Species

Shorebirds have some of the longest migrations of any bird. In the Western Hemisphere, some of these birds fly more than 9,000 miles round trip annually from the Arctic to Patagonia. As they travel between breeding areas and wintering grounds they use stopover sites and staging grounds. Shorebirds are currently experiencing population declines and show negative trends caused by the habitat loss, destruction, and contamination.

We all need to work together to conserve shorebirds and their habitats!

Learn more about different shorebird species:

Lesser Yellowlegs

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Wilson’s Plover

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Magellanic Plover

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Ruddy Turnstone

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Western sandpiper

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Buff-breasted Sandpiper

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Limosa haemastica

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