Wading birds

Waders use the shoreline for foraging.

  • Oystercatcher (tjeld): Oystercatchers are black and white wading birds that breed on rocky islets and forage in the kelp forests on low tide. 
  • Various shoreline wading birds (Ulike vadefugl) inhabit dry-fall areas, foraging at low tide, many are brown with long legs. 
  • Many waders are migratory and many coastal areas are especially important resting sites for wading birds during migration. 

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