Live(ish) update of shorebird species seen during Global Shorebird Counting

Broad-billed Sandpiper | myrsnäppa | Calidris falcinellus

Broad-billed Sandpiper Calidris falcinellus by Daniel Pettersson. Photo was embedded from Daniel Pettersson’s Flickr portfolio.
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Here is a live list of shorebirds counted during the 2016 Global Shorebird Counting of World Shorebirds Day. It fascinating to see the shared results of individual efforts. Big thank you for accepting invitations for participating in the Global Shorebird Counting Program.

This post will be updated as checklists are shared.

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Number of shared checklists:


Number of shorebird species recorded:


List of shorebird species recorded:

  1. Snowy Sheathbill Chionis albus
  2. Water Thick-knee Burhinus vermiculatus
  3. Spotted Thick-knee Burhinus capensis
  4. Double-striped Thick-knee Burhinus bistriatus
  5. Beach Stone-curlew Esacus magnirostris
  6. Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus
  7. Pied Stilt Himantopus leucocephalus
  8. Black Stilt Himantopus novaezelandiae
  9. Black-necked Stilt Himantopus mexicanus
  10. White-backed Stilt Himantopus melanurus
  11. Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta
  12. Red-necked Avocet Recurvirostra novaehollandiae
  13. American Avocet Recurvirostra americana
  14. Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus
  15. Pied Oystercatcher Haematopus longirostris
  16. South Island Oystercatcher Haematopus finschi
  17. Variable Oystercatcher Haematopus unicolor
  18. Sooty Oystercatcher Haematopus fuliginosus
  19. American Oystercatcher Haematopus palliatus
  20. Blackish Oystercatcher Haematopus ater
  21. Magellanic Oystercatcher Haematopus leucopodus
  22. Black Oystercatcher Haematopus bachmani
  23. Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola
  24. European Golden-Plover Pluvialis apricaria
  25. American Golden-Plover Pluvialis dominica
  26. Pacific Golden-Plover Pluvialis fulva
  27. Tawny-throated Dotterel Oreopholus ruficollis
  28. Pied Plover Vanellus cayanus
  29. Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus
  30. Blacksmith Lapwing Vanellus armatus
  31. Yellow-wattled Lapwing Vanellus malabaricus
  32. Crowned Lapwing Vanellus coronatus
  33. Southern Lapwing Vanellus chilensis
  34. Red-wattled Lapwing Vanellus indicus
  35. Banded Lapwing Vanellus tricolor
  36. Masked Lapwing Vanellus miles
  37. Lesser Sand-Plover Charadrius mongolus
  38. Greater Sand-Plover Charadrius leschenaultii
  39. Collared Plover Charadrius collaris
  40. Two-banded Plover Charadrius falklandicus
  41. Double-banded Plover Charadrius bicinctus
  42. Kittlitz’s Plover Charadrius pecuarius
  43. Red-capped Plover Charadrius ruficapillus
  44. Malaysian Plover Charadrius peronii
  45. Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus
  46. Snowy Plover Charadrius nivosus
  47. Wilson’s Plover Charadrius wilsonia
  48. Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula
  49. Semipalmated Plover Charadrius semipalmatus
  50. Piping Plover Charadrius melodus
  51. Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius
  52. Three-banded Plover Charadrius tricollaris
  53. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  54. Oriental Plover Charadrius veredus
  55. Eurasian Dotterel Charadrius morinellus
  56. Rufous-chested Dotterel Charadrius modestus
  57. Black-fronted Dotterel Elseyornis melanops
  58. Wrybill Anarhynchus frontalis
  59. Least Seedsnipe Thinocorus rumicivorus
  60. Greater Painted-Snipe Rostratula benghalensis
  61. African Jacana Actophilornis africanus
  62. Comb-crested Jacana Irediparra gallinacea
  63. Pheasant-tailed Jacana Hydrophasianus chirurgus
  64. Bronze-winged Jacana Metopidius indicus
  65. Northern Jacana Jacana spinosa
  66. Wattled Jacana Jacana jacana
  67. Upland Sandpiper Bartramia longicauda
  68. Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus
  69. Far Eastern Curlew Numenius madagascariensis
  70. Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata
  71. Long-billed Curlew Numenius americanus
  72. Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa
  73. Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica
  74. Hudsonian Godwit Limosa haemastica
  75. Marbled Godwit Limosa fedoa
  76. Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres
  77. Black Turnstone Arenaria melanocephala
  78. Great Knot Calidris tenuirostris
  79. Red Knot Calidris canutus
  80. Surfbird Calidris virgata
  81. Ruff Calidris pugnax
  82. Broad-billed Sandpiper Calidris falcinellus
  83. Sharp-tailed Sandpiper Calidris acuminata
  84. Stilt Sandpiper Calidris himantopus
  85. Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea
  86. Temminck’s Stint Calidris temminckii
  87. Long-toed Stint Calidris subminuta
  88. Red-necked Stint Calidris ruficollis
  89. Sanderling Calidris alba
  90. Dunlin Calidris alpinap
  91. Purple Sandpiper Calidris maritima
  92. Baird’s Sandpiper Calidris bairdii
  93. Little Stint Calidris minuta
  94. Least Sandpiper Calidris minutilla
  95. White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis
  96. Buff-breasted Sandpiper Calidris subruficollis
  97. Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos
  98. Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla
  99. Western Sandpiper Calidris mauri
  100. Short-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus griseus
  101. Long-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus scolopaceus
  102. Asian Dowitcher Limnodromus semipalmatus
  103. Wilson’s Snipe Gallinago delicata
  104. Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago
  105. South American Snipe Gallinago paraguaiae
  106. Swinhoe’s Snipe Gallinago megala
  107. African Snipe Gallinago nigripennis
  108. American Woodcock Scolopax minor
  109. Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus
  110. Wilson’s Phalarope Phalaropus tricolor
  111. Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus
  112. Red Phalarope Phalaropus fulicarius
  113. Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos
  114. Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius
  115. Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus
  116. Solitary Sandpiper Tringa solitaria
  117. Grey-tailed Tattler Tringa brevipes
  118. Wandering Tattler Tringa incana
  119. Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus
  120. Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca
  121. Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia
  122. Willet Tringa semipalmata
  123. Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes
  124. Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis
  125. Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola
  126. Common Redshank Tringa totanus
  127. Temminck’s Courser Cursorius temminckii
  128. Australian Pratincole Stiltia isabella

Map of locations where counting has been carried out.

16 thoughts on “Live(ish) update of shorebird species seen during Global Shorebird Counting

  1. Should change this to number of species counted not number of shorebirds counted. The latter implies a numerical count of individuals. I will be leaving shortly to do my count at West Perth Wetland in Mitchell, ON.

    David Gascoigne Waterloo, ON


    • Yes, I was a bit disappointed about the lack of interest from Florida. It’s not really related to the hurricane as registrations didn’t reflect huge interest neither. Too bad. But they can still contribute. Just need to find the local communication channels.

      • I just started working in Florida and it seems like not very many people know about the event. I will try to spread the word! And I think maybe next year will be better because it will not fall on Labor Day weekend. Many people go out of town for the holiday!

      • Search Facebook for USA State Birding groups. There is also the shorebird listserve group, but that is seldom used. One exception is the James Bay research group. Too bad that area (James Bay) and their reports precede your event. Perhaps someday convert to world shorebird season per ISS to capture data through entire spring or fall migration.

      • I shared Global Shorebird Counting Program with numerous listserve groups reaching a potential of 30,000 birders approximately. I had several paid Facebook sponsored posts reaching about 27,000 birders or relevant people. I don’t know the James Bay group though. I am happy to expand the program but it has to be prepared carefully.

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