Intertidal Mudflat Features Important for the Conservation of Globally Threatened Migratory Shorebirds in Bangladesh

Sayam U. Chowdhury


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22 Jun 2011

Ecology, Breeding Behaviour and Conservation of the Endangered Masked Finfoot in Bangladesh

Intertidal mudflats of Bangladesh attract thousands of migratory waterbirds each winter including 19 species of international conservation concern such as the critically endangered Spoon-billed Sandpiper, endangered Nordmann’s Greenshank and Great Knot. Habitat requirements and diet of migratory shorebirds in Bangladesh are poorly understood and threats to shorebirds are not well quantified. In-depth knowledge of these ecological factors is required for long-term conservation of threatened shorebirds.

Spoon-billed Sandpiper at Chittagong Coast, Bangladesh © Sayam U. Chowdhury

Spoon-billed Sandpiper at Chittagong Coast, Bangladesh © Sayam U. Chowdhury

The project aims to understand key ecological factors influence shorebird presence in coastal Bangladesh, quantify anthropogenic disturbance and site-specific threats, conduct shorebird surveys at selected sites and promote globally threatened shorebird conservation through various outreach events.

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