05 November 2015

Plenty of birds at Dhahran Expro Wader Roost – Bird records by Arnold Uy

Arnold Uy sent me some details and photos of a number of birds he saw at Dhahran Expro Wader Roost. This area is currently being redeveloped for housing so is slowly loosing its appeal for birds but Arnold said he saw a good number of migrant waders there at the end of October including Oystercathcer, Euraisan Curlew, Whimbrel, Bar-tailed Godwits and some Greater Famingos. He also saw three Crab Plovers a species that is much less common in the area but passes in small numbers from late August until early November. Let’s hope the area retains its attraction for birds for some time yet as this was the premier wader site in the area and held thousands of birds at times.