KEY NORTH AMERICAN MIGRATION SITES FOR
Red Knots & Semipalmated Sandpipers

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Country: USA

Region: Alaska,

Nearest city/town: Barrow

Site: Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Species/Sub-species: SESA

Total biogeographic population: 2,260,0001,2,3

Count Method: Total estimate

Count: 49,6982,4

% biogeographic pop. at site: 2.20

Season (primarily): Summer

Site recognition (other): National Wildlife Refuge

Site description: Using the Ramsar Classification System for Wetland Type, the habitat characteristics for this site are coastal, including intertidal mud (mudflats). Land ownership is federal. Shorebird research has been done at the site.

Known threats: In terms of the physical alteration of site, climate change is a threat in the form of severe weather (shifting and altering habitat).

Notes: The boundary of the site follows the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge boundaries. Shorebird locations should be highlighted within the boundaries of this Refuge.

Sources: 1https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arctic_National_Wildlife_Refuge 2 Brown, S., J. Bart, R. Lanctot, J. A. Johnson, S. Kendall, D. Payer, and J. Johnson. 2007. Shorebird abundance and distribution on the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The Condor 109: 1‒14. 3Mizrahi, D.S. and M. Gutowski 2013. Conservation plan for the Semipalmated Sandpiper (Calidris pusilla). Unpublished draft. 4WHSRN SESA conservation plan