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Picture informations: VW Sanderling Plastik.jpg

Author(s) Rainer Borcherding
Licence owner Schutzstation Wattenmeer
Licence statement The copyright remains with the author
Licence cc-by-sa 3.0
Sanderlings on the beach

1. Feb: Walking the winter beach one often meets small gre...

1. Feb:

Walking the winter beach one often meets small greyish white birds running hastily along the water line. Always in a hurry as if trying to avoid wet feet they run in small flocks along the edge of the waves. They pick up small food items which are washed ashore every now and then. Sometimes the also swallow small plastic items... As surf beaches hardly ever freeze over the sanderlings can hibernate at the Northsea coast. Only in early june when the northernmost tundra melts free the sanderlings are the last migratory birds to leave the Waddensea, heading for their high arctic breeding grounds.

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  • Wooden drifters

    Picture informations: Wooden drifters

    Author(s) Holger Freund
    Licence owner ICBM Uni Oldenburg
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Guided beach excursions with explanations of biological facts and coastal protection topics are offered all along the coast. A list of places, providers and excursion dates can be found here:

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Free education material on Wadden Sea and North Sea is being developed. Already available are work sheets and teacher's material for our „Strandforscher”-program for primary schools (in german only).

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Here you find background informations about biology and protection of Wadden Sea and North Sea.