Wader Conservation World Watch is an opportunity for birders across the world to show their solidarity with, and appreciation of wader and shorebird conservationists over a weekend in November.
This year, it has grown into a month-long celebration of wader conservation! In partnership with Birdwatching Magazine we are presenting a series of co-operative events that we are calling ‘Wader Conservation November.’ The events will be as follows.
Wader Conservation World Watch (7-8 November)
Wader watchers around the world are asked to go out and see how many species of wader they can clock up on either or both days, send the results to us at Wader Quest and we’ll compile a collective world list for the weekend. Last year we got 118 species from 6 continents – including contributions from all 9 flyways. We hope to build on that this year.
To see the final update for the event, click here
Wirral Wader Festival (14-15 November)
In conjunction with Wirral Council, Thurstaston Country Park, Dee Estuary Voluntary Wardens, RSPB and Cheshire Wildlife Trust. This will be a festival celebrating waders in the Wirral with events at Thurstaston Country Park, Red Rocks, West Kirby and New Brighton Marina.
Martin Mere WWT Birdwatching Festival (21-22 Norvember)
A children’s drawing competition will be held at the Wirral Wader Festival and entries will be on display at Martin Mere this weekend. Wader Quest, the Dee Estuary Voluntary Wardens and Wirral Country Park will be having stands at the festival.
Wash Wader Festival (28-29 November)
This will take place at Titchwell RSPB reserve and featuring Snettisham RSPB reserve. It is being run in conjunction with the RSPB and the Wash Wader Ringing Group.
- For more information about Wader Quest World Watch, please click HERE