Observations – October 2020

Sightings for October 2020 as reported to the Qatar Birds Records Committee.

31 October 2020 – 1 Greater Spotted Eagle – Saliya Lagoons

30 October 2020 – 1 Short-Toed Snake Eagle, 1 Black-Winged Kite (subsp. vociferus), 1 Steppe Buzzard, 1 Hobby, 1 Caspian Plover – Irkayya Farm/Lagoons

28 October 2020 – 1 “Levant” Barn Swallow (subsp. transitiva) – Saliya Lagoons. 1 Pin-Tailed Snipe – Irkayya Farm

26 October 2020 – 1 Sociable Lapwing each at Irkayya Farm and Saliya Lagoons

28 October – 1 Pin-Tailed Snipe

25 October 2020 – 1 Masked Wagtail – Saliya Lagoons

23 October 2020 – 3 Sociable Lapwing, 2-3 Caspian Plover, 1 Steppe Buzzard, 1 Hobby, 1 Crested Honey Buzzard, 1 Greater Spotted Eagle – Irkayya Farm. 3 Pacific Golden Plover, 1 Greater Spotted Eagle – Saliya Lagoons

22 October 2020 – 1 Spur-Winged Lapwing – Saliya lagoons

21 October 2020 – 1 White-Tailed Plover – Abu Naklah. 1 Spotted Crake, 1 Great Bittern – Saliya Lagoons

17 October 2020 – Pin-Tailed Snipe – Sealine Resort

16 October 2020 – 1 Peregrine – Irkayya Farm

14 October 2020 – Red-Breasted Flycatcher – Wakra Park

9 October 2020 – 3 Garganey 3, 1 European Scops Owl – Irkayya Farm

2 October 2020 – 3 Red-Necked Phalarope – Irkayya Farm

Red-Necked Phalarope © Simon Tull

Observations – June to August 2020

22 August 2020 – Caspian Plover, 2 juv; White-throated Robin – Irkayya Farm

Caspian Plover © Simon Tull

10 August 2020 – Rosy Starling, juv – Irkayya Farm

6 to 16 July 2020 – Greater Spotted Cuckoo – Irkayya Farm

13 June 2020 – Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse – Karaana

Chestnut-Bellied Sandgrouse © Simon Tull