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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...

Eurasian Golden standing a mound

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...

Spring Tour Report 12-20 April 2019

Tour participants (from left to right): Paul Nilsson (Danish), Marc Lucas (Belgium), Gordon Cox (British), Graham Clarke (Irish), Jim John Christensen (Danish), Anders Hammergart (Danish), AbdulRahman Al-Sirhan (Tour leader), Daniel Mauras (French), Nicholas Watmough...

Basra Reed Warbler on ground

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 in flight

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 perched on a branch of a tree

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...

Participants: From left to right, AbdulRahman Al-Sirhan (Tour leader), Christopher Elmer, Alberto Artiglia, Radoslaw Robert Gwozdz, Mike Chapman, Christopher Hughes and Jacek Tabor.

Kuwait Spring Tour 07-15 April 2018

The following photographs were kindly supplied by Christopher Elmer.  Day 1: 08/04/2018 We went to west of KISR to search for the Hypocolius, it wasn’t there! Highlights were a Turkestan Shrike, Armenian Gull, Eastern...

Semi-collared Flycatcher perched on a branch of a tree

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 in flight

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 ,...