World Shorebirds Day 2018

World Shorebirds Day will take place on the 6th of September, 2018. For more information, please visit

World Shorebirds Day is a celebration of shorebirds and those protecting them.

Some 50% of the world’s shorebird species are in decline, and vital habitat is being lost at a higher rate than ever. We urgently need to raise public awareness around the world of these imperiled birds’ plight and the need for shorebird conservation and research.

Healthy populations of shorebirds depend on healthy wetlands—and so do thousands of human lives around the world. Action on a global scale is need to help connect people and shorebirds.

World Shorebirds Day has the following aims:

  1. To raise awareness of the need to protect shorebirds and their habitats throughout their life cycles;
  2. To raise public awareness of the need for continued shorebird research, monitoring, and conservation;
  3. To connect people with shorebirds through wetland sites around the world.