Waders, or shorebirds as they are also known, are found all around the world and come in all different shapes and sizes. Many of the species that breed in Arctic and temperate regions are highly migratory, while those found in tropical areas are usually resident, or only move in response to rainfall.
|Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)|
|Little Ringed Plover (Charadrius dubius)|
Waders are very charismatic birds, from the Sanderlings running along the shoreline like crazy wind-up toys, to the Phalaropes spinning in circles whilst feeding...they're just so entertaining you could spend hours watching them!
|Grey Phalarope (Phalaropus fulicarius)|
|Red-capped Plover (Calidris ruficollis)|
|Grey Plover (Pluvialis squatarola)|
Wader Quest is a bird conservation charity based in the UK. They organise events around the UK (such as the Wirral Wader Festival) as well as promoting events overseas all in an effort to raise awareness of the threats facing waders across the flyways as well as to raise as much money as possible to support wader conservation projects.
|Dunlin (Calidris alpina)|
|Oriental Pratincole (Glareola maldivarum)|