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Copper River Delta from air, Alaska

Copper River Delta from air, Alaska

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Uploaded 19 Jan 2013 by Peter Prokosch
Year: 2013
From collection: Arctic Biodiversity
Taken by: Peter Prokosch
The Copper River Delta, which extends for 2,800 km2 is considered the largest contiguous wetlands - partly tidal flats - along the Pacific coast of North America. It is used annually by 16 million shorebirds, including the world's entire population of western sandpipers. It has a similar function as the most important spring staging area of Arctic shorebirds along the East Pacific flywaya as the European Wadden Sea has on the East-Atlantic flyway. Each year in May the Copper River Delta Shor ...
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