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!
Status in KAUST
Abundance in KAUST
Places seen in KAUSTSouth Beach
King Abdullah Monument
Image from Brian James
Seasonality in KAUST (number of years since KAUST's founding when this species was observed in a given month):