Waders and shorebirds make use of the richness of shallow waters to find abundant food. Their long legs allow them to move nimbly along the shore and give them an elevated position from which to look for food.
The red knot makes one of the longest migrations in the world, traveling over 9,000 miles in a year!
The piping plover’s melodious song is referenced both in its common and scientific names. Learn more
The gathering of sandhill cranes along Nebraska's Platte River is one of North America's great natural spectacles. Learn more
Once pushed to the very brink of extinction, the whooping crane is gradually making a comeback. Learn more