Blackish Oystercatcher (Haematopus ater) at the Pacific coast of Arica, n Chile. © Gyorgy Szimuly
With the launch of World Shorebirds Day the appreciation of shorebirds, their challenges throughout their entire life cycle, and the extraordinary work of their safeguards have been in spotlight. This has been one of the original missions of this initiative.
Organising World Shorebirds Day is a tremendous task for a single coordinator but this not the biggest issue. The lack of direct contacts with local birding communities seriously limits the reach of the wider audience. One of the long time shorebird friends on Facebook recommended to build up an ambassador network of World Shorebirds Day. Andrew also offered his help in the New York area.
I know some of us are full of commitments and struggle to find enough time for everything but there must be a few among our supporters having time for a few emails every year around World Shorebirds Day. The Ambassador will be asked to encourage the local birdwatching community for taking part in the Global Shorebird Counting. As this is a voluntary task it is totally up to the Ambassador how much time he or she allocates for making a difference.
So we ‘officially’ announcing the opening of World Shorebirds Day Ambassadorship. All you need to do is entering you communication details bellow with the area you wish to be a representative of.