Countdown to WCWW8; 1 day to go

Forget Christmas Eve, forget Hallowe’en, when it comes to excitement you can’t beat WCWW Eve. Just one more sleep folks! For the last of our countdown to Wader Conservation World Watch artworks, we are taking you all back to where … Continued

Countdown to WCWW8; 2 days to go

Still counting down to our WCWW weekend, and now with just two days to go. As we approach the opening of our annual global wader watch we feature a bird that it is highly unlikely that anyone will see ever … Continued

Clive Minton remembered in Broome…

For many years now there has been talk of an interpretative centre at the marvellous Broome Bird Observatory. This has finally come to fruition in the form of the Clive Minton Discovery Centre, named and dedicated to the late Clive … 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

Kentish Plover; What’s In A Name?

The second in the series of interestingly named species is another plover, this time the Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus, as Henry Seebohm put it in his 1888 book The Geographical Distribution of the Family Charadriidae, or, The Plovers, Sandpipers Snipes … Continued

Dotterel; What’s in a name?

The Dotterel Charadrius morinellus; when I first heard the name as a youngster it was one of those, almost mythical species, which, as far as I could see, I had little or no chance of ever seeing. In those days … Continued

Wader Conservation World Watch results and newsletter out now!

Stop Press: 11th hour additions to lists as we prepared to post. WCWW7 has been a great success, despite initial fears prompted by the problems of lockdowns and restricted movement around the world due to Covid-19. We have set a … Continued

A mythical Māori bird is gone, but its name still lives on (albeit in an extinct bird!)

This is a story that would sit well in the pages of An Inspiration Of Waders, our last book where we investigated how waders have inspired, among other things, myths and legends. This is the story of the Hakawai, a … Continued

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