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A LITTLE BIT ABOUT US
 
Friends of the Red Knot is a club whose members are trying to save the Red Knot bird from extinction by getting it placed on the Endangered Species List and by advocating for a ban on the harvesting of Delaware Bay horseshoe crabs.The club was formed when a few students at the GreenMount School in Baltimore, MD decided to get together and look for ways to help the Red Knot bird. To learn more about the club and how it was formed, click here.

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Photo courtesy of Byron Holston

WHAT IS A RED KNOT?
 
The Red Knot is a small, plump, reddish shorebird. Every year, the Red Knot rufa subspecies migrates from Tierra del Fuego in Chile and Argentina to the Arctic region of Canada to breed. To learn more about the Red Knot and why it needs to be saved, click here.

 
JOIN OUR MAILING LIST
 
You can sign up to receive occasional e-mails from Friends of the Red Knot. We will only send an e-mail when we have important news to report or when there is an opportunity for you to take action to help save the Red Knot. (We do not expect to send more than one e-mail per month, and most likely less.)
 
To sign up for our mailing list, click below to contact us and send us an e-mail asking to be put on the list. We will respond to confirm your request.
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NEW JERSEY PROPOSES CHANGE IN RED KNOT'S STATUS
 
New Jersey has proposed changing the Red Knot's status from Threatened to Endangered. This measure is being taken in response to the fact that Red Knot numbers continue to decline, despite restrictions placed on horseshoe crab harvesting. Click here to view the article.
 
 
 

MIKE APPEARS ON THE DAN RODRICKS RADIO SHOW IN BALTIMORE

On Monday, February 21, 2011, Mike Hudson of Friends of the Red Knot, was a guest on a Baltimore Public Radio show. Midday, hosted by Dan Rodricks, featured information about bird conservation and youth birding, in celebration of the Great Backyard Bird Count. Mike was one of the guests, invited to talk about his experiences trying to save the Red Knot, and his adventures as a youth birder. To listen to the podcast of the show, follow the link below.

http://www.wypr.org/podcast/midday-dan-rodric...

 
 
WRITE LETTERS TO HELP US SAVE THE RED KNOT!!
 
If you want to help save the Red Knot from extinction, there is something you can do to help.
 
You can write letters to people in the Government who are in a position to help the Red Knot. To write to Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley, or Delaware Governor Jack Markell, click here.