14 October 2017

White-tailed Lapwing – Jubail

Whilst birding the Jubail area on 29 September Phil and I came across a White-tailed Lapwing. This is a scarce passage migrant that has sometimes wintered. The Jubail area and Dhahran are the two best areas for locating the species in the Eastern Province, but having said that I have only seen White-tailed Lapwing once in the Jubail area. White-tailed Lapwing records scattered throughout the Kingdom but the Tabuk area having the majority of recent records. Records from the Eastern Province are very scarce with less than annual sightings in recent years although this may partly be due to lack of observers. They are great waders with very district pattern in flight. Birds are normally not easy to get close too and this one was no exception.