Alaska Science Center

Population Status and Ecology of North Pacific Shorebirds

Alaska is widely recognized as a global center for breeding shorebirds, as ninety percent of the migratory species in the Western Hemisphere have breeding populations in Alaska. Research conducted under this project provides information needed for management agencies to understand factors involved in population changes of shorebird species.


Ruthrauff, Daniel , 907-786-7162
Tibbitts, Theresa , 907-786-7038

Status: onGoing
Start Year: 2001
End Year: 2020

Project Sites

FWS - Alaska Region

Alaska Peninsula
Cook Inlet
North Slope Borough
Pribilof Islands
Seward Peninsula
Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge

USGS Mission Area and Program
EcosystemsWildlife Program

Major Initiatives
FWS - Science Support Program
USGS - Wetlands and Terrestrial Ecology

Biosphere > Ecological Dynamics
Climate Indicators