Category: Sightings

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...

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...

River Warbler Locustella fluviatilis

09/05/2021 at Al Abraq

This morning I received a text message from Neil, saying he found 6 River Warblers. This species is difficult to see and I only saw it once so decided to try to find this species and get some...

Marsh Warbler Acrocephalus palustris

07/05/2021 at Al-Abraq

Abraq Al-Habari: Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto  2, Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis  3, Eurasian Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus  1, Corncrake Crex crex  1, Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos  1, Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola  1, Little Egret Egretta garzetta  4, Cattle...

Common Rock Thrush Monticola saxatilis

26/04/2021 along Sulaibikhat Bay

This afternoon I started at Sulaibikhat Bay, from KISR side then continued along the coast stopping at the Sulaibikhat Traditional Cafe, Sulaibikhat Sports Club, Al Jahra Reserve and ending my visit at Jahra East Outfall.There was nothing special,...

Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus

24/04/2021 at Jahra Reserve

The weather was as hot as yesterday where the temperature reached 42 degrees celsius, so I had to make a brief visit in the afternoon, which produced the following list: Mallard Anas platyrhynchos 4, Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca...

White-throated Robin Irania gutturalis

23/04/2021 at Al-Abraq

A short visit in the afternoon to Al Abraq produced the following: European Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur 1, Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto 3, Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus 1, Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea 1, Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola...

Basra Reed Warbler Acrocephalus griseldis

18/04/2021 at various sites

Fintas Park: Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto 2, Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis 15, Pallid Swift Apus pallidus 1, European Bee-eater Merops apiaster 1, Masked Shrike Lanius nubicus 1, Basra Reed Warbler Acrocephalus griseldis 4, White-eared Bulbul Pycnonotus leucotis 17,...