whimbrel

Whimbrel

The Whimbrel is one of the largest shorebirds in the Flyway and is notable for its long curved bill, which it uses to probe crabs on beaches and in tidal flats. Whimbrels are somewhat unique in that they can often be found in salt marsh meadows during migration. One Whimbrel named Hope made consistent migration journeys between her breeding grounds in the Mackenzie River Delta in the Northwest Territories of Canada and her same winter territory on Great Pond, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.

AFSI partners are determining use of blueberry fields by migrant Whimbrels in eastern Canada to devise strategies to minimize conflicts with growers.

Conservation Plan for Whimbrel