Waders on the Move

19/10/2022
Graham Appleton
Graham Appleton writes the popular blog series WaderTales, translating the latest wader research into articles for colour-ring readers, WeBS counters and birdwatchers more generally. Graham has been a ‘waderologist’ for nearly fifty years. He spent 16 years working for BTO, as a fundraiser and latterly the Director of Communications.
Disappearing Redshank, an aging Curlew population producing too few chicks, colour-ringed Sanderling that connect Greenland to Namibia, disturbed Turnstones and a booming Black-tailed Godwit population. Where do our waders come from and why are we seeing so many changes to numbers?