24 September 2017

Decreasing numbers of Egyptian Nightjar - Jubail

The number of Egyptian Nightjars have decreased from the high of 15 birds to one through the summer months of June to September. This is the regular case in recent years when all birds leave by mid-September at the latest and sometimes early September. In 2017 The Egyptian Nightjar Caprimulgus aegyptius was first seen on 16 June with numbers increasing quickly until mid-July and then staying stable until late August and dropping into September. The species remains uncommon in Saudi Arabia but can be seen in summer at both Jubail and Al Hassa as well as at Khafra Marsh.
Egyptian Nightjar