Sunday 30 July 2017

Birdfair 2017 is around the corner

Bird Fair 2017 is looming and the anticipation is rising!

Wader Quest attends a number of events every year, and we enjoy every one of them. It would be impossible to say which is the 'best' as they are all enjoyable for different reasons.

It is though certainly true that the three day marathon that is the British Bird Fair is the most exhausting; however, the rewards are great for a charity still trying to find its feet and establish itself as a force for the protection of waders across the planet.

2016 Wader Quest stand; M7-67.
In recent years we have had help from Trustees and other volunteers taking some of the strain from us and removing the need to stay put. This year is no different with Penny Insole and Andrew Whitelee coming along for all three days, and John Davies and Allan Archer helping out on single days. This enables us to go and talk to people that otherwise we may not get the chance to see and that will include some of our sponsors who will have stands at the fair such as AGAMI M2 5-6, Birding Ecotours M5 16, Birdwatching Magazine 6 36-37, Limosa Holidays M7 46-47, Opticron outdoor 12, Swarovski outdoor 18, The Urban Birder M8 1, Wildfoot Travel M1 1-2, Wildsounds M3 48-52, Wrybill Birding Tours NZ M2 46-47

Come and meet our lovely Wader Quest volunteers Penny and Andrew.
This year's Wader Quest talk is entitled The World's Rarest Waders  and looks at some of the world”s most threatened and intriguing waders. We explain why they are so rare, and investigate what, if anything, can be done or perhaps is being done to help them. Please come along and support us if you can in Lecture Marquee 1 on Saturday 19th at 12.30pm.

Last year's talk in progress
We will of course have the usual bits and pieces to sell, including our famous Wader Quest Collectables pin badges, now with twelve species to collect. There will be a competition to identify some waders (easier than ever this year), with a fantastic first prize of a pair of 8x42 Opticron T3 Trailfinder roof prism, waterproof, binoculars and several runner up prizes.

Anyone signing up as a Friend of Wader Quest or a Sponsor at the Bird Fair will be eligible to enter the ID competition free (otherwise £1.00 per entry) to be in the running for this fabulous prize.

So, we look forward to seeing you there, come along to M7 stand 67 and talk to us about waders.


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