25 November 2010

Thinking of birding Kuwait?

As far as I can tell, the winter months in Gwent are for planning next year's trips abroad. Personally, I'm still in the early stages of planning, but I did notice this little snippet regarding Kuwait that might well put off the travelling birder. It would appear that whilst you can still seek out Socotra Cormorant, Red-vented Bulbul and Bank Myna (or perhaps Crab Plover, Crested Tern, White-cheeked Tern, Bridled Tern, Dunn’s Lark, White-eared Bulbul, Grey Hypocolius and Basra Reed Warbler) you may well not be allowed to take a photograph, at least, not with a decent camera. Bizarre as it may sound, three Kuwaiti government ministries appear to have deemed the DSLR unsuitable for use by the general public. There does, however, seem to be a distinct lack of clarity on the issue, so it's probably worth keeping an eye on, should you be thinking of winging your way Persian Gulfwards.

[NB. See comments with an update from Kuwait,...] 

2 comments:

Haitham Al-Ghareeb said...

Hi,

I'm from Kuwait, I birding at least twice a week and we are a voluntary team of 6 photographers we do only birds photography .

This is false ,You still can use your SLR almost in every public place/location , if you have any intention to visit Kuwait we will be glade to guide you through the best birding locations and sites.
kindly visit our humble website to see a brief of our 2013 birds photos in the blog.
www.q8birdclub.com
and maybe you can contact me on my personal Email for any farther clarifications or assistant

hghareeb.koc@gmail.com

Regards,

Darryl said...

Thanks for the update Haitham.