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Lesser Flamingo Phoeniconaias minor

03/11/2019 The Lesser Flamingo is still here

I visited Sulaibikhat Bay this morning, it was easy to relocate the Lesser Flamingo at the KISR (Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research) side. Unfortunately, early in the morning I heard through a local WhatsApp...

19/09/2019 at Mutla’a Ranch

Today it was nice to see a Hume’s Whitethroat. Although it is full species in IOC since v4.4 2014 (I could only trace it back to IOC 4.4), Clements Checklist update August 2019 has...

17/09/2019 at Pivot Fields

It was quiet today, only the Woodpigeon happened to arrive early this year. Some good numbers of Cattle Egrets and Western Yellow Wagtails. Common Woodpigeon Columba palumbus 1, Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto 74, Laughing...

12/09/2019 at Pivot Fields

Today I spent some time checking every harrier trying to find Montagu’s Harriers as much as I can. Montagu’s Harriers are passage migrant only in Kuwait. There passage is quick unlike the Pallid Harrier...

04/09/2019 at Mutla’a Ranch

The weather was very hot today as usual at this time of the year, reaching 47 degrees celsius in the afternoon. Birds tend to seek shade and wet places specially irrigation channels in farms...

Spring Tour Report 12-20 April 2019

Tour participants (from left to right): Paul Nilsson (Danish), Marc Lucas (Belgium), Gordon Cox (British), Graham Clarke (Irish), Jim John Christensen (Danish), Anders Hammergart (Danish), AbdulRahman Al-Sirhan (Tour leader), Daniel Mauras (French), Nicholas Watmough...

29/04/2019 at various sites.

Abraq Al-Habari Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto 4, Namaqua Dove Oena capensis 1, Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola 1, Little Egret Egretta garzetta 5, Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides 1, Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus 1, Long-legged Buzzard...

Black-winged Pratincole Glareola nordmanni

25/04/2019 at Sulaibiya Pivot Fields

At this time of the year we see Black-winged Pratincole, this year they were late as with many other birds such as the Semi-collared Flycatcher. This is because of the good rain that hit...

Juvenile Arabian Grey Shrike Lanius excubitor aucheri

24/04/2019 at Mutla’a Ranch and Liyah Reserve

Highlights of today: Arabian Grey Shrike Lanius excubitor aucheri, photographed at Liyah Reserve, main ID features include strong bill, greyish underparts, lack supercilium, and a fairly dark upperparts. It is probably the 6th record for...