United States of America

Summary

  • EAAFP Member since: 2006
  • Number of EAAFP Flyway Network Sites: 2
  • Focal Point Contact:
    • EAAFP Chair, Peter J. Probasco
      Assistant Regional Director of  Migratory Birds and State Programs, United States Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service
      Email: pete_probasco@fws.gov
      Tel: +1 907-786 3375

The United States has been a partner since 2006 (MoP1). It now has 2 Flyway Network Sites, the most recent designation 2016, December. The two sites in the United States supports as a breeding and resting for numerous migratory waterbirds, including some  Key Species of the EAAF.

Click Here: Map of 2 sites 

Flyway Network Sites

Site Information

EAAF SITECODE NAME OF SITE SITE INFORMATION SHEET YEAR SIS UPDATED SITE PHOTOS VIEW IN GOOGLE EARTH
EAAF109 Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge SIS 2012 View View
EAAF133 Qupaluk SIS 2016 View View

Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge

Location: Coastal portion of the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge (U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

Coordinates (lat, long): 63.04000, -163.04000 (eastern edge)

Area: 4,824,000 ha (20% are Native selected and conveyed lands and are not part of the area)

Date of joining: 10 October 2012

Protection status: National Wildlife Refuge

Other listings: Important Bird and Biodiversity Area

Important for Shorebirds, Anatidae, and Others

Important EAAF species:

Limosa lapponica baueri (Bar-tailed Godwit), Calidris alpina arcticola (Dunlin), Arenaria interpres (Ruddy Turnstone), Calidris acuminata (Sharp-tailed Sandpiper), Calidris ptilocnemis (Rock Sandpiper), Pluvialis fulva (Pacific Golden Plover), Clangula hyemalis (Long-tailed Duck), Chen canagica (Emperor Goose), Somateria fischeri (Spectacled Eider), Polysticta stelleri (Steller’s Eider), Sterna paradisaea (Arctic Tern), Sterna aleutica (Aleutian Tern)

Site Related Activities:

Qupaluk

Representative habitat of Qupaluk © Robards/WCS

Location: northeast of Teshekpuk Lake

Coordinates (lat, long): 70.72000, -152.85000

Area: 21100.0 ha

Date of joining: 30 December 2016

Status: within the Teshekpuk Lake Special area

Other listings: Important Bird and Biodiversity Area (IBA)

Important for Shorebirds, Anatidae and Others

Important species

Calidris bairdii (Baird’s Sandpiper), Calidris alpina arcticola (Dunlin), Calidris melanotos (Pectoral Sandpiper), Phalaropus fulcarius (Red Phalarope), Phalaropus lobatus (Red-necked Phalarope), Calidris pusilla (Semipalmated Sandpiper), Calidris acuminata (Sharp-tailed Sandpiper), Calidris himantopus (Stilt Sandpiper), Calidris fuscicollis (White-rumped Sandpiper), Pluvialis dominica (American Golden-Plover), Pluvialis squatarola (Black-bellied Plover), Branta hutchinsii taverneri (Taverner’s Canada Goose), Somateria mollissima (Common Eider), Anser albifrons (Greater White-fronted Goose), Anas crecca (Green-winged Teal), Somateria spectabilis (King Eider), Limodromus scolopaceus (Long-billed Dowitcher), Clangula hyemalis (Long-tailed Duck), Anas platyrhynchos (Mallard), Anas acuta (Northern Pintail), Anas clypeata (Northern Shoveler), Branta bernicla nigricans (Pacific Brant), Mergus serrator (Red-breasted Merganser), Aythya spp.(Scaup spp.), Chen caerulescens (Snow Goose), Somateria fischeri (Spectacled Eider), Polysticta stelleri (Steller’s Eider), Cygnus columbianus (Tundra Swan), Corvus corax (Common Raven), Asio flammeus (Short-eared Owl), Bubo scandiacus (Snowy Owl), Lagopus lagopus (Willow Ptarmigan), Gavia pacifica (Pacific Loon), Gavia stellata (Red-throated Loon), Gavia adamsii (Yellow-billed Loon), Podiceps grisegena (Red-necked Grebe), Sterna paradisaea (Arctic Tern), Larus hyperboreus (Glaucous Gull), Xema sabini (Sabine’s Gull), Stercorarius spp. (Jaeger spp.), Stercorarius longicaudus (Long-tailed Jaeger), Stercorarius parasiticus (Parasitic Jaeger), Stercorarius pomarinus (Pomarine Jaeger)

Resources

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