Latin: Haematopus palliatus
Coastal birds and the beaches, wetlands, and clean water they need are more vulnerable than you might think. Over the past few decades, North American seabird and shorebird populations have dropped nearly 70 percent on average. Challenges include disturbance by beachgoers, overdevelopment, climate change, and pollution. Still, there's hope — and plenty we can do to make a difference! Learn more below.