20 December 2011

Dammam Port Mangroves - Location Details

The Dammam Port Mangroves area is the closest small stand of mangroves to Al Khobar and is good a high tide as many waders get pushed up by the tide into this area. Birds are visible at close range even when the tide is not fully in and are easily viewed from the car by driving behind the buildings on the left hans side of the road and viewing through the mangrove trees. The site is easily reached by driving northeast on the main Port Highway until you reach the causeway to the main port. Continue along the causeway with the railway track on the left hand side of the road until you approach the main port gate. Turn left here across the road and railway line and the mangroves are on the left behind the buildings

Specialties seen at the site include:-
Curlew Sandpiper
Little Stint
Lesser Sand Plover
Grey Plover
Black-tailed Godwit
Eurasian Curlew
Common Greenshank
Slender-billed Gull
Indian (Western) Reef Heron
Common Redshank
Terek Sandpiper
Ruddy Turnstone
Gull-billed Tern
Little Tern
White-cheeked Tern