On 17 January 2014, all over the Netherlands, water birds were counted. By now, about 80% of the results are in the computer database. That means about 4.5 million birds. Some important areas, like the Scheldt delta in Zeeland province, IJsselmeer lake and Lauwersmeer, are still missing; so, figures are provisional.
There are 57% more moorhens than last year, after years when things did not go well for this species.
So far, great crested grebe numbers are 21% up compared to 2014.
Variation in the diet of Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus) at Lake Réghaïa, Algeria: here.