Tags: Red Knot
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The spring migration of shorebirds through Delaware Bay is one of the world’s most magnificent wildlife spectacles – and one of the most imperiled.
Learn more about New Jersey's shorebirds as well as the horseshoe crabs which play a critical role in their survival.
Various methods are used to study shorebirds in New Jersey and along their migration route.
Shorebird conservation relies upon protection of shorebirds themselves as well as protection of their prey and habitat.
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The beaches along the Delaware Bay are key habitat for Horseshoe Crabs and migrating shore birds who feast on the crab eggs. In October of 2012, Super Storm Sandy caused severe erosion along these beaches. A coalition of conservation groups, government agencies and foundations came together to undertake the work of restoring this globally significant area in 2013.
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Shorebird migration map - 462.0KB
A map showing the migration and stopover points for the endangered red knot in the western hemisphere.