26 August 2018

Greater Flamingo nests - Jizan

Phil Roberts and I found four nests of Greater Flamingo just south of Jizan in summer 2018. There is only one breeding record for Saudi Arabia when we found a very young juvenile (unable to fly) in September 2018 at Sabkhat Al Fasl, Jubail, Eastern Province. This record was on the other coast to the nests shown below and the fact nests were built is evidence of at least attempted breeding. Many flamingos were present at the nest location including well grown juveniles but we could not confirm they had come from the nests themselves.