Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network

WHSRN List of Sites

"WHSRN brings attention to sites that are vital for the conservation of the hemisphere's longest-distance migrants."

Brad Andres, Coordinator, U.S. Shorebird Conservation Plan

 

 

WHSRN makes no warranties or representations, express or implied, regarding the use of the material appearing on these data set with regard to their correctness, reliability, accuracy, or otherwise.

 

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COUNTRY SITE CATEGORY STATE/
PROVINCE
HECTARES
(ACRES)
Argentina Bahía de San Antonio International Río Negro

65,500
(161,853)

Bahía Samborombón International Buenos Aires

250,000
(617,763)

Costa Atlántica de Tierra del Fuego Hemispheric Tierra del Fuego

28,600
(70,600)

Estuario del río Gallegos International Santa Cruz

4,300
(10,626)

Laguna Mar Chiquita Hemispheric Córdoba

1,060,000
(2,619,000)

Península Valdés Regional Chubut

42,695
(105,502)

Brazil Lagoa do Peixe International Rio Grande do Sul

34,400
(85,000)

Reentrâncias Maranhenses Hemispheric Maranhão

2,680,911
(6,624,677)

Canada Bay of Fundy Hemispheric New Brunswick
Nova Scotia

62,000
(153,000)

Beaverhill Lake Regional Alberta

14,310
(35,361)

Chaplin/Old Wives/Reed Lakes Hemispheric Saskachewan

42,680
(105,465)

Fraser River Estuary Hemispheric British Columbia

31,648
(78,204)

Last Mountain Lake NWA Regional Saskatchewan

21,638
(53,469)

Quill Lakes International Saskatchewan

63,500
(156,900)

Tofino Wah-nah-jus
Hilth-hoo-is Mudflats
Regional British Columbia

5,533
(13,672)

Chile Bahía Lomas Hemispheric Municipality of Primavera, Magallanic & Antarctic Region

58,946
(150,000)

Humedal del río Lluta Regional Arica

31
(76)

Humedales Orientales de Chiloé Hemispheric Province of Chiloé

1,900
(4,695)

Colombia Delta del Río Iscuandé Regional Nariño Department

4,000
(10,000)

Ecuador Lagunas de ECUASAL Regional Guayas Province

1,300
(3,200)

Mexico Bahía de Santa María Hemispheric Sinaloa

53,140
(131,312)

Bahía Magdalena Regional Baja California Sur

187,500
(465,000)

Complejo Lagunar San Quintín Regional Baja California

37,752
(92,247)

Ensenada de la Paz Regional Baja California Sur

194
(479)

Ensenada de Pabellones International Sinaloa

45,000
(111,000)

Estero Río Colorado International Sonora & Baja California

240,000
(593,000)

Complejo Lagunar Ojo de Liebre - Guerrero Negro Hemispheric Baja California Sur

163,765
(404,500)

Lago de Cuitzeo Regional Michoacan

44,000
(108,723)

Llano de la Soledad International Nuevo León, Coahuila

9,000
(22,000)

Marismas Nacionales International Nayarit
Sinaloa

220,000
(543,000)

Playa Ceuta Regional Sinaloa

1,500
(3,700)

Lago Texcoco Regional Mexico

10,000
(24,000)

Complejo San Ignacio International Baja California Sur

110,000
(271,000)

Pastizales de Janos y Ascensión Regional Chihuahua

544,000
(1,300,000)

Sistema Lagunar Huizache-Caimanero Regional Sinaloa

18,000
(44,000)

Mexico-United States Laguna Madre International Tamaulipas, Mexico & Texas, USA

665,936
(1,645,563)

Panama Upper Bay of Panama Hemispheric Panama Province

48,919
(120,883)

Paraguay Bahía de Asunción Regional Asunción

522
(1,290)

Peru Reserva Nacional de Paracas Regional Pisco

335,000
(827,000)

Manglares de San Pedro de Vice Regional Sechura - Piura

3,013
(7,445)

Suriname Bigi Pan Hemispheric Nickerie and Coronie Districts

68,320
(168,822)

Coppename Monding Hemispheric Saramacca District

12,000
(29,000)

Wia Wia Hemispheric Commewijne District

36,000
(88,000)

United States Altamaha River Delta Regional Georgia

8,549
(21,125)

Anahuac NWR International Texas

13,759
(33,999)

Benton Lake NWR Regional Montana

5,011
(12,382)

Bolivar Flats International Texas

464
(1,147)

Bowdoin NWR Regional Montana

6,293
(15,551)

Cabo Rojo Salt Flats Regional Puerto Rico

505
(1,249)

Cape Romain NWR International South Carolina

25,900
(64,000)

Chautauqua NWR Regional Illinois

1,816
(4,488)

Cheyenne Bottoms Hemispheric Kansas

10,978
(27,202)

Columbia River Estuary Regional Washington/Oregon

10,600
(26,160)

Copper River Delta Hemispheric Alaska

151,256
(373,762)

Delaware Bay Hemispheric New Jersey
Delaware

21,208
(52,406)

Edwin B. Forsythe NWR Regional New Jersey

18,382
(45,423)

Elkhorn Slough Regional California

1,416
(3,499)

[The] Grasslands International California

78,476
(193,918)

Grays Harbor Estuary Hemispheric Washington

24,346
(60,160)

[The] Great Marsh Regional Massachusetts

10,117
(25,000)

Great Salt Lake Hemispheric Utah

418,444
(1,033,998)

Greater Skagit and Stillaguamish Delta Regional Washington

37,000
(91,000)

Humboldt Bay Complex International California

19,500
(48,100)

J. Clark Salyer NWR Regional North Dakota

23,876
(58,999)

Kachemak Bay International Alaska

94,074
(232,462)

Kellys Slough NWR Regional North Dakota

1,552
(3,834)

Kvichak Bay Regional Alaska

140,800
(347,900)

Lahontan Valley Wetlands Hemispheric Nevada

89,031
(220,000)

Lake Erie Marsh Region Regional

Ohio

Michigan

16,187
(39,999)

Long Lake NWR Regional North Dakota

9,020
(22,289)

Maryland-Virginia Barrier Islands International

Maryland

Virginia

20,725
(51,213)

Mono Lake International Caliornia

16,592
(41,000)

Monomoy NWR Regional Massachusetts

3,077
(7,603)

Nushagak Bay Regional Alaska

108,500
(268,100)

Quivira NWR Regional Kansas

8,957
(22,135)

Rainwater Basin Hemispheric Nebraska

1,590,795
(3,929,263)

Sacramento Valley International California

249,750
(617,141)

Salt Plains NWR Regional Oklahoma

12,961
(32,037)

San Francisco Bay Hemispheric California

22,489
(55,572)

Sonny Bono Salton Sea NWR Regional California

15,216
(37,600)

South San Diego Bay Regional California

1,594
(3,940)

South Texas Salt Lakes International Texas

733
(1,811)

Springfield Bottoms / American Falls Reservoir Regional Idaho

35,167
(86,900)

Squaw Creek NWR Regional Missouri

3,013
(7,441)

Swan Lake NWR Regional Missouri

4,452
(10,794)

Texas Mid-Coast NWR Complex International Texas

28,261
(69,835)

Yukon Delta NWR Hemispheric Alaska

2,300,000
(5,683,000)

Uruguay Laguna de Rocha Regional Department of Rocha

16,500
(40,772)