Birds Sightings from Kuwait: owned and managed by AbdulRahman Al-Sirhan

31/12/2008 at Al Abraq Al Khabari and Jahra Farms

Belgian group (Dirk Colin, Kris De Rouck and Jan Celis) found Hume’s Leaf Warbler (Phylloscopus humei) on 28. Dec. 2008 at Al Abraq,. This will be just a second record for Kuwait if accepted by KORC. Today we were able to relocate the bird which was calling time to time but didn’t allow us to photograph it. Luckily Kris got few record shots on 28th. They will be posted here later on.

Hume’s Leaf Warbler 1, Chiffchaff 3, Dark-throated Thrush 1, Song Thrush1,  Penduline Tit 3, Robin 1, Steppe Eagle 2, Cattle Egret 3 

Hume’s Leaf Warbler (Phylloscopus humei) All photographs by Kris De Rouck photographed on 28.12.2008.


Hume’s Leaf Warbler


Hume’s Leaf Warbler


At Jahra Farms we continued checking  thrushes in hope to find rare one. Today we were able to find one new species – Redwing which is rare winter visitor in Kuwait.

Dark-throated Thrush 2, Song Thrush 5, Redwing 1, Shikra 1, Indian Roller 1, Cattle Egret 7, Rose-ringed Parakeet 6, Rose-coloured Starling 1, Bank Myna 3, Isabelline Shrike, Lesser Whitethroat 1, Robin 1, White-throated Kingfisher 2, Bluethroat 1.

Redwing (Turdus iliacus) Photograph by Kris De Rouck on 31.12.2008.


Rose-ringed Parakeet (Psittacula krameri)


White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis)