The WCWW5 will take place on the 3rd &/or 4th  November 2018
Make a note in your diary to join in the fun.

To take part is as simple as A,B,C.

A.     Go out and see waders/shorebirds wherever you are in the world.
B.     Send us an email telling us what you have seen and where.
C.     Look for your birds on the species list and your name on the roll of honour on this website.

You will also receive a Wader Quest The Newsletter WCWW e-newsletter special to your email address with all the results, lists and the roll of honour. 

It is that easy; no registration required just good old-fashioned bird watching... Oh! And an email. waderquest@gmail.com 

Black Stilt 

Wader Conservation World Watch is all about participating and standing up to say 

"We Care!"

We care that the Yellow Sea is being devastated.
We care that 80% of UK Northern Lapwings have disappeared.
We care that the Spoon-billed Sandpiper is heading for extinction.
We care that 48% of known wader populations are in decline.
We care that hay meadow nesting chicks are being destroyed by early mowing.
We care that thousands of waders are still hunted.
We care that Hooded Plovers still can't find a place on the beach to breed.
We care that wetlands are being drained.
We care that 97% of Irish breeding Eurasian Curlews have gone.
We care that Black Stilts only cling to existence due to captive breeding.
We care that 6 wader species are Extinct.
We care that 8 wader species are Critically Endangered.
We care that 4 of those are probably Extinct.
We care that 9 wader species are Endangered (2 new recently).
We care that 9 wader species are Vulnerable.
We care that 29 wader species are Near threatened (6 new recently)
and finally 
We care enough to stand up and be counted.

If you are part of an organisation which wishes to support the project please get in touch and we'll add your logo below.

All participants will be entered into our

2017 Prize Draw

for a signed copy of

Shorebirds in Action
Shorebirds in Action donated by Whittles Publishing.

To be drawn soon once we are certain all participants are in the draw.. 

Andean Avocet, Black Stilt, juv, South Island Pied Oystercatcher

Note: For our purposes there is no necessity to count the birds however if you are willing and able to do so we would encourage you to enter your lists on public databases such as eBird and BirdTrack to add to our general knowledge of wader distribution and population levels. In particular we would be interested to hear about any colour-ringed or flagged birds, information that may be of some interest to researchers.

Hooded Plover, White-faced Plover, Spoon-billed Sandpiper, Grey Plover.

2017 results

Together we have seen 131 species
There have been 322 observers
In 35 countries
On 6 continents in all flyways.
                                              Map by East-Asian Australasian Flyways Partnership EAAFP

Participating Organisations

                    Roll of Honour                     
And here is a list of the species seen and the Roll of Honour.

Species                                                   Roll of Honour

African Jacana Albania
Comb-crested Jacana Desislava Stefanova
Wattled Jacana Ivaylo Dimchev
Bronze-winged Jacana Anguilla
Pheasant-tailed Jacana Jackie Cestero
Greater Painted-Snipe Argentina
Magellanic Oystercatcher Ángeles Loredo
Blackish Oystercatcher Rodney Furmston
American Oystercatcher Australia
African Black Oystercatcher Amanda Lilleyman
Eurasian Oystercatcher Andrea Dennett
South Island Oystercatcher Bill Belson
Pied Oystercatcher Clive Garland
Variable Oystercatcher David Percival
Sooty Oystercatcher Debra Prestwood
Black-winged Stilt Demetrios Bertzeletos
White-headed Stilt Diane Lambert
Black-necked Stilt Dianne Bennett
White-backed Stilt Gavin O'Brien
Black Stilt Grace Maglio
Pied Avocet Hilary Thompson
American Avocet John Newman
Red-necked Avocet Kevin Smith
Eurasian Stone Curlew Lois Wooding
Water Thick-knee Mary Frost
Spotted Thick-knee Mike Clea
Beach Stone-curlew Peter Newbery
Collared Pratincole Rose Clear
Magellanic Plover Tiffanie Pearse
Northern Lapwing Zorica Komac
Blacksmith Lapwing Belgium
Spur-winged Lapwing Alicia Mottur
Crowned Lapwing Esfandir Mottur
African Wattled Lapwing Shahrzade Mottur
White-crowned Lapwing Brazil
Black-winged Lapwing Andrew Simpson
Grey-headed Lapwing Bobby Wilcox
Red-wattled Lapwing Beatriz Blauth
Masked Lapwing Edimara Blauth
Black-shouldered Lapwing Yeddo Blauth
Southern Lapwing Fábio Barata
European Golden Plover Bruno Neri
Pacific Golden Plover Bulgaria
American Golden Plover Ralitsa Georgieva
Grey Plover Vladimir Mladenov
Northern Red-breasted Plover Chile
Common Ringed Plover Jame Quesada
Semipalmated Plover China
Little Ringed Plover Katherine Leung
Long-billed Plover Li Jing
Killdeer Lu Jianshu
Piping Plover Zhang Lin
Kittlitz's Plover Colombia
Three-banded Plover Alexander Morales
White-fronted Plover Jessica Suaréz
Kentish Plover Patricia Falk
White-faced plover Czech Rep
Snowy Plover Jan Bures
Malaysian Plover Jaromir Nachazel
Red-capped Plover Libor Schröpfer 
Collared Plover Martina Nachazelova
Two-banded Plover England
Double-banded Plover Barry Yates
Lesser Sandplover Ben Knights
Greater Sand Plover Bernard Siddle
Wilson's Plover Bryan Wearmouth
Eurasian Dotterel Carol Watt
Hooded Dotterel Carole Davis
Black-fronted Dotterel Cathy Miller
Red-kneed Dotterel Damian Money
Wrybill David Smith
Eurasian Woodcock Dawlish Warren Recording Group
American Woodcock Elis Simpson
Jack Snipe Inge Bristow
African Snipe Isaac Johnston
Common Snipe Jake Harvey
Latham's Snipe Janet Avery
South American Snipe Jenny Brightwell
Short-billed Dowitcher Jez Simms
Long-billed Dowitcher Jill Black
Asian Dowitcher Jodie Clements
Black-tailed Godwit John Belsey
Hudsonian Godwit Karl Price
Bar-tailed Godwit Lesley Collins
Marbled Godwit Liz Huxley
Little Curlew Lloyd Evans
Eurasian Whimbrel Marcus Strandring
Hudsonian Whimbrel Marilyn Pritchard
Eurasian Curlew Mark Bridges
Far Eastern Curlew Maureen Irvine
Long-billed Curlew Michael Copland
Spotted Redshank Neil McMahon
Common Redshank Paul Davis
Marsh Sandpiper Richard Parry
Common Greenshank Rick Simpson
Nordmann's Greenshank Rob Norris
Greater Yellowlegs Rob Sheldon
Lesser Yellowlegs Roberta Goodall
Green Sandpiper Ruth Thomas
Solitary Sandpiper Scott Petrek
Wood Sandpiper Sophie Gibson
Terek Sandpiper Stephen Collins
Common Sandpiper Stephen Leatherdale
Spotted Sandpiper Steve Grimwade
Grey-tailed Tattler Steven Halstead
Willet Tim Appleton
Ruddy Turnstone Falkland Islands
Black Turnstone Neal Warnock
Great Knot France
Red Knot Alan McBride
Sanderling Cristina Albarracin
Semipalmated Sandpiper Mikael Alpha
Western Sandpiper Jean-Pierre Baloche
Red-necked Stint Rodolphe Blin
Little Stint Coralie Bossu
Least Sandpiper Isabelle Bracco
Long-toed Stint Laurent Brillard
Temminck's Stint Adrien Chaigne
White-rumped Sandpiper Jean-François Cornuaille
Pectoral Sandpiper Pablo Corral
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper Chantal Costa
Curlew Sandpiper Patrice Deboisvilliers
Purple Sandpiper Elie Denejean-Sitouze
Dunlin André Dierickx
Broad-billed Sandpiper Serge Garnier
Spoon-billed Sandpiper Sandrine Idatte
Stilt Sandpiper Nicolas Juillet
Buff-breasted Sandpiper Géraldine Leveneur
Ruff Nathalie Maisonneuve
Grey Phalarope Jaime Martinez
Snowy Sheathbill Michèle Marty
Jean-Cyrille Notter
Sylvain Poisblaud
Alexis Poyade
Martin Riethmuller
Caroline Robert
Valentin Russeil
Matthieu Saliman
Céline Senecault
Céline Sitouze
Jean-Marie Tichon
Nicolas Vitry
Michel Yerokine
Ritesh Dighe
Avinash Sharma
Rony Livne
Shai Blitzblau
Iris Adar
Avital Gil
Ori Davidor
Ilan Nassim Moriya
Slomi Levi
Eldad Amir
Yossi Boaz
Dan Sharon
Tomomi Kawasumi
Rob Edmunds
Mohd Nurazmeel Bin Moktar
Shahril Fatihah Bin Hasnul Hafiz
David Henderson
Barbra Henderson
Charles Gauci
Victor Cilia
Caldon Merceica
Sean Bonello
Dennis Cachia
Alex Casha
Timmy Micallef
Noel Camilleri
Edward Bonavia
Charles Coleiro
Jonathan Pullicino
Luke Vella
Adin Vella
Roberto Salazar Aragon
Luis T. Quezada
Gary Allport
Chris Milligan
Chris Curtis
James Dee
New Zealand
Ria Migaloo
Ailsa Howard
Bruce McKinlay
Andrew Austin
Rachel Hufton
Jemma Welch
Angel Parody-Merino
Northern Ireland
Ric Else
Hazel Watson
Rosabel Miro
Venicio Wilson
Joanna Burger
Michael Gochfeld
Rob Clay
Oscar Rodríguez
José Petters
Sergio Ríos
Marko Fast
Princess del Castillo
Dexter Gamboa
Katrina Mamparair
Sam Manalastas
Domingo Chico Jr.
Mami C. Qi
Divina Diokno
Stephanie Lim
Cedric Labiano
Roger Cabalce
Natividad Lacdan
Rowell Macahilas
Elizabeth Bello
Annabelle Jereza
Sean Melendres
Ronald Agahin
Nattaya Ampanjan
Bryan Ocampo
Nic Abanador
Josiah David Quimpo
Kitty Amante
Albert Balbutin
Hugh Harrop
Andrew Whitelee
Penny Insole
Alison O'Hara
Iain Bennie
Joanna Peaker
Andy Wakelin
Louise Clark
Rachel MacKay-Austin
Erik Porter
Harris Porter
Amy Griffin
Gary Turnbull
Louise Clewley
Gary Clewley
Helen Hipperson 
Emma Brand 
Haritz Sarasa Zabala
South Africa
Amanda Walden
Mark Brown
Brittany Arendse
Mike Bridgeford
Bruce Ward-Smith
Dave Rimmer
Ian Gordon
Colin Summersgill
Peter Sharland
Jenny Sharland
Sue Oertli
Robert Wienand
Niall Perrins
Peter Rosewarne
Honor Prentice
Oskar Löfgren
Peter Ericsson
Nick Upton
Georgia Feild
Brodie Cass Talbot
Winston Bowen
Becky Bowen
Meg Rousher
Gina Nichol
Elena Coffey
Suzannah Hansley
Harry Newman
Mary Heerema
Nancy Meyer-Lustman
Frank Hanlik
Devin Griffiths
Carole Griffiths
George Gove
Neil Solomon
Dave McLain
Gary Cowell
Geoff LeBaron
Peter Allison
Jesse Brownback
Pat Egan
Betsy Higgins
Leslie Hoffmann
Andrew Magee
Lynne Shapiro
Miles Tomlinson
Dan Rouse
Unnamed participants
49 persons
2016 results

Together we have seen 125 species
There have been 245 observers
In 38 countries
On 6 continents in all flyways.

Map by East-Asian Australasian Flyways Partnership EAAFP

2015 results

Together we have seen 125 species
There have been 182 observers
In 33 countries
On 6 continents in all flyways.

Prize Draw:
Congratulations to Mike and Rose Clear of NSW, Australia who received a signed Lars Jonsson wader poster and a set (Nºs 1-8) of Wader Quest Collectables wader pin badges. 

Map by East-Asian Australasian Flyways Partnership EAAFP

2014 results

Together we have seen 117 species
There have been 70 observers
In 19 countries
On 6 continents in all flyways. 

Map by East-Asian Australasian Flyways Partnership EAAFP

Eurasian Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria: Titchwell RSPB reserve, Norfolk, England. 30/11/2014.



  1. Today 1st November 2015 at my local reserve Upton Warren Worcs UK . Northern Lapwing 200, Curlew 6, Common snipe 51, Jack Snipe flushed just feet away, Green sandpiper. a quiet time of year for waders on the reserve with no passage birds present.

    1. Thanks for your list for yesterday, the world watch is on the 7th and 8th, it was a goodly list though, especially since you saw a Jack Snipe, will you be able to repeat the exercise for next weekend, hopefully the Jack Snipe will still be there! Fingers crossed and thanks gain for your interest.

  2. Looking forward to a cold front hopefully bringing some fresh waders to the New York City area this weekend.

    1. Here´s hoping Dominic! Thanks very much for your support for this event. Cheers! Please let us know by email if you can we may miss it here! Thanks.

  3. Quite waste of our Labuan island North Borneo time spended Observing and Recording the Migrant Waders this year but seems I did not see our works not mentioned in the Malaysian Waders Watch list this year

    1. Sorry we did not receive your list, please contact us so we can add you names to the above list, thank you: waderquest@gmail.com