27 December 2011

King Fahd Park Dammam - Location Details

The King Fahd Park in Dammam is the largest in the Kingdom and is located along the Dammam-Dhahran Express Road, north of the Gulf Palace and almost equidistant from the townships of Dammam and Al-Khobar. It is spread over 1,120 million square meters and its millions of trees, bushes and ornamental pools provide a refuge for birds. The water for much of the park comes from recycling urban and industrial runoff.  As a result it attracts quite a few birds that are not easily located in other less vegetated areas of the region. The best time to visit the park is between September and May, but try to avoid weekends as it is quite busy at this time, although if you go in the very early morning it is often still relatively quiet.
The location is at: 26°23'28.09"N   50° 7'28.48"E

Specialties occurring at the location include:-
Golden Oriole
Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush
Black Kite
Indian Silverbill
Masked Shrike