Haribon Joins in the World-Wide Wader Count



On Nov 7, 2015 bird-lovers new and old will join Haribon Foundation in its world-wide count of “waders” or shorebirds during the annual Wader Conservation World Watch in LPPCHEA, Las Piñas-Parañaque.

Waders are birds, mostly migratory, with typically long bills and legs adapted for “wading” or walking in shallow waters. Many birders use this term for species of the sub order Charadrii. Examples of waders include jacanas, stilts, avocets, curlews, plovers, pratincoles, snipes, sandpipers, and more!

From our friends, the founders of Wader Conservation World Watch in the UK, “Nearly half (48%) of waders species, where a population trend is known, are in decline.” To conserve them, we must continue the count, and involve and cultivate more citizen scientists.

Registration fee: P500 includes transportation, binocular rental, bird list, Wader Quest certificate, and wetland birds field guide.

Join in on the count! Register here: bit.ly/waderquestHF


Image from the Crossley ID Guide Britain and Ireland by Richard Crossley. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons