Today was my last trip to the Farm. I’ve been coming here, off and on, for months and I’m so glad I discovered it. The variety and number of birds here is unlike anything anywhere in Qatar. Today’s trip started early as I wanted one last chance to see the… Read More >Lilith Owls On My Last Visit to Irakaya Farm
I’ve been coming to Karaana Lagoons for as while now, and I travelled to Karaana Lagoons today to see how the site has developed over the summer. It remains a perplexing location. Several kilometres west of Irakaya Farm, you have to double back on yourself to gain access. There are… Read More >Creatures of the Desert Lagoon
I’ve been a frequent visitor to Irakaya Farm for many months now. In his post I would like to dwell on its significance to the expatriate birder, and on its importance to Qatar as a precious natural resource. From the Desert, A Garden Driving out from Doha on the Salwa… Read More >Qatar’s Secret Garden
It doesn’t seem possible, but there are in fact, ospreys in the desert! Read on to find out what’s going on.
After the failure to obain access to the Farm on Friday, I thought I’d drive down after work today and see if it I could get in. I’m glad I did because there was a lot going on. I’d only previously visited the farm during the peak migration period from… Read More >Irakaya Farm 21-9-2020
An article published on the American Birding Association’s website said a lack of food and hypothermia were the likely cause of the mass mortality event.