2021 round up.

A summery of Wader Quest’s year

A big THANK YOU to everyone who has supported us again this year, through difficult and uncertain times.

Please continue to support Wader Quest as we endeavour to support those who are working to preserve and conserve waders or shorebirds across our planet.


Why not sign up a friend or family member as a gift? It is affordable, something different and unusual, plus of course, it helps us to help wader conservation projects.

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This year we have donated or made grants to the total of £6,903.

    • OSME Sociable Lapwing project; pin badges to value £30.
    • Nordmann’s Greenshank breeding project, Russia Optics to value of £513.
    • Aves Limícolas , São Paulo, Brazil a grant of £1,320 for community awareness projects and beach protection.
    • Shropshire Ornithological Society Save our Curlews project a grant of £1,500 for electric predator fencing.
    • Élvonal Shorebird Science Project – optics and grant for nest protection to value of £1,790.
    • Nepalese Ornithological Union a grant for breeding Wood Snipe survey £800.
    • Save Shoebill Conservation Project (SSCP) Opticron telescope and binoculars to the value of £950.00.

In the year that e seem to have lost the British Bird Fair for ever here are some other landmarks in our year.

  • We welcomed our first Patrons Tim Appleton MBE and Penny Robinson. (Pictured right).
  • We gave 4 live talks raising £472 (25 talks in 2019 before lockdown raising £2,461)
  • We gave 8 virtual talks raising £107.
  • We entered a team in the Global Bird Weekend;
    • from 8 countries
    • seeing 524 species
    • raising £135 for BirdLife International.
  • Wader Conservation World Watch was a big success
    • Participants; 582 up from 489.
    • Species 176 up from 165.
    • Countries; 65 up from 52.
  • Pat and Neil Hodges held a benefit quiz night for Wader Quest raising £327.
  • We attended the NW Birdwatching Festival at WWT Martin Mere our only live event this year raising £610.
  • We did three virtual events abroad;
    • 1° Festival International de Aves Playeras de Ansenuza (Argentina).
    • Avistar – Festival de Aves Migratorias (Brazil).
    • India Avian Adventures – Podcast. (India).

Whatever you celebrate at this time of year, wherever you are in the world, we hope you have much peace and enjoy a prosperous 2022;

– from the Wader Quest team.