27 September 2022

Late Egyptian Nightjar – Jubail area

Whilst birding the Jubail area 16 September I came across a single late Egyptian Nightjar. Most Egyptian Nightjars depart the Jubail area in early September although the latest sighting was 23 September 2015, so this was a good record. This summer saw a record 20 birds seen in August with the below photos taken on various dates through August and September 2022. The summer is quiet in Jubail bird wise so see Egyptian Nightjar on each visit is something to enjoy. This is a species that is very much desired by many birdwatchers who live away from areas that it occurs so seeing them so often and so close is something I appreciate.