Global Bird Day – Join Team Wader Quest

The 8th to the 10th of October is Global Bird Weekend and on the 9th is Global Big Day. Each year teams and individuals go out birding and report their sightings to eBird. This year, since the idea is to … 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

Clive Minton remembered in Broome…

For many years now there has been talk of an interpretative centre at the marvellous Broome Bird Observatory. This has finally come to fruition in the form of the Clive Minton Discovery Centre, named and dedicated to the late Clive … Continued

New series; Breeding waders in South America Pt 1 – Lapwings

South America is well known for its many unusual bird families, some of which occur nowhere else; antbirds, hummingbirds, ovenbirds, woodcreepers, manakins and cotingas all spring readily to mind. As a result, when planning trips to the region few people … Continued

Announcing New Wader Quest Patrons

The Board of Trustees is very pleased to announce that Tim Appleton MBE and Penny Robinson, the driving force behind Global Bird Weekend, have agreed to be joint Patrons of Wader Quest. This couple will need no introduction to you … 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

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

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