Uncommon passage migrant. Up to 600 were recorded at Sabah Al-Ahmad Natural Reserve in mid April 2009. Some populations have declined but the species is poorly monitored.
Where in Kuwait
Passage birds are regularly encountered in Kuwait and it occupies seasonally wet (irrigated) farmlands where most records of this species have been encountered
In the world
A Near Threatened species which has a very large range and a declining population. It breeds in Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan and sporadically in Belarus, Hungary and Azerbaijan and migrates to southern Africa, mainly Botswana, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Namibia. They apparently migrate rapidly overland at high altitude to non-breeding grounds. During the non-breeding season the species is constantly nomadic following swarming insect prey.
Pesticides in farmlands and reduction of preferred habitat