A trip to the al Khobar Wader Roost South at the weekend was not very successful as the tide was about as far out as it could be. My timing was limited as I had to drop the family off at friends and this was the only time I could visit.
There were still a few birds in close, but all the waders were right out on the tideline. Plenty of Greater Flamingo’s were out there as well as terns but they were very distant. The only close birds were some Indian Reef Herons feeding at the inlet and several Gull-billed Terns flying over.
The entire area of the wader roosts in Al Khobar / Dhahran are being altered by construction work but it is still possible to visit them and see birds at relatively close range as long as the tide is in.