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Live(ish) update of shorebird species seen during Global Shorebird Counting

Broad-billed Sandpiper | myrsnäppa | Calidris falcinellus

Broad-billed Sandpiper Calidris falcinellus by Daniel Pettersson. Photo was embedded from Daniel Pettersson’s Flickr portfolio. All right reserved by Daniel Pettersson.

Here is a live list of shorebirds counted during the 2016 Global Shorebird Counting of World Shorebirds Day. It fascinating to see the shared results of individual efforts. Big thank you for accepting invitations for participating in the Global Shorebird Counting Program.

This post will be updated as checklists are shared.

It’s never too late to join and share your shorebird records. Did you see a species between 2–6 September which is not on the list bellow? Share it with us via eBird.Register now if you want to be a returning supporter of the Global Shorebird Counting Program for these fantastic prizes.

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Number of shorebird species recorded:


List of shorebird species recorded:

  1. Snowy Sheathbill Chionis albus

  2. Water Thick-knee Burhinus vermiculatus

  3. Spotted Thick-knee Burhinus capensis

  4. Double-striped Thick-knee Burhinus bistriatus

  5. Beach Stone-curlew Esacus magnirostris

  6. Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus

  7. Pied Stilt Himantopus leucocephalus

  8. Black Stilt Himantopus novaezelandiae

  9. Black-necked Stilt Himantopus mexicanus

  10. White-backed Stilt Himantopus melanurus

  11. Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta

  12. Red-necked Avocet Recurvirostra novaehollandiae

  13. American Avocet Recurvirostra americana

  14. Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus

  15. Pied Oystercatcher Haematopus longirostris

  16. South Island Oystercatcher Haematopus finschi

  17. Variable Oystercatcher Haematopus unicolor

  18. Sooty Oystercatcher Haematopus fuliginosus

  19. American Oystercatcher Haematopus palliatus

  20. Blackish Oystercatcher Haematopus ater

  21. Magellanic Oystercatcher Haematopus leucopodus

  22. Black Oystercatcher Haematopus bachmani

  23. Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola

  24. European Golden-Plover Pluvialis apricaria

  25. American Golden-Plover Pluvialis dominica

  26. Pacific Golden-Plover Pluvialis fulva

  27. Tawny-throated Dotterel Oreopholus ruficollis

  28. Pied Plover Vanellus cayanus

  29. Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus

  30. Blacksmith Lapwing Vanellus armatus

  31. Yellow-wattled Lapwing Vanellus malabaricus

  32. Crowned Lapwing Vanellus coronatus

  33. Southern Lapwing Vanellus chilensis

  34. Red-wattled Lapwing Vanellus indicus

  35. Banded Lapwing Vanellus tricolor

  36. Masked Lapwing Vanellus miles

  37. Lesser Sand-Plover Charadrius mongolus

  38. Greater Sand-Plover Charadrius leschenaultii

  39. Collared Plover Charadrius collaris

  40. Two-banded Plover Charadrius falklandicus

  41. Double-banded Plover Charadrius bicinctus

  42. Kittlitz’s Plover Charadrius pecuarius

  43. Red-capped Plover Charadrius ruficapillus

  44. Malaysian Plover Charadrius peronii

  45. Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus

  46. Snowy Plover Charadrius nivosus

  47. Wilson’s Plover Charadrius wilsonia

  48. Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula

  49. Semipalmated Plover Charadrius semipalmatus

  50. Piping Plover Charadrius melodus

  51. Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius

  52. Three-banded Plover Charadrius tricollaris

  53. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus

  54. Oriental Plover Charadrius veredus

  55. Eurasian Dotterel Charadrius morinellus

  56. Rufous-chested Dotterel Charadrius modestus

  57. Black-fronted Dotterel Elseyornis melanops

  58. Wrybill Anarhynchus frontalis

  59. Least Seedsnipe Thinocorus rumicivorus

  60. Greater Painted-Snipe Rostratula benghalensis

  61. African Jacana Actophilornis africanus

  62. Comb-crested Jacana Irediparra gallinacea

  63. Pheasant-tailed Jacana Hydrophasianus chirurgus

  64. Bronze-winged Jacana Metopidius indicus

  65. Northern Jacana Jacana spinosa

  66. Wattled Jacana Jacana jacana

  67. Upland Sandpiper Bartramia longicauda

  68. Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus

  69. Far Eastern Curlew Numenius madagascariensis

  70. Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata

  71. Long-billed Curlew Numenius americanus

  72. Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa

  73. Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica

  74. Hudsonian Godwit Limosa haemastica

  75. Marbled Godwit Limosa fedoa

  76. Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

  77. Black Turnstone Arenaria melanocephala

  78. Great Knot Calidris tenuirostris

  79. Red Knot Calidris canutus

  80. Surfbird Calidris virgata

  81. Ruff Calidris pugnax

  82. Broad-billed Sandpiper Calidris falcinellus

  83. Sharp-tailed Sandpiper Calidris acuminata

  84. Stilt Sandpiper Calidris himantopus

  85. Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea

  86. Temminck’s Stint Calidris temminckii

  87. Long-toed Stint Calidris subminuta

  88. Red-necked Stint Calidris ruficollis

  89. Sanderling Calidris alba

  90. Dunlin Calidris alpinap

  91. Purple Sandpiper Calidris maritima

  92. Baird’s Sandpiper Calidris bairdii

  93. Little Stint Calidris minuta

  94. Least Sandpiper Calidris minutilla

  95. White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis

  96. Buff-breasted Sandpiper Calidris subruficollis

  97. Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos

  98. Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla

  99. Western Sandpiper Calidris mauri

  100. Short-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus griseus

  101. Long-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus scolopaceus

  102. Asian Dowitcher Limnodromus semipalmatus

  103. Wilson’s Snipe Gallinago delicata

  104. Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago

  105. South American Snipe Gallinago paraguaiae

  106. Swinhoe’s Snipe Gallinago megala

  107. African Snipe Gallinago nigripennis

  108. American Woodcock Scolopax minor

  109. Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus

  110. Wilson’s Phalarope Phalaropus tricolor

  111. Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus

  112. Red Phalarope Phalaropus fulicarius

  113. Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos

  114. Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius

  115. Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus

  116. Solitary Sandpiper Tringa solitaria

  117. Grey-tailed Tattler Tringa brevipes

  118. Wandering Tattler Tringa incana

  119. Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus

  120. Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca

  121. Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia

  122. Willet Tringa semipalmata

  123. Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes

  124. Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis

  125. Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola

  126. Common Redshank Tringa totanus

  127. Temminck’s Courser Cursorius temminckii

  128. Australian Pratincole Stiltia isabella

Map of locations where counting has been carried out.

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