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

Category: Sightings

3 Sociable Lapwings standing on the ground

14/10/2020 at Pivot Fields

Highlights: Asian Shikra and Sociable Lapwings. Birds seen today: Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto 200, Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis 8, Namaqua Dove Oena capensis 4, Pallid Swift Apus pallidus 20, Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus 40,...

Male Shikra perching on palm tree

13/10/2020 at Al-Abraq

Highlights: Male Shikra Al-Abraq produced the following: Namaqua Dove Oena capensis 3, Black-winged Kite (Asian)Elanus caeruleus vociferus 1, Asian Shikra Accipiter (badius) cenchroides 1, Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus 2, Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus 1,...

Crested Honey Buzzard in flight

07/10/2020 at Al Abraq

This morning at Al Abraq I met Khaled Al-Ghanem and Abdulmohsen Al-Surayea. We stayed chatting together and birding this oasis for three hours.Highlights of the day, again Crested Honey Buzzards and Shikras. They are...

Pallid Harrier in flight

05/10/2020 at Pivot Fields

A morning visit to Pivot Fields produced the following: Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto 80, Namaqua Dove Oena capensis 2, Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus  13, Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus  1, Spur-winged Lapwing Vanellus spinosus 6, White-tailed Lapwing Vanellus...

Shikra perching on branches

04/10/2020 at Al Abraq

An early morning visit to Al Abraq produced 3 Shikras, Ménétries’s Warbler and Common Quail.The list of today include the following: Common Quail Coturnix coturnix 1, Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis 2, Shikra Accipiter badius...

Asian Shikra in flight from below

30/09/2020 at Al Abraq

I arrived at Al Abraq at 6:30 to find both Mike Pope and Khaled Al-Ghanem arrived 30 minutes ahead of me.We moved around then stopped in the shade watching raptors as they come and...

Crested Honey Buzzard on flight with raised wings

27/09/2020 at Al-Abraq

This morning, again I went to Al-Abraq, early in the morning. I arrived an hour after sunrise and raptors started flying around low in the farm. They were lots of Black-eared Kites, Steppe Buzzards...

Great Grey Shrike (Arabian) perching on a branch

21/09/2020 at Al-Abraq

An early morning visit to Al Abraq showed little migration. At the beginning I had an Arabian Grey Shrike which is a very rare bird in Kuwait (11 records), although it had bred a...

A White-eared Bulbul perching on a tree

14/09/2015 at Mutla’a Ranch

A short visit to Mutla’a Ranch produced the following species, migration in Autumn is quick so most of the birds stop over for a couple of days or so and leave. Booted Warbler was...

Eastern Mourning Wheatear perching on a rock

07/11/2019 at Jahra Farms and Jal Al-Zor

This morning I went to Jahra Farms, having a feeling that the Black-throated Thrush should have arrived by now as two weeks earlier one was found in Pivot Fields. I didn’t find any interesting...

Lesser Flamingo feeding on the ground

03/11/2019 The Lesser Flamingo is still here

I visited Sulaibikhat Bay this morning, it was easy to relocate the Lesser Flamingo at the KISR (Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research) side. Unfortunately, early in the morning, I heard through a local WhatsApp...

Hume's Whitethroat sitting on a stem

19/09/2019 at Mutla’a Ranch

Today it was nice to see a Hume’s Whitethroat. Although it is full species in IOC since v4.4 2014 (I could only trace it back to IOC 4.4), Clements Checklist update August 2019 has...