Saturday, December 24, 2011

Qaru island, Kuwait - Beach clean-up Dec 23rd 2011

A small island off the coast of Kuwait, near the Saudi border. The Coast guard is stationed there and birds use it as a resting ground during migration and breeding there during summer. It is also important for the ongoing turtle conservation program. Any help on IDs of the (mostly dead) animals is welcome! Bird count of the day: Approx 5 Black-headed Gulls, 1 or 2 Caspian or Heuglin's Gulls (one oiled), 1 Ringed Plover, 8 House Sparrows
For the ones interested, some Info on the Turtle Conservation project


  1. Hi there - I did a little bit of reading on plastic wastes in the ocean recently - it’s not a good picture.

    I wonder when we will start to understand that the Earth is not a waste bin.

    Have a happy and safe 2012.

    Stewart M - Australia

  2. I don't think that the majority of humans will ever really grasp what they are doing when littering.
    And as long as the big companies get away with murder, the smaller folks will think that whatever they are doing is alright.

  3. I see practice rounds also. Very interesting!

  4. @Floyd B. John told me, they find them quite often.
    These were my first. I usually find the shotgun shells

  5. The ocean images are beautiful...I never thought of Kuwait as having such a blue ocean. It's awesome you are involved with a project to clean up the beaches yet sad that there is a need for it.