10th Anniversary waderquest

Welcome to Wader Quest: Supporting Shorebird Conservation 

Common Greenshank © Elis Simpson
Common Greenshank © Elis Simpson

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1Piping Plover chick © Ray Hennessy
Piping Plover Chick © Ray Hennessy

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Northern Lapwing © David Jackson.
Northern Lapwing © David Jackson.

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Who we are

Rick and Elis Simpson set up Wader Quest in 2012, initially intending a year-long fundraising event in support of the Spoon-billed Sandpiper. The dedicated duo travelled the world to see as many wader species as possible.

As they travelled, they discovered just how many problems waders face across the globe and decided to continue to raise money and awareness to support wader conservation.

Roll forward a few years and the charity is in full swing with a team of volunteers, a Board of Trustees and an Executive Committee to drive the development of the charity to increase its effectiveness.

Charity number 1193674 (England and Wales)


Falsterbo Bird Show © Elis Simpson


Eurasian Dotterel Chick © Vojtěch Kubelka


Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs © Elis Simpson


Red-necked Phalarope Incubating © Vojtěch Kubelka