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Planting Trees can Decrease Wader Populations

We all know the benefits of reforestation. Reversing human land conversion, increasing carbon capture and reinstating habitats can be no bad thing, right? However, there is more to consider here, such as the species that use open spaces, such as … Continued

Losing Saline Lakes will take Phalarope Species down too

Two species of Phalaropes, the Wilson’s Phalarope (Phalaropus tricolor) and the Red-necked Phalarope (Phalaropus lobatus) use North American saline lakes for their mid-life stages. Virtually all Wilson’s Phalaropes stage here, with up to 60% of the population spotted in a single lake’s … Continued

Wader Quest Summer Newsletter is online!

After a slight delay occasioned by the Birdfair, the long awaited Summer Newsletter from Wader Quest is out. Vol. 9 – Issue 2: Summer 2020 Here is a list of contents:    

The Wader Guru.

Coming soon to the Wader Quest website, the Wader Guru. This is a panel of experts who are waiting to answer any questions you may have regarding waders/shorebirds. The page will have many FAQs, the number and scope of which … Continued

Wader Quest Brasil / Projeto Aves Limícolas update

The indefatigable team of Bruno Lima and Karina Ávila of Wader Quest Brasil / Projeto Aves Limícolas, recently attended an event in Ilha Comprida (Long Island – São Paulo) with the Ilha Comprida Bird watching Club (Clube de Observadores de … Continued

News from Margarita Island – Venezuela

Earlier this year Wader Quest supported a project in northern Venezuela to study the population of Wilson’s Plovers Charadrius wilsonia of the subspecies cinnamominus on Margarita Island. The study, which is part of the ELVONAL Shorebird initiative, concerns the effect … Continued

Lesser Sandplover split

When we did our travelling at the very start of Wader Quest, back in 2012, we made some arbitrary decisions about the taxonomic status of various closely related taxa. This drew some raised eyebrows in some quarters and, I dare … Continued

Recent Wader Quest grants.

Like everyone else, Wader Quest has suffered from the recent lean times, but, we have still been able to fund some very interesting projects already this year. As the income has been reduced due to a lack of events and … Continued

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 … Continued

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