Image Gallery

An image gallery of first sightings by year

2019

Greater-Painted Snipe (Rostratula benghalensis), female – Irrikaya Lagoons 4/5/2019 © Simon Tull

2018

Calandra Lark (Melanocorypha calandra) Irkayya Farm 9/2/2018 © Gavin Farnell

2017

Basra Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus griseldis) Al Ruwais 20/5/2017 © Gavin Farnell

Brown-Necked Raven (Corvus ruficollis) Al Kharsaah 17/1/2017 © Gavin Farnell

2014

Intermediate Egret (Egretta intermedia) Abu Nahkla on 22/1/ 2014 © Neil G Morris
Arctic Skua (Stercorarius parasiticus) Simaismah 5/3/2013 © Neil G Morris

2013

(North) Caspian Stonechat (Saxicola maurus variegatus) Irkayya Farm on 19/2/2013 © Neil G Morris
Small Pratincole (Glareolus lactea) Al Kharaana Lagoons 25/1 /2013. © Neil G Morris
Long-tailed Shrike (Lanius schach) Al Shamal Park 11/1/2013.Neil G Morris
Little Gull (Hydrocoleus minutus) Al Ruwais Port 11/1/2013.© Neil G Morris

2012

Byzantine Stonechat, Saxicola maurus armenicus (variegatus) Sailiyah West 11/11/2012 © Neil G Morris
Baillon’s Crake (Porzana pusilla) Sailiyah 4/11/2012.© Neil G Morris
Juvenile Bonelli’s Eagle (Aquila fasciata) Irkayya Farm 25/9/2012. © Neil G Morris
Male Asian Koel (Eudynamys scolopaceus) Umm Jolaq Farm 20/4/2012. © Sultan Al Aseeri
White-spotted Bluethroat (Luscinia (svecica) cyanecula) FAl Kharrarah 09/3/2012..Jamie Buchan 2012

2011

Paddyfield Warbler (Acrocephalus agricola) Irkayya Farm 31/12/2011.© Ahmad Ammar Kazal
Bimaculated Lark (Melanocorypha bimaculata) Irkayya Farm 25/12/2011© Jamie Buchan
Eurasian Dotterel (Charadrius morinellus) Irkayya Farm 23/11/2011.© Sameh Odeh
Eurasian Golden Plover (Pluvialis apricaria) Irkayya Farm 19/11/2011.© Sameh Odeh
Juvenile Pied Cuckoo (Oxylophus jacobinus) Irkayya Farm 18/11/2011.© Sameh Odeh
Kurdish Wheatear (Oenanthe xanthoprymna) Irkayya Farm on 14/1/2011. © Eric Tull, Brooke Clibbon

2010

First-winter male Ring Ouzel (Turdus torquatus) Irkayya Farm 29/11/2010.© Sameh Odeh
Black-throated Thrush (Turdus atrogularis) Irkayya Farm 21/11/2010.© Sameh Odeh
Black-winged Pratincole (Glareola nordmanni) Irkayya Farm 18/11/2010.© Jamie Buchan
Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus) Doha April 1986. (Photograph above taken in 2010, © Michael J Grunwell).
First-winter Rustic Bunting (Emberiza rustica) Traina Farm 16/11/2010.© Jamie Buchan
Male Cretzschmar’s Bunting (Emberiza caesia) Sealine Beach Resort 19/3/2010.© Gavin Farnell
Red-billed Tropicbird (Phaethon aethereus indicus) Coast between Simaisma and Al Khor 18/12/2009. (Image above taken in 2010, © Dileep Kumar)

2009

Juvenile Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) rkayya Farm on 04/12/2009.© Gavin Farnell
Adult male Amur Falcon (Falco [vespertinus] amurensis) Irkayya Farm 4/12/2009.© Gavin Farnell
Juvenile Levant Sparrowhawk (Accipiter brevipes) Al Kharrarah 30/10/2009.© Dileep Kumar
Photograph © Michael J Grunwell 2009 (Above) Juvenile European Honey Buzzard (Pernis apivorus) First recorded in Qatar at Al Khor aerodrome on 10 October 2009.

2008

Great Knot (Calidris tenuirostris) Ras Al Allaq 12/12/2008.© Michael Chalmers
Pied Bushchat (Saxicola caprata) Al Ruwais harbour 27/11/2008.© Sameh Odeh
Striolated Bunting (Emberiza striolata) Sailiya (west) sewage treatment plant 14/9/2008. © Peter Nebel
Black-winged Kite (Elanus caeruleus) Sailiya (west) sewage treatment plant 9/9/2008. © Peter Nebel
Marsh Warbler (Elanus caeruleus) Al Ruwai 8/5/2008. © Michael J Grunwell

2007

Long-tailed Skua (Stercorarius longicaudus) Al Khor 1/12/2007.© Michael J Grunwell
Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons albifrons) Irkayya Farm 16/11/ 2007.© Michael J Grunwell
Trumpeter Finch (Bucanetes githagineus) Al Kharrarah on 28/3/2007.© Simon Aspinall
Eastern Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliaca), Juvenile First record Dukhan 18/3/2007 .This individual 30/10/2009 © John Thompson, Gavin Farnell 2009. Tagged on nest Kazakhstan 7/2009.

1984

Booted Eagle (Aquila pennata) First record, Al Wakra, 13/5/. This individual © Jamie Buchan 2008