Category: Kabd Reserve

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Hypocolius Hypocolius ampelinus

03/02/2022 at Kabd Reserve, Jahra East Outfall and Jahra Pools Reserve

I noticed today that the female (probably a first winter) Hypocolius was furiously feeding on the flowers of the Arabian Boxthorn Lycium shawii bush. The outcome of today is as follows: Kabd Reserve Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto 5, Laughing Dove Streptopelia...

A Namaqua Dove is perched of a fence

06/11/2017 at Kabd Reserve

At midday I went to Kabd Reserve to see who won the territory, the Desert Wheatear or Red-tailed Wheatear. They were competing on the territory and perch, I wished the Red-tailed Wheatear would win as it the scarer...

Basra Reed Warbler perched on a a steel wedge

18/04/2017 at Kabd Reserve

Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata 1, Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus 1, Laughing Dove Spilopelia senegalensis 1, Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus 1, European Roller Coracias garrulus 1, Eurasian Wryneck Jynx torquilla 1, Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni 4, Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus 4, Turkestan Shrike Lanius phoenicuroides 4, Daurian Shrike Lanius isabellinus 3, Masked Shrike Lanius nubicus 8, Barn...

Juvenile Black-crowned Sparrow-Lark standing on the ground

17/03/2016 at Kabd Reserve

Black-crowned Sparrow-Lark (Eremopterix nigriceps) 20, Laughing Dove (Streptopelia senegalensis) 4, Namaqua Dove (Oena capensis) 1, Eurasian Hoopoe (Upupa epops) 2, Daurian Shrike (Lanius isabellinus) 2, Steppe Grey Shrike (Lanius meridionalis pallidirostris) 2, Lesser Whitethroat (Sylvia curruca) 1, Rufous-tailed Scrub-Robin...

Black-crowned Sparrow-Lark standing on the ground

07/03/2016 at Kabd Reserve

I visited the reserve today since a big flock of Bimaculated Larks were seen on previous day. I couldn’t find them but it was nice to see that Black-crowned Finch Larks breed in good numbers again after several...

Pin-tailed Sandgrouse in flight

09/01/2016 at Kabd Reserve

Pin-tailed Sandgrouse (Pterocles alchata) 300+, Black-crowned Sparrow-Lark (Eremopterix nigriceps) 20,  Crested Lark (Galerida cristata) 8,  Greater Hoopoe-Lark (Alaemon alaudipes) 5,  Pallid Swift (Apus pallidus) 30, Isabelline Wheatear (Oenanthe isabellina) 5, Desert Wheatear (Oenanthe deserti) 2.

Kurdish Wheatear perched on mound

12/03/2015 at Kabd Reserve

Pallid Harrier 1, Eurasian Collared-Dove 12, Laughing Dove 6, Namaqua Dove 2, Short-eared Owl 3, Blue-cheeked Bee-eater 1, Eurasian Hoopoe 12, Common Kestrel 4, Turkestan Shrike 2, Woodchat Shrike 1, Crested Lark 8, Blue Rock-Thrush 1, Caspian Stonechat...

Blue Rock Thrush standing on ground with a beetle in its beak

05/03/2015 at Kabd Reserve

1 Common Kestrel 5 Laughing Dove 1 Short-eared Owl 4 Pallid Swift 3 Blue-cheeked Bee-eater 4 Turkestan Shrike 2 Common Redstart 3 Daurian Shrike 4 Woodchat Shrike 7 Barn Swallow 11 Common Chiffchaff 2 Lesser Whitethroat 4 Black-headed...

Lesser Grey Shrike perched on a wedge

02/05/2014 at Kabd Reserve

Kabd is pretty good place for migrants. This time of the year different shrikes are on the move as well as many warblers. Red-backed Shrike is especially common at the moment. I saw c. 20 of them. The...

Great Spotted Cuckoo perched on barbed wire

21/03/2014 at JEO, Jahra Farms, Abdali Farms, Kabd Reserve and Sulaibikhat Bay

Today I bird-guided a Norwegian Visitor named Knut Arne. We managed to see 86 species: At Kabd Reserve: Great Spotted Cuckoo 1, Common Cuckoo 1, White-throated Robin 1, Common Rock Thrush 1, Pallid Harrier 2, Western Black Redstart...

Temminck's Lark standing on the ground

05/08/2009 at Kabd Reserve

Highlight at KISR-Kebd was a juvenile Temminck’s Lark at the small pool. The bird was showing the typical cooling behaviour, as described by myself for other larks in a recent edition of Sandgrouse (31(1): 6-14.). Exactly 2 years...