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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 – 10 Sociable Lapwing pin badges donated to OSME to use as Sociable Lapwing conservation awareness-raising gifts in Kazakhstan.

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

Total Donations made: £11,747.61

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.

Total disbursements from Grants Fund: £18,318.10

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