- Download: Bird food - wader use of intertidal and coastal areas.
- Download: Wader survey background
- Download: Wader ID guide
- Download: Wader recording sheet
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.