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

Category: Sightings

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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...

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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...

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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 Oenanthe lugens

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 Phoeniconaias minor

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...

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...

17/09/2019 at Pivot Fields

It was quiet today, only the Woodpigeon happened to arrive early this year. Some good numbers of Cattle Egrets and Western Yellow Wagtails. Common Woodpigeon Columba palumbus 1, Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto 74, Laughing...

12/09/2019 at Pivot Fields

Today I spent some time checking every harrier trying to find Montagu’s Harriers as much as I can. Montagu’s Harriers are passage migrant only in Kuwait. There passage is quick unlike the Pallid Harrier...

04/09/2019 at Mutla’a Ranch

The weather was very hot today as usual at this time of the year, reaching 47 degrees celsius in the afternoon. Birds tend to seek shade and wet places specially irrigation channels in farms...

29/04/2019 at various sites.

Abraq Al-Habari Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto 4, Namaqua Dove Oena capensis 1, Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola 1, Little Egret Egretta garzetta 5, Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides 1, Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus 1, Long-legged Buzzard...

Black-winged Pratincole Glareola nordmanni

25/04/2019 at Sulaibiya Pivot Fields

At this time of the year we see Black-winged Pratincole, this year they were late as with many other birds such as the Semi-collared Flycatcher. This is because of the good rain that hit...

Juvenile Arabian Grey Shrike Lanius excubitor aucheri

24/04/2019 at Mutla’a Ranch and Liyah Reserve

Highlights of today: Arabian Grey Shrike Lanius excubitor aucheri, photographed at Liyah Reserve, main ID features include strong bill, greyish underparts, lack supercilium, and a fairly dark upperparts. It is probably the 6th record for...

Semi-collared Flycatcher Ficedula semitorquata

09/04/2019 at Mutla’a Ranch and Liah Reserve

Mutla’a Ranch: Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto 9, Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis 5, Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus 1, Western Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus 1, Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus 1, Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops 1, Barn...