NEW WSHRN SITE CONNECTS BIRDS ACROSS FLYWAYS

Lynn FullerFeatured Posts, Migration and Flyways

This fall, the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network (WHSRN) designated the Georgia Barrier Islands as a Landscape of Hemispheric Importance. Local and flyway partners worked together to recognize the importance of the Georgia Barrier Islands habitats to 35 species of  shorebirds, some of which travel from habitats in the Pacific Birds region. Species such as Red Knot,  Semipalmated Sandpiper and Ruddy Turnstone spend part of their annual cycles here.

See the press release.

Read the new Landscape site description.


Photo – Barrier island habitat   Bruce Tuten © Creative Commons