Indian Reef Herons and Gull-billed Terns – Al Khobar Wader Roost South



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.

Indian Reef Heron
Indian Reef Heron
Indian Reef Heron
Gull-billed Tern
Gull-billed Tern

 

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Jem Babbington

Jem Babbington

Jem Babbington is a keen birder and amateur photographer located in Dhahran, Eastern Saudi Arabia where he goes birding every day. Jem was born in England and is a serious local patch and local area birder who has been birding for almost forty years and has birded in more than fifty countries. Jem is learning to ring birds in Bahrain as a perfect way to learn more about the birds of the area. Saudi Arabia is a very much under-watched and under-recorded country.

Jem Babbington

Jem Babbington

Jem Babbington is a keen birder and amateur photographer located in Dhahran, Eastern Saudi Arabia where he goes birding every day. Jem was born in England and is a serious local patch and local area birder who has been birding for almost forty years and has birded in more than fifty countries. Jem is learning to ring birds in Bahrain as a perfect way to learn more about the birds of the area. Saudi Arabia is a very much under-watched and under-recorded country.

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