Shorebirds, the World’s Greatest Travelers

On a trip to Florida years ago, I walked along the beach marveling at the shorebirds and giggling as they ran away from a wave and then just as quickly ran back as it receded to poke in the wet sand for tasty morsels.

They were such a pleasure to watch, so busy in their task, that humans walking by were of no concern to them. If they only knew how much damage those humans are doing to their coastal environment, they might not be so tolerant.

These birds are really long distance travelers with many migrating from the top of the world to the bottom of the world, often with only one break per trip. 

As I read the following article from the New York Times, I was amazed at their resilience and the conditions they have to endure.

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  1. Margaret Irvin June 3, 2018 5:03 pm

    Chris, your interest, your research, and your making available to the OM public the articles you find is an excellent and much appreciated endeavor. Most of us would not necessarily find this information by ourselves. Thank you so much for making us aware of it!

  2. Sidney June 1, 2018 9:36 pm

    We are being given so many clues as to what is happening around us yet little attention is being paid them. I hope we (meaning those who can effect a change in our misuse of the planets assets) take actions before there aren’t any creatures to save. It is encouraging to see that several governments are beginning to slowly institute changes. Great informative but disturbing article. We need more attention like this paid to what is going on around us and less to stories that simply help circulation or political parties.

  3. Dick Brooks June 1, 2018 9:22 am

    thanks Chris.. a very important message.