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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

Irish Government announces a scheme to protect breeding waders – By Aberdeen Powell

On October 10th, 2023, the Irish Government announced a scheme to protect breeding waders in the republic, as part of a broad investment in nature and the environment. The scheme, which includes a €30 million investment in the Breeding Wader … 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 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:    

Countdown to WCWW8; 4 days to go

This week we are counting down to Wader Conservation World Watch, with artworks from five fantastic artists. Now only four days to go to Wader Conservation World Watch and today we are celebrating the Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata, which is … Continued

World Curlew Day

It is world Curlew Day, when we concentrate our thoughts towards the different species of Curlew and Whimbrel around the world and the trouble they are in. N. borealis   Eskimo Curlew  Critically Endangered (EXTINCT) – Top left © BNHM N. tenuirostris … 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

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

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