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  1. NicoleB

    Birding Info for Kuwait

    Yupp, John. I always turn green with envy. The 'others' come up with great stuff too. I hate going to my flickr account and see what they found ;)
  2. NicoleB

    Birding Info for Kuwait

    Yupp, I don't even want to think of one day having to check that stuff in as luggage,...way scary!
  3. NicoleB

    Birding Info for Kuwait

    Anything bigger just gives you trouble at the airports,... :P
  4. NicoleB

    Birding Info for Kuwait

    LOL, it does..... but I would probably feel inadequate with my 200mm lens besides those big guns anyway :P
  5. NicoleB

    Birding Info for Kuwait

    You are welcome here any time. :) Did you check out Mike Pope's website & Photos? That should be really tempting. It puts me in a depression every time I check ;) http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/14_stub.php
  6. NicoleB

    Birding Info for Kuwait

    :flowers: Thanks. Maybe somewhere, someday :) I really would love to do some real birding here, but you need a car and as a woman it's Best to take a male companion with you. if it was risky to roam around alone in the areas I did in Egypt, it def. is here :-C Sucks a bit....
  7. NicoleB

    Birding Info for Kuwait

    Not sure what they are paid here. I was told that the majority of them is of Bedouin origin. If it's true, I don't know. Every piece of 'information' here has to be taken with a grain (or two) of salt. In case of Kuwait native is a bit far fetched anyway, but I'm not gonna step into that...
  8. NicoleB

    Birding Info for Kuwait

    Yupp. The bird shootings still go on as well. Like Bubbs said it in the Sharm el Sheikh discussion: Where is BirdLife when you need them? But what are they gonna do? They have to have the cooperation of the government and the police. If the police gets good Wasta (Bakhshish, Bribes, whatever...
  9. NicoleB

    Birding Info for Kuwait

    Legal? I doubt it, but who is going to check? With a bit of Wasta, IF ever someone comes along to ask questions, you sure will be able to get away with it. You did meet Kuwaitis? Or were there from some other places and Expats here? (Sometimes hard to tell) What happens to the unsold animals...
  10. NicoleB

    Birding Info for Kuwait

    Ongoings at the Kuwait bird market (aka Friday market) in Kuwait: http://www.oskonline.org/reports/Bird_Market.pdf
  11. NicoleB

    Birding Info for Kuwait

    I've put together a bit of Info / Links about birding in Kuwait. Websites with Info, Links to some Trip reports I found. Birding Info for Kuwait (I am too lazy to add all the links here again, thanks to different formatting, so please hop on over) If you have more, feel free to let me know and...
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