World Migratory Bird Day

Just over half the wader/shorebird species of the world are migratory, and it is these species that seem to be having the worst of it when it comes to dwindling populations. Breeding and non-breeding areas have long been known and … Continued

‘Banded Dotts’ at Kaikoura film, Nest 38, winner at International Wildlife Film Festival.

It is sad to say that the success of this film rests upon the fact that the ‘Banded Dotts’ (Double-banded Plovers outside of New Zealand), are doing badly when the try to breed on the beach at Kaikoura, and indeed … Continued

World Curlew Day

It is world Curlew Day, when we concentrate our thoughts towards the different species of Curlew and Whimbrel around the world and the trouble they are in. N. borealis   Eskimo Curlew  Critically Endangered (EXTINCT) – Top left © BNHM N. tenuirostris … Continued

New Wader Quest Pin Badges announced

Earlier this year we asked pin badge enthusiasts which two species, from a list of four (Red Knot, Common Snipe, Terek Sandpiper and Collared Pratincole), they would most like to see in the Wader Quest collection. Adding together all the … Continued

Double-banded Plover uplisted to Near Threatened.

Double-banded Plover uplisted to Near Threatened. The Double-banded Plover Charadrius bicinctus has been added to the list of waders or shorebirds that are Near Threatened. They are undergoing declines so severe that they are causing concern and warranting a place … Continued

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

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