News waders

Eurasian Spoonbills observed at the Ribeira de Vinha waste water treatment plant © Biosfera

Cabo Verde waste water treatment plant is...

Mon, 14/06/2021
Researchers in Cabo Verde have discovered that a waste water treatment plant is an important stopover site for migrating birds, reminding us that there is still so much left to learn about this African archipelago. Find out how the Biosfera team are working to conserve this artificial wetland.
'Meidum Geese’ – painted plaster, the Chapel of Itet, Meidum, Egypt  c. 2575–2551 BC © C K Wilkinson

Does this ancient Egyptian fresco depict an...

Mon, 31/05/2021
When ancient Egyptian artists painted strange but lifelike geese on the side a tomb 4,600 years ago, they could never have expected they would become the subject of rigorous modern scientific study. But are these geese an extinct species, or just a flight of artistic fancy? We ask the experts.
Double-banded Plover © Agami Photo Agency / Shutterstock

Double trouble for the Double-banded Plover

Tue, 09/03/2021
A south Pacific shorebird with a very unusual migration pattern, the Double-banded Plover faces different threats whichever route it chooses.
The Common Ringed Plover weights only 64 grams, but migrates thousands of kilometres © Zeynel Cebeci

Introducing our new Spring Alive species: the...

Mon, 07/09/2020
As birds migrate from Europe to their wintering grounds in Africa, we explore the fascinating behaviour of the Common Ringed Plover, a small but feisty wader familiar across Africa’s wetlands.
50% of the world's Spoon-Billed Sandpipers (Critically Endangered) overwinter here © Yann Muzika

Myanmar shorebirds get four-fold expansion in...

Fri, 03/04/2020
One of Asia’s most important shorebird sanctuaries has just quadrupled in size thanks to years of advocacy from our Myanmar Partner. Here's how they connected insight with action to help birds on the brink and the people who live alongside them.
Far Eastern Curlew (Numenius madagascariensis). Image: Li Zai

Decade-long Citizen Science project counts China’...

Thu, 14/01/2016

Since 2005, more than 150 volunteers have taken part in the China Coastal Waterbird Cen