highlights observed at the Pivot Fields included 5 White Storks, 6 Glossy Ibises, ca. 30 Lesser Kestrels, over 30 Whinchats and a mixed flock of ca 250...

21/04/2008 at Kebd

Despite the dusty conditions, a whole host of birds was observed in Kabd during an early morning 2-hour trip. The following species were noted: Cattle Egret 7, Steppe Eagle 1, Short-toed Eagle 1, Common...

Mishref Jogging Track, 18/04/2008

An early morning walk along the Mishref Jogging Track with wife in tow (but no bins, unfortunately, as I wasn’t expecting to be birdwatching) proved interesting. The birds were either along the track or...

Jahra East Outfall, 15/04/2008

At least 3 Little Bitterns were skulking in the reeds, and 2 separate Little Crakes were seen. Basra Reed Warblers were very active. Some of the other birds noted included Squacco Heron, Osprey, Montagu’s...

Kabd, 13-14/04/2008

Many of the migrants observed on 12/04 had moved on by the following day, though the Eurasian Wryneck observed near the main gate was seen again on both 13/04 and 14/04. On 13/04, birds...

12/04/2008 at Kabd

After the storms of the day before, today was a bumper day in terms of migrants. The visiting UK birders were unlucky to miss the one Dunn’s Lark I flushed, but this was made...

Kabd, KISR Shuwaikh 09-10/04/2008

10/04/2008: During a visit to Kabd with a visiting group of Finnish birders, we saw a group of 45+ Pale Rockfinches, 1 Booted Eagle, 2 White-throated Robins, a Whinchat and the usual migrants and...