23 Jul 2011

Dammam - Al Khobar Wader Roost

Yesterday at the Dammam - Al Khobar Wader Roost we arrived early to catch the birds being pushed up the creek as the tide came in. A good number of waders were seen but there was slightly lower numbers, and slightly less species when compared to last week.
 Lesser Sand Plover (adult summer)
 Greater Sand Plover
 Broad-billed Sandpiper
 Black-winged Stilt (adult)
 Curlew Sandpiper (adult summer)
 Little Stint (adult summer)
White-cheeked Tern (adult summer and juvenile)

Birds seen included:-
Curlew Sandpiper - 50+
Little Stint - 100+
Lesser Sand Plover - 50+
Greater Sand Plover - 2
Kentish Plover - 20+
Broad-billed Sandpiper - 20+
Terek Sandpiper - 2
Ruddy Turnstone - 11
Black-tailed Godwit - 2
Eurasian Curlew - 1
Little Tern - 8
White-cheeked Tern - 2
Slender-billed Gull - 8
Indian (Western) Reef Heron - 2
Grey Heron - 1

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