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Splits, reshuffles and renaming of the plovers and two thick-knees

You will probably now be aware that the Lesser Sand Plover has been split into two species, meaning Lesser Sand Plover Charadrius mongolus becomes Siberian Sand Plover C. mongolus and Tibetan Sand Plover C. atrifrons… or does it? ‘Fraid not! … Continued

Volume 10; Issue 4 newsletter published

In this issue – 2: Wader Quest information. 3: Wader Quest news. 4: 2024 Species Focus 5-6: When is a wader not a wader? (Taxonomic updates) 7-8: List of Charadrii (waders / shorebirds) 9-10: List of Charadrii… there’s more! 11:  … Continued

Wader Quest Volume 10 Issue 2 newsletter out now.

Vol 10 Issue 2: 2023 Wader Quest newsletter is published today, please click on the picture link to view. Contents included in this issue; 2: Wader Quest information. 3-6: Wader Quest news. 7-8: Wader Quest Brasil. 9: Wader Quest South … Continued

2022/3 Wader Quest Grants Summary

As the financial years draws to a close, it is worth looking back to see what species Wader Quest helped to conserve by making grants or donations during that time. As always a number of projects are overseas and there, … 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

Wader Olympics for Plover Appreciation Day

In celebration of Plover Appreciation Day, we have reproduced an article written during the Japanese Olympic Games. As we write this storm Evert is thundering its way across southern England and our ears echo with the sound of rain lashing … Continued

Kentish Plover; What’s In A Name?

The second in the series of interestingly named species is another plover, this time the Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus, as Henry Seebohm put it in his 1888 book The Geographical Distribution of the Family Charadriidae, or, The Plovers, Sandpipers Snipes … Continued

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