“World Shorebirds Day” – this weekend!

This weekend – September 6/7 – is World Shorebirds Day. As the website set up to organise and publicise this event says, “The World Shorebirds Day is a celebration. Shorebirds, those extreme migrants, as well as people, who do the most for them, are celebrated each year, on the 6th of September.

Short-billed Dowitcher and Killdeer. Weed Lake, near Calgary.

Short-billed Dowitcher and Killdeer. Weed Lake, near Calgary.

People around the world will be spending time at a nearby wetland to count migrating shorebirds – as we did last weekend at Weed Lake near Calgary.  you can find out where people are counting, and who, at this interactive map. Last time I checked, there were 632 locations chosen.

Find out more here, and get out this weekend to see those wonderful (sometimes hard to identify) shorebirds!

 

 

 

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