Category: Sightings

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,...

Red-rumped Swallow Cecropis daurica

16/04/2021 at Jahra Reserve and Jahra Farms

Jahra Reserve: Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca 7, Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis 4, Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto 2, Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus 4, Eurasian Coot Fulica atra 1, Grey-headed Swamphen Porphyrio poliocephalus 6, Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus 10, White-tailed...

Indian Silverbill Lonchura malabarica

14/04/2021 at Al-Shaheed Park and Jahra Reserve

Al-Shaheed Park: Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto 29, Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis 2, Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos 1, Eurasian Wryneck Jynx torquilla 1, Masked Shrike Lanius nubicus 1, Great Reed Warbler Acrocephalus arundinaceus 1, White-eared Bulbul Pycnonotus leucotis 19,...

Armenian Gull Larus armenicus standing in water

31/01/2021 at Sulaibikhat Traditional Cafe and KISR West

Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus 530, Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola 15, Greater Sand Plover Charadrius leschenaultii 95, Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus 45, Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula 25, Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata 2, Broad-billed Sandpiper Calidris falcinellus 20, Dunlin...

3 Sociable Lapwings standing on the ground

14/10/2020 at Pivot Fields

Highlights: Asian Shikra and Sociable Lapwings. Birds seen today: Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto 200, Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis 8, Namaqua Dove Oena capensis 4, Pallid Swift Apus pallidus 20, Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus 40, Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus...

Male Shikra perching on palm tree

13/10/2020 at Al-Abraq

Highlights: Male Shikra Al-Abraq produced the following: Namaqua Dove Oena capensis 3, Black-winged Kite (Asian)Elanus caeruleus vociferus 1, Asian Shikra Accipiter (badius) cenchroides 1, Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus 2, Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus 1, Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops...

Crested Honey Buzzard in flight

07/10/2020 at Abraq Al Habari

This morning at Al Abraq I met Khaled Al-Ghanem and Abdulmohsen Al-Surayea. We stayed chatting together and birding this oasis for three hours.Highlights of the day, again Crested Honey Buzzards and Shikras. They are migrating now so soon...

Pallid Harrier in flight

05/10/2020 at Pivot Fields

A morning visit to Pivot Fields produced the following: Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto 80, Namaqua Dove Oena capensis 2, Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus  13, Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus  1, Spur-winged Lapwing Vanellus spinosus 6, White-tailed Lapwing Vanellus leucurus  32, Ruff Calidris...

Shikra perching on branches

04/10/2020 at Abraq Al Habari

An early morning visit to Al Abraq produced 3 Shikras, Ménétries’s Warbler and Common Quail.The list of today include the following: Common Quail Coturnix coturnix 1, Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis 2, Shikra Accipiter badius 3, Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter...

Asian Shikra in flight from below

30/09/2020 at Al Abraq

I arrived at Al Abraq at 6:30 to find both Mike Pope and Khaled Al-Ghanem arrived 30 minutes ahead of me.We moved around then stopped in the shade watching raptors as they come and go. Some drop to...

Crested Honey Buzzard on flight with raised wings

27/09/2020 at Abraq Al Habari

This morning, again I went to Al-Abraq, early in the morning. I arrived an hour after sunrise and raptors started flying around low in the farm. They were lots of Black-eared Kites, Steppe Buzzards and few Honey Buzzards.I...