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Total funds raised and donated since 12/09/2012

(Includes reserve funds in hand)



Donations and disbursements

Previous Appeals

-Spoon-billed Sandpiper- £3,526.06
–   Hooded Plover  – £1,316.33
– Magellanic Plover –£1,199.38

Appeals total: £6,041.77


05/03/2014: £20.94 (US$35.00) – Donated to Western Snowy Plover appeal. Audubon California.

20/03/2014: £20.94 (US$35.00) – Donated to Galveston oil spill appeal. Audubon, Texas.

24/03/2015: £34.41 (US$50.00) – Donated to Waders in Working Wetlands – Shorebird Extravaganza.

26/03/2015: £53.02 (AUD100.00) – Donated to STOP Shorebirds from Dying BirdLife Australia.

20/07/2015: £10.00 – Donated to Saint Helena National Trust ‘Adopt a Wirebird’ (St Helena Plover).

18/12/2015: £95.73 (AUD200.00) – Donated to BirdLife Australia for the Silent Shorebird Crisis Appeal.

29/12/2015: £141.27 (US$ 200.00) – Donated to South Island Wildlife Hospital.

07/01/2016: £199.85 (R$1,125.00) –  Donated to Conectando os Pontos donated via Kickante site.

06/04/2016: £100.72 (NZ$200.00) – Donated to Pukorokoro Miranda Trust for purchase of Robert Findlay Reserve.

20/04/2016: £100.00 – Donated to Mary Colwell for The Curlew Walk.

22/01/2017: £100.00 – Donated to Staffordshire Wildlife Trust Hazel Barrow Appeal.

05/03/2017: £336.24 (AU$520.71) – Donated to Wing Threads.

14/03/2017: £94.18 (US$115.00) – Donated to Protect our Plovers; San Francisco Bird Observatory.

13/04/2017: £50.00 – Donated to the Azerbaijan research project.

05/05/2017: £153.33 (AU$265.61) – Donated to Tassie Shorebird Rescue.

13/08/2017: £50.00 – Donated to Ben’s big Curlew Ride (BTO)

15/08/2017: £15.00 – Donated to Snettisham Hide Appeal (RSPB)

04/10/2017: £582.02 – Donated to Humber Ringing Group for ‘Phutt’ net development.

01/05/2018: £1,000.00 – Donated to the world’s largest bird table – emergency food aid for the Endangered Great Knot.

04/05/2018: £100.00 – Donated to Whaups Up! Scottish Curlew Conference.

25/05/2018: £438.67 (ZAR1,750.00) – Donated to Nature’s Valley Trust, Western Cape South Africa for educational booklets, brochures and equipment.

20/06/2018: £100.00 – Donated binoculars to Southend School for Girls nature club.

07/07/2018: £119.00 – Donated to Curlew Country South Cumbria for fundraising and publicity banners.

06/03/2019: £1,000.00 – Donated to Curlew Country Shropshire the Lowland Curlew Recovery Project – Eurasian Curlew recovery outside reserves and upland areas.

31/05/2019: £1,000.00 – Bird Conservation Society Thailand donation towards new hide at reserve to protect the Critically Endangered Spoon-billed Sandpiper.

10/07/2019: £500.00 – Donated to Theatre Kimberley for their Shorebird Quest project in Roebuck Bay, Western Australia.

21/11/2019: £500.00 – Donated to  Community Workshop for Far Eastern Curlew Conservation Action in Pantai Desa Sungai Cemara, Jambi, Indonesia.

13/12/2019: £500.00 – Donated to Curlew Action for Curlew Packs for volunteers.

13/12/2019: £775.00 – Donated to Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust to purchase an incubator for Eurasian Curlew head-starting.

01/02/2020: £300.00 – Donated to Projeto Aves Limícolas to purchase signs prohibiting dogs and cars from the beach in Peruíbe, São Paulo, Brazil.

09/03/2020 £781.23 – Donated to Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network for Brazilian beaches project.

15/12/2020 £487.94 – Donation to help recruit, train, and support shorebird enthusiasts for the International Shorebird Survey – Manomet/ISS

06/05/2021 £30.00 – Donation of 10 Sociable Lapwing pin badges to OSME for Sociable Lapwing conservation awareness-raising gifts in Kazakhstan.

08/05/2021 £210.00 – Donated to BirdLife International; Stop Illegal Killing of Migratory Birds appeal.

08/06/2021 £187.11 – Donation to Mono Lake Phalarope Project, studying Wilson’s and Red-necked Phalaropes on salt lakes in North America.

30/10/2021; £414.88 – Donation of Trail camera and electric fencing nest protection to Curlew Action to monitor and protect Eurasian Curlew nests in UK.

22/02/2022: £2,000.00 – Donated to Projeto Aves Limícolas for ongoing work protecting the beaches of São Paulo State, Brazil.

16/11/2022: £2,500.00 – Donated to Projeto Aves Limícolas for ongoing work protecting the beaches of São Paulo State, Brazil.

Total Donations made: £15,059.60

Grants Fund:

26/09/2014: £70.81 Celluloid colour rings and measuring equipment purchased for use on Javan Plover and White-headed Stilt and sent to Anak Burung Birdbanding Club, Indonesia.

29/10/2014: £133.14 Five mist nets purchased to capture and monitor wintering waders and sent to CORBIDI (Centro de Ornitología y Biodiversidad) in Paracas National Reserve, Peru.

30/10/2015: £350.00 Opticron IS70 (18-54 eyepiece) telescope and Opticron 10×50 Discovery binoculars for monitoring human disturbance on South African beaches sent to Nature’s Valley Trust, Western Cape, South Africa.

17/12/2015: £55.39 Celluloid colour rings purchased for use on Javan Plover and sent to Anak Burung Birdbanding Club, Indonesia.

09/02/2016: £650.00 Colour engraved leg flags purchased for use with Nearctic waders sent to Conectando os Pontos, Paraíba, Brazil.

31/10/2016: £217.33 Ringing pliers and weighing scales for use to study migrant wader habitat selection, sent to  Migratory ecology of Charadriiformes project along the Brazilian coast.

05/12/2016: £178.12 Celluloid colour leg rings, various sizes. Migratory ecology of Charadriiforms project along the Brazilian coast.

01/05/2018: £1,000.00 (€1111.80) 5th Anniversary Grant; Conservation of Waders in the Ciénaga de San Juan de los Cayos, Venezuela (additional donation from Opticron of £500 optics).

26/04/2019: £1,296.00 Geolocators (Light level recorders); Icelandic breeding Purple Sandpipers, Highland Ringing Group/Research Centre for Environmental Science, Raufarhöfn, Melrakkaslétta, Iceland.

16/07/2019: £1,000.00 to the Small Mammals Conservation and Research Foundation, Nepal for studying of Wood Snipe in the Himalayas.

15/09/2019: £132.00 to Wirral Wader Festival for leaflets.

25/11/2019: £1,000.00 6th Anniversary Grant; Shorebirds Peninsular Malaysia Project, Nature Camp Programme, Teluk Air Tawar – Kuala Muda, Malaysia.

15/01/2020: £158.40 Opticron car window mount and Velbon Tripod, to study WHSRN sites for Snowy and Wilson’s Plovers – Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Research

28/02/2020: £703.74 – Kowa Scope and Velbon tripod sent to Élvonal Shorebird Science for use by field operatives in Eastern Europe – Debrecen University, Hungary.

26/01/2021: £513.17 – Vortex telescope, tripod and binoculars, High Country tripod – Breeding ecology research of Endangered Nordmann’s Greenshank, Russia.

19/03/2021: £1,320 – Poster and signs plus monitoring of beaches in São Paul and Rio de Janeiro – Aves Limícolas Peruíbe, São Paulo, Brazil.

19/03/2021: £1,500 – Electric fencing to protect Eurasian Curlew nests – Shropshire Ornithological Society ‘Save our Curlews’.

19/03/2021: £1,790 – Opticron telescope and binoculars, Velbon tripod and cages to protect ground nesting species – Élvonal Shorebird Science Turov Meadow project, Belarus.

01/06/2021: £800.00 to the Small Mammals Conservation and Research Foundation, Nepal for studying of Wood Snipe in the Himalayas.

10/12/21: £950.00 – Opticron telescope and binoculars – Save Shoebill Conservation Project (SSCP)

22/02/22: £1,000.00 – Grant made to Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Research study of Wilson’s plover on Margarita Island, Venezuela.

22/02/22: £1,000.00 – Grant made to Red de Observadores de Aves y Vida Silvestre de Chile (ROC) for a study of the Fuegian Snipe in Patagonia.

22/02/22: £1,000.00 – Grant made to the Small Mammals Conservation and Research Foundation, Nepal for the ongoing study of Wood Snipe in the Himalayas.

22/02/22: £1,500.00 – Grant made to Breeding ecology research of Endangered Nordmann’s Greenshank, far eastern Russia.

29/06/22: £1,000.00 – Grant made to Oikonos Ecosystem Knowledge for Mono Lake Phalaropes project, USA.

06/03/23: £1,000.00 – Anniversary Grant made to Alicia Hayden a Freelance Filmmaker, to assist in the production of a short educational film about Eurasian Curlew conservation and exploring the Curlew’s life from birth to death.

06/03/23: £500.00 – Grant made to a study of Two-banded Plovers by the National University of Patagonia San Juan Bosco. Faculty of Natural Sciences and Health Sciences. Investigating the local migration of birds during the breeding and non-breeding seasons and to raise awareness in local communities about migratory shorebirds.

06/03/23: £500.00 – Grant made to the Colectivo Amigos de las Aves de Calima el Darién, for equipment to monitor the Collared Plover and educate local communities about the importance of their protection, Colombia.

08/03/23: £500.00 – Grant made to Quetzalli Nicaragua/ Monitoring and Research Programme to study the declining Snowy Plover population, Nicaragua.

13/03/23: £500.00 – Grant made to Ugii Lake Shorebird Monitoring Centre,  to assess and monitor, the distribution and numbers of shorebirds during northward and southward migration and those breeding while promoting public awareness, especially among local government officials at Ugii Lake Mongolia.

13/03/23: £2112.00 – Grant made to Shropshire Ornithological Society Save our Curlews Campaign, in a study to find out how Curlew chicks use the landscape, and what happens to them. Understanding the reasons for low levels of chick survival is part of the key to an effective conservation plan.  UK.

Total disbursements from Grants Fund: £24,430.10

Please note these figures do not include income from merchandising and sales and only reflect monies that are ring-fenced for wader conservation.