2014 Shorebird Arts

Following our announcement, 38 wildlife artists registered for the Sketching Artist Program. The idea was to be in the field on the World Shorebirds Day weekend for sketching any shorebirds present at an area. It can greatly represent the diversity of shorebirds as well as the style of the artists around the world. Tell us what you think about this outcome.

The program turned to be quite popular and excellent artworks have been received so far. The artworks will be added to this post, as they appear. The program will be held again during the 2015 World Shorebirds Day. More about this will be announced in the blog.

© Jose Antonio Sencianes Ortega

This Little Stint was painted by watercolour at Marismas del Guadalquivir. © Jose Antonio Sencianes Ortega

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© Jose Antonio Sencianes Ortega

This Ruff was sketched at the fabulous Doñana National Park in Spain. © Jose Antonio Sencianes Ortega

Black-tailed Godwit perfectly painted on the World Shorebirds Day. © Jose Antonio Sencianes Ortega

© Jose Antonio Sencianes Ortega

Black-tailed Godwit study made at the Marismas del Guadalquivir in Spain. © Jose Antonio Sencianes Ortega

Common Greenshank made in Spain. © Francisco José Hernández

Common Greenshank made in Spain. © Francisco José Hernández

Feeding Marsh Sandpiper was sketched by watercolour. © Francisco José Hernández

Feeding Marsh Sandpiper was sketched by watercolour. © Francisco José Hernández

Black-tailed Godwit at Marismas del Guadalquivir. © Francisco José Hernández

Black-tailed Godwit at Marismas del Guadalquivir. © Francisco José Hernández

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Excellent field work by Szabolcs Kókay, the Hungarian wildlife artist. © Szabolcs Kókay

Another Eurasian Thick-knee sketch. © Szabolcs Kókay

Another Eurasian Thick-knee sketch. © Szabolcs Kókay

Szabolcs had a great day with these interesting waders in the Kiskunság National Park in Hungary. © Szabolcs Kókay

Szabolcs had a great day with these interesting waders in the Kiskunság National Park in Hungary. © Szabolcs Kókay

Eurasian Thick-knee painted by Szabolcs Kókay. © Szabolcs Kókay

Eurasian Thick-knee painted by Szabolcs Kókay. © Szabolcs Kókay

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Eurasian Oystercatcher was painted by John Threlfall in sw Scotland

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John Threlfall is a very lucky artist, as he could sketch this Common Greenshank at high tide early in the morning in his backyard, the Rough Firth in Scotland. © John Threlfall

Black-bellied Plovers made by Amy Veldman-Wilson from Rhode Island, who is over the last few years dedicated her art solely to promoting birds, with a particular interest in shorebirds. © Amy Veldman-Wilson

Black-bellied Plovers made by Amy Veldman-Wilson from Rhode Island, who is over the last few years dedicated her art solely to promoting birds, with a particular interest in shorebirds. © Amy Veldman-Wilson

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Despite the high water level a single Common Sandpiper on the Ismaninger water-reserve gave Paschalis Dougalis a chance to sketch. © Paschalis Dougalis

Paschalis Dougalis drew a Wood Sandpiper at the Ismaninger water-reserve in the north of the Munich, Germany. © Paschalis Dougalis

Paschalis Dougalis drew a Wood Sandpiper at the Ismaninger water-reserve in the north of the Munich, Germany. © Paschalis Dougalis

Red-necked Stint sketched at Yatsuhigata, Japan by the Japanese artist, Hitaki Nimi. © Hitaki Nimi

Red-necked Stint sketched at Yatsuhigata, Japan by the Japanese artist, Hitaki Nimi. © Hitaki Nimi

Whimbrel was drawn at Tenjinjima, Kanagawa, Japan on the 6th September by another Japanese wildlife artist, Narisa Togo. © Narisa Togo

This Whimbrel was drawn at Tenjinjima, Kanagawa, Japan on the 6th September by another Japanese wildlife artist, Narisa Togo. © Narisa Togo

A pair of Black-winged Stilts was sketched at Yatsuhigata mudflat, Chiba, Japan. © Narisa Togo

A pair of Black-winged Stilts was sketched at Yatsuhigata mudflat, Chiba, Japan. © Narisa Togo

2 thoughts on “2014 Shorebird Arts

  1. Such beauty. Accolades to the artists as well as the birds. We did bird counts for Corcoran Lagoon Beach in Santa Cruz, CA, but we had no artists available. We are already planning to find artists for the 2015 World Shorebird count.

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