16 December 2011

Al Shubaily - Location Details

Al Shubaily is a small park and water area just behind Al Khobar Harbour. It is good for migrants as well as birds of prey and Kingfishers and is close to Al Khobar Harbour Pool. The best time to visit is between November and May. To get to the site drive to Al Khobar until you reach the sea and then head onto the Corniche Road heading towards Bahrain (south). The sea will be on the left and keep driving until you come to a roundabout (see map above). Turn left here (second exit) and then third right turn. This road will lead to the park and the water will be on the left. Location is 26°13'49.30"N  50°12'20.45"E

Specialties seen at the site include:-
White Throated Robin
Siberian Stonechat
Common Stonechat
Great Reed Warbler
Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush
Red Throated Pipit
Tawny Pipit
Tree Pipit
European Roller
Southern Grey Shrike
Daurian Shrike
Turkestan Shrike
Red-backed Shrike
Woodchat Shrike
Northern Wheatear
Isabelline Wheatear
Black-eared Wheatear
Ortolan Bunting
Common Kestrel
Collared Pratincole

Steppe Buzzard
Common Kingfisher
Eurasian Hoopoe
Eurasian Curlew
Eurasian Wryneck
Song Thrush