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Eury the Spoon-billed Sandpiper

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An A5, 80 page book following the life of Eury, a spoon-billed sandpiper, from hatching until…well… you’ll have to read it to find out!  A beautifully illustrated book for children.

Spoon-Billed Sandpiper Pin Badge (code 15)

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Enameled Wader Quest pin badge, depicting the Spoon-Billed Sandpiper.

Number 15 in the series of enameled pin badges, depicting waders from across the world – some familiar and readily seen in many places, others rare and exotic from remote locations. Each pin has a card with two photos on front; one of the bird from which the pin was designed and the other a photo of typical habitat in which the bird can be found and where the pin is attached to the card. Click on the badge to see a larger image.

Spoon-billed Sandpiper numbers update

The bad news is, the Spoon-billed Sandpiper population is still declining, the good news is that it is at a rate of around 8-9% a year and not the 25% it was a few years ago (2009). Back in the … Continued

Spoon-billed Sandpiper

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Scientific Name: Calidris pygmaea     Spoon-billed Sandpiper Fact File Distribution: Breeds in north-eastern Siberia; winters in south-east Asia. Conservation Status: Critically Endangered Subspecies: None – Monotypic Further Reading:  Captive Breeding and Headstarting Explained WWT Captive Breeding and Headstarting Programmes … Continued

Calidrine Sandpipers

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The family, SCOLOPACIDAE, is made up of sixteen genera split between seven subfamilies. Subfamily CALIDRINAE comprises twenty-four species in just one genus, Calidris. Family: SCOLOPACIDAE (Rafinesque 1815) Subfamily: CALIDRINAE (Reichenbach 1849) Genus:  Calidris – Greek; kalidris or skalidris grey-coloured waterside birds mentioned by … Continued

Latest newsletter released Vol. 11 Iss. 1

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In this issue: 2: Wader Quest information 3: Wader Quest news 4- 5: Grants awarded 6: News from Brazil 7: Fundraising news; Big Green Hike 2024 8: Fundraising News; My Giving Circle grant / Republic of Ireland’s National Bird 9: … Continued

Another successful AGM

On the 27th of November 2022 we held our virtual AGM via Microsoft Teams and it all went according to plan, largely due to the effort, ideas and planning carried out by Elizabeth Anderson, who hosted the event, and Secretary … Continued

Wader Guru panel

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The Wader Guru panel Graham Appleton: UK (England) based – Graham has been studying waders since 1974, when he first joined the Wash Wader Ringing (now Research) Group. Initially a teacher and latterly Director of Communications at BTO, he now … Continued