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Terns Gulls Plovers and Other Shorebirds: Charadriiformes

Gulls, Terns, Plovers, Other Shorebirds, And People

Humans have hunted many species of charadriiform birds for meat, feathers, oil, and eggs. Because Charadriiformes are often found in large flocks during breeding, migration, or the winter season, they have frequently made easy targets for hunters. For example, between 1988 and 1989 alone, some 300,000 to 400,000 thick-billed murres were killed in Greenland.

HUNTERS AND CHARADRIIFORMES

Because different species of Charadriiformes gather in large numbers during breeding, migration, or wintering seasons, they are frequently attractive targets for hunters. Many species have been hunted for their meat, feathers, oil, and eggs. Hunting by humans is believed to have resulted in the extinction of at least two Charadriiformes, the Eskimo curlew and the great auk. Hunting continues to contribute to the threatened state of many other charadriiform species.

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