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

Rare Birds

Eastern Greylag Goose Anser anser rubrirostri
Rare winter visitor.
HDC: 3 on 18/01/2001

Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea
Rare winter visitor. Rare passage migrant
HDC: 3 on 03/03/2005

Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula
Rare passage migrant and winter visitor.
HDC: 30 on 11/03/1986

Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus
Rare passage migrant. Rare winter visitor.
HDC: 12 on 26/02/1999

Black Stork Ciconia nigra
Rare passage migrant.
HDC: 4 on 16/12/2013 at Jahra Pools Reserve. First records.

Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus
Rare disperser in all seasons. Has bred.
HDC: 100 breeding adults on 18/04/1922

Black-winged Kite Elanus caeruleus
Rare disperser.
HDC: 3 on 13/09/2015 at Sulaibiya Pivot Fields. First records.

Crested Honey Buzzard Pernis ptilorhynchus
Rare passage migrant. Recent records.

Eurasian Griffon Vulture Gyps fulvus
Rare passage migrant.
HDC: 5 on several dates in November and December 2001.

Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus
Rare passage migrant.
HDC: 2 on 09/03/1990

Bonelli’s Eagle Aquila fasciatus
Rare disperser in autumn, winter and spring.
HDC: 2 on 14/10/2011 at Sulaibiya Pivot Fields.

Levant Sparrowhawk Accipiter brevipes
Rare passage migrant and winter visitor. First records.
HDC: 5 on 29/09/2000

Northern Goshawk Accipiter gentilis
Rare passage migrant. Rare winter visitor.
HDC: 1 on many dates.

Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus
Rare passage migrant and winter visitor.
HDC: 2 on 10/11/2011 at Sulaibiya Pivot Fields.

Macqueen’s Bustard Chlamydotis macqueenii
Rare winter visitor; has bred.
HDC: 30 on 06/03/1966

Spur-winged Lapwing Vanellus spinosus
Rare migrant and winter visitor. Has bred in 2020.
HDC: 15 on many dates in 2019 and 2020 at Sulaibiya Pivot Fields. Previous records.

Pacific Golden Plover Pluvialis fulva
Rare passage migrant and winter visitor.
HDC: 8 on 19/04/2015 at Jahra East Outfall.

Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus
Rare passage migrant and winter visitor.
HDC: 10 on 9/10/1992

Common Gull Larus canus
Rare winter visitor.
HDC: 16 on 11/02/2015 at Jahra Pools Reserve.

Black Tern Chlidonias niger
Rare passage migrant. Past records.
HDC: 4 on 01/09/1017.

Black-bellied Sandgrouse Syrrhaptes orientalis
Rare winter visitor.
HDC: 21 on 30/11/1984

Spotted Sandgrouse Syrrhaptes senegallus
Rare passage migrant, winter and summer visitor; has bred.
HDC: ‘Hundreds’ of breeding pairs from March to July 1994 to 2000.

Pin-tailed Sandgrouse Pterocles alchata
Rare passage migrant, winter visitor and rare summer visitor; has bred.
HDC: 900 on 02/04/1968

Rufous Turtle Dove Streptopelia (orientalis) meena
Rare passage migrant and winter visitor. Past records.
HDC: 3 on 16/10/2015.

Great Spotted Cuckoo Clamator glandarius
Rare passage migrant.
HDC: 2 on several dates.

Pallid Scops Owl Otus brucei
Rare winter visitor. First records.

Pharaoh Eagle Owl Bubo ascalaphus
Rare resident; breeds
HDC: 13 on 28/06/2016 at Wafra Oil Fields (No Access).

Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus
Rare winter visitor.
HDC: 9 on 18/02/1983

Alpine Swift Tachymarptis melba
Rare passage migrant and winter visitor.
HDC: 8 on 31/08/1973

Little Swift Apus affinis
Rare disperser in autumn, winter and spring.
HDC: 2 on 16-18/03/2008

Indian Roller Coracias benghalensis
Rare winter visitor.
HDC: 2 on 12/11/2008

Merlin Falco columbarius
Rare passage migrant. Rare winter visitor.
HDC: 15 on 05/02/1993

Lanner Falcon Falco biarmicus
Rare disperser in autumn, winter and spring.
HDC: one on several occasions.

Saker Falcon Falco cherrug
Rare passage migrant. Rare winter visitor.
HDC: one on many dates.

Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
Rare disperser in all seasons. Rare resident.
HDC: 2 on 29/10/1989

Dunn’s Lark Eremalauda dunni
Rare resident. Breeds.
HDC: 15 on 30/03/2008

Woodlark Lullula arborea
Rare passage migrant and winter visitor.
HDC: 9 on 8-10/02/1983

Caucasian Chiffchaff Phylloscopus lorenzii
Rare winter visitor.
HDC: 7 on 15/11/2014 at Jahra Pools Reserve.

Wood Warbler Phylloscopus sibilatrix
Rare passage migrant. First records.
HDC: 3 on several dates.

Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus
Rare passage migrant. Rare winter visitor.
HDC: 2 on 26/09/1986

Green Warbler Phylloscopus nitidus
Rare passage migrant.
HDC: 2 on 30/04/1997

Icterine Warbler Hippolais icterina
Rare passage migrant.
HDC: 5 on 05/05/1961

Eastern Grasshopper Warbler Locustella (naevia) straminea
Rare passage migrant.
HDC: 3 on 10/04/1965

River Warbler Locustella fluviatilis
Rare passage migrant.
HDC: 5 on 12/05/1966

Hume’s Whitethroat Curruca althaea
Rare passage migrant.
HDC: unknown.

Black-throated Thrush Turdus atrogularis
Rare winter visitor.
HDC: 24 on 18/01/1985

Fieldfare Turdus pilaris
Rare winter visitor.
HDC: 8 on 21/11/1965

Redwing Turdus iliacus
Rare winter visitor.
HDC: 2 on 08/12/1995

Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus
Rare winter visitor.
HDC: 3 on many dates.

Eversmann’s Redstart Phoenicurus erythronotus
Rare winter visitor. Past records.
HDC: 2 on 23/12/2006.

White-crowned Wheatear Oenanthe leucopyga
Rare winter visitor. Rare summer disperser. Recent records.

Dead Sea Sparrow Passer moabiticus
Rare passage migrant. Rare winter visitor. Recent records.

Richard’s Pipit Anthus richardi
Rare passage migrant and winter visitor.
HDC: 6 on 24/11/2007

Siberian Buff-bellied Pipit Anthus (rubescens) japonicus
Rare winter visitor. Recent records.

Common Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs
Rare winter visitor.
HDC: 12 on 12/01/1990

Brambling Fringilla montifringilla
Rare winter visitor.
HDC: 15 on 02/12/1988

Desert Finch Rhodospiza obsoleta
Rare passage migrant and summer visitor. Has bred. Past records.
HDC: 8 on 12/04/2006.

European Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis
Rare passage migrant and winter visitor.
HDC: 14 on 27/01/1995

Eurasian Siskin Carduelis spinus
Rare winter visitor.
HDC: 100 on 29/11/1985

Red-headed Bunting Emberiza bruniceps
Rare passage migrant and winter visitor.
HDC: 5 on 8/09/2000

Common Reed Bunting Emberiza schoeniclus
Rare winter visitor.
HDC: 3 on 18/11/2006

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