Shorebirds otherwise called waders, are all those feeding in shallow water muddy bodies searching for small animals as crabs, mussels, worms etc.
About 50% of the shorebirds in the world are declining and vital habitat is losing at a higher rate than ever. Healthy populations of shorebirds depend heavily on healthy wetlands, as well as thousands of human lives around the world. Therefore, action on a global scale action needs to help protect habitats and shorebirds from factors related to human activities.
Convinced of the urgent need to raise public awareness around the world on the situation of these endangered birds and the need for conservation, World Shorebirds Day was established. This celebration on a global scale was joined by our organization with several monitoring, counting and research activities in 3 main points at Divjaka Karavasta National Park and at Tale- Estuary of Mat river.
This day more than 40 waterbird species were observed, over 1000 individuals and 14 shorebird species including Dunlin (Calidris alpina), Curlew Sandpiper (C. ferruginea), Little Stint (C. minuta), Turnstone (Arenaria interpres), Kentish Plover (Charadrius alexandrinus), Little Ringed Plover (C. dubius), Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus), Curlew (Numenius arquata) etc.
This activity brings to the center of attention the urgent need to protect more than ever the Divjaka Karavasta National Park, from the urbanization and transformation of habitats from Mega Resorts.
Relationship Individual – Shorebirds- Habitat is a necessity in the case of the Karavasta Divjake National Park.