World Shorebirds Day Ambassadorship

With the launch of World Shorebirds Day the appreciation of shorebirds, their challenges throughout their entire life cycle, and the extraordinary work of their safeguards have been in spotlight. This has been one of the original missions of this initiative. Organising World Shorebirds Day is a tremendous task for a single coordinator but this not…

Hooded Plover is the ‘Shorebird of the Year’

Following last year’s tight competition for the title ‘Shorebird of the Year’ it became obvious that we would not need another voting for this year. Piping Plover won last year’s title but the stunning Hooded Plover was right behind. Starting this year, World Shorebirds Day does something very important for the Hoodies. The Hooded Plover…

It’s time to celebrate World Shorebirds Day

Happy World Shorebirds Day! It seems like we ‘just’ finished organising the 3rd World Shorebirds Day in 2016, and now it is the 4th World Shorebirds Day. What a couple of weeks we have behind us. The World Shorebirds Day community again has proved its dedication and there are many, many positive signs of progress…

We have a winner

A few weeks ago a quiz about World Shorebirds Day was shared on our website and today we randomly picked the winner. Faansie Peacock’s stunning Waders book will shortly be posted to Jérôme Wey from France. I’m sure he will love a lttle extra gift from Faansie. Congratulations to our winner and thanks for all those submitted…

Follow the counting progress

This map will show the counting progress. Counts will not be added automatically but will almost be real time. Grey dots mark the locations with actual counts from between 2014 and 2016. Coral coloured dots are from this year. It will be interesting to see the distribution of locations. Number of shorebird species seen up…

Global Shorebird Counting 2017 has commenced

The 4th Global Shorebird Counting has officially commenced for those out to the field in the far east, Australia or New Zealand. For long time participants this post is just a reminder, but for new participants this blog post is essential. Let me highlight some details. Counts can be made anywhere shorebirds occur. Counts can…

Shorebirds never seen during Global Shorebird Counting

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…

Additional ways to share shorebird data

Since not everyone is using eBird, and not everyone wants to use it, we introduce additional ways of sharing shorebird/wader checklists to be collected between 1-7 September 2017. Still checklists has to meet a certain criteria as described bellow. Using hashtags in social media is the best way to easily find related information. Sharing checklists…

Amazing citizen scientists for shorebirds

The Global Shorebird Counting Program started in 2014 as one of main programs of World Shorebirds Day aiming to highlight the importance of bird monitoring. Since the launch, a great number of people have been engaged with this program and by now organisations offer various events around or on World Shorebirds Day. While still there…

Use our logos

Planning to create own World Shorebirds Day materials? Feel free to download the high resolution version of the logos of World Shorebirds Day and Global Shorebird Counting and use them for your posters or other media. Please note that logos are not allowed to use for commercial purposes. The copyright owner of the logos is…