An "oil town" south of Kuwait City, it has been famous for its gardens and park; an attractive area to search for birds. Obviously, birds are often on private land. The gardens around private houses require permission to be entered, but much is visible from the numerous roads. The town has significantly higher elevation than the surrounding area and this in itself means that it is often a little cooler that Mangaf and Fahaheel.
Many resident species found here are typical of urban habitat and also breed; species like White-eared Bulbul, Red-vented Bulbul, House Sparrow, Laughing and Eurasian Collared Dove. However, passage migrants are well represented with records of Eurasian Golden Oriole, Black-crowned Sparrow Lark, Oriental Turtle Dove, Mistle Thrush and Black-headed Bunting to name a few. This town is under-birded (i.e. not frequently visted by birders), so it could reveal other interesting species with a few formal surveys during passage migration and winter.
No other biodiversity of interest has been recorded or documented.
As any urban area with parkland and greenspaces efforts can be made to get the public more interested in nature. Environment Information signs and information facilities can be provided in public parks.