Red Knots & Semipalmated Sandpipers

Chandeleur Islands (Breton National Wildlife Refuge)

Country: USA

Region: Louisiana,

Site: Chandeleur Islands (Breton National Wildlife Refuge)

Species/Sub-species: REKN-rufa

Total biogeographic population: 2,500

Count Method: Maximum day count

Count: 5001

% biogeographic pop. at site: 20.00

Season (primarily): Winter, Spring and Fall

Known threats: Extraction of nonrenewable resources is a threat to this site, and specifically energy production and mining (oil and gas drilling). In terms of site land use change, dams and water management/use (dam size unknown) also poses a threat. Another threat is human intrusions and disturbance (recreational activities). And the physical alteration of the site due to climate change in the form of severe weather (i.e. storms and floods) also poses a threat to the site.2

Sources: 1eBird (David Muth April 7, 2011) 2BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Chandeleur Islands (Breton National Wildlife Refuge). Downloaded from on July 13, 2016