Red Knot & White Ibis

[Red Knot and White Ibis]

Here is a Red Knot, not easily identified (and not so common). It is a relative of the sandpiper and not a curlew, snipe or sanderling.

The red knot has been classified "endangered" since 2014, based on its disappearing food source (E.g., Delaware Bay horseshoe crabs). This bird migrates from the southern tip of South America to the Arctic and back each year, very hearty but facing a dwindling food supply. I was lucky to be on the Gulf Coast in April, when their mass migration takes them here for a rest stop near Sarasota Bay. Its friend here is a white ibis.

Short article about the red knot ]

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