Five migratory bird flyways converge in Alaska. As long-distance migrants, Alaska’s shorebirds (sandpipers, plovers, and phalaropes) rely on healthy ecological conditions in multiple sites along their annual journeys. Because of deteriorating environmental conditions across the globe, shorebird populations have sharply declined, especially those in the East Asia-Australasia Flyway. Habitat loss at migration and wintering sites, climate and environmental changes, and hunting are involved. Seventeen of the 41 shorebird populations that regularly occur in Alaska are now considered imperiled or of high concern. This situation has increased the need for information and collaboration along shorebirds’ migratory routes.

 

Talliman upalriit yaqulget tengyarait egmiutelartut Alaskami. Yaaqvarpagmek egilrasten͞

guameng Alaskam

ceńairi kemyukilartut perritellriamek cailkamek ellamek-llu arulairvirugaitni allrakuaqan

egilarrnginanermeggni. Nunarpiim qainga, ella cali yuilquq, assiirusngan tamarmi, amllertatai

igterpallallruut, arcaqarluteng awkut tengaurviit uitalriit akmani East Asia-Australasia-mi. Ikegliqanillrat

upagnariaqata cali uksuviatni, ella cali cailkaq cimilriit, pissulallrit-llu ilagausngaut. Akimiaq-malruk

ilangarrluku 41 ceńairet amllertatai quyurquratulit Alaskami maa-i-gguq tangrrumaut tamapiggniararluteng

wall'u qailluiturnarqarkauluteng. Mat'um-gguq ilumuqapigtellra pitekluku elpengcarnarqut yuut cali-llu

calilgulluteng ikayusqumaluki tamatumun yaqulget tumyaraitnek tengaaviitnek.