Category: Rarities

Red-tailed Wheatear Oenanthe chrysopygia

26/12/2021 at Khiran and Abu Al-Hasaniya

Highlight of the day is Desert Finch Rhodospiza obsoleta, Red-tailed Wheatear Oenanthe chrysopygia and Asian Desert Warbler Curruca nana. Khiran: Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto 1, Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis 1, Crested Lark Galerida cristata 1, White-eared Bulbul...

Striated Heron Butorides striata

19/11/2021 at Jahra Farms

This morning, Irvin Calicut and Kichu Aravind found an immature Striated Heron Butorides striata at Jahra Farms, I soon went there to find the bird. It is a Kuwait tick for me. Abdulmohsen Al-Surayea and Sajan Raju joined...

A flock of Greater flamingo with one Lesser Flamingo

A Lesser Flamingo on 02/11/2019

A Lesser Flamingo at Sulaibikhat Bay. In the morning we received a filled KORC Form of a Lesser Flamingo found in the evening of yesterday. AbdulMajeed Al-Shatti found the bird at Sulaibikhat Bay. It is the usual place...

Lesser Flamingo amongst Greater Flamingos

Lesser Flamingo at Maternity Hospita on 10/12/2017 l, the 3rd (same bird since 2014) for Kuwait if accepted by KORC

The Lesser Flamingo Phoeniconaias minor was found yesterday. This is its 4th year since it started wintering in Kuwait with the Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus flocks. The Lesser Flamingo was first record was on 03/12/2007, the second on 16/01/2010.

Hume's Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus humei

04/01/2017 some rarities today

Rarities today: Lesser Flamingo Phoeniconaias minor, the 5th record if accepted by KORC. Pale Crag Martin Ptyonoprogne obsoleta, the 10th if accepted by KORC. Olive-backed Pipit t Anthus hodgsoni, 10th still at Jahra Farms. Hume’s Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus humei, still...

Mountain Chiffchaff perched on top of a bush

04/11/2015 Hume’s Warbler and Pallid Scops Owl at Al-Abraq

At Al-Abraq (By A. Al-Sirhan): Hume’s Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus humei 1, Mountain Chiffchaff Phylloscopus sindianus 1, Pallid Scops-Owl Otus brucei 1, White-throated Kingfisher Halcyon smyrnensis 1, Daurian Shrike Lanius isabellinus 2, Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis 1, Common Chiffchaff (Scandinavian) Phylloscopus collybita abietinus 5, Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa...

Red Knot wading in water

03/06/2011 at Jahra East Outfall

I twitched Red Knot with Brian Foster, Mike Newey and Christine Canzanella today. The bird was found by Rashed Al Hajji on previous day. There is only one earlier record in Kuwait and it is from 26 July,...

Eastern Greylag Goose standing on the ground

12/12/2010 Jahra Farms and Jahra Pool Reserve

This is my last posting this year. I went in the morning to check Drongos at Jahra Farms. Yes they are still there and in fact I found them early morning in the same tree top where they...

Ashy Drongo perched on a branch of a tree

10/12/2010 Ashy Drongos are still at Jahra Farms

Ashy Drongos are still at Jahra Farms and Pygmy Cormorant is at Pivot Fieds I visited these sites with Brian. Our task was, believe or not, to find Stock Dove for Brian at Pivot fields in the morning...

Ashy Drongo perched on a branch of a tree

07/12/2010 at Jahra Farms

I found with Brian this morning 2 Ashy Drongos at Jahra Farms which is the the same place where we had the first record in April this year. This will be second record for Kuwait if accepted by...