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

Category: Sightings

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...

Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca

10/03/2019 at Jahra Pools Reserve

Birds seen at Jahra Pools Reserve: Garganey Spatula querquedula 7 , Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata 5 , Gadwall Mareca strepera 6 , Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca 8  , Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus 4 ,...

Few more pics by Jorma Tenovuo during the week in Kuwait

Indian Roller (Coracias benghalensis) 8.12 in Adan Park. Sociable Lapwing (Vanellus gregarius) in Pivot Fields 9.12. Red-wattled Lapwing (Vanellus indicus) in Pivot Fields 12,12. Rosy Starling (Sturnus roseus) in Pivot Fields 9.12.

Eversmann's Redstart Phoenicurus erythronotus

04/11/2018 at Al-Abraq

Highlight of today: Eversmann’s Redstart 1, Hume’s Leaf Warbler 2 found by Omar Al-Shaheen. Also a Great Bittern showed well in the open, photographed by AbdulMohsen Al-Surayea. Other birds include Menetries’s Warbler, Asian Desert...

Lesser Sand Plover Anarhynchus atrifrons

10/10/2018 at Doha Spit and Reserve

Today I went to Doha for waders, in the morning the weather was hot but bearable and later at midday it became extremely hot and reached 43° Celsius. I spent some time looking at...

Red-breasted Flycatcher Ficedula parva

07/10/2018 at Al Abraq

Al-Abraq: Jack Snipe (Lymnocryptes minimus) 1, Short-toed Eagle (Circaetus gallicus) 1, Booted Eagle (Hieraaetus pennatus) 1, Steppe Eagle (Aquila nipalensis) 2, Asian Shikra (Accipiter (badius) cenchroides)  1, Eurasian Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) 2, Steppe Buzzard (Buteo...

Ehrenberg's Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus samamisicus

02/10/2018 at Al Abraq

Al Abraq: Steppe Eagle Aquila nipalensis 2, Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus 1, Asian Shikra Accipiter badius cenchroides 1, Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus 2, Steppe Buzzard Buteo buteo vulpinus 25, Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops 5, European Bee-eater...

Eurasian Golden Oriole Oriolus oriolus

27/09/2018 at Al-Shallal’s Farm and JPR

Al-Shallal’s Farm: Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto 3, Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis 2, Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago 1, Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops 5, White-throated Kingfisher Halcyon smyrnensis 1, Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio 1, Woodchat Shrike...