Biodiversity East and I had the opportunity to visit this Preserve south of Kabd in Kuwait and were kindly hosted by KOC on a tour inside the 3-million square meter fenced area.
Since the Preserve has been fenced it is immediately apparent at the difference in habitat on either side of the fence line.
|Protected or Unprotected - you decide!|
|Patterns in the sand|
|Black-crowned Sparrow-Lark (Eremopterix nigriceps)|
|Male Black-crowned Sparrow-Lark (Eremopterix nigriceps)|
|Greater Hoopoe Lark (Alaemon alaudipes)|
|Finally, in flight|
A few lingering migrants included Little and Temmincks Stint and a lone Yellow Wagtail. We hope to return during the Autumn migration and it will certainly be an area that could produce some interesting records in the future and I'm sure should host the elusive Dunn's Lark.
|Yellow Wagtail, not sure of ssp|