What Partners Are Already Doing

  • Coordinating the study of over 1 million shorebirds at more than 2000 sites, in 7 countries, on 2 continents, making this the largest coordinated survey ever of wintering shorebirds on the Pacific Coast of the Americas.
  • Using the study to evaluate impacts of habitat loss, pollution, and climate change to shorebirds.
  • Suggesting conservation actions to regional and international partners.
  • Educating people about the importance of wetlands to people and shorebirds.
  • Training volunteers in shorebird research – more than 350 participants so far.
  • Raising money to support the work of each partner. Leveraged initial investment to raise $500,000 in additional grants and in-kind support.

All of the countries in the US Forest Service’s Copper River International Migratory Bird Initiative (CRIMBI) partnership have committed to this innovative new project.

To become a partner, contact:

For general questions, contact Matt Reiter, Migratory Shorebird Project Steering Committee Chair, Point Blue Conservation Science at mreiter@pointblue.org.​​