Shorebirds are in trouble, with new data painting a grim picture for the continued existence of several species in the Americas. Red Knot population levels have declined 80 percent in the past two decades.
No single entity, landowner, conservation group, national government, or international treaty organization has the resources or the authority to solve this problem on its own. The Manomet Center’s Shorebird Recovery Project works with all of these groups to design and implement a Hemispheric scale response to the shorebird crisis.
Manomet’s staff operates the Executive Office of the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network (WHSRN), co-leads the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Group, leads the Arctic Shorebird Demographic Network and coordinates the International Shorebird Survey.
Our vision is a Hemisphere filled with the sights and sounds of increasing numbers of shorebirds, with healthy wetlands and coastlines where human activities and shorebirds benefit one another.