01 July 2012

Crab Plover - Jubail Corniche

Sander Willems went birding a few days ago and went to the Al Jubail corniche from 15:00 – 17:00 hrs. He swa a couple of good birds including a Crab Plover (see map for details on where the bird was seen from) and a Cattle Egret which is an unusual summer sighting in the Eastern Province.
Crab Plover

Species seen on his trip included:
Cattle Egret
Western Reef Heron
Eurasian Oystercatcher 1
Crab Plover 1
Kentish Plover
Greater Sand Plover 10
Eurasian Curlew 4
Common Redshank 8
Lesser Crested Tern 10
Saunders's Tern 2
Eurasian Collared Dove
Laughing Dove
Namaqua Dove 2 adults and (in a separate location) 2 juveniles
Crested Lark
Eastern Olivaceous Warbler 1