Saturday, September 6, 2014

Inaugural World Shorebird Day is Sept. 6

We have a variety of shorebirds in South Carolina
In an effort to celebrate conservation efforts and raise public awareness about shorebird population declines, an international network of birders and scientists is launching the first annual World Shorebirds Day on September 6, 2014. Manomet Shorebird Biologist Brad Winn is organizing efforts to celebrate World Shorebirds Day on the Atlantic coast of the United States.

“Shorebird populations around the world can benefit from a collective, international recognition and appreciation,” Winn said. “These unique birds are experiencing similar threats on all sides of the globe.  It doesn’t matter whether it is an American Oystercatcher on the New Jersey coast or a Pied Oystercatcher on the beaches of Australia, the pressures threatening the survival of these birds are the same.  We need global public appreciation to motivate conservation action to stem population declines. World Shorebirds Day is a brilliant and fun way to join together to recognize and celebrate these incredible and beautiful birds.”

To vote on the 2015 Shorebird of the year click here.

To view past blog entries about Red Knot shorebirds click here.

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