Record numbers of Sanderlings on remote Wadden Sea island

Emma Penning, Allert Bijleveld, Laura Govers, Jeroen Reneerkens (Fotograaf), Job ten Horn (Fotograaf)



Emma Penning reports that currently (1 August 2017) over 21,000 Sanderlings roost on the Wadden Sea islet Griend, on sand banks actively created to allow Griend to “wander” again. This is twice the Dutch wintering population (ca. 9,000), and as high as the British wintering population of 20,500 birds (Reneerkens et al. 2009). As much as 10.5% of the flyway population is now on Griend (van Roomen et al. 2015). A record number of Sanderling on a single roost!
Originele taal-2English
UitgeverGlobal Flyway Ecology – Team Piersma
StatusPublished - 2-aug.-2017

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