The 1997/98 Non-Estuarine Coastal Waterbird Survey in Denmark
19 – 21
1 January 08
O. Thorup, H. Ettrup, N.H.K. Burton
Vester Vedsted Byvej 32, Vester Vedsted, DK-6760 Ribe, Denmark
The Non-Estuarine Coastal Waterbird Survey in Denmark was undertaken in the winter of 1997/98. In total, seven species were recorded, Sanderling Calidris alba being the most numerous, followed by Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus and Dunlin C. alpina . The highest densities of waders were found on the coast between south Rømø and Vejers, bordering the more estuarine shores of the Wadden Sea. Although reasonable coverage was obtained, no attempt was made to calculate complete non-estuarine population estimates, due to difficulties in site and habitat definition.