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…

Migratory Shorebird Art

Let’s say there has been a traditional connection between World Shorebirds Day and shorebird art. In 2014 wildlife artists around the world spent a day in the field on the World Shorebirds Day for sketching shorebirds. We all loved their submissions. From 2017 we put this love for waders into a new level with the…

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…

Global Shorebird Counting 2016 registration

Today we open the registration to the Global Shorebird Counting event series to be held between 2-6 September 2016 under the umbrella of the World Shorebirds Day. Please click on the map bellow to access the public Google Maps for adding your counting locations. Let’s make this map diverse and full of dots. Please use…

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…

Who is for shorebirds?

There is something going on behind the scenes, as always. I need our readers’ help to set a list of people playing roles in shorebird conservation and research in any scale. I have many names in my mind, but the list is definitely not perfect. The purpose of the list is to contact many of…