World Shorebirds Day 2017 is approaching

It’s been a while… and here comes another great World Shorebirds Day. I have created the counting location registration form, which can be accessed here, and shared a map to make your planned and valid locations visible. Global Shorebird Counting will take place between 1-7 September 2017 If you plan to be or have been a…

Global Shorebird Counting in Northeastern Brazil 2016

Guest blog by Jason A. Mobley PhD, Coordinator AQUASIS Coastal Birds Project Brazil/Projecto Aves Costeiras Brasil In just three years, World Shorebirds Day has become a popular way to communicate with the public about shorebird population declines and the importance of long-term monitoring in the international shorebird conservation effort. In Brazil, WSD has been fully embraced…

Loyal counters on hundreds of shorebird sites

Two weeks ago a loyalty program was announced for committed birdwatchers of the Global Shorebird Counting. A registration was opened for those who think it is worth to participate in the Global Shorebird Counting every year and contribute to something unique and exciting by simply watching and counting shorebirds. The prize list is already very…

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…

Extended data submission deadline

The original deadline of data submission to eBird was set to 13 September 2015. As checklists of the Global Shorebird Counting Program have still been submitted in the last hours, the deadline is extended with another 3 days, ending on 16 September 2015. We are excited to see details of this year’s counts. For more details,…

Registration for the Global Shorebird Counting 2015 is open

Dear World Shorebirds Day Supporters, With less than 30 days left till the 2nd World Shorebirds Day, we are getting busier. The main event of this special day is the Global Shorebird Counting, which will be held on the weekend 4–6 September 2015. Unlike last year, participants are asked to register their counting site by…

Go Shorebirding on the Global Big Day!

The Big Day goes global this coming weekend. Huge efforts have been made by the eBird Team and the staff of Cornell Lab of Ornithology to make the GLOBAL BIG DAY a real global event. Apart of the fun on individual and community level, it has another deal. They targeted to raise US$500,000 through donations for bird conservation.…