30 September 2017

Only one Egyptian Nightjar remaining – Jubail

Egyptian Nightjars are now an easily seen species during the summer months in the Jubail area and one bird has been seen regularly sitting under the same bush for a couple of months now. It was still present in its same location on 22 September making this the latest record for the summer birds as they have all gone by mid-September. All the other birds seen this simmer, that totalled at least 15 have now departed. The status and timing of this species is still changing and we are trying to work out when they arrive and when they depart as well as if they breed. This year has recorded the earliest arrival date and the latest arrival date but unfortunately not proof of breeding.
Egyptian Nightjar