Celebrate this year’s World Migratory Bird Day (or weekend!) by spending time bird watching and fundraising for a host of long-distance migrant species – including the beautiful and Critically Endangered Spoon-billed Sandpiper, a shorebird that depends on tidal-flats here in East Asia during its migration.
Open to members and non-members, experts and first-time birdwatchers, the Birds Korea Birdathon is an annual sponsored one-hour to 24-hour bird watch (see Birds Korea 2011 World Migratory Bird Day Birdathon, 2011 Birds Korea World Migratory Bird Day Birdathon Results, 2nd Annual World Migratory Bird Day Birdathon and 2nd Annual WMBD Birdathon Results for past events). In line with this year’s World Birdwatching Day theme of networking, money raised will go towards our making of a mini-documentary on Spoon-billed Sandpiper conservation, a project we are undertaking through a collaboration with Cornell University’s Lab of Ornithology, and towards strengthening our networking and advocacy work in North America, summer home to several of our longest-distance migrants.
For more on the upcoming birdathon: