15 September 2020

Common Tern – Jubail

Whilst birding Jubail I came across a Common Tern. This is a species I seldom see in Saudi Arabia even though it has a status in Kingdom as an uncommon passage migrant and scarce winter visitor. Most records occur between May and June and again between August and November. It is more common on the Red Sea coast where it is a local winter visitor along the Red Sea coast south of Yanbu. I am not sure if I overlook these birds or they are not as common as they once were in the Eastern Province.
Common Tern