News Shorebirds

The delta is home to 40,000 Snow Geese © Bird Studies Canada

Canada delta in danger from trading port expansion

Wed, 10/07/2019
Fraser River Delta is one of British Columbia’s most vital habitats for migratory shorebirds, and the site of a major discovery about how shorebirds feed. Two BirdLife Partners, Bird Studies Canada and Nature Canada, are joining forces with BC Nature to halt plans for a huge trading port on-site.
Wayne "doc" Burke (center) with biology students from the University of West Indies on a field trip to the Woodbourne Shorebird Refuge © Andre Williams

Winner of the Pablo Canevari Award 2017: Wayne...

Mon, 27/11/2017
Wayne is a Bajan shorebird conservationist and founder of the Barbados Shorebird Conservation Trust. He was selected from among several highly qualified candidates as this year's winner, thanks to his drive and dedication.
Western Sandpiper © Glenn Bartley/AGAMI

45% of Arctic shorebirds are disappearing - here...

Fri, 21/04/2017
45% of Arctic-nesting shorebirds are decreasing. The Pacific Americas Shorebird Conservation Strategy aims to identify the threats and develop strategies to save them.

Threatened whistling-ducks arrive at Woodbourne,...

Wed, 09/11/2011
Flooding at BirdLife's Woodbourne Shorebird Refuge in Barbados reduced the amount of suitable stop-over habitat for shorebirds this autumn, but this proved good for ducks and in September, two globally threatened West Indian Whistling-ducks turned up - the first time the species has been on the island for 50 years.