Whimbrel is a fairly large shorebird that is found within both the eastern and western hemispheres. In North America they breeds in boreal and arctic regions. They winters from the mid-coasts of the United States through parts of coastal South America, coastal Surinam, north central Brazil, and some Caribbean islands. Some migrating Whimbrels fly nonstop approximately 2,500 miles to South America from their breeding grounds in southern Canada or New England. You can see tracking maps of individuals fitted with transmitters here. They are listed as a species of least concern on the IUCN Red List.