Kuwait Vagrant birds

Introduction:

This is a list of rare bird species that usually have been seen less than 15 times or have not been recorded for at least more than 10 years ago. If you see any of the vagrants on this list, please report them to the Kuwait Ornithological Rarity Committee, KORC using the KORC Form on this website. Describe the bird as much as you can, especially noting the features that differentiate it from similar common species. If you have taken photographs, please upload them with the Form. KORC members will convene to review your sighting and let you know by emailing you with their decision.

Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons
Vagrant, 5 records.
1st – 3 on 05/02/2005 at Ras Subiya by George Gregory.
2nd – 2 on 14/11/2009 at Golf Club at Wafra Road 306 by Simon Price.
3rd – 7 on 31/10/2014 and next day 32 at JPR, O Al-Shaheen, H Al-Shayji, Abdulaziz Al-Yousef.
4th – 2 on 26/01/2015 at JPR, H Bouresli.
5th – 7 on 29/10/2016 at JEO, AbdulRahman Al Rashed.

Mute Swan Cygnus olor
Vagrant, one record.
1st – 1 in November 1997 at Jahra Pool Reserve Mish’al Al-Jraiwi.

Marbled Duck Marmaronetta angustirostris
Vagrant, 4 records.
1st – 3 on 09/02/1995 to 04/10/1996 at Jahra Pool Reserve by S.T. Spencer, C.W.T. Pilcher, Mahmoud Shehab, and George Gregory.
2nd – 1 on 21-23/01/2000 at Sabah Al-Salem by J. Gaskell and Mark O. Chichester.
3rd – 4 on 09/02/2000 at Sabah Al-Salem by G. Gregory.
4th – 1 on 04/10/2007 at SAANR by Khaled Al-Ghanem.

Red-crested Pochard Netta rufina
Vagrant, two records.
1st – 9 on 29/12/2011 at Jahra Pool Reserve by Ouda Al-Bathali.
2nd – 1 from 13/09/2016 to 20/10/2016 at Jahra Pool Reserve, Neil Tovey.

Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis
Vagrant, one record.
1st – 4 on 07/11/2012 at Jahra Pool Reserve by Ouda Al-Bathali

Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator
Vagrant, three records.
1st – 2 on 17-18/01/1997 S T Spencer and C W T Pilcher.
2nd – 1 on 11/02/2015 at Jahra Pools Reserve, M Craig.
3rd – 5 on 24/01/2021 at Jahra Pools Reserve, Neil Tovey.

Asian Koel Eudynamys scolopaceus
Vagrant, one record.
1st – 1 on 22/02/2009 at Abdali Farms, Ouda Al-Bathali.

Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse Syrrhaptes exustus
Vagrant, 3 records.
1st – 3 captured alive out of about 30 photographed at Ratqa on one Friday in February 1999 (S.Al-Awadhi et al.)
2nd – 1 on 4/03/2005 female photographed at Sabah Al-Salem P Fagel, B Foster, A Bailey, G.Gregory.
3rd – 1 on 05/01/2007 at Sabah Al-Salem, Samira Al-Khalifa.

Stock Dove Columba oenas
Vagrant, 12 records.
1st – 1 in March 1998 at Jaber Al-Ali Farm M.Shehab.
2nd – 1 on 15/10/1998 at Jahra Pool Reserve S T Spencer.
3rd – 1 on 30/11/2004 at Umm Al-Aish G Gregory.
4th – 1 on 19/11/2008 at JEO M Khorshed.
5th – 1 on 01/01/2009 at Sulaibiya Pivot Fields, P Fagel.
6th – 1 on 14/11/2009 at Sulaibiya Pivot Fields, Richard Saval.
7th – 1 on 01/11/2010 at Sulaibiya Pivot Fields, P Fagel.
8th – 1 on 20/11/2010 at Sulaibiya Pivot Fields, AbdulMoshen Al-Suraye.
9th – 1 on 21/11/2015 at JPR, Ouda Al-Bathali.
10th – 1 on 14/11/2016 at JPR, H Dufourney.
11th – 1 on 16/01/2018 at Sulaibiya Pivot Fields, N Tovey.
12th – 1 on 30/01/2019 at Al-Abraq, O Al-Shaheen, H Al-Shayji.

Striped Crake Aenigmatolimnas marginalis
Vagrant, one record.
1st – 1 on 01/01/2015 at Jahra Pools Reserve, Ammar Al-Jeraiwi.

White-breasted Waterhen Amaurornis phoenicurus
Vagrant, two records.
1st – 1 on 14/12/2019 at Jahra Pools Reserve, Mike Pope.
2nd – 1 on 25/11/2020 at Jahra East Outfall, Lijo James.

Demoiselle Crane Grus virgo
Vagrant, 12 records.
1st – 4 on 05/01/1954 at Jahra R. Meinertzhagen, 4 on 08/01/1954 at Kadima P R Haynes.
2nd – 5 on 08/01/1974 P R Haynes.
3rd – 5 on 08/09/1977 at Kuwait City coast, P. R. Haynes.
4th – 9 on 17/3/1986 A. Tye M Shehab.
5th – 100 on 13/09/1996 at Al-Abraq, M Shehab, and 14 on 13/09/1996 at Jahra, S T Spencer, C W T Pilcher.
6th – 2 shot dead on 24/03/2000 at Ritqa, G Gregory (Hamad al-Baqr et al.)
7th – 2 on 19/03/2010 at North Doha, B Foster, P Fagel, B Somod, later 69 on 25/03/2010 at SAANR K Al-Nasrallah.
8th – 3 on 06/10/2012 at Jahra Pool Reserve by Homoud Al-Shayji.
9th – 1 on 12/09/2014 shot dead by a hunter at Gulf Road, reported by Abdulaziz Al-Yousef.
10th – 2 on 12/09/2015 at Jahra Pool Reserve, K Al Nasrallah.
11th – 7 on 18/09/2016 at Jahra Pool Reserve, Omar Al-Shaheen, Khaled Al-Ghanem.
12th – 1 on 15/01/2020 at Sulaibiya Pivot Fields, Daniel Mauras, A Al-Sirhan.

Common Crane Grus grus
Vagrant, 10 records.
1st – 2 on 13/11/1987 at Jahra Pool Reserve C.W.T. Pilcher, M. Shehab and G. Gregory.
2nd – 1 on 30/12/2000 to 3/2001 at Sulaibikhat Bay by G. Rowlands, M.O. Chichester, S.T. Spencer and G. Gregory.
3rd – 1 on 18/01/2001 at Sulaibikhat S T Spencer, one on 19/01/2001 C Pilcher, S T Spencer. One on 08/02/2001 G Rowlands all at Sulaibikhat. Also two on 17/02/2001 shot dead by Khabari Al-Awazem Kuwaiti hunters as per K. Al-Nasrallah.
4th – 35 birds on 17/09/2009 at JEO by R. Al-Hajji.
5th – 5 on 13/01/2010 at SAANR by P Fagel.
6th – 1 on 27/03/2010 at SAANR by R Al-Hajji.
7th – 1 on 22/03/2011 at SAANR by P Fagel.
8th – 1 on 24/10/2011 at Pivot Fields, by M.Khorshed.
9th – 1 from 16/10/2016 to 20/10/2016 at Jahra Pools Reserve, Markus Craig.
10th -1 on 15/01/2020 at Sulaibiya Pivot Fields, Daniel Mauras, A Al-Sirhan.

Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena
Vagrant, one record.
1st – 1 on 27/10/2010 found dead at Jahra East Outfall, Nicole Burgos & A Al-Sirhan.

Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus
Vagrant, two records.
1st – 1 on 04/11/1988 at Jahra Pool Reserve G Gregory, C. W. T. Pilcher, A. Tye and M. Shihab.
2nd – 2 on 01/01/2013 at Jahra Pool Reserve by Rashed Al-Hajji

Lesser Flamingo Phoeniconaias minor
Vagrant, 6 records.
1st – 1 on 13/12/2007 at Sulaibikhat Bay, K. Al-Nasralah and R. Al-Hajji
2nd – 1 on 16/01/2010 at Sulaibikhat Bay, R. Al-Hajji.
3rd – 1 on 06/11/2014 at Sulaibikhat Bay, by Kane Brides, Robbie Hawkins and AbdulRahman Al-Sirhan. The same bird on 22/12/2015 at Sulaibikhat Bay, Rashed Al-Hajji. Also on 04/01/2017 at Sulaibikhat Bay, WP Big Year Team.
4th – 1 on 01/11/2019 at Sulaibikhat Bay, Abdulmagid Al-Shatti.
5th – 2 on 19/01/2020 at Sulaibikhat Bay, Abdulmagid Al-Shatti, Paweł Kołodziejczyk, Zbigniew Wnuk, and Andrzej Suchecki.
6th – 1 on 07/09/2021 at Sulaibikhat Bay (KISR side), Aju John.

Sociable Lapwing Vanellus gregarius
Vagrant, 15 records.
1st – 1 on 19/03/1971 at Subiya Jack Webb.
2nd – 1 on 12/12/1999 at Bharat Ali M.Shehab.
3rd – 1 on 17/06-6/07/2000 at Mahboula JM Bishop.
4th – 3 on 30/12-31/12/2008 at Pivot Fields by A.Al-Sirhan et al.
5th – 1 on 08/11/2009 at Sulaibiya Pivot Fields A Al-Suraye.
6th – 4 shot dead by bird shooters, at Ritqa on 13/03/2013 reported A. Al-Surayae.
7th – 2 shot dead by bird shooters at Ritqa on 18/02/2014 reported by Omar Al-Shaheen.
8th – 1 on 06/11/2014 at Jahra Pools Reserve, by Ammar Al-Jeraiwi.
9th – 7 on 09/01/2017 at Sulaibiya Pivot Fields, WP Big Year Team.
10th – 13 on 13/12/2017 at Sulaibiya Pivot Fields, Peter Stronach and Dan Pointon.
11th – 1 on 06/10/2018 at Sulaibiya Pivot Fields, M Pope.
12th – 1 on 08/10/2019 at Sulaibiya Pivot Fields, N Tovey.
13th – 2 on 04/10/2020 at Jahra East Outfall, O Al-Shaheen, Abdulaziz Al-Yousef.
14th – 5 on 08/10/2019 at Sulaibiya Pivot Fields, N Tovey.
15th – 2 on 04/10/2021 at SAANR, A Al-Yousef.

European Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria
Vagrant, 14 records.
1st – 1 on 22/11/2007 at JEO R Al-Hajji.
2nd – 1 on 8/12/2007 at Sulaibiya Pivot Fields by Kari Haataja, Vesa Jouhki, Pekka Fagel.
3rd – 2 on 29/12/2007 at Sulaibiya Pivot Fields by A. Al-Sirhan, G. Brown et al.
4th – 9 on 12/1/2008 at Sulaibiya Pivot Fields by P.Fagel, B.Foster, G.Brown
5th – 5 on 29/12/2008 at Sulaibiya Pivot Fields by A.Al-Sirhan
6th – 1 on 01/11/2009 at Sulaibiya Pivot Fields Humoud Al-Shayji.
7th – 2 on 03/01/2010 at Sulaibiya Pivot Fields R Al-Hajji.
8th – 1 on 04/12/2010 at Sulaibiya Pivot Fields B Foster, P Fagel.
9th – 1 on 15/07/2011 at Jahra East Outfall, by Mike Pope.
10th – 1 on 26/02/2012 at Sulaibiya Pivot Fields by Khaled Al-Ghanem.
11th – 1 on 19/12/2016 at Sulaibiya Pivot Fields by Khaled Al-Ghanem.
12th – 1 on 13/01/2018 at Sulaibiya Pivot Fields, Markus Craig.
13th – 1 on 15/12/2018 at Sulaibiya Pivot Fields, M Pope, P Scott, N Tovey.
14th – 2 on 28/12/2020 at Sulaibiya Pivot Fields, N Tovey.

Eurasian Dotterel Charadrius morinellus
Vagrant. 8 records.
1st – 1 on 17/04/1959 at Al-Ahmadi by Victor Sales.
2nd – 15 on 30/11/1962 near Ahmadi by Victor Sales.
3rd – 1 on 11/11/1971 at Bubiyan Island by Jack Webb.
4th – 1 on 11/02/1972 at Bubiyan Island by Jack Webb.
5th – 1 on 11/11/1978 at Wadi Al-Batin by Paul Haynes, Leon Corrall.
6th – 2 on 09/11/1979 at Rawdatain by William Stuart.
7th – 8 on 18/01/1999 at unknown location, Charles Pilcher, Thomas Spencer.
8th – 2 on 27/12/2007 at Sulaibiya Pivot Fields, Kris De Rouck, Dirk Colin, Abdulmohsen Al-Suraye.

Little Curlew Numenius minutus
Vagrant, one record.
1st – 1 on 12-29/12/2007 at Sulaibiya Pivot Fields, Abdulmohsen Al-Surayae.

Great Knot Calidris tenuirostris
Vagrant, 8 records.
1st – 1 on 05/02/1993 at Doha, Bryon Wright and Thomas Spencer.
2nd – 11 on 11/3/2004 at Ras Al-Gaid in Bubiyan Island, then 19 birds on 25/03/2004 on the western side of Bubiyan Island, G Gregory and KISR team.
3rd – 7 on 18/10/2004 at Ras Al-Gaid, Bubiyan Island, G Gregory.
4th – 8 on 10/2/2005 at Wstern Side of Bubiyan Island G Gregory, KISR team.
5th – 1 on 06/03/2005 1 at Jahra East Outfall G Gregory.
6th – 1 on 23/10/2015 at Jahra East Outfall, A. Al-Sirhan.
7th – 1 on 24/06/2018 Jahra Pool Reserve, O Al-Shaheen.
8th – 1 on 19/09/2019 at Sulaibikhat Bay, A Al-Sirhan.

Red Knot Calidris canutus
Vagrant, 9 records.
1st – 1 on 26/07/1962 at Kuwait Bay VAD Sales.
2nd – 1 on 02/06/2011 at Jahra East Outfall, by Rashed Al-Hajji.
3rd – 1 on 07/08/2014 at JPR by Rashed Al-Hajji.
4th – 1 on 19/11/2015 at JEO by K Haataja, H Palojärvi.
5th – 2 on 18/04/2016 at JPR by Markus Craig and German visitors.
6th – 2 on 04/05/2016 at JPR by Neil Tovey.
7th – 2 on 13/05/2018 at JPR by Omar Al-Shaheen.
8th – 2 on 20/05/2021 at JPR by N Tovey.
9th – 1 on 09/10/2021 at Doha Spur by A Al-Sirhan.

Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos
Vagrant, two records.
1st – 1 on 05/10/2011 at Pivot Fields, by R.Al-Hajji.
2nd – 1 on 28/03/2021 at Jahra Reserve, by R.Al-Hajji.

Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola
Vagrant. 11 records.
1st – 1 on 1/02/1951 collected by Violet Dickson and donated to British Museum.
2nd – 1 on 12/02/1951 found dead by R Meinertzhagen.
3rd – 1 on 20/01/1964 at Ahmadi, by VAD Sales.
4th – 1 on 30/01/1972 at Ahmadi, by G Stafford, ABSS.
5th – 1 on 28/11/1986 at Al-Abraq, by C Pilcher, G Gregory, Mahmood Shehab.
6th – 1 on 23/11/2001 at JPR A. Al-Sirhan.
7th – 1 on 24/12/2001 at Sabah Al-Salem, G Gregory Andrew Bailey. Then became 3 birds, last seen on 01/02/2002 by M Chichester, S T Spencer, Peter Cowan.
8th – 1 on 24/11/2006 at Al Shallal’s Farm, G Gregory, P Fagel, B Foster, M Pope, T Harris.
9th – 1 on 16/12/2015 at JPR photographed by Ahmad Salem Rajab.
10th – 1 on 17 /11/2016 at JPR, Omar Alshaheen.
11th – 1 on 30/10/ 2016 until 06/01/2017 at Al Abraq by Omar Al Shaheen.

Pin-tailed Snipe Gallinago stenura
Vagrant, one record.
1st – 1 on 06/01/2018 at Sulaibiya Pivot Fields, M Craig.

Great Snipe Gallinago media
Vagrant, 13 records.
1st – 1 on 09/05/1957 at Ahmadi, Victor Sales.
2nd – 1 on 17/08/1961 at Ahmadi, Victor Sales .
3rd – 1 on 11/02/1972 at Ahmadi, Stanley Howe.
4th – 1 on 01/10/1972 at Um Aish, Stanley Howe and SD.
5th – 1 on 08-13/03/1980 at Doha Prison, WAS.
6th – 8 on 22/10/1982 at Jahra, Charles Pilcher.
7th – 1 on 04/04/1986 at Al-Abraq, Charles Pilcher.
8th – 1 on 22/02/1987 at Judailiat, Alan Tye.
9th – 1 on 25/09/1987 at Khuwaisat, Charles Pilcher, George Gregory, Mahmoud Shehab.
10th – 1 on 04/05/2009 at Jahra Farms, Rashed Al-Hajji.
11th – 1 on 13/04/2015 at Jahra Pools Reserve, Markus Craig.
12th – 1 on 23/04/2017 at Jahra Pools Reserve, M Askar.
13th – 1 on 24/09/2018 at Jahra Pools Reserve, N Tovey.

Red Phalarope Phalaropus fulicarius
Vagrant, 12 records.
1st – 1 on 10/1994 at Jahra Pool Reserve by G. Gregory, S.T. Spencer and C.W.T. Pilcher.
2nd – 3 on 23/04/2007 at Jahra East Outfall by Graeme Joynt, Colin Dodsworth et al.
3rd – 1 was on 05/06/2008 at JEO by Khaled Al-Ghanem.
4th – 1 on 29/04/2009 at Jahra East Outfall, Rashed Al-Hajji.
5th – 1 on 28/05/2013 at Jahra East Outfall, Rashed Al-Hajji.
6th – 1 on 22/06/2013 at Jahra East Outfall, Rashed Al-Hajji.
7th – 1 on 02/09/2014 at Jahra Pools Reserve, K Al-Khanem.
8th – 1 on 28/02/2015 at Entertainment City, A.Al-Sirhan.
9th – 2 on 16/04/2015 at Jahra Pools Reserve, Markus Craig.
10th – 1 on 04/07/2018 at Jahra Pools Reserve, Omar Al-Shaheen.
11th – 1 on 20/05/2019 at Jahra Pools Reserve, Omar Al-Shaheen.
12th – 1 on 05/06/2019 at Jahra Pools Reserve, Omar Al-Shaheen.

Oriental Pratincole Glareola maldivarum
Vagrant, one record.
1st – 2 on 25/03/2008 at Pivot Fields A Al-Sirhan.

Black-legged Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla
Vagrant, 3 record.
1st 1 – on 19/03/1991 off Mina Saud T.Tafforeau.
2nd 1 – on 11/04/2017 at Jahra Pools reserve, Peter Colston, P Gluth and Aaref Al-Awadi.
3rd 1 – on 18/04/2017 at Al-Kout – Fahaheel, by Richard Jeffrey.

Sabine’s Gull Xema sabini
Vagrant, 2 records.
1st – 1 on 31/07/2015 at Jahra Pools Reserve, Mike Pope and Neil Tovey.
2nd -1 on 16/06/2019 at Jahra Pool Reserve, Omar Al-Shaheen.

Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus
Vagrant, 8 records.
1st – 5 on 17/08/1961 at Ahmadi V.A.D.Sales.
2nd – 1 on 26/02-19/04/1978 W A Stuart, P R Haynes.
3rd – 1 on 01-15/04/1979 at Messila W A Stuart.
4th – 1 on 5/06/2000 at Shuwaikh P.Cowan.
5th – 1 on 23/02/2006 second-year photographed at Jahra East Outfall B.Foster.
6th – 1 on 01/04/2015 at Jahra Pools Reserve, M Craig.
7th – 1 on 28/10/2015 at Abu Al Hasaniya, O Al-Shaheen.
8th – 1 on 07/05/2018 at Jahra Pools Reserve, M. Craig and O. Al-Shaheen.

Franklin’s Gull Leucophaeus pipixcan
Vagrant, one record.
1st – 1 on 05/06/2012 at Jahra East Outfall by Rashed Al-Hajji.

Mediterranean Gull Ichthyaetus melanocephalus
Vagrant, 7 records.
1st – 1 on 17/02/1961 Kuwait Bay V A D Sales.
2nd – 1 on 23/04/1982 Ras Salmiya C W T Pilcher.
3rd – 1 on 10/02/1989 second-year at Jahra Pool Reserve G.Gregory, C W T Pilcher, M Shehab.
4th – 1 on 02/03/1995 an adult at Doha Harbour G.Gregory et al.
5th – 1 on 28/01/2000 an adult at Fahaheel Sea Club J.Gaskell.
6th – 1 on 02/02/2012 at Green Island by P Fagel and Robert Swan.
7th – 1 on 13/01/2021 at Sulaibikhat Cafee by Abdulaziz Al-Yousef and A. Al-Sirhan.

White-eyed Gull Ichthyaetus leucophthalmus
Vagrant, one record.
1st – 1 on 22/05/2018 at Jahra Pools Reserve by Omar Al-Shaheen.

Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea
Vagrant, 12 records.
1st – 1 on 26/05/1995 at Jahra Bay S T Spencer, C W T Pilcher.
2nd – 1 on 22/05/2005 photographed at Jahra East Outfall, A.Al-Sirhan.
3rd – 5 on 12/06/2006 four adults and one first summer at Jahra East Outfall A.Al-Sirhan.
4th – 1 on 27/06/2009 at Jahra Pool Reserve Rashed Al-Hajji.
5th – 1 on 03/06/2011 at Jahra Pool Reserve,by Rashed Al-Hajji.
6th – 2 on 13/06/2015 at Jahra Pool Reserve, Omar Al-Shaheen.
7th – 1 on 30/07/2016 at Jahra Pool Reserve, Neil Tovey and Mike Pope.
8th – 1 on 13/06/2018 at Jahra Pool Reserve, Omar Al-Shaheen.
9th – 1 on 05/06/2019 at Jahra Pool Reserve, Omar Al-Shaheen.
10th – 1 on 09/06/2019 at Jahra Pool Reserve, Omar Al-Shaheen.
11th – 4 on 04/07/2019 at Jahra Pool Reserve, Omar Al-Shaheen.
12th – 1 on 23/05/2021 at Jahra Pool Reserve, Omar Al-Shaheen.

Long-tailed Skua Stercorarius longicaudus
Vagrant, 4 records.
1st – 1 on 27/05/1994 at Doha S T Spencer, C W T Pilcher.
2nd – 1 on 01/07/2009 at Jahra Pools Reserve, Humoud Al-Shayji.
3rd – 1 on 30/05/2011 at Jahra Pools Reserve, Mohammed Khorshed.
4th – 1 on 01/07/2015 at Jahra Pools Reserve, Omar Al-Shaheen.

Red-billed Tropicbird Phaethon aethereus
Vagrant, 4 records.
1st – 1 on 01/03/1954 at Sea Island/Kubbar R. Meinertzhagen.
2nd – 1 on 01/04/ 1954 at Khor Muffattah R. Meinertzhagen.
3rd – 3 in 05/12/1968 at 28 27N, 48 33E, by K. Nakamura.
4th – 1 in26/04/1969 between Um al Maradhim and Garuh by R.D. Etchecopar.

Black-throated Diver Gavia arctica
Vagrant, one record.
1st – 1 on 25/01/2019 at Jahra Pool Reserve by A. Al-Sirhan and Winter Tour.

Sooty Shearwater Ardenna grisea
Vagrant, 8 records.
1st – 1 on 09/05/2009 on route to Kubbar Island, by Humoud Al-Shayji.
2nd – 1 on 24/05/2014 at Kuwait Bay, O.Al-Shaheen, H.Al-Shayji, A.Al-Yousef.
3rd – 1 on 23/05/2015 at Mina Al Zour by Mike Pope, then 2 on 25/05/2015 at Jahra Pools Reserve by Omar Al-Shaheen.
4th – 1 on 06/06/2017 at Jahra Pools reserve, Omar Al-Shaheen.
5th – 1 on 18/05/2018 en route from Kubbar Island, Bassel Abi Jammaa and Sajan Raju.
6th – 1 on 30/04/2019 at Ras Al-Salmiya, O Al-Shaheen, Abdulaziz Al-Yosouf.
7th – 1 on 16/05/2019 at Jahra Pools Reserve, O Al-Shaheen.
8th – 4 on 21/05/2019 at Jahra Pools Reserve, O Al-Shaheen, N Tovey.

Short-tailed Shearwater Ardenna tenuirostris
Vagrant, one record.
1st – 2 on 21/05/2021 one at Garoh Island and then another one between Al Zour Port and Umm Al Maradim, by O Al-Shaheen.

Persian Shearwater Puffinus persicus
Vagrant, one record.
1st – 25 on 09/05/1957 off beach south of Shuaiba, V A D Sales.

Jouanin’s Petrel Bulweria fallax
Vagrant, one record.
1st – 1 on 12/05/2018 at Jahra Pool Reserve by M Craig, M Pope.

Lesser Frigatebird Fregata ariel
Vagrant, one record.
1st – 1 on 10/04/2008 at Zour Port Chris Lansdell et al

Masked Booby Sula dactylatra
Vagrant, two records.
1st – 1 on 01/04/2015 at Jahra Pools Reserve, Omar Al-Shaheen.
2nd – 1 on 29/05/2021 at Araifjan Block by Mohammad Al-Shalaan, then the same bird on 08/07/2021 at Qaroh Island by A Al-Zaidan et al.

African Darter Anhinga rufa
Vagrant, one record.
1st – 2 on 24/09/2009 at JEO by R. Al-Hajji et al.

Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmeus
Vagrant, 4 records.
1st – 2 on 10/3/2001 at JEO O. Schroeder, S. Schroeder and G. Ostero.
2nd – 1 on 04/12/2010 at Sulaibiya Pivot Fields B Foster, P Fagel. It was last seen on 01/04/2011.
3rd – 1 on 09/08/2013 at Jahra Pool Reserve, Omar Al-Shaheen & Hamad Bouresli.
4th – 3 on 20/03/2017 at Jahra Pool Reserve, A. Al-Sirhan.

African Sacred Ibis Threskiornis aethiopicus
Vagrant, 2 records.
1st – 1 bird seen from 1980 to 1989 C. W. T. Pilcher, G. Gregory & M. Shihab.
2nd – 17 on 18/03/2007 at JEO by R. Al-Hajji.

Striated Heron Butorides striata
Vagrant, 7 records.
1st – 1 on 31/07/2011 at Sulaibikhat Bay by K.Al-Ghanem.
2nd – 1 on 06/07/2014 at Jahra Pool Reserve, K.Al-Ghanem.
3rd – 1 on 17/10/2014 at Jahra Pool Reserve, Mohammad Hamza Askar.
4th – 1 on 21/02/2015 at Khiran Marina, Mike Pope.
5th – 1 on 03/10/2015 at Jahra Pool Reserve, Omar Al-Shaheen.
6th – 1 on 07/07/2018 at Jahra Pool Reserve, Pradeep Kumar Choudhary.
7th – 1 on 19/11/2021 at Jahra Farms, Irvin Sabastian and Kitchu Aravind.

Indian Pond Heron Ardeola grayii
Vagrant, two records.
1st – 1 on 07/11/2009 at Al-Abraq A Al-Sirhan.
2nd – 2 on 15/07/2013 at Jahra Pool Reserve, Omar Al-Shaheen.

Eastern Cattle Egret Bubulcus coromandus 
Vagrant, two records.
1st – 1 on 13/05/2008 at SAANR, A. Al-Sirhan.
2nd – 1 on 21/04/2018 at Jahra Pools Reserve found by Ouda Al-Bathali, but later identified in the field by Markus Craig on 24/04/2018 .

Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus
Vagrant, 13 records. Bred in Bubiyan Island.
1st – 1 on 30/03/1968 by V. A. D. Sales.
2nd – 1 on 21/11/1980 C.W.T Pilcher.
3rd – 1 on 28/11/1981 at Sulaibikhat Bay by C. W. T. Pilcher.
4th – 3 on 05/04/1999 by H-M Bush, J. Rathberger-Knan and W. Bindl.
5th – 1 on 01/12/2002at Ras Salmiya J Brown.
6th – 1 on 6/3/2005 found dead at JEO, G Gregory.
7th – 2 on 01/05/2012 at Bubiyan Island by Khaled Al-Nasrallah.
8th – 2 on 15/06/2014 at Bubiyan Island, K & N Al-Nasrallah, P. Fagel.
9th – 3 (two adults with chick) on 09/05/2017 at Bubiyan Island, Jassem Al-Ajmi and Environmental Lens Team.
10th – 1 on 23/03/2018 at Bubiyan Island, K Al-Nasrallah.
11th – 2 on 18/10/2018 at Bubiyan Island, Abdulaziz Al-Yosouf.
12th – 4 on 14/11/2019 at Boubyan Island, O Al-Shaheen and Abdulaziz Al-Yousef.
13th – 2 on 04/11/2020 at Boubyan Island, Abdulaziz Al-Yousef, and Abdullah Al-Zaidan.

Lappet-faced Vulture Torgos trachielotos
Vagrant, one record.
1st – 1 on 15/04/2008 at SAANR by K. Al-Nasrallah.

Lesser Spotted Eagle Clanga pomarina
Vagrant. 9 records.
1st – 1 on 09/03/1999 at Jahra, C Pilcher.
2nd – 1 on 01/04/1999 near Jahra, Hans-Martin Busch, Johana Rathgeber-Khan and Wolfgang Bindl.
3rd – 2 on 08/03/2000 near Jahra, Hans-Martin Busch, Johana Rathgeber-Khan, Franziska and Andreas Lange.
4th – 1 on 05/04/2002 at Al-Khuwaisat, G. Gregory, Andrew Bailey, H. McCurdy.
5th – 1 on 08/04/2008 at SAANR, Misha’al Al-Jeraiwi.
6th – 1 on 07/10/2011 at SAANR, Rashed Al-Hajji.
7th – 1 on 10/10/2011 at Khuwaisat, Khaled Al-Ghanem.
8th – 1 on 10/01/2017 at Jahra Pools Reserve, M Craig.
9th – 1 on 17/09/2018 at Khuwaisat, Omar Al-Shaheen.

Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos
Vagrant, 13 records.
1st – 1 on 19/11/1977 at Bahra P.R.Haynes.
2nd – 1 22/03/1980 at Abdali C.W.T.Pilcher.
3rd – 1 26/03/1986 at Sulaibikhat A.Tye, M.Shehab.
4th – 1 on 5/03/1992 at Jahra C.W.T.Pilcher.
5th – 1 on 2/03/1995 second-year photographed at Dibdibah G.Gregory et al.
6th – 1 on 15/03/1996 at Jahra C.W.T.Pilcher et al.
7th – 1 on 22/02/1998 at Wafra-Nuwaisib Road M.O.Chichester.
8th – 1 on 25/05/2006 second-year photographed at SAANR M.Al-Jeraiwi.
9th – 1 on 15/04/2014 at Jahra Pool Reserve, M Craig.
10th – 1 on 25/05/2015 at Jahra Pool Reserve, Neil Tovey.
11th – 2 on 15/12/2017 at SAANR, Rashed Al-Hajji.
12th – 1 on 04/10/2018 at SAANR, O. Al-Shaheen.
13th – 1 on 08/01/2020 at Jahra Pools Reserve, K Al-Ghanem.

White-tailed Eagle Haliaeetus albicilla
Vagrant, 9 records.
1st – 1 on 25/11/2009 to 09/12/2009 first found at JEO by Ouda Al-Bathali.
2nd – 1 on 11/12/2014 at Jahra Pools Reserve, Yousef Al-Failakawy, Faisal Al-Nomass.
3rd – 1 on 13/11/2015 at Failaka Island, M Al-Moshawah, A Al-Khamees.
4th – 1 on 25/02/2017 at Jahra Pools Reserve, Markus Craig.
5th – 1 on 27/12/2017 at Jahra Pools Reserve, Raphael Lebrun.
6th – 1 on 03/02/2019 at Al-Magwa’a Transmission Station, Mo Murad, then the same bird on 04/02/2019 at Arifjan by Malek Al-Hazza’a, later by Rashed Al-Hajji on 27/02/2019 in Liyah Reserve.
7th – 1 on 07/11/2019 at Jahra Pools Reserve, K Al-Ghanem.
8th – 1 on 04/04/2021 at Jahra Pools Reserve, S Raju.
9th – 1 on 22/11/2021 at Jahra Pools Reserve, N Tovey.

Long-eared Owl Asio otus
Vagrant, 13 records.
1st – 1 on 27/12/1994 found dead at Um Erimam Farm S T Spencer.
2nd – 1 on 18/01 to 8/02/1985 at Umm Al-Aish, by CWT Pilcher, M Shehab.
3rd – 1 on 06/01/2001 photographed at Jahra Pool Reserve K Al-Ghanem.
4th – 1 on 26/12/2001 found about two months dead photographed at Sabriya Farm, G.Gregory, A.Bailey, K.Al-Nasrallah.
5th – 2 on 05/12/2014 at Al-Abraq, K Al-Ghanem.
6th – 1 on 05/12/2014 at Jahra Pools Reserve, by Abdullatif Asiri.
7th – 1 on 01/03/2016 at Al-Abraq, by Omar Al-Shaheen.
8th – 2 on 17/11/2017 at Mutla’a Ranch, Per Jansen and Martin Kviesgaard.
9th – 2 on 17/02/2018 at Al-Abraq, Sajan Raju.
10th – 2 on 02/02/2020 at Mutla’a Farm, Irvin sabastian , sajan raju and lijo james.
11th – 2 on 07/02/2020 at Al Abraq, Irvin sabastian , sajan raju, lijo james, pradeep choudhary.
12th – 1 on 04/12/2020 at Mutala’a Ranch, Sajan Raju, Lijo James, Kichu Aravind.
13th – 2 on 19/02/2021 at Al-Abraq, Irvin Sabastian, Sajan Raju, Lijo James, Kitchu Aravind.

Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus
Vagrant, 3 records.
1st – 1 found dead on 9/5/2002 G. Gregory & H. Merlet.
2nd – 1 on 10/05/2009 at Sulaibiya Pivot Fields, R. Al-Hajji.
3rd – 1 on 10/10/2016 at Al-Abraq, R. Al-Hajji.
Amur Falcon Falco amurensis
Vagrant, 3 records.
1st – 1 on 29/05/2010 at SAANR by Mohd Khorshed.
2nd – 1 on 13/05/2012 at Jahra East Outfall by Rashed Al-Hajji.
3rd – 1 on 09/05/2018 at Jahra Pool Reserve by Laila Ashor.

Eleonora’s Falcon Falco eleonorae
Vagrant, 1 record.
1st – 1 on 15/06/2018 at Jahra Pools Reserve by Bassel Abi Jummaa.

Sooty Falcon Falco concolor
Vagrant, 13 records.
1st – 1 on 28/03/1987 at Sulaibikhat Bay by Charles Pilcher
2nd – 1 on 10/05/1994 at Abu Halifa by Bryon Wright.
3rd – 1 on 21/04/1999 at Jahra Pool Area found by Khaled Al-Nasrallah
4th – 1 on 24/04/2000 at Bneid Al-Gar by Charles Pilcher
5th – 2 on 20/04/2002 at Jabria by Charles Pilcher.
6th – 1 on 19/06/2002 at Shuwaikh by Musaad Al-Saleh
7th – 1 on 29/04/2004 on a wrecked ship off at Bubiyan Island by R. Loughland, J. Dashti, G. Gregory, S. Al-Dosary
8th – 1 on 31/05/2004 at Fintas by George Gregory.
9th – 1 on 08/10/2004 at Jahra Farms by B Foster and G Gregory.
10th – 1 on 09/10/2010 at Jahra Pool Reserve by Mike Pope.
11th -1 on 13/10/2013 at Khuwaisat by Khaled Al-Nasrallah.
12th -1 on 21/08/2015 at Mutla’a Ranch, M Pope, M Craig.
13th -1 on 07/10/2015 at Jahra Pools Reserve, O Al Shaheen, A Al Juraiwi.

Barbary Falcon Falco peregrinus pelegrinoides
Vagrant, 5 records.
1st – 1 on 19/5/2001 M. Shihab.
2nd – 1 on 17/6/2005 B. Foster & A. Bailey.
3rd – 1 on 24/12/2007 at Kuwait Towers J.Fagefors et al.
4th – 1 on 22/01/2010 at Jahra Pool Reserve P Fagel.
5th – 1 on 18/03/2014 at Sabhan, Saad Al-Nouri.

Brown Shrike Lanius cristatus
Vagrant, 1 record.
1st -1 on 02/01/2020 at Jahra Pools Reserve, Valentin CONDAL, Paul DUFOUR and Antoine REBOUL.

Bay-backed Shrike Lanius vittatus
Vagrant, one record.
1st – 1 on 10/09/2020 at Jahra East Outfall, Rashed Al-Hajji.

Long-tailed Shrike Lanius schach
Vagrant, 3 records.
1st – 1 on 07/10/2004 at Jahra Pool Reserve K Al-Ghanem.
2nd – 1 on 14/10/2006 at Sulaibikhat Reserve by Hussain Al-Qallaff stayed untill 09/04/2007, then from 03/11/2007 at Sulaibikhat Reserve by P Fagel to 12/04/2008 when last seen by 4 Finnish birders.
3rd – 1 on 16/07/2018 at Jahra Pool Reserve, Dhari Alajeel, O Al-Shaheen.

Arabian Grey Shrike Lanius excubitor aucheri
Vagrant, 12 records.
1st – 1 on 02/11/2003 at Sulaibikhat Bay, by A.Al-Sirhan.
2nd – 1 on 09/08/2009 at Khiran Area by R. Al-Hajji.
3rd – 1 juvenile, on 15/06/2013 at Jahra East Outfall by Omar Al-Shaheen.
4th – 1 on 03/03/2018 at Salmi, Ahmad Habeeb.
5th – 1 on 01/04/2018 at Kabd Reserve, Rashed Al-Hajji.
6th – 1 on 26/02/2018 at Sulaibiya Pivot Fields, M Pope.
7th – 2 on 03/11/2018 at SAANR, K Al-Fahad.
8th – 1 on 24/04/2019 at Liyah Reserve North, A. Al-Sirhan.
9th – 1 on 30/10/2019 at Sulaibiya Pivot Fields, A Al-Sirhan.
10th – 1 on 03/11/2019 at al Salmi, Abdulaziz Al Yousef.
11th – 1 on 16/11/2019 at Sulaibiya Pivot Fields, M Pope.
12th – 1 on 21/09/2020 at Al-Abraq Farm, A Al-Sirhan.

Ashy Drongo Edolius leucophaeus
Vagrant, 3 records.
1st – 1 on 03/04/2010 at Jahra Farms, Hans Rudhe, Olle Karlsson and Pekka Fagel.
2nd – 2 on 07/12/2010 at Jahra Farms, Pekka Fagel and Brian Foster. It was last seen on 27/12/2010.
3rd – 1 on 05/02/3013 at Fintas Park by Nicola Hulet

Black Drongo Edolius macrocercus
Vagrant, one record.
1st – 1 on 19/11/2015 close to Salmy, Sheikh Sabah Al-Sabah, Omar Al-Shaheen.

House Crow Corvus splendens (Category C)
Uncommon resident, breeds.
HDC: 18 on 16/12/2001

Rook Corvus frugilegus
Vagrant, 4 records.
1st – 1 on 30/03/1955 V A D Sales.
2nd – 1 on 25/05/1963 V A D Sales.
3rd – 1 on 22/12/2006 to 05/01/2007 at Shuwaikh Port, A Al-Sirhan.
4th – 1 on 23/11/2017 at Greek Residence, Kuwait City, M Craig.

Hooded Crow Corvus cornix
Vagrant, two records.
1st – 1 on 10/06/2014 at Kubbar Island, A Vidalis, S Zoogaris.
2nd – 1 on 07/02/2015 at Jahra Pols Reserve, M Craig.

Mesopotamian Crow Corvus cornix capellanus
Vagrant, three records.
1st – 1 on 23/10/2012 at Jahra Pool Reserve by Khaled Al-Ghanem.
2nd – 1 on 28/09/2013 at Jahra Pool Reserve by Yousef Al-Failakawi.
3rd – 1 on 17/02/2018 at Sulaibiya Pivot Fields, M Pope.

Sombre Tit Poecile lugubris
Vagrant, one record.
1st – 1 in September 2009 photographed on Gulf Road opposite Salwa Willem Scheepers.

Great Tit Parus major
Vagrant, one record.
1st – 1 on 12/04/2006 at Green Island T Frandsen, A Hagerman, J Hansen, M Poulsen.

Thick-billed Lark Ramphocoris clotbey
Vagrant, 10 records. Has bred.
1st – 2 on 20/02/1978, 5-10/03/1978, 30/06-7/07/1978 at Al-Batin P R Haynes, Leon Corrall.
2nd – 2 on 15/01/1979 at Al-Batin, by P R Haynes, 20/04/1979 at Al-Batin by W A Stuart, C W T Pilcher.
3rd – 2 on 11/02/1983 at Al-Salmi CWT Pilcher.
4th – 4 on 25/01/1985 to 1/02/1985 CWT Pilcher, M Shehab, B Wright.
5th – 7 on 8/03, 22/03, 29/03/2002 Al-Salmi CWT Pilcher, ST Spencer where on 29/03/2002 a nest with 4 eggs was found. First breeding record.
6th – 2 on 08/03/2005 G Gregory, 10/03/2005 A Al-Sirhan both at Al-Salmi.
7th – 2 on 19/08/2014 at Abduliyah KOC Reserve, H Al-Shayji.
8th – 1 on 29/07/2019 at Al-Braq, O Al-Shaheen.
9th – 9 on 03/02/2021 at Al Salmi, K Al-Ghanem.
10th – 1 on 17/07/2021 at Al Wafra, H Al-Shayji.

Calandra Lark Melanocorypha calandra
Vagrant, 4 records.
1st – 2 on 06/11/1998 at Shaab J.Gaskell.
2nd – 1 on 15/11/2007 photographed at Jahra East Outfall, Rashed Al-Hajji.
3rd – 1 on 10/12/2016 at Liyah Reserve, Rashed Al-Hajji.
4th – 1 on 24/11/2018 at United Dairy Farm, Mash Ahmad, Chris Webb, M Pope.

Pale Martin Riparia diluta
Vagrant. One record.
1st – 1 on 26/11/2017, at Jahra Pools Reserve, M Craig.

Grey-throated Martin Riparia chinensis
Vagrant. one record.
1st – 1 on 24/11/2017, at Jahra Pools Reserve, M Craig.

Pale Crag Martin Ptyonoprogne obsoleta
Vagrant, 13 records.
1st – 3 at Kuwait City on 23/05/1973 E Grieve.
2nd – 1 on 25/02/1974 near Jal Al Zour PR Haynes.
3rd – 2 on 07/01/1987 CWT Pilcher, M Shehab.
4th – 2 at Khiran on 4/04/1999 H-M.Busch, J Rathberger-Knan, W Bindl.
5th – 1 at Jal Az-Zor on 25/12/2001 ST Spencer.
6th – 1 at Jahra East Outfall on 5/12/2004 G.Gregory.
7th – 1 on 28/03/2008 at Al-Abraq by P.Fagel
8th – 1 on 09/04/2011 at SAANR by B Foster and Andrew Livermore.
9th – 2 on 14/01/2015 at Jal Al Zour by Omar Al-Shaheen and then two on 25/01/2015 by Ahmad Jamal, Ahmad Ashour.
10th – 5 on 04/01/2017 at Jahra Pools reserve, Neil Tovey.
11th – 1 on 14/04/2018 at Al-Abraq, A. Al-Sirhan.
12th – 1 on 04/01/2021 at SAANR, A. Al-Yousef and O Al-Shaheen.
13th – 1 on 26/01/2021 at Al-Liyah Reserve, Neil Tovey.

Streak-throated Swallow Petrochelidon fluvicola
Vagrant, two records.
1st – 1 on 06/12/2013 at Jahra Pool Reserve, by Dennis O’Sullivan et al.
2nd – 2 on 14/04/2014 at Jahra Pool Reserve, Birdfinder Group.

Eastern Bonelli’s Warbler Phylloscopus orientalis
Vagrant, 4 records.
1st – 2 on 12/08/2008 at Jahra Farm P Fagel.
2nd – 1 on 31/08/2012 at Jahra Pool Reserve, Rashed Al-Hajji.
3rd – 1 on 21/03/2017 at Mutla’a Ranch, Markus Craig.
4th – 1 on 23/08/2021 at Al-Abraq, O Al-Shaheen and A Al-Yousef.

Hume’s Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus humei
Vagrant, 14 records.
1st – 1 on 8/12/1995 at Jahra Farms, G. Gregory.
2nd – 1 on 28/12/2008 at Al-Abraq, K.De Rouck, D.Collin, J.Celis.
3rd – 2 on 20/11/2010 at Al-Abraq, M Pope et al.
4th – 1 on 03/12/2011 at Rawdatain, Pekka Fagel.
5th – 1 on 03/12/2014 at Al-Abraq, O Al-Shaheen, H Al-Shayji.
6th – 1 on 05/11/2015 at Al-Abraq, A Al-Sirhan.
7th – 1 on 17/11/2015 at Mutla’a Ranch, P Fagel.
8th – 1 on 18/11/2016 at Al Zour Port Village, Henrik Rask.
9th – 1 on 28/11/2016 at Al Abraq, O Al-Shaheen.
10th – 1 on 05/12/2016 at SAANR, O Al-Shaheen.
11th – 1 on 04/11/2018 at Al Abraq, O Al-Shaheen.
12th – 1 on 12/11/2018 at Fintas Park, A. Al-Sirhan and Max Dettori.
13th – 1 on 03/12/2018 at Jahra Farms, Guus Jenniskens.
14th – 1 on 01/02/2021 at Al-Abraq, O Al-Shaheen.

Dusky Warbler Phylloscopus fuscatus
Vagrant, 2 record.
1st – 1 on 29/10/2009 at Jahra Farms P Fagel.
2nd – 1 on 13/11/2010 at Al-Abraq B Foster, P Fagel.

Plain Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus neglectus
Vagrant, two records.
1st – 1 on 01/05/2008 at SAANR, A. Al-Sirhan.
2nd – 1 on 15/04/2015 at Muta’a Ranch, Markus Craig.

Paddyfield WarblerAcrocephalus agricola
Vagrant, 6 records.
1st – 1 on 26/08/2012 at Jahra Pools Reserve by Rashed Al-Hajji.
2nd – 1 on 30/10/2013 at Jahra East Outfall by A. Al-Sirhan.
3rd – 1 on 25/08/2014 at Jahra East Outfall, R Al-Hajji.
4th – 1 on 09/09/2014 at Al-Abraq, H Bouresli.
5th – 1 on 04/08/2018 at Mutla’a Ranch, Mike Pope, Neil Tovey.
6th – 1 on 24/10/2018 at Jahra Pools Reserve, O Al-Shaheen.

Blyth’s Reed Warbler Acrocephalus dumetorum
Vagrant, 3 records.
1st – 1 on 15/07/1971 at Ahmadi, netted, measured and identified by S Howe.
2nd – 1 on 19/08/1971 at Ahmadi netted, measured and identified by S Howe.
3rd – 1 on 15/09/2012 at Sabah Al-Ahmad Nature Reserve, by Rashed Al-Hajji.

Booted Warbler Iduna caligata
Vagrant, 9 records.
1st – 1 on 02/09/2006 at SAANR by A.Al-Sirhan.
2nd – 1 on 27/08/2012 at Jaha East Outfall by Rashed Al-Hajji.
3rd – 1 on 28/08/2012 at SAANR Rashed Al-Hajji.
4th – 1 on 15/08/2013 at SAANR by R Al-Hajji and Mike Pope.
5th – 1 on 24/08/2018 at Jaha East Outfall by Rashed Al-Hajji.
6th – 1 on 30/08/2018 at SAANR by O. Al-Shaheen.
7th – 1 on 13/08/2019 at Al Abraq, M Pope.
8th – 1 on 06/09/2019 at Mutla’a Ranch, Irvin Sabastian, and Lijo James.
9th – 1 on 10/09/2020 at Jahra EAst Outfall, Rashed Al-Hajji.

Olive-tree Warbler Hippolais olivetorum
Vagrant, one record.
1st – 1 on 14/09/1972 found dead and photographed at Umm Al-Aish, S.Howe.

Zitting Cisticola Cisticola juncidis
Vagrant, 6 records.
1st – 2 from 19/01/1979 to 9/03/1979, L Corrall, W A Stuart.
2nd – 1 on 1-18/01/1980 at Jahra Pool Reserve W A Stuart, M Shehab.
3rd – 1 on 16/11/1984 at Jahra Pool Reserve C W T Pilcher.
4th – 1 on 18/03/1988 trapped at Al-Abraq G Gregory, C W T Pilcher, M Shehab.
5th – 1 on 02/03/1990 at Jahra Pool Reserve C W T Pilcher.
6th – 1 on 28/11/2013 at Al-Abraq, by M Pope and Markus Craig.

Goldcrest Regulus regulus
Vagrant, two records.
1st – 2 on 16/11/2013 at Al-Abraq by Humoud Al-Shayji and Abdulaziz Al-Yousef.
2nd – 2 on 01/12/2014 at Al-Abraq by Hamad Bouresli.

Eurasian Wren Troglodytes troglodytes
Vagrant, 4 records.
1st – 1 on 23/11/1995 first-year ringed and photographed at Jahra Pool Reserve N Cleere, D Kelly.
2nd – 1 on 24/01/2002 at Sabah Al-Salem G.Gregory.
3rd – 1 on 07/02/2017 at Al-Abraq, Markus Craig.
4th – 1 on 01/10/2020 at Al-Abraq Farm, Mike Pope.

Ring Ouzel Turdus torquatus
Vagrant, 9 records.
1st – 1 on 20/11/1971 Al-Rawdatain S Howe, R Stafford.
2nd – 2 on 17/02/1989 at Al-Abraq G Gregory, CWT Pilcher, M Shehab.
3rd – 1 on 8/12/1995 at Jahra Farms G Gregory.
4th – 1 on 15/11/1998 at Wafra Oil Fields MO Chichester.
5th – 1 on 21/11/2004 at Jahra Pool Reserve K. Al-Ghanem.
6th – 1 on 18/1/2008 at Al-Abraq by a Danish group, P.Fagel, B.Foster.
7th – 1 on 05/11/2008 at Al-Abraq by P.Fagel.
8th – 1 on 03/12/2014 at Al-Abraq by Mohammad Murad.
9th – 1 on 21/11/2019 at Jahra Pool Reserve, M Pope.

Dusky Thrush Turdus eunomus
Vagrant, one record.
1st – 1 on 09/01 to 13/02/1987 photographed at Abraq Al-Khabari C W T Pilcher, G Gregory, M Shehab.

Black Scrub Robin Cercotrichas podobe
Vagrant, 8 records.
1st – 1 on 26/04 to 6/05/2006 photographed at Sabah Al-Ahmad Natural Reserve K Al-Nasrallah, B.Foster et al.
2nd – 1 on 21/03/2010 at Al-Abraq H Al-Shayji, M Khorshed.
3rd – 1 on 24/04/2015 at Al Dhahar Area, Mohammad Shah.
4th – 1 on 09/05/2015 at Kuwait Zoo, Faisal Al-Nomas.
5th – 1 on 14/04/2017 at Kabd Reserve, Mohammad Al-Kandari.
6th – 1 on 14/04/2017 at Mutla’a Ranch, Bassel Abi Jummaa.
7th – 1 on 06/05/2017 at SAANR, Omar Al-Shaheen.
8th – 1 on 20/03/2020 at Sulaibikhat Bay, K Al-Ghanem.

Taiga FlycatcherFicedula albicilla
Vagrant, 5 records.
1st – 1 on 19/04/2013 at Al-Abraq, by Ibrahim Al-Sahood.
2nd – 1 on 03/12/2013 at Al-Shallal’s Farm, by Alan et al.
3rd – 1 on 20/11/2015 at Al Al-Abraq, K Haataja, P Fagel.
4th – 1 on 14/10/2016 at Mutla’a Ranch, Markus Craig.
5th – 1 on 19/05/2018 at Al-Abraq, Mike Pope and Markus Craig.

Collared Flycatcher Ficedula albicollis
Vagrant, two record.
1st – 1 on 10/04/2013 at Al-Abraq by Angelo and Alberto Nava.
2nd – 1 on 14/05/2018 at Jahra Farms, Bassel Abi Jummaa.

Pied Bush chat Saxicola caprata
Vagrant, 3 records.
1st – 1 on 20/05/2011 at Jahra Pool Reserve by B Foster and P Fagel. It stayed until 27/05/2011.
2nd – 1 on 12/05/2018 at Jahra Farms, Dr Aref Alawadhi.
3rd – 1 on 22/08/2019 at Sewer Plant Reeds, Lijo James Mathew.

Hooded Wheatear Oenanthe monacha
Vagrant, 11 records.
1st – 1 on 16/03/1958 at north-west Ahmadi V A D Sales.
2nd – 1 on 26/03/1971 at Sulaibikhat, by Jack Webb.
3rd – 1 on 28/12/1984 at Umm Al-Rimam C W T Pilcher, Bryon Wright, M Shihab.
4th – 1 on 1/01 to 5/02/1999 at Jal Az-Zor S T Spencer.
5th – 1 on 10-13/03/2001 at Sabah Al-Ahmad Natural Reserve O Schroeder, S Schroeder, G Ostero.
6th – 1 on 01/10/2002 at Jahra Pool Reserve K Al-Ghanem et al.
7th – 1 on 10/12/2011 at Jahra East Outfall by P Fagel et al.
8th – 1 on 22/11/2012 at Jahra East Outfall by Rashed Al-Hajji.
9th – 1 on 11/03/2016 at Al-Abraq by Markus Craig.
10th – 1 on 17/11/2016 at Jal Al Zour, by Daniel Mauras.
11th – 1 on 26/10/2020 at Al-Liyah, by Shaheen Al-Shaheen.

Variable Wheatear Oenanthe picata
Vagrant, three records.
1st – 1 on 24/03/2014 at Liyah Reserve, R Al-Hajji.
2nd – 1 on 25/04/2015 at Kabd Reserve, M. Craig.
3rd – 1 on 28/02/2021 at Kabd Reserve, Laila Ashour.

Hume’s Wheatear Oenanthe albonigra
Vagrant, 8 records.
1st – 1 on 12/12/1963 at ‘North Kuwait’ by VAD Sales.
2nd – 2 on 30/09/1977 at Jal Az-Zor PR Haynes L. Corrall, WA Stuart.
3rd – 1 on 15/10/1978 at Wadi Al-Batin, WA Stuart.
4th – 1 on 28/01/1983 by CWT Pilcher.
5th – 1 on 11/02/2005 A Bailey, B Foster, G Gregory a SAANR.
6th – 1 on 9/9/2008 at Zour Port by M.Chichester .
7th – 1 on 12/12/2009 at SAANR P Fagel, B Foster.
8th – 1 on 25/11/2016 at SAANR, Dhari Al Ajeel.

Purple Sunbird Cinnyris asiaticus
Vagrant, 7 records.
1st – 2 on 05/01/2008 at Ras Sybiya by R Al-Hajji.
2nd – 2 on 11/11/2014 at Al-Khiran by Khalaf Al-Fahad.
3rd – 1 on 17/11/2017 at Mutla’a Ranch, A. Al-Sirhan.
4th – 1 on 07/12/2019, then 2 on subsequent days at Funaitees, N Tovey.
5th – 1 on 15/01/2020 then 4 (2 pair) at Abdullah Al Salem, Hind.
6th – 1 on 10/02/2020 at Fintas Park, Zbigniew Kajzer, Michał Skąpski.
7th – 1 on 10/02/2020 at Abdullah Al-Salem, Ibrahim Adwani.

Radde’s Accentor Prunella ocularis
Vagrant, 3 records.
1st – 1 on 29/03/2007 at Al-Abraq C Brostam et al.
2nd – 1 on 15/03/2012 at SAANR by Rashed Al-Hajji.
3rd – 1 on 06/04/2012 at Al-Shallal’s Fram, Todd Pepper.
4th – 1 on 31/03/2017 at Liyah Reserve (south), Bassel Abi Jummaa, P Fagel.

Black-throated Accentor Prunella atrogularis
Vagrant, one record.
1st – 1 on 28/11/1995 ringed and photographed at Jahra Pool Reserve N Cleere, D Kelly.

Dunnock Prunella modularis
Vagrant, 4 records.
1st – 1 on 08/11/1991 ringed at Messila M Reed, T Cross.
2nd – 1 on 08/11/1995 ringed and photographed at Jahra Pool Reserve N Cleere, D Kelly.
3rd – 1 on 23/11/1995 ringed and photographed at Jahra Pool Reserve N Cleere, D Kelly.
4th – 1 on 01/02/2001 at Sulaibiya G Gregory P Robertson.

Forest Wagtail Dendronanthus indicus
Vagrant, two records.
1st – 1 on 10/11/2006 at Al-Abraq Farm, M Pope, B Foster, P Fagel.
2nd – 2 on 07/12/2020 at Jahra Pools Reserve, K Al-Ghanem.

Eastern Yellow Wagtail Motacilla tsutschensis
Vagrant, one record.
1st – 1 on 04/01/2020 at Sulaibiya Pivot Fields, Valentin CONDAL, Paul DUFOUR & Antoine REBOUL.

Masked Wagtail Motacilla alba personata
Vagrant, 7 records.
1st – 1 on 01/03/2011 at Jahra Pool Reserve by Khaled Al-Ghanem.
2nd – 1 on 10/02/2012 at Wafra Farms by Julien Mazenauer et al.
3rd – 1 on 02/03/2013 at Jahra Pool Reserve by Meshal Al-Saddani.
4th – 1 on 03/07/2013 at Jahra Pool Reserve by Khaled Al-Ghanem.
5th – 1 on 15/02/2015 at Jahra East Outfall by Neil Tovey.
6th – 1 on 01/11/2016 at Wafra Farms by H Al Shaiji.
7th – 1 on 05/12/2020 at Jahra Pools Reserve, K Al-Ghanem.

Olive-backed Pipit Anthus hodgsoni
Vagrant, 13 records.
1st – 4 on 09/12/1994 up to 07/01/1995 at Jahra Farms, S.T. Spencer, C.W.T. Pilcher.
2nd – 4 on 08/12/1995 up to 05/01/1996 at Jahra Farms, G. Gregory.
3rd – 1 on 13/12/1996 at Jahra Farms, G. Gregory.
4th – 1 on 29/10/1998 at Jahra Farms, G. Gregory.
5th – 1 on 17/04/1999 at Jahra Farms, G. Gregory.
6th – 1 on 18-31/12/2003 at Jahra Farms, G. Gregory.
7th – 1 on 03/12/2004 at Al Abraq B. Foster and G. Gregory.
8th – 1 on 06/12/2004 up to 19/02/2005 at Jahra Farms, G. Gregory.
9th – 1 on 08/12/2014 at Al Abraq, M. Khorshed.
10th – 2 on 17/11/2016 at Jahra Farms, H Dufourney.
11th – 1 on 10/11/2017 at Jahra Farms, Bassel Abi Jummaa.
12th – 1 on 17/11/2017 at Mutla’a Ranch, H Dufourney.
13th – 1 on 14/05/2018 at Jahra Farms, Bassel Abi Jummaa.

Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes
Vagrant, four records.
1st – 1 on 06/11/2014 at Jahra Pools Reserve, by M. Khorshed.
2nd – 1 on 16/11/2016 at Al Abraq, by H Rask and B Rasmussen.
3rd – 1 on 15/11/2017 at Jahra East Outfall, Rashed Al-Hajji.
4th – 1 on 18/11/2017 at Mutla’a Ranch, Neil Tovey.

Mongolian Finch Bucanetes mongolicus
Vagrant, two records.
1st – 1 on 05/03/2009 later 12 on 20/03/2009 at SAANR by K. Al-Ghanem.
2nd – 1 on 08/04/2011 at SAANR by K. Al-Ghanem

European Greenfinch Chloris chloris
Vagrant, two records.
1st – 1 on 10/04/2013 at Al-Abraq by Angelo and Alberto Nava.
2nd – 1 on 29/11/2014 at Jahra Pools Reserve, Mohd Khorshed.

Common Linnet Linaria cannabina
Vagrant. 7 records.
1st – 3 on 13/01/19965 and then 5 on 18/01/1965 and up to 6 on 24/01/1965 all at Ahmadi, Victor Sales.
2nd – 6 on 02/12/1994, then 4 on 23/12 up to 31/12/1994, Tomas Spencer and Charles Pilcher.
3rd – 3 on 15/12/1989 at Al-Abraq, C Pilcher and M Shehab.
4th – 48 on 27/01/1995 at Al-Abraq, C Pilcher, T Spencer.
5th – 1 on 30/12/2003 at Warba Island, G Gregory and KISR team.
6th – 1 on 03/03/2009 at Pivot Fields, Mohd Khorshed.
7th – 1 on 21/04/2011 at Pivot Fields, Georges Olioso.

Yellowhammer Emberiza citrinella
Vagrant, 2 records.
1st – 1 on 14/03/2002 photographed at Heraijah M Al-Saleh.
2nd – 1 on 16/03/2012 at SAANR by Khaled Al-Ghanem.

Rock Bunting Emberiza cia
Vagrant, 4 records.
1st – 1 on 24-26/03/1966 at Ahmadi V A D Sales.
2nd – 1 on 01/03/1967 at Ahmadi V A D Sales.
3rd – 1 on 05/05/2009 at SAANR by K. Al-Ghanem.
4th – 1 on 02/12/2014 at Al-Abraq, Mohd Khorshed.

Grey-necked Bunting Emberiza buchanani
Vagrant, 5 records.
1st – 1 on 14/09/2005 at SAANR A.Al-Sirhan.
2nd – 1 on 13/04/2009 at SAANR Benno Moreth, Hubert Krieger.
3rd – 1 on 16/09/2011 at SAANR by R.Al-Hajji.
4th – 1 on 24/01/2015 at Al Abraq by M Craig and one probable on 23/01/2015 H Bouresli.
5th – 1 on 20/09/2015 at Al Abraq by H Al-Shayji, A Al-Yousef.

Striolated Bunting Emberiza striolata
Vagrant, three records.
1st – 1 on 14/08/2013 at Sabah Al-Ahmad Natural Reserve by Ammar Al-Jeraiwi.
2nd – 1 on 18/11/2013 at Al-Wafra, by Humoud Al-Shayji.
3rd – 1 on 23/04/2014 at Mutla Farm, Hamad Bouresli.

Little Bunting Emberiza pusilla
Vagrant, 15 records.
1st -1 on 30/10/1981 at Jahra, Charles Pilcher, PW.
2nd – 1 on 30/10/1984 at Jal Al-Zor, Mahmoud Shehab.
3rd -1 on 03/10/1986 at Umm Al-Aish, Chalres Pilcher Mahmoud Shehab.
4th – 1 on 31/10/1986 at Khaldiya, C Pilcher, G Gregory, M Shehab.
5th – 1 on 27/11/1986 at Al Abraq, C Pilcher, G Gregory, M Shehab.
6th – 1 on 20/11/1987 at Al Abraq, C Pilcher, G Gregory, M Shehab.
7th – 1 on 25/11/1987 at Al Jabriya, George Gregory.
8th – 1 on 01/10/2001 at Kabd, G Gregory, Khaled Al-Nasrallah.
9th – 1 on 11/10/2001 at Sabah Al-Salem, G Gregory.
10th – 1 on 06/12/2001 at Zour Port, M Chichester.
11th – 1 on 15/01/2002 at Sabah Al-Salem, G Gregory.
12th – 2 on 20/05/2004 at SAANR, by Eissa Ramadan.
13th – 1 on 21/10/2007 at JEO, Rashed Al-Hajji.
14th – 1 on 06/11/2009 at Al-Abraq, P Fagel, B Foster, S Price.
15th – 1 on 16/11/2019 at Al Abraq, Irvin Sabastian , sajan raju and pradeep choudhary.

Rustic Bunting Emberiza rustica
Vagrant, 3 records.
1st – 2 on 9/05/1953 at Ahmadi V A D Sales.
2nd – 1 on 07/11/2009 at Al-Abraq B Foster, P Fagel, S Price.
3rd – 1 shot dead on 28/04/2014 at Entertainment City, reported by Mike Pope.

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