Monday, July 25, 2011

Beach clean-up Sulaibikhat, July 23rd 2011


Again another successful beach clean-up at Sulaibikhat, for the third time at that long stretch of beach. One group of people (official trash picker – uppers?) must have been there the day before. There were about 18 plastic bags along the fence line.
But no worries, there was still enough left for all of us. We had 4 new Volunteers, one even from Saudi Arabia :-)
We collected around 16 bags and approx. 200kg of mainly plastic bottles.
It seems that the numbers of birds are picking up already. I don’t know if this is a sign of migration, or just summer visitors.
Birdcount:
Reef Egret 28 (24 dark form & 4 white form), White-cheeked Tern 2, Caspian Tern 1, Little Tern 2
Cream-coloured Courser 2, Slender-billed Gull 3, Sanderling 5, Barn Swallow 3
Terek Sandpiper 4, Curlew Sandpiper 35, Greater Sand Plover 5 (1 oiled)
Kentish Plover 3, Ruddy Turnstone 2, Curlew 1, White-eared Bulbul 2, Gull-billed Tern 1
Flamingos 310
Species Total: 17