Thursday, March 18, 2004

Nijhum Dweep: Global hotspot for migratory shorebirds

Nijhum Dweep: Global hotspot for migratory shorebirds

Nijhum Dweep is an island on the central coast of Bangladesh in the middle of Hatiya and Shahabajpur estuary facing the Bay of Bengal. It is one of the key shorebird sites in the East-Asia Australasian Flyways. This island has planted mangroves in the centre, surrounded by extensive mud and sand flats and crisscrossed by tidal creeks. It is the southern most staging ground of more than 98 species of migratory birds. A dozen of them are globally critically endangered.

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