Countdown to WCWW8; 1 day to go

Forget Christmas Eve, forget Hallowe’en, when it comes to excitement you can’t beat WCWW Eve. Just one more sleep folks!

For the last of our countdown to Wader Conservation World Watch artworks, we are taking you all back to where Wader Quest started, the reason that we exist at all; the Spoon-billed Sandpiper Calidris pygmaea (formerly Eurynorhynchus pygmea), the object of our fundraising efforts way back in 2012, my we’ve come a long way since then. The artist Ayuwat Jearwattanakanok who used to work to save the Spoonies at Pak Thale in Thailand, where we saw our birds. Ayuwat also featured as one of our artists back in October 2017.

Ayuwat wrote: The story behind this was that I wanted to make a hopeful painting for Spoonie, so I put 2 juveniles there with just 1 adult [and two Red-necked Stints Calidris rusicollis; left and right]. The vegetation is Sueda maritima, a plant that can be commonly found in salt pans where the spoonies can be found.