Piping Plover

Piping Plover

Piping Plover The Piping Plover is a small migratory shore bird that winters on the Texas Gulf Coast.   The piping plover has three distinct populations that migrate from the Northern Great Plains, the Atlantic Coast and the Great Lakes.  The Great Plains and Atlantic Coast plovers were listed as threatened under the ESA, while the…

Whooping Crane

Whooping Crane

Whooping Crane The Whooping Crane is the tallest bird in North America.  This species was almost wiped out at the turn of the 19th century due to hunting pressures. The Whooping Crane was listed as endangered in the federal register in 1970 and this listing was carried forward into the 1973 Endangered Species Act. The…

Red Knot

Red Knot

Red Knot The Red Knot is a migratory shorebird that breeds on the elevated tundra of central Canada before migrating each fall to multiple wintering grounds on the coasts of North and South America. The Rufa Red Knot subspecies has been designated as federally threatened species under the ESA. The overwintering grounds for the Rufa…