World Shorebirds Day 2017 is approaching

It’s been a while… and here comes another great World Shorebirds Day. I have created the counting location registration form, which can be accessed here, and shared a map to make your planned and valid locations visible. Global Shorebird Counting will take place between 1-7 September 2017 If you plan to be or have been a…

Global Shorebird Counting in Northeastern Brazil 2016

Guest blog by Jason A. Mobley PhD, Coordinator AQUASIS Coastal Birds Project Brazil/Projecto Aves Costeiras Brasil In just three years, World Shorebirds Day has become a popular way to communicate with the public about shorebird population declines and the importance of long-term monitoring in the international shorebird conservation effort. In Brazil, WSD has been fully embraced…

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 page in multiple languages

Thanks to our wonderful supporters we now have the Global Shorebird Counting Program page translated to several languages. This opens doors to even more potential participants of our popular annual event who speaks native language only. The following languages are available or coming, based on promises: Bulgarian – Български  (Thanks to Nikolai Petkov) Dutch – Nederlands (Thanks to…

Global Shorebird Counting 2016 registration

Today we open the registration to the Global Shorebird Counting event series to be held between 2-6 September 2016 under the umbrella of the World Shorebirds Day. Please click on the map bellow to access the public Google Maps for adding your counting locations. Let’s make this map diverse and full of dots. Please use…

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…

Poll opens for the 2016 ‘Shorebird of the Year’

It’s time again to nominate your ‘Shorebird of the Year‘ for 2016. Select the species you wish to win. We close the poll before the World Shorebirds Day at midnight on the 5th of September. You can now select up to two species listed. You are more than welcome to share this poll within your network.