Waders is synonymous with ‘Shorebirds’; both are used around the world to refer to the same group of birds. In scientific terms what we are referring to is the sub-order Charadrii within the order Chradriifomes.
By selecting one of the families below, you will be able to access information relating to each species within that family, including information regarding their conservation status and any current conservation efforts.
Note – As the two families Charadriidae and Scolopacidae include more than 20 species (67 and 96 respectively) they have been divided into smaller sections to make it easier for you to find the species you are looking for.
All photographs on this page were taken by Elis Simpson from Wader Quest, apart from the following which were used under CC license: Buttonquails – Greg Miles; Sheathbills – Unknown; Plains Wanderer – Ron Knight; Crab Plover – Koshy Koshy
With thanks from Wader Quest
The following sources were used to compile this directory: