Red Knots plummet by 25% in a year in Tierra del Fuego

For a while, it looked like they might actually be in recovery. But this year’s census of the American subspecies, the rufa Red Knot, found that numbers have plummeted to an all-time low. The likely cause? Food shortages in Delaware Bay, a crucial feeding stopover site on their migration.

BirdLife International

Last updated on 09 July 2018

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
Argentina
Chile
China
United States of America
Region: 
South & Central America & The Caribbean
Threats: 
Prey depletion
Species: 
Calidris canutus rufa
Species group: 
Birds