Connecting Communities Across the Americas

The migration of shorebirds across the globe is one of nature's greatest events and a reminder of our shared responsibility.

What's New?

We completed a survey season with shorebird counts occurring across 10 countries with over 2 million shorebirds recorded between November 2016 and February 2017.

Read articles about the project here

We led some great workshops with our partners in Panama and Nicaragua.

Our 2015-2016  progress report is available for viewing.

Become Part of the Migratory Shorebird Project

Join this ambitious 10-year, multi-partner research project to help guide shorebird conservation. You will be part of the team protecting shorebirds and wetlands from Alaska to Peru through research for conservation.
We need your help, as a scientist, a volunteer scientist, an educator, or funder.


How to Get Involved

  • Add your organization to the list of partners.
  • Join forces with a local partner.
  • Volunteer to study shorebirds, attend a training.
  • Share information, sightings, research findings.
  • Educate people about wetland conservation.

The Migration Phenomenon

Each year, millions of shorebirds migrate in waves from their wintering grounds along the Pacific and Caribbean coasts to their nesting grounds in Alaska and Northern Canada, stopping at just a few rich feeding spots along the way. (Willets and Marbled Godwits pictured above)


A collaborative project led by