Our new website is live

American Avocet, Frank Lake, AB Copyright: Ilya Povalyaev I’m happy to announce that the new domain or World Shorebirds Day has been registered and the website is more or less ready. Have a look a the new design. The website surely has some issues but I’m hopeing they are being reported and I try to…

We are close to hitting the‚Äč records

The World Shorebirds Day and the Global Shorebird Counts might be over for 2019 but the reporting is still underway. If you have been following the update page, you could see the incredible flow of shared checklists. The number is ever-growing since the 3rd of September when the counts kicked off in the far east.…

Challenge: Explore new locations and revisit old ones

In the process of accepting shared checklists, I realised that many of you are making counts on multiple days from the same location. At the time of writing, there are 268 approved checklists and 224 unique counting locations which means that 44 checklists have been submitted from the same location at least twice. So here…

Happy World Shorebirds Day!

It’s the 6th World Shorebirds Day and it’s time to celebrate our beloved shorebirds and those who work hard to protect them or make us understanding these incredible birds better than ever. While we are celebrating, our thoughts are with our friends in the Bahamas who are massively suffering from the aftermath of the category…

Recruit a new contributor to the Global Shorebird Counts

It’s been a pleasure to see new contributors coming to support the Global Shorebird Counts and stand by the mission of World Shorebirds Day. As it was explained earlier, World Shorebirds Day doesn!t want to run just another shorebird monitoring program. The intention is with the Global Shorebird Counts is to group birders, researchers and…

We are on Instagram now

A new, World Shorebirds Day Instagram account have been opened for posting interesting photos and related news. Please follow us and tag your World Shorebirds Day relevant photos and we re-gram the best ones. Tag relevant photos with hashtag #worldshorebirdaday or/and #globalshorebirdcounts

Analysing the return rate

One of the key targets of the Global Shorebird Counts is to attract new birdwatchers to take part in this program but more importantly to keep them in the program. In the last 5 years, we had a large number of unique locations where shorebird counts have been carried out but only a few of…