Qatar Natural History Group

People, Nature, Culture


October Ramble: Big Day - World Migratory Bird Day

Saturday October 9th, 2021

Gathering Place and Time 

Date & Time: October 9th  Time: 05:00 am, 

Duration:   3 hours

Trip Leaders & Coordinator  Omer Bin Abdul Aziz, QNHG

Trip Registration

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).

Trip Summary:

October 9th is observed as a world migratory bird day – This is the time of the year when the birds migrate south to escape from the impeding harsh winter. As they make their way, they stop by at places in between to refuel. Qatar offers one of the diverse migratory birds passages. The lower temperatures in the autumn also bring resident birds out in the open.

We will meet at 5 am and make our way to Al Karanna Lagoons. The treated water and offers a diverse habitat for wildlife including birds and fish.

As the first ramble of the season, it is open to all present and past members. Members can take this opportunity to renew their membership by bringing cash payments (Single membership is QAR 75 and family membership is QAR 150 per annum). Assembly point details will be provided to members that register for the ramble.

QNHG recommends the eBird app from The Cornell Lab of Ornithology to record observations (see

What to bring?

Plenty of water & Snacks
Sun Protection: sun glasses, hat & sunscreen
Camera, Binoculars
Bird references book

Notice: please remember that every person attending the Ramble is responsible for their well being and safety. Any questions or queries, contact the trip coordinator


Trip Leader - Omar Bin Abdul Aziz Bio

A birding enthusiast by day, an astronomer by night and an engineer in between. Behind me are hundreds of pinhole projections of the eclipsed sun from Doha earlier in 2020. I'm proud to live with my 8 inch telescope, a bunch of cameras, a bicycle and three daughters!

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 Photos Credit: Omar Bin Abdul Aziz. (Spotted fly catcher with plucked out wings – Captured at Al Karaana Sewage  lagoons in May 2021)


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