Saturday 3 December 2016

Wader Conservation World Watch results.

Thank you to all who participated in WCWW3

We had a tremendous response to WCWW this year with many more observers from an increased number of countries; however between us we only managed to equal last year's tally of species.

This is of course not the most important thing as the point of the exercise is to raise the profile of wader conservation around the world, so, if more people in more countries are joining in, then we can say it has been a success.

2016 results

 124 species
 241 observers
38 countries
6 continents 

All those that entered should now have received their e-newsletter special edition which breaks down the records that we have been sent. The overall results of this year's event are on the Wader Conservation World Watch page along with the Roll of Honour, the species list and where the birds were seen. For those that were unable to join us this year, perhaps you'll be able to do so next year to make the event even bigger and better than ever.

As last year we held a Prize Draw for all participants and this year the main prize was a pair of binoculars donated by Opticron. The winner was Beatriz Blauth in Brazil and the bins are on their way to Brazil as we speak.

The second prize was one of Lars Jonsson's wonderful posters that he kindly signed for us when we were in Sweden. This prize was    won by Natalie Forsdick in New Zealand.

The third prize of a copy of Eury the Spoon-billed Sandpiper, signed by authors and artist, was won by Alexia Fishwick who is a member of the Friends of Wader Quest in the UK.

Finally Grace Maglio in Broome, a great supporter and Friend of Wader Quest whom we met when we visited Western Australia organised a special Prize Draw for all Australian participants the prize being a copy of the lovely painting by Milly Formby of a Pied Oystercatcher, donated by the artist herself. The winner of this lovely prize was Tiffanie Pearse who sent a list in from Darwin in the Northern Territories.

If anyone would like a copy of the newsletter please let us know by email and we'll send you a pdf.

Wader Conservation World Watch 2017

will take place on 
4th and 5th November 2017
Make a note in your diary to join in the fun.

If you participated this year please try do so again and try to get as many of your friends and colleagues to do the same as you can. Thanks again to all who participated and see you next November.

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