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Friday, December 3, 2021

PHOTOS: A glimpse of birdlife on Qatar’s Irkaya Farm


All photos by Ray Toh

Hoping to take some photos of Qatar’s wildlife, photographer Ray Toh spent some time this week at Irkaya Farm, which is known for the presence of many species of birds.

Irkaya is a private farm located some 50km west of Abu Samra Road in the center of Qatar. According to a recently released book by the Ministry of Environment, 238 out of 315 bird species in Qatar have been spotted at the farm.

However, Toh said his bird-watching efforts were not very successful, as the season for catching glimpses of the various species appears to be during the cooler months.

In addition to birds, the farm’s many types of reptiles, insects and flora are just beginning to be explored, the MOE has said.

Irkaya is also home to different types of farming techniques. Included in Toh’s photographs is a view of the farm’s center pivot irrigation system, which waters plants in a circular pattern.


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