"But due to the over-harvesting of horseshoe crab eggs for bait, the Red Knot
couldn't complete their migration because they couldn't find enough food."
In Mid-Atlantic states such as New Jersey, Maryland, and Delaware, the red knot
(a type of sandpiper) is experiencing sharp declines due to over-harvest of the horseshoe crab, whose eggs are the knot's main source of fuel during part of its 18,000-mile, round-trip journey.
In November and December 2010, Allan Baker conducted fieldwork in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, to collect material and field data for an ongoing research project on the annual survival, migratory strategies, and population size of the red knot
When I challenged Theunis to come along, he agreed, and became part of an international team that joined me in February 1995 in a ROM-led expedition to Tierra del Fuego, the southern terminus of the red knot
Montrose beach and the Magic Hedge hosted barn owl, little gull, least tern, red knot
, loggerhead shrike, Bell's vireo and yellow-headed blackbird.
Among the topics are Marie Curie's fingerprint: nuclear spelunking in the Chernobyl zone, future megafauna: a historical perspective on the potential for a wilder Anthropocene, establishing new worlds: the lichens of Petersham, noticing microbial worlds: the postmodern synthesis in biology, holobiont by birth: multi-lineage individuals as the concretion of cooperative processes, and synchronies at risk: the intertwined lives of horseshoe crabs and red knot
World Migratory Bird Day cites seven flagship species: barn swallow, black-tailed godwit, Amur falcon, garganey, yellow-breasted bunting, red knot
, and spoon-billed sandpiper.