25 February 2022

Waders – Al Khobar

Whilst birding on a beach in Al Khobar we came across a few waders. On scanning the few waders that were present we noticed a few Sanderling amongst the Dunlin and Kentish Plover. This is an uncommon passage migrant and uncommon winter visitor to Saudi Arabia and bird I don’t see so often, although I had seen quite recently at Al Uqayr. We managed to get reasonably close bit the poor light made the photos not so good. A single confiding Dunlin resting on the sand allowed close photos, however.


Kentish Plover