Desert life at the seashore
The wide sandy beaches are home to only a few specialzed bird species which can cope with flying sand, wind and heat. Some search for food on beaches, very few even breed here.
Hurried runners at the water line -> Sanderling
Sociable searcher on the beach -> Turnstone
Elegant dwarf on the beach -> Little tern
Inconspicuous beach breeder -> Kentish plover
Collared sand breeder -> Ringed plover