Birding/ Bird watching in Oman

Birding/ Bird watching in Oman


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Tuesday 27th of November 2018 and we left Bimmah Sinkhole and we started to drive back to Muscat. I will go to Muttrah and walk along the Al Bahri Road and I will walk along the waterfront looking for birds. I will take a taxi from there to Radisson Blu when I´m finished with the bird watching and I might have my dinner in the area if I find a nice place.

As Muttrah waterfront is the tourist area in Muscat there should be something nice, Yet another Smiley on www.aladdin.st hopefully

Birding/ Bird watching in Oman
Driving along the highway towards Muscat

Birding/ Bird watching in Oman
Driving along the highway towards Muscat

Birding/ Bird watching in Oman
Driving along the highway towards Muscat

We reach Muscat and we drive along the Al Bahri Road at the Muttrah waterfront and it was a beautiful area and on top of that, I spotted a lot of birds from the car. My Guide dropped me at the Riyam Park حديقة الريام‎ where I will have a look for birds.

Muttrah

Muttrah, (Arabic: مطرح‎) administratively a district, is located in the Muscat province of Oman. Before the discovery of oil, Muttrah was the center of commerce in Oman (Muscat). It is still a center of commerce as one of the largest sea ports of the region is located there.

Other landmarks include Souq Muttrah, a traditional bazaar and Sour Al-Lawatiah, a small community of houses surrounded by an old wall. To the south lies Muscat District.

I say good bye to my Guide and he will come to pick me up at Radisson Blu 6 o´clock tomorrow morning for a trip to the Al Hajar Mountains to look for birds and wild life.

I entered the park and I spotted the Common Myna and House Crows, and of course, the House Sparrow. So there wasn´t much exciting to look at in the Riyam Park. I walked around for 30 minutes or so before I left the park.

I spotted a Common Sandpiper just before I left the park. That was a little unexpected as I had expected the bird to be down at the water front.

House crow, Corvus splendens

Common Myna, Acridotheres tristis, นกเอี้ยงสาริกา

House sparrow, Passer domesticus, Gråsparv

House sparrow, Passer domesticus, Gråsparv
House sparrow

Birding/ Bird watching in Oman
Common Sandpiper

House crow, Corvus splendens
House crow

House crow, Corvus splendens
House crow

House crow, Corvus splendens
House crow

House crow, Corvus splendens
House crow

I left the Riyam Park walking out to the Al Bahri Road and I had to cross a lawn. I spotted the second Whimbrel for today, a Whimbrel was walking around on the lawn. But the Whimbrel was taking off. There were millions of Mynas and crows in the area as there is a huge fountain in the roundabout on Al Bahri Road and the birds looked to love to swim and drink in the fountain.

I crossed the road and my plan was to walk back to the city centre. But I spotted a group of gulls so I walked in the opposite direction to have a look at the gulls.

Birding/ Bird watching in Oman - Al Bahri Road, Muscat
Fountain

Birding/ Bird watching in Oman - Al Bahri Road, Muscat
Fountain

Birding/ Bird watching in Oman - Al Bahri Road, Muscat
Monument above the Riyam Park

Birding/ Bird watching in Oman - Al Bahri Road, Muscat
The direction to walk to the city and I walk in
the opposite direction to check out some gulls

I walk towards the gulls and I was a little disappointed to discover that it was the Black-headed Gulls as I had expected something more exciting. I had a few pictures before I turned around and started to walk back to the city. Passing two Great Cormorants swimming in the ocean.

I make a stop to have a look at some birds looking like Brown Bobbies but they were flying around so no pictures. I continue along the Al Bahri Road walking towards the city.

Black-headed gull, Chroicocephalus ridibundus, Skrattmås

Birding/ Bird watching in Oman - Al Bahri Road, Muscat
Great Cormorants

Birding/ Bird watching in Oman - Al Bahri Road, Muscat
I stop to look at some Bobbies on the way to the city

Birding/ Bird watching in Oman - Al Bahri Road, Muscat
Walking along the Al Bahri Road

Birding/ Bird watching in Oman - Al Bahri Road, Muscat
Passing a Gull

Birding/ Bird watching in Oman - Al Bahri Road, Muscat
Walking along the Al Bahri Road

Striated Heron, Little heron, Butorides striata, นกยางเขียว

Birding/ Bird watching in Oman - Al Bahri Road, Muscat

Birding/ Bird watching in Oman - Al Bahri Road, Muscat

Black-crowned Night Heron, Nycticorax nycticorax

Black-crowned Night Heron, Nycticorax nycticorax
Black-crowned Night Heron

Black-crowned Night Heron, Nycticorax nycticorax
Black-crowned Night Heron

Black-crowned Night Heron, Nycticorax nycticorax
Black-crowned Night Heron

Black-crowned Night Heron, Nycticorax nycticorax
Black-crowned Night Heron

Black-crowned Night Heron, Nycticorax nycticorax
Black-crowned Night Heron

Black-crowned Night Heron, Nycticorax nycticorax
Black-crowned Night Heron

Whimbrel, Numenius phaeopus

Black-headed gull, Chroicocephalus ridibundus, Skrattmås
Black-headed Gull

I was disappointed when I left the gulls behind and there was not any exciting birds on my way back to the city. But I was soon spotting a Striated Heron and not long after that I spotted a juvenile Black-crowned Night Heron looking for fish at the waterfront.

I walk by a beautiful fort and it is a nice walk along the waterfront and it got more excited when I started to spot birds and crabs on the rocks in the water. A gorgeous evening and I enjoyed my constitutional. Yet another Smiley on www.aladdin.st Burning calories while enjoying the sights, can this evening get any better?

I´m soon running in to a Common Sandpiper and a little further down the Al Bahri Road I spot a Western Reef Heron (Dark Morph) and a Grey Heron. There is a small Common Sandpiper and after a while I see a Whimbrel. I can see a lot of Black-headed Gulls further down Al Bahri Road where some people are throwing bread in the water.

Birding/ Bird watching in Oman - Al Bahri Road, Muscat
Walking along the Al Bahri Road and I spot a lot of gulls

Western Reef Heron - Egretta gularis

Western Reef Heron - Egretta gularis
Western Reef Heron

Western Reef Heron - Egretta gularis
Western Reef Heron

Western Reef Heron - Egretta gularis
Western Reef Heron

Western Reef Heron - Egretta gularis
Western Reef Heron

Grey Heron, Gråhäger, Ardea cinerea, นกกระสานวล, アオサギ

Birding/ Bird watching in Oman - Al Bahri Road, Muscat
Al Bahri Road

Birding/ Bird watching in Oman - Al Bahri Road, Muscat
Al Bahri Road

Birding/ Bird watching in Oman - Al Bahri Road, Muscat
Al Bahri Road

I took a taxi back to Radisson Blu and I had my dinner, Mixed Turkish Grill again. Very good! In bed early with my alarm set to go off at 3 thirty. We will leave at 6 o´clock tomorrow morning and we will explore the Al Hajar Mountains. Click HERE to find out if we find anything interesting.

Birding/ Bird watching in Oman


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