KEY NORTH AMERICAN MIGRATION SITES FOR
Red Knots & Semipalmated Sandpipers

Cape Hatteras

Country: USA

Region: North Carolina,

Site: Cape Hatteras

Species/Sub-species: REKN-rufa

Total biogeographic population: 42,000

Count Method: Total estimate

Count: 4,7001

% biogeographic pop. at site: 11.19

Season (primarily): Spring and Fall

Site recognition: IBA

Known threats: Pollution and contamination is a threat at the site, namely the potential for major oil spill(s) or other contamination from nearby Charleston Harbor.

Sources: 1Important Bird Areas of North Carolina. 2004. Audubon North Carolina. Compiled by Walker Golder. Data from 1999.