Dutch water birds report published


This video is about flamingos and (other) water birds.

Today, Dutch ornithologists have published a report on counting water birds in the Netherlands during July 2011-June 2012.

The maximum number of birds was in January 2012: 5,6 million.

Eighteen species had 100,000 individuals or more in any month. The top three were white-fronted geese, barnacle geese and wigeons.

Usually, kittiwakes are rather rare; but this time, there were 2,350 on the west of Vlieland island, and hundreds elsewhere. There were seventeen, still rarer, Iceland gulls.

In late summer, there were about 82 Caspian terns; roughly the same as in other years.

About 15,000 black terns gathered at sleeping roosts. Less than in other years.

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