Friday, May 13, 2011

Beach clean-up, Sulaibikhat, Kuwait, May 13th 2011

Another successful Clean-up with 16 Volunteers.
Sulabaikhat beach is a long stretch of small beaches, this one was near the Health Ministry.
The area you see alongside the fence is a nature preserve / or protected area. Really?

This week’s event was sponsored by Dow and organized by K’s Path in collaboration with en.V.
The beach clean-ups are and ongoing project over the summer months (one every week) to clean up some of the beaches along the migratory bird route.
 We were 16 people today and I think the group photo with the garbage bags says it all Outcome: 216.5 kgs of waste (40% plastic bottles, 37% misc., 18% general plastic, 5% metal cans) collected in under 3 hours!



Bird count of the day: Slender-billed Gull (85), Barn swallow (5), Curlew Sandpiper (66), Little Stint (34), Curlew (4), Gull-billed Tern (5), Dunlin (4), Sandwich Tern (4), Red-backed Shrike (7 male & 3 female), Willow Warbler (1), Little Tern (2), Yellow Wagtail (1), Ruddy Turnstone (9), Blue-cheeked Bee-eater (3), European Bee-eater (1), Sanderling (1), House Sparrow (12), Common Tern (1) 18 species