It’s here! WCWW7 is this weekend – let’s get wader watching!

Whether you call them waders or shorebirds, they are still the most exciting group of birds on the planet (in our opinion) and they are also some of the most threatened birds on earth. #wcww7   Their conservation is urgent … 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

Guest blog 2: Intermountain Bird Observatory Long-billed Curlew Project Update – Heather Hayes

Long-billed Curlew © Petra ClaytonIt has now been over a decade since the Intermountain Bird Observatory (IBO) began delving into the lives of the charismatic Long-billed Curlew. Our project began in 2009 with the initial objective of assisting the Idaho … Continued

Thank you to Heidi Lots

The wader Quest / Heidi Lots artwork auction has now closed. We are very pleased to announce that the auction of Heidi Lots’ charming scene of an adult Diademed Sandpiper-Plover and two chicks sold for £180 in the auction. Everyone … Continued

Wader Quest Artwork Auction

Online Auction Adorn your home or workplace with this superb, original, watercolour, artwork, signed by the artist Heidi Lots.  Heidi has generously made this painting available to Wader Quest as a fundraiser. 50% of sale price goes to the charity. … Continued

Captive breeding and headstarting

When a species is in trouble and on the brink of extinction drastic measures may have to be taken. Captive breeding and headstarting are last-resort weapons available in the conservationists armoury. Here we explain captive breeding and headstarting. These tools … Continued

An Inspiration of Waders

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Why the collective noun for a swirling mass of waders over an estuary should be An Inspiration of Waders. Collective nouns can sometimes be very apt, ‘a pack of knots’ for example. These lovely creatures pack together when they gather … Continued

Lots nature; Art by Heidi Lots for sale through Wader Quest

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Heidi Lots; Lots Nature Heidi Lots, of Lots Nature, who was our featured artist in the Wader Quest The Newsletter Vol 6 Issue 1, has kindly made some of her artworks available for sale through Wader Quest. They are all … Continued

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