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Shorebirds are among nature's most ambitious, long-distance migrants. But their numbers are dropping quickly with some species projected to go extinct within our lifetime. Protecting these birds is an important international conservation priority that requires proactive and coordinated efforts within each of the countries these birds fly through during their vast, pole to pole migrations.

WHSRN’s mission is to conserve shorebirds and their habitats through a network of key sites across the Americas.

Below are WHSRN's newest sites (in red) and those recently highlighted in WHSRNews (in yellow).

To see all sites, please visit the WHSRN map.

Estuario de la Bahía Blanca, Argentina
Designated March 2016
Barba Azul Nature Reserve, Bolivia
Designated September 2015
"Alaska: Kachemak Bay WHSRN Site Expanded"
Kachemak Bay, Alaska, USA
May 2016
"Estero Rio Colorado WHSRN Site Expanded"
Alto Golfo de California y Delta de Rio Colorado, Mexico
November 2015

News from WHSRN

WHSRNews Update: 13 May 2016
Kachemak Bay WHSRN Site Expanded!!

Now the entire bay is included in this site of international importance in south-central Alaska.

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