Abstract: Pakistan has been gifted with a huge coastal area with a
coastline running along Sindh and Balochistan provinces.
Sindh Coast is composed of about 230 km of area. Indus
Delta and Karachi coastal regions are included in Sindh
Coast which is surrounded by Sir Creek on the east with
the South-eastern part of Pakistan between the Indian
border while on the west side Balochistan coast and Hub
river are located. Most important role has been played by
Indus Delta covering the area of 2,560 sq. km which
serve as the main pool of ecological richness. It comprises
of about 85% of total coast line. Sindh Coastline is the
combination of diverse features including patches of
randomly distributed mangrove forests, many small
islands and the ranges of tidal creeks (ESCAP, 1996).
Sufficient information about wetlands, waterbirds and
coastal birds of Pakistan is available including Ahmed et
al. (1999), Amjad and Kidwai (2003), Chaudhry et al.
(2012), Damboureyeh and Ghalib (2014), Durranee et al.
(2008), Ghalib and Hasnain (1994), Ghalib and Bhaagat
(2004), Ghalib et al. (2002, 2006, 2009, 2013), Grimmett
et al. (1998, 2008), Hassan (1994, 2005) Hasan and Brohi
(2009), Hasan et al. (2005), Hussain (2014), IFAP (2009),
Jabeen et al. (2014), Javed and Hassan (2004, 2005),
Khan et al. (2014), Khan and Ghalib (2006), Khurshid
(2000), Pernetta (1993), Mirza (2007), Roberts et al.
(1986), Scott (1989), Scott and Poole (1989) and Siddiqui
et al. (2001, 2008). The objective of present study was to
review the distribution, status and current trends in the
population of coastal birds of Sindh areas.