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

Kentish plover with nest

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Author(s) Rainer Schulz
Licence owner Schutzstation Wattenmeer
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