Scarce passage migrant and winter visitor in small numbers. Often seen on open irrigated farmland or on the coast. An amazing long-distance migrant breeding in the Siberian and Alaskan arctic and wintering in the Indo-Pacific tropics.
Where in Kuwait
Infrequently seen, but most records are from coastal areas with suitable habitat in the Jahra Bay area.
In the world
This species has a large range and is strongly migratory, with different populations travelling on narrow or broad fronts depending on the location of their breeding and wintering grounds. It breeds on inland Arctic habitats but outside of the breeding season in generally occupies coastal areas.