Total funds raised and donated since 12/09/2012
(Includes reserve funds in hand.)

A big thank you to all our supporters, sponsors and friends who made all this possible.


Help us to buy a 'phutt' net for the Humber Wader Ringing Group

A new generation of wader trapping is on the way with the newly developed 'phutt' net. They are like the canon nets which are still widely used, but they use compressed air instead of black powder to fire the projectiles that spread the net. The result is the same but with less noise, a 'phutt' instead of a loud bang which reduces the stress and impact on the birds.

£1,500.00 target reached THANK YOU another successful Wader Quest appeal concluded.


HWRG has two such nets and is in desperate need of a third and that is where we come in. We have pledged to raise sufficient funds to acquire the third net so that existing funds can be used to make updates to those already in their possession. 

Having these new nets will significantly help the HWRG team with its sampling. 

The 'phutt' nets mean that HWRG will be able to make catches during the day as well as at night. Sample sizes will be more diverse as a result because they won't just be catching birds that happen to fly into a mist net at night. It also has the added advantage of greater site flexibility being able to target specific flocks in specific places. 

Other donations and disbursements

Donations made:

01/11/2012 – 31/03/2014:  £3,260.56 raised plus £265.50 gift aid = £3,526.06 donated via JustGiving site to WWT Slimbridge Spoon-billed Sandpiper captive breeding programme.

16/08/2013 – 30/09/2013: £187.83 ($350.00AU) raised and donated to BirdLife Australia Hooded Plover Appeal.

01/10/2013 – 17/09/2014: £1,128.50 raised and donated to BirdLife Australia Hooded Plover Appeal.

05/03/2014 £20.94 (US$35.00) - Donated to Western Snowy Plover appeal. Audubon California.

20/03/2014 £20.94 (US$35.00) - Donated to Galveston oil spill appeal. Audubon, Texas.

24/03/2015 £34.41 (US$50.00) - Donated to Waders in Working Wetlands - Shorebird Extravaganza.

26/03/2015 £53.02 (AUD100.00) - Donated to STOP Shorebirds from Dying BirdLife Australia. 

20/07/2015 £10.00 - Donated to Saint Helena National Trust 'Adopt a Wirebird' (St Helena Plover).

18/12/2015: £95.73 (AUD200.00) - Donated to BirdLife Australia for the Silent Shorebird Crisis Appeal.

29/12/2015: £141.27 (US$ 200.00) - Donated to South Island Wildlife Hospital.

07/01/2016: £199.85 (R$1,125.00) -  Donated to Conectando os Pontos donated via Kickante site.

06/04/2016: £100.72 (NZ$200.00) - Donated to Pukorokoro Miranda Trust for purchase of Robert Findlay Reserve.

20/04/2016: £100.00 - Donated to Mary Colwell for The Curlew Walk.

22/01/2017: £100.00 - Donated to Staffordshire Wildlife Trust Hazel Barrow Appeal.

05/03/2017: £336.24 (AU$520.71) - Donated to Wing Threads.

14/03/2017: £94.18 (US$115.00) - Donated to Protect our Plovers; San Francisco Bird Observatory.

13/04/2017: £50.00 - Donated to the Azerbaijan research project.

05/05/2017: £153.33 (AU$265.61) - Donated to Tassie Shorebird Rescue.

13/08/2017: £50.00 - Donated to Ben's big Curlew Ride (BTO)

15/08/2017: £15.00 - Donated to Snettisham Hide Appeal (RSPB)

Total Donations made: £6,418.02

Wader Quest Grants Fund disbursements:

26/09/2014: £70.81 Celluloid colour rings and measuring equipment purchased for use on Javan Plover and White-headed Stilt and sent to Anak Burung Birdbanding Club, Indonesia.

29/10/2014: £133.14 Five mist nets purchased to capture and monitor wintering waders and sent to CORBIDI (Centro de Ornitología y Biodiversidad) in Paracas National Reserve, Peru.

30/10/2015 £350.00 Opticron IS70 (18-54 eyepiece) telescope and Opticron 10x50 Discovery binoculars for monitoring human disturbance on South African beaches sent to Nature's Valley Trust, Western Cape, South Africa.

17/12/2015: £55.39 Celluloid colour rings purchased for use on Javan Plover and sent to Anak Burung Birdbanding Club, Indonesia.

09/02/2016 £650.00 Colour engraved leg flags purchased for use with Nearctic waders sent to Conectando os Pontos, Paraíba, Brazil.

31/10/2016 £217.33 Ringing pliers and weighing scales for use to study migrant wader habitat selection, sent to  Migratory ecology of Charadriiforms project along the Brazilian coast.

05/12/2016 £178.12 Celluloid colour leg rings, various sizes. Migratory ecology of Charadriiforms project along the Brazilian coast.

04/04/2017: £282.02 - Donated to Humber wader Ringing Group for coded colour leg rings for Eurasian Oystercatchers.

Total disbursements from Grants Fund: £1,936.81

Total raised for Magellanic Plover Fund: £3,000.00

Total raised for Pak Thale Fund: £1,000.00


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