Shorebird of the Year 2016: Piping Plover

The ‘Shorebird of the Year’ poll has never been so exciting than this year. Hooded Plover has been leading for months but voters made a difference in the last 10 days and pushed Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) to the top of the list by over 100 votes. Piping Plover has now joined to a precious group of…

Previous counts results page

A new page was created to discuss about the results and basic statistics of the Global Shorebird Counting Program since it was launched. Feel free to constructively criticise and suggest new analyse new aspectes especially if you are familiar with eBird database structure. The analysis is not complete but new elements will soon be added.…

Sign up for a big win – Faithful Counters

We are announcing an exciting ‘competition’ among faithful participants of the Global Shorebird Counting Program. We think it’s big and worth to sign up for. Here is the deal. Sign up for participating in all the Global Shorebird Counting events between 2 September 2016 and 8 September 2019 and you are eligible to get one…

How to use eBird for Global Shorebird Counting 

We are just a day away from the Global Shorebird Counting 2016 kick off and it’s time to post a reminder about the methodology and data sharing. If you have not registered yet you still can do it at our page. Join the hundreds and enjoy watching shorebirds. Counts have to be carried out between…

Look at this ‘I Love Avocets’ T-shirt

It is another sweet piece of the coming collection. Again, I have worked on this design with Szabolcs Kókay and it is now available as a piece of our World Shorebirds Day 2016 raffle prize set. You decide whether you like it or not. We do, as we LOVE Avocets.

Reminder: Shorebirds are not only on coastal areas!

It is still a common misunderstanding that shorebirds are restricted to coastal areas. Shorebirds are almost everywhere! They are indeed most abundant in estuaries with tidal zone but they (some of them exclusively far from castal habitats) also can be found inland as well. We can find them along rivers, on meadows, fishponds, salt pans,…

Why not counting shorebirds as you go birding anyway?

The Global Shorebird Counting event of World Shorebirds Day is fast approaching and our map with the registered counting locations is already looking good. I cannot encourage you enough to make a very easy registration and show us your support for this special day and for these incredible migrants. Most of us go out for birdwatching in most…