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Birdwatching in Saudi Arabia

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G Askew Al Hofuf, Al Ahsa Province Weekends English, Arabic (intermediate)
Hi there,
My name is Greg. I've been living and working in the Middle East for the past seven plus years. I love exploring Arabia, particularly the wadis and mountains, and would be happy to take you around to some of the best spots. Don't worry about communicating when we're out and about. I've enough Arabic under my belt to deal with most situations.

I look forward to meeting you.
Al Asfar Lake, Shedgum Escarpment, Jebel Qarra, Haradh, Uqair Beach

Area Birds:
Moustached Warbler, Water Rail, Black Scrub Robin, White-crowned Wheatear
Nature: birdwatching, twitching, photography, butterflies, fishing, swimming, beach
Travel: stroll, walking, hiking, climbing, train, bus, car, hitchhiking, biking, long walk, backpack
M ul Rehman Mekkah, Mekkah Province Weekend English
I am a birdwatcher in India, worked for WWF and Centre for Environment Education.
M Al-Fahad Riyadh Weekend Arabic, English
I am 32. I am birdwatching in my country for nearly 7 years. My list is now nearly 300 birds. Many of them in the Central Region (Riyadh, Zulfi and Alkrj) but mostly in (SW and E Saudi arabia). There around the city of Riyadh many amazing places and during the time of migration, you can watch over 50 species easily by 1 day! You can contact me at any time to coordinate, also you can question about the best places to birdwatching in most of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia!
My tour often will be at the end of the week (Friday or/and Saturday) for a half-day in the summer months, or a full day to far places or in the rest of the months. That is, if I will be in Riyadh, where I sometimes I travel (for work).
B Bracken Riyadh Weekend English
Been birding for a number of years but recently arrived in KSA and have been gradually finding my way around. Happy to meet up chat and go birding with interested parties.
AS Alsuhaibany Jeddah, Western Region Anytime Arabic, English
Abdullah Alsuhaibany has an MSc in "Marine Environmental Protection" from the University of North Wales (Bangor), UK, in 1996. He has been working for National Commission for the Conservation of Wildlife and Development (NCWCD) for more than 13 years, he is an active Ornithologist; involved in research and monitoring programmes on bird communities occurring in Saudi Arabian nature reserves and islands; he was responsible for several bird's projects, active participant in national bird ringing scheme; he is the national coordinator for the Ornithological Society for the Middle east (OSME); member of several technical committee on conservation-related issues.
He worked as a manager for the National Resources and Protected Areas Unit at "the Regional Organization for the Conservation of the Environment of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden (PERSGA)" for about 8 years. Since January 2007 until now he is working as a Coordinator and Scientific Officer at "Reef Chief Organization".
Mr. Alsuhaibany has travelled all over his country and has great knowledge of the IBAs in Saudi Arabia. You will find your birding trip with him very informative, enjoyable and comfortable.
D Alhashimi Jeddah, Western Region Anytime Arabic, English
I am a Chemistry teacher. I like to watch birds, my favorite bird is the Black Bush Robin. I write notes (in Arabic) on birds I see in my garden. Looking forward to publish them, but I keep on changing and adding to them. I hope you will accept me as a pal. Thank you.
B James Jeddah, Western Region Weekend English, Spanish, Russia

Professional Guides

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Local Information
Service Information
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Saudi Arabia
Local weather Yahoo
Jem's Birds of Saudi Arabia Sightings
Michael C. Jennings's Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Arabia Atlas
Birding Hotspots around the world Sites

Last update 17/02/2014