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Delany, S. & Scott, D. (eds.) 2006. Waterbird population estimates. Wetlands International, Wageningen, Netherlands. http://global.wetlands.org/WatchRead/tabid/56/mod/1570/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/2028/Default.aspx [Accessed 20 March 2010].
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Trends in Arctic shorebird populations
Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Shorebirds are the most diverse group of Arctic breeding birds and one of the most abundant. From the Arctic, they migrate to their non-breeding grounds along well-defined flyways that circle the world. As a group, however, their recent conservation status has been unfavorable. Trend data are only available for 65 of the 112 breeding shorebird populations that are wholly or largely confined to the Arctic. Of these, 35 populations (54%) are in decline, 29 are stable, and only one is increasing.