Is it the end of the Shorebird?

CC Image from Wikimedia

CC Image from Wikimedia

By: Nikki M.

The Red Knot shorebirds make one of the planets most amazing migrations. They fly 15,000 kilometers north going towards the Canadian Artic for summer so they can mate and breed. They return south when it is Fall. One of their main food supplies is the eggs of horseshoe crabs in which they get from the Delaware Bay, has become scarce and red knot populations are suffering. The populations are bad enough to where the Fish and Wildlife Services have pronounced, “threatened” as the status for the shorebirds. The population had gone down 75% since the 1950’s. (Read more…)

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