Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network

WHSRNews: Alerts and Updates

06 April 2017: WHSRNews Update

WHSRN welcomes Willapa Bay and the Long Beach Peninsula in Washington state (USA) as a Site of International Importance for supporting more than 10% of the populations of Short-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus griseus caurinus), Red Knot (Calidris canutus roselaari), and Dunlin (Calidris alpina pacifica).

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09 September 2016: WHSRNews Update

The WHSRN Hemispheric Council voted unanimously to approve the Flint Hills tallgrass prairie landscape (in Kansas and Oklahoma) as a WHSRN Landscape of Hemispheric Importance for supporting more than 30% of the global population of Buff-breasted Sandpiper (Calidris subruficollis).

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01 September 2016: WHSRNews Update

The 3rd annual World Shorebirds’ Day is 6 September 2016! All are invited to participate. The window for conducting shorebird counts is 2-6 September.

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27 May 2016: WHSRNews Update

WHSRN welcomes Delta del Estero Real as the 95th site in the Network and 1st in Nicaragua! It was designated a Site of International Importance for supporting more than 10% of the biogeographic population of Wilson's Plover (Charadrius wilsonia). Nicaragua is the 15th country to join WHSRN.

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26 May 2016: WHSRNews Update

The Humedales de Maullín (Maullín Wetlands), in the Llanquihue Province, becomes the 5th WHSRN site in Chile, and 94th site in the Network. It was designated a Site of Regional Importance for supporting more than 1% of the biogeographic population of Hudsonian Godwit (Limosa haemastica).

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13 May 2016: WHSRNews Update

WHSRN Hemispheric Council unanimously approved partners’ request to expand the boundaries of the Kachemak Bay WHSRN Site in south-central Alaska by approximately 231,000 acres (93,440 hectares), and maintain its categorical status as a site of “International Importance.”

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18 April 2016: WHSRNews Update
Bahía Blanca Estuary (Estuario de la Bahía Blanca) in Buenos Aires Province, Argentina, was recently designated a WHSRN Site of Regional Importance. This is the 93rd site in the Network, and 8th WHSRN site in Argentina. !Bienvenidos!

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02 February 2016: WHSRNews Special Note

Around the globe on 2 February, conservation partners are celebrating the Ramsar Convention's annual World Wetlands Day. To date, 37 WHSRN sites (of 92, or 43% of the Network) are also Ramsar sites or within one, covering a total of 6.4 million hectares (15.7 million acres) of wetland habitats.

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