A Tale of Three Whimbrels
"Whimbrels on the Wing" Tracks Long-Distance Neotropical Migrants
Whimbrels are among the 386 species defined as Neotropical migratory birds - those that breed in Canada and the United States during our summer and spend our winter in Mexico, Central America, South America or the Caribbean islands. Their migrations can be as long as 10,000 miles one way.
Follow three whimbrels - Postel, Lameque and T6 - as they make their perilous migration journies. Manomet's "Whimbrels on the Wing" story map explores the stories of these three birds and some of the partners who support them.
Through our Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act grant program, the Service provides matching grants to conservation projects throughout the Western Hemisphere, benefiting whimbrels, godwits, curlews and many other long-distance flyers. Partners contribute at least three times the grant amount, leveraging federal dollars for the maximum impact.
Learn about the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act
Invest in Conservation: Become a Grant Partner or Make a Direct Donation to Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation
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