Global Shorebird Counts 2019 is coming

We are fast approaching the 2019 Global Shorebird Counts and unlike on the previous years, there won’t be a long and as extensive campaign as in the past years. This is due to the non-organisational organisation of the shorebird counts and the lack of supporting team. Again, the Global Shorebird Counts will cover a whole…

Press release: Announcing the ‘Shorebird of the Year’ 2018

Press release – World Shorebirds Day, 3 September 2018 For immediate release Announcing the ‘Shorebird of the Year’ 2018 Apart of encouraging hundreds of birdwatchers and conservationists to take part in the Global Shorebird Counting Program, World Shorebird Day always aimed to highlight the vulnerability of shorebird species and to promote conservation efforts in order…

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…

Why not counting shorebirds as you go birding anyway?

The Global Shorebird Counting event of World Shorebirds Day is fast approaching and our map with the registered counting locations is already looking good. I cannot encourage you enough to make a very easy registration and show us your support for this special day and for these incredible migrants. Most of us go out for birdwatching in most…

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…

2 February is World Wetlands Day

Salt pans, marshes, fresh water and brackish water bodies, ocean beaches and river banks, mangroves and wet grasslands, fishponds and rice fields are all playing vital role in the complete life cycle of most of the shorebirds. The 2nd of February has been dedicated to wetlands since 1997. World Wetlands Day is again a good…

Data submission with eBird

eBird has long been committed to the professional data management not only on a national, but at an international level as well. By now the eBird Team is handling and incredible half a billion bird records and it’s growing. The World Shorebirds Day has been partnered with eBird, which offers all of its solutions for submitting counting results of…

Sketching artists

Following our conversation about the shorebird counting on the special day, my Hungarian artist friend, Szabolcs Kókay came out with an idea. As he is no longer a birdwatcher, he spends all his time in the field exclusively for sketching his subjects. He offered his support and will go out on the World Shorebirds’ Day weekend, but this time…