Goliath Heron

Species Summary


What is probably the same bird has been recorded in the mangrove areas and mudflats regularly from January 2016. The bird seems to comes and go and maybe absent for weeks at a time. An additional pair was recorded at South Beach on one occasion. In Arabia this species is a mangrove specialist but it is unusual this far north. Very large!

Goliath Heron (Ardea goliath)Thumbnail

Status in KAUST

Resident in area

Abundance in KAUST

5 - Rare

Places seen in KAUST
South BeachThumbnail
King Abdullah MonumentThumbnail
Island mangrovesThumbnail
Golf CourseThumbnail
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Example Image

Image from Brian James

Seasonality in KAUST (number of years since KAUST's founding when this species was observed in a given month):

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