brochure Willapa - Shorebirds

Shorebirds at Willapa National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in Washington. Published by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS).

SHOREBIRDS WILLAPA AND THE LONGBEACH PENINSULA Shorebirds Unite us and Connect us What can we do to protect shorebirds? • When driving avoid foraging shorebirds • Leash dogs until you clear shorebird groups • Discourage dogs from chasing shorebirds • Avoid flying kites near nesting birds • Drive a little slower and keep lookout for shorebirds and plover chicks • Walk around birds resting in high dunes • Remove trash to reduce predation • Raise visitor awareness More information? • https://funbeach.com/beach-driving • https://www.whsrn.org/ • https://www.fws.gov/refuge/willapa/ wildlife_and_habitat/shorebirds.html • http://data.prbo.org/apps/pfss/ • http://www.conservewildlifenj.org/pr otecting/projects/shorebird/ Contact for anything on this brochure is vanessa_loverti@FWS.gov 503-505-4772 A local effort providing tips for protecting shorebirds and shorebird habitat SMALL SHOREBIRDS [5-8 in] MEDIUM SHOREBIRDS [8-12in] Photo Credit: USFWS SANDERLING Most common on beach Photo Credit: Dan Roby Photo Credit: Audubon WESTERN SANDPIPER Small downward turned bill Photo Credit: Audubon Large bird long downward bill Photo Credit; Thomas Rowley SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER Photo Credit; Thomas Rowley DUNLIN LARGE SHOREBIRDS [14-23in] RED KNOT Photo Credit; Thomas Rowley BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER LONG-BILLED CURLEW Photo Credit: Andreas Trepte WHIMBRIL Smaller downward curved bill Photo: Alchetron – all about birds MARBLED GODWIT Long Slightly upturned bill

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