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

Category: Sightings

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...

Black-winged Kite in flight

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...

Montagu's Harrier on ground

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...