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  A link between shorebird science and conservation  

Join the Shorebird Conservation Society. It is free!

The Global Shorebird Counts, held every year around World Shorebirds Day (6 September), is one of the key events of World Shorebirds Day. This program highlights the importance of fieldwork, supports observers in improving counting skills, contributes to the increase of the number of birdwatchers and scientists monitoring shorebirds worldwide and pledges new citizen scientists to the world’s largest bird database program.

To learn more about World Shorebirds Day and the Global Shorebird Counts, please visit the relevant pages (click on the underlined hyperlink).

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Global Shorebird Counts 2021 Results



* Numbers in brackets are the previous year's results.


European Golden-Plover
Pluvialis apricaria




Who are we?

The Shorebird Conservation Society is a community formed to highlight the plight of shorebird populations on a global scale. The community is represented by individuals from extraordinary diverse fields. Scientists, bird conservationists, teachers, students, park rangers, hunters, bird stewards, birdwatchers, citizen scientists, young-environmentalists and climate activists, wildlife artists and photographers, authors and publishers work together to protect shorebirds and their habitats all over the world. We aim to transform outsiders into insiders through community education, programs and events.

Our society is a new approach to work for shorebirds. These days, when every penny counts we form a supportive community a bit differently. Unlike large NGOs, we would not spend a huge amount of money on spoiling our members. We rather spend that money on shorebirds and sharing the good news with our members. Our members are entitled to having discounts and using the opportunity to pre-order any products of the society.


Join our £1 fund-raising challenge to support shorebird conservation and land-purchase for shorebirds. Don't underestimate the power of your £1 donation.


Our mission

  • to highlight the plight of shorebird populations for the general public, especially the young generations, through community education,citizen-science and research;

  • to take actions for identifying and protecting important shorebird sites;

  • to partner with local NGOs for more effective shorebird conservation;

  • To support local organisations in shorebird conservation efforts;

  • to pledge more citizen-scientists and bird-stewards for shorebird conservation where it has no tradition;

  • to initiate habitat restoration projects for shorebirds.


Get ready to win

A year subscription for the Birds Of The World web portal will be gifted to someone who participates and regularly submits counting results to eBird. This website provides detailed information about all the birds of the world including spectacular artworks. The winner will be drawn later next year. More information is at

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Many thanks to Aravind Venkatraman for the header photo. All rights reserved.