Red Knot (Calidris canutus rufa)

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Listing Status:   

Where Listed: WHEREVER FOUND

General Information

Length: 25-28 cm. Adults in spring: Above finely mottled with grays, black and light ochre, running into stripes on crown; throat, breast and sides of head cinnamon-brown; dark gray line through eye; abdomen and undertail coverts white; uppertail coverts white, barred with black. Adults in winter: Pale ashy gray above, from crown to rump, with feathers on back narrowly edged with white; underparts white, the breast lightly streaked and speckled, and the flanks narrowly barred with gray. Adults in autumn: Underparts of some individuals show traces of the "red" of spring.

  • States/US Territories in which the Red Knot, is known to or is believed to occur:  Alabama , Connecticut , Delaware , Florida , Georgia , Illinois , Indiana , Kansas , Louisiana , Maine , Maryland , Massachusetts , Michigan , Mississippi , Missouri , Montana , Nebraska , New Hampshire , New Jersey , New York , North Carolina , North Dakota , Ohio , Oklahoma , Rhode Island , South Carolina , South Dakota , Texas , Virginia , West Virginia , Wisconsin
  • US Counties in which the Red Knot, is known to or is believed to occur:  View All
  • USFWS Refuges in which the Red Knot, is known to occur:  Amagansett National Wildlife Refuge, Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Big Boggy National Wildlife Refuge, Blackbeard Island National Wildlife Refuge, Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge  ... Show All Refuges
  • Countries in which the the Red Knot, is known to occur:  Argentina, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, U.S. Virgin Islands, Venezuela
  • Additional species information
 
Current Listing Status Summary
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
01/12/2015 Northeast Region (Region 5)

» Federal Register Documents

Federal Register Documents
Date Citation Page Title
12/11/2014 79 FR 73705 73748 Threatened Species Status for the Rufa Red Knot
12/10/2008 73 FR 75176 75244 Review of Native Species That Are Candidates for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions; Proposed Rule
09/12/2006 71 FR 53756 53835 Review of Native Species That Are Candidates or Proposed for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions
09/30/2013 78 FR 60023 60098 Proposed Threatened Status for the Rufa Red Knot (Calidris canutus rufa); Proposed Rule
12/06/2007 72 FR 69034 69106 Review of Native Species That Are Candidates for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions; Proposed Rule
04/04/2014 79 FR 18869 18870 Proposed Threatened Status for the Rufa Red Knot (Calidris canutus rufa)
11/21/2012 77 FR 69993 70060 Review of Native Species That Are Candidates for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions
05/14/2014 79 FR 27548 27550 Proposed Threatened Status for the Rufa Red Knot (Calidris canutus rufa)
11/09/2009 74 FR 57804 57878 Review of Native Species That Are Candidates for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions
10/26/2011 76 FR 66370 66439 Review of Native Species That Are Candidates for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions
11/10/2010 75 FR 69222 69294 Review of Native Species That Are Candidates for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions; Proposed Rule

» Recovery

No recovery information is available for the Red Knot.

» Critical Habitat

No critical habitat rules have been published for the Red Knot.

» Conservation Plans

Candidate Conservation Agreements (CCA): (learn more)
CCA Plan Summaries
Red Knot Cooperative Agreement

» Petitions

» Life History

No Life History information has been entered into this system for this species.

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