Global Shorebird Counting Progress – Live(ish): 5–11 September 2018

Wilson's Snipes

Cute Wilson’s Snipe chicks with an adult. © Mark Gerstat (Photo was legally embedded from the photographer’s Flickr stream with a direct link to his portfolio. Check out his work.)

Number of

Number of

Number of
counting locations



972 876

Masked Lapwing-2

Masked Lapwing. © Chris Prohm (Photo was legally embedded from Chris Prohm’s Flickr stream with a direct link to his portfolio. Check out his work.)

Recorded shorebird species


Common Buttonquail
Grey Plover
Fuegian Snipe
Red-backed Buttonquail
New Zealand Plover
Jameson’s Snipe
Hottentot Buttonquail
Common Ringed Plover
Imperial Snipe
Black-rumped Buttonquail
Semipalmated Plover
Short-billed Dowitcher
Yellow-legged Buttonquail
Long-billed Plover
Long-billed Dowitcher
Spotted Buttonquail
Little Ringed Plover
Asian Dowitcher
Barred Buttonquail
Wilson’s Plover
Black-tailed Godwit
Madagascan Buttonquail
Hudsonian Godwit
Black-breasted Buttonquail
Piping Plover
Bar-tailed Godwit
Chestnut-backed Buttonquail
Madagascan Plover
Marbled Godwit
Buff-breasted Buttonquail
Kittlitz’s Plover
Little Curlew
Painted Buttonquail
St. Helena Plover
Worcester’s Buttonquail
Three-banded Plover
Bristle-thighed Curlew
Sumba Buttonquail
Forbes’s Plover
Slender-billed Curlew
Red-chested Buttonquail
White-fronted Plover
Eurasian Curlew
Little Buttonquail
Kentish Plover
Far Eastern Curlew
Snowy Plover
Long-billed Curlew
Eurasian Stone-curlew
Javan Plover
Upland Sandpiper
Indian Stone-curlew
Red-capped Plover
Spotted Redshank
Senegal Thick-knee
Malaysian Plover
Common Redshank
Water Thick-knee
Chestnut-banded Plover
Marsh Sandpiper
Spotted Thick-knee
Collared Plover
Common Greenshank
Double-striped Thick-knee
Puna Plover
Nordmann’s Greenshank
Peruvian Thick-knee
Two-banded Plover
Greater Yellowlegs
Bush Stone-curlew
Double-banded Plover
Lesser Yellowlegs
Great Stone-curlew
Lesser Sand Plover
Green Sandpiper
Beach Stone-curlew
Greater Sand Plover
Solitary Sandpiper
Snowy Sheathbill
Caspian Plover
Wood Sandpiper
Black-faced Sheathbill
Oriental Plover
Grey-tailed Tattler
Magellanic Plover
Eurasian Dotterel
Wandering Tattler
Magellanic Oystercatcher
Rufous-chested Plover
Blackish Oystercatcher
Mountain Plover
Terek Sandpiper
Black Oystercatcher
Hooded Dotterel
Common Sandpiper
American Oystercatcher
Shore Dotterel
Spotted Sandpiper
African Oystercatcher
Black-fronted Dotterel
Tuamotu Sandpiper
Eurasian Oystercatcher
Tawny-throated Dotterel
Ruddy Turnstone
South Island Oystercatcher
Diademed Sandpiper-Plover
Black Turnstone
Pied Oystercatcher
Pied Plover
Variable Oystercatcher
Egyptian Plover
Great Knot
Chatham Oystercatcher
Greater Painted-snipe
Red Knot
Sooty Oystercatcher
Australian Painted-snipe
South American Painted-snipe
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Lesser Jacana
Western Sandpiper
Black-winged Stilt
African Jacana
Red-necked Stint
White-headed Stilt
Madagascan Jacana
Little Stint
Black-necked Stilt
Comb-crested Jacana
Temminck’s Stint
White-backed Stilt
Pheasant-tailed Jacana
Long-toed Stint
Black Stilt
Bronze-winged Jacana
Least Sandpiper
Banded Stilt
Northern Jacana
White-rumped Sandpiper
Pied Avocet
Wattled Jacana
Baird’s Sandpiper
American Avocet
Pectoral Sandpiper
Red-necked Avocet
Rufous-bellied Seedsnipe
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
Andean Avocet
White-bellied Seedsnipe
Curlew Sandpiper
Northern Lapwing
Grey-breasted Seedsnipe
Purple Sandpiper
Long-toed Lapwing
Least Seedsnipe
Rock Sandpiper
Blacksmith Lapwing
Eurasian Woodcock
Spur-winged Lapwing
Amami Woodcock
Stilt Sandpiper
River Lapwing
Javan Woodcock
Spoon-billed Sandpiper
Black-headed Lapwing
New Guinea Woodcock
Broad-billed Sandpiper
Yellow-wattled Lapwing
Bukidnon Woodcock
Buff-breasted Sandpiper
White-crowned Lapwing
Sulawesi Woodcock
Senegal Lapwing
Moluccan Woodcock
Wilson’s Phalarope
Black-winged Lapwing
American Woodcock
Red-necked Phalarope
Crowned Lapwing
Chatham Snipe
Red Phalarope
African Wattled Lapwing
Snares Snipe
Cream-colored Courser
Spot-breasted Lapwing
Subantarctic Snipe
Somali Courser
Brown-chested Lapwing
Jack Snipe
Burchell’s Courser
Grey-headed Lapwing
Solitary Snipe
Temminck’s Courser
Red-wattled Lapwing
Latham’s Snipe
Indian Courser
Banded Lapwing
Wood Snipe
Double-banded Courser
Masked Lapwing
Pin-tailed Snipe
Three-banded Courser
Sociable Lapwing
Swinhoe’s Snipe
Bronze-winged Courser
White-tailed Lapwing
African Snipe
Jerdon’s Courser
Southern Lapwing
Madagascan Snipe
Australian Pratincole
Andean Lapwing
Great Snipe
Collared Pratincole
Red-kneed Dotterel
Common Snipe
Oriental Pratincole
Inland Dotterel
Wilson’s Snipe
Black-winged Pratincole
South American Snipe
Madagascan Pratincole
European Golden Plover
Puna Snipe
Rock Pratincole
Pacific Golden Plover
Noble Snipe
Grey Pratincole
American Golden Plover
Giant Snipe
Small Pratincole