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

Dotterel; What’s in a name?

The Dotterel Charadrius morinellus; when I first heard the name as a youngster it was one of those, almost mythical species, which, as far as I could see, I had little or no chance of ever seeing. In those days … Continued

It’s here! WCWW7 is this weekend – let’s get wader watching!

Whether you call them waders or shorebirds, they are still the most exciting group of birds on the planet (in our opinion) and they are also some of the most threatened birds on earth. #wcww7   Their conservation is urgent … Continued

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

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