18 August 2012

Crested Lark - Dammam

Crested Lark numbers are still high and this is definitely one of the commonest species seen in the Eastern Province. Birds can be seen on any birding trip in almost any habitat although they appear to prefer rough ground with a reasonable covering of vegetation. They are seen from the coast to well inland and are a resident breeding species with young birds occurring from early spring throughout the summer months. Adult males performing song flights are also seen regularly but this is mainly in the spring and appears to stop in the heat of the summer although birds can still be heard singing from suitable shrubs and bushes.