23 Oct 2015

New wetland in Tabuk – Bird records by Viv Wilson

Viv mentioned they have stopped the water flows to the old area where he did his birdwatching, and have also done a lot of burning there but there are still quite a few birds present. Viv has found a new wetland area where they are pumping the water to, but it is not as good as the old area for birds although he has been seeing good birds there as well. In the last week Viv has seen Pied Avocet amongst the commoner waders. This species is known to occur occasionally well inland from the coast in areas such as Tabuk. Other interesting wetland birds seen have included Black-crowned Night Heron and White-winged Terns with Pallid harriers and Black Kites being seen in good numbers in the area as well.
Black Kite
Black Kite

Black Kite
Black Kite

Black-crowned Night Heron
Black-crowned Night Heron

Pied Wheatear
Pied Wheatear

Pallid Harrier
Pallid Harrier

Pied Avocet
Pied Avocet

White-winged Tern
White-winged Tern



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