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.”
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!