Shorebirds travel thousands of miles, their migration routes are timed perfectly with the availability of food resources. But ongoing threats have reduced the populations of many shorebird species to a fraction of what they were 30 years ago.

In the mid-1980s, scientists from around the Americas were already documenting serious population declines in shorebirds. Recognizing that these birds were in trouble prompted the scientific community to take action and develop the framework for a network of key sites to protect shorebirds and their habitats: the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network. WHSRN is a science-based, partnership-driven, conservation initiative for protecting the ecological integrity of critical habitats for shorebirds throughout the Americas.

Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network

WHSRN TODAY

 

107

Sites in the Network

 

17

Countries Participating

 

422

Partners

 

38 million

Acres of Shorebird Habitat

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