Fairly common most of the year at the beach, near the mangroves or grassed areas. Beak long but less so than the similar Curlew. Also has a dark crown with a central stripe. Often calls in flight with a fast series of whistled notes.
Status in KAUST
Abundance in KAUST
Places seen in KAUSTIsland mangroves
King Abdullah Monument
Island parks and gardens
Image from Brian James
Seasonality in KAUST (number of years since KAUST's founding when this species was observed in a given month):