New zealand shorebird census

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New zealand shorebird census

Postby Wrybill » Sun Jul 10, 2022 10:25 am

Could someone please tell me if anyone can take part in the nz shorebird census as i might have a go at doing that at A. Waimea inlet B. Motueka sandspit C. Moutere inlet im going to Nelson Tasdman reigon from tuesday 12 - tuesday 19 for school holidays
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Re: New zealand shorebird census

Postby Samsperdy » Sun Jul 10, 2022 10:55 am

What exact census are you talking about Wrybill?
Unless the census is a specific group of people or only in a specific area/date it’s likely that anyone can participate.
The places you listed are some pretty good spots.
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Re: New zealand shorebird census

Postby Jan » Sun Jul 10, 2022 1:03 pm

Hi Wrybill, the annual wader counts are done by BirdsNZ, either 2 or 3 times a year.
I expect the Nelson/Tasman winter wader count has already happened as they are mostly done at midwinter on a suitable tide that makes it easier to count birds at high tide roosts. Look at the website for www.birdsnz.org.nz and contact the RR [regional rep] for Nelson and you may be able to go with someone to help you id. waders at those places, on an informal basis.
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Re: New zealand shorebird census

Postby Wrybill » Tue Jul 12, 2022 11:10 am

Ok thanks Jan
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Re: New zealand shorebird census

Postby Neil Fitzgerald » Sun Jul 31, 2022 2:57 pm

If you feel like counting shorebirds, there is also the Global Shorebird Counts (which seems to get less attention in NZ). It's in September every year around World Shorebird Day (6 September).
https://www.shorebirdconservation.org/g ... ird-counts

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