Water Rail

Species Summary


The first record was from the mangrove area near the cricket pitch by Dan Taylor in Spring 2014 and the second near the President’s house on October 11, 2016. Several recent records in 2017 and 2018 from the KAM area often feeding in the drainage ditch near the car park. All records are of single birds.

Water Rail (Rallus aquaticus)Thumbnail

Status in KAUST

Passage migrant

Abundance in KAUST

5 - Rare

Places seen in KAUST
King Abdullah MonumentThumbnail
Island mangrovesThumbnail
Search pictures of Water Rail in KAUST
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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