North American shorebird populations have declined dramatically in recent years. Causes of these declines have been attributed to the impacts of development in critical shorebird habitats and human-caused disturbances within breeding and overwintering areas. Identifying St. Kitts, a key stop-over site for shorebirds, EPIC conducted research on waterbirds at all wetland locations on St. Kitts. This island has a unique series of shallow, hypersaline wetlands scattered across a long, thin, and hilly southeast peninsula and at the base of the northern mountains. Seasonal drying of these shallow wetlands exposes large areas of salt flats, thereby providing ideal habitat for overwintering and breeding shorebirds. As part of this research, EPIC published numerous manuscripts and provided the Important Bird Area documentation for St. Kitts and Nevis.