Coastal waters include an area of approximately 20 kilometers from the coastline.
Coastal waters include bays, estuaries, and other waters on continental shelves out to approximately 20 km from the shore. Most coastal seabirds are found within only a few kilometers from the coast.
Most coastal seabirds forage for food within only a few kilometers from the coastline.
See more Neotropical bird habitats.
- Neotropical Birds: Ecology and Conservation. Stotz Douglas F., Fitzpatrick John W., Parker Theodore A. III, and Moskovits Debra K. University of Chicago Press, 1996.