16 Sep 2011

Pin-tailed Snipe - Sabkhat Al Fasl

Yesterday at Sabkhat Al Fasl Phil Roberts and I saw two Pin-tailed Snipe feeding at the edge of the lagoon area in the dry grass. Extremely good views were obtained and good photographs were taken to prove the identification. Pin-tailed Snipe is a vagrant to Saudi Arabia with only seven records in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia until October 1989 and no known records since this date.
Oman - Fairly common migrant and winter visitor
Kuwait - No records
Qatar - No records
UAE - Uncommon to fairly common migrant and winter visitor (mainly September to April)
Bahrain - Fairly common migrant and winter visitor


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