Coastal Sand Beaches and Mudflats

coastal Sand beaches and mudflats
Sand beach on the shores of the Pacific Ocean. Photo: Alfredo Begazo.

Coastal Sand Beaches and Mudflats

Coastal sand beaches and mudflats are subject to times under and receding water. Coastal sand beaches occur along ocean shores and are subject to the constant washing of waves.

Mudflats are subject to tides and the periods of exposure depend on the daily schedule of tides. Mudflats represent an important habitat for many resident and migratory shorebirds.

coastal Sand beaches and mudflats
Mudflats constitute foraging habitat for many migratory and resident shorebirds.

coastal Sand beaches and mudflats
Most of the shores of the Pacific Ocean in South America are sand beaches.

See more Neotropical bird habitats.

Reference:


  • Neotropical Birds: Ecology and Conservation. Stotz Douglas F., Fitzpatrick John W., Parker Theodore A. III, and Moskovits Debra K. University of Chicago Press, 1996.