A Pocket Guide to Great Plains Shorebirds
you will find within
This informative booklet was underwritten by the US Fish & Wildlife Service, Division of Migratory Bird Management, the Kansas Chapter of the Nature Conservancy, the Kansas Chickadee Checkoff Program and the Westar Energy Green Team, and published by the Friends of the Great Plains Nature Center.
The co-authors were Suzanne Fellows and Bob Gress.
Suzanne Fellows is a wildlife biologist with the Migratory Bird Division, Region 6, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.
Bob Gress is the Director of the Great Plains Nature Center and Editor for this Pocket Guide series. His photographs have appeared in a wide variety of magazines and in more than 20 books, including Faces of the Great Plains: Prairie Wildlife, Kansas Wildlife, Watching Kansas Wildlife: A Guide to 101 Sites, Oklahoma Breeding Bird Atlas and The Smithsonian Book of North American Mammals.
© 2006 Great Plains Nature Center
The purpose of the Pocket Guide and the Peep's Puddle is to promote greater understanding and awareness of these unique animals and their importance to the Great Plains environment.
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Check out the other GPNC Pocket Guides!
|The Pocket Guide to Kansas Raptors
is online as the RAPTOR'S ROOST.
The Pocket Guide to Common Kansas Mammals is online as the MAMMAL'S DEN.
The Pocket Guide to Great Plains Waterbirds is online as the SHORELINE.
The Pocket Guide to Kansas Flint Hills Wildflowers and Grasses is online as the MEADOW.
The Pocket Guide to Kansas Threatened and Endangered Species is online as the
|The Pocket Guide to Kansas Snakes
is online as the SNAKE'S BURROW.
The Pocket Guide to Kansas Freshwater Mussels is online as the MUSSEL BED.
The Pocket Guide to Common Kansas Butterflies is available as a pdf download.
The Pocket Guide to Common Kansas Backyard Birds is available as a pdf download.
The Pocket Guide to Kansas Red Hills Wildflowers is available as a pdf download.
This GPNC Pocket Guide was made possible with financial support from the following sponsors:
|U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service,
Division of Migratory Bird Management
As the principal federal agency charged with protecting migratory birds we work with partners to maintain healthy populations of migratory birds within the U.S. Guided by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and other bird conservation laws, the Region 6 Migratory Bird Program works to promote bird conservation within the Great Plains and neighboring states. Through direction provided by the U.S. Shorebird Conservation Plan, we develop and participate in regional, national and international shorebird monitoring, assessment and habitat conservation. Our outreach and education initiatives are carried out by the Shorebird Sister Schools Program which links students, communities, scientists and shorebirds along flyways to promote shorebird and habitat conservation. Visit the following websites to learn more about our programs: mountain-prairie.fws.gov, http://www.shorebirdplan.org/ and http://www.fws.gov/sssp/.
|The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to preserve plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive. Via effective and pragmatic solutions, The Nature Conservancy has protected more than 117 million acres of land around the world. In Kansas, the Conservancy has protected more than 71,000 acres of biologically critical, threatened and best remaining examples of the wildlife habitat in the state. For more information, contact The Nature Conservancy in Kansas at 785-233-4400, by email at Kansas@tnc.org or visit our website at www.nature.org/kansas|
The Chickadee Checkoff is a voluntary donation program for nongame projects in Kansas. Taxpayers are able to contribute by assigning any amount they wish on the appropriate line on their Kansas income tax form. Since 1980, the Chickadee Checkoff has distributed over four million dollars to projects that help endangered species, assist in reintroduction efforts of sensitive species, support the popular Outdoor Wildlife Learning Sites program at schools, and hundreds of other nongame conservation projects.
- Westar Energy, Inc. is the largest utility in Kansas serving nearly 700,000 customers with about 35,000 miles of transmission and distribution lines. Since 1989, their employees have operated an environmental team. The Green Team members volunteer hours to improve wildlife habitat through wetland creation and restoration and native grass and tree planting. They build bridges and trails and work to protect and reintroduce sensitive plant and animal species. The Green Team can be contacted at 785-575-8125 or at Ben.Postlethwait@Westarenergy.com
| The Great Plains Nature Center is a cooperative
project between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks
& Tourism and the City of Wichita Department of Park and Recreation. The nature center
features the Koch Habitat Hall, Owls
Nest gift shop, Coleman Auditorium and 2 miles of Chisholm Creek Park nature trails. The Great Plains Nature Center
web site Home Page is www.gpnc.org Please visit or
contact us at: Great Plains Nature Center, 6232 East 29th Street North, Wichita, KS 67220,
phone: (316) 683-5499.
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