Common passage migrant and winter visitor; uncommon summer visitor. Has bred at Sabah Al-Salem reed bed in May 2000. Although this species nests in wetlands of southern Asian deserts it winters and stages on coastal wetlands and shorelines; flocks of hundreds sometimes observed in Kuwait Bay.
Where in Kuwait
In non-breeding season it is found on sheltered sandy, shelly or muddy beaches. It may also be seen on dunes near the coast and salt marshes a little further inland. During migration it will often use salt lakes and brackish swamps with sandbanks and spits to roost on. It mainly eats marine invertebrates, such as snails, worms, crabs and shrimp.
In the world
This species has an extremely large range and is fully migratory, and is likely to migrate without stopping on a broad front between breeding and non-breeding areas. It is A sociable species and often feeds and roosts in flocks.
This species is threatened by habitat degradation and loss throughout its non-breeding range.