24 February 2024

Northern Shoveler – Dhahran Percolation Pond

Whilst birdwatching at the Dhahran Percolation over the last couple of months there has been varying numbers of Northern Shoveler from one hundred to a maximum of 175. This is one of the commonest ducks to occur at this location, but it is always nice to know the birds are in a safe place where no harm will befall them. In Saudi Arabia it has bred rarely but is mainly a common passage migrant and common winter visitor (Oct-Mar) where it occurs widely across the Kingdom.