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Report of our meeting in Scotland
This year, the Highland Ringing Group (HRG) hosted the conference between 23 and 27 September 2011 in Strathpeffer, 20 km northwest of Inverness, Scotland. ...more
Added: 06/10/2011
Future IWSG Annual Conferences
Early announcement: the 2012 conference will be held in Brittany, France, and the 2013 conference will be in Germany.
Added: 19/05/2011
Arctic Conditions Number 11 published
Issue # 11 of the Arctic Birds bulletin (English version) is now available for download (PDF) at the website of the Arctic Birds Breeding Conditions Survey...more
Added: 19/03/2010
27 February 2010 Annual conference day of WIWO and Dutch Wader Workgroup, the Netherlands
On Saturday 27th February 2010 the Working Group International Waterbird and Wetland Research (WIWO) and the Dutch Wader Workgroup (NSWG) will hold its annual conference day in Utrecht, the Netherlands. Talks will cover research on waders in the Middle East, Africa and Europe...more
Added: 03/02/2010
Atlas of Wader Populations in Africa and Western Eurasia wins Bronze
The Wader Atlas, by Delany et al came a respectable third in the BTO/British Birds Best Bird Book of the Year 2009.
Added: 14/12/2009
Threatened Shorebirds
BirdLife is seeking information on four threatened shorebirds for the IUCN 2010 update. Information is requested on Australian Painted Snipe, Far Eastern Curlew, Great Knot and Madagascar Snipe....more
Added: 04/12/2009
Volunteers wanted for fieldwork on ruffs in spring 2010 in NL
Volunteers are wanted for an ongoing capture-recapture program on the Ruffs, Philomachus pugnax. The project is under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Theunis Piersma, head of the Animal Ecology Group of the University of Groningen. The fieldwork consists in the monitoring colour-banded birds in Southwest Friesland, a characteristic Dutch meadow area along the shore of Lake IJsselmeer in the north of The Netherlands. We collect data on the timing of migration, habitat use, phenotype characteristics, feeding and reproductive behaviour of the birds; but you will also assist with the banding of the birds, blood sampling, and data entry. Please contact: Lucie Schmaltz [l.schmaltzATrug.nl] Roos Kentie [r.kentieATrug.nl]...more
Added: 03/11/2009
BirdLife grant helps Endangered shorebird
A grant from the BirdLife International Community Conservation Fund is helping establish a new population of Endangered Shore Plover Thinornis novaeseelandiae on Mana Island, off the west coast of Wellington, New Zealand...more
Added: 21/06/2009
Following the migration of the black-tailed godwit via satellite
This spring 15 black-tailed godwits received satellite transmiters during the breeding season, in the dutch province of Frisland. Researchers from the University of Groningen hope to learn more about their migration, and will follow the progress of these birds for at least a whole year. The migration of these 15 birds can be followed through this link (currently only in dutch, will have an english version soon)....more
Added: 15/06/2009
Experienced shorebird die-off events?
A survey is trying to discover the frequency and severity of shorebird die-off events to put recent events in context. Check the link for more information...more
Added: 05/04/2009
Issue # 10 of Arctic Birds
Issue # 10 of the Arctic Birds bulletin (English version) has become available for download in pdf format at the websites of the Arctic Birds Breeding Conditions Survey (http://www.arcticbirds.net). Hardcopies are being sent to all contributors to the survey database in 2008 and the previous years, as well as to members of the International Wader Study Group. Those wishing to make sure that their mailing addresses are up to date, please confirm them by sending an e-mail to Mikhail Soloviev (mikhail-soloviev@yandex.ru). Also, send a request to the latter e-mail if you need a copy, but do not belong to the survey or IWSG mailing lists. ...more
Added: 30/03/2009
IWS 18 published
IWS 18 - The European Non-Estuarine Coastal Waterbird Survey is the latest issue of International Wader Studies. It has just been published and is in the post to members...more
Added: 15/03/2009
New Trends of Migratory Waterbirds in the Wadden Sea
The Common Wadden Sea Secretariat published new calculations for trends of migratory waterbird numbers in the European Wadden Sea for the period 1987/1988 - 2006/2007. Further information an be found here?...more
Added: 11/02/2009
Extreme endurance flights by landbirds crossing the Pacific Ocean
Alaskan breeding bar-tailed godwits Limosa limosa baueri cross the Central Pacific during southward migration in one non-stop flight. Read more about this fascinating migration system in the publication by Gill et al....more
Added: 27/01/2009
new Wader Study Group Bulletin out now
The latest WSG Bulletin (volume 115, issue 3) is now out. Members should be receiving their issue any day. Not a member? Then check the contents here... ...more
Added: 21/01/2009
Conservationist David Stroud honoured
David Stroud, Joint Nature Conservation Committee adviser to the government and Liaison Officer of the IWSG has been appointed MBE in the New Year Honours list ...more
Added: 05/01/2009
Save Awase Tidal Flat in Okinawa, Japan
'The Save Awase Higata Association' has launched a petition campaign to try to raise concern over a proposed reclamation project on this important wetland and coral reef ...more
Added: 19/12/2008
Western Hemisphere Shorebird Group meeting in Mexico
This will be the 3rd meeting of the Group since its inception at the first meeting in 2006 and will consider shorebird research from their breeding grounds in the Arctic to their wintering grounds in South America ...more
Added: 14/12/2008
Ramsar Convention Update
The 8 days of the Ramsar Conference of Parties wrapped up recently with a new Resolution 22 which recognises the importance of promoting international cooperation for the conservation of migratory waterbirds and their habitats. Read more on the BirdLife International website ...more
Added: 26/11/2008
NOU Questionnaire
The Netherlands Ornithologists' Union kindly requests your input. Please fill out the NOU questionnaire at www.nou.nu. Many thanks!...more
Added: 01/10/2008
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