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

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

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

The World’s Wattled Waders.

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A number of wattled waders have evolved displaying spectacular caruncles to adorn their heads. Principle among these birds are the lapwings (Vanellidae) but a number of jacanas (Jacanidae) show flamboyant face furniture too. A caruncle is a small, fleshy protuberance … 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

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