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

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

How are waders being affected by a warming tundra?

We are witnessing a warming Arctic tundra due to climate change. You could be justified for thinking that rising temperatures would result in an increase in the abundance of insects. You could further surmise that this would be a positive … 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

World Migratory Bird Day

Today is World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD). A large number of waders are champion migrants. Two great examples being the globetrotting Red Knots which breed in northern Canada and winter on the coasts of southern South America, and the record … Continued

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