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New Jersey has over 70 endangered and threatened species.
Photos, videos, news, publications, and other resources about migratory shorebirds on Delaware Bay.
Shorebirds in the News
- "Red Knot Rescue" - National Audubon Society
- "Saved from Sandy: Shorebird Efforts are Declared a Success" - Associated Press
- "The Bird that Travels 29,000km a Year" - The Guardian
- "Climate Change is Threatening the Existence of the World’s Most Amazing Bird" - Washington Post
- “It’s Dark, but We See You: Release the Horseshoe Crabs” - New York Times
- “Photo Shows Famous Shorebird is Still Going Strong” - Philly.com
- “Return of Red Knot B95 to Delaware Bay Heartens Researchers” - Philly.com
- “Horseshoe Crab Debate Pinches N.J. Lawman, Environmentalists” - Philly.com
- “A Bird, a Crab and a Shared Fight to Survive” - New York Times
- “Can Social Media Help Save the Red Knots of Delaware Bay?” - Philly.com
- "Red Knot Listed as Endangered Species in New Jersey" - NJDEP
- “Horseshoe Crabs' Decline Further Imperils Shorebirds” - Washington Post
- "A Race Against Time" Greener New Jersey Productions and Delaware Riverkeeper Network
- "Crash", Argo Films documentary
- “Delaware Bay Shorebird Project” Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences
- “Horseshoe Crab Numbers” Delaware Riverkeeper Network
- Greener New Jersey Productions Restoration Videos
Life Along the Delaware Bay - $32.95
Written by CWF founder and partner Larry Niles, in concert with Joanna Burger and Amanda Dey, and illustrated with beautiful images by renowned photographer, Jan van de Kam, this fascinating book celebrates the second largest and most diverse bay on the East Coast.
Life Along the Delaware Bay presents the bay through the lens of shorebird migration, horseshoe crab spawning and the natural phenomena that make this place special. Over 300 stunning color photographs capture the beauty of this unique treasure.
- Status of the Red Knot (Calidris canutus rufa) in the Western Hemisphere. Niles, L. J., H. P. Sitters, A. D. Dey, et al. 2008. Studies in Avian Biology No. 36
- Update to the Status of the Red Knot (Calidris canutus) in the Western Hemisphere. Niles, L. J., H. P. Sitters, A. D. Dey, et al. 2010.
- Effects of Horseshoe Crab Harvest in Delaware Bay on Red Knots: Are Harvest Restrictions Working? Niles, L. J., J. Bart, H. P. Sitters, et al. 2009. Bioscience 59:153-164.
- Rates of mass gain and energy deposition in red knot on their final spring staging site is both time- and condition-dependent. Atkinson, P. W., A. J. Baker, K. A. Bennett, et al. 2007. J. Applied Ecology 44:885-895.
- Rapid population decline in red knots: fitness consequences of decreased refuelling rates and late arrival in Delaware Bay. Baker, A. J., P. M. González, T. Piersma, et al. 2004. Proc Biol Sci. 271(1541): 875–882.
- The effect of human activities on migrant shorebirds: Successful adaptive management. Burger, J., C. Jeitner, K. Clark and L. J. Niles. 2004. Environmental Conservation 31:283-288.
- Importance of beach, mudflat, and marsh habitats to migrant shorebirds on Delaware Bay. Burger, J., L. Niles, and K. E. Clark. 1997. Biological Conservation 79:283-292.
- Abundance and distribution of migratory shorebirds in Delaware Bay, NJ. Clark, K. E., L. J. Niles, and J. Burger. 1993. Condor 95:694-705.
Other Shorebird Resources
- “Imperiled Shorebirds in Delaware Bay – What You Can Do to Help” (brochure)
- Red Knot – An Imperiled Migratory Shorebird in Delaware Bay (NJ Division of Fish & Wildlife)
- Delaware Bay Shorebirds (NJ Division of Fish & Wildlife)
- The Red Knot (US Fish & Wildlife Service)
- “Shorebirds: The Delaware Bay Connection” (US Fish & Wildlife Service)
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