Definitions for "MUDFLAT"
a muddy flat intertidal area that is covered by water at high tide and exposed to the air at low tide. Mud flats form at the edge of salt marshes or at the mouths of estuaries.
A flat area along the coast, covered with a thick layer of mud or sand. Mudflats are usually under water at high tide.
bare, flat bottoms of lakes, rivers and ponds, or coastal waters, largely filled with organic deposits, freshly exposed by a lowering of the water level.
Keywords:  shorebirds, foraging, clams, bay, worms
a major foraging zone for shorebirds along the edges of the bay. Shorebirds use their bills to probe in the mud for clams, worms, and other animals.