Final results of WCWW8 now published.

After a great deal of email and list checking, we are finally able to reveal the results of the 8th Wader Conservation World Watch. Last year was a great surprise to us, the rise in numbers was startling, especially as … Continued

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; 3 days to go

This week we are counting down to Wader Conservation World Watch, with artworks from five fantastic artists. So to our third artist now that we only have three days to go, and todays featured wader is Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus, … Continued

Countdown to WCWW8; 4 days to go

This week we are counting down to Wader Conservation World Watch, with artworks from five fantastic artists. Now only four days to go to Wader Conservation World Watch and today we are celebrating the Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata, which is … 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

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

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

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