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A grand day out!

Posted Friday 17th April 2015 at 12:46 by Rick and Elis
The days running up to publishing the Wader Quest sponsors' newsletter can be, to say the very least, fraught. As a result of all the pent up stress it is always a good idea to have a day off on the day following publication and distribution, to let the pressure out of my veins and remove all thoughts of editing from my addled brain.

So, what do wader conservationists do to unwind and forget about their day to day troubles? Well they go wader watching of course...http://www.waderquest.org/2015/04/a-grand-day-out.html
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Great Knot and Bar-tailed Godwit tagging - news from Chris Hassell and the Global Fly

Posted Sunday 12th April 2015 at 16:12 by Rick and Elis
It has now been joined by six more all winging their way north; six are on the Chinese coast and one, the latest one to leave, is 370km north of Roebuck Bay over the Timor Sea.
Three Great Knots flew directly to Zhejiang Province and are in bays 200km apart. This is a flight of 5,200km. They took about 4 days so were averaging about 54kmph. One of these birds went 200km inland when it reached the Chinese coast but then swung round and landed on the coast. This track certainly surprised us!.....
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Long-billed Curlew tracking project.

Posted Thursday 9th April 2015 at 12:52 by Rick and Elis
The Intermountain Bird Observatory (IBO) has been studying Long-billed Curlews in Idaho, USA, since 2009. When the project began, our goal was simply to help the Idaho Department of Fish and Game monitor a population of curlews that were nesting in southwestern Idaho near the towns of Emmett and Middleton. On our first day of surveys in 2009, the crew came across a dead curlew in the middle of the road. It had been shot...
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Back in the saddle; the car booting season begins!

Posted Tuesday 7th April 2015 at 13:25 by Rick and Elis
We have missed doing the car boot sales over the winter months, at least, we had been missing them up until around 05:00 hrs on Saturday morning when the idea of setting forth, overcoming the temptation to stay in our warm and comfy bed, was not so appealing once the moment had finally arrived. It was only after having flung the alarm clock out of the bedroom and down the stairs that I started to think about those intrepid birds that were either on the move or preparing to set off in the face of...
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Shorebird Extravaganza: Waders in Working Wetlands. Louisiana, USA 29th April - 5th M

Posted Thursday 2nd April 2015 at 10:47 by Rick and Elis
These two stalwarts with others have been doing wader surveys, called the Shorebird Blitz in the region for a number of years and this year have turned the concept into a festival called Waders in Working Wetlands: Shorebird Extravaganza. I only wish we could go, it will be a blast I'm sure and great waders to be seen right on the doorstep. Wader Quest donated $50 to the project as it is promoting our vision of community conservation with local farmers working alongside conservationists to protect...
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