Welcome to new season
New to Qatar or to the QNHG? Don't know much about us?  For more information contact Steering Committee member. Welcome to the 2017/18 QNHG Season! Our monthly programme of talks are usually held the first Wednesday of the month, October - June at 7:00 pm at the auditorium/gym of the Doha English Speaking School (DESS Map) Doha, Qatar,  unless otherwise stated. 

Post Ramble News: The 1st ramble of the season attracted great number of enthusiastic past and new members. Thanks to Peter Shellard's expertise,  40 species of birds were identified.   Check the list he generously prepared.

 Monthly Talks:
November 29th: An Underwater Video Survey of the Sharks & Rays (Elasmobranchs) & Fish of Qatar:  Can Virtual Reality Be a Useful Tool?


 Monthly Rambles
December Ramble:
Geminids meteor shower - Thursday 14th December 2017  

QNHG members who went on the Field Trip to Al Ahamal park and the north coast had a reasonable successful morning's birding.
Although the Al Shamal park was fairly quiet we did see some red-throated pipits and a song thrush, and for the eagle-eyed there was even a rare sighting of a sparrowhawk.
Our journey along the coast and the harbour at Al Ruwais yielded a Pacific Golden Plover, a Black Redstart and a Spotted Redshank.
In all, largely due to the much appreciated help of Doha veteran birders Peter Shelland and Gordon Saunders, collectively, we managed to see 49 species.
It is hoped to arrange another birding trip in the near future, either to the same location, or, authorities permitting to Irkaya Farm.
Jacques LeBlanc A new publication on the surface geology of Qatar is available for free download - for more details go here

Field Trips and Rambles are open to current paid QNHG members.

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