Project: An economic analysis of shorebirds and shorebirding on Delaware Bay (R/CT-4)
Principal Investigator: George Parsons, University of Delaware
Hundreds of thousands of migratory birds visit Delaware Bay on their journey from South America to Canada each year. Red knots, sanderlings, ruddy turnstones, semipalmated sandpipers, and other shorebirds stop to feed on horseshoe crab eggs in the shallow waters of the bay and its tributaries.
Sea Grant researcher George Parsons is surveying residents and birdwatchers in Delaware to learn how much they value shorebirds and shorebird conservation programs.
The information will be important for managers and policy makers as they make decisions regarding Delaware Bay’s resources.
See below for the full project abstract.