Qatar Natural History Group

People, Nature, Culture

October Ramble #1: Bird watching along Qatar’s North Coast

The 1st QNHG Ramble of the season is on Friday, October 20th, 2017 -  


This Autumn bird migration is underway. Some migrants will be attracted to the garden at Al Shamal, whilst others will be found along the coastal strip. We will take a leisurely drive and stroll around the park, harbour and coastal area, similar to those trips in previous years with myself, and before that, Neil Morris.

There are filling stations en route. The park has toilets. We can stop for snacks at a local supermarket (if open), after visiting the park. We will aim to finish at a pleasant covered location for a late lunch stop.

Golf and natural history? Absolutely! Most people would not expect a golf course to have a goal of being sustainable, (which at QNHG makes us happy), but this one is and it is on track to win an award for its efforts. Come and join us for this talk as we have the special opportunity to have the General Manager and the Superintendent of the new Education City Golf Club share with us how they turned urban desert into a green and nature friendly space. This new green and multi-lake course has attracted a multitude of animals and birds of which we will have the chance to see at our first ramble of 2018.

Gathering time and place:

Meeting In front of Carrefour supermarket at Landmark Mall at 6:15am with a view to leaving at 6:30am sharp . Co-ordinates: Lat: 25.333961 Long: 51.468046 or  for those who are too late to get to Carrefour, the second rendezvous location is Al Shamal park at 7:30am. Co-ordinates: 26.1233917 Long: 51.210342

Duration: Approximately from 6:30am to 1:00pm.

Trip Leader/Coordinator: Richard Angwin Mobile: 55250854

What to bring

Water, snacks, sunscreen, camera and binoculars. You will need a long lens or a good zoom on any camera. Club and personal binoculars will be available but if you have any, please bring your own 

How to register

Come to the QNHG meeting on October 4 and sign up at the Rambles table beginning at 6:30pm. Any spots not filled at the meeting will be opened up to our membership via an email blast.
There is no limit on the number of vehicles. We will try and find rides for as many members as possible whether you have a vehicle or not. For more information, send an email to Richard Angwin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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