To reach Morjim Beach you do not need to cross the river by ferry as the new bridge indicated in Harris has been completed. We did not visit Morjim Beach at low tide when the mudflats are exposed but visited the beach twice at high tide for the gulls and terns.|
As stated in Harris get the taxi to park in the shade under the palm trees and then walk straight onto the beach. The gulls and terns will be obvious from this point.
|At this site hundreds of Brown and Black Headed Gulls were seen with smaller but good numbers of Slender-billed Gulls. Low numbers of Yellow-legged (Barabensis) or Steppe Gulls and Heuglins Gulls were present, the adult birds being easily picked out amongst the smaller gulls. A single Pallas's Gull was noted on our initial visit but 14 were seen on the second visit.|
Higher up the Beach to the right of the parking area were roosting waders, mainly Lesser Sand Plover and Kentish Plover with reasonable numbers of Greater Sand Plover. The odd Dunlin and Sanderling were also observed.|
During our second visit a birder from the Beira Mar informed us that three Great Knot had been seen along the tide line 30
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