17 July 2022

Increasing numbers of Egyptian Nightjars - Jubail

Whilst birding the Jubail area during June I saw Egyptian Nightjar each week in small numbers. As July started the numbers of birds started increasing with five birds seen on one occasion. The numbers normally increase until early September when they start dispersing with over 15 seen in recent years in August and September. Juveniles have also been in seen in the last two years, so I hope to see some more of these over the remainder of the summer. It is great this species occurs in the summer as the period is very slow and these birds making the journey worthwhile as I never get tired of seeing them.