First checklist for the Eurasian Shorebird Survey

The very first checklist from the first survey weekend of the Eurasian Shorebird Survey has been submitted from Taiwan in a historic moment. The endless hours of preparation, including setting up a descriptive website, designing the survey methodology and recruiting volunteers, eventually turns into fieldwork, data management and analysis.

The Eurasian Shorebird Survey is a tool to identify where shorebird conservation is effective and where we need to put more focus. Climate change puts enormous pressure on bird populations on a global scale. Our program aims to monitor these effects. However, not all these effects expected to be negative. We can learn from those findings.

Non-breeding Kentish Plover. © Gyorgy Szimuly

Although the work started today, we are unceasingly looking for more survey sites to be involved by more volunteers. If you feel you can support this program with only 16 field days a year, then register your survey site at

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