18 Sep 2016

Decreasing numbers of Egyptian Nightjars – Jubail

The number of Egyptian Nightjars have decreased from the high of 15 birds to five as has been the case in previous years. The birds tend to disappear entirely from early September. White-cheeked Terns have decreased in numbers even more rapidly from more than four thousand to several hundred now. One the other hand wader numbers are increasing with small numbers of Curlew Sandpipers, Ruff and Ruddy Turnstones appearing. White-winged Terns are also showing in small numbers with up to seven seen together on a small flooded area of sabkha.
Egyptian Nightjar
Egyptian Nightjar
Curlew Sandpiper
Curlew Sandpiper
Ruddy Turnstone
Ruddy Turnstone
Ruff
Ruff
White-winged Tern
White-winged Tern

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