KEY NORTH AMERICAN MIGRATION SITES FOR
Red Knots & Semipalmated Sandpipers

Barataria Terrebonne

Country: USA

Region: Louisiana,

Site: Barataria Terrebonne

Species/Sub-species: REKN-rufa

Total biogeographic population: 2,500

Count Method: Maximum day count

Count: 5501

% biogeographic pop. at site: 22.00

Season (primarily): Winter; Spring and Fall

Known threats: This site is threatened by extraction of nonrenewable resources in the form of energy production and mining (oil and gas drilling). In terms of site use change, dams and water management/use represent a threat ( size of dams unknown). Human intrusions and disturbance from recreational activities is also a threat. And climate change and severe weather (i.e. storms and floods) also poses a threat in terms of physical alteration of the site.2

Sources: 1eBird (Erik Johnson, Rebecca Doane and Kelly Alm 5/7/2015) 2BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Barataria Terrebonne. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on July 12, 2016