Nearest city/town: Barrow
Site: Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Total biogeographic population: 2,260,0001,2,3
Count Method: Total estimate
% 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 Unpublished draft. 4WHSRN SESA conservation plan