08 December 2020

Terns - Jubail

The number of terns in Jubail have altered over the last few weeks with all the White-cheeked Terns disappearing and the number of White-winged Terns increasing to 117, the largest ever number of this species I have seen at a single site in the Kingdom. Other terns that increased in numbers were Gull-billed and Caspian Terns with Little Terns decreasing. Small numbers of Common Tern can still be seen. Interestingly the big groups of the various species of terns all choose slightly different areas to rest.

White-winged Tern

White-cheeked Tern

White-cheeked Tern

Caspian Tern