It’s World Shorebirds Day…

… at least at some part of the world. 6th of September is the celebration of  World Shorebirds Day. It’s been a fantastic journey since this special day was launched. We aimed to nominate a day for shorebirds and those who work on or for shorebirds, and ever since, 6 September is the day when…

Appreciating our shorebird counters

To appreciate your support in participating in the Global Shorebird Counting Program, we have three little gifts to give away. Three of the 2018 participants can win one of the small prizes described below. Celebrating the Whimbrel, our new ‘Shorebird of the Year‘, we have a fantastic book for you, written by Mary Colwell. The Curlew…

Press release: Announcing the ‘Shorebird of the Year’ 2018

Press release – World Shorebirds Day, 3 September 2018 For immediate release Announcing the ‘Shorebird of the Year’ 2018 Apart of encouraging hundreds of birdwatchers and conservationists to take part in the Global Shorebird Counting Program, World Shorebird Day always aimed to highlight the vulnerability of shorebird species and to promote conservation efforts in order…

Supporting local communication

As of writing, friends of World Shorebirds Day translate a single page document into multiple languages which aims to support a much better local communication between ambassadors and local conservationists, birding clubs, birdwatchers and anyone interested in the participation of Global Shorebird Counting. We try to translate it into as many languages as possible but…

Global Shorebird Counting coverage by countries

Since we launched the Global Shorebird Counting Program we aimed to reach and involve as many birdwatchers from different countries as possible in accordance with our mission. Without a doubt, Global Shorebird Counting progressed well over the years and by now it became a very popular program especially in counties where contribution to eBird is strong anyway. Language…

The 2018 World Shorebirds Day campaign opens

It’s been a while since we last communicated but now it’s time again to warm up for World Shorebirds Day and to show our appreciation for shorebird research and the tremendous conservation efforts. To make this kick off short, we opened registration for our popular project, the Global Shorebird Counting and now you can add your…

The power of our shorebird community

In the last few years shorebird-loving community has grown to promising levels and many of the thousands are actively participating in conservation efforts, scientific or citizen science projects. This is a great potential for developing an even larger network involving a lot of young birdwatchers and conservationists. World Shorebirds Day is focusing on these directions…

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…

New habitat protected for World Shorebirds Day 2017

NCC celebrated World Shorebirds Day by doing what it does best, conserving land. On Sept 6 Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) announced the protection of an additional 13 hectares (32 acres) of critical migratory stopover habitat at NCC’s Johnson’s Mills Shorebird Reserve.  The reserve is located in the Shepody Bay section of the Bay of…