Many species of coastal wading bird have suffered recent population declines. Lots of research has been done to look into how waders use estuarine environments but we still know very little about how they use rocky shores, sandy beaches, harbours and the terrestrial habitats that neighbour coastal areas. We are interested in finding out which species of wading birds use these habitats at different times throughout the year. We hope that this information will help to conserve these birds more effectively. Follow the links below to find out how to conduct the survey. REMEMBER to read the safety guidelines before conducting a survey

Further information:

Safety guidelines - please read before conducting a survey

Wader Survey Background and instructions

Wader ID Guide

Wader Recording Sheet