Where Have All the Shorebirds Gone?

Red Knots on North Beach at Seabrook Island, SC – Ed Konrad

The Red Knots and other migrating shorebirds have already started to arrive on our beaches!  The article link below explains more than ever why we MUST give space and allow these fragile animals to rest and refuel after their long journey from South America while they prepare to travel to the Arctic Circle to breed.

“Aerial surveys in January 2018 of the rufa Red Knot (Calidris canutus) population wintering in Tierra del Fuego, South America, revealed a total of 9,840 birds. This is a 25% decrease on the number recorded in January 2017 (13,127), and marginally the lowest recorded since the surveys began (the previous low was 9,850 birds in 2011). “

Read the entire article here:  https://www.whsrn.org/red-knot-low

We hope you will join us next Wednesday night March 28, 2018, when a panel of experts will discuss birds like the Red Knot and others on our beach, their status and how we can help protect them and their habitat.

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Author: sibirders

SEABROOK ISLAND BIRDERS / “watching, learning, protecting” Seabrook Island Birders (SIB) are residents, renters and guests of Seabrook Island, SC who have an interest in learning, protecting and providing for the well-being of the incredible variety of birds that inhabit Seabrook Island throughout the year.

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