Plover Appreciation Day

Plover Appreciation Day 16th September 2020 Plovers the world over are fighting to retain their foothold on beaches and other habitats being overwhelmed by human beings. Spare a thought for our plovers by appreciating them on the 16th of September. … Continued

Guest blog 2: Intermountain Bird Observatory Long-billed Curlew Project Update – Heather Hayes

Long-billed Curlew © Petra ClaytonIt has now been over a decade since the Intermountain Bird Observatory (IBO) began delving into the lives of the charismatic Long-billed Curlew. Our project began in 2009 with the initial objective of assisting the Idaho … Continued

How are waders being affected by a warming tundra?

We are witnessing a warming Arctic tundra due to climate change. You could be justified for thinking that rising temperatures would result in an increase in the abundance of insects. You could further surmise that this would be a positive … Continued

Captive breeding and headstarting

When a species is in trouble and on the brink of extinction drastic measures may have to be taken. Captive breeding and headstarting are last-resort weapons available in the conservationists armoury. Here we explain captive breeding and headstarting. These tools … Continued

World Migratory Bird Day

Today is World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD). A large number of waders are champion migrants. Two great examples being the globetrotting Red Knots which breed in northern Canada and winter on the coasts of southern South America, and the record … Continued

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