‘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

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

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

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