18 October 2019

Seven Spur-winged Lapwing - Jubail

Whilst birding the Jubail area recently we saw seven Spur-winged Lapwing. We think these birds may now be breeding in the area but have no concrete proof of this. There have been at least two birds around throughout the year. The species is still scarce in the Eastern Province although good numbers have been seen recently in the Haradh area including possible breeding. The species was regarded as a vagrant to the Eastern Province when I arrived eight years ago but is now a scarce visitor that can be seen at any time of year indicating birds are resident in small numbers in areas away from Haradh where it appears they are now definitely resident.
Spur-winged Lapwing