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Anniversary World Watch results

Posted Monday 8th December 2014 at 13:05 by Rick and Elis
The country with the highest list (and highest individual list) was from Peter Ericsson in Thailand with 33 species, and he still had some species that he could potentially have connected with if he had not been working that day. Additional species such as Greater Painted-Snipe, Malaysian Plover, White-faced Plover are all generally available as well as the potential for pratincoles and jacanas from that country all of which just goes to show what a great wader destination Thailand is.http://www.waderquest.org/2014/12/an...h-results.html
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Wader Quest World Watch - show your solidarity for the world's waders/shorebirds and

Posted Wednesday 26th November 2014 at 17:36 by Rick and Elis
Finally we are in the run up to the World Watch weekend and we hope that we will be joined by many people across the planet in order that we can see as many waders/shorebirds as possible between us in one weekend.
By participating you will be showing your solidarity with other birders around the world who care about what is happening to our wader populations and by doing so you can;
http://www.waderquest.org/2014/11/wader-quest-world-watch-show-your.html
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Saving farmland breeding waders.

Posted Monday 17th November 2014 at 22:18 by Rick and Elis
Mountain Plovers and Black-tailed Godwits don't seem at first glance to have much in common, but in one respect they do.

In the USA the Mountain Plover is traditionally a bird that breeds on the open short-grass Prairies. This habitat, like so many others has changed beyond recognition for the large part due to the expansion of agriculture swallowing up great swathes of it. The areas that are left have often been changed too with the irradication of Prairie Dog towns and the loss...
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Habitat loss and waders; the intertidal zone.

Posted Wednesday 5th November 2014 at 21:01 by Rick and Elis
There is a great variety of waders species and families, and these birds have adapted to an equally impressive diversity of natural habitats to eke out a living for themselves. Sadly though, without exception every one of these habitats is under threat from the actions, whether direct or indirect, of the human race. http://www.waderquest.org/2014/11/ha...idal-zone.html
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A phalaroping we will go!

Posted Friday 31st October 2014 at 00:11 by Rick and Elis
Earlier this month to celebrate our wedding anniversary Elis and I decided that we should pay a long overdue visit to the RSPB reserves of Frampton Marsh and Freiston Shore in Lincolnshire. By coincidence a Grey Phalarope had been there all week, would it stay and be the icing on the cake?

We didn't however go straight to Lincolnshire, we got a bit side tracked and ended up in Norfolk at Burnham Norton, the attraction being a Steppe Grey Shrike, but that seen we were soon on our way...
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