Qatar Natural History Group

People, Nature, Culture

November Rambles: 

 Discovering the Peninsula Fishing heritage-06/11/20

This ramble will illustrate the November talk by Dr Ferhan Sakal and Dr. Pedro Range.

We will visit a few places where we can see remains of some fish traps and abandoned fishing villages, while touring Northern Qatar. We will also take this opportunity to make a contribution to the 5th edition of Qatar Sustainability Week with a beach cleanup, and enjoy the sunset.

Low tide Al Ruwais: 15:00
Sunset: 16:49

Meeting at 14:30 at Al Ruwais. Duration 3h00 min. 4x4 is not necessary.

Trip leader: Dr Ferhan Sakal, Head of Survey and Excavation, Qatar Museums

Registration is mandatory, the number of participants is limited.nSend an email as soon as possible to our ramble coordinators : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Include your name, membership number and status, number of participants, and phone number (or Whatsapp number if different).


Stargazing & Camping ramble - 13/11/20

This time we’ll head to a remote location, in a karst depression, in South Central Qatar.
SUV or 4x4 will be mandatory for this trip.

Hopefully, the weather will be fine, so that we could enjoy some nice time exploring and stargazing, with a campfire.

We’ll spend the afternoon, exploring the area, for wildlife and signs of wildlife on the dunes and around the dunes.

We should be able to enjoy a very dark sky as the moon phase is quite favorable. The peak of the Leonids meteor shower is scheduled for November the 17, but we should be able to enjoy a few meteors.
Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune should be visible during the evening, Mercury and Venus in the early morning.

Meeting time: off al Majd Road, 13:00
Sunset: 16:46
Moon set : 15:36
Moon Phase: Waning crescent (3%)
Moon rise: 4:38
Sunrise: 5:50

You should bring your camping gear. Registration is mandatory, the number of participants is limited.
Send an email as soon as possible to Omer our ramble coordinators : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
Include your name, membership number and status, number of participants, and phone number (and Whatsapp number if different).

 


Birdwatching trip 21/11/20


Location: lagoon at Doha North Sewage Treatment Plant
Gathering Time and Place: 06:45 am, place to be confirmed on registration
Duration: 3 hrs maximum
Trip Leader & Coordinator: Omer Bin Abdul Aziz, QNHG

Trip Registration

Registration is mandatory, contact our birding coordinator Omer Bin Abdul Aziz. The number of participants is limited. Include your name, number of participants, and phone number and your ID number and QID

We are very grateful for this fantastic opportunity. It’s a restricted area and an ongoing project with a dedicated birdwatching area managed by Ashghal and Suez.   Security is strict on the site, and we need to get security clearance.

What to bring?

Sun Protection: sun glasses, hat & sunscreen
Camera, Binoculars
Bird references book


Nature Exploration of Rawdats 27/11/20


Registration

Send an email as soon as possible to our ramble coordinator : email address
Please include:
• Your membership number and status (Family or Individual)
• the number of participants
• your phone number and whatsapp number if different.

Ramble Summary

For this nature exploration, we’ll have an opportunity to take a walk in nature. We’ll be heading to a remote area in central Qatar. It’s an opportunity to discover some rawdats,(arabic term for meadow), see the changes in the desert after some rain in that area last month, and observe some wildlife or traces of wildlife.

Meeting time: 13:30 (about 50 mn away from Doha)
Sunset: 16:43

What to bring?

Binoculars,
Camera
Water and snacks
Hat, Sunscreen
4x4 is not necessary, but there will be a bit of off-road on dirt tracks.

 

 

 

 

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