About This Blog


I am a Kuwaiti birdwatcher,  in this blog I will publish my bird sightings and others together with photographs if they are of good quality or of rare birds. It will include birds and the site at which they have been seen, and of course their numbers. The reason behind this blog is to promote bird watching activity and encourage people into taking measures of protecting them together with their habitat, encourage setting up reserves for breeding and migrant birds, especially “Jahra East Outfall” which at the moment is being destroyed by camel and sheep herders and bird shooters, as bushes and reeds have been burned out and cut off by herders and overgrazed by camels and sheep, large bushes such as Ghardug Nitraria retusa have been reduced from more than 3m height to just less than one metre.

Also to produce an up-to-date checklist of Kuwait’s birds, encourage scientific research and bird identification up to subspecies level, and establish a ringing station for ringing and scientific research.

My main website is alsirhan.com will be regularly updated with photographs and text as appropriate.

My aim is also to protect Kuwait’s Wildlife, plants, and to support Public Authorities in pursuing this aim.

I also invite any person interested in birds to register into this blog and add their own comments on any post or photograph.

AbdulRahman Al-Sirhan

P.O Box 49272, Omariya

Kuwait 85153

Tel:       00965 2 47 38 485

Mobile: 00965 9 78 78 538

Email: alsirhan@alsirhan.com


  1. Dear Elena

    Your observation of Amur Falcon in Cyprus was possible thanks to interventions of
    the BirdLife Preventing Extinctions Programme,
    BirdLife factsheet:’ ….the species’s grassland habitats and persecution on migration is a further threat (Symes and Woodborne 2010). In Nagaland, India, the species was heavily persecuted during autumn migration however following an international response and effective conservation action, no birds were captured during the 2013 autumn migration (Lawrence 2013). ‘

    Conservation is the key to observation
    Best wishes

    Urs-Peter Stäuble

    Von: Elena Markitani [mailto:elena.markitani@birdlifecyprus.org.cy]
    Gesendet: Mittwoch, 1. Juni 2016 16:16
    An: ‘Elena Markitani’
    Betreff: BirdLife Cyprus – Monthly Checklist for May 2016

    Dear friends,

    Please find attached the Monthly Checklist for May 2016.

    Kind Regards,


    Έλενα Μαρκιτανή
    Λειτουργός Ανάπτυξης
    Πτηνολογικός Σύνδεσμος Κύπρου
    Τ.Θ. 12026
    Λευκωσία, 2340, Κύπρος Elena Markitani
    Development Officer
    BirdLife Cyprus
    PO Box 12026
    Nicosia, 2340,

    Tel: +357 22 455072 Fax: +357 22 455073
    Email: elena.markitani@birdlifecyprus.org.cy
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