Bird Websites List

There is an urgent need to learn more about shorebirds in order to address some of the issues regarding the condition of shorebirds in the face of fast habitat loss in many parts of the region, particularly why certain species are dropping in numbers more than others. Key species include the Spoon-billed Sandpiper and the Curlew Sandpiper.

With the continuous fast loss of coastal wetlands in locations such as the Yellow Sea, it is only a matter of time before the numbers of even common shorebirds such as Bar-tailed Godwits and Dunlin plummet.

You may help by encouraging your local bird club to take an active interest in shorebirds in your area, or by going out with a buddy and providing some vital information. Regular counts are useful for demonstrating population changes over time, how many birds utilize a region during the migration or the non-breeding season, or even just one count in a seldom frequented location.

If you are interested in participating in organized shorebird surveys, or if you need volunteers to assist with your surveys or excursions, please let us know and supply us with your contact information. Or contact the organizations in the list below directly.

Past projects that have relied on self-funding volunteers include:

  • Surveys of mudflats associated with the Saemangeum reclamation project;
  • Shorebird surveys on the breeding grounds and staging areas in far eastern Russia;
  • Spoon-billed Sandpiper Survey nonbreeding and non-breeding areas;
  • North-west Australia banding and survey, etc

All volunteers are generally expected to cover their own travel and living expenses but work with experts, learning as well as helping!