I've noticed a severe drop in shorebirds. And I live on a beach. It's very sad. Not sure the article offered much useful advice as to why or what to do. My guess is there's something more going on that we haven't figured out. I used to support Ducks Unlimited when I lived inland (not a duck hunter here) just because they made it their business to keep track of ducks and geese so they'd have lots to kill but in the process, helped identify what needed to be done to preserve the numbers. Wish there was a similar group for shore birds. Songbirds, too.