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Total funds raised and donated since 12/09/2012

(Includes reserve funds in hand)



2024 funding so far

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

Donations and Grants made;

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

10/12/2021: £950.00 – Opticron telescope and binoculars – Save Shoebill Conservation Project (SSCP)

22/02/2022: £1,000.00 – Grant made to Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Research study of Wilson’s plover on Margarita Island, Venezuela.

22/02/2022: £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.

22/02/2022: £1,000.00 – Grant made to the Small Mammals Conservation and Research Foundation, Nepal for the ongoing study of Wood Snipe in the Himalayas.

22/02/2022: £1,500.00 – Grant made to Breeding ecology research of Endangered Nordmann’s Greenshank, far eastern Russia

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

01/04/2022: £42.09 – Donated to Texel Coastal Birds, Netherlands.

01/04/2022: £52.57 – Donated to New Zealand Black Stilt.

01/04/2022: £ 46.80 – Donated to migrants birds in Guatemala.

29/06/2022: £1,000.00 – Grant made to Oikonos Ecosystem Knowledge for Mono Lake Phalaropes project, USA.

01/10/2022:£101.18 – Donated to Manomet, USA.

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

06/03/2023: £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.

06/03/2023: £525.09 – 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.

06/03/2023: £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.

08/03/2023: £500.00 – Grant made to Quetzalli Nicaragua/ Monitoring and Research Programme to study the declining Snowy Plover population, Nicaragua.

13/03/2023: £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.

13/03/2023: £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.

13/03/2023: £1,100.00 – Donated to Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Research study of Wilson’s Plover on Margarita Island, Venezuela.

24/07/2023: £1,000.00 – Grant to Darwin – Garramilla Shorebird Festival, Northern Territory, Australia.

27/09/2023: £1,000 – Grant made to ornithological Society of the Middle East for Sociable Lapwing protection in Uzbekistan.

01/11/2023: £1,000.00 – Grant to  Trent University, Ontario  Canada project studying declining American Oystercatchers in Virginia USA with a tracking project.

26/01/2024: £1,000.00 – Grant made to Tyne Tees Regional Jack Snipe Project to part fund a a Pulsar Axion2 LRF XG35 Thermal Scope to locate Jack Snipes in darkness.

09/02/2024: £1,000.00 – Grant made to Curlew Action to part fund the “Fieldworkers workshop” at Kings Lynn, Norfolk, England.

29/01/2024: – £1,000.00 2023 Anniversary Grant made to Greengage Films to part fund a public information film about the plight of UK Eurasian Curlews.

15/02/2024: 465.39 – Grant made to Aves Limícolas Cabo Frio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for wader protection and local education projects.

04/04/2024: £418 – Purchase of Colour-rings for American Oystercatchers for Projecto Aves Limícolas Peruíbe, São Paulo, Brazil.


Total Donations and grants made: 45,670.01