Shorebird Plan

The U.S. Shorebird Conservation Plan is a conservation strategy for migratory shorebirds and the habitats upon which they depend.


Mississippi Alluvial Valley and West Gulf Coastal Plains & Ozarks

The Mississippi Alluvial Valley and West Gulf Coastal Plain/Ouachitas Bird Conservation Regions serve as a migratory corridor for 28 species of shorebirds and a breeding/wintering location for three additional species. Migrant shorebird populations typically stopover from July through October, with a peak in late August/early September for fall migration, and from April to mid-May with a peak in mid-April for spring migration, but fall habitat is most limiting to shorebirds in this region.

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Shorebird Conservation Plans

The main goals of the Joint Venture’s shorebird plan, originally completed in 2000, are to ensure that an adequate quantity and quality of shorebird habitat is maintained at the local level to allow maintenance or restoration of shorebird populations at the continental and hemispheric levels. For more information visit the U.S. Shorebird Conservation Plan page.

View or download the U.S. Shorebird Conservation Plan and related technical documents.