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.
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


  1. That's heartbreaking to see all that rubbish.
    Thank goodness for the volunteers; but if people were just a little more thoughtful with their rubbish disposal, then everyone could enjoy the beaches, along with wildlife too.

  2. @holdingmoments - That would be a dream!

    Sorry though that all these posts pup up in your feeds.... will go on a while longer :/

  3. the photo of the cigarette butts just makes me cringe. one of my major pet peeves... i still think your volunteer clean-up crews are amazing!