Status of Breeding Seabirds in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden
Information available on seabirds for the region is limited, with the majority of studies carried out one to two decades ago. Accounts indicate that there are 17 true seabird species and 14 other water bird species. Among these birds the Jouanin’s petrel and swift tern have the smallest sub-populations. The white-eyed gull, endemic to the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden, has large populations on the northern Egyptian Red Sea islands unlike the sooty gull and spoonbill that are apparently abundant in the southern Red Sea.
06 Apr 2010