Atlantic Flyway Shorebird Harvest Workshop

Article by: Benoit Laliberté and Cynthia Pekarik, Canadian Wildlife Service and Brad Andres, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service On July 22-23 2019, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), the Canadian Wildlife Service (CWS), the Office national de la chasse et de la faune sauvage (ONCFS) and the NGO BirdsCaribbean organized a workshop on the sustainable management of shorebird hunting …

Brazilian Shorebird Conservation Plan Meeting

Brazilian Shorebird Conservation Plan Meeting 02-05 April 2019, Florianópolis, Brazil During the first week of April, Brazil developed the second cycle of its National shorebird conservation plan: Plano de Ação Nacional para Conservação de Aves Limícolas Migratórias. Thirty specialists from federal and state agencies, protected areas, academia and NGOs, represented 12 states (70% of the Brazilian Atlantic coast) and all …

Creating National Shorebird Conservation Plan in Argentina

Participatory Process Begins to Create National Shorebird Conservation Plan in Argentina In March 2016, in the tourist town of Las Grutas, Argentina, key actors and conservation stakeholders came together from across the country for a workshop called “Argentina’s Importance to Migratory Shorebirds on the Atlantic Flyway.” The workshop addressed national opportunities and challenges in terms of projects, participation and coordination …

Atlantic Flyway Disturbance Project: Biological Data Interim Report

Human disturbance is a significant threat facing shorebirds throughout the annual cycle, and threats to shorebird habitats may be exacerbated by increased human use (e.g., beach recreationists, off-leash dogs), reducing the amount of coastal habitat that is functionally available to shorebirds. To assess the effects of human disturbance on five focal species (American Oystercatchers [Haematopus palliates], Piping Plovers [Charadrius melodus], …

When "Our" Birds Are Someone Else's Too

Darien Connecticut & Banded Bird Red F3 By Beth Amendola The Fish Islands off the coast of Darien, CT are the summer home to a very remarkable individual; an American Oystercatcher. Not only is this bird very striking with a penguin like black and white feather pattern and brilliant long red bill but it also has two red leg bands …

Research on the Media Portrayal of Piping Plovers

Research on the Media Portrayal of Piping Plovers Now Available A new social science research paper on the media portrayal of piping plovers and their conservation on the Atlantic Coast of the US is now available from the journal “Oryx”.  The study “Threatened Species Being Blamed: Media Portrayal of Human Wildlife Conflict” by researchers from Virginia Tech, Cornell Lab of …

International Agreement for Shorebird Conservation

The Directors of The Department of Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), the Office National de la Chasse et de la Faune Sauvage of the French Republic (ONCFS) and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service of the United States of America (USFWS), have signed an agreement to share information sharing and collaborate to promote sustainable populations of shorebirds in …

AFSI Working Groups

AFSI depends on the hard work and engagement of many folks working in the shorebird community. All of the working groups are looking for broader engagement so if one or two spark your interest, be in touch with the working group lead. Check out what we are up to! Habitat Working Group Co-leads: Walker Golder, wgolder@audubon.org and Sarah Schweitser, sara.schweitzer@ncwildlife.org …

AMOY Working Group Receives Conservation Leadership Award

American Oystercatcher Working Group Receives Conservation Leadership Award from U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Northeast Region, Division of Migratory Birds Scott Johnston with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Migratory Birds, Northeast Region, presented the American Oystercatcher Working Group with the Conservation Leadership Award at the North American Ornithological Conference, August, 2016. The group was honored for their …