The Global Shorebird Counting is one of the key events of the World Shorebirds Day. This is not particularly a citizen science program, but rather an effort to rise awareness for the importance of regular bird monitoring as the core element of bird protection and habitat conservation.
Why counting shorebirds is so important?
Saving birds without knowing the actual number of individuals of a bird species living in the world is impossible? Population figures should not be guesses! Those are the facts, based on countings, carried out by thousands of volunteers and professionals worldwide. The result is an exact population figure and trend, which is one of the fundamental elements to assess the legal protection status of any species. Still, the importance of bird monitoring (regular counting) is underrated and often ignored by many.
This program aims to give a picture of the power of field work, to help non-counters to improve their counting skills, and to increase the number of counters worldwide.
How to be a part of this popular program of the World Shorebirds Day.
- Think about where will you be on 6-7 September 2014;
- Select your location(s) where you most probably would do counting;
- Register your site by filling the form bellow;
- Follow our blog to get notified about new announcements;
- Go counting shorebirds on the weekend of 6-7 September 2014;
- Submit your data (more about this later).
‘registereded’ counting locations on the weekend of the World Shorebirds Day
There are hundreds of sites and counters already registered for the World Shorebirds Day. The ‘booked’ sites can be seen on the event’s Google Map. https://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit?mid=z3yRwAVo2mAw.k42bDqIRe7a4
Do you wish to register your location?
If you want to participate in the countings on 6-7 September 2014, book your location by filling this form bellow. If you want to give yourself a chance to win a pack of fantastic bird books, please visit the related blog post. The more times you submit this form with a new site, the more chance you have to win!