Bahrain Desert Birds Build 100,000 Nests in Bahrain Desert

Posted on May 15, 2012

This video from BBC's Planet Earth shows how 100,000 Socotra Cormorants come to nest in the Bahrain Desert despite the scorching heat. The aerial view of all the nests is amazing. Cormorants build their nests just out of reach of their neighbor's nests. The cormorants have no natural predators in this region. Sand blown in by offshore winds carries nutrients that fertilizes the Persian Gulf, which helps create a nearby fishing ground for the cormorants. Take a look:

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