The world’s most famous Red Knot – known as B95 because of the number on his leg band – takes off every spring from southern Argentina and launches a 9,000-mile journey to his breeding grounds in northern Canada.


Many shorebird species, including Red Knots, are long distance migrants. B95’s round trip covers 18,000 miles with – incredibly – only six stops. The challenge for conservationists concerned about the precipitous decline in the Red Knot population is that those six stops occur in four countries, each with unique challenges, laws, cultures and attitudes.


On February 13, Manomet Shorebird Recovery Project Director Charles Duncan will deliver a talk in Duxbury, Massachusetts, on the new approaches needed to take on global conservation challenges.


“What happens when an issue stretches over borders and cultures, making it too big and complex to be addressed by any single organization?” Duncan asked. “What happens when the issue spans half the Earth and no single government, nonprofit, corporation or treaty organization has the authority or enough resources to solve it?”


Duncan will describe the creative solutions required to solve global challenges, like shorebird conservation. The talk is titled “New Approaches To Solving Conservation Problems on a Really Big Scale.”


The event begins at 5:30 pm at the Duxbury free library. Admission is free, but reservations are required.


Register to attend the event at


-Dave McGlinchey