A large, fenced and ungrazed area south of Sulaibiya off the Kabd Road. Access is by permit from the Kuwait Institute of Scientific Research (KISR). This agricultural research center comprises un-grazed, vegetated semi-desert, and is strictly controlled through the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR), with access by permit only.
As this area is fenced, the natural desert vegetation has regenerated and provided cover for breeding desert birds like Greater Hoopoe and Crested Lark and possibly Bar-tailed Lark and Black-crowned Finch Lark. Kabd is one location where Dunn’s Lark is more easily found in Kuwait.
Merlin, White Stork, Steppe Eagle, Pharoah Eagle Owl, Namaqua Dove and Northern Lapwing have been recorded, whilst in winter Black Redstart and Long-legged Buzzard have been seen. It is one of Kuwait’s most important known sites for larks during influx years, including desert specialties such as Bar-tailed, Dunn’s, Hoopoe and Black-crowned Sparrow-Larks. Egyptian Nightjar is suspected of breeding here and Pharaoh Eagle Owl has been seen too.
Arrange access for KEPS members through EPA for formal and regular surveys to be conducted.