KUWAIT- Western Palearctic Specialities.

For the avid Western Palearctic lister, Kuwait is a mouth-watering, list building mega country, offering numerous special birds unique to this country or are extremely hard to find elsewhere. It's a relatively small country, so we stay in one hotel for the 8 nights, making day trips to all the best birding hotspots. High on our want list will be species such as Socotra Cormorant, Crab Plover, Red-wattled Lapwing, White-tailed Lapwing, Tibetan Sandplover, White-cheeked & Great Crested Terns, Oriental Honey Buzzard, Basra Reed Warbler, Asian Desert Warbler, White-eared Bulbul, Bank Myna, Afghan Babbler, Black-crowned Sparrow-Lark, Indian Silverbill and Ruppell's Weaver. As it's peak migration time the list of possibilities is seemingly endless and we have chances of numerous shorebirds inc Black-winged Pratincole, Caspian Plover, Blue-cheeked Bee-eater, Pied Wheatear, Isabelline & Masked Shrike, White-throated Robin, Siberian Stonechat, Rufous-tailed Scrub-Robin, Semicollared Flycatcher, Marsh, Menetries's, Eastern Olivaceous & Upcher's Warblers, Hume's Whitethroat,  Eastern Cinereous Bunting, Pale Rockfinch, and so much more.

So let's go birding WP style!

Tuesday 15th - Wednesday 23rd April


Here are just a few of the key species we will be targetting on this tour:

  • Socotra Cormorant
  • Western Reef Egret
  • Spotted Crake
  • Grey-headed Swamphen
  • Crab-Plover
  • Caspian Plover
  • White-tailed Lapwing
  • Red-wattled Lapwing
  • Tibetan Sandplover
  • Black-winged Pratincole
  • Pallas's Gull
  • Bridled Tern
  • White-cheeked Tern
  • Lesser Crested Tern
  • Great Crested Tern
  • Oriental Honey Buzzard
  • Pallid Harrier
  • Namaqua Dove
  • Laughing Dove
  • Blue-cheeked Bee-eater
  • White-throated Kingfisher
  • Turkestan Shrike
  • Masked Shrike
  • Isabelline Shrike
  • Pied Wheatear
  • White-throated Robin
  • Pied Bushchat (rare)
  • Greater Hoopoe Lark
  • Bar-tailed Lark
  • Semicollared Flycatcher
  • Basra Reed Warbler
  • Hume's Whitethroat
  • Menetries's Warbler
  • Asian Desert Warbler
  • White-eared Bulbul
  • Afghan Babbler
  • Arabian Green Bee-eater
  • Hypocolius
  • Bank Myna
  • Yellow-throated Sparrow
  • Eastern Cinereous Bunting
  • Indian Silverbill
  • Pale Rockfinch
  • Ruppell's Weaver     
Afghan Babbler
Afghan Babbler

Leaders:  Nick Bray & local guides.

Ground Price 2025: £2395.00 - Kuwait City/Kuwait City

Single supplement: £250.00

Deposit: £500.00

Group size: Minimum of 4 and maximum of 8

Included in cost: One-centre hotel for entire tour. All transportation in 4x4's, bottled water, reserve entrance fees and services of guides
Not included: Insurance, Kuwait - Riyadh flight, drinks and items of a personal nature.

Tour Code: A reasonably relaxed birding break for all levels of ability and fitness. Leisurely walking, very occasionally over moderately rough terrain, is the only physical requirement on most days. We may well walk for a few kilometres through some arid wadis, but a lot of our  birding will be done near or close to the vehicles. Expect it to be hot during the day and cooler at night. 

All photos copyright Zoothera Birding.