Latest Shorebirds Stories

Global Warming Behind Early Bird Migration
2013-11-13 10:00:44

Researchers have shown that warming temperatures are behind the earlier and earlier migration of certain species of birds.

Environmental Change Impacts Differ For Male And Female Migratory Shorebirds
2013-03-11 11:17:30

Extensive shell fishing and sewerage discharge in river estuaries could have serious consequences for the rare Icelandic black-tailed godwits that feed there.

2009-08-07 14:05:11

A bar-tailed godwit, a bird banded near Victoria, Australia, was found more than 8,000 miles away in the western Arctic area of Alaska, wildlife experts said. While tagged birds are sometimes seen in the region where they were released, it's rare to see them so far from a release site, Wildlife Conservation Society scientists said in a release Friday. While we know that birds from all over the world come to the Arctic to breed, to see a living example first hand is a powerful reminder of the...

2008-09-11 18:00:17

By DAN SVINGEN The weather is cooling. The kids are studying. The harvest is roaring. The shotguns are shining. These iconic images proclaim that autumn is soon upon us. For some of our fellow creatures, however, that is hardly a news flash.

2008-08-22 18:00:25

By KAITLIN KEANE SCITUATE - On a quiet Tuesday evening at The Spit, the beaches are deserted and a lone boat bobs at the shoreline.

2008-08-01 15:00:28

By Anonymous OLD ORCHARD BEACH - State wildlife officials are looking to step up efforts to protect the threatened piping plover by expanding "essential habitat" zones for the shorebirds in Old Orchard Beach and Biddeford.

2008-07-16 12:00:50

By Victor Tine, The Daily News of Newburyport, Mass. Jul. 16--PLUM ISLAND -- It's been a tough nesting season for Plum Island's piping plovers.

2008-07-13 09:00:00

By W MEADE STITH III By W. Meade Stith III Environmentalists have sued to stop driving on beaches in the Cape Hatteras National Seashore while the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service continues to push for more critical habitat designations in the Seashore.

2008-07-13 09:00:18

By Melissa Mcever, The Brownsville Herald, Texas Jul. 13--They're small birds in big trouble.

2008-07-12 12:00:18

By Melissa Mcever, Valley Morning Star, Harlingen, Texas Jul. 12--They're small birds in big trouble.

Latest Shorebirds Reference Libraries

Black Turnstone, Arenaria melanocephala
2012-04-02 19:06:21

The Black Turnstone, (Arenaria melanocephala), is a species of wading bird in the sandpiper family Scolopacidae. It was formerly placed in the plover family Charadriidae. It is one of two species in the genus Arenaria; the other being the Ruddy Turnstone (A. interpres). The Black Turnstone is native to western North America and breeds only in Alaska from the Alaskan Peninsula in the south to Point Hope in the north. Most of the population nests in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. It usually...

2009-02-28 22:28:58

The Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola) is a species of wading bird that breeds in sub-Arctic wetlands from the Scottish Highlands across Europe and Asia. It is migratory and winters in Africa and southern Asia, including India. Its preferred winter habitat is fresh waters. This bird has a short fine bill, brown back and long yellowish legs. It has a small white rump patch. It is closely related to the Common Redshank and Marsh Sandpiper. The Wood Sandpiper nests on the ground, or reuses an...

2009-02-28 22:26:19

The Marsh Sandpiper (Tringa stagnatilis) is a species of wading bird that breeds in open grassy steppe and taiga wetlands from eastern Europe to central Asia. It is migratory and most of the populations winter in Africa, and India. Smaller populations migrate to Southeast Asia and Australia. Its preferred wintering habitat is fresh water wetlands such as swamps and lakes. Close in appearance to the elegant Greenshank, it has a long, fine bill and very long yellowish legs. Like the...

2009-02-28 22:24:39

The Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) is a species of wading bird that breeds in the woodlands across much of Alaska and Canada. It is migratory and winters in Central and South America. It is very common in the Amazon River basin, and the Caribbean. It rarely is seen in western Europe. Its only relative in the Tringa genus is the similar Green Sandpiper. This bird has a dark green back, grayish head and breast and otherwise white underparts. In flight, it is unmistakable, with dark...

2009-02-28 22:15:51

The Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes) is species of shorebird found from Alaska to Quebec. It is found in clearings near ponds in boreal forest. It nests on the ground, mainly in open dry areas. It is migratory and winters along the Gulf Coast of the United States and south to South America. It is a common visitor to western Europe, and has even wintered over in Great Britain. This is a medium-sized bird with long yellow legs and a long thin dark bill. The bill is nearly the same length...

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