Team Wader Quest – Global Birding Weekend

The last time I had two British ticks on the same day was in 1987; Isabelline Shrike and Little Auk! Today, I repeated that feat, and moreover, they were both waders! The last time I ticked two waders on the … 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

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

Plover Appreciation Day 2020

Well, all I can say is that we hope the plovers appreciate the effort we put in to celebrate them! We were after just 4 species that can be found at this time of year; Northern Lapwing, plus Grey, European Golden and Common Ringed Plovers. The Little … 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

The World’s Wattled Waders.

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A number of wattled waders have evolved displaying spectacular caruncles to adorn their heads. Principle among these birds are the lapwings (Vanellidae) but a number of jacanas (Jacanidae) show flamboyant face furniture too. A caruncle is a small, fleshy protuberance … Continued

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