For over 20 years, Pronatura Noroeste, together with Universidad Autónoma de Baja California Sur, has implemented conservation actions for shorebirds that live year-round or overwinter in northwestern Mexico. This program covers all priority wetlands used as habitat by shorebirds, and involves conservation research, protection of critical areas, population monitoring, habitat restoration, mitigation of impacts, and environmental education in schools and the community.

One of the most important projects of this program relates to the protection of the beaches at El Golfo de Santa Clara in Sonora, where approximately 3,000 Red Knots congregate. The Red Knots feed on the Smelt spawning in the Gulf of California, which arrive at the same time as these birds.

Fotografías: archivo PNO.

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