Sites in the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network

Sites of Hemispheric Importance and
Landscapes of Hemispheric Importance
* at least 500,000 shorebirds annually or
* at least 30% of the biogeographic population for a species

Sites of International Importance
* at least 100,000 shorebirds annually or
* at least 10% of the biogeographic population for a species

Sites of Regional Importance
* at least 20,000 shorebirds annually or
* at least 1% of the biogeographic population for a species

Download the WHSRN sites official placemarks file (.kmz) for Google Earth and explore these places from your desktop, with enhanced zooming, larger and even oblique views possible. Google Earth required. Metadata only (29.6KB)

Download the zipped file of polygon boundaries (.shp) for WHSRN sites, with metadata. (6MB). Updated July 17, 2012.  Metadata only (19.5 KB)

Download the zipped file of point locations (.shp) for WHSRN sites, with metadata. (24KB). Metadata only (19.5KB)

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