01 July 2022

Egyptian Nightjar – Jubail

Whilst birding the Jubail area during June I have been seeing Egyptian Nightjar each week, but only single birds so far. Most of the time they are located sitting under a tamarisk tree on the car tracks, and you can get very close to them in the car as they are convinced their camouflage. I do not try to get out of the car as this causes them to fly and I do not want to disturb them. Over the next couple of months numbers should start increasing and as July ends juveniles have been seen in the past few years.