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…

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…

Global Shorebird Counting 2016 dates

The next World Shorebirds Day is upon us and as usual we are organising the more and more popular Global Shorebird Counting Program for the third time. The previous events turned to be extremely popular and we have been blown away by the response we got. This year’s Global Shorebird Counting will take place between…

Red Knot is the 2015 ‘Shorebird Of The Year’

World Shorebirds Day is strongly committed to support conservation efforts on shorebirds on any level and the ‘Shorebird of the Year‘ initiative is one of the future sources of funding such efforts. Public voting on choosing the 2015 ‘Shorebird of the Year’ was opened before last year’s World Shorebirds Day and closed a couple of days ago. As a…

2 February is World Wetlands Day

Salt pans, marshes, fresh water and brackish water bodies, ocean beaches and river banks, mangroves and wet grasslands, fishponds and rice fields are all playing vital role in the complete life cycle of most of the shorebirds. The 2nd of February has been dedicated to wetlands since 1997. World Wetlands Day is again a good…

Hunters for the World Shorebirds Day

There are lots of reasons to be proud of regarding the first World Shorebirds Day, but the reaction of traditional shorebird hunters in Barbados on the celebration surprised everyone! Please read this WHSRN news. A long journey begins with first steps. Knowing the history here, the fact that any hunters voluntarily held their fire out…

Tell your story

The Global Shorebird Counting Program (Global Shorebird Counting) is not simply collecting data or submitting checklist. The Global Shorebird Counting is meant to be a program for the public to rise awareness about the sensitivity of our natural environment, about the vulnerability of its wildlife. Shorebirds are probably the fastest responders to negative changes taking place in habitats they…