23 February 2018

Temmincks Stint – Jubail

This winter has been an excellent one for Temminck’s Stints. Normally birds are not seen in mid-winter with only a small number wintering. Favoured sites are Sabkhat Al Fasl and Lake Al Asfar. The species is mainly a passage migrant in small numbers almost always away from the coast. It occurs in April and May and again from September to November. This winter small groups have been seen including ten together in Jubail. Other birds seen apart from the Temminck’s Stints were winter visitors like Western Great Egret, Isabelline Wheatear, Eurasian Skylark.
Temminck’s Stint