Approxximately half of the world’s shorebird species have been reported each year during the Global Shorebird Counting Program. Large majority of these species have regularly been seen globally or locally. There are the other half what has not been recorded yet despite some of them are not extremely rare or difficult to spot.
Obviously some shorebird families like Buttonquails or Seedsnipes and most woodcocks are very hard to see anyway. The lack of Small Pratincole, Great Stone-curlew or Bush Stone-curlew are clearly the result of poor coverage and low participation level.
Bellow is the list of shorebirds that have never been recorded for Global Shorebird Counting. How many of these we can pull in this year? It is up to you…
Great Stone Curlew
African Wattled Lapwing
St. Helena Plover
South American Painted-snipe
Far Eastern Curlew
New Guinea Woodcock