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Wilson's Plover plan

Chris Merkord

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From the Birding Community E-bulletin, November 2013:


The Wilson's Plover is a smart-looking shorebird of barrier islands, tidal mudflats, and sandy beaches. It is also uncommon and declining. 

Late last month, the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network (WHSRN) announced the release of the "Conservation Plan for the Wilson's Plover." This is the 21st such shorebird plan released by WHSRN. 

The 170-page plan summarizes what is known about Wilson's Plover, its ecology, status, updated population estimates, habitat needs, threats, and important sites throughout the Western Hemisphere. It also identifies and prioritizes conservation actions needed in the short term to recover the species population for the long term. This plan will be particularly relevant for the highly stressed Gulf Coast, an area which supports 75 percent of the U.S. breeding population of Wilson's Plovers.

You can read about the plan here: www.whsrn.org/alertsupdates/update/20131021

To download the plan (in English or Spanish) visit: www.whsrn.org/sites/default/files/file/wilsons_plover_conservation_plan_13_10-18.pdf

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