Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network

Species Conservation Plans

Map of All Species Plans' Important Sites (Oct 8, 2013 .kmz)

Each WHSRN Species Conservation Plan, below, lists known sites important to the survival of the species. For most, these are sites that support at least 1% of its biogeographic population - the standard also used by BirdLife International for identifying Important Bird Areas. For species that tend not to aggregate, a more appropriate but comparable percentage was applied.

The "Map of All Species Plans' Important Sites" brings these sites into a GoogleEarth format. Each species is denoted with a unique placemark that can be selected from the Google Earth menu. Pop-up windows associated with each site convey information by species, imported from the conservation plans: site name and species, counts, season, date, and primary source information when available (availability varies widely from species plan to species plan). Updates to the Map will be announced on this webpage.

The Plans

All plans are in PDF format

American Golden-Plover Plan
(3 MB)
Pluvialis dominica
 Marbled Godwit Plan
(5.1 MB)
Limosa fedoa
Snowy Plover
Charadrius alexandrinus

In progress...
Red Knot Plan
(7.3 MB)
Calidris canutus
Wilson's PloverWilson's Plover Plan
(7.8 MB)
Charadrius wilsonia
Sanderling Plan
(853 KB)
Calidris alba
Mountain Plover Plan
(415 KB)
Charadrius montanus
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Calidris pusilla

In progress...
American Oystercatcher
Haematopus palliatus
Regional Plan: U.S. Atlantic & Gulf Coasts (728 KB) Hemispheric Plan: Western Hemisphere (921 KB)
Western Sandpiper Plan
(937 KB)
Calidris mauri
 Black Oystercatcher Plan
(811 KB)
Haematopus bachmani
Dunlin Plan
(2.8 MB)
Calidris alpina
Lesser Yellowlegs Plan
(1.9 MB)
Tringa flavipes
Buff-breasted Sandpiper Plan
(5.1 MB)
Tryngites subruficollis
Upland Sandpiper Plan
(1.7 MB)
Bartramia longicauda
American Woodcock Plan
Scolopax minor
Published by the Wildlife Management Institute
Whimbrel Plan
(3.2 MB)
Numenius phaeopus
Wilson's Phalarope Plan
(1.7 MB)
Phalaropus tricolor
Long-billed Curlew Plan
(3 MB)
Numenius americanus
Published by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Learn More: Visit the USFWS for more info and to download chapters
Red-necked Phalarope Plan
(408 KB)
Phalaropus lobatus
Plan range: Northeast U.S. and Canada
Hudsonian Godwit Plan
(1.6 MB)
Limosa haemastica

 Thanks to Noemi Moreno Salazar, in Colombia, for translating the Executive Summaries to Spanish

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