In no particular order:
John Thomson who took me on my first field trip to show me some of the local hot spots. I also made good use of his photo library and flickr site.
Neil Morris for his patience in the early days with my many birding ID questions and for use of his photo library.
Dileep Kumar for taking me on a boat trip to a nearby island to see the wonderful sight of a Socotra Cormorant and Bridled Tern breeding colony. Also for assistance with photoshop.
Richard Angwin for taking me on a canoe trip to an Island in the north to look at nesting Bridled Terns.
Simon Tull, the other Simon, for numerous bird alerts from his field trips as well as his flickr site.
Gavin Farnell for taking me to find Pin-tailed Sandgrouse, Egyptian Nightjar, Thrush Nighingale and for assistance with species ID's, photo-shop tips and use of his flickr site.
The Golf Club for allowing me to carry out a census and giving me access to the property.
Sasol Qatar for getting me involved in their e-nature app development.
Jem Babbington for a few pointers on ID's as well as a very informative blog, Birds of Saudi Arabia.
And last but by no means least my good friend and fellow South African birder from Kuwait, Mike Pope for his help and guidance with all matters birding. He was the one who alerted me to the fact that the image that I had labelled as a Squacco Heron was in fact an Indian Pond Heron, which turned out to be a 1st record for Qatar!
I have managed to record 215 species out of a possible 329 odd species to be found in Qatar. Of these I managed to take images of 208 of them.
Some of my more interesting/rare records are included in the list below with their Qatar sighting rankings alongside them.
Greater White-fronted Goose
Eurasian Spoonbill - 7th record
Breeding colony of Western Cattle Egrets - 1st record
Black-winged Kite Asian race - 1st record
Short-toed Snake Eagle
Crested Honey Buzzard - 2nd record
Steppe Buzzard - 4th record
Little Crake - 5th record
Caspian Plover - 9th record
Arctic Skua - 4th record
Sooty falcon - 3rd record
Bimaculated Lark - 4th record
Eurasian Crag Martin
Desert Whitethroat - 6th record
Hume's Whitethroat - 8th record
Semi-collared Flycatcher - 10th record
Indian Pond Heron - 1st record
A few other interesting records:
Crowned Crane - probably an escapee from an aviary
Mute Swan - a possible escapee
African Sacred Ibis - a feral population is present in Saudi Arabia
I hope to be posting again soon once I have settled back in South Africa.
Cheers for now.