Hunkered down in their Southern Hemisphere wintering grounds, red knots may be out of sight. But the plight of the shorebird is certainly not out of mind. Just this week, the state of New Jersey added the red knot to its list of endangered species.
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Shorebirds bring thousands of wildlife enthusiasts and millions of dollars to the Delaware Bay every year. But the decline of migratory red knots and other species are putting both the coastal environment and economy at risk.
Scientists today released a report announcing that a decrease of at least 5,000 red knots was observed at key wintering grounds in Tierra del Fuego, Chile from the previous year. Could this be the final blow to an already devastated shorebird population?