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Red knot numbers down in wintering grounds

February 26th, 2018

The Press of Atlantic City covered the troubling findings of Conserve Wildlife Foundation’s recent expedition to Tierra del Fuego in Chile to survey wintering red knots.

The numbers of red knots – an endangered migratory shorebird that spends every May along New Jersey’s Delaware Bay coast feasting on horseshoe crab eggs – declined by more than 20 percent between the team’s counts last year and this year.

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One Response to “Red knot numbers down in wintering grounds”

  1. Carolyn Foote Edelmann says:

    Tragic! Why cannot we ever read that knot populations IMPROVED by 20%? “When will they ever learn? When will they everrrr learn?” … as true about birds, as true about the environment, the Planet, as about wars and guns.

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