World Migratory Bird Day

Just over half the wader/shorebird species of the world are migratory, and it is these species that seem to be having the worst of it when it comes to dwindling populations. Breeding and non-breeding areas have long been known and … Continued

‘Banded Dotts’ at Kaikoura film, Nest 38, winner at International Wildlife Film Festival.

It is sad to say that the success of this film rests upon the fact that the ‘Banded Dotts’ (Double-banded Plovers outside of New Zealand), are doing badly when the try to breed on the beach at Kaikoura, and indeed … Continued

World Curlew Day

It is world Curlew Day, when we concentrate our thoughts towards the different species of Curlew and Whimbrel around the world and the trouble they are in. N. borealis   Eskimo Curlew  Critically Endangered (EXTINCT) – Top left © BNHM N. tenuirostris … Continued

Spoon-billed Sandpiper numbers update

The bad news is, the Spoon-billed Sandpiper population is still declining, the good news is that it is at a rate of around 8-9% a year and not the 25% it was a few years ago (2009). Back in the … 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

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

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