18 Jun 2012

Birding Trip to Saudi Arabia - Danny Danford

Danny Danforth has just sent the following information on a trip he made to Saudi Arabia on the following dates: April 25 - May 9 in the Eastern Province, May 10-12 in Riyadh, May 12-14 at Madain Saleh, and May 15 to 22 in Jeddah & Kaust. Danny was travelling with a group of students and was not solely birding but saw a few good birds on his travels the best of which are noted below:-

Indian Reef Heron

Indian Reef Heron - 1 Kaust
Socotra Cormorant - a few Kaust
Eurasian Coot - a few Aramco Compound
Crab Plover - 5 Kaust
Kentish plover - 8 Kaust
Eurasian Curlew - 1 Kaust
Common Redshank - 3 Kaust
Common Greenshank - 1 Kaust
Terek Sandpiper - 1 Kaust
Sooty Gull Many - Kaust
Caspian Tern 1 - Kaust
Lesser Crested Tern - 1 Kaust
White Cheeked Tern - Many Kaust
Eurasian Collared Dove - Many Aramco compound
Laughing Dove Many - Aramco compound
Rose-ringed Parakeet - One Aramco compound
Pallid Swift Many - Al Hasa Hofuf
Eurasian Hoopoe - 10 Aramco Compound
European Bee Eater - 20 Aramco Compound - sand golf course wires
Masked Shrike - 1 Aramco compound
Daurian Shrike - 1 Aramco compound
Lesser Grey Shrike - 1 Aramco compound
House Crow - Many Aramco compound
White Eared Bulbul - Many Aramco Compound
White Spectacled Bulbul - Many Jeddah
Crested Lark - 3 Aramco compound Sand golf course
Common House Martin - Many Aramco compound
Barn Swallow - Many Aramco Compound
Great Reed Warbler - 1 Aramco compound Golf course pond.
Mangrove Reed Warbler - 1 Kaust
Eurasian Blackcap - 1 Aramco Compound
Common Myna - Many Aramco compound
Tristram’s Starling - 1 Jeddah
Northern Wheatear - 1 Aramco compound
Eastern Mourning Wheatear
Palestine Sunbird - 1 Madain Saleh
House Sparrow - Many Aramco Compound
Water Pipit - 1 Aramco compound
Sinai Rosefinch - 1 Madain Saleh

1 comment:

  1. Jem do you have his email? I need some info re Medin Saleh clivetemple(at)mac(dot)com cheers.

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