A waterbird survey on the coast of Quirimbas National Park, northern Mozambique


- Cabo Delgado

A waterbird survey was carried out in December 2009 on nine marine islands in Quirimbas National Park, Mozambique. We counted 14,982 individuals of 34 species. Eighty-two per cent of the birds were Palearctic migrants. For six species (Crab-plover Dromas ardeola, White-fronted Plover Charadrius marginatus, Lesser Sand Plover C. mongolus, Greater Sand Plover C. leschenaultii, Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola, Lesser Crested Tern Sterna bengalensis) numbers exceeded the 1% Ramsar criterion; the park thus qualifies as a wetland of international importance. Two-thirds of the birds were observed in four large high-tide roosts far from human disturbance, highlighting the importance of controlling such activities close to these sites.

- Inglês

- Nenhuma restrição

- Biodiversidade Costeira

- Artigo com revisão pelos pares e teses universitárias

- Identificação, Monitoria, Indicadores e Avaliações

- Parque Nacional das Qurimbas