Final Update for Wader Conservation World Watch 2015

Wader Quest

Prize Draw: Winner 2015 Mike and Rose Clear
New South Wales, Australia

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Wader Conservation World Watch is part of the Wader Conservation November initiative.

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2015 results

 

Together we have seen 125 species

 

There have been 178 observers

 

In 33 countries

 

On 6 continents and all 9 flyways
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Map by East-Asian Australasian Flyways Partnership EAAFP

 

2014 results

 

Together we have seen 117 species

 

There have been 70 observers

 

In 19 countries

 

On 6 continents in all 9 flyways
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Map by East-Asian Australasian Flyways Partnership EAAFP

[accordion tag=p clicktoclose=true] [accordion-item title=”Roll of Honour 2015″] AFRICA Bruce Ward-Smith et al. (1) – Western Cape, S. Africa. Jenny Sharland (11) – Gauteng, South Africa. Lance Robinson – Limpopo, South Africa. Michael Groenewald – Gauteng, South Africa Dr. Mark Brown (2) – Western Cape, South Africa Modou Saidy – Western Division, The Gambia. Owen Oertli (11) – Gauteng, South Africa. Peter Sharland (11) – Gauteng, South Africa. Richard Johnstone – Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa Robert Geddes – Gauteng, South Africa. Selena Flores (3) – Western Cape, S. Africa. Sue Oertli (11) – Gauteng, South Africa. Toni Geddes – Gauteng, South Africa.   AMERICA NORTH Aidan Griffiths – MA, USA Anne Arvidson – PEI, Canada. Annette Cunniffe – CT, USA. Caity Reiland-Smith – FL, USA Charmaine Anderson – ONT, Canada. Darlene Luckins – CA, USA. Dave Rooke – CA USA Devon Griffiths – MA, USA Dominic Garcia-Hall – NJ, USA Meg Rousher – FL, USA Meredith Sampson – CT, USA. Michael Prather – CA, USA Mike Bergin – NY, USA Ron Arvidson – PEI, Canada.   AMERICA CENTRAL Bruno Lima – Chihuahua, Mexico. Fernando Mondoca – Chihuahua, Mexico. Jaime Robles Morales – Chihuahua, Mexico. Karina Avila – Chihuahua, Mexico. Michele Caballero – Panama, Panama Rosabel Miró – Panama, Panama. Stephany Carty – Panama, Panama.   AMERICA SOUTH Allan Martin (16) – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Amanda Martin (16) – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Ana Agreda de la Paz – Santa Elena, Ecuador. Beatriz Blauth – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Bruno Neri – São Paulo, Brazil Emanuel Tiberi – Santa Cruz, Argentina Nicholas Locke (16) – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Raffaele Di Biase – Los Lagos, Chile Raquel Locke (16) – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Renzo Zeppilli – Lima, Peru. Ricardo Matus – Valparaíso, Chile. Rob Clay – Asunción, Paraguay. Ruth A. Borbor Suaárez – Santa Elana, Ecuador.   ASIA Abhay Patne – Maharashtra, India. Choong Liung, Chin – Selangor, Malaysia. Laarni C. Jocson (4) – Manila, Philippines. Hwee Mien, Tan – Selangor, Malaysia. Ju Yung-Ki – Seocheon, South Korea. Lim Seik Ni – Johor, Malaysia. Lisa Chou – Llan, Taiwan. Tomomi Kawasumi – Chiba, Japan. Zaim Hazim Onn – Sabah, Malaysia.   AUSTRALASIA Ailsa Howard – Canterbury, New Zealand. Arthur Keates – WA, Australia. Berndt – Canterbury, New Zealand Brent Stephenson (10) – Waikato, New Zealand. Casandra – Canterbury, New Zealand Chris Hassell – WA, Australia. Colin Gould – Canterbury, New Zealand. Connie Grohmann – WA, Australia. Craig Williams – WA, Australia. Danny Rogers – WA, Australia. Diane Bennet – WA, Australia. Erik Sandvig – QLD, Australia Franky O’Connor – WA, Australia Gavin O’Brian – NT, Australia. Grace Maglio – WA, Australia. Greg Kerr – WA, Australia. Greg Nye – QLD Australia. Hazel Watson  – WA, Australia / Canterbury, New Zealand Jaime Jackett  – WA, Australia. Jenny Stephens – VIC, Australia. Jo Gould – Canterbury, New Zealand. John Newman – VIC, Australia. Kerry Hadley – WA, Australia. Larry – Canterbury, New Zealand. Liz Rozenberg – WA, Australia. Margot Oorebeek – WA, Australia. Marie Tarrant – QLD, Australia. Maurice O’Connor – WA, Australia Mike Clear – NSW, Australia Nigel Jackett – WA, Australia. Ray Turnbull – WA, Australia. Renate Hofmann-Schaefer (17) – QLD, Australia. Ria Migaloo – Northland, New Zealand. Ric Else – WA, Australia / Canterbury, New Zealand Rob Bush – WA, Australia. Rose Clear – NSW, Australia. Sav Saville (10) – Waikato, New Zealand. Stuart Ford – WA, Australia. Sue Tolley – NSW, Ausralia. Ted Howard – Canterbury, New Zealand. Wendy Clear – NSW, Australia. Zorica Komac – QLD, Australia.   CARIBBEAN Jackie Cestero – Anguilla.   EUROPE Alan McBride – Languedoc, France Alicia Mottur – West Vlaanderen, Belgium. Anna Carter – Skåne, Sweden. Astrid Kant – Zeeland, Netherlands. Chris Lamsdell (12) – Strostrom, Denmark. Denise Lamsdell – Storstrom, Denmark. Esfandiar Vahida – West Vlaanderen, Belgium. Eva Hjärne – Skåne, Sweden. Haritz Sarasa Zabala – Navarra, Spain. June Neal – Larnaca, Cyprus P.G. Bentz – Skåne, Sweden. Ronald Messemaker – Zeeland, Netherlands. Rosen Kostadinov – Bulgaria. Shahrzade Vahida – West Vlaanderen, Belgium.   UK Allan Archer (12) – Norfolk, England. Andy Hood – North Yorkshire, England. Barry Yates (5) – Sussex, England Carey Lodge – Hampshire, England. Chris Craig – Somerset, England. Dan Rouse – Carmarthenshire, Wales. Dan Trotman (6) – Cheshire, England. Dave Easter (7) – Devon, England. Doug Herdson (7) – Devon, England. Doug Redford (8) – Cambridgeshire, England John Lloyd (7) – Devon, England. Gail Pickett – Merseyside, England. Gary Turnbull – Islay, Scotland. Glenn Morris – Flintshire, Wales. Graham Powell – Bridgend, Wales. Howard Stockdale – Lancashire, England. Hugh Harrop (15) – Shetland, Scotland Ian Dearing – Norfolk, England. Jack Delabye – Kent, England. Jenny Mason – Norfolk, England Jill Black – East Sussex, England. Joe Beale – London, England. Joe Meyers – Suffolk, England Jon Mercer – Gloucestershire, England. Julia Lashly – Essex, England. Liz Harris (7) – Devon, England. Martin Goodey – Isles of Scilly, England. Matt Merritt (13) – Warwickshire, England. Matt Thomas (14) – Wirral, England. Mya-Rose Craig (Birdgirl) – Somerset, England. Neal Warnock – County Antrim, Northern Ireland Oliver Simms (12) – Derbyshire, England Phil Pickett – Merseyside, England. Rick Simpson (12) – Norfolk / Lincolnshire-Kent, England. Rob Norris – Buckinghamshire, England. Ross Mason – Norfolk, England Sue Healey (9, 12) – Norfolk, England.   * Participants at Haribon Foundation in addition to the above. Princess del Castillo Juan Anselmo Enriquez Angela Del Rosario Harlan Red Arias Sheanne Eric Cabantac Guia Ysobel D. Casanova Daryll Panes Victor Nepomuceno Niel Gabriel Saplagio Erica Yu Mariel Guevara Gabriel Piñon Ingrid Saplagio April Enriquez Heavenly Joy Garcia Zoy Pagalilauan Clarissa Que Patricia Que Rodrigo Sale II Mikaela Sarol Bryan Ocampo Gaby Garcia Laarni C. Jocson Erina Pauline V. Molina Maria Belinda E. de la Paz Gary de la Paz Josiah David G. Quimpo Ana Dominique A. Almazar   Participating organisations (1) BirdLife Plettenberg Bay (2) Nature’s Valley Trust (3) Percy FitzPatrick Institute (4) Haribon Foundation – Philippines (5) Rye Harbour Nature reserve (6) RSPB Burton Mere wetlands (7) Devon Birds (8) RSPB Fowlmere (9) Gravesend RSPB local group (10) Wrybill Birding Tours (11) Wader Quest South Africa (12) Wader Quest (13) Birdwatching Magazine (14) Wirral Rangers (15) Shetland Wildlife (16)  Reserva Ecológica Guapiaçu (REGUA) (17) Protect the Sandgate Waders   [/accordion-item] [/accordion][accordion tag=p clicktoclose=true][accordion-item title=”Species 2015″] African Jacana Comb-crested Jacana Wattled Jacana Magellanic Oystercatcher Blackish Oystercatcher American Oystercatcher African Black Oystercatcher Eurasian Oystercatcher South Island Oystercatcher Pied Oystercatcher Variable Oystercatcher Sooty Oystercatcher Black-winged Stilt White-headed Stilt Black-necked Stilt Black Stilt Banded Stilt Pied Avocet American Avocet Red-necked Avocet Water Thick-knee Spotted Thick-knee Peruvian Thick-knee Bush Stone-curlew Beach Stone-curlew Double-banded Courser Temminck’s Courser Australian Pratincole Oriental Pratincole Black-winged Pratincole Northern Lapwing Blacksmith Lapwing Spur-winged Lapwing Crowned Lapwing African Wattled Lapwing Red-wattled Lapwing Banded Lapwing Masked Lapwing Southern Lapwing European Golden Plover Pacific Golden Plover American Golden Plover Grey Plover Northern Red-breasted Plover Common Ringed Plover Semipalmated Plover Little Ringed Plover Killdeer Piping Plover Kittlitz’s Plover Three-banded Plover White-fronted Plover Kentish Plover Snowy Plover Red-capped Plover Collared Plover Two-banded Plover Double-banded Plover Mongolian Sandplover Lesser Sandplover Greater Sand Plover Caspian Plover Oriental Plover Hooded Dotterel Black-fronted Dotterel Wrybill Tawny-throated Dotterel Eurasian Woodcock Jack Snipe African Snipe Common Snipe Wilson’s Snipe South American Snipe Giant Snipe Short-billed Dowitcher Long-billed Dowitcher Asian Dowitcher Black-tailed Godwit Hudsonian Godwit Bar-tailed Godwit Marbled Godwit Little Curlew Eurasian Whimbrel Hudsonian Whimbrel Eurasian Curlew Far Eastern Curlew Long-billed Curlew Upland Sandpiper Spotted Redshank Common Redshank Marsh Sandpiper Common Greenshank Greater Yellowlegs Lesser Yellowlegs Green Sandpiper Solitary Sandpiper Wood Sandpiper Terek Sandpiper Common Sandpiper Spotted Sandpiper Grey-tailed Tattler Western Willet Ruddy Turnstone Great Knot Red Knot Sanderling Semipalmated Sandpiper Western Sandpiper Red-necked Stint Little Stint Least Sandpiper White-rumped Sandpiper Baird’s Sandpiper Pectoral Sandpiper Sharp-tailed Sandpiper Curlew Sandpiper Purple Sandpiper Dunlin Broad-billed Sandpiper Stilt Sandpiper Buff-breasted Sandpiper Ruff Wilson’s Phalarope Least Seedsnipe Snowy Sheathbill [/accordion-item] [/accordion]

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Eurasian Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria: Titchwell RSPB reserve, Norfolk, England. 30.11.2014 /?Wader Quest

In 2016, Wader Conservation World Watch will take place on 5th and 6th November

Make a note in your diary now.

To take part is as simple as A, B, C.

A. Go out and see waders/shorebirds wherever you are in the world.
B. Send us an email telling us what you have seen and where.
C. We’ll create a list the species seen between us worldwide.
D. Look for your name on the roll of honour on the website.

It is that easy; no registering required just good old-fashioned bird watching… oh! And an email. [email protected]

 

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Wader Conservation World Watch is all about participating and standing up to say

“We Care!”

We care that the Yellow Sea is being devastated.

We care that 50% of UK lapwings have disappeared.

We care that the Spoon-billed Sandpiper is heading for extinction.

We care that 48% of known wader populations are in decline.

We care that wet meadow nesting chicks are being destroyed by early mowing.

We care that thousands of waders are still hunted.

We care that Hooded Plovers still can’t find a place on the beach to breed.

We care that wetlands are being drained.

We care that Black Stilts only cling to existence due to captive breeding.

We care that 6 wader species are Extinct.

We care that 8 wader species are Critically Endangered.

We care that 4 of those are probably Extinct.

We care that 9 wader species are Endangered (2 new recently).

We care that 9 wader species are Vulnerable.

We care that 29 wader species are Near threatened (6 new recently)

and finally

We care enough to stand up and be counted.

Waders need love too!

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?Wader Quest

Note: For our purposes there is no necessity to count the birds however if you are willing and able to do so we would encourage you to enter your lists on public databases such as eBird and BirdTrack to add to our general knowledge of wader distribution and population levels. In particular we would be interested to hear about any colour-ringed or flagged birds, information that may be of some interest to researchers.

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