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

Author: Pekka Fågel

Collared Flycatcher perched on grounds

07/05/2018 at Jahra Farms

I visited Jahra Farms this morning not so much to see my second collared Flycatcher in Kuwait but to say good bye to my dear friend Markus Craig who is leaving Kuwait by June....

Red-backed Shrike perching on steel fence

Al Shaheed Park 19-20 and 24-25.11.2017

I have now visited Al Shaheed Park four times and I’m more and more convinced that it is truly great park. 6 Sylvia species this time of the year! Similarly Daurian, Masked and Red-backed...

Mistle Thrush on the ground

15/11/2017 in Al Abraq

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...

Afghan Babbler on twigs

03/11/2017 at various sites

Main target today was to show to my friend Bassel Afghan Babblers. However, on the way to Abdaly farms we stopped first at Mutla’a Ranch where we had female Hypocolious, male Shikira and c....

Shikra perched on a branch of a tree

22/09/2017 at Mutla’a Ranch

I visited with Mr. Bassel Mutla’a Ranch this morning. After usual stuff like Rose Finch, several warblers, Golden Oriole etc. Bassel spotted Shikra. Both pictures are by Bassel. Juvenile Shikra (Accipiter badius) Note pale...

Egyptian Nightjar sitting on the ground

08/09/2017 at Al Abraq and Jahra Pool Reserve

I visited these sites with Mr. Bassel. Highlights in Al Abraq were 3-4 Egyptian Nighthars, Citrine Wagtail, Golden Oriole and first Pied Wheatear for this autumn. Sajan and Subash saw also two European Nightjars....

Black-legged Kittiwake perching on a bouy

18/04/2017 at Fintas Park, Fahaheel & Port Zour

Short stop to Fintas Park produced second Rueppell’s Weaver and one more Basra Reed Warbler. Fahaheel Park was good for migrants but not yelding any specialities. In Al Kout’s watchtower we had our first...

Radde’s Accentor perched on the ground

31/03/2017 at Mutla’a Ranch and Liyah Reserve

I visited Mutla’a Ranch with Bassel this morning. There was not too much activity around, however, we managed to see Nightingale and pale morph Booted Eagle. There were also two small flocks of Hypocolius....

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...

Kurdish Wheatear perched on a rock

Jahra East Outfall 3/3/2017

I visited with my friend Bassel Jahra East Outfall last friday. First I made a mistake where to turn and this lead us to place where Bassel spotted Brown-necked Raven. Then we found our...

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.

Crested Honey Buzzard in flight

19/03/2016 at Al Abraq and Jahra Pool Reserve

This morning was a clear sign that spring migration has really begun. Most common migrants were Willow Warblers and Redstarts. However, there were many others too like Semicollared Flycatchers 3-4, Spotted Crake 2, Savi’s...